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Illinois is a U.S. state located in the Midwest region of the United States.

Regions in Illinois : Champaign-Urbana, Chicagoland, Driftless Zone, Fox Valley, Little Egypt, Metro-East, American Bottom, Quad Cities.

Cities in Illinois : Alton, Aurora, Belleville, Berwyn, Bloomington, Burbank, Calumet City, Champaign, Chicago, Crystal Lake, Decatur, DeKalb, Des Plaines, Elgin, Elmhurst, Evanston, Joliet, Kankakee, Moline, Naperville, Park Ridge, Peoria, Quincy, Rockford, Rock Island, Springfield, St. Charles, Urbana, Wheaton, Waukegan.

Capital City of Illinois : Springfield.

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Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  Go Camping America
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rentals Illinois

Car rental  

Car rental  Holiday Autos   -    
Holiday Autos offers the best fully inclusive car hire prices. Get cheap car hire quickly and securely online with, the experts in online car rental.

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Hotels in Illinois

  Booking   -   Hotel Guide Illinois
Most popular : Chicago, Rosemont, Oakbrook Terrace, Schiller Park, Niles, Skokie, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Aurora, Des Plaines, Urbana, Oak Park .

  Booking   -   Hotel Guide Chicago 

Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

   -   Motel 6 and Red Roof   -    

  Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
Make reservations at hotel accommodations throughout Chicagoland and Illinois.

National Parks / State Parks

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  Kuoni    -   City trip Chicago
Chicago, located on the shores of Lake Michigan has a great combination of city attractions with stunning modern and traditional architecture.
Browse along the 'Magnificent Mile' lined with trendy shops, relax on one of the sandy beaches or hundreds of parks that dot the shoreline.

Thomas Cook

  British Airways   -   City Breaks Chicago 
Spend a cultural city break in Chicago and explore the vast collection of modern American and European art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Then adopt a Chicago baseball team by going wild with the locals at a home game. Refuel on your city break with a Chicago classic - deep-dish pizza.

   -   Create your perfect trip to Illinois
Flight, Hotel and Car

Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  Enjoy Illinois   -   Illinois Bureau of Tourism Official Website
  Springfield   -   Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau
Come discover the best of the Midwest in Springfield, Illinois. Centrally located along the Sangamon River, Springfield has the dynamic energy of a prospering city, full of adventure, history and fun!
  Chicago Neighborhood Tours
Choose from over 20 different tours showcasing unique Chicago neighborhoods.

Travel Guides Illinois / Travel Related Books

Travel Guides USA Travel Guides USA  [ ]

The Rough Guide to the USA (Rough Guide Travel Guides) 
By Samantha Cook, Tim Perry (Editor), Greg Ward (Editor)
The Rough Guide to the USA is the most comprehensive and colourful guide to the fifty states available. There are lively accounts of every region and attraction from the bright lights of Broadway to the vast open plains of Wyoming. The guide gives refreshingly opinionated reviews of the established sights and landmarks as well as uncovering many of the lesser-known gems, allowing the visitor to make the most of their trip. There are feature boxes that provide information on a variety of subjects from the Delta blues to the geology of the Grand Canyon. There are also maps and plans to help you navigate around the major attractions, inner city streets or interstates
Paperback 1440 pages (October 28, 2004); Publisher: Rough Guides
USA (Lonely Planet Country Guides S.) 
By Loretta Chilcoat, Susan Derby, Beth Greenfield, Carolyn Hellor
This Lonely Planet guide covers all 50 U.S. states. It is packed with pre-trip planning advice, itinerary suggestions, distance charts and tips on the most interesting way of getting from A to B.
Paperback 1164 pages (March 2004); Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications 

Transportation / How do I travel to Illinois

Springfield Capital Airport    -   Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
  Chicago Airport - O'Hare International Airport [ ORD ]   -  see Fly Chicago
One of the busiest airports in the world, serving numerous domestic and international destinations. It is a hub for United Airlines and American Airlines.
  Midway International Airport [ MDW ]   -   see Fly Chicago
  Chicago-Gary Airport   -   see Fly Chicago
  Belleville   -   MidAmerica St. Louis Airport [ BLV ]
  Bloomington   -   Central Illinois Regional Airport [ BMI ]
  Decatur Airport [ DEC ]
  Greater Kankakee Airport [ IKK ]
  Rockford Airport [ RFD ]   -   Greater Rockford Airport
  Moline   -   Quad City International Airport [ MLI ]
  Peoria Airport [ PIA ]   -   Greater Peoria Regional Airport

  British Airways   -   Flight tickets Chicago 
British Airways flights to Chicago land at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 18 miles north-west of downtown Chicago. As flights come in to land, enjoy views of Chicago's tallest skyscraper, the Sears Tower, and far-reaching Lake Michigan. After your flight to Chicago, take the train downtown and stretch your legs with a walk along Lake Michigan's shores. Then indulge in a Chicago-style thick pizza or a juicy steak.

Book cheap flights to Illinois at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines take you to hundreds of destinations everywhere in the world.

  Airline Tickets Illinois / Bargain Flights

  Greyhound Lines
Greyhound Lines offers convenient, affordable service to and from Chicago and is an easy alternative to driving. Their website includes travel planning, fares, ticket purchasing and more.

  Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District [ MTD ]
  Regional Transportation Authority  -  RTA  -  Public transportation in Northern Illinois
Information on the Chicago Transit Authority [ Chicago train and bus system ], Metra [ the Chicagoland regional train system ] and Pace [ the Chicagoland regional bus system ]. Use RTA to navigate in the city and in its surrounding communities!


  Enjoy Illinois - Illinois Bureau of Tourism Official Website
Take your time and browse around. You'll discover rich history, spectacular shopping, amazing cultural sites, family fun and outdoor adventures that will inspire your own ideal 3-Day Magnificent Getaway.

  State of Illinois website

  City of Springfield [ Government ]   -   State Capital of Illinois
  Springfield   -   Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau
Come discover the best of the Midwest in Springfield, Illinois. Centrally located along the Sangamon River, Springfield has the dynamic energy of a prospering city, full of adventure, history and fun!

  Central Illinois   -   Visit Central Illinois
Springfield, Champaign-Urbana, Route 66
  Northern Illinois   -   Visit Northern Illinois
Rockford, Galena, DeKalb
  Southern Illinois   -   Adventure Illinois
Carbondale, Metropolis, Wineries
  Southwest Illinois   -   Enjoy Southwest Illinois
Collinsville, Alton, Belleville, Lewis & Clark
  Western Illinois   -   Visit Western Illinois
Peoria, Quad Cities, Nauvoo

  Champaign-Urbana   -   see Visit Champaign County
Whether you're here on a weekend getaway, business convention, or just visiting, Champaign County has plenty of things to do and see. Relax and get back to nature by exploring the Anita purves Nature Center. Nature lovers will also enjoy the beautiful and diverse prairie flora at The Arboretum and the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden. Sports fans will want to visit The Olympic Tribute, a monument honoring the achievements of Olympic athletes from our county. And for a different sport visit the Homer 500, the areas first drag strip for snowmobiles and ATV's. And don't forget the kids. You can pick apples and pumpkins at Curtis Orchard, feed the barnyard animals at Prairie Farm, try your luck with the 7-acre Cornfusion maze at Hardy's Evergreen Acres and Reindeer Ranch, or learn about the stars and planets at The William M. Staerkel Planetarium, the 2nd largest in Illinois.
  Chicagoland   -   see Chicagoland Travel
Aurora - Chicago - Chicago's North Shore - Chicago's North Suburbs - Chicago Southland
DuPage County - Elgin - Greater Woodfield - Heitage Corridor/Joliet - Kankakee County
Lake County - Lisle - Oak Park - Rosemont - St. Charles
  Driftless Zone
Area in extreme northwestern Illinois, which was by-passed by the last continental glaciers. See U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Great Lakes-Big Rivers Region.
  Fox Valley  -  a region within Illinois and Wisconsin that borders Chicagoland
Major cities : Aurora, Batavia, Oswego, St. Charles, Geneva, McHenry, Algonquin, Carpentersville, Elgin.
  Little Egypt   -   southern area
The region is sometimes called simply "Egypt." The southernmost part of Little Egypt is Cairo. The southern part of Illinois is geographically, culturally, and economically different from the rest of the state. See Why Little Egypt?
  Metro-East   -   a region that comprises the eastern suburbs of St. Louis
It encompasses eleven Illinois counties [ Bond County, Calhoun County, Clinton County, Greene County, Jersey County, Macoupin County, Madison County, Monroe County, Randolph County, St. Clair County and Washington County ]. The area's largest city is Belleville.
  American Bottom
The American Bottom is a flood plain of the Mississippi River in southwestern Illinois, extending from Alton, Illinois, to the Kaskaskia River. It is also sometimes referred to in the plural as "American Bottoms".
Portions of St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, and Randolph Counties are in American Bottom. Its maximum width is about 9 miles, to the north, and is about 2-3 miles in width throughout most of its southern extent. See River Web
  Quad Cities   -   Visit Quad Cities
A group of cities which flank the Mississippi River in Iowa and Illinois. The two largest cities in Illinois are: Molin and Rock Island.

  Alton   -   Alton
  Aurora   -   Aurora
  Belleville   -   Belleville
  Berwyn   -   Berwyn
  Bloomington   -   Bloomington
  Burbank   -   City of Burbank
  Calumet City   -   Calumet City
  Champaign   -   Champaign
  Crystal Lake   -  Crystal Lake
  Decatur   -   Decatur
  DeKalb   -   De Kalb
  Des Plaines   -   Des Plaines
  Elgin   -   Elgin
  Elmhurst   -   Elmhurst
  Evanston   -   Evanston
  Joliet   -   Joliet
  Kankakee   -   Kankakee
  Moline   -   Moline
  Naperville   -   Naperville
  Park Ridge   -   Park Ridge
  Peoria   -   Peoria
  Quincy   -   Quincy
  Rockford   -   Rockford
  Rock Island   -   Rock Island
  Springfield   -   Springfield
  St. Charles   -   St Charles
  Urbana   -   Urbana
  Waukegan   -   Waukegan
  Wheaton   -   Wheaton

More cities in Illinois : Altamont, Auburn, Batavia, Belvidere, Blue Island, Breese, Carbondale, Carlyle, Centralia, Charleston, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Chillicothe, Collinsville, Columbia, Danville, Darien, Dixon, East Moline, East Peoria, Edwardsville, Effingham, El Paso, Fairview Heights, Freeport, Fulton, Galena, Galesburg, Geneva, Harvard, Harvey, Highland, Highland Park, Jacksonville, Lake Forest, Litchfield, Lockport, Macomb, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mascoutah, McHenry, Mendota, Metropolis, Monmouth, Monticello, Morrison, Mount Vernon, Murphysboro, North Chicago, North Lake, O Fallon, Oak Forest, Oakbrook Terrace, Palos Heights, Palos Hill, Paris, Pekin, Pinckneyville, Pittsfield, Plano, Pontiac, Prospect Heights, Rock Falls, Rolling Meadows, Salem, Sandwich, Savanna, Spring Valley, Sterling, Taylorville, Troy, Villa Grove, Warrenville, Washington, Waterloo, Watseka, West Chicago, Wood River, Woodstock, Zion.

  Magazine  -  Lake Magazine   -   Resort Lifestyle on Lake Michigan
  News   -   Chicago Sun-Times
  News   -   Chicago Tribune
  News   -   The News Gazette   -   News in East Central Illinois
  News   -   The Southern Illinoisan
  News   -   Illinois Press Association   -   see newspapers Illinois online
  Radio   -   WSIU Public Broadcasting
  TV   -   WSIU Public Broadcasting
  University   -   Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  University Illinois   -   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cuisine  -  Illinois Recipes

  Illinois Department of Agriculture   -   see 'Marketing & Promotions / Heartland Cookbook'
The Bureau of Marketing and Promotion's Grown from the Heart in the Heartland Cookbook represents a collection of recipes highlighting Illinois food products.
  Illinois Picnic Menu [ from Alan's Kitchen ]
Best of the Best from Illinois: Selected Recipes from Illinois' Favorite Cookbooks
by Gwen Mckee
ISBN: 0937552585
  Culinary Historians of Chicago
Educational organization committed to the study of the history of food and drink in human cultures.

  Cuisine of the Midwestern United States

History of Illinois

  History of Illinois [ Wikipedia ]
Pre-Columbian, European exploration, The 1800s, The Civil War and Twentieth century
  Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Located just eight miles from downtown St. Louis at:30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234

  National Park Service  -  Links to the past
Explore America's cultural resources - buildings, landscapes, archeological sites, ethnographic resources, objects and documents, structures and districts.

Music, Art & Culture

  People & Culture of_Illinois [ Wikipedia ]

  Light Nights on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago
Themed music accompanies a glittering fireworks display over the Chicago River every Saturday evening during this two-month event.

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