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Weekend Plans: 14 Fun Options to Explore Across Illinois

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You could spend the 14 weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day exploring Illinois. Here’s a getaway for each one.

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Six Romantic Spots Along the Great River Road in Illinois

The Great River Road, which travels along the Mississippi River, has countless opportunities for couples to experience romantic moments.

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Chicago Rooftop Bars & Patios That Locals Love

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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

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 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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