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Ashley Parada

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Here Are The 6 Dishes You Have To Eat In Illinois Before You Die

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Here Are The 6 Dishes You Have To Eat In Illinois Before You Die

Illinois is certainly beloved by its residents for its delicious casual dishes and acclaimed restaurants. For those that grew up in Illinois, but have since moved elsewhere, every visit home must include one or two dishes from this list. Visiting Illinois and looking to try some delicious regional food? This list is the perfect starting

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 23, 2016
These 4 Haunted Places In Illinois Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

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These 4 Haunted Places In Illinois Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Illinois is home to an extremely long list of haunted homes and landmarks. There are even a number of tours available bringing visitors to real life haunted houses, spooky cemeteries, and former prison camps. Few things seem scarier than a scorned witches grave or a mysterious mansion housing figures only seen in photographs. Illinois residents

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 9, 2016
You And Your Partner Will Love These 6 Unique Date Ideas In Illinois

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You And Your Partner Will Love These 6 Unique Date Ideas In Illinois

Illinois with its mix of natural beauty and urban upscale amenities, offers couples of all interests something to remember. Whether you consider yourself an adventurous nature lover, or a stylish shopper, there seem to be something for everyone here in Illinois. This creative list of popular date ideas will keep you and your loved one

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 24, 2016
7 Photos Taken In Illinois That You Won’t Believe Are Real

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7 Photos Taken In Illinois That You Won’t Believe Are Real

Illinois is a midwestern state home to many breathtaking natural wonders and popular landmarks like their expansive state parks, lush green forests, and of course the great Lake Michigan, with its vast waves and out of sight horizon. Some of these destinations offer unique views that you might not even believe are real. Photographers have

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 10, 2016
You Must Visit These 6 Places in Illinois If You’re Feeling Adventurous

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You Must Visit These 6 Places in Illinois If You’re Feeling Adventurous

Illinois is one of many midwestern states that offers a significant amount of natural tourist attractions for all ages. Illinois has a varying landscape including large acres of farmland, lush forests and breathtaking bodies of water. This list of tempting tourist attractions will be sure to satisfy any adventurous cravings you might have. 1. Urban

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 24, 2016
Here Are 4 Restaurants In Illinois Where Your Meal Is Free If You Can Eat It All

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Here Are 4 Restaurants In Illinois Where Your Meal Is Free If You Can Eat It All

Illinois is home to not only some of the most notable restaurants in the country, but also a large list of laid back locations offering over the top meals that are a literal challenge to diners. Below you will find a list of ten special restaurants throughout Illinois that offer extreme meals that could end

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 10, 2016
Here Are 5 Of The Most Dangerous Animals Found In Illinois

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Here Are 5 Of The Most Dangerous Animals Found In Illinois

With such vast and varying landscapes, it is to be expected that Illinois would be home to a number of dangerous predators. Some of these dangerous animals on the list, are not animals after all, they are bugs! That’s right, over half of the list is made up of tiny terrors. Now don’t be too

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 25, 2016
5 Amazing Places To Stay Overnight In Illinois Without Breaking The Bank

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5 Amazing Places To Stay Overnight In Illinois Without Breaking The Bank

Throughout Illinois there are plenty of travel destinations that bring tourists through every single year. If this sounds like something you are planning in the near future, you will surely need to find some accommodations for the trip. The affordable options on this list are spread throughout Illinois, some in the city of Chicago, and

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 10, 2016
Take These 7 Epic Roads In Illinois To Get Away From It All

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Take These 7 Epic Roads In Illinois To Get Away From It All

A short road trip is an exciting and affordable idea for those looking to take a day or weekend trip in Illinois and get away from it all. Illinois is home to a large number of expansive and scenic country roads just waiting to be explored. Check out a list of our favorites and explore

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 27, 2016
5 Reasons Why Everyone In Illinois Should Be Proud Of Their State

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5 Reasons Why Everyone In Illinois Should Be Proud Of Their State

Illinois is renowned for its rich history and natural beauty that extends over acres and acres. From the familiar farmland Illinois is known for, or the adventurous state and national parks, there is really something for everyone in Illinois. There are popular products today that were invented or created in the Land of Lincoln. Check

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 13, 2016
Here Are 8 Jaw Dropping Photos From Illinois To Get You Through Your Week

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Here Are 8 Jaw Dropping Photos From Illinois To Get You Through Your Week

From lively farmland to lush forests, Illinois is home to endless scenic offerings that when paired with a photographer can be captured and shared. The Chicago Skyline is particularly breathtaking, and is captured in so many unique ways throughout this list. Many other photos on this list showcase the natural beauty that Illinois is beloved

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 27, 2016
5 Movies That You Didn’t Know Were Filmed In Illinois

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5 Movies That You Didn’t Know Were Filmed In Illinois

It is a commonly known fact that the home featured in the film Home Alone, is in Illinois. From the red brick, to the white entryway and even the manicured hedges, you likely have the image in your head already. More recently, residents of Chicago may have strolled past the shooting of The Dark Knight,

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaJul 27, 2016
Here Are 6 Of The Oldest Restaurants In Illinois You Must Try

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Here Are 6 Of The Oldest Restaurants In Illinois You Must Try

Illinois is home to some of the oldest restaurants in the country, dating back as far as 1849. Whether you live in Illinois or are traveling to or through it, checking out some of these historic restaurants are surely something you will want to add to the bucket list. Some of the restaurants on this

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 15, 2016
You May Be Surprised To Learn These 9 Famous People Are From Illinois

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You May Be Surprised To Learn These 9 Famous People Are From Illinois

Countless celebrities and entertainers have once called Illinois their home. Many are well known for their roots, and others might be a surprise. Popular television shows like Saturday Night Live have hosted several performers from the land of Lincoln, showcasing some of the best talent the midwest has to offer. 1. Melissa McCarthy This highly

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 3, 2016
If You Live In Illinois You Must Visit This Amazing State Park

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If You Live In Illinois You Must Visit This Amazing State Park

Starved Rock State Park was recently voted the number one attraction in the state of Illinois. For those currently living in Illinois, returning to the amazing park again and again is fairly easy to do. If not, consider making a trip every so often to enjoy all Starved Rock State Park has to offer. Families

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaAug 16, 2016