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.
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.
The tour will leave from the Shawnee National Forest Headquarters in Harrisburg at 8:30. Itinerary includes touring the "Stoneforts" on Murray Bluff and Stonefort Bluff, lunch at the Community Building in Stonefort, Indian stone kettles off Appel Rd, and the Millstone Bluff site with its various "attractions." Interpretation by Mark Motsinger, Heather Carey, Mary McCorvie and Mark Wagner. Illinois Botanist Chris Benda will be on hand to identify Spring wildflowers in the area. Tour will end around 4:30 back at the Harrisburg SNF Headquarters. Please plan appropriate footwear and clothing.
Cost will be $40 per person and will include transportation, lunch, tshirt, and program book.