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Chicago Speakeasies

The covert legacy of Chicago’s Prohibition-Era speakeasies carries on in night spots new and old that play hard to get.

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A Model City
Chicago
A Model City

On virtually any street corner in Chicago, you’re surrounded by the inspiration ...

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28 Affordable Ways to Play and Stay in Chicago This Winter
Family Fun Chicago Activities
28 Affordable Ways to Play and Stay in Chicago This Winter

There are countless ways to experience the best of Chicago during the winter months. Fill your weekend with free attractions, theater and dining deals, and special winter packages at some of the city’s finest hotels.

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Showtime
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Showtime

With 200-plus theaters in town, Chicago shines as the Midwest’s Great White Way, led by Broadway In Chicago’s annual lineup of the country’s hottest touring productions.

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Christmas in the City
Chicago Activities
Christmas in the City

A former Midwest resident rediscovers her love of Chicago at Christmastime, swapping Florida flip flops for the magic of the city’s snowy streets and holiday lights.

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Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Eat & Drink Chicago Food & Beverages
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

Piece, love and harmony are themes you can taste in this skylit loft establishment that unites New Haven - style pizza, award-winning microbrews and live-band karaoke nights. 

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Can't-Miss Illinois Winter Events
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Can't-Miss Illinois Winter Events

Get out this winter and enjoy family-friendly events throughout Illinois, including holiday celebrations, snowy festivals, and exciting outings.

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Explore Global Chicago
Eat & Drink Chicago
Explore Global Chicago

A microcosm of America’s melting pot, Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods provide numerous continents’ worth of culinary and cultural exploration, no passport required.

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Travel Illinois Magazine

Travel Illinois Magazine

Find unexpected ways to enjoy Illinois in this biannual magazine that explores every corner of the state. Each issue offers a mix of travel stories, stunning photography and timely trip ideas that make the most of each season.

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Hometown Pride: Chicago's LGBT Leaders on Their Favorite Summer Activities
Arts & Culture Local Experts Chicago
Hometown Pride

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
Road Trips Local Experts
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
Regional Getaways History Road Trips
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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Family Fun and Some History Too
Family Fun Regional Getaways History
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
Arts & Culture Local Experts
Q&A with Brett Eldredge

Country music star Brett Eldredge loves Illinois so much, he wrote a love song about it.

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It’s a Date
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It’s a Date

Starting your romantic weekend in Millennium Park might seem surprising, but its variety captures what makes Chicago tick.

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Spring Refresh
Local Experts
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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What’s New at Navy Pier
Family Fun Local Experts Chicago
What’s New at Navy Pier

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,...

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