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Illinois, also known as the ‘Land of Lincoln’, is a vast expanse of land that sprawls from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. This amazing state has more than 1,000 historic places, glacial plains and the famous valleys of the Ozarks. The State has a population of about 13 million but one of its most famous citizens was Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of United States of America. Lincoln spent his life as a lawyer in Illinois before his political career took off.
Illinois is a mosaic of tourist attractions. Chicago, or ‘The Windy More...
Peoria is a city in Illinois.Get in
Peoria can be accessed through air and driving. The main interstate that runs through the city is Interstate 74, which makes Peoria accessible throughout the rest of central Illinois. The airport, Greater Peoria Regional Airport, services daily flights to St. Louis, Chicago, and Las Vegas. The Bloomington/Normal Airport is located about 50 miles from Peoria, for more convenience. Shopping
There are two main malls in the Peoria regional area. Northwoods Mall was established in the late 1970's, and is More...
The city of Kankakee is located in Kankakee County, Chicagoland region of Illinois, Midwest United States. The city has a population of about 27,000, with an elevation of a little under 700 feet above Sea Level.
The City's website is Kankakee and the local Convention and Visitors Bureau provides a wealth of information about Kankakee County and the Kankakee Area.
The major industries of the Kankakee area are health care, higher education, manufacturing, and retail trade. The Kankakee Area is the regional retail market center for the area South More...
As a major U.S. convention-hosting city, Chicago has plenty of places to stay, although most of them are in the mid or splurge ranges. The vast majority of hotels are either at the airport or downtown (Loop or Near North). If you want to explore the city, aim for the latter. Budget-priced places are usually pretty far from downtown, so when you're booking, remember that Chicago is vast, especially compared to European and east coast cities. Travelers on a budget should consider accommodations away from the city center which can be easily reached via the El. More...
O'Hare International Airport (ORD), is 17 miles northwest of downtown. Serviced by international and domestic airlines. The CTA Blue Line train runs 24 hours to downtown Chicago taking around 45 minutes.
Chicago is also served by local bus transportation. By using Bus and Train, any area of Chicago can be reached. The main Greyhound terminal, which has interstate bus service, is at 630 Harrison and Jefferson. There is also one at 95th/Dan Ryan red line station. Bus service provides More...
• Architectural boat tour, from downtown piers. 90 minutes of floating edu-admiration.
• Loop tour train. Tickets at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E Randolph St at Michigan Ave. Departs nearby Randolph/Wabash station. Saturdays, May-Sep, 11:35 am, 12:15 pm, 12:55 pm and 1:35 pm. Free tour of the Loop on the El with a guide from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. You go around the Loop three times, taking 40 minutes. Highly recommended if you're at all interested in the El or Chicago architecture.
• The Old-Town More...