Northwest Quiz: Forgotten History

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…
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Northwest Quiz: Illinois Bicentennial

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.

Five Lakeside Retreats Where It’s Easy to Press Pause

There’s something about the waterfront that calls to our souls, beckons us to slow down and enjoy the sweeter things in life. Now that it’s time to start planning that getaway, we’re dreaming of five destinations where you can’t help but press pause.

Buckle Up for Summer Travels

If you’re looking for a place with all-around appeal to explore this summer, you’re in luck. Discover these five destinations that make for a perfect day trip, a family vacation or a romantic getaway.

Know Your Neighbors: Father Jim Swarthout

This Episcopal priest has made a long career of helping people to recover from their addictions. With a background in counseling, this Barrington Hills resident embraces a different way of serving others this season.

Putting Local Craftsmanship Back into Mattresses

Ray Westman, a Verlo Mattress store owner, knows a good mattress. Learn from this expert on why a custom-made mattress provides a different value from its big-box competitor.

Building’s Abuzz on Chicago’s Western Frontier

Real estate market growth is returning to many corners of the region, but it’s especially strong in Elgin, where new homes and commercial properties are rising at one of the fastest rates in Illinois.

Northwest Quiz: Butterfly Love

Monarch butterflies are the poster children for declining butterfly species, but there are things we can do to help them. Test your knowledge about this butterfly, its relatives and its habitat in our region.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Summer Edition

A great weekend’s journey is hours away. Here are some excellent places to visit.

7 Scenic Camping Retreats

‘Roughing it’ in the woods typically means spending a night on the hard ground – but it doesn’t have to, anymore. Explore these seven unique places where you can reconnect with the land, according to your style.