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Wakeboarding 101
Outdoors Family Fun Activities
Wakeboarding at Quarry Cable Park

No boat? No problem. Go from zero to practically pro in an afternoon at the Quar...

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The Calumet Region
Outdoors Regional Getaways
The Calumet Region

Where spectacular natural areas, proud local communities, and industrial skyline...

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Grateful for the Gardens
Outdoors Activities
Grateful for the Gardens

Kendra L. Williams takes us on a tour of Illinois spring color, visiting the Chi...

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Shawnee National Forest Getaway
Outdoors Regional Getaways
Shawnee National Forest

In southern Illinois, fields give way to forested hills, rugged bluffs and sweet...

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Biking in Illinois
Outdoors
Biking in Illinois

Illinois is a great destination for amateur and professional cyclists alike. The...

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Making the Shot
Regional Getaways Outdoors Activities
Making the Shot

Thanks to 450-plus public golf courses capitalizing on unique local features acr...

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From Your Local Experts

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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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