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Once in a Blue Moon Lodge

No matter how old you are, you never get tired of hearing your birth story. It’s a story of anticipation that’s different from every other on the planet. You’re at the center of it, though not quite. It’s a story ...

2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited

Quietly, Hyundai has entered the world of electric vehicles. With its 2017 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, the Korean automaker now offers what it called a class-leading 27 miles of electric-only range. The reason we say silent is that we haven’t heard ...

Pets of the Week

GABY Gaby is a sweet and loving girl who likes to lay on her back with her paws in the air inviting belly rubs. She’s friendly and affectionate too. When not soaking up attention, she likes to soak up the ...

In Our Own Backyard: Having a clean environment should not be a fight

In Our Own Backyard is a new weekly column in The Times Weekly that will cover environmental justice and climate change, and how these issues impact our families every day. If you think oil spills, contaminated soil and toxic water ...

Pets and distracted driving

With the busy summer travel season right around the corner, many families are planning to hit the road with their families - and that of course, means their four-legged family members too. To ensure safe travels for everyone it's important ...

Pets of the week

COTTONTAIL Cottontail is a shy, golden-eyed beauty. She’s calm and enjoys cuddle time, but it takes her a little while to trust with people. Once she does, she enjoys being held and petted. She needs a home that’ll be patient ...

2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

While at a gathering during our week-long test drive of the 2017 Volvo S90, a friend commented that he didn’t know that Volvo made cars like that. The “that” meant full size luxury sedans of the first order. Volvo’s new ...

Drivin: 2017 Lexus ES 350

The Lexus ES 350 is a sleeper sedan. It is the kind of car that is just outside of the young active demographic that you see targeted in automobile commercials of all stripes. Yet the ES is important, it has ...

Pets: Allergy sufferers can have pets, too

Allergies are among the most chronic conditions worldwide, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. Though many of us love companion animals, some pets, especially cats and dogs, can cause allergic reactions in people. Dr. Mark Stickney, ...

Pets of the week

CHELSEA Could there be a sweeter cat? Chelsea just loves being held and cradled like a baby. She very much loves human companionship and gets along with all of the other cats at the shelter. She’s laid-back and loving, quiet ...

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

Eight courses. You seriously doubted if the food was ever going to stop coming, though you hoped it wouldn’t: you’d tasted all your favorite dishes, and then some. It was a meal fit for a King or Queen. Or maybe ...

Read books before they’re published

The community is invited to a free event where they can learn about books before they are published at the Plainfield Public Library on Tuesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. The Library is located at 15025 S. Illinois St. in ...

Fairy Fest breakfast is May 6 in Joliet

Dust off your fairy wings and plan a day at Joliet Park District’s Fairy Fest on Saturday, May 6 at Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Dr. in Joliet. Enjoy fairy flower walks, discover fairy food, take a ride ...

Hospice celebrating 35 years of service at The Emerald Dinner

Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY! Follow the yellow brick road to Joliet Area Community Hospice’s (JACH) Emerald Dinner and fundraiser Monday, April 24 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at 176 West Banquets, 1100 NE Frontage Road, Joliet. The Emerald ...

Pet Poison Awareness Month is March

There are many common household goods and human habits that can harm pets. For Pet Poison Awareness Month, Dr. Michael Ciepluch, lecturer of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained how to protect your pet’s health. One frequent source of pet ...