• Wineries in Illinois

    Northern Illinois Wine Trail

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

  • There are many Lodging choices in Northern Illinois, including the Lincoln Way Inn B&B in Franklin Grove

    Lodging Lincoln Way Inn Franklin Grove

    There are many Lodging choices in Northern Illinois, including the Lincoln Way Inn B&B in Franklin Grove

  • Learn the history of the Illinois Lincoln Highway at the I-88 Oasis stop by DeKalb

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Traveling Exhibit

    Learn the history of the Illinois Lincoln Highway at the I-88 Oasis stop by DeKalb

  • A must see when in Chicago - the famous Chicago Skyline!

    Chicago Skyline

    A must see when in Chicago - the famous Chicago Skyline!

  • Now is the time to enjoy a good weather day and hit the road for a Road Trip!

    Road Trip Time

    Now is the time to enjoy a good weather day and hit the road for a Road Trip!

  • Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins!

    Autumn Harvest time

    Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins!

  • Take the family to Jonamac Orchard in Malta

    Jonamac Orchard

    Take the family to Jonamac Orchard in Malta

  • Beauty of the Autumn Season

    Beauty of the Autumn Season

    Beauty of the Autumn Season

  • Things in DeKalb – Vintage

    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!

  • Chicago Museums

    Joliet Historical Museum

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

  • Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford - Chicago Attractions

    Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford

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

  • Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway

    Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

  • Elgin's Art & Soul on the Fox

    With over 70 booths see sculptures, photography, ceramics, fiber art and more at the Art Show duirng Art & Soul from August 5th to 6th. On Saturday evening enjoy a Motown concert along with local talent at Festival Park. The art show is free but the concert tickets are $5 at the door.


  • Aurora Live Summer Concert Series

    Throughout the summer Aurora Downtown presents live music on select Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday. Wednesdays at the Plaza concerts are from 7-9pm, First Friday concerts are from 6-10pm and Summer Second Saturday concerts are from 11:30am-1pm. Coolers (no alcohol) are welcome so are blackets and ...

  • Live Theatre

    Live theatre is a great way to warm up this winter. There are many productions happening this winter in Northern Illinois. Get your tickets and watch a great show! 

    The Paramount Theatre in Aurora presents The Little Mermaid from November 23rd to January 15th

    The CCT’s Stage Righ...

  • Taste Sweet Treats in Northern Illinois

    Every week is Chocolate Week and there is no better place to satisfy your cravings than within the region of Northern Illinois Tourism. From traditional, to bespoke chocolate houses there is something for every taste in Northern Illinois from Chicago toward the Mississippi River.

    Hershey’s Ch...

  • Kid Friendly New Years Celebrations

    Make a day out of the 31st with the kids to celebrate the New Year. You don’t have to wait until midnight.

    The Discovery Center Museum and the Burpee Museum in Rockford have New Years Celebrations. Design a party hat, create a noisemaker and count down to midnight each hour at the Discovery C...

  • Nightlife


    Join Chicago and Beyond in their vibrant nightlife.  From theatres and drive-ins to casinos and bars, there is plenty to do after dark. 

    Paramount Theatre

    Paramount Theatre in Aurora has four shows in the Broadway Series.  Oklahoma! is playing September 16 to October 18th, A Christmas Story is pl...

  • 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...

  • 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. Lcfair.com

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

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

  • Northern Illinois Summer Under the Stars Entertainment

    Treat yourself and your family to new experiences (or relive old memories) by relaxing and being entertained under the stars. You can put on your comfortable clothes and watch a movie from your own vehicle or dress up a little and sit in the beautiful outdoor theater!  Here are a couple of great cho...

  • Theatre

    The Byron Civic Theatre presents Spamalot is based off of the classic film Monty Python and The Holy Grail. It retells the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.  Show times are April 25, 26, 27 and May 2, 3, 4.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for students and ...
  • Last Chance to Discover Treasure in Chicago & Beyond

    Things to do in RockfordRockford, IL in Chicago & Beyond –If you haven’t seen Discovery Center and Burpee Museum’s latest temporary exhibition, then this weekend is your last chance. The last day to see Treasure is Monday, Sept. 2. Discovery Center is offering special discounted rates on Sunday and Monday, as well as s...
  • Theater on the Lake in Chicago & Beyond

    theater on the lake ChicagoFor 61 years, Theater on the Lake has been staging thespian spectacles in a former medical facility where plenty of real-life drama unfolded in the 1920s. The venue with its balance of outdoors and indoors is a gem on the Chicago Lakefront in Chicago & Beyond. The Theater on the Lake wraps up it...
  • Mosaic World Film Festival - Saturday in Rockford

    theatre in Rockford ILThe Mosaic World Film Festival comes to the Rockford Theatre at the Rockford Women's Club, 323 Park Ave., Rockford beginning at 3 pm on Saturday.

    The festival will feature movie screenings and an awards presentation. The first session will run 3 to 5 p.m. and the second session from 7 to 9 p.m. F...

  • Outdoor Summer Theatre in Chicago & Beyond

    summer theatre in ChicagoThe Oak Park Festival Theatre sets up base camp each year in the scenic Austin Gardens (1010 Lake St., Oak Park). The beautiful pastoral Chicago & Beyond setting of Austin Gardens makes you feel much further from the Loop than you really are and this year you’ll also be transported back to the 1...
  • Wicked in Chicago

    theatre in ChicagoToday we have some exciting breaking news in Chicago & Beyond. The witches are flying back to Chicago. "Wicked,"the hit Broadway musical, will be returning to Chicago in celebration of the show's 10th anniversary on Broadway, with a limited eight-week run (Oct. 30-Dec. 21) at the Oriental Theatr...
  • Rockford, IL to Develop Indoor Sports Campus

    Rockford sports complexCongratulations to the Chicago & Beyond community of Rockford. Check out the complete story on the Rockford Indoor Sports Campus by reading the press release from the Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Financing Approved, Sink Combs Dethlefs Hired, Opening in 2014

    February 7, 2013: One of the ...

  • How to Celebrate the Year of the Snake in Chicago & Beyond

    Chinese New Year in ChicagoThe Chinese New Year 4711 is also the 101st Anniversary of Chinatown in Chicago. Bet you didn’t know that? The official Chinese New Year is February 10th, but festivities are planned throughout the weekend in Chicago & Beyond. The Chinese calendar calls the upcoming year the Year of the Snake. T...
  • Broadway in Chicago and Beyond

    Broadway in ChicagoThe Book of Mormon: This year's favorite Broadway show has just arrived in Chicago. The Book of Mormon, playing at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago has tickets available for January and February starting at $56. The Book of Mormon is acclaimed to be the best of the best in recent years and eve...
  • Broadway in Chicago and More in Chicago & Beyond

    Theatre in Chicago & Beyond is a diverse and action-packed as you will find anywhere in America. What started small has grown into institutions of national and international prominence. Theatre in Chicago is truly a movement. Chicago had long been a popular destination for plays and musicals sent ou...
  • Explore Museums in Chicago & Beyond

    Chicago MuseumsChicago area museums rank among the best in the world and are among the top Chicago attractions. No getaway to Chicago or anywhere in Northern Illinois is complete without visiting one of the fine hands-on focused museums in the Chicago area. You can explore all of the Chicago and Beyond Museums by ...

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Explore Illinois! 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. Whatever you decide to do, these Chicago attractions are sure to please everyone. The possibilities are endless and will lead to countless memories.