Illinois

Illinois Travel Guide

Articles about Illinois

By Katie James
For travelers who care about their coiffure, few things are more dreadful than arriving at a hotel to discover an in-room blow-dryer that looks like it was made in the 1980s. Guests at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago need not fret this conundrum, a...
By Kristen Dold

Chicago has never wanted for ambitious cuisine. But the latest buzzy openings are giving the city new food-town bragging rights.

By Nikki Ekstein
"I have an eating disorder—I eat all the time," jokes chef Kevin Hickey about his relationship with food. For this Chicago native, the obsession has paid off—his six-month-old Duck Inn, in Bridgeport, has quickly become one of the city's hottest t...
By Kristen Dold
Last great meal “Not many people know about Katsu (2651 W. Peterson Ave.; 773-784- 3383), a restaurant on the North Side that serves phenomenal omakase-style sushi.” Cocktail lounge or dive bar? “Both. My staff and I will go to Three Dots...
By Kristen Dold
Artists' Scene The once-gritty South Side neighborhood of Bridgeport—best known as the home of the White Sox—has emerged as the city’s latest creative hub. Co-Prosperity Sphere presents film screenings, secret supper clubs, and community-built ...
By Kristen Dold
Artists' Scene The once-gritty South Side neighborhood of Bridgeport—best known as the home of the White Sox—has emerged as the city’s latest creative hub. Co-Prosperity Sphere presents film screenings, secret supper clubs, and community-built ...

Restaurants in Illinois

The size of the wood stack outside Fat Willy’s is a solid indication that this place is the real deal. Serving up finger-licking meats like pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket, baby backs, and spare ribs, Fat Wally’s is the go-to place for barbeque.

Things to do in Illinois

The airy, bright atmosphere of Greektown’s Atropolis is a welcome respite from the concrete of the city.