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Southern Illinois is a haven of sandstone canyons, ancient cypress swamp and thick forest—seasoned with birch-sap beer and world-class barbecue.
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Hot off the minds of travel writers across the region: your definitive guide on where to play, eat, drink and stay now.
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Thanks to an Illinois professor and an Alaska fisherman, you can get a monthly seafood subscription box shipped right to your Midwest home.
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Fifty years after the July 20, 1969, moon walk, astro-theme attractions celebrate stargazing, space race history and the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
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A winding waterway unites the Fox River Valley, home to a collection of suburbs 40 miles west of Chicago. Check out some highlights of St. Charles, Aurora, McHenry, Elgin and more.
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Lake County bridges the gap between Chicago’s Cook County and the Wisconsin border with family attractions and nature trails. See our recommendations of what to do in the area.
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Nature draws people to the Carbondale-Marion area in southern Illinois. It’s the gateway to Shawnee National Forest, which contains seven wilderness areas and the must-see ancient sandstone cliffs...
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In central Illinois, seemingly all roads lead to Bloomington-Normal, which is crisscrossed by interstates 39, 55 and 74, as well as historic Route 66. The twin cities are home to Illinois State...
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Bordering Chicago along Lake Michigan, the communities of the North Shore seem farther from the bustle of downtown, thanks to abundant green spaces, including the Chicago Botanic Garden.
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Less than 10 miles from downtown Chicago, the western suburb of Oak Park boasts the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes and buildings. But there’s plenty more to see in...

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