Articles by Northwest Quarterly Magazine - 5
Pepper Road: A Shopping Journey Like No Other

This alliance of 10 area shop owners draws together a wide range of services and products. Step inside Pepper Road & Friends and find out more about this group of small antique, vintage and boutique shops.

Houses of Worship: Living the Faith

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad.






How to Tell if You’re Purchasing Quality Furniture

You probably know what clothing you like best, but do you recognize the trends, styles and construction that make well-built furniture stand apart from the competition? We’ll show you a few secrets from the experts.






An Iron Horse Takes the Galena-Chicago Stagecoach Trail

Stagecoach trails became the first formal infrastructure for Illinois travel. Join retired college professor Mark Schwendau and his wife, Karen, as they travel the Galena-Chicago stagecoach trail by motorcycle and note interesting landmarks.






NWQ Holiday Getaway Guide

Our region offers endless opportunities for holiday escapes. Here are a few ideas for an easy weekend getaway this winter.