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American history unfolds in all its retro-kitsch glory on this journey that starts in Chicago and runs southwest through the state to St. Louis. Unplug from the modern everyday on a nostalgic,...
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Though known for its shopping, Galena’s historical sites, tours and scenery charm without costing much on a Midwest weekend getaway.
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With skiing, water recreation, golf, hiking and biking, the little resort town of Galena offers big outdoor fun during your active Midwest weekend getaway.
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Climb past the lush valley retreat to reach the Illinois River bluffs when you stay at Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center.
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See the Windy City through the eyes of Instagrammers who capture its architectural details, soaring views, lakeside festivals and more.
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An overnight in Peoria becomes a highlight of one editor's holiday season.
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Two different neighborhoods stand ready to wow you south of Chicago's Loop.
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Illinois’ third-largest city spent years watching travelers whiz by on Interstate-90 on their way east to Chicago. Now, thanks to a revitalized downtown, an emerging foodie scene, new cultural...
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An inventive summer-long Shakespeare festival—including created-on-the-spot plays—stars during weekends in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.
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An hour west of Chicago’s Loop, the Fox River provides a soothing backdrop to towns brimming with indulgent eats, stores housed in historical homes and posh places to stay.

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