(20 ILCS 665/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 200-22)
    Sec. 2. Legislative findings; policy. The General Assembly hereby finds, determines and declares:
    (a) That the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the people of the State are directly dependent upon the continual encouragement, development, growth and expansion of tourism within the State;
    (b) That unemployment, the spread of indigency, and the heavy burden of public assistance and unemployment compensation can be alleviated by the promotion, attraction, stimulation, development and expansion of tourism in the State;
    (c) That the policy of the State of Illinois, in the interest of promoting the health, safety, morals and welfare of all the people of the State, is to increase the economic impact of tourism throughout the State through promotional activities and by making available grants and loans to be made to local promotion groups and others, as provided in Sections 5, 8a, and 8b of this Act, for purposes of promoting, developing, and expanding tourism destinations, tourism attractions, and tourism events.
(Source: P.A. 99-476, eff. 8-27-15.)