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Crafters, prepare to get your hands dirty, because Chicago has an array of unusual classes that can teach you a skill or get you started on a new hobby. Ever wanted...

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Brick and stone buildings in Galena house more than 100 shops. Adventures along the Mississippi River complement the city’s bustle.
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Chicago draws women ready to experience the outstanding shopping (and getaway-special experiences) on some of the most famous streets and in little neighborhoods. Come evening, check out Broadway...
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The first time I visited Springfield, Illinois, I wanted to know if there was any unique local food I should try. My boyfriend, a Springfield native, told me about...

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Is there any better way to get your veggies than by blending them into juice? Actually, yes.
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Forget about day-trip traffic and parking hassles. Hop aboard an Amtrak train from Chicago’s Union Station, and in just 90 minutes, you’ll be exploring a new-to-you beach, brewery or stadium.
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Spend an afternoon hanging out with belugas at Shedd Aquarium.
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Romance is in the eye of the beholder. In Chicago, you can have your fill of traditional romance—horse-drawn carriages, candlelit meals, roaring fireplaces—or you...

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When Chicago's winter settles in, it’s tempting to build a blanket fort and lose yourself to a Downton Abbey marathon. But if you do, you’ll miss out on...

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The holidays have a way of sneaking into Chicago, slowly but surely filling the streets with twinkling lights and nostalgic music, building the “White Christmas”...

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