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Travel
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 am

For the bicentennial, explore Illinois

 Driving east on I-72 on a crisp fall Saturday, you may encounter carloads of orange-clad Illini fans, heading to Champaign-Urbana to tailgate outside Memorial Stadium or cheer the football team
Travel
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:00 am

To observe the state’s bicentennial, travel Illinois

 Editor’s note: This article marks the first in a series of monthly travel columns focusing on Illinois in honor of the state’s bicentennial year in 2018.It’s a good thing early state leade
Holiday
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:00 am

East Peoria Festival of Lights, one of the largest in the Midwest

 East Peoria claims its Festival of Lights is “one of the largest, lighted nighttime festivals in the Midwest.” While such a boast is difficult to prove, visitors will encounter enough colorf
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:00 am
 For a quick fix to get your kicks on 66, pile the family or friends into the coupe and head north to Atlanta, Illinois. Fewer than 50 miles from Springfield, Atlanta is chock full of enough Moth
Travel
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00 am

Visit Mason City for a movie, comedy and a down-home meal

 When I was in seventh grade, my friends and I got our parents to drop us at the local small-town movie theater on Saturday nights. We would buy tickets at an enclosed booth, shell out a quarter

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