An estimated 54.1 million visitors came to the city in 2016, getting totals closer to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s goal of annually attracting 55 million out-of-towners to Chicago by 2020.
Meet two men who think gondolas and lights will give a significant boost to Chicago tourism.
Can aerial gondolas proposed for tours along the Chicago River lift tourism business in the city? Crain's managing editor Ann Dwyer joins us to discuss this story and more.
There's a new push to boost Chicago tourism with visions of glass cable car trams, luxury CTA cars to O'Hare and light shows bouncing off of downtown buildings. "Choose Chicago's" chairman and possible gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is here to talk about the plans-- and his political future.