Chicago and Beyond
  • Cherry Vale Mall

    So many places to shop and not enough hours in the day!

  • Winter Wonderland

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

  • Is this Santa's Reindeer?

    See them at many different events happening throughout the Chicago & Beyond region.

  • Outdoor Winter Activities to Enjoy

    Get outside and enjoy the fresh, crisp winter air!

  • Family Fun

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

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Local Visions: Selections from Area Collections

Jan. 6, 2015, midnight

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

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Burpee Museum Traveling Exhibit- Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep!

Jan. 17, 2015, midnight

Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, United States

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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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