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Specimen Products - Chicago School of Guitar Making
Specimen Products - Chicago School of Guitar Making

For over 30 years, Ian Schneller has been a maestro of hand-crafted musical inst...

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Specimen Products - Chicago School of Guitar Making

For over 30 years, Ian Schneller has been a maestro of hand-crafted musical inst...

Buena Vista Art
Buena Vista Art

Artist Greg Brummett makes jewelry and lamps that feel like they're from another...

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Buena Vista Art

Artist Greg Brummett makes jewelry and lamps that feel like they're from another...

MainFraiM
MainFraiM

In a workshop in Rockford, artisans turn old elevator shafts, planes and salvage...

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MainFraiM

In a workshop in Rockford, artisans turn old elevator shafts, planes and salvage...

Dinger Bats
Dinger Bats

It hit .412 in the World Series, went 3 for 5 in Game 7, and ignited the rally t...

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Dinger Bats

It hit .412 in the World Series, went 3 for 5 in Game 7, and ignited the rally t...

Lotton Art Glass
Lotton Art Glass

The only thing hotter than the roaring 2,400-degree oven inside Lotton Art Glass...

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Lotton Art Glass

The only thing hotter than the roaring 2,400-degree oven inside Lotton Art Glass...

Homewood Bat Co.
Homewood Bat Co.

In the village of Homewood in the Chicago Southland, Todd Pals brings a love of ...

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Homewood Bat Co.

In the village of Homewood in the Chicago Southland, Todd Pals brings a love of ...

John Boos & Co.
John Boos & Co.

The world’s most celebrated chefs do their best carving and chopping on hardwood...

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John Boos & Co.

The world’s most celebrated chefs do their best carving and chopping on hardwood...

Optimo Hats
Optimo Hats

When you Google “Chicago” and zoom in on the little blue arrow, you’re guided to...

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Optimo Hats

When you Google “Chicago” and zoom in on the little blue arrow, you’re guided to...

Eshelman Pottery
Eshelman Pottery

On your way to Galena, plan a side trip to the studios of one of America’s favor...

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Eshelman Pottery

On your way to Galena, plan a side trip to the studios of one of America’s favor...


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From Your Local Experts

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Spring Refresh

Chicagoland has a fantastic variety of shopping, including upscale malls and outlets to help bring any wardrobe up to date.

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Chicago Rooftop Bars & Patios That Locals Love

by Amber Holst

Concierges share the Chicago rooftop bars and patios beloved by the locals.

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Keeping History Alive: A Tour Through the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

by Emma Pope

Writer Emma Pope spends a day at the museum rich with interactive, invaluable lessons in human rights and our place in the future.

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Hometown Pride: Chicago's LGBTQ Leaders on Their Favorite Summer Activities

by Kendra L. Williams

One mentioned the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade (June 25, 2017). Most could barely contain themselves to just five picks.

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Get Your Kicks on Illinois Route 66

The 300-mile section of Route 66 angling across Illinois lures road-trippers seeking throwback gas stations, Muffler Men and the pleasure of taking their time.

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Girlfriend Getaway along the I&M Canal

In the 1800s, the Illinois and Michigan Canal fueled commerce from the Illinois River to Chicago. Today, follow the canal for a history-infused, shopping-filled getaway.

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Chicago Food Authority turned Galena Food Authority

by Samantha Roby

 Chicago foodie and Instagrammer Samantha Roby visits Galena, and shares her experience of tasting her way through the town.

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Family Fun and Some History Too

by Craig Hensel

Chicago-based photographer and Instagramer Craig Hensel @thecraighensel and his family take a road trip around Central Illinois.

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Q&A with Brett Eldredge

by Jamie Bartosch

Country music star Brett Eldredge loves Illinois so much, he wrote a love song about it.

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