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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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Boating Accident Reportinghttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/boating-accident-reportingBoating Accident ReportingGP0|#0d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2;L0|#00d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2|DNR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Boat operators are required to submit a written report following accidents involving injury, loss of life or property damage in excess of $2,000.
Find Public Transportationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/IDOT/public-transportationFind Public TransportationGP0|#85e7f010-dd90-408d-8178-40bb5790319c;L0|#085e7f010-dd90-408d-8178-40bb5790319c|IDOT;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9IDOT provides technical assistance and financial resources to public transportation providers and rail operators in an effort to provide mobility options that support an interconnected transportation network allowing efficient movement of people and goods throughout the state.
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.
Reserve a Campsite at the Illinois State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/IDOA/statefair-campsiteReserve a Campsite at the Illinois State FairGP0|#45f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de;L0|#045f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de|IDOA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Camping is available on the Illinois State Fairgrounds 365 days a year.
Reserve an Event & Facility at the DuQuoin State Fairgroundshttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/IDOA/dequoin-event-reservationReserve an Event & Facility at the DuQuoin State FairgroundsGP0|#45f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de;L0|#045f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de|IDOA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, its staff and management will cater to your needs and would welcome the opportunity to host any upcoming events you may be planning. The Fairgrounds is recognized as a leading multi-use venue and offers the finest in service and recreational opportunities available anywhere.
Register for or Schedule a Cowboy Action Shooting Eventhttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/register-cowboy-actionRegister for or Schedule a Cowboy Action Shooting 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 cowboy action shooting event at Spart's WSRC.
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.
Registering a New Boat In Illinoishttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/register-boatRegistering a New Boat In IllinoisGP0|#0d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2;L0|#00d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2|DNR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Boaters can learn more information on how to register their boat or watercraft 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.
Hunting and Fishing License Sales and Informationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/outdoors/DNR/hunting-fishing-licenseHunting and Fishing License Sales and InformationGP0|#0d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2;L0|#00d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2|DNR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9License Sales and Information for Hunting, Fishing, Harvesting, and Trapping. Including information on Deer, Uploand Game, Waterfowl/Dove, and Youth Permits.
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.
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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.

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