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Cheers to continued education—sans tests and homework—at after-hours museum events.
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Creepy or cool? It can go either way at the International Museum of Surgical Science.
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Colorful ponies gallop across the grass at The Morton Arboretum just outside Chicago, and folded white cranes rise against a backdrop of trees and shrubs. Evoking...

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Every October, Open House Chicago gives you two days to explore 200 of the city’s coolest architectural finds—and it’s free. 
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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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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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