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 of presidential history and see if you can identify some of the people from our region who have impacted the executive office. ...

The Midwest is called “the breadbasket of the world,” and nothing goes better with bread than a little cheese. ...

This may be “flyover country,” but our region has led the nation through many important milestones, both in social movements and product innovations. See if you can figure out which state each occasion took place, marking I for Illinois, or W for Wisconsin. ...

Throwback to one of our all-time favorite quizzes! Can you match each critter’s photo to its name? ...

Now that those April showers have ushered in our May flowers, it’s time to brush up on our plant knowledge! ...

The war set into motion decisions and actions that still impact us today. Test your knowledge about this globe-altering event. ...

In our ongoing celebration of Illinois’ 200th birthday this year, we look at some amazing women, from many walks of life, with strong connections to northern Illinois, past or present. See if you can match the description to the name. ...

The Land of Lincoln officially turns 200 years old on Dec. 3, 2018. As part of a year-long celebration, see if you can answer these questions. ...

Our nation is very young, but thousands of important events have already been forgotten. Test your knowledge of the region once known as the “Old Northwest Territory." Scroll down for answers. 1. Which state university was established first? A) Illinois State University in Normal B) University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana C) University of Wisconsin 2. Which of these Wisconsin-area native ...

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. ...