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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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Celebrate long days with casual bites from sunrise to sunset. Here are 5 easygoing Chicago eateries:
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Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, named this town of 1,149 in 1839; it continues to preserve Mormon history and faith.
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Just 30 miles west of Chicago, Naperville (population: 142,000) melts into the sprawl today but was actually founded as a distinct city in 1831.
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Soaring observation decks and winding park trails show the Midwest’s biggest city in a whole new light.
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Enjoy state parks, memorable meals and history on a drive along the Illinois River Road.
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Swedish roots run deep in this western Illinois colony (population: 128) near the Quad Cities. Founded more than 150 years ago by religious dissidents from Sweden, its attractions include museums and...
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