The Tourism/Recreation News section provides access to all State of Illinois press releases that have been published about state tourism and issues relating to vacation and recreation opportunities within the state.
- 02/28/2014 - Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants Awarded
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) today announced that 32 Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants have been awarded from the fall 2013 application period. A total of $24,115.25 has been distributed.
- 02/25/2014 - Illinois’ 2014 Spring Trout Fishing Season Opens April 5 at 47 sites
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2014 Spring Trout Fishing Season in Illinois will begin at 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director Marc Miller announced today.
- 02/13/2014 - IDNR Planning Illinois Deer Hunting Changes for 2014-15
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) plans to revise deer population objectives for more than 40 counties beginning with the 2014-15 deer season, following a two-year review of Illinois deer management efforts.
The IDNR is also asking deer hunters to provide input, through an online survey, on a proposal to end the recent practice of selling remaining firearm deer permits over-the-counter through the end of the firearm season, except for youth under age 16.
- 01/24/2014 - Park and Recreational Facility Construction Grant Program Accepting Applications
- 12/20/2013 - Illinois Public Museum Capital Grants Program Accepting Applications
- 08/27/2013 - IDNR-Sponsored Fire Crew Assists in Wildland Firefight in Western U.S.
- 08/05/2013 - Illinois Department of Transportation Alters Fairground-Area Traffic Patterns to Boost Safety for State Fair
- 08/02/2013 - World-Renowned Budweiser Clydesdales To Visit Illinois State Fair