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What's the key to our success? A commitment to excellence. Attention to detail. A first-rate, knowledgeable wait staff. And, of course, the driving forces behind it all: Yoshi and Nobuko Katsumura. You're sure to find new and interesting things at the café, including dishes you won't find anywhere else (have you ever seen barracuda on another menu?!). Our eclectic menu features dishes with influences that run the gamut from Japanese to Italian, French and American. Please join us and experience our fine cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. At Yoshi's Café, you're like family.
Women & Children First Book Store
We are one of the largest feminist bookstores in the country, stocking more than 30,000 books by and about women, children's books for all ages, and the best of lesbian and gay fiction and non-fiction. Our purpose in beginning the store 33 years ago was to promote the work of women writers and to create a place in which all women would find books reflecting their lives and interests. We strive to do this in an atmosphere in which all are respected, valued, and well-served.
Willows Hotel, The - Neighborhood Inns of Chicago
This boutique hotel is located in a historic landmark decorated with nineteenth-century French reproduction furnishings. Willows Hotel is close to Boystown bars and restaurants, as well as Lakeview and Lincoln Park shops.
Weddings at Brookfield Zoo
Say I Do at Brookfield Zoo! Imagine a breathtaking water fountain as the backdrop for your ceremony. Enjoy "Cocktails with the Animals" in one of our magnificent animal habitats. Savor an elegant dinner in one of our beautiful dinner venues. Let your Brookfield Zoo Consultant assist you to create the celebration of your dreams!
Walnut Grove Cabins
Couples Getaway Vacation Cabins, perfect for a romantic wine trail getaway, outdoor adventure vacation, or just to reconnect with your loved one in your private wooded retreat.
W Chicago Lakeshore
Overlooking Lake Michigan, this hip hotel is close to Navy Pier, Oak Street Beach and the Magnificent Mile. Indulge in the hotel’s Bliss Spa, sip a cocktail at the 33rd-floor Whiskey Sky bar that offers amazing panoramic views and dine on Mediterranean dishes at Wave.
W Chicago City Center
Located in the Loop, the W Chicago is close to downtown theaters, the Willis Tower, Millennium Park and The Art Institute. The hotel offers in-room spa treatments and the 24-hour Sweat Fitness Center.
Vermilion River Fall Festival
Arts and crafts, live entertainment, concessions, and one of the area's largest car shows will be held at beautiful Ellsworth Park.
Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge
This gay and lesbian Oak Park lounge features a dance floor, martini bar and a menu of small plates. Catch live DJs, drag shows and dancers on the weekends.
CITY: Oak Park
Two Thirteen East
The only gay club in Carbondale features drag shows, Salsa Night on Thursdays and ‘80s dance music on Saturdays.
Tuscan Hills Winery
Tuscan Hills Winery, recently opened in 2011, is on Historic Hills Drive, directly behind the Harley Barn. This winery is located on eight picturesque acres which helps bring an Old World Tuscan feel to the heart of Effingham. The owners are focused on creating elegant, approachable, and perfectly balanced wines of the highest quality. Wine tastings, along with space available for reservations makes this a must stop for group tours. Tuscan Hills Winery wants you to "Come as our guest, but leave as our friends." We welcome you to plan your next event at Tuscan Hills Winery - whether it's a beautiful wedding in our vineyard or book the space for your next meeting.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
Soaring 92 stories above the Loop and North Michigan Avenue, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago is a showcase of bold style and engaging design, polished stainless steel and iridescent-tinted glass. It is the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world, and downtown Chicago's most enviable address.
Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins
Nestled in the beautiful hills of the Shawnee National Forest, Timber Ridge offers something for everyone, from families and honeymooners to outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy some Southern hospitality while staying in a real log cabin or one-of-a-kind treehouse. Each of the units, including the treehouse, is equipped with a bathroom, kitchenette, heating and air conditioning.
Thelma Keller Convention Center
Central Illinois' premier meeting destination, the Thelma Keller Convention Center, offers today's meeting/event/wedding planners a relaxed atmosphere, quality service and tempting cuisine designed to make every event impressive and productive. No matter what size event you are planning, they have room for your needs. Deluxe conference facilities. Impeccable service. Dedicated staff. On-site technical and meeting planning resources. The Convention Center offers over 20,000 square feet of space with a grand ballroom measuring 10,500 square feet. Perfect for your next meeting or a beautiful wedding here.
The Station House
Part of the downtown Springfield nightlife scene for more than 15 years, this LGBT-friendly dance club features karaoke on Thursday nights.
The Second City
Celebrating 50 years as the home of Chicago-style improv and sketch comedy, The Second City has launched the careers of John Belushi, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and many others.
The Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique"
A private Estate located in Barrington Hills, featuring the World's finest collection of Automatic Music Instruments, including the World's largest Theater Organ. Private Group Tours or 40 or more. Charity Gala Events & Concerts. A Summer Concert Series and a Christmas Concert supporting the Sanfilippo Foundation open to the public with pre-purchased tickets. Concerts include time to explore the Sanfilippo Collection. See website for details and tickets.
CITY: Crystal Lake
The Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel
Located near O’Hare Airport, the Renaissance offers roomy suites with bedroom and living areas. The hotel also features an indoor pool and fitness center. Roll the dice at the new Rivers Casino nearby.
The Office Niteclub
Located in downtown Rockford’s historic River District, The Office offers dancing, drag shows, karaoke and an outdoor patio in warm-weather months.
The Inn at Irish Hollow
Called “deliciously rustic” by the New York Times, Irish Hollow is located on 500 rolling acres in the Galena countryside on the site of a former whistle stop. The accommodations include rooms at the historic inn, as well as private English-style cottages with beautiful gardens. Indulge in a massage or hike the miles of trails that pass by a 1,300-acre nature preserve. Irish Hollow is known for its gourmet country breakfasts and dinners made with seasonal ingredients from its own organic gardens.
The Country English Cottages
Cottage gardens, hiking trails, lavish candlelight dinners, delivered gourmet breakfast, all-natural farm, gorgeously English countryside surroundings, hot stone therapy massage and exquisite amenities create the perfect pampered experience.
The Call Bar
This dance bar, located in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, plays music that ranges from retro to pop and show tunes. Themed video nights include Britney Spears videos all evening long on the last Friday of the month.
The Blue Bedroom
Four guest rooms with private baths. A full kitchen and living space featuring views of the Mississippi River. Located in the historic district of downtown Savanna with unique shopping, antique motorcycle museum, Great River Bike Trail and the mighty Mississippi all within walking distance. Mississippi Palisades State Park just 5 minutes away!
The Blackstone - A Renaissance Hotel
Among downtown Chicago hotels, the Renaissance Blackstone stands out as one of the finest, most elegant historic hotels. Near Grant Park and a mere 3 blocks from Michigan Lake, our distinguished guests find themselves in the most convenient location for visiting Chicago's celebrated sights. The Chicago Institute of Art, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and the Field Museum are all within minutes of our Chicago hotel. 332 rooms. 12 suites. 10 meeting rooms. One restaurant. Exercise facilities. Business center. Room service.
One of the oldest gay clubs in Central Illinois, The Bistro features friendly bartenders, dancing, drag shows and DJs in downtown Bloomington.
The Artistic Home Theatre
The Artistic Home creates theatre and film that explores and celebrates the truth within us. Through extraordinary acting, we seek to ignite an audience’s imagination, to reach deep into the primal to send tremors through the intellect, to give birth to unforgettable moments by working in an intimate space, to touch audiences who are increasingly distanced from human contact. We readdress the classics and explore new works with passion. We give artists a home where they can shape, develop and strengthen their artistic voice.
This lesbian bar features a huge dance floor with a stage, Sunday karaoke, live bands and Boys Night on Tuesdays with male dancers.
CITY: Franklin Park
Taverna 750 is the best of old school Italian with a contemporary flair. Proprietor Paul D. Cannella is bringing back his Grandfather Paul J. Loverde's and Uncle Chuckie Abruzzini's classic Italian recipes from his restaurant on Grand Avenue in the 50's. All of Taverna 750's entrees are small plates, meant for sharing at the table. For small plates, the portions are generous and their prices are very affordable so you can share several items at one sitting. We serve a range of items consisting of gourmet dinner, brunch and a full menu of crafted drinks. We also have a late night pizza menu for anyone looking for a nightcap and nosh.
Swissotel Chicago offers 632 luxuriously oversized rooms and suites. The all-glass triangular hotel, wedged into the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan has wrap around views from Navy Pier to Grant Park. Swissôtel has long been a favorite destination among VIPs, but we're quickly becoming the city's No. 1 choice for VIKs – Very Important Kids, that is. Every kid is a V.I.K at Swissôtel Chicago. See why we're known as the finest among Chicago’s kid-friendly hotels, and treat your own Very Important Kid with benefits that include: Fun-filled welcome packet, detailing fun things to see and do VIK check-in, which provides an area for kids to draw, color, read and play with our St. Bernard plush toy Enhance your next Chicago family vacation with our Swissôtel Kids Suite, and experience a stay that's specifically designed to ensure your children are happy campers. Before arriving, guests will choose from one of three area museums: Shedd Aquarium, featuring the brand-new Polar Play Zone, a hands-on exhibit especially for kids; Adler Planetarium, with its renowned sky shows; or Field Museum, featuring the world-famous Sue dinosaur exhibit.
The Swedish Bakery is famous for specializing in Swedish coffeecakes, cookies, sweet rolls, toast, petit fours and marzipan cakes. We are known for using unique ingredients such as cardamom, saffron, anise, fennel, orange peel and almond paste. We are proud to offer our customers products that are never frozen or have any added preservatives. Our most popular items are our Andersonville coffeecake, cardamom coffeecake, Swedish and butter cookies as well as our fruit glazed cake. At the Swedish Bakery, the customer comes first. We are proud to serve a community that we love and support.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
With year-round programming across three stages, Steppenwolf is a Tony Award-winning Chicago theater known for innovative, artist-driven theatrical productions. Founded by Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney and Gary Sinise in the mid-1970s, the organization evolved from performing in a Highland Park church basement to gaining recognition as the nation’s premier ensemble theater. Steppenwolf is where great acting meets big ideas.
Stang Arts Studio & Gallery
Stang Arts Studio & Gallery features art classes for both children and adults, along with holding various events throughout the year. The artist, Jamie Stang, also specializes in "paint parties." These parties are great for a group, as they feature great food, drinks, music and art. Jamie helps visitors discover their inner-artist while relaxing in a chic studio-style atmosphere. Check out her gallery while you're there too.
SpringHill Suites Chicago/Schaumburg
Stylish, all-suite hotel designed for the savvy traveler. We're surrounded by shopping and entertainment - Woodfield Mall, IKEA, Arlington Park Racetrack, Akoo Theatre, Grand Victoria Casino Boat and downtown Chicago are all a short ride away. All suite hotel with two layouts; a King Suite, king bed with a sofa sleeper, and our Double Suite, two double beds with a sofa sleeper. All feature luxurious bedding, a large work area, flat screen TV's, and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Special amenities including a pantry area with mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Enjoy our heated indoor pool and fitness center. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Our meeting room has approximately 360 square feet and can accommodate 20 set in rounds and 24 set classroom. We also feature a board room that can accommodate 8 for more private events.
This huge club features two dance floors, four bars, several spacious lounges, drag queen hosts and music spun by live DJs. Regular live events include singers (complete with go-go boy dancers) and special theme nights.
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
This lux hotel attracts an international clientele. The Sofitel is close to Rush Street bars and restaurants, and within easy walking distance of the Magnificent Mile, Museum of Contemporary Art and Oak Street Beach. The hotel’s chic Café Des Architectes features French cuisine.
SOB Fest/Springfield Oyster & Brew Festival
5th Annual craft beer and oyster festival, featuring 30 brewers from across the country, 150 beers, pub grub and local entertainment.
Skyline View Cabins
Skyline View Cabins invite you to Southern Illinois to enjoy the most beautiful view in the area. From your cabin front porch, you can see the rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest, Bald Knob Cross and lots of wildlife. In the Winter and early Spring there are 20 acres of hillside woods to tromp through, The property joins the Quetil Walking Trail, into Alto Pass. Both cabins have vaulted ceilings in the living room, kitchen and bedrooms, with real fireplaces, satellite TV and DVD player. Cabins come furnished with leather look sofas, chairs with ottomans, and a dining table that seats 4 people. Local art has been used to decorate both of the cabins.
This multi-level gay bar spans eight storefronts and has room for 1,000 revelers. Be sure to check out the chic courtyard, along with U-Video Request Night on Tuesdays featuring all ’80s songs.
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail features 12 award-winning wineries located along a 25-mile scenic drive along highway 127 and highway 51 in the Shawnee National Forest. Along the way have a picnic, go on a hike, visit a shop, and stay in a cozy B&B or cabin. Many of the wineries host special events throughout the summer and fall.
Browse the selection of gourmet chocolates, nostalgic candy, Jelly Belly's, M&M colorworks, candy bouquets, and the large offering of sugar-free candy. Visit us on Facebook.
Sculpture on the Avenue
Come explore the sculptures that have transformed the City of Effingham's avenues into an art gallery! Over 40 sculptures created by some of the Midwest's best known and unknown sculptors bring life to the streets of Effingham through this outdoor exhibition. The Sculpture on the Avenues program is a self-guided walking tour that begins at City Hall in downtown Effingham. From there, the exhibition winds in and out of downtown Effingham. An informative guide, which facilitates a walking tour, is available at Effingham hotels, downtown businesses, the Effingham Visitor Center (Tourism Office) and City Hall.
This beautiful bar is decked out with stained glass windows, antique furniture and cozy banquettes. The Sunday Liquid Brunch (with $12 bottles of champagne) starts at a reasonable 2pm.
This gay and lesbian show bar features drag shows, comedians, and dancing Wednesday through Saturday nights.
Sally's Cookie Jar
Handmade and decorated cookies, cookie jars, cookie cutters, and cookie cookbooks. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm.
A long-time Boystown favorite, Roscoe’s features live events (including live band karaoke on Monday nights and Sin Thursdays with burlesque performers), a huge dance floor and a sidewalk cafe that serves a full menu in the summer months.
Open seven days a week, this Boystown neighborhood sushi joint is known for it's contemporary take on sushi and friendly staff. Their creative rolls and variety of offerings won't disappoint!
Residence Inn Chicago/Schaumburg
Welcome to your home away from home, the recently renovated Residence Inn Chicago Scahumburg! Perfect for all types of travel; an all suite Schaumburg hotel offering three layots, studio, one, and two bedrooms, all with fully equipped kitchens, queen-size beds and sofa sleepers. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, wireless internet access, shuttle service, Monday through Friday within a 5 mile radius, and Manager's Reception, a light buffet with beer, wine, and soft drinks, held Monday through Thursday evenings. The Residence Inn Chicago Schaumburg is close to Motorola, Zurich, OSHA Training Institute, FDIC, Learning Tree, and Comcast. Looking for a weekend getaway, our Schaumburg hotel is ideal, featuring an indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, brick patio, gas grill, and outdoor Sports Court. Minutes from Woodifeld Mall, Arlington Park, IKEA, LEGOLAND, and Medieval Times. Work, relax, and unwind at Residence Inn Chicago Schaumburg.
Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago-Downtown
221 suites. On-site health club. Complimentary breakfast buffet every day. Two blocks from Water Tower Place and John Hancock Observatory and one block from Oak Street beach.
Residence Inn by Marriott Champaign-Urbana
The new Residence Inn by Marriott® Champaign is located just off I-74 and just minutes from the University of Illinois. Our residential-style hotel offers boutique inspired elegance in the heart of Champaign-Urbana. The spacious suites feature separate sleeping and living areas, a fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, and 37-inch HD flat panel televisions. Our luxury bedding includes crisp linens, comfy mattresses, custom comforters, and fluffy pillows, guaranteeing a blissful nights rest. Upon waking, join us in the Gatehouse for a complimentary, full-American breakfast buffet offering hot and cold favorites. Business and extended stay travelers will appreciate complimentary wired, wireless Internet access and dual-line phone system. Whether you are here to work or play, the Residence Inn by Marriott® Champaign warmly invites you to make yourself at home.
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
Our 500 luxurious contemporary rooms offer imaginative and colorful decor, wireless/high-speed Internet access, 32" flat-panel HDTVs, bathroom mirrors with defogging system & integrated LCD TVs.
Renaissance Chicago Hotel
Located in the heart of Chicago's North Loop, the stylish and elegant Renaissance Chicago Hotel is a four star, four diamond rated property - within walking distance to the Central Business District, Theater District, and the "Magnificent Mile" shops.
Red Roof Inn Naperville
119 renovated-room hotel, turn down service, 6 blends of different coffee, pet friendly, handicap accessible rooms. Close to restaurants, shopping and businesses. Conveniently located off I-88 Tollway.
Red Roof Inn Downers Grove
This is a newly renovated location with all new rooms, contemporary furniture, new bathrooms with granite countertops, a comfortable easy chair and more.
CITY: Downers Grove
Red Roof Inn Chicago Willowbrook
109 newly remodeled clean, comfortable, and affordable rooms. Featuring Showtime, ESPN, CNN, free local calls, in-room movies and Nintendo, coffee, and morning newspapers.
Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
Surprising luxury at affordable rates! From our beautiful exterior to our fashionably remodeled lobby and guest rooms, Red Roof Inn - Chicago Downtown boasts Windy City convenience at surprisingly suburban rates.From designer fabrics and furnishings to friendly staff willing to help you explore our exciting hometown, Red Roof Inn - Chicago Downtown offers even more reasons for you to stay with us!
Radio Maria is a restaurant and tapas bar run by artists. Head chef, Brian Wong, creates the eclectic dishes that suit the vibrant ambiance, such as his Coffee Crusted Filet and Green Curry Hot Pot.
Rad Vintage is a 1700 square ft store that has a large selection of Women’s and Men’s Vintage Clothing & Accessories from the 1940s to 1990s. Our goal is to provide the world with the best selection of vintage clothing. Rad Vintage isn’t just a clothing store. We also have a large selection of vintage toys, clocks, character glasses, beer glassware, and 80s vintage telephones, such as the Lego, Mickey, Garfield and the Alf Phone.
Quality is a simple bar with a big-city vibe that can only be described oxymoronically as "rustic modern." Quality offers a wide selection of American craft beers on tap and new beers are introduced every week.
Prairie Dreams-The Story of Clayville the Its People
The play is set and performed at the 1824 Clayville Stagecoach Stop. Featuring stories of the people who built and traveled through Clayville, including Peter Cartwright and Abraham Lincoln.
CITY: Pleasant Plains
Prairie Dreams-The Story of Clayville and Its People
This play is set and performed at the 1824 Clayville Stagecoach Stop. Featuring stories of the people who built and traveled through Clayville, includiing Peter Cartwright and Abraham Lincoln.
CITY: Pleasant Plains
Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival
The inaugural Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival is set to take place September 11-14, 2014 at the beautiful 3.000 acre Kennekuk County Park. Phases of the Moon is a four-day music, arts and camping event thoughtfully tailored to provide a unique festival experience. It boasts four outdoor stages: two main stages that alternate following each set and two smaller stages. Along with amazing music, attendees will have access to farm-to-table food, craft beer, a farmer's market and a mall of diverse craft vendors featuring an array of original items. Large interactive sculptures, live art, and works from renowned national and local artists will be on display.
Pear Tree Estate
Five generations ago the Murray family settled in Champaign County and continues the farming tradition still today. With an inherent appreciation for the beauty and rich history of this area, they are bringing modern American celebrations back to the farm. Pear Tree Estate is excited to share the rustic beauty of the country from the comfort of an elegant space. Pear Tree Estate offers a beautiful canvas inside and out for your special event to be completely unique and easily planned with an onsite coordinator, elegant lighting, linens and chairs. It is a culmination of the highest quality catering, service staff and now a premier venue to make any event memorable.
Parkway by the Lake Banquets
For many years we have provided the best in wedding receptions at an affordable price. We take great pride in offering the best in service, the most picturesque setting for ceremony and reception, a huge dance floor and food to rave about for months after the event.
Oak Grove Cabin Rental
Brand new private and spacious 3 - 2 bedroom cabins located on 10 wooded acres right in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest. Minutes from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and the orchards. Enjoy hiking, biking and much more.
North Halsted Halloween Parade
This iconic Halloween happening—now in its 17th year—is one of Chicago's largest celebrations of ghosts, goblins and costumes galore! Colorful and festive doesn't start to do justice to this iconic Halloween party that draws thousands of spectators of all ages who line the streets of Halsted to enjoy the evening's festivities. The parade receives widespread media coverage, and one of its highlights is the costume contest that draws scores of outrageously attired parade participants.
This gay sports bar has been a neighborhood staple for more than 25 years, offering pool, darts, all the games on giant flat screens and a great beer selection.
Nina's Bed & Breakfast
For women, by women: Nina's Bed and Breakfast was conceived out of a desire to bring a unique Bed and Breakfast experience geared to the sophisticated women traveler, women business traveler and the lesbian traveler. This experience will have a strong emphasis on personalization and customer service mixed with a dash of surprise.
Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Located in the heart of downtown Galena, this is a great place to relax and unwind. Enjoy wine, specialty martinis and craft beers. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays, Bloody Mary bar Saturdays and Quiz Show Sundays. Gourmet apps until 1 a.m.
Minibar Ultra Lounge
In the heart of Halsted Street, Chicago, is minibar. We are a luxurious nightclub in a contemporary, urban "hotel lounge" environment. Inviting guests to wrap up the day or usher in the night, minibar is the perfect spot for freshly infused vodkas, bottle service, exciting wines and premium liquors that highlight minibar's drink menu. DJs and curated music collections will sooth and groove your soul, while concierge services and cocktail servers make sure you don't have to work to enjoy your self. Check in any time...?
Named best new boutique by Time Out Chicago, Milk Handmade is a women’s clothing boutique that specializes in small-run, handcrafted goods. Whether you’re looking for the softest tee, the perfect handbag, or your new favorite Saturday-night top, Milk has the one-of-a-kind piece for you. Come on in, hang out, and prepare to fall in love.
An eclectic district filled with dining and multi-cultural attractions, Midtown Champaign, with the beautiful Boneyard Creek flowing, connects Downtown and Campustown Champaign.
Midlane Golf Resort
With five elegant banquet rooms that serve the needs of groups from thirty to six hundred guests including a championship eighteen hole golf course, driving range, all suites hotel with a pool/ fitness center, and a state-of-the-art nightclub, Midlane is uniquely outfitted to suit any of your banquet needs. Don't gamble on the outcome of your special event - come to the golf, banquet and wedding experts.
Material Girl Fabric Shop
Material Girl Fabric Shop located in downtown Crystal Lake, formerly The Fabric Shop, features fresh and modern fabric designers such as Anthology, Free Spirit, Westminster Including: Amy Butler, Kaffe Fawcett, Riley Blake, Alexander Henry, Michael Miller - Including Anna Griffin, Moda, Henry Glass, Kaufman, Hoffman and more. We offer an extensive variety of fabrics, trims and notions for Crystal Lake and the surrounding McHenry County area. In addition, we continue to add more fabric lines and designers such as RJR, Batik Textiles, Red Rooster, Andover, Art Gallery, Lecien, Clothworks, Dunroven House, James Thompson & Co., Marcus Fabrics, Oilcloth, Intl., P & B Textiles, Quilting Treasures, Shannon Fabrics, Studio E, and Mary Flanagan Wools. We now offer Sewing Classes and Sewing Instruction right here in our Crystal Lake store. These classes will be for beginners as well as experienced sewers of all ages looking for new ideas and inspirations.
CITY: Crystal Lake
Marty's Martini Bar
Tucked away, just off of Andersonville's main drag, is Marty's Martini Bar. Fantastic service and delicious cocktails make this cozy locale a favorite of the Andersonville neighborhood. During the summer, outdoor seating is available in a picture-perfect patio.
Marriott Suites Downers Grove
Distinctive boutique-like setting with 254 suites, each featuring two unique living areas. With over 5,700 square feet of meeting space and a convenient location at I-88 and I-355, this hotel offers the perfect setting for both business and pleasure.
CITY: Downers Grove
Marriott Chicago Schaumburg
Sophisticated and modern, our business class hotel with a boutique feel has gracious hosts waiting for you to experience our passion for hospitality. Step into the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg and discover the multitude of ways to combine work time and play time. Located in the heart of Schaumburg, near Arlington Heights, Itasca, Hoffman Estates, Addison, Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Elk Grove, minutes from O’Hare International Airport, this Schaumburg, Illinois hotel has it all. From Marriott Mobile Checkin to Marriott Mobile Meetings, explore the innovative technology created with the ease of the traveler in the mind. State of the art of Fitness Center, Indoor and Outdoor pool, 32-inch LCD TV’s and Revive Marriott bedding package redesign the art of hosting. Located near several award winning restaurants, Blue Fire Grill will dazzle your culinary senses right from the start. Bevande Lounge is the perfect spot to put an exclamation point on your day. A full hot breakfast buffet is available each morning or let the Bean Counter, our Starbucks café, catch you on the fly with the first cup of fresh coffee and a wide variety of grab and go options. This suburban Chicago hotel is accented by the LegoLand Discovery Center , Woodfield Mall and The Streets of Woodfield shopping complex are located less than 2 miles from the hotel. Choose from nearby attractions which include Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, premier horse racing at Arlington Park Race Track, watching your favorite hockey teams at the Edge Ice Arena, or take a stroll in Busse Woods Natural Preserve. The Chicago Marriott Schaumburg is hospitality redefined.
Named after the flower synonymous with celebration and festivity in India. Marigold is a place to celebrate India's culture and food. Marigold's atmosphere offers a vibrant dining experience with a friendly neighborhood vibe. From the fresh chutneys to the family recipes, it is the combination of tradition with the unexpected that makes Marigold special. We hope you'll join us soon.
A Joliet staple for more than 30 years, this LGBT bar features dancing to live DJs on Friday and Saturday nights, Maneuvers Diva’s Den drag shows and live entertainment.
Located in Boystown, this European-style boutique hotel offers suites with butler pantries equipped with a refrigerator, microwave and wet bar. The Majestic is located close to Belmont Harbor, and within walking distance of Boystown bars and restaurants.
Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in Chicago’s Edgewater/ Andersonville neighborhood, Magnolia Studios offers a choice of three unique Chicago accommodations only five minutes from the beach and thirty minutes from downtown Chicago. All three units offer fully equipped kitchens, luxury en suite bathrooms, plasma TVs with full cable package, laptops with free wireless internet, exceptionally comfortable queen sized beds beds with luxury mattresses/ linens and in unit laundry. You have exclusive use of all amenities, which makes your stay relaxing and private.
Join thousands of music fans in Chicago’s Grant Park for the summer’s biggest music festival. This three-day gathering features 70 acts on five stages, giving you a chance to see everything from hip hop and heavy metal to punk and alternative rock.
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
A full service resort, located on 175 naturally wooded acres of Chicago's North Shore, offering an ideal setting for retreat-style meetings, romantic getaways, weddings and fun-for-the-whole-family vacations or reunions. Enjoy the 18-hole PGA championship golf course, award-winning Marriott Theatre, tennis club, along with several on-site restaurants, a lounge and Starbucks. While staying in one of the 383 rooms or 6 suites, enjoy a swim in the indoor or outdoor pool, work out in the fully equipped fitness center and relax in the whirlpool. There are also 26 meeting rooms totaling 40,000 sq ft. available for any planned event.
Lincoln: History to Hollywood
“Lincoln: History to Hollywood,” an exhibition of sets, costumes and props from the Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film “Lincoln,” has opened at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum complex, located in downtown Springfield, Illinois. Items of note in the exhibit include Lincoln’s office set, a vignette of Mary Lincoln’s bedroom, Lincoln’s gloves, Tad Lincoln’s tin soldiers, and the rocking chair where President Lincoln sat with Tad. Most of the furniture pieces in the exhibit are antiques from the Civil War era, not reproductions. The exhibits are on long-term loan from Spielberg and DreamWorks Studio. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum features more than 40,000 square feet of galleries, theatres and historic displays that takes visitors on a journey from Lincoln’s humble beginnings through his Presidency. The “Lincoln: History to Hollywood” exhibit will be located in Union Station, across the street from the presidential museum.
Lincoln Heritage Winery
Offers complimentary tastings of hand crafted wines and frequently offers special wine recipes to sample as well. Gourmet cheeses, salamis and crackers are available for purchase and you are invited to bring a picnic basket filled with your own goodies. There are a small selection of other beverages on hand.
Enjoy wonderful, French-gourmet dining at this restaurant located in the heart of the Downtown Rock Island's Arts & Entertainment District. Family-owned and operated for over 20 years, this restaurant features delicious French cuisine. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, only. You may dine in the Star Bar or in the formal dining area. Banquet space is available for parties.
CITY: Rock Island
Central Illinois lake with over 11,000 water acres and 172 miles of shoreline. Lake Shelbyville has 5 federal campgrounds, and 2 state campgrounds with over 1,000 campsites from tent camping up to full hookup. There are several recreational areas with picnic areas and pavilions and 2 wildlife management areas. Three public beaches are available for swimming on the lake. The lake also hosts many launching ramps that are available for boats, and 3 marinas on the lake. Many hiking trails also encompass the lake such as the General Dacey which also includes fitness stations, the Chief Illini trail and others.
La Colina Linda Farm and Bed & Breakfast
This one acres farm offers a two bedroom - two bath non-smoking cottage. The hospitality is open and inclusive and serves vegan plant-based meals for breakfast. Instruction and guidance for anyone interested in organic farming practices.
Kopi A Traveler's Cafe
This comfortable cafe sells coffee in bulk and is a quiet respite for a light lunch. Jalan Jalan, a boutique in the back of the cafe, is crammed with travel books, artwork, textiles, gifts and jewelry from around the world. In the very front of the cafe is an elevated area where patrons remove their shoes to lounge among the pillows that furnish the floor. To complete the intercontinental atmosphere, clocks on the wall keep the current time in various countries.
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Dinner comes with a side of entertaining female impersonators at this raucous restaurant, located in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood. Sample one of more than 70 different martinis, including the famous Kit Kat.
Kennekuk County Park
The 3000 acre park includes a seven mile backpack trail among its 15 miles of trail system. Boats and canoes are available for rental in season, and seven lakes are available for fishing. Hunting of pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, dove, waterfowl, goose, mushrooms, turkey, and deer is permitted (Illinois and Vermilion County Conservation District regulations apply).
JW Marriott Chicago
This hotel has 610 rooms. 128 suites. One restaurant. Lounge. Valet/laundry. Business center. Exercise facilities. Indoor pool. Room service. 20,000 sq. ft. upscale spa and fitness center. Located in the heart of Chicago's Financial District and walking distance to the Theater District, museums, shopping and nightlife.
Open since 1976, Irene’s features dancing to live DJs, drag shows and live entertainment.
International Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon
This marathon has become an international favorite! Run 13.1 miles where Lincoln walked. Proceeds from the race support the shipment of medical supplies to developing nations by Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach.
InterContinental Chicago O'Hare
This luxury 556-room hotel features an impressive collection of international art, The Montrose Room live music club, and dining at Bistro Museo, The Capital Grille and McCormick & Schmick’s. The hotel is within walking distance of the Rosemont Theatre, and close to Rivers Casino and Allstate Arena.
Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile
This reasonably priced hotel is just half a block from North Michigan Avenue shops and restaurants. During warm-weather months, hang out on the 22nd-floor Skyline Terrace as you sip a cocktail and soak in the amazing view.
Inn at Lincoln Park
This European-style boutique hotel features 71 guest rooms and three suites. Located on the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview, the Inn is within walking distance of hip shops, bars and restaurants, and close to Boystown.