Northwest Quiz: We Call it Home

How well do you know the history of northwest Chicagoland? Take our quiz and test your knowledge on these noteworthy properties.

Genuine Northwest, Winter Edition

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.






Do You Know the Story of Your Home?

If you live in an older home, your walls have a story to tell. With a little detective work, and some help from an historical researcher, you can uncover the tales of your home and its former owners.






The Art of Mourning

The gravestones of our region’s cemeteries tell a tale of their own – if you know where to look. As one Lake in the Hills researcher discovered, the lives of the interred are just as colorful as their memorials.






Schaumburg: A Magnet for Commerce & Culture

Its population doubles in the daytime, as out-of-towners converge on the city’s many shopping and playtime destinations, offices and industrial centers. Explore what makes this village one of the state’s strongest attractions.






Genuine Northwest, Fall Edition

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.






Lost Landmarks: The Hot-Spots of Yesteryear

Once a building is gone, it can’t be brought back, except in our memories. Explore four treasures that left a lasting impression on our region’s identity.






Barrington’s Story, 150 Years in the Making

On the eve of their town’s sesquicentennial celebration, Barrington residents are reflecting on their past, even as they step forward into a new chapter. See what’s in store for 2015.






Know Your Neighbors: Tom Hauff

Military roots run deep in the family of this Glenview dentist, whose ancestors died fighting in the Civil War 150 years ago. Discover how three generations of war re-enactors are connecting with history.






Know Your Neighbors: Kurt Begalka

For more than 30 years, this former reporter has witnessed McHenry County history unfold. Now in a new role, he’s protecting the stories of our past.