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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 ...

"Grand: A Grandparent's Wisdom for a Happy Life" by Charles Johnson

That little face holds so much expectation. You meet the eyes of your grandchild, and you know you have a big job ahead of you. She expects you to love her as much as she loves you, and you do. ...

In the Spirit: Wear your armor Spiritually Speaking

With everything going on in our world today, my question to you is how does one put on the full armor of God in the midst of pandemic, the continuation of overt racism, state sanctioned discrimination and even murder? The ...

2020 Genesis G90 RWD 3.3T

It is something when you can say that a $73K car is a bargain. But that is the truth when we are talking about the 2020 Genesis G90 full size sedan. In a nutshell this is a baby limousine outfitted ...

"Where'd My Jo Go?" by Jill Esbaum, pictures by Scott Brundage

Remember the time you couldn't find your Mom? Maybe you'd just rather forget when that happened because it was probably really scary. First she was there – then she wasn't, and what did you do? If you looked for a ...

Midewin expands virtual programs, includes new content

The USDA Forest Service – Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has expanded virtual natural resources outreach to the public this season. More programming is now available through the Midewin smartphone application and more topics have been added to the webinar series. ...

Bolingbrook Company donates $27K to Salvation Army, Joliet

thetimesweekly.com The Salvation Army of Joliet has received a donation of nearly $27,000 from Bolingbrook-based G&W Electric through a mix of employee donations and a company match. The donation will be used to provide food and financial assistance for rent ...

2020 GS 350 F Sport

It is difficult reviewing a vehicle that will be discontinued. But that is what we face. Production of the 2020 Lexus GS 350 is scheduled to stop in August. But do not get it twisted, this is a great car. ...

"Brave. Black. First." by Cheryl Willis Hudson, illustrated by Erin K. Robinson

Step right up. When you want to be first in line, that's what you have to do: get in place at the head, let everybody else queue behind you, and lead them forward. You might have to show them how ...

2020 Mazda3 Hatchback

While test driving the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback, we pulled into a parking spot at the grocery store and before we could get out of the car a young lady pulled in beside us. As we exited our test vehicle, she ...

Rialto, Bella Cucina team up to offer Dinner & A Quartile Concert

Local musician Alex Hoffer will be performing during the concert portion of the Dinner & A Quarantine Concert event Thursday being hosted by Rialto Square Theatre.