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2020 Mazda6

The 2020 Mazda6 midsize sedan is the automakers flagship. This car was truly a premium sedan. The interior was swathed in leather, the dash had soft touch points. The cockpit was spacious, and the car had a sophisticated feel. However, ...

2020 Volkswagen Passat

Detroit – Simple clean straight lines are often the best. And that’s what we found when climbed into Volkswagen’s 2020 Passat. There was a touch infotainment screen housed in glass and there was a long horizontal display that made the ...

"55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life" by Elizabeth White

Your last regular paycheck has come and gone. That was awhile ago, back before you were downsized / laid off / reassigned right out of a job and you're not sure what to do. Your savings are nearly gone, your ...

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is one of just 12 National Forests and National Grasslands

Thetimesweekly.com Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is one of only 12 National Forests and National Grasslands featured in a new national "Recreate Responsibly" social media series. The series is produced in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and the National Forest ...

2020 Lexus ES 350 F Sport

Lexus designers have taken a sedate sedan, the ES 350, and turned it on its head. The 2020 Lexus ES 350 F Sport was snazzy, sporty and fun to drive. The new generation of the ES, the seventh, was longer, ...

2020 Toyota Highlander

We had a three-row 2020 Toyota Highlander. So, we started by climbing into the third row. It was relatively easy to access. Just pull a lever on the side of the second-row seat; it slid forward, and the seat back ...

"The Business of Lovers" by Eric Jerome Dickey

How is it that there's never enough money? No matter how much comes in, more goes out, even when you work hard, scrimp, and save. You can't keep doing this, don't know how long you can keep your nose above ...

River tubing comes to Plainfield

If you love to river tube, then the Village of Plainfield should be on your local list of fun destinations. The Plainfield Village Board Monday approved the permit with Plainfield River Tubing for the recreation activity at Riverfront Park/Electric Park ...

Romeoville Parks and Recreation deliver birthday surprises

If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate your little one’s birthday, look no more! The Village of Romeoville Parks and Recreation Department is surprising boys and girls all over Romeoville with Birthday Celebration Boxes. Each box comes customized ...

Hyde Park Art Center summer term now ‘Contribute-What-You-Can’

Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, is proud to announce that its entire online Summer class term and children’s Creative Camp will be operated under a ‘contribute-what-you-can’ model, enabling ...

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie trails celebrate National Pollinator Week

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that crops dependent on pollination are worth more than $10 billion per year. Of the 1,400 crop plants grown around the world, almost 80 percent require pollination. Celebrate National Pollinator Week (June 22-28, 2020); ...

2020 Hyundai Elantra Limited

The Hyundai Elantra Limited is a perfect example of how times have changed. Small used to mean cheap in the auto world but not anymore. It was thought that consumers would not buy a small but pricey well-equipped car; that ...

Shopping at Joliet ReStore supports Habitat’s mission

thetimesweekly.com Out of this COVID-19 pandemic, the Joliet ReStore on-line store emerges. Improve your home while you build Habitat for Humanity's homes here in Will County. Check out the new on-line Joliet ReStore. www.jolietrestoreonline.com. Right now, many of us are ...

Work to resume on Black Road pedestrian bridge project linking Forest Preserve trails

Work is expected to resume this month on a Forest Preserve District of Will County trail connection project that will provide relief for walkers, runners and bicyclists who travel along Black Road. The project will provide a safer way to ...

2020 Mazda CX-5

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 does not have the long curvy front of most of its brand brethren. That no doubt is because it is a midsize crossover. Still it maintains the smooth lines of the brand’s Kodo design. It had ...

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