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Shivering on a Chicago Blue Line elevated train platform, I tug my parka tighter around me. My son and our family friends are at the Forest Park station to see...

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An overnight in Peoria becomes a highlight of one editor's holiday season.
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Two different neighborhoods stand ready to wow you south of Chicago's Loop.
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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 4 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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This suburb west of Chicago has attractions for the whole family.
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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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