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Vintage Voices Living History Tour
Relive the past firsthand as local actors/historians "bring to life" some of Alton's most interesting citizens. Individuals and groups will have a chance to learn about the women and men who shaped the city's rich history, View some beautiful vintage costumes and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the City and National Cemetery. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and will be available at the Alton Convention and Visitors Bureau and online at www.altonlittletheater.org, (beginning Sept. 1) and at the front gate of the City Cemetery each Saturday, beginning at 12:45 p.m. More information about touring opportunities can be obtained by calling the ALT office at (618) 462-3205. www.AltonLittleTheater.org.
Autumn Splendor Quilt Show
Over 400 quilts will be on display. There will be a silent auction, also quilt vendors and food concessions are available. Quilt raffle tickets will be sold at the door for the drawing on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Art in the Park Fine Art Show & Sale
The Ottawa Art League will host the annual Art In The Park Fine Art Show and Sale. Art In The Park is an established Fine Art Show and Sale held at historic Washington Square Park in Ottawa. Art In The Park is a juried event showcasing the works of 40+ established and emerging artists and artisans in a variety of traditional and contemporary styles and media. Works include fine art paintings/drawings and prints, mixed media/collage, pottery, metalworking, jewelry, glass, woodworking, photography and more. The event features children's activities, community involvement projects and more!
Green Tea Bake House
Home of the gourmet soft pretzel in Pretzel City USA! Sweet and savory gourmet baked goods, all crafted in house, from scratch, utilizing natural and organic ingredients. Known for our unique Kalamata olive and feta bread, our French "sables" butter cookies and our Asiago cheese asparagus tarts. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm.
Refinery Event Center
Events at Refinery’s 7000+ square foot ballroom is the perfect setting for any reception style. Our ballroom has hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows, and a stunning bar. Our reception packages include everything from centerpieces to champagne, and our professional event coordinators are ready to make your reception dreams a reality.
Minneci's serves authentic Italian food made using recipes from the early 1900s. The enchanting, fairy-lit ambiance is sure to impress any date.
Gather is the perfect blend of the best of European wine culture coupled with the ease of American style. They’ve created a natural setting where friends and family come to gather and share amazing hospitality, delicious food, superb wine and good company. Bring your friends and family and find out why people are clamoring over Gather.
Mott Street serves a menu inspired by the post-service cravings of a hungry Ruxbin team. Partners Chef Edward Kim, Jennifer Kim, Vicki Kim and Nate Chung are proud to share feel-good comforts, spanning poached chicken breast with salt & pepper to eggs in hangtown fry form. Mott St is family style dining and straightforward cuisine paired with a pointed beverage selection.
The marina is surrounded by a nine acre green space with shelter and electricity for picnics or family reunions; public restrooms with showers; playground; grills and picnic tables. For more information on rentals, the picnic shelter, or winter storage, contact the marina or visit their website.
Family restaurant in Chillicothe with home-cooked lunches, soups, dinner & desserts. Daily specials.
The Ironstone Room
The Ironstone Room is a quality restaurant located at Willett's Winery & Cellars. Featuring Executive Chef Kevin Roecker who provides quite a culinary experience.
Kane County Fle Market - June 2015
"The best in the Midwest or Anywhere". Up to 1000 dealers. Held the 1st Saturday of the month and the following Sunday. Food served all day.
CITY: St. Charles
Nauvoo Dairy Sweet RV Park
The RV Park and Campground is a seasonal RV park and campground featuring 28 pull-through RV sites, tent sites, free WiFi and showers, laundry facilities and Peter’s Place, a full service restaurant.
Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
This theater, located on the campus of Highland Community College, features a variety of fine arts programming including vocal and instrumental music concerts, live theater, special performances, and the popular Summerset Theatre program, a community performing arts theater. The Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre is also home to HCC's Royal Scots, Big Band, Concert Band, Chorale and Highland Gallery. A seasonal listing of performances is available by calling the box office or visiting the website.
Fun for the whole family including roasting hot dogs on an open fire, haunted trail rides and a kid's activity tent.
Carlyle Wine and Art Festival
The Carlyle Wine and Art Festival will feature craft and art vendors, wine, music and more!
dezine99 is a graphic design studio that has added art and artisan crafts to its business. Local artists along with artists from around the USA. Almost everything is hand crafted: jewelry, pottery, sculpture, wax pottery, pewter gifts, mixed media, watercolor & acrylic art, & embellished apparel.
Using grass-fed beef makes all the difference. It's half the cholesterol of a regular burger and includes some of the "good" fatty acids you can find in olive oil.
CITY: St. Charles
Takashi in Chicago features contemporary French-American fare with Japanese influences, a mixture of Chef Takashi's previous ventures working in large, world class establishments. The atmosphere is unique in that it allows for a more personal dining experience, combining the cuisine and service of a fine dining establishment with the warmth and accessibility of a neighborhood tavern. The contemporary cuisine features ingredients of the highest quality from throughout the world including Maine, Japan and Australia. Chef also uses sustainable fished seafood and local seasonal products whenever possible. No preservatives are used, including MSG.
Offering progressive French cuisine at its finest, Tru delivers fresh ingredients, bold creativity and artistic presentation. The menu will consist of a prix fixe three-course section and pre-set “collections” or tasting menus, ranging from six to nine courses.
The casual elegance of art-deco-inspired décor and contemporary classic cuisine come together in deca RESTAURANT + BAR, a brasserie-inspired experience on the Magnificent Mile in The Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Named for its 2010 debut, deca celebrates the latest culinary trends with new twists on classic dishes. Executive Chef Mark Payne’s market-driven menus showcase ingredients from farmers near and far in his innovative cooking style. The authenticity of the cuisine and the warmth of deca's stylish, comfortable setting complement the personable service of its staff, making for a memorable experience morning to night.
In Evanston is a dining experience that’s much more than it seems: Found is a kitchen, a social house and a restaurant with a mission. Its rustic new American dishes change with the market and season and are served in a relaxed, creative atmosphere inspired by 1920’s Bohemian Paris and icons of the Beat Generation.
GT Fish & Oyster
GT Fish & Oyster opened in March of 2011, and has helped redefine the American seafood restaurant. Michelin starred, and Food and Wines Best New Chef 2008, Giuseppe Tentori, has developed a menu that’s half-traditional, half modern, in an ever-changing small plates format.
Located in Chicago, Homestyle Taste carefully picks their ingredients and uses only the freshest and natural ones to prepare every dish. Much attention has been attached to ensure you a cozy and inviting ambiance where you not only enjoy a great meal but also an authentic atmosphere.
Lao Hunan is Chef Tony's Hu’s 5th restaurant in Chicago. It focuses on famous gourmet Hunan cuisine, which is characterized by fresh spice and lingering taste of food. The chef is from Hunan and has over 30 years experience specializing in Hunan cuisine. For exotic flavors, spices and dishes stop by and bring an appetite for an exciting culinary experience.
Super 8 Aurora
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, restaurants, golf courses and other attractions are nearby.
Big Rock Historical Society Crib Museum
Step into the restored corn crib and explore artifacts from the century-old Plowing Match or learn more about Welsh immigrants. Open by appointment.
CITY: Big Rock
Chicago Pro Musica at Ravinia
CSO clarinetist John Bruce Yeh and Chicago Pro Musica will perform the world-premiere staged version, directed by Hershey Felder, of Illinois-resident composer James Stephenson’s The Devil’s Tale, conceived as a sequel to Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. Reserved ticket price: $40 - $60 Lawn ticket price: $10
CITY: Highland Park
Anna Fedorova at Ravinia
A pianist with “percussive drive, pointed exuberance and emotional, key-stroking intimacy” (Märkische Oderzeitung), Anna Fedorova makes her Ravinia debut with a program melding different art forms into music, at Bennett Gordon Hall. Ticket price: $10
CITY: Highland Park
World War II Days - Midway Village Museum
The largest World War II Days returns this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever! With more than 1,000 re-enactors representing the soldiers of the United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Italy and Japan. Authentic military vehicles, wood encampments, and the ambiance of the beautiful venue add to the quality experience for the visitors.
Long Grove's Arts Festival
More than 100 local artists will captivate guests at the Long Grove Art Festival with distinctive, original pieces including oil, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, sculpture, photography, wood, fiber, glass, paper, metal, and mixed media. This vibrant scene will also give emerging artists the chance to show off their wares during this two day celebration. In addition, find creative collectibles within the artistic shops of charming, historic Downtown Long Grove.
CITY: Long Grove
Annual Traditional Music Festival
Early 19th century music and dancing will occur throughout the pioneer village at New Salem State Historic Site in Petersburg. Impromptu demonstrations and performances of music and dancing are featured. The park sets up straw bales for jam sessions, and there is a great deal of bluegrass, old-time, and other music going on. Camping is available and there are evening concerts.
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.
Bacchanalia, located in the Little Italy section of Chicago, has been a family-owned business for over 34 years. In fact, it’s the longest single-family owned Italian restaurant in the city. If you’re looking for an authentic Italian restaurant with recipes that go back to the Old Country, look no further than Bacchanalia.
Lou Malnati's - Lincolnwood
Lou Malnati’s, considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, has been creating rich thick slices of pie since 1971. People all over the state, the country and the world have heard of Chicago pizza, and with 36 locations, Lou Malnati’s has been the ambassador of this heavenly creation.
Decolores shows its true colors in this Chicago favorite. Known for its unique blend of family recipes and traditional Mexican cuisine, it brings eaters from near and far to this Pilsen eatery.
Jam, one of the nation’s most celebrated brunch restaurants, is located in the heart of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Helmed by acclaimed Chef Jeffrey Mauro, formerly of Charlie Trotter’s and North Pond, Jam treats breakfast & lunch with the same level of reverence and devotion to culinary craftsmanship, all the while, maintaining a commitment to affordability.
At Hansen's Motel, we offer a wide range of king, queen and double bed rooms. We also offer you the full range of amenities that you would expect in a quality motel.
Bliss House Museum
The Bliss House Museum is operated by the Sugar Grove Historical Society and houses historical exhibits about the village of Sugar Grove and surrounding area. Anyone interested in researching their heritage, may contact the museum for access to probate and civil records dating 1839 - 1955. Hours: Open every Tuesday 1-4 pm or by appointment.
CITY: Sugar Grove
Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant
We combine modern casual dining with our own handcrafted, award-winning wines. In addition to a 300-seat restaurant, enjoy our bar, band room, private party spaces, Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store.
CITY: Orland Park
Fort LaMotte Days Rangers Reenactment & Festival
Relive the days of yesterday and witness history portrayed in period costume. See, taste and smell the trades and lifestyle of the early 1800’s. Includes encampment, shooting, cookout, traders, musicians and vendors. Held at Leaverton Park.
120th Big Rock Plowing Match Festival
This festival brings to you a plowing competition, horse show, arts and crafts show, children’s games, Junior and Ladies Fair auction, food, and much more! Make sure to bring your kids Friday night for kid's night with rides and attractions!
CITY: Big Rock
Lawrence County Fall Festival
This is the 52nd year for the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Annual Fall Festival. Amusement rides for all ages, as well as dozens of food vendors serving up tasty carnival treats. Don't miss Lawrence County's biggest and most popular 4 day event!
One of the country’s premier dining rooms, Everest is located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. Chef/proprietor J. Joho’s world-renowned cuisine and award-winning wine list have earned Everest international recognition.
Belly Shack is Chef, Bill Kim's latest Latin/Asian culinary adventure. Mixing the foods of Argentina and the flavors of Korea, Belly Shack is a delight to both sides of your hunger.
Gilt Bar in Chicago lists itself as a hand crafted cocktails, farm-friendly cuisine and a value driven wine list kind of place, but what it forgets to tell you is the food is amazing, the ambiance is dark and intimate and the drinks are out of this world. Don’t walk, run to this River North establishment.
Jaipur's food is a representation of the many and varied regional cuisines of India.
The Smoke Daddy is a must see in one of Chicago's hottest, and most eclectic neighborhoods. The best and most flavorful BBQ in the Windy City also brings you more character than any neighborhood rib joint has to offer. All their meats are smoked in house each day in the "Lil Red Smoker." With great Live Music 7 nights a week at no cost. Do yourself a favor and stop in for some amazing, world-renowned BBQ and enjoy the funky rhythms.
Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
The largest African American history and literature collection in the Midwest, the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature contains a wealth of precious documentation of the black experience. The collection places a strong focus on African American history in Illinois.
Vienna Waltzes and Dances Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia
Throughout history, few places have proved such a fertile ground for music as Vienna. Join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as they do a program of works iconic of the city’s legacy. Reserved Ticket Price: $25 - $0 Lawn Price: $10
CITY: Highland Park
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square
Experience the history of the second of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. It was at this site on August 27, 1858 that the Freeport Doctrine, an import statement regarding slavery and state's rights, was proclaimed by Douglas. The site is self-interpretative through a series of waysides that tell of the events and ideas which led up to the debates, and also includes the life-size statues "Lincoln and Douglas in Debate" by artist Lily Tolpo. The park-like setting is complete with benches, lighting and spacious walks.
International Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon
The 49th Annual International Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon invites runners from around the world to participate in the 13.1-mile race past the nation’s premier Lincoln sites.
Pleasant Home is an architectural gem that showcases 19th century craftsmanship and artistry. Designed in 1897 by prominent architect George W. Maher, the home is a National Historic Landmark and the only Maher building open to the public as a museum. You and your guests will be surrounded by rich custom woodwork, extraordinary art glass windows, intricate woodcarvings, and the glowing warmth of light from another era. The Pleasant Home's 1st floor includes of the Great Hall, Living and Dining Rooms and enclosed circular porch. The front porch is a great addition to the 1st floor during warmer weather. It is perfect for wedding ceremonies, smaller banquets or cocktail parties. The Library is slightly off the beaten path, but is a great place for a buffet station for a cocktail reception. It is also perfect for small lectures of meetings that do not require the use of the whole house.
CITY: Oak Park
A family friendly Sushi-Chinese restaurant. You have the choice of take-out or dining in.
CITY: St. Charles
Longman & Eagle
Longman & Eagle chef Jared Wentworth uses traditional cooking techniques when executing his regional American fare, with emphasis on sourcing the finest local ingredients the region has to offer. This farm to table, nose to tail aesthetic is represented lovingly by ever-changing menus that are both adventurous and sublime, featuring items that exemplify his passion for creative, flavorful and honest dishes offered at fair and reasonable prices.
Dinner at Schwa will fully engage your senses. Awaiting you is a fluid of vivid courses, crater by a crew of culinary artists under the tutelage of Chef Michael Carlson. These craftsmen work to their own rhythm to re-imagine the possibilities of global, seasonal ingredients. It’s a kitchen where every ingredient is respected and every choice intentionally delicious.
Cumin restaurant: modern Nepalese and Indian cuisine, has taken on the task of bringing you the absolute best tastes of the Indian sub-continent as well as the Himalayas of Nepal. Located in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park they offer various services such as lunch buffet, dine-in, take-out, delivery and catering.
Graham Elliot Bistro
Opening its doors on Chicago’s fabled Randolph Street in 2012, Graham Elliot Bistro offers contemporary takes on American classics, and lives by the mantra of "less is more.” The menu focuses on the technique and craft rather than artistry, with each item created using just three main components. Comprised of a mix of updated American classics including share plates, chops, steaks and sides, the menu combines seasonally-driven ingredients with Old World techniques and is complemented by a beverage list of creative cocktails and an eclectic wine selection. The restaurant also offers brunch on Sunday mornings, featuring twists on American favorites. Situated in a historic, century-old building, Graham Elliot Bistro features a 60 seat dining room, floor-to-ceiling whitewashed brick walls, and an open kitchen. Additional seating is available in the hidden outdoor patio from May to October.
Amenti: Egyptian Theatre Haunted House
Amenti is the Egyptian Goddess guarding the world of the dead. Within her gates lie the horrors of the Egyptian underworld. Terror after terror await those who dare to enter. But be careful, Amenti jealously guards her gates and assures that no one escapes. The haunted house Amenti will take you throughout the historic Egyptian Theatre taking you to six different levels featuring over 20 different scenes. This attraction usually takes 20-30 minutes to go through once you start. This attraction is one of the most talked about events in the DeKalb area every October. Over 3,000 people experience the horrors of Amenti each year. The Amenti Haunted House will be open October 17-19, 24-26, 30-31 and November 1, 2014.
Hampton Inn & Suites Aurora
Near major attractions like Blackberry Farm, great golfing and shopping. Short drive to Hollywood Casino, Paramount Theatre and more. Amenities include 6,000 square foot swimming complex, kiddie pool, 2,200-gallon hot tub, exercise room and free high speed internet.
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill
Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill features a truly unique atmosphere and design geared for family fun and dining. Casual family dining is available in the Grill where you can select from a menu featuring a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and burgers. A private room can host up to 36 and is the perfect spot for a private lunch or dinner, seminar or even a fun birthday party. Also features 12 full lanes of bowling that offer a unique underwater ocean experience! Custom bowling balls that bear the likeness of octopus, mermaids, camouflage and more! “Dock” wooden lanes feature underwater scenery of sea turtles, sharks, stingrays and other saltwater species! Handpainted murals and fish hanging from the ceiling bring everything together for a deep sea dive like no other. You have to see it to believe it!
CITY: East Peoria
Madison on The Square
Madison on The Square opens daily at 10am offering coffee, tea, their famous cinnamon rolls, scones, muffins and other treats. Customers can enjoy free WIFI while they relax and eat. If you're on the go, Madison on The Square sells take-and-bake casseroles available for you to serve your family... You get to take it out of your own oven and brag about your "homemade recipe"! They have a wide array of baked goods and other items that can be ordered ahead and picked up for a special event, party or just because! Call for reservations.
6th Annual Civil War Santa’s Visit
Celebrate Christmas, 1860s style, at Lincoln Log Cabin. While Christmas would not become an official holiday until 1870, during the Civil War, soldiers both north and south found ways to celebrate. Join us as we welcome our Civil War era Santa Claus, whose image once graced the front page of Harper’s Weekly as he distributed gifts to Union soldiers. Let’s hope they won’t be any hardtack under your tree this year! 10am-4pm
Richardson Adventure Farm
Richardson's Adventure Farm - Home of the World's Largest Corn Maze! Their name says it all! This isn't your typical fall farm- Richardson Adventure Farm is an experience you can't find anywhere else!
CITY: Spring Grove
Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area
A pool of clear bubbling water which sparkles like silver on sunny days provides the basis for the name of Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area. Even on extremely cold days, this pool does not freeze, and visitors marvel at the bordering beds of watercress. Majestic oaks and prairie grasslands provide a panorama of natural beauty to park visitors. The Fox River runs through this picturesque area which is also home to several small manmade lakes. A natural prairie restoration project gives visitors a feeling of the original landscape with native wildflowers, songbirds, waterfowl and upland game. Picnicking, fishing and hiking are popular pastimes in summer, with ice fishing, sledding, ice skating and cross-country ski trails available for the winter sports lover. For relaxing, exercising or just enjoying nature, Silver Springs is the perfect get away location.
Bob Galloway Memorial Amish Country Bike Tour
Hosted by the Decatur Bicycle Club and the Arthur Association of Commerce, riders can choose from up to 100 miles of rides around scenic Illinois Amish Country. Well marked routes with little traffic and Amish country shops along the way and the Great Pumpkin Patch too. Rest stops with snacks, fruit, and drinks along the routes. All routes are sagged. Nearly 600 riders register, making this one of the biggest bicycle tours in Illinois. Starting point is the Arthur Community Building.
This is a shrimp cook-off with fresh Southern Illinois shrimp cooked more ways than you can imagine! Locally grown prawns for purchase. Helicopter, & carriage rides, music & entertainment, beer & wine tent and lots more.
The Sports Plex
The Sports Plex is a tournament quality soccer complex featuring up to 12 fields, picnic areas, parking, restrooms, and a concession area with a full kitchen. It also has a presentation pavilion that is ideal for award ceremonies or meetings. Please call for pricing and availability.
Budweiser Grand National & Peoria Motorcycle Club Grand National TT Race
The Budweiser Grand Nationals are back at Peoria's Riverfront Park on Sunday, August 17! This year will feature a special appearance by the Smage Brothers, precision stunt riders, who performed on America's Got Talent! Tickets are just $20 in advance. Complete information and tickets are available at http://www.peoriamotorcycleclub.net/?event=budweiser-ama-pro-grand-national-championship-tt
Ernest Hemingway Museum
Explore displays featuring rare photos of Hemingway, his childhood diary, letters, early writings and other memorabilia. Enjoy videos documenting the author's life and work. Museum store on site.
CITY: Oak Park
Oak Park Visitors Center
Visit us for maps, books, souvenirs and unique gifts. Tickets are available for Hemingway's Birthplace Home and Museum, Historic Pleasant Home and The Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest. Purchase other seasonal special events tickets here.
CITY: Oak Park
Located in the urban Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Antique Tacos serves up new adventurous flavors in tacos among a rustic environment surrounded by the history of old antiques.
Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.
You can argue what makes Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder so popular is its location across the street from the famed St. Valentine’s Day massacre, but ask anyone who has ever eaten here and they will tell it’s the pot pie pizza, or perhaps the made from scratch salad dressings or the comfortable environment. Either way, with its famous history, and fantastic food; Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder is a true original.
Dining at Moto in Chicago is like actively engaging in a multi-sensory dining experience unlike any other in the world. The Moto kitchen serves as a state of the art canvas for Chef Cantu and his gifted team to combine high-tech equipment and intricate techniques with exotic, sustainable and seasonally conscious ingredients from around the world.
Located in the heart of Chicago's thriving Little Italy neighborhood, County is an authentic BBQ joint that pays homage to the best BBQ hubs across the country. Chefs Michael Kornick and Erick Williams have carefully crafted an impressive menu based on their culinary travels and love of great BBQ. Highlights include St. Louis Spare Ribs, Kansas City Burnt Ends, Veal Breast, Chicago Rib Tips and The Bacon Bar, which features items like slow-cooked strips of bacon, BLT sliders and Bacon-Deviled Eggs. An impressive list of delicious side dishes and desserts include Corn Pudding, Collard Greens, Fried Green Tomatoes, Blackened Cauliflower, Candy Bar Sundaes and much more. County is proud to feature a carefully curated selection of American craft beers and fine whiskeys as well as small list of specialty cocktails, which will rotate from time to time.
Maude's Liquor Bar
The menu at Maude’s Liquor Bar starts with the rich culinary history and high standards of coastal French cuisine and adds fresh, American ingenuity. From the heights of their raw towers of fresh shrimp, oysters and Maine lobster, to the foie-gras torchon served with toast and jam, the food at Maude’s is straightforward and sexy with playful twinges.
Though noodles are the focus at Urban Belly, this is no ramen-only spot: Look for choices such as somen noodles with mussels, Chinese black beans and coconut broth and soba noodles with bay scallops, king oyster mushrooms and a blue crab broth. Dumpling fans can choose from options such as lamb with brandy or duck with pho spices. Fried rice dishes and sides such as kimchi round out the menu.
Greenline Wheels rents ecologically friendly and affordable transportation - bikes, electric bikes, and neighborhood electric vehicles. Easy to use maps with self-guided tour loops and easy access to many of Oak Park's independent tour guides makes Greenline an ideal starting point.
CITY: Oak Park
Happy Thoughts Coffee
Located in Downtown Chillicothe, inside a historic bank building built in 1868. Happy Thought Coffee was established in 1998 by Wes & Sarah Williamson. The coffee bar shares space with The Vault, a unique gift shop housed inside the bank vault. Happy Thought Coffee offers breakfast, lunch and delicious treats! They feature daily soups and specials, so call for details!
Rocktown has an appreciation of the outdoors to inspire you to take on new challenges, leading to a healthier lifestyle, and ultimately helping you define your idea of outdoor recreation. They have experienced instructors that love to share their passion for the outdoors, and trip guides that know our waterways and trails like the back of their hand. They are located near an abundance of recreational assets waiting to be discovered by you.
I&M Canal Mule-Pulled Boat Rides
Your 90-min, round trip journey on the mule-pulled, full-size replica canal boat will take you on the same hand-dug waterway that 19th century pioneers traveled. Your guides, dressed as Canal Era crew and passengers, will take you back in time to life on the American frontier and the Illinois prairie. Meet our mules, Larry and Moe, and learn how mules and horses powered the boats in the last century. Seating on open-air deck and in enclosed cabin. Plenty of seating for inclement weather - boat runs rain and shine. Handicapped Accessible except motorized wheelchairs. Parking is free. All tickets must be picked up at the Lock 16 Center, 754 First Street, LaSalle, IL. Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before scheduled departure. Call 815-220-1848 for questions, special requests & additional days and times, other than Friday through Sunday, LaSalle Canal Boat.
Experienced birder, knowledgeable about a variety of birding habitats in the Galena/Jo Daviess County Area, offers guided field trips on selected Saturdays. Private trips available by appointment.
Winnebago County Fair
Come to the Winnebago County Fairgrounds and enjoy the sights, sounds, animals, competitions, music, and great entertainment. Visit the website for a complete schedule of events.
City of Morris Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn
The Neverly Brothers kick off the 2014 season! Join this popular event every other Thursday this summer for a concert on the Grundy County Courthouse Lawn. Every concert will feature a different performance from the area. Admission is free! Season runs from June 5 through August 14.
Presidential Inn Motel
This property has 43 rooms and 3 suites. Other amenities include free parking, handicapped accessibility, a laundry facility, non-smoking rooms and refrigerator availability.
Bringing drama to the South Suburbs since 1931, The Drama Group is one of the oldest volunteer community theatres in the country. This drama group is a not-for-profit community theater.
CITY: Chicago Heights
Irazu Costa Rican Dining
Serving flavorful Costa Rican meals, Irazu located in Chicago is a family-owned restaurant that has been dishing up traditional Costa Rican food since 1990; a must try for anyone who is a lover of food and this Central American cuisine.
Chilam Balam is a sustainably minded BYOB restaurant serving Mexican shared plates with a farm fresh twist.
Fat Rice in Chicago has been getting awards and press ever since its opening. It’s a casual restaurant serving up Portuguese, Chinese and Macanese comfort food that will literally make your mouth water with anticipation of the first savory bite; and every bite after. Satisfy the culinary adventure inside you.
Nana is a family-owned, organic restaurant offering choices for those who are not only passionate about great tasting food, but who are also passionate about where their food comes from. They source the finest of organic ingredients from farmers, producers and vendors who meet and maintain USDA National Organic Program standards. The products used are free of synthetic preservatives, growth hormones, genetically modified ingredients, antibiotics, artificial colors and flavors and other additives and chemicals, including pesticides. They support the ethical treatment of animals, promote sustainability and buy local whenever possible. In a nutshell, Nana is more than good, they’re great.
Sol de Mexico
Sol de Mexico strides to deliver the authentic taste of Mexican gastronomy every time you come in, which is why they only use fresh ingredients and every meal is cooked to order. All their food reflects a love, respect and passion for Mexico’s Cuisine & Culture.
Burgers so large they come with their own zip code, coupled with tasty ales and a side order of heavy metal music best describes this burger haven, or Heaven depending on your love for the handheld meal – although you will definitely need two hands to hold these monsters. In Chicago, Kuma’s has two locations that comes with a long line of burger-lovers waiting for their chance to dig in. What are you waiting for?
D & J Bistro
This chef owned since 1987 restaurant, offers a great line-up of "True Bistro Dishes", with special menu items available monthly. Offering Daily Specials available "A la Carte" or as a 3 Course Prix-Fixe Dinner. Gluten free, vegetarian and kids menus available. Private room for parties of up to 50 people.
CITY: Lake Zurich
ZZ Top and Jeff Beck at Ravinia
Performances by ZZ Top and Jeff Beck. Reserved Ticket Price: $80 - $100 Lawn Ticket Price: $38 (increases by $5 day of show)
CITY: Highland Park
Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street
Visit our award-winning Premier Main Street which is full of charming shops, delightful restaurants, quality entertainments and life-enhancing opportunities and events.
CITY: Crystal Lake
Featuring carnival, demo derby, livestock judging, talent show, stock car racing, Red Neck Olympics, live bands and much more. Theme is "Through the Eyes of a Child".
Senza offers an elegant yet casual fine dining experience that features innovative modern American cuisine by executive chef Noah Sandoval. Taking familiar ingredients and integrating both avant-garde and classic techniques, chef Sandoval creates composed as well as approachable four or nine-course tasting menus that reflect a range of flavors and textures.
Paramount Room features a unique, dual level space loaded with urban charm and contemporary design elements. A Michelin Bib Gourmand rated chef-driven menu of elevated pub standards, and internationally inspired dishes of skillfully prepared but unpretentious and acclaimed cuisine, complements a full liquor bar overseen by Beverage Director Dan Marunowski.
Nothing screams culinary quite like a food experience at Next, a creation of Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas. Next blends the art of food and entertainment, creating appetizing cuisine that evokes rapture for all the senses. Their themes change often allowing those who are lucky enough to get a seat at this ticket only restaurant a chance to try something new every time. Good luck and good eating.