Cars: 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Toyota continues to deepen its offerings of hybrid vehicles. This time it worked its engineering guile on the Toyota Highlander.

“Rise of the Jumbies” by Tracey Baptiste

What lives beneath the waves? Fish, of course. Seahorses, clams, lobsters and whales, turtles and mermaids, too. You’d be surprised at what lives under the sea, but in the new book “Rise of the Jumbies” by Tracey Baptiste, there are ...

Ask Alma: I moved in with my boyfriend and his wife. Now I’m pregnant.

Sensible advice from Alma Gill.

Jaycees hosting pumpkin carving contest in Oct.

This October, the Naperville Jaycees are presenting Hack the Jack, the area's first pumpkin-carving contest.

2017 Kia Cadenza Limited

Kia’s Cadenza falls just short of being a full size sedan but it is an all premium car.

Self–driving car advocates believe seniors will drive sales

Joanne Marshall, who recently celebrated her 74th birthday, owns a car but she doesn’t drive it at night because she can’t see well when it’s dark. “I ran over a curb because I didn’t see it,” she explained. It was ...

Artist Guild hosting calligraphy workshop

The September 20th Lemont Artists Guild meeting, will begin at 7 PM at the Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W 151st St. in Homer Glen. Deborah Bryant has been a professional calligrapher for over 30 years with a wide range ...

“Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.”

It was a youthful indiscretion. A mistake made due to immaturity or naïveté. Something you did to look bigger, older, or bolder. You knew better but it shouldn’t cost you everything, should it? As in the new book “Cuz” by ...

2018 Hyundai Elantra

Torrey Pines, Calif. – It was the frosting on the cake. The last day of our stay here, we got the chance to take a brief test drive in the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. There are two models of the Elantra, ...

Pets of the week

EZRA Ezra is a cute, independent, low-key cat. This quiet boy is adorably entertaining when he scoops water out of his bowl with his paws like a raccoon. In his previous home, he got along great with the family’s yellow ...

Plainfield Hunger Action

Plainfield -- Plainfield is hosting a food drive, in cooperation with the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The food drive will benefit Bags of Hope, a private backpack food program, the Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry, and the St. John Lutheran ...

Support higher education at the annual Red Tie Ball

Romeoville Support the dynamic dreams and educational goals of Lewis University’s most financially at-risk students by attending the annual Red Tie Ball September 9 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Visitwww.lewisu.edu/RedTieBall to reserve your ticket.

Pets of the week

ADDISON Addison is a very nice, sweet kitty. She’s a bit timid at first, but she warms up to people quickly after spending a little time with them. She’s curious and likes to explore her surroundings. She’s very affectionate and ...

“Truth Doesn’t Have a Side” by Dr. Bennet Omalu (with Mark Tabb)

Everyone you meet has an effect on your life. Somehow, in some way, others change you: a stranger’s smile lifts your mood. Kindness makes you happy. An injustice spurs you to action, making you someone else’s change. Clearly, as in ...

2017 Genesis G90 RWD 5.0 Ultimate

We were in a parking lot and found ourselves answering a bevy of questions from a couple of guys. The first and most important was what kind of car we were driving. It was a Genesis G90. And in those ...