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A regional community theatre presenting 4 main stage musicals a year.
Francis Park, home to "Woodland Palace" is a great place to tour and enjoy the outdoors. Perfect for your special occasion. 40 acres of woodlands to explore while camping at one of 60 RV sites with electricity or in the spacious tent area. Water, dump station, free firewood are available. Enjoy the playground equipment, ball diamond, horseshoe court and picnic area. Open and closed area shelters available for rental. Open May through September - no reservations available. Easily accessible from I-74 and I-80.
Seasonal retail store offers heirloom quilts & homespun accessories. Occasionally the Mennonite shop owner may be seen working on her quilts.
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.
This is the region’s oldest restaurant, operating for nearly 80 years with the same family of ownership. What started out on a farm to feed people from the coal mines of Illinois, soon introduced a specialty fried chicken called Talk-N-Chic. The Castelli family restaurant is a mainstay and a must eat location for all people. If fried chicken is not your favorite, try some of the signature Italian dishes with homemade tortellini, fettuccine and an incredibly puffy and delicious deep fried-ravioli!
59 rooms with 2 jacuzzi suites, indoor pool, free deluxe continental breakfast.
The town of Sterling features 10 colorful murals in its downtown area that depict the history of the community.
This living tribute to naturalist and author Robert Ridgeway features more than 50 types of trees, flowers and wildlife.
This monument to Vermilion County's World War I veterans was sculpted by Lorado Taft. Its base displays the names of 51 area men who died in the war, and statues representing Red Cross nurses and each branch of the Armed Services guard the base.
Watch Birds, waterfowl and other life in their natural habitat. Recently refurbished wooden docks and trails are a nice addition.
We are a printmaking workshop open to the public, displaying local artists' original prints at reasonable prices. We also offer jewelry, cards, pottery and one-of-a-kind works.
The McDonald Woods Forest Preserve in Lindenhurst, offers gentle, rolling grassy terrain. It’s the perfect place to hike, bicycle and cross-country ski. Take the 3.8-mile loop around the woods and wetlands for some great exercise. A 0.3-mile wood-chip trail designed for hiking and cross-country skiing leads to a basswood and sugar maple forest, glowing yellow in autumn. A cooling ravine beckons below where migrant songbirds feast on insects, and water skimmers dart atop the clear water.
Murphy’s Rooftop offers the most intimate setting among the Wrigley Field rooftops. You may recognize it as the rooftop adorned with the Harry Caray lighted sign. The rooftop holds just 75 guests and is perfectly situated just beyond the bleachers, giving you a ballpark vibe without the big crowds and long lines. Plenty of food and beer are just a few steps away. And as a bonus, Murphy’s Bleachers is located right below—a Wrigleyville institution that’s been a favorite hangout not just for Cubs fans, but also for many Cubs players over the years.
Down the Line Rooftop is perched along the first base line in right field, just 448 from home plate. You’ll have a stunning view of Wrigley Field and can mill about between two different levels that are home to bars, large-screen TVs and climate-controlled spaces. Picture windows in the bar just below the rooftop give you floor-to-ceiling views of Wrigley Field.
The Quarry Cable Park & Grille is located on the 32-acre North Lake of Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake. Enjoy wakeboarding at this next-generation cable wake park complete with a Full-Size Six-Tower cable system with jumps and features for experienced riders and two System 2.0 Two-Tower cable systems for beginners. Stay a little longer and enjoy the lakefront tap & grille, fire pits, live entertainment, sand volleyball, baggo, and open-air yoga. While promoting recreation and relaxation, The Quarry aims to provide a new approach to staying active for visitors near and far and invites everyone to unearth their potential.
Beautiful city park with fountain, playground, picnic shelter, butterfly garden and benches to enjoy the summer concerts and community events. Open to the public during daylight hours, includes a large playground and walking paths.
Midwest's finest Japanese restaurant where they prepare your meal right before your eyes at the Teppan tables. Traditional seafood, steak and chicken dishes and sushi bar. There is also a karaoke bar.
World's largest manufacturer of art pottery. Factory outlet salesroom and Haeger Museum open to the public at original manufacturing site.
Situated within the grounds of Lincoln Park, at the edge of a pond overlooking Chicago's dramatic skyline, North Pond can easily claim the city's loveliest setting. The structure that houses North Pond was originally built in 1912 as a warming shelter for ice skaters, and has been redesigned according to the Arts and Crafts tradition. Chef Bruce Sherman holds true to the Arts and Crafts ideal in the culinary philosophy of North Pond restaurant. Drawing inspiration from the local market, he utilizes exceptional ingredients at the height of their season. Whenever possible, Chef Sherman supports small local farmers and treats their products with respect in his kitchen. The path from earth to plate remains clear and his cuisine reflects the décor of the dining room - complex layers of subtle craft beneath a simple decorative style. Reservations recommended.
The Jack Benny Center for the Arts provides year round classes in art, music, dance and theatre for youth and adults. Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus performs year round. The Waukegan History Museum offers tours, classes and programs. Special events include Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival the first Saturday in June and the Joseph A. Favero Memorial Do It Yourself Messiah is traditionally held on the third Saturday in December.
1500 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen, large living room. 4 twin beds, 1 king and 1 full bed. 1/2 block off Main St in Golconda. Boat parking available. All are welcome.
This film focuses on the love affair between two women who grew up in the same small Midwest town. Weaving back and forth between the past and present, the movie reveals how the women maintained their relationship despite marriage, a world war and the denial of their families.
The East End Historic District is distinquished by its grand collection of homes of every period and style since 1850. Most have been painstakingly restored with lawns of beautiful planted sugar maples, tulip trees, flowering dogwood and redbud trees. Enjoy Quincy's several historic districts through the Quincy Area Convention & Visitors Bureau's Self Guided Driving Tour, available online at www.seequincy.com.
The Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. was founded by two brothers looking to create a truly unique product and experience in historic Galena. By sourcing grains from local farmers and controlling the entire process in their purpose-built facility, they're able to meticulously produce the highest quality spirits from their custom, hand made copper still. In a world overrun by mass production and corporate shenanigans, join them in creating something real - something genuine.
Free continental breakfast, HBO with 50 cable channels, dataport phones, jacuzzi rooms, restaurants within walking distance.
The Dearborn Observatory is open for limited public viewing via the historic 18.5" refracting telescope every Friday night from 9-11pm. Advance reservations required.
This restored 1905 jail museum was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. It is near Rend Lake and features displays on General John A. Logan, The Beatles' George Harrison, actor John Malkovich, baseball star Doug Collins and Charlie Birger, the last convicted criminal to be hanged in Illinois. Only 5 miles of Rend Lake.
A challenging nine holes with zoysia fairways and tee boxes. Sand traps and two lakes provide a challenging, yet enjoyable, round of play. After your play is complete, stop by the clubhouse where we offer drinks, food and assorted golf accessories. The clubhouse is also available to rent for private parties.
All of our spacious guest rooms come with standard amenities and have flat-screen televisions, coffee makers, curved shower rods, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards and cable television. Some rooms are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, sofa sleepers and spacious work desks. Handicap accessible and non-smoking rooms can be requested. We are a pet-friendly hotel; additional fees apply. For added convenience we offer coin-operated laundry facilities and valet cleaning services. Ample parking is available for cars, trucks and buses.
This is a family owned and operated business. Step up to the counter and watch fresh bread and cookies being baked right before your eyes. Be tempted with many baked goods or stay for lunch with homemade soup, casseroles, or a sandwich from the daily lunch menu. The bakery is located across from the Colony Store and Steeple building.
This is a fun, friendly and family oriented bar and grill located in a scenic area. Daily specials, sandwiches and fish on Fridays. Tenderloin sandwiches are a highlight. Carryouts, alcohol, entertainment.
The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum was founded in 1995 by Dr. Lyn Hughes. The facility is located in the Historic Pullman District in Chicago Illinois. The facility is named after men who made history - Asa Philip Randolph and Pullman Porters, the men who made up the membership of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) union. Randolph was the chief organizer and co-founder of the BSCP, the first African-American labor union in the country to win a collective bargaining agreement. Under Randolph's leadership, the Pullman Porters fought a valiant battle for employment equality with the corporate giant, the Pullman Rail Car Company.
Located 8 miles north of downtown Peoria on Route 40. Wheels O'Time features vintage and classic autos, Early Ford V8 Club rotating monthly, gas engines, fire engines, airplanes, tractors, musical instruments, juke boxes, toys, dolls, animated miniature circus, and many “hands-on” displays. Open May-October, Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-5 p.m. with a new Ford exhibit on display every month.
Find scotch and white pine, douglas and fraser fir trees, along with wreaths and farm-raised whole sausage.
The Renaissance Center is a restaurant and banquet facility. Open on Wednesday for themed lunch buffet and Friday night fine dining. Available for business meetings, corporate events, anniversary parties, weddings, banquets, showers and special events.
Start your day with a home cooked breakfast at Tony's Ranch House Restaurant and Bar located in Godfrey. And, if you like, come back at night for live entertainment. Tony's is a family-style diner with that classic laid-back style. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts are served. There is also a separate full bar. Restaurant Hours: Monday - Saturday, 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday. 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Purchase your favorite salsa, chipotle, spicy jellies, spices, pizza flakes, and many more chile products plus 21 varieties of fresh peppers in season. Learn how to use Darn Hot Pepper products to make flavorful dishes.
Offers affordable American and English antiques and curiosities in primitive, country, cottage, Victorian, and traditional styles. Includes furniture, architectural goods, lamps, glassware, stoneware, tools, artwork, etc. Spend a day in Hebron.
Treasures abound at Country Meadows Antiques. From bone buttons (very hard to find) to quilts and antique furniture and everything in between, Over 5,000 square feet of floor space houses early country, textiles, jewelry, pottery, glassware, vintage clothing, collectibles, and glassware items, Open Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 4:30 p.m.
61-room hotel featuring indoor pool, hot tub, non-smoking rooms available, large deluxe continental breakfast with hot food, fax and copy machines, same-day laundry service and 24-hour coffee. Close to Quad City International Airport, SouthPark Mall, dining and pubs.
The 20’s Hideout Restaurant serves up steak, seafood and live entertainment in roaring 20’s fashion. Boasting the largest wine cellar south of Chicago with over 1,900 international and domestic bottles on hand sure to satisfy the pickiest of palates.
Motel located near all Peoria Area attractions and business. Affordable, clean comfortable rooms with WiFi available and complimentary morning coffee. Special rates and discounts available. Groups welcome. We'll leave the light on for you!
Saturdays, May through October, experience the Land of Goshen Community Market! The Market is your best source for locally grown, fresh, naturally ripened farm products; tasty baked goods with locally grown ingredients; and wonderful art and gift ideas.The selection changes weekly so plan to visit more than once to fully appreciate the wide selection available. Live entertainment and free demonstrations add to the festive atmosphere. A safe, wholesome environment for kids, so bring the family and stop on by! From 8:00 a.m. till Noon.
Two-story, post Victorian home built in 1886 near New Salem by Mr. Gray as his family residence. It is a historic Illinois Centennial Farm rich in family history and tradition.
Located in a quiet neighborhood on Chicago's North Shore.
This historic non-denominational chapel served as a house of worship for thousands of servicemen and women passing through this military base. After the Glenview Naval Air Station closed, the building was moved from its original location and painstakingly restored by the Village of Glenview and Kimball Hill Builders. Now owned by the Park District, it is available for rental by groups, individuals and organizations.
A great place to spot water birds, fish, boat, or play a round of golf. The park covers 1,125 acres, including two lakes and a wetlands area.
CITY:East St. Louis
This 165-year-old building was the center of Galena's community life during the town's Golden Era. The Ulysses S. Grant exhibit features several artifacts from this president and Civil War hero.
Unique architectural shape and cozy atmosphere makes you a special part of this trattoria. Come experience friendly service and great food, where family and friends still matter.
Lovely four-story atrium serving breakfast daily. Join us for lunch (Sat. & Sun.) and for our wonderful brunch on Sunday.
The Labor & Industry Museum is the only public institution devoted to the history of the labor and industry of Belleville and southwestern Illinois. The centerpiece is Jumbo, a 19th-century steam engine along with coal mining, carpentry, and stove-making exhibits.
The Natural Resource Center is located at Russell Preserve, and is open to the public on weekends. The Center offers a great stop for exploration and live animal viewing for all members of the family. The Center can be reserved by school groups and other organizations for outdoor educational field trips. While there, take a walk through Russell Preserve, beneath mature oaks and hickories, surrounded by woodland wildflowers. In the winter, Russell Preserve is a great place for tobogganning.
Cannon Park Community Market is a producer-only market that features many of the Southern Illinois region’s farmers, growers, and artisans. Wednesdays from 3-7pm at the Carterville Community Center in Cannon Park, the market provides the Tri-C area with fresh local foods, artisan crafts, and family-friendly activities.
Open for breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Tender barbeque sandwiches cooked a variety of ways.
Niemerg’s Steakhouse in Effingham opened September 1, 1978 and is locally owned and operated with food that’s made grandmother style; from scratch and with care.
Afghans, books, baby quilts, birdhouses and feeders, ceramics, goose clothes and geese, southwest artifacts, lawn and garden decor and more.
This speedway features racing on a 1/3-mile clay oval track Saturday evenings from spring through fall.
Incorporated in 1964, the Will County Historical Society exists to connect people and organizations to the county's rich history. The Society's museum is housed in the original headquarters of the I&M Canal. Built in 1837, the structure played a central role in the design, financing, and construction of the Canal and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Changing exhibits highlight the history of Will County and the Canal. The Society's extensive collection includes significant county and canal-related records, including maps, plats, land records, obituaries, photographs, newspapers, receipts, and correspondence.
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 262, two-room suite hotel with breath-taking indoor 10-story tropical atrium. Suites include living room, bedroom, wet bar, refrigerator, sofa bed, cooked-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening beverages.
Open year round with 33 camp sites, recreation building, and handicap access.
Antiques of all sizes and descriptions, from books and clothing to kitchen utensils and baby items.
This golf course is a stunning example of a golf course designed from the early part of the 20th century. Saukie was built in 1927 (opened in 1928) and designed by Thomas Bendelow. This public course is considered to be an “executive length" course and is a classic example of a short course that will challenge every golfer. Tee times available 6 a.m to 6 p.m.
This all-suite hotel offers 161 suites with up to 25% larger rooms than standard hotel rooms, separate eating and sleeping areas, pull-out sofa beds, data port and 2-line telephone including individual voice mail, stylish decor and high-speed Internet with an ergonomically designed work area. Other amenities include a mini-refrigerator, microwave, in-room coffee, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, daily newspaper, iron and hair dryer, complimentary continental breakfast, a 24 hour Market and wet bar sinks.
A hands-on exploration and discovery museum for children and their families. Tuesday & Thursday are donation afternoons, where after 2 p.m. a suggested donation of $1.00 per person is requested.
The site marker describes how Abraham Lincoln once owned this lot, after it was deeded to him in recompense for a large debt.
The Hayner Public Library District provides a variety of genealogy-related services to support research efforts. Information from various states in addition to Illinois and other countries is available. The digitized newspaper collection is a wonderful resource of The Hayner Public Library District for genealogy research. The collection includes the Alton Telegraph Archives dating as far back as 1836 and access NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE to locate newspaper articles in other parts of the country.
Built in 1998, nice decor, close to Giant City State Park. Located within walking distance to shopping, the University Mall and restaurants.
See military memorabilia from the War of 1812 through Desert Storm.
Fun for the entire family. Northern Illinois' largest roller rink. Top 40 music, live DJ, snack bar, arcade, complete supervision, birthday packages, private parties and group rates.
From smoked salmon ragoon to the Thai barbeque pizzette, the seasonal menu is always fresh and healthy. Come for the food or just relax and try one of the fun martinis, approachable wine list, lots of beers and specialty drinks.
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - This Sheraton has 25,000 sq.ft. of meeting space including a 15,000 sq.ft. IACC-approved Executive Meeting Center, full-service business center, Union Station restaurant, and renovated fitness center with indoor pool and two racquetball courts.
Ideal venue for your; Overnight Accommodations, Bridal & Baby Showers, Business Luncheons and Dinners, Family Events, Anniversaries, Birthday Parties, Intimate Weddings. An 1872 Restored Italianate Victorian Home Located in the Heart of Downtown Olney, Illinois During the extensive restoration project the finest materials were used and extensive research was conducted to return this home to its original grandeur. You will marvel at the exquisite detail that has been put into this project.
Illinois premier vacation homes, Eagle's Nest & Retreat House, near Eagle Ridge Resort, are close to plenty of attractions and activities; including golfing, fishing, hiking, bicycling, wine tastings and shopping.
Experience true hospitality with innkeepers who have been welcoming guests for 25 years! Find peaceful contentment and history in one of Galena's oldest (1836) homes. Whirlpool/fireplace suites available.
Mike Ditka’s is fine dining, featuring all-American food with all pro service just off Michigan Ave. Signature items include some of Mike's favorites: "Da Pork Chop," Training Table, Pot Roast, and kick-ass paddle steak.
Catsuits and cocktails perched 26 floors above the Dana Hotel & Spa. Relaxed conversations in a high-fidelity sound experience. DJ nightly. Waygu beef carapacio, sashimi and maki served from Ajasteak.
A remarkable collection of 70 distinctive shops and restaurants including Bloomingdale's, Gucci, MaxMara and Michael Kors.
Locally owned Cuban food restaurant serving wings, gyros, Philly cheese steaks, subs, salads,pastas and more. Breakfast is available and the cafe offers take out service.
Michael St. Angel takes the stage as “The King of Rock and Roll." You can rock to the hits that made Elvis famous such as Jailhouse Rock, Hounddog, Love Me Tender and many more. Keep the spirit of Rockin’ and Rollin’ alive! April 19/Evening; April 20 & 21/Matinees - Matinee shows include lunch and show at $32.00 a person. Evening shows include wine tasting, dinner and show at $37.00 per person. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386.
This seasonal orchard offers more than 80 varieties of apples and pears. We will be opening on Saturday, September 10th! As always, we will be open on Saturdays and Sunday from 10-5 during the season unless otherwise noted. Please check here or on Facebook before you come! Days and hours may change due to weather or the current status of the ripe crop.
Serving Joliet and Communities for 50 years. Warm atmosphere specializing in char-broiled steaks & seafood. Superb Sunday brunch (regular menu available.) Friday night seafood buffet (regular menu available.) Extensive wine list. Private rooms for all occasions. Open Sun 10:00 AM, Mon-Sat 11:00 AM
Located among the rolling hills of Southwestern Illinois, this park has a beach and offers boating, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, and other activities. 140 camp sites open year round for outdoor lovers
Paradise Acres is a waterfowl hunters paradise.Located approximately 2 miles south of Route 37 in Southern Illinois. Seasonal or daily memberships available. Onsite lodging available.
Pease's Candy is a locally owned, fifth generation candy shop. For over 75 years, Pease's has been making old fashioned, homemade candies and treats. The store offers boxed candies, salted nuts, popcorn, gourmet foods, special event candies, and seasonal sweets.
The Super 8 in Bloomington is located just off Veterans Parkway in the center of restaurants, malls and dozens of retail locations all within walking distance. The hotel offers free high speed wireless internet, business center, complimentary SuperStart breakfast, complimentary weekday newspaper and guest laundry facilities. The rooms feature 25 inch televisions with 76 cable channels including HBO, AM/FM alarm clock radios and hair dryers. Many rooms also have micro-fridges.