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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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Sue the T. Rex—for years one of the most prominent displays at Chicago's Field Museum—has moved to a new upstairs home, complete with video and audio to tell visitors more about the dinosaur...
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You had us at deep-dish—but that was before we knew how much more pizza there is to love in Chicago. Steve Dolinksy, author of Pizza City USA, gives his pizza picks for every style.
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For southern Illinois craftsman David Stine, every furniture piece begins with a walk in the woods.
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Feeling the summer love? Book a room to match the emotion. Launch to 78 mph in under two seconds. Or splash along Indiana’s new $20 million riverfront.
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Hundreds of Civil War stories live on in an urban Chicago cemetery. Here's how to explore on your own or with a guided tour.
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The Windy City continues to delight and surprise with new(ish) hotspots for foodies, history buffs, art collectors and coffee lovers.

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