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Nature foundation 'Oaktober! Native Tree & Shrub Sale'

Will County Forest Preserve The Nature Foundation of Will County's "Oaktober! Native Tree & Shrub Sale" will begin online at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, and run through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. But don't wait too long to peruse ...

"How the Word is Passed" by Clint Smith

History, they say, repeats itself. Look back a few hundred years, and you can see corresponding events, world-wide and through time. Parallels are interesting to spot; some people might even take them as a warning, so that atrocities, inhumanities, and ...

2021 Hyundai Venue

Small use to be a synonym for cheap but not anymore. We test drove the 2021 Hyundai Venue and were impressed. It was a subcompact crossover, it seems the category has grown, because of its performance and size. It was ...

2021 Mazda MX-5

The 2021 Mazda MX-5 is an enthusiast’s throwback. It is a two-seat sports car in a real sense of the words. We had the MX-5 RF; the RF stood for retractable fastback. In other words, the roof retracted into the ...

"The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal" by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.

You can barely stand to look. You open your eyes quick, though, and scan because you need to be informed but the news is sometimes hard to take lately. Consuming in small bites may be best, or devour it if ...

Volkswagen ID.4

We have driven more all electric vehicles in the last three months than we have in a lifetime. What seemed like the distant future is now upon us. The latest wattage on four wheels we’ve evaluated was Volkswagen’s ID.4. We ...

"Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California's Wildfires" by Jaime Lowe

Your oversized plastic tote is all packed. You don't want to think about it, but if you have to bug out, you can. A backup laptop, extra dog bowls, every irreplaceable document, it's all there, ready to slide into the ...

2021 Genesis GV80

Detroit – Genesis did it backwards. The luxury car-maker introduced first rate luxury sedans when it entered the U.S. market in 2015. The problem was the market was speedily shifting to crossovers. Although they never said it, but Genesis’ launch ...

BOOKS: You Will Know the Truth

When Nicki Jo Lewis pulls the F Street murder no one is surprised—she’s the best. But this case is different. Three times, the trial is almost derailed, the government’s key witness, a ne’er-d-well named Rolex, is not what he seems ...

NEW BOOK RELEASE: UNLEASH THE PROPHETS

Through this unique and inspiring book, Holloway shows how to empower and unleash your prophetic voice, as a prophet, prayer warriors and/or Intercessor. WHAT’S INSIDE:

Hire tree care professional with confidence

URBANA, Ill. — Trees are large components in the landscape, both in size and life span. When pests, pathogens, or disorders appear or a tree is not cared for properly, the compromised tree can harm people or property. Hiring someone ...

2022 Infiniti QX55

It has been a while since we test drove an Infiniti. Thus, we forgot the identity of the brand: speed, quickness, and maneuverability. We had the 2022 QX55 crossover and were surprised on several levels. First, it was quick and ...

Memoirs by Women Writers

See one, do one, teach one. They say that that's a good way to gain a new skill: observe, try the action yourself, and then share what you did with someone else. You can learn a lot from another's experiences, ...

2021 Lexus NX 300h F Sport Black line

Incremental improvements; that is the best was to describe the 2021 Lexus NX 300h F Sport. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine was mated to electric generators powering both the rear and front wheels and sending captured energy to the Nickel Metal ...

"Total Olympics: Every Obscure, Hilarious, Dramatic and Inspiring Tale Worth Knowing" by Jeremy Fuchs

Poetry in motion. Yep, that right there is Gold, you'd bet anything on it. A flawless performance like you just saw from your favorite athlete or team, well, it almost takes your breath away. This year, you'll watch the best ...