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Fair City on the World's Stage: The World's Fair in Chicago
Fair City on the World's Stage: The World's Fair in Chicago

More than a century after the World’s Fair graced Chicago—and a killer stalked i...

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Fair City on the World's Stage: The World's Fair in Chicago

More than a century after the World’s Fair graced Chicago—and a killer stalked i...

Best Chicago Architecture
Best Chicago Architecture

Outings and events put you at the doorstep of (and sometimes in the hidden corne...

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Best Chicago Architecture

Outings and events put you at the doorstep of (and sometimes in the hidden corne...

Living History: African American Historical Exhibits and Events
Living History: African American Historical Exhibits and Events

The African American community’s legacy emerges through exhibits and events at t...

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Living History: African American Historical Exhibits and Events

The African American community’s legacy emerges through exhibits and events at t...

From Darkness into Light: Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibits
From Darkness into Light: Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibits

The timeless and powerful Illinois Holocaust Museum promises a journey contrasti...

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From Darkness into Light: Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibits

The timeless and powerful Illinois Holocaust Museum promises a journey contrasti...

Path to Freedom on Illinois’ Underground Railroad
Path to Freedom on Illinois’ Underground Railroad

Visit the secret places slaves stayed in Illinois while fleeing the South.

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Path to Freedom on Illinois’ Underground Railroad

Visit the secret places slaves stayed in Illinois while fleeing the South.

Take a Literary Tour at the American Writers Museum
Take a Literary Tour at the American Writers Museum

Kitty-corner from Chicago’s famous Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park sits ...

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Take a Literary Tour at the American Writers Museum

Kitty-corner from Chicago’s famous Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park sits ...

Illinois Bicentennial Celebrations
Illinois Bicentennial Celebrations

Celebrate the 200th Birthday of Illinois—December 3, 2018—with a full year of ev...

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Illinois Bicentennial Celebrations

Celebrate the 200th Birthday of Illinois—December 3, 2018—with a full year of ev...

An Architect’s Canvas: Exploring Frank Lloyd Wright's Past in Oak Park
Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park

Frank Lloyd Wright built many homes near his longtime residence in Oak Park. Wri...

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Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park

Frank Lloyd Wright built many homes near his longtime residence in Oak Park. Wri...

Girlfriend Getaway along the I&M Canal
Girlfriend Getaway along the I&M Canal

In the 1800s, the Illinois and Michigan Canal fueled commerce from the Illinois ...

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Girlfriend Getaway along the I&M Canal

In the 1800s, the Illinois and Michigan Canal fueled commerce from the Illinois ...


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From Your Local Experts

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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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