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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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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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On the western shore of Lake Michigan, the Midwest’s biggest city blends outdoor recreation and cosmopolitan luxuries. Millions visit each year to shop the Magnificent Mile, explore Millennium Park...
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Enjoy state parks, memorable meals and history on a drive along the Illinois River Road.
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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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