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Blaum Bros Distilling Co.
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Blaum Bros Distilling Co.

Two brothers walk away from their day jobs to follow their dream of making handcrafted spirits together.

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Dinger Bats
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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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Jonamac Orchard
Family Fun Illinois Made Food & Beverages
Jonamac Orchard

In the northern countryside, apple picking is more than a tradition.From just a ...

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Cocoa Blue Chocolates
Illinois Made Illinois Makers Food & Beverages
Cocoa Blue Chocolates

In Rochester, Illinois, a few miles from Springfield, Joshua Becker imports the rich flavors of Dutch chocolate into his handcrafted truffles.

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St. Nicholas Brewing Co.
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St. Nicholas Brewing Co.

In the town of Du Quoin, Illinois, Abby Ancell turned a historic hotel building into a gathering place for residents and visitors alike.

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thirty-thirty Coffee Co.
Illinois Made Illinois Makers Eat & Drink
thirty-thirty Coffee Co.

At a café in Peoria, Illinois, hand-roasted beans bring out coffee's intricate flavors.

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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 baseball to life. 

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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
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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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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