Rockford- Governor Pat Quinn made a visit to Chicago Rockford International Airport this afternoon to sign the hotel tax. It will raise the rate by 2 percent.
The money generated will help fund the Reclaiming First initiative, a 40 million dollar project that will revamp the area's sporting facilities.
According to the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau the new law will increase visitor spending by $16 million dollars. The new law is effective immediately.
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