Welcome to the Illinois Office of Tourism's (IOT) online media center. We’re glad you’re visiting our site and hope you’ll soon encourage your audiences to visit our state. That’s why we’re here – to assist you as much as we can as you research, write and/or produce the best piece possible.

Illinois has something for everyone: world-class shopping, historic sights, indoor and outdoor adventures. It’s a geographically, historically and culturally diverse state. As you begin to navigate through this site, we think you’ll agree!
Recent Press Releases
Need Images?
The Illinois Office of Tourism has captured highlights that reflect the beauty of Illinois in photographs for you to use
The Illinois Office of Tourism (IOT) created this comprehensive online resource to help you report on this amazing state and all that it has to offer your audience.
Do you know what the word "Illinois" means and where it originated? We’ve listed some interesting fast facts that will help you write about Illinois.