Rend Lake

State officials are putting up nearly $2 millionĀ  in federal disaster money to relocate a water line running under Rend Lake in southern Illinois.

Southern Illinois Tourism Office Opens

Sep 14, 2012

A tourism office in Southern Illinois has reopened two years after it was shut down by state budget cuts. The Rend Lake South Tourism Information Center will operate every day except Tuesday and Wednesday. Staff will help visitors with travel information, hotel reservations and other services to boost tourism.The state's economic development agency estimates the center will provide a $2.9 million boost to the local economy. Money to run the center comes from a state hotel tax.This makes the 11th tourism center to reopen.