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 views of Logan Square’s historic, tree-lined boulevards make the pumpkin seed bagels at this rustic breakfast-lunch-dinner spot taste all the more perfect.

Things to do in Illinois

A Lakeview institution, Schubas Tavern has featured nightly live music for more than 20 years. The building itself, constructed by the Schlitz Brewery more than 100 years ago, is a Chicago Historic Landmark, and on the exterior two old Schlitz globe logos are still visible.