6 Wisconsin hotels voted among best in country by Conde Nast Traveler readers

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Evers announces $109 million in grants for Wisconsin small businesses hurt by the pandemic, including hotels, music venues, movie theaters

As the Wisconsin economy continues to struggle six months into the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Tony Evers has announced $109 million in new and renewed grant funding for small businesses.

Tony Evers sitting on a table: Gov. Tony Evers speaks to reporters in his office at the Wisconsin State Capitol in December 2019.

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Gov. Tony Evers speaks to reporters in his office at the Wisconsin State Capitol in December 2019.

Among those that stand to benefit: music venues, hotels, restaurants, bars, nonprofit cultural venues, and privately owned movie

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Travel Wisconsin: Fall Colors – WTMJ

As the leaves change and temperatures drop, the symphony of fall colors found across Wisconsin sets the perfect backdrop for road trip adventures. Remember to follow guidance from public health officials and call ahead to check if businesses hours have changed.

Cruise the Colors Giveaway

Our latest giveaway, Cruise the Colors, inspires travelers to get out and experience the beauty of Wisconsin’s natural areas while traveling the state’s gorgeous scenic

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Industry survey paints bleak picture for Wisconsin hotels and lodges

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – A new internal survey finds nearly half of the state’s hotels and lodges may not make it another year without some financial assistance.

The numbers released by the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association showed 47 percent of lodging facilities face closing within 12 months unless they receive a loan or grant assistance.

On top of that, the survey also revealed half of their pre-pandemic staff remain

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Chicago bans Wisconsin travel without 14-day COVID-19 quarantine


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Chicago officials once again will require anyone traveling between the city and Wisconsin to quarantine for 14 days, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which is a part of the USA TODAY Network.

The city added Wisconsin to its list of states with travel restrictions

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Chicago will add Wisconsin to its coronavirus travel quarantine order again

The travel order is voluntary and directs travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states with a surge in new COVID cases to quarantine for 14 days. 

The order applies to individuals coming from Wisconsin to Chicago for non-work purposes and Chicago residents returning from Wisconsin, unless they are an essential worker. Exceptions include travel for medical care and parental shared custody, and for travelers passing through Wisconsin from non-quarantine

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Chicago quarantine COVID-19 travel order: Wisconsin, 3 other states, Puerto Rico added back on list

CHICAGO (WLS) — Wisconsin and other states were added to Chicago’s COVID-19 emergency travel order Tuesday.

Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico were also added back on the list after seeing a rise in cases.

Kentucky and Louisiana were removed from the list.

States on the travel order are seeing new cases at a rate of greater than 15 per 100,000 per day or higher.

The situation per capita in

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Fall Color Report from Travel Wisconsin released

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Wisconsin is beautiful in the fall as the leaves change to showcase the wonderful reds, greens, yellows and oranges of the leaves.

Travel Wisconsin releases their Fall Color Report to show where leaves are changing throughout the state. Northern counties of the state are reporting a start in color change, while closer to home in south central Wisconsin the leaves are still a few weeks away

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Wisconsin Returns To Chicago’s COVID-19 Travel Quarantine List

CHICAGO — Starting Friday, Wisconsin makes a return trip to the city’s coronavirus travel quarantine list, public health officials said.

After Wisconsin’s rate of coronavirus infection spiked to its highest level last week, city health commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady warned that Illinois’ northern neighbor might rejoin the list of states designated as COVID-19 hotspots for having a weekly average of more than 15 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents.


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Wisconsin expected to return to Chicago’s travel quarantine list for travelers

Chicago is expected on Tuesday, for the second time, to add Wisconsin to the city’s list of states from which travelers into Chicago should stay inside their homes for two weeks after traveling there because of high coronavirus counts, a source said.

a person standing in front of a screen: In this file photo, City Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady speaks during a news conference at Chicago City Hall on Friday, May 22, 2020.

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In this file photo, City Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady speaks during a news conference at Chicago City Hall on

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Wisconsin to re-join Chicago’s 14-day travel advisory

You might want to cancel that Sunday drive to Wisconsin to see the fall colors.

For the second time in less than two months, Wisconsin is slated to go back on Chicago’s 14-day quarantine list, the Sun-Times has learned.

Wisconsin’s second appearance on Chicago’s travel advisory list comes one week after Chicago Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady warned the state it had one week to get its act together.


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