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Old 10-04-2010, 03:56 PM  
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Ed Debevic's Restaurant. I went there last year with the kids. Had a great time. I visited Chicago for a couple days. I though it was neat that you walk through the City to get to the beach.
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:01 PM  
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I have to say Illinois blows! I have lived here my whole life and the only thing keeping me here is work.

If you like big Cities Chicago is cool, but I don't care for the crowds anymore.
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:00 PM  
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Starved Rock state park, go see Bald Eagles
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:47 PM  
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Illinois is worth keeping in the Union for Shedd's Aquarium. Oh yeah, and the US needs a couple of states to form the bottom end of all of the statistical bell curves, so Illinois has been good for that function.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:33 PM  
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Meh, I would hate Illinois if it wasn't for Chicago. Just don't know if a camper would be that great in the city... Huge underpowered vehicle wouldn't be that much fun on the Dan Ryan

But yeah, the rest I've seen of the state is not worth a trip seeing.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:41 AM  
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Reason to visit

You would have to come for a crosstown rival game, Cubs vs. Soxs. I would recommend going when it it is at Wrigley. It is a more enjoyable experience and the Sox's fans are more behaved when there aren't as many of them.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:42 PM  
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Wow so glad to hear that so many of our fellow Illiniosans enjoy our state so much...ummm MAYBE that's why we have some of this issues we have because our people just don't care (not that I'm specifically saying that any of you are those people). Anyways, adressing the question at hand; Galena is wonderful especially in the fall and spring; Southern Illinois is great especially if you visit in the winter because it's not quite as cold as up north- If you like vineyards or would like to experience them, there are more than a couple dozen just south of I-64; and the given that everyone talks about is Chicago. I personally don't care for Chicago (it's just too big and crowded for my taste), however, there are several things to be seen in Chicago from a tourist's point of view. Those that have already been stated are great (I'm a Cards fan too but you just have to appreciate Wrigley Field) plus there is Shed Aquarium, Navy Pier (which is at Lake Michigan), museums, etc. Illinois is a great place to live and visit even though it may not have the glam that some states have with the ocean or mountains.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:30 PM  
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Southern IL is a beautiful part of the state, And fall is the perfect time to visit!!
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:13 PM  
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The Shawnee National Forest, for one. Or you can visit Abe's new presidential library and museum.

There's also Chicago, if you like that sort of thing.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:17 PM  
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Why Illinois IS a great state

If you're coming in the fall, Illinois has some of the prettiest colors I've ever seen. The weather can be unpredictable, so that could be a concern, but it's well worth it. There are a lot of great places to go mudding because there's really not much sand or rock up here. Chicago is, of course, a big tourist attraction, but I personally think it's a little crowded. Galena is nice, and so are all the little towns you can find just driving through. Nauvoo is great if you like historical little towns.
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