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Chicago

In Search of Chicago's Best Burger (and Insider Tricks For How to Get It)

While Chicago is better known for its meat-centric delights like hot dogs and Italian beef dripping in grease, the burger ...

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The Only 3 Food Groups That Matter: Pizza, Hot Dogs and Italian Beef

One of the best food cities on the planet, Chicago knows gourmet. But beyond fine dining and celebrity chefs, some of the ...

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History Comes Alive in Springfield, the City of Lincoln

It’s no secret that Illinois is called the land of Lincoln, and you could call Springfield the City of Lincoln. From his b...

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3 Unique Illinois Itineraries That Aren't in the City

Explore the historic Oak Park Area, located just 9 miles west of downtown Chicago. The Area, which includes 21 communities...

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Despite It's Urban Jungle Rap, There are Outdoor Adventures to Be Had in Illinois

While you may picture the urban jungle of Chicago when you think of Illinois, but don't let the flatlands of the Midwest fool you -- there are plenty of adventures to be had. From the stunning state parks to watery fun on Lake Michigan, here's how to explore beyond the city walls.

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What to Do in Illinois with the Kids (Beyond Chicago)

A great weekend escape that's accessible and easy to get to from anywhere in the country, Chicago and the greater Illinois...

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Happy Birthday, Chicago!

In honor of Chicago's birthday (it's a Pisces), whether you're a tourist or a local, here are some must-dos that have made...

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Illinois Travel Guide

The Land of Lincoln has many wonders, though few visitors realize there is more to the state of Illinois than its shining ...