U.S. Route 14 winds its way from Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood through five states on its way to Yellowstone National Park. How much do you know about this well-traveled route? Take our quiz and find out. ...

Our region’s got the beat with plenty of musical history and famous makers of music. Do you have the music in you? ...

Are you familiar with these holiday traditions and characters from the Prairie State? ...

Starved Rock State Park is one of the top attractions in Illinois, and it welcomes millions of visitors each year. How much do you know about the history and geography of this amazing natural landmark? ...

Many celebrated entertainers have called our region home. How many do you know about? ...

Summertime spells grilling. Or is it barbecuing? Is there a difference? What about smoking? And what about all those sauces and rubs Americans feel so strongly about? Whew. Grill skills can be complicated, but the result can be oh-so-tasty. Test your knowledge on some basics. ...

Aren't they just adorable? See if you can identify these cute critters ...