As a result of the current budget impasse between Governor Rauner and the General Assembly, Illinois tourism's statutorily mandated funding is on hold.
At the present time, we do not know what amount of funding, if any, will be available, from the state to help operate our CVB and other CVB's around the state.
Our CVB, along with others, are faced with difficult decisions that will seriously jeopardize our ability to maintain and grow tourism in our local community. On the block are cuts in ad campaigns and visitors' guides, staff reductions, and cancellation of print material needed to promote our areas. This lack of funding will also seriously jeopardize our ability to provide support to bring in new events, like Phases of the Moon, and retain old ones, like the NJCAA Division II men's basketball finals.
This is a devastating blow to the tourism industry, and industry who puts millions of dollars into the state and local communities.
Now, more than ever, we need your help. We are fortunate that our local legislators have shown great support for tourism in Danville/Vermilion County. They see the results of our efforts and the support shown by our communities.
Keep in mind that this funding comes, not from residents, but strictly from hotel/motel tax. To aid the legislators in their battle to
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