Chicago and Beyond
  • Northern Illinois Wine Trail

    Any time of the year is a perfect time to check out the wineries along the Northern Illinois Wine Trail!

  • Golfing

    It's almost time to hit the course. Visit some of our many wonderful courses!

  • Rockford Airshow

    Make your plans now for the Rockford Airshow!

  • My Favorite Things in DeKalb

    Get out and do a little shopping for a few hours or a few days in the Chicago & Beyond Region!

  • Joliet Historical Museum

    Engage your brain at one of the many different museums located in Northern Illinois!

  • The Brick Cafe & Art Gallery in Belvidere

    Enjoy a delicious meal and the unique artwork while getting out of the weather!

  • Weekend Getaway

    Make plans for a weekend getaway with your friends or family!

  • Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford

    Want to feel like you are in the tropics! Then Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford is the place to be!

  • Rochelle Railroad Park

    The Rochelle Railroad Park, located on the Illinois Lincoln Highway, is a fantastic photo opportunity for young and old alike!

  • Kegel Harley Davidson in Cherry Valley

    In the market for a new bike? It's almost time to hit the road!

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Lost Elgin Art Exhibit at Elgin History Museum

Feb. 2, 2015, midnight

Elgin History Museum, 360 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120, United States

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Cross Influence in Japanese and American Popular Culture

March 24, 2015, midnight

NIU Art Museum, 116 Altgeld Hall, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

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Butterfly Exhibit-Nicholas Conservatory

March 31, 2015, midnight

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 North 2nd Street, Rockford, IL 61107, United States

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Wine on Lincoln

Sept. 26, 2015, 3 p.m.

Rochelle, IL 61068, USA

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Exciting things to do and places to go...

EXPLORE Illinois

Come to our region and enjoy Illinois!  Nature’s bounty is showcased throughout the Chicago & Beyond region of northern Illinois from its scenic rolling hills, tall grass prairies, wildlife filled rivers and wetlands, and bright lights of Chicago.  Countless festivals, farm tours, county fairs, orchards and our Northern Illinois Wine Trail, featuring over 30+ wineries for your tasting pleasure, are just some of the many ways that you can enjoy Illinois.  Everything from bike riding on a beautifully paved path, to canoeing a winding river, or enjoying a winter wonderland,  it is all here for you to discover on your journey. 

Travel our scenic byways, including the Illinois Lincoln Highway, the Illinois River Road or the legendary Route 66, to discover glimpses into this areas dynamic history.  Relax and unwind at any one of the numerous beautiful campsites, or stay at a luxurious day spa.  Spend the night, a weekend, or an entire week at one of the almost limitless choices of hotels here too.  Whatever your style, it is here for you to enjoy.  The possibilities are endless and will lead to countless memories.  What are you waiting for?  Get out there and enjoy Illinois!

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