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"On Juneteenth" by Annette Gordon-Reed

It's a party! And you know what that means: fireworks, good food, family and friends gathered around. You have something to fȇte, to mark happily or solemnly or importantly. It's something you want your kids to remember. It's a party, ...

2021 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

Volvo keeps selling just about everything it can make, and that includes its top of the line 90 series. In this instance, we’re talking about the XC90 T8 Inscription. The T8 was bristling with technology. It had a supercharger and ...

"The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice" by Scott Ellsworth

Your legs felt as though they were made of rubber. It was like walking on a bed of marbles, like wearing rollerskates on a waterbed. Your arms flailed for something steady but whether this was an inner event or something ...

2022 Acura MDX

Acura has a new flagship, and we couldn’t hear it. We’ll explain. The 2022 Acura MDX we had featured remote start. We tried it just before we went out to shovel the snow and didn’t think it worked because we ...

2022 Hyundai Tucson

Bigger does not necessarily mean better. But that was not the case with the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. The compact crossover was six and half inches longer, a half inch wider, a half inch taller and the wheelbase was longer by ...

Nominate someone today who has an outstanding Yard

Help us recognize residents that show great pride in their property and therefore demonstrate great pride in their neighborhood and in our City. The City of Joliet is proud to partner again with Project Acclaim to recognize residents who show ...

2021 Lexus LS 500

Lexus asked us to compare the 2021 LS 500 against the 2020 LS 500. The short story is the former is better and that is difficult to say since the full-size luxury sedan is so capable. The level of quietness ...

"The Final Revival of Opan & Nev" by Dawnie Walton

It's got a good beat. The melody is fun, too; it makes your body move, and you've already caught yourself singing along when you hear it again. That song's a hit, but in the new novel, "The Final Revival of ...

2021 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

You don’t often think of the Toyota RAV4 as an off road vehicle. But for the second year in a row the TRD version of this crossover has been named Compact SUV of Texas. To be precise, we are taking ...

Free book reuse recycling event

The annual Will County book reuse/recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4-6 at Joliet Park District’s Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Drive. The free event is sponsored by the Will County Land ...

Author Lindsay Lake book signing at Crest Hill’s Book Market

thetimesweekly.com Joliet-area author and WriteOn Joliet member Lindsay Lake will chat and sign her first novel, “Flower Power,” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021 at The Book Market, 2365 Plainfield Road in Crest Hill. The event is free and ...

"Buses Are A Comin'" by Charles Person with Richard Rooker

Your seat has been reserved. You're excited about this trip, but also nervous; you've never been where you're going and you hope this is a one-and-done trip. Still, going there is necessary for you and for the future so grab ...

2021 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport

We first the test drove the Cadillac XT4 when it debuted in Seattle. The point is that the test drive was structured and on unfamiliar pavement. This time we had it on our turf and were duly impressed, not that ...

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD ACTIV

Not many years ago the concept of a three-cylinder powered car was unimaginable. First three-cylinders indicated small and small indicated cheap. But that is being upended by several automakers, most assertively by Chevrolet with its new Trailblazer. Our test vehicle ...

2021 Volvo V90 T6 AWD Inscription

It is hard to improve a top-notch vehicle, but Volvo managed to do just that. We’re talking about the Volvo V90. To be specific, the T6 AWD Inscription. First, they started with the design of this estate. That is Euro-speak ...

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