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Pets: September is National Service Dog Month

From providing companionship to keeping an eye-out for medical emergencies, emotional support and service dogs assist their handlers in a variety of ways. While both roles are vital for the well-being of their owners, their job descriptions are not the ...

2018 Genesis G90 AWD 3.3T

The 2018 Genesis G90 still draws lots of attention. During my test drive I answered so many questions about the car that they kind of caught me off guard. Two guys even pulled up next to me and shouted “what ...

Silver Cross to host Oktöberfest at Solemn Oath Brewery

The Silver Cross Foundation has partnered with Solemn Oath Brewery to host an Oktöberfest Celebration Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. The fundraiser will be held at Solemn Oath Brewery, 1661 Quincy Ave, Unit 179, Naperville.

“ Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan c.2018, Knopf $26.95 / higher in Canada 352 pages

You need to get out of here. You don’t know where. You just have to go to another room, maybe, or another building, another town, across the world. You need to get out of here but, as in the new ...

Pets of the week

CADBERRY Cadberry is a sweet, mellow girl who sadly lived outside during the cold winter. She suffered frostbite and lost the tips of both ears. She really enjoys being with people, looking out the window from her cat tree, and ...

Estate Planning

Troy, Shorewood - Township Supervisor Joseph D. Baltz will host an "Estate Planning" presentation by Elder Law Attorney, Jerome J. Goergen, P.C. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. All Troy Township residence and Veterans are invited to this ...

Shredding and Medication disposal event

Troy, Shorewood - Troy Township will host its semi-annual Shredding Event on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Troy Township residents can bring their personal papers and documents to the township parking lot on the west ...

District 202 Marching Band invitational

Everyone is invited to watch 16 Chicago suburban marching bands, including all four District 202 high school marching bands compete in the 2nd Annual Plainfield South Marching Band Invitational on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Plainfield South High School, 7800 ...

Preserving the Harvest: Canning Basics

The White Oak Library District to present the “Preserving the Harvest: Canning Basics” program at its Lockport Branch Library, at 121 E. 8th Street, Lockport. Learn the fundamentals of Canning in this tasty demo with veteran gardener Anna Stange.

Moscow Ballet youth auditions the “Great Russian Nutcracker”

Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Dance-with-Us ” arrives in Chicago Sunday, September 16, 10:30am at Dance and Music Academy, 5347 W. Devon Ave, Chicago, and in the Northwest Suburbs Sunday, September 23, 10:30am at Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance, 8505 ...

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

There was a time that Mitsubishi was the technology leader of all the Asian brands and back then that meant Japanese automakers. But bad business decisions disrupted the automaker’s sound footing and put it at risk. Now the company is ...

Pets of the week

URSULA Ursula is a sweet kitty who is a bit shy, yet talkative. Like many torties she’s independent and can be a little unpredictable. She prefers human companions over other cats. She likes to be pet and get attention, but ...

Pet: Helping our pets cope with loss

Like humans, pets experience a complex array of emotions. The loss of a beloved human or a housemate can be devastating to animals in a household, leading to a period of grief and mourning. It may be difficult for owners ...

When the World Attacks You, Find Strength in Christ’s Power

I remember reviewing the letters of Paul in bible study. In doing so I was constantly reminded that one cannot look at Paul without really seeing Jesus’ amazing handiwork. Now you need to know that I think Paul is an ...

2019 Kia Forte

The new Kia Forte flies in the face of the market. It is a compact sedan in a sea of crossovers. However, from 2013 to 2017, Forte sales almost doubled. So there is little choice but to give buyers what ...

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