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Take a few steps off the tourist path to find interesting food, cocktails, tours and culture in Chicago, including a church nestled in a skyscraper and a buffet filled with only chocolate.
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Shawnee National Forest, Giant City State Park and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail are just a few of the adventures visitors will find in southern Illinois.
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Follow in Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps in Springfield, where he lived for 24 years before setting off to become the 16th president of the United States.
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Quaint shops hold treasures waiting to be discovered in Illinois' historic river town of Alton. Pair the trip with neighboring Grafton for a weekend of shopping and sipping.
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Lake County bridges the area between Chicago’s Cook County and the Wisconsin border with family attractions and nature trails.
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Despite the name, the Quad Cities actually consists of five cities straddling the Iowa-Illinois border along the Mississippi River: Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Rock Island, Moline and East...
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The largest metro area along the Illinois River has transformed its riverfront with restaurants and a handful of galleries and shops beside pretty parks and trails. The area teems with farm stands...
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Museums, shopping, a free zoo, an off-the-beaten-path Mexican restaurant, a hotel for social travelers—here's our guide of what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Chicago.
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Enjoy state parks, memorable meals and history on a drive along the Illinois River Road.
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A revived historical district highlights this west-central Illinois city.

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