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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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Top-notch museums, fun and funky restaurants, and lovely gardens draw visitors to Champaign-Urbana—an especially appealing destination in summer when students clear out.
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In hilly northwest Illinois, Apple River Canyon State Park offers beautiful scenery for outdoor recreation, including fishing, hiking and camping.
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Victorian storefronts and restored civic buildings surrounding the pretty town square house sophisticated independent shops, art galleries and restaurants.
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When you’re looking for some of the coolest holiday displays in the Chicago area, be sure to check these out.
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Thousands go to the mall in Oak Brook (20 miles west of Chicago) to busily cross gifts off their holiday lists. But for those who delve a little deeper, a quiet getaway awaits.
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A parade. A carriage ride. A lavish buffet at a historic hotel. A hip condo and caroling. Celebrating Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago means breaking from our home for the holiday traditions—and...
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Anish Kapoor’s "Cloud Gate" in Millennium Park and Pablo Picasso’s 50-foot-tall masterpiece "Untitled" in Daley Plaza are just two of 700 pieces in Chicago’s public spaces. Lots...
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Like siblings with totally different personalities, Alton, Elsah and Grafton await in Illinois along the Mississippi River, with stops that combine to create a lively fall weekend.

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