Credit: Ryan Smith There’s no joy in Bruce Rauner’s Springfield A journey into the heart of Illinois’s bureaucratic darkness: the state capital By Ryan Smith Credit: Courtesy Dave Hoekstra Iconic Wisconsin supper club the Gobbler has been revived, sans the supper After an extensive renovation, the midcentury-modern architectural curiosity now operates as a theater for live music. By Dave Hoekstra Credit: Todd Halterman Jesus takes the wheel at the Blessing of the Bikes Motorcyclists kick-start riding season with a group prayer in Baldwin, Michigan. By Laura Pearson Credit: Courtesy Jonathan Baldizon What’s so funny about Indiana? The Hoosier State makes a case for seeking comedy beyond Chicago. By Jason A. Heidemann Credit: Bobby Sims Pedaling to Indiana’s Amish paradise The Pennsylvania Dutch eschew most modern technology, but bicycles remain an essential part of the culture. By John Greenfield Credit: Michele Longworth/Metropolis Planet Adventures await in Metropolis, Illinois, the official “Home of Superman” The small town is home to the annual Superman Celebration and a 15-foot-tall statue of the Man of Steel. By Brianna Wellen Credit: Bobby Sims Midwest minor league baseball is major fun Beyond Wrigley Field and the Cell, there’s a world of young talent, themed nights, and cheap tickets, hot dogs, and beer. By Aimee Levitt RelatedGet outta town: The Road Trips Issue 2018May 30, 2018In "Arts & Culture"Iconic Wisconsin supper club the Gobbler has been revived, sans the supperJune 1, 2016In "Arts & Culture"Get the f*ck outta here: The Road Trips Issue 2017May 31, 2017In "Arts & Culture"