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The Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race is a chance to have fun and raise money for a local charity by designing, building, and racing your very own Pumpkin Racer! Build the fastest racer you can, or go nuts with the most original design you can think of! Saturday October 29th at 1:00pm!
Foundation Forward, Inc., dedicated the Charters of Freedom monuments to the people of Morgan County on May 30, 2015. The monuments display the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights as they are displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Set in limestone with beautifully etched bronze plates, the monuments bring the experience of viewing our nation's most important documents to life.
Beginning September 9, look to the skies for Macomb's annual Balloon Rally and Kite Festival! This year's theme will be Day of the Dead and feature an abundance of brightly colored spectacles. The event is free and will be open to the public all day and will end on September 10. For more information, please visit macombballoonrally.blogspot.com.
McHenry County Conservation District manages over 25,000 acres of diverse woodlands, wetlands and prairie. Explore outdoor recreational opportunities, programs and special events at 33 sites.
Over 1,100 cool cars and 85,000 spectators, hot music and free entertainment will roll into the heart of Springfield's historic downtown for this Route 66 celebration! Non-stop free musical entertainment on the Hot Rod stage all weekend!
It’s time to kick back and relax. They have great food and drinks, plus Lake Michigan on their doorstep. How could it get any better? Oh yeah, live music acts and festivals constantly throughout the summer, so you are never bored and always satisfied!
Walk through the magical park, listen to caroler and enjoy cookies in the Shelterhouse. Drive and view the lights throughout the city streets and neighborhoods of Edgewood, Prospect and Chestnut.
Eaton Studio & Gallery exhibits and sells the work of local artist Herb Eaton in a 1902 historic building in downtown Bloomington. The paintings, sculptures and drawings reflect the artist's interest in the local rivers, cornfields, gardens, circus, and music scenes. The Gallery hosts art salons, jazz and acoustic musical and theatrical events and sponsors cultural discussions focused on local community interests. Open most Saturdays 10am-2pm, by appointment, special events, and during 1st Fridays 5-8pm.
Come visit Carl's for the best ice cream in Bloomington-Normal. Awesome burgers, sandwiches, cheese fries and more.
Winner of ABC's 2013 Great Christmas Light Fight. Over one million led Christmas lights displayed in sync with a dozen different songs including the Blackhawks' song.
The Residence Inn by Marriott, Bloomington is the newest and brightest extended stay hotel to the Bloomington-Normal market. Located off Veterans Parkway, minutes from State Farm Insurance Headquarters and Central Illinois Regional Airport. Our residential-style hotel offers boutique inspired elegance in the heart of Bloomington-Normal. The spacious suites feature separate sleeping and living areas, a fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, and 39-inch HD flat panel televisions with in-room DVR players. Our luxury bedding includes crisp linens, comfy mattresses, custom comforters, and fluffy pillows, guaranteeing a blissful nights rest. Upon waking, join us for a complimentary, full-American breakfast buffet offering hot and cold favorites. Check-out our outdoor patio, fire up the BBQ grill to cook your favorite meal or unwind and socialize around the fire pit. Pack your bathing suit and dive in our saltwater indoor swimming pool and spa, it's a refreshing experience.
Festivities include plowing competition, English and Western horse show, arts and crafts show, children's games, ladies and junior fair auction. Food available from local area vendors and much more. Parking is free.
This event will center on walking your dogs on a two mile course. There will be dog trainers, groomers, and dog adoptions from local societies. At 1:00 p.m. a guest speaker will be hosted within the Interpretive Center's theater. The event is only on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dogs will only be allowed in the theater between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Dogs may be walked through and around Camp River Dubois. For more information, call (618) 251-5811.
The DeKalb Farmers Market features locally-grown produce, wine, baked goods, flowers and artisan crafts. Live music is presented each week by the Egyptian Theatre. It's a great way to enjoy an afternoon. Open Thursday's from 10-2 June through September.
Located on the east edge of the city, this is a 90 room facility offering both smoking and non-smoking rooms, free wireless high speed internet access, cable TV, in room refrigerators, microwaves, irons and ironing boards, and hair dryers, pets allowed, and breakfast included. Rates: $59.99 to $169.99.
The Nature Institute is a non-profit land conservation and environmental education organization based in Godfrey, IL. Since its founding in 1980, The Nature Institute's board and staff have worked to foster an awareness and appreciation of the natural world through preservation, restoration, and education. The Nature Institute also owns and manages over 450 acres of protected land, such as the Olin Nature Preserve, the Mississippi Sanctuary, the Kemp and Cora Hutchinson Bird Sanctuary, and the Heartland Prairie Project at Gordon Moore Park. These natural areas provide unique places for the public to experience the diversity of the Riverbend area with its hardwood forests, prairies and wetlands. The preserves are open to the public and free to use from dawn to dusk.
Cut your Christmas tree in a backwoods setting. We have many trees, including Norway, white spruce and blue spruce. Family owned and operated. Trees up to 23 feet tall.
Pal Joey's has prided itself with a pizza that has remained consistent throughout its 32 year history. The pizza was given 4 stars by Chicago Tribune food critics and named as one of the best pan pizzas in the Chicago area. Fine Italian food and award-winning pizza. Outdoor dining by the Fox River is a special treat!
This forest preserve has miles of wooded trails and a quarry lake suitable for hiking and horseback. Fishing, canoeing and kayaking permitted in season.
Arguably this park has one of the bet views of the Mississippi River from the bluffs nestled in the historic Christian Hill District which is filled with 1800s era architecture. Grab your picnic lunch because the view is incredible from this little park. Fall in love with the view of the river and even say "I Do" under the gazebo for an unforgettable afternoon.
A boutique hotel rich in history with luxuriously appointed rooms. The unique experience begins at the reception desk set in the majestic bank lobby and continues on to our high end guest rooms.
The DeKalb Farmers Market features locally-grown produce, wine, baked goods, flowers and artisan crafts. The market is open every Thursday (June 2nd - Sept 29th) 10am - 2pm at Van Buer Plaza on the corner of North Second & Locust St. in DeKalb.
Come celebrate life on the Mississippi River through art, music, and conservation! The event will kick-off with a river clean-up beginning at 9 a.m. The festival is part of a statewide celebration of our rivers and an opportunity to learn more about the environmental issues in our region and solutions. The festival will feature informational booths on ecology, native plants & animals and recycling, as well as arts & crafts, food vendors, litter clean-ups, organized hikes & bike rides, and live music! Free admission. For more information, including contests, activities, and music schedules, please visit www.facebook.com/EathtonesFestival.
6 back-in sites, 4 cabins, 42 shady drive-thru spaces for RVs, with water, sewer, electric hookups. Clean restrooms with showers and automatic laundry. Dumping station, propane fill station, and tent sites available. Picnic tables on site. Free wifi at the Welcome Center. Pets are permitted and reservations are accepted.
The Huntley Park District has been providing Recreation for Generations since 1965. Facilities include the REC Center which features a fitness center, Seedlings Preschool and theater, Stingray Bay Family Outdoor Aquatic Center, Tomaso Sports Park, Pinecrest Golf Club and Restaurant.
Enjoy the beauty and serenity of Calhoun County while camping! The Village of Kampsville Campground, located near the Illinois River, offers electric service, water, sewer and has a shower house.
Toys, Treats, Accessories, Natural Foods, Holistic Supplements. They carry everything you need for a healthy happy dog and/or cat.
Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 9th! The 35th Annual Cortland Festival and Parade will kick off at 1:00 p.m and will feature members of local bands, scout troops, clubs and other organizations. Then stay for the festival at Cortland Community Park after the parade. Vendors will offer food for purchase and there will be fun for all ages.
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - Welcome to Extended Stay America Lombard-Oak Brook. Our hotel is designed especially for longer stays. Our studio suite rooms each feature a fully-equipped kitchen and other amenities you won't find in a typical hotel.
The Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center provides guests with countless features, great service and a convenient location. Lake Land College is less than a mile away from this Mattoon, IL hotel and local points of interest like Illinois Amish Country, Eastern Illinois University and Lincoln Log Cabin are nearby. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the multitude of recreation areas offered in the surrounding area.
Free Superstart Breakfast, High Speed Internet. Close to bike and snowmobile trail, fishing, boating, skiing and Richmond Historic District. King or double beds, Expanded cable, HBO, ESPN, CNN, Fridge-Micro In some rooms. Pets accepted - 10.00 per day.
Only hotel located on the grounds of O'Hare International Airport
The Holiday Inn Express, Crestwood, is conveniently located just south of Interstate 294 and surrounded by a variety of restaurants & shopping. We are located only a few miles from Midway Airport & close to downtown Chicago.
Award winning, Pride of Super 8. 100% Non-Smoking, no pets allowed, super start breakfast, 2-room and apartment whirlpool suites, microwave/fridge in all rooms.
Residence Inn Oak Brook has 156 suites with separate living and sleeping areas and a fully equipped kitchen. Breakfast buffet is included daily, an evening reception is provided Mon-Thurs, with appetizers, beer, wine and sodas.
Worlds largest hotel rewards program. Somewhere between where you are and where you’re going there’s a Super 8. See you along the way. 69 rooms, near I-80 on route 45, nearby restaurants, refrigerator and microwave, iron, iron boards, hair dryer, coffee pot in all rooms, wireless internet in all rooms, allow pets for a fee, laundry service, family suites.
Newly Renovated Hotel! Offers complimentary breakfast, wireless internet, business center, fitness center, local calls, and USA Today newspaper to all guests! Call now and book your stay!
42 rooms, large truck parking available. Nice hotel. Meeting room accommodates 50. Handicap rooms, pet friendly.
Adjacent to the Waterford Banquet & Conference Center, this newly renovated hotel provides comfortable accommodations at reasonable rates. Guests will enjoy the indoor pool and fitness center, as well as complimentary continental breakfast.
The promise of the best price in any national chain and a clean, comfortable room. Featuring 111 rooms, this motel is 8 miles from O’Hare International Airport. Pets are allowed. Guests will enjoy complimentary morning coffee, free local calls and expanded cable.
Modern American cuisine in a "comfort chic" environment located at the dana hotel and spa. Outdoor dog-friendly patio; private dining; personalized service.
Conveniently located off Interstate 70 near Lincoln Train State Park. Amenities include handicapped rooms/facilities, free parking, free local telephone calls, non smoking rooms/facilities, indoor heated pool, RV or truck parking, restaurant nearby, cable TV, and hot tub rooms.
If you're looking for a clean, quiet room with a friendly and helpful staff, Econo Lodge is the place to stay. With the newly-remodelled rooms full of amenities, your stay is sure to be comfortable and enjoyable! Rooms feature 56-channel cable televisions, king and queen beds, and free local calls. Rollaways and cribs are available, along with a complimentary continental breakfast.
Newly renovated in 2003 with 135 guestrooms featuring free HBO, free local calls, complimentary continental breakfast plus exceptional guest service and hospitality.
91 Rooms, 40+ television channels, within 15 minutes of downtown Chicago. Located at the last lodging exit before downtown.
Opened in 1962, Cooksey's Bait Shop has been in the business of selling minnows and many baits to incoming fishing enthusiasts for 50+ years.
Indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, free continental breakfast. Amenities include coffee makers, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, free satellite movies, Showtime, news and sports channels.
For business or leisure, Carlton Inn Midway offers the amenities and services of home or office. Located 1.8 miles from Midway Airport.
66 rooms with hot tub suites, complimentary deluxe breakfast, free high-speed Internet, an indoor heated pool and spa, fitness room, free local calls and cable TV. Chicago Premium Outlets, Fox Valley Mall, restaurants, golf courses and other attractions are nearby.
63 rooms with one suite, interior entry, 24-hr coffee service and 24-hr front desk with wake-up service. Handicap rooms, pet friendly.
Located at the intersection of I-57 and IL Route 9 in Paxton, this 28-unit country inn is known for their extremely clean rooms. Conveniently located next door to a restaurant. Queen, Double, and King suites are available with smoking/non-smoking and pet friendly options.
This motel offers 47 rooms with an indoor pool and a banquet facility for up to 75 people. Jacuzzi suites and suites with two king beds are available. Pets are welcome for a $10 fee per night. Free continental breakfast and high-speed internet.
A beautiful wooded country setting, within walking distance to several restaurants. Outdoor pool.
Looking for a fun family day out? DeKalb Kite Festival is a full day of family fun. Kids will enjoy seeing the giant inflatable kites, dancing kites, and fighting kites high up in the sky. This festival attracts kite enthusiasts from all over the U.S. Come see what it’s all about! You can bring your own kite or make one here. Food and beverages will be available for purchase as well as kites. This event is free, with $3 parking, cash only.
24-room property - two-story interior corridor hotel. Located near Lake Hillsboro, Glenn Shoals Lake and Coffeen Lake.
If you are looking for high quality and personal service, you have come to the right place. We offer double rooms, suites, jacuzzi suites and more. Complete your stay with a free hot breakfast, Soda and free wi-fi. All rooms come with mini fridge, microwave, 42-inch TV, HD channels and more. We offer limousine service for those special occasions.
Super 8 Romeoville Bolingbrook hotel is located in the Heritage Corridor, convenient to Interstates 55 and 355 at Exit 367, and provides a comfortable, central place to stop near Chicago. Close to attractions like Chicagoland Speedway, O’Hare and Midway airports, and Empress Casino, our pet-friendly Romeoville hotel offers convenient accommodations near the Windy City.
Located on Highway 1 off Interstate 70. Your stay includes free breakfast bonanza, free Wi-Fi Internet, free parking including for truck and RV, and pet friendly. Hot tub rooms are also available. Attractions nearby include Twin Lakes Park and Bicentennial Art Center & Museum.
This 22-room property is conveniently located near the I-94 exit, offering clean & comfortable rooms. Free parking is offered during your stay.
52 rooms and 4 suites; King size suites; non-smoking available; truck parking; in-house laundry facilities. Handicap rooms. Pet friendly.
Galena's Value Motel. Offering simple comforts of home: one-three beds/room, mini fridges, convenient parking. Laundry/kitchen facilities. Fitness equipment. Gas grills, picnic pavilion, volleyball, bean bags. Dog-friendly. Spacious backyard, scenic views.
48 rooms with double beds. Cable TV wtih HBO & ESPN. Direct dial phones, local calls are free.
This fanciful boutique hotel is located in the upscale Gold Coast neighborhood. Walk to shops on Oak Street and North Michigan Avenue, or head to Oak Street Beach. Have a glass of wine and casual fare at the hotel’s Phi Lounge or check out the many Rush Street restaurants nearby.
55 rooms, non-smoking, handicapped accessible, credit cards accepted, cable television available, indoor pool, whirlpool, restaurant within walking distance, and a complimentary breakfast served.
Experience a fun, comfortable stay. Free continental breakfast. Clean rooms, affordable rates.
Noah's Ark Pet Shoppe has everything for small animals. Bird cages, lizard cages, snake tanks, fish bowls and much more. They also have birds, fish, lizards, rabbits, snakes and more small animals.
Queen-size beds, HBO, ESPN, cable TV, free continental breakfast, guest laundry, children stay free with parents. Pets allowed with permission.
Newly remodeled; rooms with kitchenettes; others with microwave and refrigerators; cable television, free HBO and free local calls.
85 luxurious rooms- meeting space for 75 - complimentary continental breakfast - pool and spa - 15 minutes to downtown Chicago and major attractions. E-Z expressway access and rapid transit to downtown. Last lodging exit to Downtown Chicago.
Newly remodeled, 21 rooms. Singles and doubles. Carport parking. Pet friendly.
270 rooms. All suites. Valet. Business center. Exercise Facilities. Indoor pool. Complimentary breakfast. Located in the heart of the River North area on Dearborn between Hubbard and Kinzie Sts.
A 23-unit, one story building. Newly remodeled in 2001. Quiet country motel.
Started in 1932, the sunken gardens were developed inside Forest Park. The lush garden and its scenic surroundings are open to the public and is available for weddings, reunions, and more.
Conveniently located between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO. Near the historic Old Route 66. Litchfield Lake Lou Yeager boasts a beautiful lake, nature trails and picnic areas, 3 mi from the hotel. There are a variety of restaurants nearby.
Consider our Baymont Inn & Suites Mattoon hotel your home base during your stay in Mattoon. Conveniently located off Interstate 57, the hotel is just minutes away from local destinations like Lake Mattoon, Fox Ridge Park and Rockome Gardens. Each guest room comes with homestyle amenities to make your stay relaxing. Take advantage of amenities like free Wi-Fi Internet access and our heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub. After a peaceful rest, start your day with free continental breakfast before starting your Illinois adventure.
Conveniently located off Interstate 55 at - less than 30 minutes south of Springfield attractions. Enjoy close proximity to shops and dining in downtown Litchfield, historic Route 66 attractions and outdoor recreation on Lake Lou Yaeger. Facility has 61 rooms with 2 suites. Free Wi-Fi and kids 17 and under stay free.
Rodeway offers standard amenities, along with microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, and cable television. Whirlpool bathtubs, sofa sleepers and spacious work desks are available in some rooms. A continental breakfast is also provided.
Extended-stay hotel offering short-term and long-term housing. Located in The Glen, the fully furnished 120-suites each contain a fully equipped kitchen, living room area, desk and ergonomic chair, 40+ stations including HBO, a DVD/CD player, and free high speed internet access. Hotel amenities include complimentary breakfast, fitness room, indoor pool, and free guest laundry.
This hotel is known for its friendly, spacious and comfortable environment and is located a few miles from Six Flags, Gurnee Mills, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, downtown Waukegan, area attractions and the best sport facilities.
23 unit hotel. Restaurant facility on location. Room service and cableTVv offered. Phones in the rooms. Weekly rates offered.
Affordable comfort in the heart of downtown Chicago. 71 rooms, two floors, interior corridor, 13 suites with wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, electronic locks, safety deposit boxes. Walking distance to shopping, cultural events, and business centers.
Conveniently and centrally located the Americas Best Value Inn proves to be a great starting point for those visiting historic Mt. Vernon. The property is a four story, exterior corridor facility with spacious guestrooms.
28 rooms, 18 rooms completely new. Enjoy a meal at Three Stars Family Restaurant.
There will be an abundance of delicious fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, plants & flowers, locally-raised hormone-free meat, handmade soaps, jewelry, artwork, pottery, art demonstrations and more at the Alton Farmer's and Artisans' Market. Admission is free for shoppers and there is plenty of parking at its new permanent location in the city-owned parking lot at the corner of Landmarks and Henry Street. The Alton Farmer's & Artisans' Market is every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Brand New Hotel offers a variety of rooms from standard double queen rooms to king and whirlpool tub suites. Relax in the hotel indoor heated pool and whirlpool or host your next meeting in our executive conference room.
Whimsical treehouse village for nightly rentals. Spend a relaxing, quiet night in a treehouse on 10 acres of secluded timber! Experience outdoor showers from the porch, Kitchenette, Wifi,pets welcome. Two treehouses available, 220 sq. ft Whitetail cabin sleeps 2-4, the Captains Quarters 400 sq. ft. sleeps 4-6. To book or look at availability visit www.vrbo.com. The most unique lodging in Western Illinois.
60 rooms, restaurant nearby, small meeting rooms, free movie channel, newly remodeled.
Facility is one story with all outside entrances. 20 rooms available. Pet friendly.
The Quality Inn & Suites is conveniently located on historic Route 66, only 45 miles from Springfield and several historic points of interest, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
2-story facility. Indoor pool. Handicap accessible and pet friendly.
An upscale limited service property. Free high speed internet in all rooms, free enhanced continental breakfast, lobby business center and a variety of room types including whirlpool & fireplace suites.
This 61 room facility is located just off I-57 and Illinois Route 16, and has a variety of restaurants within walking distance. Attractions nearby include the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site and the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum. Free Wi-Fi, business center, free breakfast bonanza, and pet-friendly. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.