Chicago and Beyond
  • Winter Wonderland

    Get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and wonder of winter in northern Illinois.

  • 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!

  • Skiing

    Enjoy outdoor activities in the winter at any of the beautiful trails and golf courses throughout our region!

  • 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!

  • Northern Illinois Wine Trail

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

  • Family Fun

    What better way to enjoy freshly fallen snow than to hit the slopes by sledding, skiing, or snowboarding.

  • 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!

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Tinker Swiss Cottage- Photographic Exhibit: A Change Through Time

Feb. 3, 2015, midnight

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102, United States

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"Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars"- Feature Gallery

March 1, 2015, midnight

113 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134, USA

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Vintage Shop Hop

March 6, 2015, midnight

DeKalb, IL, USA

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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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