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.
1,365 acres of recreation opportunities. The park's centerpiece is a 58-acre lake that offers both fishing and boating, as well as nearly two and a half miles of shoreline to explore. The recreation area is located on a Trail that Sauk Indians used in their treks between Lake Michigan and the confluence of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. The recreation area’s centerpiece is the 58-acre lake with two and a half miles of shoreline with boating and fishing opportunities. A hidden secret fisherman’s paradise the lake is stocked with largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, bullhead, muskie, and northern pike. You will experience a rolling prairie, pine plantation, and inside bottomland forests. Hike the trails and find an array of woodland and prairie wildflowers. Early spring brings skunk cabbage, a rare prairie find that sometimes blossoms in the snow. White-tailed deer, raccoons, squirrel, opossum, and rabbits are among the myriad of wildlife found in the park. Birders have ample opportunities to catch sight of chickadees, nuthatches, goldfinches, and hundreds of other avian visitors. Johnson Park is one of the IDNR’s most popular hunting sites. Pheasants are released daily during the season. Pursue a deer with your bow and arrow or shoot your shotgun for dove and squirrel. Reservations and fees are required.