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What to Do on a Day in Chicago

Chicago is one of the world’s great cities. That means finding things there for one day is both easy and a challenge. Easy, because there’s so...

13 Amazing Illinois Labor Day Weekend Festivals

Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but in Illinois they save some of the best for last. Towns and cities throughout the state...

A Day Celebrating the Women of Illinois

On March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day - a day of observance for working women and their rights. While countries and cities across the globe...

A Day's Adventure in Mt. Vernon

At the crossroads of Interstate 57 and 64 lies a city central to Southern Illinois. Less than 100 miles from St. Louis, MO, Paducah, KY, and...

Illinois Made Father's Day Gift Guide

Shop small this Father’s Day with the help of the Illinois Made Father’s Day Gift Guide for a locally made gift for your Dad to enjoy...

Memorial Day Weekend in Illinois

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of the summer, when Illinois residents and travelers head out to welcome months of warm weather and plenty of...

National Plan for Vacation Day

This January 29, start making plans for your vacation in 2019. After all, you've earned it.On Tuesday, January 29, Enjoy Illinois is joining forces with the...

World Animal Day

Check out some the many ways to celebrate World Animal Day across Illinois.

Illinois Made Mother's Day Gift Guide

May is National Small Business Month and now more than ever it’s important to support small businesses all throughout Illinois in any way we can. Each...

Sundae Fun Day

Start at a downtown Chicago sensation: Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, which opened a new location on Michigan Avenue in the historic Wrigley Building, not far...

Welcome to Decatur, My Hometown

By Decatur City Council Member, Patrick McDanielLocated right in the heart of the Land of Lincoln, Decatur is the Illinois city where in 1830, a 21-year-old...

A Haunted Getaway in Galena

Galena is a town of 3,500 people—but that doesn’t include any spirits who might live there, too.by Jess HoffertGhost stories and tales of haunted buildings have...

The History of Chicago River Dyeing

If you visit Chicago during St. Patrick’s Day, you will undoubtedly witness one of the strangest traditions in the country: the river dyeing. For five decades,...

Incredibly Delicious

Patrick Groth starts every workday at 3AM, handcrafting the breads and pastries that his bakery/cafe Incredibly Delicious is now known for. His work ethic is only...

Chicago’s Second Shoreline

With its stately bridges, historic architecture cruises and requisite greenness at St. Patrick’s Day, Chicago’s namesake river is a linchpin in city lore. But for decades,...

2 Great Chicago Sporting Drought-Breakers

You’ll hear Chicago sports fans described in a lot of ways. “Passionate.” “Dedicated.” “Loyal.” There’s no question their teams mean a lot to them.When it comes...

Fun Fests

Chi-Town GroovesThe granddaddy of America’s music festivals, Chicago’s Lollapalooza (August 3–6 this year) packs 100,000 fans a day into skyscraper-surrounded Grant Park, where crowds rock out...