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Illinois Tourism’s ad account may be glamorous, but filling out the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs’ proposal request might be better described as pure drudgery.
“It’s like filling out your taxes,” a new-business executive at one agency said of the 40-page document.
Illinois agencies are welcome to apply to the $12 million “procurement opportunity,” but to advance to the next round, they’ll need to have $50 million in billings and offices in locales including Japan, Mexico and Germany.

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