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.
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Places to Eat
Birch River Grill
Contemporary restaurant that showcases hearty, American cuisine and features rustic-chic decor. The cozy and elegant homespun feel celebrates the rustic American food and design.
Attached to the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Arlington Heights. Award-winning chili. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Head on out to Finders Market for a vintage inspired, small business centered, fun flea market style...
Celebration of our river through art, music, and conservation. Enjoy the annual Mississippi Earthton...
Looking for a great family event? Come to the Decatur Train Fair at the Decatur Civic Center! It’s ...
Inspired equally by British folk traditions, American jazz, and R&B, Wishbone Ash played to public a...
Your one-stop shop for fall family fun!
National, regional and local performers take the stage at the Effingham Performance Center! The EPC,...
Old fashioned Pumpkin Festival in Warren.
Join us for a vintage market like never before with live music and food trucks at The Williamson Cou...
Live Thoroughbred racing Thursday through Sunday during May - September. Family-fun every Sunday wi...
The challenging 18-hole layout spans 90 acres of superbly manicured fairways and greens with 14 beau...
Piano bar and restaurant located in downtown Arlington Heights.
Handcrafted wine. Modern casual dining.
Modern conveniences including on-site dining and complimentary wifi.
Conveniently located near I-90 and Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.
Asian market of the Midwest. Home to Bon Odori Festival every August.
Comfort food featuring BBQ and smokehouse menu options. Outdoor dining available.
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