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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.

 Services

 

 

https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDOT/winter-road-conditions
Find Current Winter Road Conditions
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Weather, construction and road closure maps
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/THA/tollway-calculator
Tollway Trip Calculator
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Calculates amount of Tolls
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/THA/tollway-contact
Contact the Illinois Tollway
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Tollway headquarters; Customer Call Center; Construction information
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/DNR/deer-turkey-harvest
Deer & Turkey Harvest Reporting
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Hunters can register their harvest of deer or turkey online or by tollfree phone call.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/THA/virtual-tollway
Illinois Virtual Tollway Interactive Map
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Roadway information;Lane closures
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/THA/i-pass-activation
I-Pass Transponder Registration & Activation
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Create I-Pass account
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/THA/pay-by-plate
Pay By Plate
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Pay By Plate allows you to safely and securely pay unpaid tolls up to 14 days after you travel. Learn more
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/DNR/turkey-permits
Turkey Permits
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Turkey hunting permit applications are available online and through DNR DIRECT vendors.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/DNR/fishing-licenses
Fishing Licenses
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Fishing licenses can be purchased online or over-the-counter from DNR DIRECT license/permit vendors.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDOA/horse-racing-schedules-results
Find Horse Racing Schedules & Results at the Illinois State Fair
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The 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!
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/SFM/illinois-fire-museum
Illinois Fire Museum
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The Illinois State Fire Museum is located at the corner of Main and Central avenues in the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield and has on display antique fire service memorabilia dating back to 1857.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDOT/public-transportation
Find Public Transportation
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IDOT 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.

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https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IDOA
Agriculture, Department of
The 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.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DCEO
Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department of
Our 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.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DNR
Natural Resources, Department of
To 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.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/THA
Toll Highway Authority, Illinois State
The Illinois Tollway is dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and efficient system of highways while ensuring the highest possible level of service to our customers. The Tollway is a user-fee system – no state or federal tax dollars are used to support maintenance and operations.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ALPLM
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum brings to life Abraham Lincoln’s story through immersive exhibits and displays of original artifacts.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IRB
Racing Board, Illinois
The mission of the Illinois Racing Board is to regulate horse racing through the enforcement of the Act and its rules and regulations and to ensure the honesty and integrity of Illinois racing and wagering.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ISF
Fair, Illinois State
The 2018 Illinois State Fair runs from August 9th through August 19th. The Fairgrounds are open from 7 a.m. to Midnight for the duration of the Fair.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IMDC
Medical District Commission
The Illinois Medical District (IMD) is a 365/24/7 environment that includes 560 acres of medical research facilities, labs, a biotech business incubator, two universities, raw development area and more than 40 healthcare related facilities.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IGB
Gaming Board, Illinois
The Illinois Gaming Board administers a regulatory and tax collection system for casino gambling, video gaming, and sports wagering in Illinois.

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