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Buena Vista Art
Crafts Arts & Culture
Buena Vista Art

Artist Greg Brummett makes jewelry and lamps that feel like they're from another...

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MainFraiM
Illinois Made Illinois Makers Crafts
MainFraiM

In a workshop in Rockford, artisans turn old elevator shafts, planes and salvage...

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Sangamon Reclaimed
Crafts Illinois Makers
Sangamon Reclaimed

In the Illinois capital, a collective of veterans and firefighters take old barn...

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Dinger Bats
Arts & Culture Illinois Made Illinois Makers
Dinger Bats

It hit .412 in the World Series, went 3 for 5 in Game 7, and ignited the rally t...

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Lotton Art Glass
Illinois Made Illinois Makers Crafts
Lotton Art Glass

The only thing hotter than the roaring 2,400-degree oven inside Lotton Art Glass...

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Homewood Bat Co.
Illinois Made Illinois Makers Crafts
Homewood Bat Co.

In the village of Homewood in the Chicago Southland, Todd Pals brings a love of ...

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John Boos & Co.
Arts & Culture Crafts Arts
John Boos & Co.

The world’s most celebrated chefs do their best carving and chopping on hardwood...

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Optimo Hats
Crafts Global Illinois Makers
Optimo Hats

When you Google “Chicago” and zoom in on the little blue arrow, you’re guided to...

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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
Eat & Drink Regional Getaways Local Experts
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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