There’s more to Illinois than Chi-town a.k.a. Chicago, even though Chicago would be plenty. The windy city is a great town in every respect, with amazing architecture, amazing jazz and blues music, tasty food, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bulls and loads more to see and do. Giant Lake Michigan is practically an inland sea, and a popular destination for boating enthusiasts. Travelers making there way through the state can, if they wish, follow the Mississippi River or historic Route 66, and see the sights along the way.