Illinois has drawn a record number of tourists for the third consecutive year.
Almost 106 million people traveled to Illinois from other states or other nations last year. 2.2 million were international visitors, a three-percent increase from the previous year. Leisure travel was up more than five-percent over 2012.
The governor's office estimates visitors spent more than $34 billion last year in Illinois, generating nearly $2.6 billion in state and local taxes