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ILLINOIS TRAVEL GUIDE
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When you realize that your travel mug has become your heading-to-theofﬁce mug, it’s time for a getaway. That rare chance when you can trade lunch at your desk for a wine tasting in a vineyard. Make your way through a thousand-year-old forest instead of a thousand e-mails. Or take the kids somewhere other than soccer practice.
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Garden of the Gods Recreation Area, Harrisburg
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Navy Pier, Chicago
he 2010 Illinois Travel Guide provides you with all you need to know about what to see and do during your visit. Whether you prefer the bustling culture of the big city, the friendly hospitality of small-town America or the serene beauty of our natural wonders, Illinois is sure to please. In this year’s cover feature, take a regional tour of the state’s most popular attractions. In addition to our greatest hits, the 2010 Illinois Travel Guide dives into the regional cuisine and nightlife that define the Illinois experience. You know Chicago for its pizza and the world’s best hot dog, but wait until you discover Springfield’s horseshoe sandwich or the white pie at Burton’s Cafe in Whittington! 800/2CONNECT
And now more timely than ever— with Illinois producing a record fourth U.S....
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