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Some of Chicago’s finest bars live underground. Others sit high in the sky or hide in dark alleys. Here are seven of our favorite out-of-the-way places to imbibe, whether we’re looking for a post-...
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Gourmet doughnut shops have popped up all over Chicago lately, so you’d think the appeal would be becoming a bit … uh … stale. Wrong. After tasting the moist cakes, sweet glaze and creative flavors (...
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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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Thanks to 450-plus public golf courses capitalizing on unique local features across the state, a tour of Illinois golf tests your game in dozens of fresh ways. 
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Unleash your wild side learning about land and sea creatures (and efforts to ensure their survival) with a visit to Illinois zoos and aquariums.
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For a crash course in architecture, just gaze upward in Chicago. From Frank Lloyd Wright to mid-century modernism to skyscrapers still under construction, the Windy City keeps turning building into a...
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No matter how many regional takes on pizza you've tried, there's no more epic pie experience than the two-handed meal that is Chicago deep dish.

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