Find out what's on in Illinois and Chicago with your guide to events, festivals, markets, music, theater, sport and more.
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.
Step back in time to the golden age of train travel and settle in for a peaceful ride to discover some of Illinois’ most charming towns and hidden treasures.
Visit the many historic sites in Illinois, from the Land of Lincoln, to the site of an ancient Native American city at Cahokia Mounds.
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.
One of America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright called Illinois home—and filled it with some of his best works.
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 night clubs 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.
Taste your way through the best of the state with food tours in Illinois. Enjoy everything from fine dining and wineries, to craft beer and pizza tours.
Escape the winter blahs by exploring a children’s museum, taking in a sporting event, catching a live show or diving into an indoor water park.
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Arts & Culture
Alash with Special Guest Shodekeh at ECC Arts Center
Hailing from the southern edge of Siberia, this ensemble of throat singers (a technique for singing multiple pitches at once) blends the sounds of their heritage with those of folk and Americana.
Tuvan throat singing meets Pete Seeger-folk! This musical experience is one that you don't want to miss!
Feb 29, 2020
Andrew Grams and the musicians of the ESO will light the fires of love: from the ultra-sensual Prelu...
Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular is the smash hit multimedia laser and light show, featuring the Origina...
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with John Sebastian!
Matilda The Musical- brought to you by Children's Theatre of Elgin and Fox Valley Theatre Company. S...
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 25 from noon to 4 p.m. for OpenElgin 2020! This free, self-...
Join us for this cosmic performance of The Planets featuring Mars: The Bringer of War, Venus: The Br...
The U-46 Planetarium Public Show is a great time to see the planetarium that is normally only for th...
Davina and The Vagabonds & Hot Club of Cowtown, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Music that E...
Family restaurant with specialties such as fantastic baby back ribs that fall off the bone, charbroi...
Where Irish Hospitality means that pours and portions are a little more generous. Crowd-pleasing men...
Bowes Creek delivers a private club experience to the public golfer! It offers annual memberships fo...
Steak house located in Grand Victoria Casino.
Playground and fishing. 9 miles of hiking trails
Discerning travelers seeking extended-stay hotels near O'Hare International Airport (ORD) opt for th...
Exceptional theater productions are performed by children for children.
Oldest motel in Elgin provides great service to incoming guests
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