Find out what's on in Illinois and Chicago with your guide to events, festivals, markets, music, theatre, sport and more.
Celebrate the return of the sun.
Find out how to get to Illinois by plane, train, bus and driving. Getting around Chicago and Illinois is easy with our guide to ways to travel around the state.
Visit the many historic sites in Illinois, from the Land of Lincoln, to the site of an ancient Native American city at Cahokia Mounds.
American Presidents who have called Illinois home, include Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.
Visit the History Museums of Illinois. From the vast collection of the Chicago History Museum to small town historical museums, you’ll discover the stories and heritage of our towns and our people.
History comes alive at Illinois historical reenactments. Meet Abraham Lincoln in the flesh, experience colonial life, or take a canal boat ride with a period costumed storyteller.
Taste your way through the state with our guide to the best and closest places to eat in Illinois. Experience everything from fine dining to shared plates and takeaway fare.
Put your dancing shoes on or unwind at one of the many bars and nightclubs in Illinois. Locate the best cocktails, the perfect beer, local DJs, international artists and more.
Taste the regional characteristics in our locally produced wines. Browse our guide to the closest and best Illinois wineries and vineyards for your next celebration or trip.
Fancy a pint? Hunt down major Illinois breweries and distilleries for the best beers, ciders and spirits in the state. Support local production and taste your way through Illinois.
Experience gourmet fare and culinary delights with food tours in Illinois. Find locally produced delicacies ranging from Chicago pizza to chocolate and spirits.
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Easy Access Chicago
Travellers with disabilities and their families can fully explore Chicago with this comprehensive guide detailing everything from hotel amenities and transportation to easy access points to Chicago's renowned attractions.
East Access Springfield
With detailed information on accommodations, attractions, restaurants and transportation, this guide is an invaluable resource for travellers with disabilities visiting Springfield.