Illinois


StudentAnglerFederation

Full Schedule Released for 2021 Student Angler Federation

January 11, 2021

The Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation (SAF) announces the 2021 High School Fishing sanctioned schedule. more >>


Aurora

Aurora Country Club to host WGA Women's Junior Championship in 2021

January 7, 2021

The Aurora Country Club will host the 94th annual Women’s Western Junior golf tournament in 2021. more >>


MLF_Big5

MLF BIG5 Announces Phoenix League Destinations

January 6, 2021

Major League Fishing announced the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine. more >>


RunnersWorld

Trail Racing Returns in 2021 with Full Slate of Events Nationwide

December 18, 2020

Trail racing is back in a big way in 2021. Here is a list of some of the more well-known events. more >>


FMC

FMC Natatorium at Ty Warner Park (FMC) Making a Splash

December 11, 2020

On September 16, 2020, the brand new, Olympic-caliber FMC swimming and diving facility opened its doors for its first splash. more >>



USA_Tri

Elk Grove Village Honored with USA Triathlon Partnership

January 11, 2021

Elk Grove Village is USA Triathlon's Exclusive Entrepreneur Community and Exclusive Making Dreams Come True Partner. more >>


Rockford

RACVB Founding President/CEO, Wendy Perks Fisher, Inducted in to Industry Hall of Fame

September 21, 2020

Wendy Perks Fisher, the RACVB’s retired president/CEO, has been inducted into to the Hall of Fame for Destinations International. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes To 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

April 27, 2020

Outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team. more >>


Rockford

RACVB Announces Two Employee Promotions

March 16, 2020

The Rockford Area CVB announced the promotions of Kristen Paul and Nick Povalitis. more >>


AAU

New AAU Midwest Headquarters Announced

January 30, 2020

The AAU and Chicago Sports Alliance have announced the Pullman Community Center as the new AAU Midwest Headquarters. more >>



LSSCAerial

Enjoy Peoria Wants to Know... Will Your Event Play in Peoria?

August 21, 2019

Located in the heart of Illinois, the Peoria Area is known as a premier sporting destination in the Midwest. The city carries a rich tradition of... more >>


Articles

LibertyPark Article | December 30, 2020
New Sports Complex Developments in Works for Post-COVID Era

By: Michael Popke

Sports complexes around the country might have hosted fewer events or even remained closed throughout 2020, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But a...   More>>


NFHS Article | December 17, 2020
NFHS: All States Expected to be Playing High School Sports in 2021

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The headline alone provides a much-needed shot of optimism. The National Federation of State High School Associations has stated, “With 2021 around...   More>>


Lawsuits Article | November 8, 2020
Judges to Parents: No Suit for You

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Some parents have moved their kids over state lines so that they could play sports this fall. Others have tried to get around testing. Another tactic...   More>>


InsideEvents Article | November 7, 2020
Inside Events: USA Wheelchair Football League

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Football has been getting a lot of attention. From high school boys to women’s flag at the college level, the sport is never far from the...   More>>


blank Article | November 2, 2020
Pickleball Continues Its Rally

By: Peter Francesconi

The sport of pickleball continues to expand throughout the country, and the world. The latest research from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association...   More>>


Article | October 23, 2020
Surprising Choices, Returns to Old Favorites for NCAA Championships

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

One of the most eagerly looked-forward-to site selection announcements of 2020 came down recently, and there’s a lot to be learned from it. With a...   More>>


blank Article | September 1, 2020
Perfect Landings for Gymnastics Events

By: Judy Leand

Highly competitive and entertaining, and with a unique blend of athleticism, strength and grace, gymnastics draws legions of participants and fans....   More>>


Article | August 4, 2020
From XFL to Lingerie, Alternative Football Could Drive Venue Use in Cities

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The definition of the eternal optimist might be found in the owners of alternate football leagues. Cases in point this week: Mike Ditka and Dwayne...   More>>


MiddleAgeDudes Article | July 28, 2020
Amateur Baseball Draws Fans to Minor League Stadiums

By: Michael Popke

Ready for some great news? Baseball is back and in many cases, is allowing players to bring back their glory days on the diamond. But lest you think...   More>>


Article | July 7, 2020
Tournaments are ON – Here’s Where They’re Flourishing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It started out as a tough week, even for optimists. IRONMAN cancelled its Muncie, Indiana event. COVID-19 kicked enough sand in the face of the North...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | November 20, 2017
Big Dreams and Big Ten Teams   

By: Michael Popke

Big Ten university cities boast plenty of sports venues, high-profile events and friendly people. Champaign County, home of the University of... More>>


blank Case study | January 13, 2016
Peoria, Illinois - Will It Play in Peoria? Yes!   

By: Peter Francesconi

Will it play in Peoria? The answer is a big YES. Peoria, together with its sister city across the Illinois River, East Peoria, has not only great... More>>


Peoria, Illinois Case study | October 31, 2009
Peoria, Illinois   

By: Jennifer Alten

It's just a couple hours away from St. Louis and Chicago and less than four hours from Indianapolis, but when it comes to ensuring that your event... More>>



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