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.
- 06/10/2013 - Mike Kirkton Named New Illinois State Fair Horse Show Manager
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Mike Kirkton, a native of Morton, Ill., has been named the horse show manager for the Illinois State Fair. Kirkton replaces Jody VanNattan, who held the position for 37 years.
- 06/06/2013 - Illinois State Fair Box Office To Open
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Tickets for 2013 Illinois State Fair Grandstand concerts go on sale Monday, June 10, at the State Fair Box Office.
The Box Office, which is located in the Grandstand on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, also will accept mail order ticket requests. Order forms are available on the Illinois State Fair website, www.illinoisstatefair.info, under the “Concerts & Entertainment” tab and should be sent to: Illinois State Fair Ticket Office, P.O. Box 19427, Springfield, IL, 62794-9427.
- 05/20/2013 - Conservation Police Remind Boaters and Water Users to Practice Safety as Boating Season gets Underway
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Conservation Police (CPOs) are gearing up to help ensure the public’s safety on Illinois waterways throughout the year as part of the observance of National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24. As in year’s past, CPOs are asking boaters to ‘Wear It!’ while boating this season.
- 05/16/2013 - Chicago Trade Show Represents World Of Opportunity For Illinois Food Companies
- 04/24/2013 - Grandstand Concert Tickets To Go On Sale Saturday
- 03/22/2013 - Award-Winning Singer And Songwriter John Mayer To Entertain At Illinois State Fair
- 03/20/2013 - Illinois’ 2013 Spring Trout Fishing Season Opens April 6
- 03/11/2013 - IDNR Seeks Applicants for Potential Conservation Police Officers