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Along the banks of the Rock River, Rockford (90 miles west of Chicago) packs in first-rate cultural attractions and a budding local-food movement.
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The journey along the Illinois River Road appeals to birders, hikers and wine-lovers.
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The Great River Road takes the name Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway between Alton and Grafton, north of St. Louis.
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The vineyards, winding country roads and memorable lodging in southern Illinois combine for great weekend escapes.
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American history unfolds in all its retro-kitsch glory on this journey that starts in Chicago and runs southwest through the state to St. Louis and on to California. Unplug from the modern everyday...
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Though known for its shopping, Galena’s historical sites, tours and scenery charm without costing much on a Midwest weekend getaway.
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Climb past the lush valley retreat to reach the Illinois River bluffs when you stay at Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center.
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See the Windy City through the eyes of Instagrammers who capture its architectural details, soaring views, lakeside festivals and more.
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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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