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Celebrating the Year of Chicago Music

by Chris Geiger in Arts & Culture


After wonderful year-long celebrations of Chicago theater, public art, and creative youth, the Department of Cultural Af...

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Explore the Regions: Idyllic Spring Getaways
Explore the Regions: Idyllic Spring Getaways

Check out a selection of activities, dining and lodgings across Illinois. All pe...

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Explore the Regions: Idyllic Spring Getaways

Check out a selection of activities, dining and lodgings across Illinois. All pe...

Trails and Ales
Trails and Ales

Fresh air and fresh brews abound in equal measure in the historic stretch from s...

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Trails and Ales

Fresh air and fresh brews abound in equal measure in the historic stretch from s...

The Ultimate Playground: Outdoor Adventures in Southern Illinois
Outdoor Adventures in Southern Illinois

Southern Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest and 
its surrounds provide an under-t...

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Outdoor Adventures in Southern Illinois

Southern Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest and 
its surrounds provide an under-t...

Spring Refresh
Spring Refresh

Chicagoland has a fantastic variety of shopping, including upscale malls and out...

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Spring Refresh

Chicagoland has a fantastic variety of shopping, including upscale malls and out...

Route 66: The Mother of All Road Trips
Route 66: The Mother of All Road Trips

Get your kitsch on the Illinois stretch of Route 66.

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Route 66: The Mother of All Road Trips

Get your kitsch on the Illinois stretch of Route 66.

Cast Away: The Best Fishing Spots in Illinois
The Best Fishing Spots in Illinois

You are sure to find a fishing spot in Illinois that scratches your angling itch...

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The Best Fishing Spots in Illinois

You are sure to find a fishing spot in Illinois that scratches your angling itch...

Chicago's Latino Neighborhoods
Chicago's Latino Neighborhoods

What to see and where to eat in Chicago's Latino neighborhoods, from Pilsen to H...

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Chicago's Latino Neighborhoods

What to see and where to eat in Chicago's Latino neighborhoods, from Pilsen to H...

Outdoor Dining Spots in Illinois
Outdoor Dining Spots in Illinois

Make the most of patio season with these great al fresco dining in Illinois.

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Outdoor Dining Spots in Illinois

Make the most of patio season with these great al fresco dining in Illinois.

Are There Mountains in Illinois?
Are There Mountains in Illinois?

Discover the best places to find elevated adventures in Illinois and see the spe...

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Are There Mountains in Illinois?

Discover the best places to find elevated adventures in Illinois and see the spe...


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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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