Illinois offers cash rewards for public convention centers

The new law is looking to increase state tourism.

Published 10/13 2015 06:03PM

Updated 10/13 2015 06:03PM

Illinois could be reaching across the border to bring in more tourism. A new law already in effect is looking to increase visitors.
The law allows cash rewards for public convention centers that convince out-of-state organizations to hold events there.
Incentives include cash, reductions to guest room rates or the waiving of meeting room fees for conventions. There will be a $200,000 cap per year for each center. 
Organizations are eligible to receive an 80% refund on state hotel tax -- which the state would pay at the end of the event.

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