Jen Hoelzle, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, presented State Representative Fred Crespo (44th District Illinois) with the Illinois Office of Tourism’s Lincoln Award, honoring his contributions as a member of the tourism community, at the Illinois Office of Tourism Road Show at the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Billie Limacher, president of Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, recently received the Illinois Office of Tourism’s Lincoln Award for her diligent efforts to promote Joliet tourism.
"We are honored to have a great woman and passionate promoter like Billie Limacher representing our Corridor," said Bob Navarro, Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau president and CEO. "Billie’s role in bringing visitors to downtown Joliet could not be more valuable to our community as the events attract tourists to the great region."’