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Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society
The genealogical and historical society encourages the preservation of Logan County's history and maintains a research center that treasures and collects Logan County family histories. They're the only research center that includes ALL of Logan County. Their research resources include historical books, maps, obituaries, cemetery records, marriages, births, family surname genealogy and more! Stop by for a visit to see the artifacts, old photographs, museum pieces, veteran's exhibit, as well as the new "Abraham Lincoln Room."
ARTrevolution is a new gallery venue in the Pilsen neighborhood. We are located at 600 W. Cermak, 10 minutes from downtown and 10 minutes from McCormick Place, just east of Halsted Street. With 6500 sq. ft. of open space it is a unique venue for your special event. ARTrevolution has hardwood floors, brick walls, 14 ft. wood beamed ceilings and 2 walls of windows allowing for lots of natural light. We have original art with track lighting, black chandeliers, 2 flat screen TV’s and the ability to project onto an 8 ft. x 12 ft. AV screen. The building has ample parking conveniently surrounding it. Our capacity for a stand up cocktail party is 400 guests. Sit down dinner is 250-300 guests. We have additional space available for a ceremony, pre-function or meetings that can be added to your rental under one roof. Host your next special event at ARTrevolution.
Prairie Hill Farm
Stop by for pick-your-own blueberries in season.
Antiques, collectibles, and things in between. Monday-Friday call for appt.
Kelleher's Irish Pub & Eatery
Peoria's most authentic Irish Pub, featuring Irish and American fare. Kelleher's has over 100 specialty and imported beers with 18 on tap. Kelleher's also features Peoria's largest selection of distilled spirits. There is something for everyone at Kelleher's, when you enter, you are Irish.
The Fugitive - Hilton Chicago
This crime thriller involves an eminent surgeon who is wrongly accused of murdering his wife and is pursued by a relentless U.S. Marshal. The film was shot around the city, including scenes at the majestic Hilton Chicago (which was the largest hotel in the world when it opened in 1927), downtown Daley Plaza (the site of numerous outdoor events year round, ranging from Pumpkin Plaza in October to Christkindlmarket during the holidays), the L train (named for the elevated tracks that encircle the city) and even a foot chase through a parade.
Bishop Hill Colony Store
Experience an old time mercantile with shelves brimming with Swedish gourment foods, confections and souvenirs.
Chicago Hotels Partcipating in 877Chicago Promotion
The 15 Chicago hotels have lowered their rates and combined efforts with Chicago attractions for this promotion. These hotels vary in the number rooms, amenities and prices; log onto 877chicago.com or call 1-877-CHICAGO for more information.
Chester Riverfront Mural
Painted in the 1930s on the upper interior wall of Chester's post office, this fascinating mural depicts pre-Civil War riverboat activity on the Mississippi River.
Spare Time Lanes
32 bowling lanes, automatic scoring, free parking, lounge and food.
Springbrook Golf Course
Located in west central Naperville and adjacent to the DuPage County Forest Preserve's Dragon Lake, Springbrook Golf Course commands some the finest views of Naperville's open space and trails. Built in 1974, the facility features a challenging 18-hole championship golf course, a 28-stall natural turf driving range, two practice putting green with bunkers. Its beautiful, mature and lush foliage and trees complement the manicured greens, tees and fairways. Combined with its exceptional course design, golfers of all skill levels return time and again to play.
Deer Park Town Center
Deer Park Town Center features over 70 of the most exclusive stores and restaurants in Chicago's northwest suburbs. Located at the intersection of Rand (Route 12) and Long Grove Roads in Deer Park, IL, Deer Park Town Center is an easy drive from surrounding suburbs, downtown Chicago or O'Hare Airport. Park in front of your favorite store and spend an hour or a day. At Deer Park Town Center, there's something for everyone.
Historic Museum of Torture Devices
Historic Museum of Torture Devices is a privately-owned collection of unique historic torture devices. This museum features over 50 displays from nearly all over the world. Devices such as these were once used to kill, maim, terrorize, punish and force confession, all in the name of The Law. Exhibits include, the pillory, the Chinese death cage and so much more. This unique museum is a must see. Open Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
The mission of the Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series is to celebrate the artistic and intellectual vision of Fermilab by actively fostering an appreciation of science and the performing arts in neighboring communities. Most of the Arts and Lecture Series performances and lectures take place in Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium.
Kankakee Model Railroad Club and Museum
See large operating model train displays and railroad memorabilia within Kankakee's restored train depot. The museum also features a scale model replicating the city of Kankakee during the 1950's. A restored rail car and trolley can be rented for special events.
Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
Enjoy 9,300 acres of great outdoor picnicking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing. Fall foliage, winter offers ice fishing, snowmobiling on frozen lake. 308 campsites, Private marina.
Open from April to October, this theatre shows first-run movies, and is one of only 200 drive-inns left in the United States.
Josephine's Tea Room
Enjoy a Girls' Day Out with lunch at Josephine's Tea Room in Godfrey. Fresh salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts made daily highlight the menu. While at the tea room, browse the many gift shops on the complex, including Josephine's Gifts, the Monticello House, Fred's Shed featuring discounted merchandise and the new Christmas House. Jospehine's is the perfect stop for a girls' day out shopping and having fun. Hours: M -F 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., S 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Open on Sundays in December 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
The Jackson County Stage Company
The Stage Company was born in 1982 when a small but enthusiastic group met to explore the possibility of founding a community theater in Southern Illinois. This community theater produces four shows a year. In 2008, the company moved into the Varsity Center for the Arts, 418 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale. Call their box office at (618) 549-5466, M-F 5-7pm; S 12-4pm. For a current list of their plays, refer to their web site www.stagecompany.org
Dickson Mounds Museum
The premier on-site archaeological museum, located 45 miles southwest of Peoria, interprets the 12,000 year history of American Indian cultures in Illinois through artifacts, interpretive exhibits, major multi-image productions, hands-on activities and a variety of public events in a rural setting.
Watch these yummy dressings being made from the storefront in downtown historic Palestine, or go in and take a tour that includes samples.
Air Classics Museum of Aviation
Vintage military and training planes, plus displays of aviation uniforms and memorabilia. Open by appointment only.
Hamilton County State Fish And Wildlife Area
The 1,683-acre site has a 75-acre lake where families can picnic, fish, paddle boat, camp and enjoy the good food at the on-site restaurant.
8th Judicial Circuit Marker
One of the last remaining markers erected in 1922 marks the 8th Judicial Circuit on which Abraham Lincoln practiced law.
Janet Checker Studio
Original pastels, oil paintings, note cards, posters. Specializing in figurative art, portraits, land and seascapes. Commissions accepted. Classes, workshops.
Public Enemies - Stateville Correctional Center
The Feds hunt notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson during a 1930s crime wave. The restored period exterior of Chicago’s Biograph Theater, site of Dillinger’s infamous demise, is featured in a pivotal scene in the movie.
Family and Tradition. That says it all when describing Sweeties Caramel Creations. The chocolate and caramel recipes used by our grandmother are the foundation for our irresistible sweet treats. Our items are hand made the old fashioned way; one at a time with a loving touch. At Sweeties we do not "mass produce" nor do we "stock-pile" any of our products. To assure the freshness of our creations, it is Sweeties policy to make your sweet treats only after we receive your order.
Cassen's Guest Rooms
Cassen's Bait Shop has added two new guest rooms perfect for fishermen or hunters. Amenities offered are free wi-fi, refrigerator & microwave. You'll enjoy a great view of the Illinois River with shopping and restaurants within walking distance.
Deer Grove Forest Preserve
Located in Palatine, IL, Deer Grove Forest Preserve has trails that offer a moderate level of difficulty. At almost 10 miles in length, the hiking trials make Deer Grove worth a visit. Split into two very individual sites connected by paved and unpaved trials, the east preserve features open wetlands surrounded by old fields and an in-progress savanna and prairie restoration. The west side is wilder, the forest denser and crisscrossed with footpaths along the rolling terrain. Quite woodlands, white-tailed deer and a completely different experience await the hiker on the west side. Both paths are equally enchanting.
Country Schemes Bed and Breakfast
Relax in a peaceful country setting, take a nature hike, fish and enjoy friendly country hospitality.
Ohio River Recreational Area
RV campground with bathhouse, boat ramp and country store. Restaurant and lodge also on site.
Home Alone - Trinity Methodist Church
An eight-year-old boy is accidentally left home alone as his family rushes off for a vacation to France, leaving him to fend for himself against a pair of bungling burglars. Filmed along the North Shore, movie sites include Wilmette's Trinity Methodist Church and the Hubbard Woods Metra Station in Winnetka. Right across the street from the Metra train tracks is the former drugstore where the stranded kid stole a toothbrush in the movie.
Mazonia-Braidwood State Fish & Wildlife Area
1,700 acres of grassland, brushy draws and shrubs on 2,801 acres. Hunting, fishing, picnicking and more.
Ink & Stamp with Sue
Galena's original paper and ink art store. Rubberstamps, scrapbooking supplies, inspired gifts & art décor. Enjoy classes and free demos.
The Haeger Potteries
World's largest manufacturer of art pottery. Factory outlet salesroom and Haeger Museum open to the public at original manufacturing site.
Lenus Turley Park
This city park has a fountain, playground, picnic shelter, butterfly garden and benches to enjoy summer concerts and community events.
Country Club Hills Amphitheater Theater
Our beautiful new Country Club Hills Amphitheater Theater is an intimate, 2000-seat venue that combines stylish, modern architecture and state-of-the-art audio and video technology with the same kind of rustic, community charm that our city is famous for.
CITY:Country Club Hills
Rustic Inn Marker
This private residence was once a historic inn where a group of counterfeiters met to hatch a plot to steal Abraham Lincoln's body from his tomb in Springfield. Walk up to view the marker only.
Festival 56 is now a year-round professional theater festival, with 10 productions each year. Each season, Festival 56 assembles from across the country a team of the most creative and talented artists living and working in professional theater today. The festival presents a wide spectrum of programming, from free productions of Shakespeare to classic and world premier musicals and the masterworks of playwrights such a Steinbeck, Ibsen and Tennessee Williams. Festival 56 is committed to championing the American theater as an art form by creating a home for the artists who are its heart and soul.
Located in the new Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, the highly anticipated Terzo Piano is a must-stop for lunch and Thursday dinner. It features the signature cuisine of Chef Tony Mantuano, who has been delighting Chicagoans for years at the four-star Italian restaurant, Spiaggia. The food is all fresh, local, organic and sustainably produced. There is even an authentic cava di stagionatura (cheese cave), where some of America's most interesting artisanal cheeses are kept at ideal temperature and humidity. Outside you can dine al fresco on the covered piazza, while enjoying spectacular views of Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue and the Bluhm Family Terrace.
Jane Addams Book Shop
Jane Addams Book Shop in downtown Champaign offers more than 70,000 titles in fifteen separate rooms on three floors, plus ephemera (old photos, postcards, tickets, advertising materials), greeting cards, and bookmarks. Find rare, out of print, or hard to find titles or purchase a gift card for a book lover!
Harris Agricultural Museum
The museum houses an agricultural display that includes antique tractors (1922-1937), engines, a 1919 grain/dump truck, a replica of a 1920s farmstead kitchen, and more.
Boudreau Vegetables and Grain
Farm-fresh pumpkins and watermelon are sold here.
Clark County Museum
The Clark County Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and education of all things pertaining to the people and places of Clark County, Illinois. Learn about the Lincoln-Douglas debates and unique area country architecture here.
This memorial commemorates Lincoln's 1832 service in the Black Hawk War, and consists of a bronze figure of Lincoln as a 23-year-old captain. The statue was dedicated in 1930 during the centennial celebration of the town of Dixon.
Antioch Bowling Lanes
Antioch Bowl is back with 28 premier Brunswick Synthetic Prolanes, AMF's Elite scoring system, and good folk in great leagues. Birthday parties, arcade games, cosmic bowling and Quick Strike snack shop.
Norton Knolls Golf Course
Norton Knolls offers a nine-hole, par 34 course.
Brehm Memorial Library
An extensive collection of genealogical materials offers visitors an opportunity to research local Mt. Vernon history.
Coal Miners Monument
Joseph Koch, who along with eight other local miners died in a mine explosion in 1947, is depicted here.
A to Z Antiques and More
Offering you a wonderful experience while you shop. This antique store gives a shoppers a lot to consider.
Senica Oak Ridge Golf Club
This 18-hole championship course has bent grass greens, tees, and fairways, plus a full-service pro shop.
The Bensenville Park District and the DuPage County Forest Preserve have been working to restore this property and land. Fischer Farm is believed to be one of the oldest remaining homesteads in the county. Explore the buildings, touch the artifacts, and connect with history.
Stop by this roadside market for in-season fresh strawberries, tomatoes, beets, broccoli, cucumbers, eggplant and peppers.
The first brick home built in Polo is now a tourist information center and home of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Sited outdoors over some 300 acres, the 21-piece collection contains monumental works by many of the 20th century's most important sculptors, including Puryear, Nauman, Disuvero and Hunt.
Roscoe Misslehorn Art Gallery
This gallery features the works of renowned Southern Illinois sketch artist Roscoe Misslehorn, as well as exhibits by contemporary artists. The building is the GM&O railroad depot that was used as a location for the 1967 movie, In the Heat of the Night.
Martini's on the Rock
Indoor and outdoor dining at this restaurant located on the banks of the Rock River. Featuring steaks, seafood, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and more. Lunch and dinner specials, live music on the weekends. Great riverfront setting and delicious food!
Rock Run Peddler
A quaint red cottage with a unique gathering of primitives, folk art, florals, and garden decor. Also seasonal garden to enjoy. Open: Thursday thru Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm. Or by appointment.
Features a distinctive entertainment and dining venue. Celebrate "sophisticated fun" in our warm and inviting 45,000 square foot indoor/outdoor facility complete with 20 bowling lanes and 10 bocce courts, exceptional Italian-American bistro with wine cellar, outdoor patio, fireplace, and beautifully appointed event and party room that can accommodate groups from 20-600.
Sensing Chicago at the Chicago History Museum
Make the new Chicago History Museum your family's number-one destination for fun. There's always something new at the Museum to inspire imagination and satisfy young curiosities. Our exhibition Sensing Chicago invites children of all ages to explore the sights, sounds, and smells of the city. Visit the gallery to: Ride a high-wheel bicycle down a wood-paved street Hear the Great Chicago Fire. Catch a fly ball at Comiskey Park. Discover history through your nose with our Smell Map. Be a Chicago-style hot dog. Create an oversized postcard of your favorite sights to post on the gallery wall or e-mail to a friend. Let your senses guide you to other exciting galleries in the Museum! The Museum makes it fun for families to explore our exhibitions. In addition to our highly acclaimed children’s gallery, families are invited to participate in our History a la Cart interactive gallery stations.
Days Inn Lincoln Park - North
Winner of the 2004 Days Inn Hotel of the Year Award. Guests have free access to Bally's Total Fitness located next door. Other hotel amenities include expanded cable Tv, valet parking, valet and guest laundry facilities. Safe and exciting neighborhood.
Geneseo Historical Museum
The Geneseo Historical Museum features displays of local people and places in an Italianate-style home built in the mid-1800. Walk through the 27-rooms which tell the story of how people lived in the past and Geneseo’s history. See the Underground Railroad space used to hide runaway slaves. A wide variety of President Abraham Lincoln artifacts are the centerpiece of the museum. Visit the newly built carriage house home to Geneseo’s agricultural history. Explore and be delighted while learning about Geneseo’s heritage
Goodrich Randall 15
The Goodrich Randall theater complex includes the only IMAX screen in the Fox Valley area.
Great family fun at this completely remodeled bowling alley.
Coles County Speedway
Watch modified midget racing at this speedway.
Broadway Center of Arts
Groups regularly perform at the "Black Box" Main Stage theatre.
Paco's Sol Bistro
Mouth watering entrees hand-made from scratch bursting with flavor. Relaxed casual atmosphere complete with bar. Choose from American, Asian fusion, barbeque, burgers, Mexican, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, Southern and Tex-Mex selections!
Doctorman's Cache Core Hunting Preserve
Upland game bird hunting from Oct. 1 - April. Dogs & guide service available. Located 3 miles west of Jct. Hwy. 37 & Hwy. 169, or, 4 miles east of I-57 just off Shawnee College Road.
Atlas Brewing Company
Atlas Brewing Company is one of Chicago’s newest craft brew pubs. Building on the tradition of Chicago’s neighborhood breweries, they brought back the Atlas name. Atlas was a Chicago brewery that began in 1896 and closed after Prohibition. Now, Atlas Brewing Company is a craft brew destination. The brewing brothers, Ben and John Saller, have created a diverse selection of craft beers that are sure to satisfy. Paired with creative craft cuisine, Atlas is a great place to meet friends and enjoy great beer and great food.
Wooded Isle Suites
An alternative to hotels with 13 vintage apartment suites in a neighborhood setting. It is a wonderful base for visitors who want to see Chicago's many museums or catch a ball game or are here on business.
Stade Dairy Farm
A producer of milk, vegetables and grains since 1977, the farm offers tours, and presents the annual Shades of Autumn festival during the month of September.
Horn Field Campus
Rustic setting available for retreats, picnics, camps, nature studies or a team course.
Huegen's General Store
Huegen's General Store has a small-town feeling in beautiful Albers Illinois.
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches"). Several are located at the Rivers Project and interested individuals can attend this free 1 hour program on Saturdays, June through August,to learn more and get involved in geocaching.
Quad City Arts Gallery
Quad City Arts is a regional arts council serving the citizens of Henry, Mercer, and Rock Island counties in Illinois and artists within a 90-mile radius. The Gallery features paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, mix-media, and more. Works are created by regional artists and are for sale. The gallery also features Artist Openings and special events throughout the year.
The Blues Brothers- Daley Center
In this comedy classic set in Chicago, the Blues Brothers are on a "mission from God" to save the Catholic home where they were raised by putting together their old blues band for a fundraising concert. One of the most memorable scenes is a car chase that ends with the pair crashing their Bluesmobile into Chicago's Daley Center. Although the interiors for the Blues Brothers' concert were shot at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, the exterior is actually Chicago's South Shore Cultural Center, a beautifully restored historic landmark that offers arts programs.
Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
22 species of fish are found in this lake, including bass, white crappie, channel catfish, bullhead, yellow bass, bluegill, and carp. This 1,100-acre lake is surrounded by native oak and hickory forests. Picnicking, hiking, and limited hunting and trapping.
Fox and Hound Schaumburg
Neighborhood pub - fresh casual themed restaurant with upscale billiards, shuffleboard, ping-pong, and darts. Party space available.
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Rock Bottom is all about the beer. Every tank tapped here represents hours of planning, experimentation, ingenuity and precision by a local Rock Bottom Brewmaster. The folks here pride themselves on the remarkably consistent quality of their handcrafted beers as well as their tasty menu of made-from-scratch food.
Anyway's American Grill & Pub
Restaurant and pub with comfortable, friendly and casual atmosphere. Outdoor beer garden, dining room and separate bar area with TVs throughout. Full menu featuring classic American fare; average price $7-$12. Daily drink specials. Open daily 11:00 am.
Running Scared - James R. Thompson Center
Two Chicago cops work to bring down a drug kingpin before they retire and head off to sunny Key West to open a bar together. The climax of the movie takes place in the Thompson Center. One of the movie's most memorable scenes is a car chase that takes place on the city's El (elevated) train tracks.
Black Dog Gelato
Located in the Ukrainian Village, Black Dog Gelato serves artisanal gelatos an sorbets with unique flavor combinations.
Have you ever wanted to see the beautiful city of Chicago from above? Join us for an amazing helicopter skyline tour where you will see the city from a birds eye view! This is one of the most incredible adventures you can ever imagine. During our flight you will see all that this city has to offer - Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, Willis Tower, John Hancock Observatory, Cellular One Field and the United Center.
The Doughnut Vault
The Doughnut Vault serves up piping-hot, fat and delicious doughnuts... Tuesdays-Friday starting at 8:00am until we run out. And Saturdays at 9:30am until we run out.
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.
PM&L Theatre is a non-profit, community-based volunteer organization located in downtown Antioch. Each annual season contains six shows, ranging in style from musicals to comedy and drama.
Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course
This 18-hole golf course was designed by Robert Garard and Gary Hoelcher.
The historic theatre features first-run movies, organ concerts, puppet shows, and other special events. Tours are available by appointment.
Antique Engine & Tractor Association Working Farm Show
Visit the 50-acre showground and experience the fall harvest early 1900’s style. Event features the historical value of collection and exhibition of gasoline and steam tractors, power driven farm machinery and other equipment through field demonstrations, displays of gas engines, garden tractors, farm tractors and equipment. Tractor pulls, craft demonstrations, speakers, children activities and music are featured daily. Food is available and parking is free. Take the kids on a train ride throughout the showground. .
Von Jakob Vineyard's B&Bs
Von Jakob Vineyard welcomes you to stay at two new charming B&B locations: The Wine House, with 3 suites and The Port House, with 2 suites.Choose from any of our five spacious suites and escape from it all. Located right on the vineyard’s grounds within walking distance of the winery, our B&B’s overlook the beautiful rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest. The stylish décor’ and intimate setting will be sure to put you at ease. All suites have king-size beds, wi-fi, & Jacuzzi tub. Each suite is perfect for an overnight stay or weekend getaway any time of the year.
Land of Lincoln Goodwill
Stop into this great thrift store where you can find many bargains and new merchandise as well.
Garden Market at Elawa Farm
Seasonal flowers and vegetable crops will be supplemented from the kitchen with soups, jams, pestos, breads and muffins. Please visit our market, kitchen and garden when you come to shop, it's a lovely trip worthy of time spent in a most beautiful place. Open June through October.
Aurora Historical Society.
This local history research archives houses historic photos, books, documents and maps covering Aurora's history from the 1830s to the present. Open by appointment only.
Plate lunches, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and buffet.
Macomb Park District
12 parks that offer diverse activities. Fishing, picnics, baseball diamonds, volleyball courts, hiking trails and playgrounds.
Wedgewood Golf Course
This 18-hole golf course is known for its hilly terrain, and features a clubhouse.