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2019 Lincoln L Navigator 4X4 Black Label

Lincoln is crafting a new identity that just might lift it from the ranks of second tier luxury brands. We test drove the 2019 Lincoln L Navigator Black Label and were duly impressed. The question is not whether it was ...

Volunteers sought for Forest Preserve District’s summer workdays

Summer is the perfect time to sign up for the Forest Preserve District of Will County's natural resource management volunteer workdays. Volunteering to help keep Will County’s forest preserves in tiptop shape is a great way to give back, get ...

“In West Mills” by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

The burden on your shoulders is heavy. Your whole body sags with the weight of things you know but can’t tell, and each new whisper adds to the pack. Secrets you carry are more than you can bear sometimes, which ...

Global car designer gives peek inside tomorrows’self – driving cars

In order to give us a peek into the future, we caught up with one of the foremost forward-thinkers and creative spirits in the field of design. Global car designer Andre Hudson, who spent the first half of his career ...

New interactive map invites people to explore nature in Chicago area

Openlands has launched the Openlands Get Outside Map, an interactive resource designed to help residents find out where and how they can enjoy nature and the outdoors in the greater Chicago region. The free, interactive map can be viewed at ...

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 ...

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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 ...