Maple syruping – A labor of love

Sweetwater season. March and April are know as the sweetest times of the year, when the days grow long and the sap starts flowing. The air is thick with the smell of maple syrup. This story is shared with us by our administrative manager, Molly O’Neill. Photos by the other resident syruper at Visit Cook County… Read more »

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek – Hygge and the DMO Life

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek – Hygge and the DMO Life I love traveling.  It doesn’t matter if I’m driving a local backroad that I’ve never encountered before or if I’m in Duluth waiting for my plane to taxi down the runway and take me away.  I’m writing this blog from Chicago’s O’Hare.  I just… Read more »

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek: Holiday Celebrations, Education and Growth.

Happy Holidays from Visit Cook County! We’re having a party! Stop by and say hello to the Visit Cook County team TODAY Wednesday, December 14 between 3:30-5:30pm. We’d love to celebrate another year of great success and holiday cheer with you! We decided to put together a little photo from the team and of course, we all… Read more »

What You Need To Know About The Summer Solstice & Why We Should Celebrate It!

The solstice is nearly upon us, let us help you to find what you need to know about the summer solstice and why we should celebrate it! In 2017 the official date of the summer solstice is June 21st. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the summer solstice is between June 20 and June… Read more »