Illinois

Chicago’s North Shore CVB

Bordering Chicago along Lake Michigan, Chicago’s North Shore offers exemplary meeting facilities in safe, open spaces in the most scenic part of Metro Chicago—close to O’Hare Airport and multiple expressways. Accessible lakefront, plentiful hiking trails and the amenities meeting and event attendees are seeking now for an optimal experience. Our full-service hotels and event spaces accommodate meetings from 10–1,000. Chicago’s North Shore is home to the Chicago Botanic Garden, Ravinia Music Festival, Northwestern University, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, the Illinois Holocaust Museum, and the Baha’i House of Worship—the only one in North America.

Our lakefront communities feature independently owned restaurants and boutiques on treelined streets—a great respite after a day of meetings. A foodie paradise, dozens of restaurants offer unique dining experiences and rooftop dining during the warmer months. Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau offers custom complimentary planning assistance and lucrative incentives for booked meetings.

847-763-0011
8833 Gross Point Rd, Ste 307
Skokie, IL 60077
Dekalb County CVB

With meeting space for 10 or 10,000, DeKalb County offers unique venues for your next meeting, tour or convention. The DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to welcome you to DeKalb County, we are here to assist you throughout your planning. We offer a comprehensive service program and will tailor our services to meet the needs of your group. Need something else? Let us know, we are here to help.

815-756-1336
2500 N Annie Glidden Rd
Community Outreach Building, Suite F
DeKalb, IL 60115
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

Nestled among rolling hills and woodlands in Northwest Illinois, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is the Midwest’s premier setting for meetings and events.
Boasting 15,000 sq. ft. of space, the resort can accommodate sales conferences, product presentations, and dinner banquets of up to 300 guests. Beautiful outdoor venues overlook Lake Galena or offer stunning views of the surrounding northern Illinois hills and woodlands, while sophisticated boardrooms set the stage for successful executive sessions or VIP gatherings. Our in-house capabilities include complete audio/visual services as well as banquet and catering services for breakfast, lunch, dinner, receptions, cocktail parties, and coffee breaks. Complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available throughout the resort, insuring that your guests are connected at every moment.

800-892-2269
444 Eagle Ridge Drive
Galena, IL 61036
Elite Casino Resorts
Elite Casino Resorts currently owns and operates three premier gaming and resort destinations in Iowa.

Elite Casino Resorts currently owns and operates three premier gaming and resort destinations in Iowa. ELITE Sportsbook™ is Iowa’s only locally owned sports book.

– Riverside Casino and Golf Resort® & ELITE Sportsbook™ in Riverside, Iowa, located just 15 minutes from Iowa City, IA.
– Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort® located just 15 minutes from Sioux Falls, SD
– Rhythm City Casino Resort® & ELITE Sportsbook™ located in the Quad Cities in Davenport, IA.
– Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort® coming in 2023 to Carterville, IL and part of the Southern, IL region.
– Grand Island Casino Resort® coming soon to Grand Island, NE located at the Fonner Park Thoroughbred Track.

Gateway Center

Gateway Center’s team provides excellent event experiences every day.  Let us help you plan your next event that will impress your guests, increase vendors, and attract sponsors.  Planning complex events do not have to be difficult.  And it won’t be if you select Gateway Center! Our staff will become part of your team and work towards your event’s success.
Creating an exceptional event can be a huge challenge. We don’t just supply you with a venue; we help make your event a success from the start to the finish – whether it’s a meeting for 20 or a weekend consumer show for 10,000. Rest assured, our facility has successfully hosted a variety of complex events of all shapes and sizes.

800-289-2388
One Gateway Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234
Jacksonville Area CVB

Jacksonville has meeting and banquet choices to fit any budget and size of party. From beautiful outdoor amenities (perfect for a business retreat), elegant banquet halls, college facilities to intimate historic home settings, Jacksonville has got it! In addition, the newly renovated Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau offers meeting space up to 100 for those staying in Jacksonville hotels at no cost. Booking arrangements can be made through any Jacksonville lodging facility. Jacksonville has a host of dining and lodging options to welcome you to our community. Jacksonville is a small community with big ideas.

217-243-5678
310 E State St
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

Springfield, the capital of Illinois, offers friendly Midwest hospitality in addition to state-of-the-art meeting facilities and amenities. Meeting planners choose Springfield for its affordability, historic venues and authentic experiences, and accessibility.

Whether you’re an experienced planner or a volunteer organizing your first event, our full service staff will guide you every step of the way. We offer three convention regions; Historic Downtown with over 900 guest rooms and 130,000 sq. ft. of function space, the Southeast Corridor with nearly 1,300 guest rooms and 70,000 sq. ft. of function space, and the Illinois State Fairgrounds, a 366-acre site with a variety of options. Let us help make your next event legendary!

800-545-7300
109 N 7th St
Springfield, IL 62701