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Our Magnificent City

Chicago

Chicago

Welcome to one of the world’s great cities. Our spectacular lakefront skyline is the backdrop to a lively mix of fine food, fun times, vibrant...

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The Wilds of Illinois

Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

With magnificent state parks, lush forests, miles of trails for hiking and biking, and mighty rivers, Illinois is your playground.

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Local Flavors

Taste Illinois

Taste Illinois

Discover the Illinois food scene. The best restaurants in Chicago, Michelin stars, artisan tastes, farm-to-table, local favorites, wine trails and craft brews.

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A Rich History

Illinois History

Illinois History

Discover the history, stories and people of Illinois. Visit historic communities, meet American presidents and tour a prehistoric city.

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Meet the Makers

Illinois Made

Illinois Made

Meet the makers, the creators and the artisans of Illinois.

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Travel Illinois

Inspirations for your next getaway.

The 2017 Solar Eclipse
Family Fun Regional Getaways
The 2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, Southern Illinois will go dark for longer than anywhere else in the country. But a special celestial event is just one reason to explore this gorgeous region.

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Four Illinois Made Itineraries
Illinois Made
Four Illinois Made Itineraries

These itineraries feature artisans and makers throughout Illinois, highlighting the truly local experiences you can’t find anywhere else.

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KOVAL Distillery
Eat & Drink Illinois Made
KOVAL Distillery

With numerous international awards, Koval leads a new generation of small-batch distillers producing America’s finest organic grain-to-bottle spirits.

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Scorched Earth Brewing Co.
Eat & Drink Illinois Made
Scorched Earth Brewing Co.

In a Chicago suburb, a brewery with a fiery name proves dreams—at least with some savvy guidance from a saintly wife—do come true.

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Eli's Cheesecake
Eat & Drink Illinois Made
Eli's Cheesecake

It started as a signature creation in one of Chicago’s classic steakhouses. Today, the legend of Eli’s Cheesecake lives on in every decadent slice and has been served at four Presidential Inaugurations!

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John Boos & Co.
Arts & Culture Illinois Made
John Boos & Co.

The world’s most celebrated chefs do their best carving and chopping on hardwood boards handcrafted in Effingham, IL.

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Grateful for the Gardens
Outdoors Activities
Grateful for the Gardens

Kendra L. Williams takes us on a tour of Illinois spring color, visiting the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Morton Arboretum, and Allerton Park—and tells us why this spring means more than the others.

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Revolution Brewing
Eat & Drink Illinois Made
Revolution Brewing

On Chicago’s North Side, an independent brewer and his Anti-Hero IPA are uniting passionate beer drinkers of every persuasion.

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Travel Illinois Magazine

Travel Illinois Magazine

Find unexpected ways to enjoy Illinois in this biannual magazine that explores every corner of the state. Each issue offers a mix of travel stories, stunning photography and timely trip ideas that make the most of each season.

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The Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford,IL is one of Illinois' most precious gems. Designed by landscape architect, Hoichi Kurisu. You'll feel like you're in Japan in...

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Anderson Japanese Gardens

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The Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford,IL is one of Illinois' most precious gems. Designed by landscape architect, Hoichi Kurisu. You'll feel like you're in Japan in...

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Chicago, Illinois

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Urban paddling #gopro on the Little Calumet River with the Friends of the Chicago River. This river is a nice mix of urban and forest as...

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Kickapoo Woods Forest Preserve

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Urban paddling #gopro on the Little Calumet River with the Friends of the Chicago River. This river is a nice mix of urban and forest as...

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"The earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Photo: @randomrover88 . . . . . Join the conversation on the nature around you by tagging your photos with...

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Kankakee River State Park

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"The earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Photo: @randomrover88 . . . . . Join the conversation on the nature around you by tagging your photos with...

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"So we grew together like to a double cherry, seeming parted, but yet an union in partition, two lovely berries molded on one stem." - William...

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Glacial Park Nature Preserve

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"So we grew together like to a double cherry, seeming parted, but yet an union in partition, two lovely berries molded on one stem." - William...

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Attempting one of those artsy shots with the new camera 📸

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Matthiessen State Park

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Attempting one of those artsy shots with the new camera 📸

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Giant City State Park

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