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!

  • Easter

    There are many things to do with the kids around Easter.  Have breakfast with the Bunny and watch “Hop” the movie in DeKalb on March 28th.  Breakfast is at the Lincoln Inn and is served from 9am to 10:30am.  The movie starts at 11am at the Egyptian Theatre.  Breakfast...

  • Downtown Morris

    No matter what you like there are many things in Downtown Morris to do.  Spend the day outside hiking or biking at the I and M Canal, swimming at Goold Park, or camping at Gebhard Woods State Park.  Head on over to William G. Statton State Park to spend time on the water jet skiing, fishing, tu...

  • Explore Aurora!

    Experience what Aurora has to offer while you explore downtown.  Like shopping? There are a variety of different shops to choose from. 

    Want to be entertained? The Paramount Theatre and Riverfront Playhouse has many different shows to choose from.

    Want to learn? Learn about fire fighting...

  • Spring is Coming!

    Horseback Riding

    Be prepared for warmer weather as you gear up for fun spring activities.  Take the kids, who are already bored from being cooped up at home, out and enjoy the warmer weather that is coming out way.  There are many places in the Chicago & Beyond region to go bike riding, golfing, walking, ...

  • Family Fun in Chicago

    Learn about outer space at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum.  There are a variety of exhibits to go to including: learning about the lunar missions, learning about our solar system, looking at the stars and so much more! For more information visit:

    Chicago Skyline

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  • Picture Perfect









     Some of the best places to get pictures in the Chicago and Beyond region. 

    Sinnissippi Park in Rockford has a recreational path, garden, and lagoon.  It’s a great place to take scenery pictures or family photos. For more infomation visit:  rockfordparkdi...

  • Stay Warm This Weekend

    ESPN Zone is located in Chicago.  A sports themed restaurant that has sports viewing with flat screen TV’s, over 10,000 square feet of arcade sports games like air hockey, see how many free throws you can make, racing simulators and so much more! Visit for more infomatio...

  • Family Outings

    Family outings can come in many shapes and sizes. So no matter what you want to see, there are many museums to choose from.

    The Illinois Aviation Museum at Bolingbrook showcases different aircrafts.  Some examples of these aircrafts are T-2 and T-33, as well as many other aircrafts. Visit ...

  • Spring Break Ideas

    I can’t believe it but spring break is coming up fast!  Which means the kids will be out of school and boredom with sink in.  Go hiking and enjoy nature at Starved Rock State Park in Utica.  Visit: for more information and other fun ideas.

    Starved Rock State Park

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  • Valentine's Day

    Beer Lovers Meet Up is an event for adults who love fine craft beers, tasty spirits, wine and food.  Buy tickets in advance online until noon on 2/14.

    Rockford Icehogs Game vs. Oklahoma at BMO Harris Bank Center.

    Spend Valentine’s Day at the POW of the Civi...

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