Illinois | Midwest Living
More
Close

Illinois

Pages

Story
Victorian storefronts and restored civic buildings surrounding the pretty town square house sophisticated independent shops, art galleries and restaurants.
Story
When you’re looking for some of the coolest holiday displays in the Chicago area, be sure to check these out.
Story
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.
Story
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...
Story
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...
Story
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.
Slideshow
Galena shines in the fall, and the little river town in northwest Illinois’ rolling hills continues to evolve. If you haven’t visited lately, we have 7 reasons to go back.
Story
Read about our fall getaway on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, then check out our three-day itinerary to plan your trip.
Story
History infuses almost everything in Springfield. Much of Abraham Lincoln’s past lives on here, but beyond that, you’ll find a carillon, classic eats and ghost stories.
Story
Visit state parks and recreation areas near Galena on our scenic loop drive.

Pages