Illinois Hospitality Groups: Restore “Choose Chicago” Funding
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
Three Illinois associations spent $50,000 on an ad campaign asking state lawmakers to restore funding for Choose Chicago, which is being affected by a budget stalemate. Lack of a budget led Rauner to announce cuts in June to a number of state-funded programs, including Choose Chicago, the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau. million it had budgeted for the year has not only jeopardized 40 percent of Choose Chicago’s $33.1 We gotta keep people coming to Chicago,” he said.