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.
Walldogs annual meet keeps the art form alive and rejuvenates–literally and figuratively–a community spirit. Four days of hand painting by over 200 artists from around the world is a cause for celebration. It even helped Kewanee win Rand McNally’s “Best Small Town in America” title in an online poll. Encounter a welcoming spirit any time of the year and tour 16 hand-painted murals illustrating Kewanee’s heritage and a glimpse of the unique: What is Murals’ Hidden Treasures? Many of the murals have hidden “tags” the artists incorporate that are known only to them and not immediately visible to the naked eye. Sometimes it’s the artist’s name hidden somewhere in the painting or you could learn an interesting fact, simply by studying the painting. That’s why retired Kewanee High School teacher Roger Malcolm created a quiz that helps make the tour even more interesting to those visiting. By giving you clues to look for items hidden in the painting, the Murals’ Hidden Treasures is for you to explore and enjoy.