Articles by Northwest Quarterly - 10
The Birth of a ‘Jenny’

Once the most common airplane in North America, the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny inspired a generation of early aviators. Now, a group of dedicated aviation enthusiasts at Poplar Grove Airport is building one – and they’re doing it from scratch.

It Was ‘Only’ the Flu

Scientists call the Spanish flu of 1918 “the mother of all flu pandemics” because every pandemic since has evolved from it. Could such a pandemic happen again? Janine Pumilia explores the Spanish flu and its connections to World War I.

These Rusted Old Souls

Touring the backroads of the Midwest, photographer Tom Holoubek captures the fading, forgotten automobiles abandoned to the elements and forgotten by time. What stories could they tell of days gone by?

Success Stories: 13 WREX

The Rockford area’s NBC affiliate is standing tall after netting recognition for its work on the national stage. Meet the leadership behind this station and how they’ve distinguished their brand against competitors.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship in each issue.