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Those choosing to spend their vacation in the United States made Illinois a stop on their trip at record levels last year, according to data released by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

A record 107 million domestic tourists came to Illinois during leisure time last year, a 3.8 percent increase over 2013. That influx meant a 6.4 percent bump to the state’s hotel-motel tax during last year, for a total of $250 million in receipts.

For more information, see the report by the Associated Press.

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