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2019 Mazda CX-3

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is a small crossover. It was so small it could do a good imitation of a big hatchback. We drove one here to scope out the auto show. On the way we encountered ice and sleet, ...

“Good Kids, Bad City”

Your hands were clean. Freshly washed, not a speck of dirt, they were as clean as your conscience. You did no wrong; instead, you promoted what was good and right. But in “Good Kids, Bad City” by Kyle Swenson, past ...

Pets of the week

JOE Joe is a big boy with a beautiful silky, shiny black coat and a long graceful face. He is super friendly, quite social and very talkative. He loves being around and interacting with people. He is affectionate and likes ...

Kayak rentals coming to Forest Preserve Whalon Lake

Visitors to the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Whalon Lake in Bolingbrook will have the option to rent kayaks for the first time this year. On Feb. 14, the Forest Preserve’s Board unanimously approved a concessions license with Naperville ...

2019 Kia Optima SX Turbo

Kia made some incremental yet substantial changes to the Kia Optima for 2019. We had the SX Turbo, which is the top of the line. It was powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that was mated to a six-speed ...

Pets of the week

HOLLY Holly is a sweet girl who is quiet, gentle, and affectionate – a real snuggle puss. She’s a friendly and loves people and interacting with them. She really wants to be part of her person/family's day. She’d also be ...

Rev. Jackson honored at unveiling of DuSable Museum’s new exhibit

The interactive exhibit, located at 640 E. 56th Place in Chicago, is a multimedia collaboration of Comcast NBCUniversal and the Equal Justice Initiative. It honors the legacy and the impact of America’s civil rights leaders and contains 240 stories and ...

Chicago Auto Show opened its doors for 111th show

Automakers, manufacturers and enthusiasts from across the globe are revving up for the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The nations largest and best-attended auto show, held annually at McCormick Place, opens its doors to the public on Saturday, Feb. 9 and ...

Safe travels during winter months

Thetimesweekly.com A winter wonderland commonly comes with fun festivities and outdoor activities. Unfortunately, it also comes with winter storms and icy roads. These winter driving safety tips can help you keep safe on the road this winter. 11 Winter driving ...

“The Hollywood Jim Crow: The Racial Politics of the Movie Industry” by Maryann Erigha

The movie you’ve been waiting for is finally available. Sure, you saw it in the theatre, but you’re happy to watch it again. It has adventure, a little romance, and plenty of action – plus, it features your favorite actor, ...

Pets of the week

BRIE Brie is a sweet girl who is a little on the shy side. She’s calm, gentle and really likes being with people and getting held. She’d be fine with other cats or as an only pet to soak-up her ...

Alumni Spotlight: Joliet Central Class of 2003 Aarron Loggins to perform in Superbowl

Joliet Central High School Class of 2003 alumnus Aarron Loggins will sign in American Sign Language during the National Anthem "Star Spangled Banner" and "America The Beautiful" during the pregame festivities of the Superbowl LIII on Sunday, February 3, 2019. ...

2019 Lexus LS 500 AWD

The first thing I noticed about the 2019 Lexus LS 500 when they dropped it off was that it seemed heavier than when I drove it in San Francisco during its launch. The feeling of being heavier didn’t mean that ...

Chicago’s cold snap wreaks havoc on your plumbing

Many people worry about their home flooding with water during the summer months, but did you know you home can still suffer water damage during the winter months? Poorly insulated pipes and the lack of heat are the main reasons ...

Pets of the week

CORALINE Coraline is an adorable kitten who is quite a little pistol – she’s fearless and has a ton of energy. She zips all over the place like there’s no tomorrow! She loves to have fun playing with all sorts ...

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