Tourism en Illinois Tourism Sets Another Record <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;"><p>There were more than 100 million visitors to Illinois in 2013. State agencies aim to grow those numbers more in the face of budget cuts.&#160;<p>For the third year in a row, Illinois broke its own record for visitors to the state. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:46:08 +0000 Hannah Meisel 56536 at Illinois Tourism Sets Another Record Epic Iowa Road Trip <p>A tour bus is traveling Iowa to promote one of the state's growing industries. Sun, 04 May 2014 13:28:25 +0000 Jason Parrott 52623 at Epic Iowa Road Trip WIU Students Study 'Happiest Place on Earth' <p>Disney World isn’t just a vacation destination. Some students from Western Illinois University will be visiting the amusement parks to satisfy a class requirement. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:33:29 +0000 Emily Boyer 51508 at WIU Students Study 'Happiest Place on Earth' Burlington's "Rolling Tourism" <p>Burlington is part of a new “Rolling Billboard” tourism campaign. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:00:39 +0000 Jason Parrott 36663 at Burlington's "Rolling Tourism" Keokuk Boosting Tourism Funding <p>Keokuk is putting more money into tourism efforts as the city council has agreed to boost funding for the Convention and Tourism Bureau by $7,000.</p><p>The increase would bring the total for the current fiscal year to $140,000.</p><p>Tourism Director Kirk Brandenberger requested the increase based on Keokuk&rsquo;s last fiscal year being its best ever when it comes to hotel-motel tax revenue.</p><p>He says the tax generated $276,000, which is up from the projected total of $260,000.</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:29:10 +0000 Jason Parrott 18671 at Keokuk Boosting Tourism Funding