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. ...

Think you’re an expert on farmers markets? Take our quiz and find out! ...

It may be cold outside, but there are plenty of ways to get out and play in the ice and snow. Test your knowledge of some of the wintertime activities you can find in our region. Then, invite your friends out to play these fun sports! ...

Think you know a lot about Christmas in our region? Take our quiz and find out! ...