Our region’s got the beat with plenty of musical history and famous makers of music. Do you have the music in you? Find out with this quiz. ...

How many of these holiday traditions and characters do you know about? ...

How much do you know about the history and geography of this amazing natural landmark? ...

Some of your favorite movies – and a few you’ve never heard of – were filmed right here in our region. Can you guess where? ...

The 273-mile-long Illinois River has played a significant role in the history and economy of our state and the communities along its banks. Test the waters with this quiz and discover a few twists and turns of this terrific tributary. ...

Many celebrated entertainers have called our region home. How many do you know about? Take our quiz and find out. ...

Just think: The groundhog is the only animal in the U.S. who has both a holiday and a major film named for him. Test your knowledge about this humble Hollywood star and his quirky fame. ...

How well do you know your Christmas movies? Test your knowledge with Northwest Quarterly. ...

In Illinois, a trip to the local orchard is not only a beloved autumn tradition, but also a good way to find the freshest, most flavorful apples. Test your knowledge about this healthful fruit that grew up here alongside our immigrant ancestors. ...

Our region has been a busy place for a very long time. See if you can find the chronological “first” in each list. ...