As we celebrate the 200th birthday of the State of Illinois this year, let’s see what we know about the Land of Lincoln, which is the sixth largest population in the U.S. at 12.8 million. If you correctly guess more than 15, you’re a NWQ Scholar. ...

Some holiday activities are so quintessentially Midwestern that we just have to make time to enjoy them all. Take our quiz and see how well you recognize these beloved traditions. ...

Our proximity to Chicago puts us in good company with some of the world's greatest writers. See how well you know the works inspired by their time in our region. ...

This favorite fruit arrived with our immigrant ancestors and grows in all 50 states. But how much do you know about it? Test your knowledge here. ...

So much has happened in this region. See if you can tell which the items in each list came first. ...

Our region is rich with landmarks that provide insight about our shared history. Among them are historical homes, from humble log cabins to resplendent mansions. See if you can identify the city and county in which each of these 12 homes exists. Your options are provided in the box and each is used once. Unless noted, all homes are open ...

We've waited a long time for that World Series victory, but sweet memories of it still linger. Test your knowledge of our hometown ball club. ...

Sure, the presents and feasting are grand, but who doesn’t love the Christmas movies that lead up to the big day? Test your knowledge about some best-loved holiday films. ...

Monarch butterflies are the poster children for declining butterfly species, but there are things we can do to help them. Test your knowledge about this butterfly, its relatives and its habitat in our region. ...

From U.S. presidents to also-rans and powerful Washington influencers, Illinois and Wisconsin residents have enjoyed a long and colorful connection with the White House. Test your knowledge. ...