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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...

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.

Things to Do with the Kids in March
Family Activities in March

You don't need to wait until summer break to embark on a family getaway.

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Family Activities in March

You don't need to wait until summer break to embark on a family getaway.

John Deere: More Than a Tractor Name
John Deere Pavilion

With a namesake pavilion, museum, historic site, golf course and tournament, plu...

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John Deere Pavilion

With a namesake pavilion, museum, historic site, golf course and tournament, plu...

The Historic National Road in Illinois
The Historic National Road in Illinois

Take a road trip along the first federally funded road in U.S. history, with ple...

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The Historic National Road in Illinois

Take a road trip along the first federally funded road in U.S. history, with ple...

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 ...

The Mystery of Cahokia Mounds
The Mystery of Cahokia Mounds

Dubbed the Manhattan of early America, Cahokia Mounds is one of the most impress...

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The Mystery of Cahokia Mounds

Dubbed the Manhattan of early America, Cahokia Mounds is one of the most impress...

Family Fun and Some History Too
Family Fun and Some History Too

Chicago-based photographer and Instagramer Craig Hensel @thecraighensel and his ...

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Family Fun and Some History Too

Chicago-based photographer and Instagramer Craig Hensel @thecraighensel and his ...

National Treasures
National Treasures

Explore Illinois's diverse historic sites managed by the National Park Service.

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National Treasures

Explore Illinois's diverse historic sites managed by the National Park Service.


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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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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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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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