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Illinois Made: Making a Difference
Illinois Made: Making a Difference

Check out these Illinois Made businesses doing their part to help out during COV...

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Illinois Made: Making a Difference

Check out these Illinois Made businesses doing their part to help out during COV...

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...

Lagomarcino's
Lagomarcino's

Enjoy ice cream, candy, chocolate, and sandwiches at a family-owned old-fashione...

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Lagomarcino's

Enjoy ice cream, candy, chocolate, and sandwiches at a family-owned old-fashione...

5 Rabbit Cerveceria
5 Rabbit Cerveceria

A Latino-owned microbrewery creates delicious brews inspired by Latin American f...

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5 Rabbit Cerveceria

A Latino-owned microbrewery creates delicious brews inspired by Latin American f...

Crown Brew Coffee Co
Crown Brew Coffee Co

After spending years doing nonprofit work, Josh started his own community-minded...

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Crown Brew Coffee Co

After spending years doing nonprofit work, Josh started his own community-minded...

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...

Flesor's Candy Kitchen
Flesor's Candy Kitchen

In Tuscola, two sisters inherited their grandfather's candy recipes—and carried ...

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Flesor's Candy Kitchen

In Tuscola, two sisters inherited their grandfather's candy recipes—and carried ...

Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery
Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery

Do peaches go with fried green tomatoes? Find out at a creative Illinois farm di...

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Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery

Do peaches go with fried green tomatoes? Find out at a creative Illinois farm di...

Cafe Tola
Cafe Tola

A blending of delicacies in a Lakeview venue with colorful Mexican pizzazz and a...

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Cafe Tola

A blending of delicacies in a Lakeview venue with colorful Mexican pizzazz and a...


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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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