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KOVAL Distillery
Eat & Drink Illinois Made
KOVAL Distillery

With numerous international awards, Koval leads a new generation of small-batch distillers producing America’s finest organic grain-to-bottle spirits.

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Scorched Earth Brewing Co.
Eat & Drink Illinois Made
Scorched Earth Brewing Co.

In a Chicago suburb, a brewery with a fiery name proves dreams—at least with some savvy guidance from a saintly wife—do come true.

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Eli's Cheesecake
Eat & Drink Illinois Made
Eli's Cheesecake

It started as a signature creation in one of Chicago’s classic steakhouses. Today, the legend of Eli’s Cheesecake lives on in every decadent slice and has been served at four Presidential Inaugurations!

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John Boos & Co.
Arts & Culture Illinois Made
John Boos & Co.

The world’s most celebrated chefs do their best carving and chopping on hardwood boards handcrafted in Effingham, IL.

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Grateful for the Gardens
Outdoors Activities
Grateful for the Gardens

Kendra L. Williams takes us on a tour of Illinois spring color, visiting the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Morton Arboretum, and Allerton Park—and tells us why this spring means more than the others.

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Revolution Brewing
Eat & Drink Illinois Made
Revolution Brewing

On Chicago’s North Side, an independent brewer and his Anti-Hero IPA are uniting passionate beer drinkers of every persuasion.

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Chicago Distilling Company
Eat & Drink Illinois Made
Chicago Distilling Company

Legend tells of North Woods moonshiners smuggling spirits through secret Chicago tunnels. Today this legend lives on, in Chicago’s North Side.

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Blacksmith Chic
Arts & Culture Illinois Made
Blacksmith Chic

Return to a time when a cast iron hammer, molten steel and the sweat of your brow were the only ingredients required to fire the creative spirit.

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Chicago Theater Scene
Arts & Culture Chicago
Chicago Theater Scene

If you love a good show, when it comes to amazing theater, Chicago is where you want to be. Your trip to Chicago wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the city’s theater scene. Lucky for you the options are endless

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Travel Illinois Magazine

Travel Illinois Magazine

Find unexpected ways to enjoy Illinois in this biannual magazine that explores every corner of the state. Each issue offers a mix of travel stories, stunning photography and timely trip ideas that make the most of each season.

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Get Your Kicks on Illinois Route 66
Road Trips Local Experts
Get Your Kicks on Illinois Route 66

The 300-mile section of Route 66 angling across Illinois lures road-trippers seeking throwback gas stations, Muffler Men and the pleasure of taking their time.

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Girlfriend Getaway along the I&M Canal
Regional Getaways History Road Trips
Girlfriend Getaway along the I&M Canal

In the 1800s, the Illinois and Michigan Canal fueled commerce from the Illinois River to Chicago. Today, follow the canal for a history-infused, shopping-filled getaway.

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Family Fun and Some History Too
Family Fun Regional Getaways History
Family Fun and Some History Too

by Craig Hensel

Chicago-based photographer and Instagramer Craig Hensel @thecraighensel and his family take a road trip around Central Illinois.

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Q&A with Brett Eldredge
Arts & Culture Local Experts
Q&A with Brett Eldredge

Country music star Brett Eldredge loves Illinois so much, he wrote a love song about it.

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It’s a Date
Eat & Drink Regional Getaways Local Experts
It’s a Date

Starting your romantic weekend in Millennium Park might seem surprising, but its variety captures what makes Chicago tick.

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Spring Refresh
Local Experts
Spring Refresh

Chicagoland has a fantastic variety of shopping, including upscale malls and outlets to help bring any wardrobe up to date.

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What’s New at Navy Pier
Family Fun Local Experts Chicago
What’s New at Navy Pier

From our window in the sky, the view below spread out like an immense watercolor. Turquoise Lake Michigan to one side, the slate gray Chicago skyline to the other and,...

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Monster Mash, Illinois
Family Fun Local Experts
Monster Mash, Illinois

Twists and turns, screams and shrieks. Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America serves up hair-raising scares and ghoulish fun this fall.

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