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House Tour: Simple Everlasting

The Christmas tree isn’t the only evergreen in this Illinois home. Swags and posies brighten every space—and timeless design defines every room.
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Holiday Getaway to Chicago

After Thanksgiving, Chicago’s most festive hot spots take you above the lights—or at least strolling through them.
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Fall Getaway to Galena, Illinois

When leaves turn to gold in a town built on lead, Galena alchemy is formed. See our guide of things to do (and of course eat) in Galena this fall.
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Summer Getaway to Southern Illinois

Southern Illinois is a haven of sandstone canyons, ancient cypress swamp and thick forest—seasoned with birch-sap beer and world-class barbecue.
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This Illinois Professor Helps Bring Sustainable Seafood to Your Door

Thanks to an Illinois professor and an Alaska fisherman, you can get a monthly seafood subscription box shipped right to your Midwest home.
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Top Things to Do in Northwest Illinois

With its rolling terrain, state parks and preserves traversed by the mighty Rick and Mississippi rivers, and biking and hiking trails crisscrossing the area, the Blackhawk Waterways region of northwest Illinois promises outdoor recreation bliss. The region also helped shape the childhood of our 40th president, whose boyhood home opens its doors to visitors.
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Top Things to Do in Illinois' Fox River Valley

A winding waterway unites the Fox River Valley, home to a collection of suburbs 40 miles west of Chicago. Check out some highlights of St. Charles, Aurora, McHenry, Elgin and more.
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Top Things to Do in Lake County, Illinois

Lake County bridges the gap between Chicago’s Cook County and the Wisconsin border with family attractions and nature trails. See our recommendations of what to do in the area.
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Top Stops in Oak Park, Illinois

Less than 10 miles from downtown Chicago, the western suburb of Oak Park boasts the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes and buildings. But there’s plenty more to see in Oak Park and its neighbors, including the Brookfield Zoo, the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum, the Oak Park Conservatory and Cernan Earth and Space Center.