Crafting Your Experience
The region's history and historic sites are drawing visitors to the area.
Passionate preservationists are working to restore the Bucky Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale.
The historic Cornerstone Building in Peoria was transformed into a microbrewery and restaurant.
Belleville native Kurt Artinger restored historic Turner Hall, which now houses his business.
One local couple preserved 10 historic properties in their Quincy neighborhood.
Some of Elgin's more than 2,000 bungalows are part of the Elgin Bungalow Historic Thematic District.
See how the historic Shrine of Christ the King is being restored after suffering a fire in 2015.
Creating a Neighborhood Conservation District in Englewood