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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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Fleeing persecution in Missouri, Joseph Smith and his followers, known as Latter-day Saints, arrived in southwest Illinois in 1839. Smith named the town Nauvoo, hoping it would live up to its Hebrew...
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In the midst of vast Illinois farmland, weekend travelers discover a topographical surprise along the Illinois River.
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Chicago may be the Midwest’s largest city, but enjoying it doesn’t have cost big bucks. Here are our top picks for saving time and money, including free museums, guided tours and outdoor activities.
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Naturally, there’s thrill in the flying trapeze. But the other rewards might surprise you. 
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One of America’s biggest music fests, held in Chicago’s Grant Park, isn’t just for crowd-surfing 20-somethings.

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