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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Chicago Portage Area

The Chicago Portage Area from the Heritage Corridor it's well known for its impressive history. This is the place where explorers Jolliet and Marquette first portage goods and canoes over land between waterways. This area combines 12 communities in Southern Cook County. The Chicago Portage Area waits for you to discover its history, the antique shops or to bike along the Canal.

Present day explorers of the area will discover a rich history and leisure activities for the young and young at heart.

Discover quaint canal towns, such as Lemont or Willow Springs, filled with specialty and antique shops.

Bike along the towpaths of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, dine in one of the exquisite restaurants and end your day with a relaxing overnight stay.

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City of Countryside

Ideally located minutes from downtown Chicago and just off I-55 and I-294, Countryside grew into a b...Details

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Homer Township

Homer Township is an integral part of Will County, encompassing the municipalities of Homer Glen, Lo...Details

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Homer Glen
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Township of Lyons

Progressive education, business development, and service to its residents are important cornerstones...Details

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Village of Hodgkins

The Village of Hodgkins prides itself on being a small town, centered on family values and with big ...Details

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Village of Indian Head Park

Indian Head Park got its start as a development of homes built on the former Indian Head Golf Course...Details

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Indian Head Park
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Village of Lemont

Driving over the Des Plaines River, visitors catch their first glimpse of Lemont - Beautiful homes n...Details

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Village of Lyons

Located along Historic Route 66, Lyons is the site of another stopover many years before in 1693. I...Details

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Village of McCook

Covering just 2.6 square miles, the small Village of McCook played a mighty role in our nation’s his...Details

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Village of Willow Springs

Residents and visitors to Willow Springs will find a close-knit community defined as much by the...Details

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Willow Springs
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