The only thing hotter than the roaring 2,400-degree oven inside Lotton Art Glass...Read Story
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On your way to Galena, plan a side trip to the studios of one of America’s favor...Read Story
A plan to major in Business took an unexpected turn when an art elective became ...Read Story
Inspired by the diversity of shadows cast by oaks, lindens, and maples, botanist...Read Story
It started with a band of artists sharing the same vision: to create a local hyb...Read Story
When Bruce and Sue Peterson relaunched one of America's most revered handcrafted...Read Story
Handcrafted designs and techniques stand the test of time as they remind us of t...Read Story
A trip to Palestine reveals the colorful folk art of Steve Meadows.Read Story
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The Great River Road, which travels along the Mississippi River, has countless opportunities for couples to experience romantic moments.Read Story
From our window in the sky, the view below spread out like an immense watercolor. Turquoise Lake Michigan to one side, the slate gray Chicago skyline to the other and,...Read Story
Chicagoland has a fantastic variety of shopping, including upscale malls and outlets to help bring any wardrobe up to date.Read Story
by Amber Holst
Concierges share the Chicago rooftop bars and patios beloved by the locals.Read Story
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.Read Story
One mentioned the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade (June 25, 2017). Most could barely contain themselves to just five picks.Read Story
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.Read Story
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.Read Story
Chicago foodie and Instagrammer Samantha Roby visits Galena, and shares her experience of tasting her way through the town.Read Story
Life's too short to be bored! I'm happiest when I get to experience something new and thrive on finding the best this state has to offer in food, drinks, shopping, and attractions.
Lincoln’s New Salem site in Petersburg blew our minds. We felt like we were walking back in time.
Though we love our vibrant life in Chicago, there aren’t many opportunities for stargazing in the big city. The starry nights of Galena are something I’ve wished I could photograph, if only I wasn't too busy living in the moment."