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Are you up for amazing? Discover Illinois.

In a state that encompasses thriving urban centers like Chicago, as well as scenic natural vistas that will take your breath away, there is simply no end to the travel opportunities that await you in the Land of Lincoln. Illinois offers something for everybody. Whether you prefer the world class culture and dining of the big city, the friendly hospitality of small town America or the serene beauty of our natural wonders, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Illinois.

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Deer Permitshttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/deer-permitsDeer PermitsGP0|#0d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2;L0|#00d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2|DNR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Hunters can apply online for firearm deer permits, or purchase archery deer permits from vendor locations.
Standing Vehicle Hunting Permithttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/standing-vehicle-huntingStanding Vehicle Hunting PermitGP0|#0d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2;L0|#00d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2|DNR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Information on Standing Vehicle Hunting Permits is available from the IDNR Office of Law Enforcement.
Find Horse Racing Schedules & Results at the Illinois State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/IDOA/horse-racing-schedules-resultsFind Horse Racing Schedules & Results at the Illinois State FairGP0|#45f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de;L0|#045f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de|IDOA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Illinois racetrack, known as one of the fastest dirt tracks in the world, hosts a large venue of great horse racing at this year's fair. Free admission and Pari-Mutuel Wagering lets the avid horse fan enjoy and watch not only some of the fi​nest horses in the state of Illinois, but also gives horse racing enthusiasts the chance to wager on one’s favorite!
Reserve an Event & Facility at the State Fairgroundshttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/IDOA/statefair-event-reservationReserve an Event & Facility at the State FairgroundsGP0|#45f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de;L0|#045f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de|IDOA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Illinois State Fairgrounds encompasses over 360 acres of land with more than 150 buildings and over 1,000 stalls for livestock or horses. The many amenities offered here on the Illinois State Fairgrounds will assist you in hosting your event, large or small.
Plan a Visit to the Lincoln Library & Museumhttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/IHPA/plan-visit-lincoln-library-museumPlan a Visit to the Lincoln Library & MuseumGP0|#801e4a46-3367-4211-97ef-29f06c7c5f5d;L0|#0801e4a46-3367-4211-97ef-29f06c7c5f5d|IHPA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Get everything you need to know about planning your visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Register a Snowmobilehttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/register-snowmobileRegister a SnowmobileGP0|#0d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2;L0|#00d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2|DNR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Drivers can learn more about how to register their snowmobile in Illinois.
Register for or Schedule a Sporting Clays Eventhttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/register-sporting-claysRegister for or Schedule a Sporting Clays EventGP0|#0d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2;L0|#00d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2|DNR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Shooting enthusiasts can learn more about how to register for or scheduling a clay shooting event at Spart's WSRC.
Locate a Facility for a Sporting Eventhttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DCEO/facility-for-sporting-eventLocate a Facility for a Sporting EventGP0|#21ccef1c-8d27-463f-bf34-1ff63ba98aab;L0|#021ccef1c-8d27-463f-bf34-1ff63ba98aab|DCEO;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9A comprehensive list of the 1,200 sporting venues across the state for everything from PGA tournaments to Olympic trials
Fishing & Hunting Application & Renewalhttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/fishing-hunting-applicationFishing & Hunting Application & RenewalGP0|#0d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2;L0|#00d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2|DNR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Hunters can purchase hunting, fishing and combination licenses online, or over-the-counter from DNR DIRECT license/permit vendors statewide.
Find State Road Project Informationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/IDOT/road-project-informationFind State Road Project InformationGP0|#85e7f010-dd90-408d-8178-40bb5790319c;L0|#085e7f010-dd90-408d-8178-40bb5790319c|IDOT;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9This section of IDOT's website showcases projects that the department seeks to keep the public updated on. Utilizing the map and lists provided on this site, you will find significant information on featured projects such as overview, benefits, scope, public involvement and timely news, status and updates on current construction projects.
Find Competitions Entry & Results Information at the Illinois State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/IDOA/competition-resultsFind Competitions Entry & Results Information at the Illinois State FairGP0|#45f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de;L0|#045f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de|IDOA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Find out who the winners are in any one of the hundreds of competitions going on during the fair. From grand champion livestock to husband caller, winners are posted almost immediately after judging.
Find Concerts & Entertainment at the Illinois State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/IDOA/statefair-entertainmentFind Concerts & Entertainment at the Illinois State FairGP0|#45f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de;L0|#045f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de|IDOA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Each year, one of the most anticipated annoucements of the summer is the unveiling of the Illinois State Fair Grandstand lineup. The Illinois State Fair features at least nine nights of high-calibur musical entertainment.

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Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DCEOCommerce and Economic Opportunity, Department ofOur mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. We are laser-focused on improving transparency and accountability, enhancing customer service, increasing Illinois’ competitiveness, advancing minority empowerment, modernizing Illinois’ workforce, and elevating our state’s promotional efforts.
Fair, Illinois Statehttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ISFFair, Illinois StateThe 2017 Illinois State Fair runs from August 10th through August 20th. The Fairgrounds are open from 7 a.m. to Midnight for the duration of the Fair.
Agriculture, Department ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IDOAAgriculture, Department ofThe Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources. The agency will strive to promote agri-business in Illinois and throughout the world.
Natural Resources, Department ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DNRNatural Resources, Department ofTo manage, conserve and protect Illinois' natural, recreational and cultural resources, further the public's understanding and appreciation of those resources, and promote the education, science and public safety of Illinois' natural resources for present and future generations.

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