Welcome to Northern Illinois

Welcome to Northern Illinois, an experience renowned for its art, rich history, recreation and relaxation. With its rolling hills, high bluffs and historic charm, this region offers several places worth a visit! Enjoy Galena, “The City that Time Forgot,” to experience a heritage rich blast from the past! Take a walk down Main Street and see buildings from the 19th century, housing delicious homegrown restaurants and quaint shops! Enjoy the thriving arts scene in Rockford, or boat and fish along the massive Rock River! If you are heading east towards Chicago stop off in Starved Rock State Park near Utica to experience an array of beauty in this natural setting from canyons to sandstone cliffs and waterfalls! Take some time to fall in love with Northern Illinois!


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