Illinois is best known for its largest city, Chicago, but there's more than meets the urban eye. Sports fans will find that there is always some game to watch: the Chicago Cubs, the White Sox, the Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Bulls all have a dedicated fan base. Illinois' state parks system encompasses over 60 parks, including the Lewis and Clark ... Read more
National Historic Trail and the American Discovery Trail, making it an ideal place for hikers. The western half of the state is fondly known as the Great Rivers Country, with 19th-century cities like Galena, Peoria, and Alton forming the key stops through vineyards and rolling hills. And of course, Illinois is also home to the quintessential American town of Springfield, home to Lincoln and the heart of Americana.
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Most of Illinois oscillates between two extremes: hot and humid summers and cold winters. Despite the heat, summer attracts the most tourists, especially in Chicago when the city comes alive with festivals. In ... Read more
the winter, Illinois gets cold and snowy, particularly when a sudden cold front hits; however, this is also the time when the state’s ski resorts open in the northern part of the state. Early to mid-autumn is the best time to visit weather-wise, when temperatures are warm but not unbearable and the skies remain sunny, while early spring and late fall means lower hotel rates (but worse weather).

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I mostly go to Illinois for looking at deer and hunting. Last time I went we seen about 250 deer!

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I hope to come back and visit sometime. Check out the great city of Chicago!

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