New Ways to Stay, Play and Eat in Illinois
Luxury hotels, thought-provoking art exhibits, an animatronic dinosaur display and new wildlife tours are a few of the fresh experiences for Illinois visitors in 2021.
The Magic of Chicago's Midnight Circus
Under a not-too-big top, a Chicago troupe uses the magic of circus to expose kids to the arts and raise funds for city parks.
Iconic Route 66 Cafe Closes Due To Pandemic
One of Illinois' classic Route 66 restaurants just announced its closing. Travelers will miss the fresh pie and coffee—and will have to hope that new managers might take over in post-pandemic times.
Black-Owned Bookstores Step Into the Spotlight
Online sales and the social justice movement are expanding the reach of Black-owned bookstores. Here’s a sampling of the vibrant and creative Black-owned book shops in the Midwest.