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Illinois Pets Feature Image

This week we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that featured their pets at Illinois attractions. Check out a few of our favorite shots from around the state below! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for upcoming weekly challenges. Share your best photos with us by tagging #EnjoyIllinois and your photo could be featured!

For more unique Illinois destinations, events and attractions check out EnjoyIllinois.com.

5.29.16 - Matthiessen State Park (at) elayeyouareaye

We thought this photo at Matthiessen State Park by @elayeyyouareye was the perfect way to kick off this week’s “pets” challenge!

Grand Red Line (at) dogsdochicago

How cool is this picture? Rambo the dog is hanging out on the Red Line platform in Chicago! Thanks @dogsdochicago for sharing with us.

Starved Rock State Park (at) sauk_it_to_me

Ok, you lead the way! Thanks @sauk_it_to_me for this awesome shot at Starved Rock State Park! We hope you had fun exploring.

Isle a la Cache (at) animatedann

What better way to spend a beautiful day outside than with man’s best friend? Thanks @animatedann for this great shot!

Altovineyard champaign (at) altovineyardschampaign

We can’t forget about our feline friends! This shot from @Altovineyardchampaign is purrfect for this week’s challenge.

Northwestern University (at) shirleygirly5

This fuzzy pup is leading the way across Northwestern University’s campus! Thanks @shirleygirl5 for sharing.

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel (at) theecrazydoglady

We can’t wait to ride the new Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier and neither can they! (Photo: @theecrazydoglady)

Soldier Field (at) dogsdochicago

How cute is this picture? Well-deserved reward for an awesome pet! (Photo: @dogsdochicago)

-Illinois Office of Tourism

Black and White Feature Image

This week we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that surround the theme “black and white.” Check out a few of our favorite shots from around the state below! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for upcoming weekly challenges. Share your best photos with us by tagging #EnjoyIllinois and your photo could be featured.

For more unique Illinois destinations, events and attractions check out EnjoyIllinois.com.

Chicago riverwalk - (at) tbtru2me Great River Road - (at) moll_kell Chicago Botanic Garden - (at) chi50mm Mississippi River Water Trail - (at) teddybeaubear West Dundee - (at) artistviejo Chicago Cubs - (at) movieman773 Volkening Heritage Farm - (at) volkeningheritagefarm Deerpath Park - Vernon Hills - (at) jasondanielphotography Thompson Center - (at) delia.seeberg Duncan Manor - (at) court_arbez St James Farm Forest Preserve - (at) meaghan_nelson Findlay - (at) sauk_it_to_me Salvage One - (at) sir_joe98 Galena - (at) outaherefast Mt St. Mary Park - St Charles - (at) yoga.gal Chicago - (at) professorbebo Old Towne Pub - (at) stufotog

FEATURE IMAGE

We hope your sweet tooth is ready!  Check out a few of our favorite “sweets” shots from around the state below. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for upcoming weekly challenges and as always, share your best photos with us by tagging #EnjoyIllinois and your photo could be featured.

For more unique Illinois destinations, events and attractions check out EnjoyIllinois.com.

Fruity Pebble Doughnut (at) pandadoughtnutcu

To kick off our “sweets” challenge this week, we shared this mouthwatering photo of a fruity pebble doughnut from @pandadoughnutcu.

Mitsuwa Marketplace - (at) geminisidephotography

Matcha and Vanilla twist ice cream has never looked better! (Photo taken at Mitsuwa Marketplace by @geminisidephotography)

Fulton - dutch days - (at) sauk_it_to_me

How many of you are celebrating Dutch Days in Fulton this weekend and will be eating poffertjes galore? (Photo by @sauk_it_to_me)

Colonial Cafe - (at) artistviejo

Luckily for us, Colonial Café in Elgin also serves real sundaes to devour! (Photo by @artistviejo)

All Chocolate Kitchen - Geneva - (at) yoga.gal

After seeing this photo, we’re definitely taking a trip to All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva! Thanks for sharing @yoga.gal!

Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream - (at) jakecbaum

Ice cream cones from Emack & Bolio’s remind us that summer is right around the corner! (Photo by @jakecbaum)

One of a Kind show - (at) molly_le_moose

Which candy apple would you choose? They look too delicious to just pick one! Thanks for sharing your photo from the One of a Kind Show @molly_le_moose!

Mama Lee's Gourmet Popcorn - (at) travelingmurphyk

Did you know that popcorn is the official snack of Illinois? Great photo taken of Mama Lee’s Gourmet Popcorn by @travelingmurphyk!

Ethereal Confections- Woodstock (at) chocolateuplift

Awesome photo taken at Ethereal Confections in Woodstock by @chocolateuplift!

Gotta B Crepes - (at) heatherlesz

How delicious does this crepe from Gotta B Crepes look? (Photo by @heatherlesz)

The Annex Coffee & Deli - (at) ekaterynab

Great shot taken at The Annex Coffee & Deli by @ekaterynab!

-Illinois Office of Tourism

Bloom Feature Image

This week we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that surround the theme “bloom.” Check out a few of our favorite shots from around the state below! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for upcoming weekly challenges. Share your best photos with us by tagging #EnjoyIllinois and your photo could be featured.

For more unique Illinois destinations, events and attractions check out EnjoyIllinois.com.

Cantigny Park - (at) ninababina77

To kick off our “bloom” challenge this week, we shared this beautiful photo taken in Cantigny Park by @ninababina77.

Geneva - (at) chrisburrichter

We can’t stop looking at the photos of #flowersonfargo. Loving all of them! (Photo by @chrisburrichter)

Cantigny Park in Wheaton - (at) chitown_vinnyd

Awesome photo taken at Cantigny Park in Wheaton by @chitown_vinnyd!

Chicago Botanic Garden - (at) c.kopeckyck1

We always love to see pictures of the beautiful flowers from the Chicago Botanic Garden! (Photo by @c.kopeckyck1)

Downers Grove - (at) eastgrovestampco

Loving the spring colors in Downers Grove! Awesome photo @eastgrovestampco!

Flowers on Fargo - (at) mollyko

Great capture by @mollyko in Geneva! Check out other photos from #flowersonfargo by searching the hashtag on Instagram.

Harms Woods - (at) marathonpundit

Great close up shot by @marathonpundit in Harms Woods!

Lake Forest - (at) katiegoingplaces

Daffodils are one of the classic spring flowers. Thanks for sharing this photo taken in Lake Forest @katiegoingplaces!

Legion Park - (at) i0nagirl

Instagramer @i0nagirl captured this colorful shot in Legion Park.

Long Grove - (at) igrex50

Nothing like a field of vibrant tulips to kick off spring! Thanks for sharing @igrex50.

Michigan Avenue - (at) stylemeetlife

You can find these purple and yellow tulips lining Michigan Avenue in Chicago! (Photo by @stylemeetlife)

St Charles - (at) michelefairall

How gorgeous is the light streaming through the blossoms on this tree? Thanks for sharing this shot from St. Charles @michelefairall!

University of Illinois - Champaign - (at) ilovekumihimo

Love the colors of these flowers taken at the University of Illinois by @ilovekumihimo!

-Illinois Office of Tourism

FEATURE IMAGE

This week we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that surround the theme “blue.” Check out a few of our favorite shots from around the state below! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for upcoming weekly challenges. Share your best photos with us by tagging #EnjoyIllinois and your photo could be featured.

For more unique Illinois destinations, events and attractions check out EnjoyIllinois.com.

The Secret Beach - Lake Forest - (at) katiegoingplaces

To kick off our “blue” challenge this week, we shared this beautiful photo taken in Lake Forest by @katiegoingplaces.

Fox River at Carpenter Dam - (at) tonycolts

We love how the colors blend together in this photo taken at Fox River. Thanks for sharing @tonycolts!

Alta Vista Terrance District - (at) cyndydehmer

Great photo taken in the historic Alta Vista Terrance District in Chicago! (Photo by @cyndydehmer)

Garfield Park Conservatory - (at)leidy_photography

The Garfield Park Conservatory is a gorgeous place to visit all year round. Gorgeous photo @leidy_photography!

Lakefront Trail in Lincoln Park - (at) biz_marchi

How excited does this photo of Lake Michigan make you for summer? (Photo by @biz_marchi)

General Ulysses S. Grant's house - (at) c.kopeckyck1

Beautiful shot of General Ulysses S. Grant’s house by @c.kopeckyck1!

Montrose Beach - (at) migltellez

What a gorgeous view at Montrose Beach! Thanks for sharing @migltellez!

Fox River Trail - (at) yoga.gal

Great find by @yoga.gal on the Fox River Trail!

Sag Quarries Forest Preserve - (at) chadii1

How many of you have driven over this bridge at Sag Quarries Forest Preserve? (Photo by @chadii1)

The Pink Elephant Antique Mall - (at) jenniferlynn_a

Awesome photo taken at The Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston by (at) jenniferlynn_a!

Waukegan Harbor - (at) shirleygirly5

Loving all of the blue at Waukegan Harbor! (Photo by @shirleygirly5)

Blue Car - (at) Mandelcandle

What a cool capture in Chicago by @Mandelcandle!

-Illinois Office of Tourism