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On an organic farm in Illinois, a weekend of cushy tent camping and Mediterranean-inspired cooking reinforces the ties that bind us—deliciously and indelibly—to the land.
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Genius. Murder. Affairs. No architect packed more drama into a lifetime than Frank Lloyd Wright, who left a thousand stories in a collection of Midwest homes open for tours.
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What’s for dinner? Where are we going? The element of surprise shapes Yo Soy Underground Suppers’ unconventional (and delightful) meals.
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Midwest restaurants turn grilled cheese sandwiches into a gourmet entrée your grade school self would never recognize.
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With apologies to Tennyson, in spring our fancy turns to thoughts of...finally getting back outside. Three of Chicago's newest parks give us the outlets we need.
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Chicago’s family fun options are nonstop—just like your kids. Here are our top picks in and around Chicago for families, including world-class museums, historical sites and Lake Michigan beaches.
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With water recreation, golf, hiking, biking and skiing, the little resort town of Galena, Illinois, offers big outdoor fun during your active Midwest weekend getaway.
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Between Chicago and Evanston, Illinois, there is a public beach for everyone. Play beach volleyball, rent a sailboat, or relax with a cocktail and a book.
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There are thousands of Midwest attractions worth seeing, but when you only get one lifetime to see it all, you’ve gotta be a little choosy. This list of 100 things to do features our top tips for...
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Whether you want your fried chicken to be the ultimate in comfort food or a trendy twist on a classic, the Windy City has you covered. Here are three distinct takes on this Southern staple.

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