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Illinois Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in Illinois

The main shopping areas in Chicago include State Street, North Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile, Woodfield Mall and the quaint speciality stores in Old Town, Lincoln Avenue and New Town.

Nightlife in Illinois

Chicago boasts everything from nightclubs, jazz spots, cinemas and discos to belly dancing, rock bands and folk music. It is the home of 'urban blues', a form developed by such greats as Muddy Waters and Elmore James, continued today in Chicago and around the world by performers such as Buddy Guy and Robert Cray.