It’s Groundhog Day Every Day In Woodstock, IL

Ever since the camera crews rolled into town in 1992, Woodstock, Illinois has embraced Groundhogs Day. Woodstock is where the movie “Groundhog Day” was filmed. Starring Bill Murray, the movie became a hit and the town became a hub for … Continue reading

Cross-Country Skiing in Lake County, Illinois

For those who enjoy Nordic skiing, there is no better place to head in Illinois than Lake County, an area located north of Chicago, along the shores of Lake Michigan. Both beautiful and convenient to the city, Lake County is … Continue reading

Johnson-Sauk Trail A Year-Round Illinois Playground

The rolling hill country in north-central Illinois is where you’ll find the Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area (SRA), and if you’re someone who likes to get outside and play, this is one place you’ll want to mark on your map. … Continue reading

Discovering The Historic Side Of Waterloo, Illinois

The history of charming Waterloo, Illinois, dates back to the 1780’s, when settlers dubbed the area Bellfontaine. As the settlement grew, so did rivalries among families and the town was divided into two parts—Peterstown to the north of the creek … Continue reading

The Joys Of Chicago’s Christkindlmarket

Now celebrating its 22nd year, the Chicago Chirstkindlmarket is a cherished tradition, bringing old world German and European traditions to the heart of the city. This very special holiday event is taking place now through December 24, 2017. Stay just … Continue reading

Looking For The Lincoln Trail In Southern Illinois

Abraham Lincoln, Illinois’ most famous resident, left his mark in locations throughout the state. Today, thanks to the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area (ALNHA) and its Looking for Lincoln Trail, you can retrace his steps and visit many of the … Continue reading