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Indulge in decadent pastries, fresh-baked breads and more at these bakeries we love.
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Years after the film's release, the setting for Groundhog Day still rocks with small-town charm.
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In a city with 7,300 restaurants, deciding where to go for dinner can be daunting. These are some of our top picks of the area's newer restaurants.
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Springfield is home to many sites important to the days when Abraham Lincoln lived and worked here, plus an impressive presidential museum and other attractions.
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A fall drive on the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway reveals the sort of views Illinois rarely gets credit for, along with art, history, memorable meals and even local wines.
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Sixty miles southwest of Chicago, a tallgrass prairie is springing to life, bringing back the landscape that once rolled over the Midwest like an ocean.
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Most visitors to Chicago's Field Museum squeeze in only a fraction of the 480,000 artifacts on display. Here are 10 don't-miss finds.
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Whether you want to splurge or you're traveling on a budget, we've got the perfect hotel for your Chicago stay.
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Visitors to Crystal Lake will find a great sandy beach, eclectic shopping and standout dining.
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Take a walking tour of Chicago, learn about John Deere's life and visit Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield -- all free!

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