Our connections with the Windy City have made this region a stronghold for architectural intrigue. Join our walking tour and explore for yourself some of the hidden histories and surprising secrets built into our urban environment.

A yard that's all grass is just so boring ... and the wildlife thinks so, too. For many conservation-minded people, a little bit of wilderness in the yard can have a great big payoff – for people and animals alike.

Situated at the confluence of the Fox and Illinois Rivers, this community has much to offer the casual visitor. From family-friendly attractions and a brewing nightlife to historical landmarks and nature getaways, this town knows how to have fun.

Thanks to a system of locks and dams built more than 80 years ago, the upper Mississippi River has become a vital link in world trade for our region. Join Jon McGinty as he tours some of Illinois' locks and dams, and introduces some of the people who rely on this waterway for a living.

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