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Forest Preserve board OKs Romeoville, Crest Hill projects

The Forest Preserve District of Will County's Board of Commissioners approved two contracts and accepted a donation during the June 13 monthly meeting. Isle a la Cache preserve improvements: A contract totaling $794,907 was awarded to D Construction for improvements ...

Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other 2020 Presidential Hopefuls also to Attend 5-Day Gathering

Changing the direction of the country by electing a progressive president will be at center stage of this year’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition International Convention, including special appearances by former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other 2020 presidential ...

2019 Nissan Murano

Nissan’s Murano was one of the earliest pure crossovers. It has been around for 16 years. But now in its third generation it has been extensively refreshed for the 2019 model year and it looks sleek, slick and svelte. The ...

Church - Spiritually Speaking

Free at Last. Claim It. A reader called me last week and found an error of fact in one of my columns. I referred to the greatest commandment as love thy neighbor when we all know it is to love ...

“Going Down Home with Daddy” by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Dan Minter

Getting together with your family this summer is going to be fun! You’ll see your cousins and grandparents, friends and kin, and your aunts and uncles will be there, too. You’ll eat foods you love, play games to win, and ...

Community Breakfast

Community Breakfast

Pets of the week

BEANIE Beanie is such a sweet, adorable girl. She’s a bit shy at first, but when you pet her she couldn't be happier! She lets you know how much she loves it by rubbing her head into your hand and ...

Joliet Township East High School hosts Class of ’69 Reunion

A series of events are planned to celebrate the 50-year reunion for Joliet East High School Class of 1969. Events will take place July 25-27, 2019 at a variety of locations. * Thursday, July 25 from 6 to 10 p.m. ...

2019 Subaru Forester

Even before my week test driving the 2019 Subaru Forester was up my opinion had been reached. It was very satisfying to the point of being a very impressive midsize crossover that delivered on a number of levels. Under the ...

Pets of the week

MANDY Mandy is a bundle of love that enjoys lap time, playtime and catnip. This sweet, gentle girl is friendly and affectionate and does well with women and children, but she isn’t a fan of men. She’d do best as ...

2019 Lexus LX 570

I thought that big body on frame sport utilities were, well, obsolete. But I was wrong. After spending a week test-driving the 2019 Lexus LX 570, I’ve learned that it is still an admired aspirational vehicle. More than once I ...

2019 Ford Escape

The 2019 Ford Escape might be the best deal in the automaker’s lineup. The reason is simple, there’s a new model on the way. We may not see it for a while but it has debuted at the New York ...

Grandparents Raising Children Meeting

JTHS Bridge Builder Mary White invites grandparents and relative raising children to the next meeting on May 28, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the Board Room of the JTHS Administrative Center. The meeting topic is "Senior Services and Self Care" ...

Cathedral Area Preservation accepting scholarship applications

The Cathedral Area of Joliet Preservation Association (CAPA) will award up to two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors residing in the Cathedral Area of Joliet for their pursuit of higher education beyond high school. Applicants must live within the ...

Library summer read

Reading four to six books during summer can prevent loss of literacy skills A visit to Joliet Junior College’s Trackman Planetarium, Marie Curie and Leonardo DaVinci book clubs and other science-theme programming will keep kids engaged, intrigued and excited about ...

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