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48 Hours in Chicago

Located in the heart of the Midwest, a visit to Chicago gives way to a welcoming, navigable city packed with entertainment...

Chicago

From Label Whores to Budgetistas: Where to Shop in Chicago

One of the greatest aspects of Chicago is that it’s an incubator for creative types. From award-winning culinary notables ...

Chicago

Eating Your Way Across Chicago – 8 Meals that are Foodie Tested, Foodie Approved

With one of the most innovative food scenes in the country, Chicago’s culinary exploration is as varied as it is ethnicall...

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 ...

Chicago

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 best Windy City treats go back to the basics. Known for their iconic pizza, hot dogs, and Italian beef, the roots of the big three go back decades to the infiltration of immigrants bringing a little taste of back home.

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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 f...