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Spring Cleaning Book Drive

Crest Hill - To help incarcerated men and women take steps toward a brighter future, state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, and state Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, are collecting gently used books for donation to correctional facilities in Illinois. “Reading provides ...

“The Undefeated” by Kwame Alexander

You wanted it. And you wanted it very much. But, ah, well, you didn’t get it. You worked and you begged and maybe you even saved but you didn’t get what it was that you wanted. You were sad, but ...

Pets of the week

BISCUIT Biscuit is a sweet girl who will require a very special family willing to set up a safe room, show patience, and give her the time and space she needs to come out of her shell. Being unable to ...

Annual book recycling event May 31-June 2

Joliet - Will County's annual three-day book recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31-June 2 at Joliet Park District's Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Drive. The annual event is sponsored by The ...

2019 Ford F150 Limited

Ford’s F-150 Limited is a lot of pickup truck. It is the top of the line model of the bestselling vehicle on the American market for the last 41 years. And it has an almost $75K sticker. This truck had ...

Pets of the week

ANNABELLE Annabelle is a stunning green-eyed beauty with a lovely medium-length coat that needs to be groomed regularly. Her new family will need to be patient with her and take the time to learn how she likes to have her ...

Newborn bison, Natural Resources Expo an all-day event at Midewin

At the USDA Forest Service – Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie – where the first new bison calf of the season was spotted – presenters in the Natural Resources Expo on May 4 will share their stories with the public about ...

Trinity Services’ 26th annual Golf Classic

New Lenox - Trinity Services, Inc. invites the community to take a walk down memory lane and embrace “Glory Days” at its 26th Annual Tom O’Reilly Memorial Golf Classic, set for Thursday, May 16, at The Odyssey in Tinley Park. ...

2019 Mazda MX-5 RF

Thirty years. That’s how long the Mazda MX-5 has been around. It was a hit from day one and now it has reached icon status. When Mazda tried to change the name from Miata to MX-5 diehard fans refused to ...

“Girl in Black and White” by Jessie Morgan-Owens

Water stains and tattered edges. It was a shame that that happened to the picture you found, though those wounds give it dignity. You have no idea who’s in the snapshot; you just know that someone wanted to remember a ...

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 ...

2019 Volvo V60 T6 AWD Inscription

DETROIT – Volvo has come to market with a bunch of products during the last five years. But the 2019 Volvo V60 just might be the slickest and that’s saying something since it is a station wagon. Volvo has gained ...

Pets of the week

SERENDIPITY Serendipity is a very sweet and adorable cat who is comfortable with people and loves getting attention and affection. She likes to be pet and is happy to be carried around and fussed over, which would make her a ...

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse is a no nonsense crossover designed to handle day-to-day driving needs. Its angular styling was eye catching. There was the three-bar grille and 18-inch alloy wheels. It was powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that made ...

Spiritually Speaking….

Hopefully, this a different take on a familiar subject. Scripture refers to one’s faith, “the size of a mustard seed,” as a true indicator of its power. Faith, for all we talk about it, is probably one of the more ...