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.
- 05/20/2015 - The American Red Cross, Illinois DCFS, Illinois DNR and Illinois Association of Park Districts Team Up to Promote Water Safety, Prevent Drowning
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The American Red Cross, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Association of Park Districts will team up for a 10:00 a.m. press conference on Wednesday, May 20 at the Springfield Elks Lodge #158, 409 East Lake Shore Drive.
- 05/06/2015 - Growing Illinois Announced As The Theme For The 2015 Illinois State Fair
State Fair Manager Patrick Buchen is pleased to announce the theme for the 2015 Illinois State Fair—“Growing Illinois”. “Growing Illinois” is an all-encompassing theme that goes well beyond the rows in a cornfield. It speaks to the hard working men and women in Illinois who help feed and clothe this great nation, ultimately growing the State’s economy.
- 03/20/2015 - Brantley Gilbert, Rascal Flatts, Sammy Hagar Among Top Performers At 2015 Illinois State Fair
SPRINGFIELD – The grandstand lineup at the 2015 Illinois State Fair is beginning to take shape. Illinois State Fair management is pleased to announce Sammy Hagar and The Circle will take the stage opening night, August 14.
Hagar has been rocking the music industry for nearly 40 years. In addition to a successful solo career, Hagar is well known as the former lead signer of Van Halen and Montrose. Hagar has produced hits such as “I Can’t Drive 55,” “There’s Only One Way to Rock,” “Your Love is Driving Me Crazy,” and “Three Lock Box.” Joining Hagar as he takes the stage will be fellow musicians Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson and Jason Bonham. The trio call themselves “The Circle.”
- 03/17/2015 - More Than 1,000 Youth to Compete in Illinois State Archery Tournament for Grades 4-12
- 03/12/2015 - IDNR to Host Public Hearing on Federal Disaster Resilience Grant Competition
- 11/25/2014 - Illinois Snowmobile Operators Reminded to Focus on Sled Safety
- 09/25/2014 - Governor Quinn Presents Gene & Jude’s with Inaugural “Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination” Award
- 09/15/2014 - Biologists Conclude Second Year of IDNR Osprey Recovery Project