To celebrate the start of football season, here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of the Chicago Bears. ...

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. ...

Just think: The groundhog is the only animal in the U.S. who has both a holiday and a major film named for him. Test your knowledge about this humble Hollywood star and his quirky fame. ...

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

The phrase “as American as apple pie” is ironic, since the only apples native to the U.S. are crabapples. Nevertheless, we grow more of them than anyone else. Test your knowledge on this fruit. ...

Think you’re an expert on farmers markets? Take our quiz and find out! ...

It may be cold outside, but there are plenty of ways to get out and play in the ice and snow. Test your knowledge of some of the wintertime activities you can find in our region. Then, invite your friends out to play these fun sports! ...

Think you know a lot about Christmas in our region? Take our quiz and find out! ...

How well do you know your regional neighbors? Match each question with a community from this list. ...

Many of the most accomplished women in our nation are closely tied to the northern Illinois region. See if you can match each remarkable woman with her description. ...