For over 30 years, Ian Schneller has been a maestro of hand-crafted musical instruments.Read Story
When you Google “Chicago” and zoom in on the little blue arrow, you’re guided to the area of 51 West Jackson Boulevard, the epicenter of Chicago’s “Loop” district and the home of Optimo Hats, arguably the finest-quality hatmaking establishment in the world.Read Story
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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
Chicago foodie and Instagrammer Samantha Roby visits Galena, and shares her experience of tasting her way through the town.Read Story
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."
As a bona fide city dweller and proud Chicagoan, I don’t have a car. However, the ease of Amtrak leaves me with no excuse not to hop on a train and explore all that Illinois has to offer.