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Streator tourism push pays off

Posted by wlpo on March 23, 2016

While Pluto still hasn’t regained its planet status, it’s not for lack of trying by Streator tourism officials.

Streator won the award for “Best Tourism Marketing Campaign” for their “Year of Pluto” celebration in 2015. Tourism officials from the city accepted the award at the Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards banquet Monday in Springfield.

Streator had several space or Pluto themed celebrations last year since the discoverer of Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh was born in Streator. A spacecraft carrying some of Tombaugh’s remains passed by Pluto last year.

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