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2021 Ford Bronco

We came to the Holly Oaks ORV park to get a taste of the off-road chops of the new and revised 2021 Ford Bronco. For the record, ORV stands for off road vehicle-park. This place was about 50 miles northwest ...

"A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team" by Arshay Cooper

Either, or. The choice is yours: do you pick one thing, or take the other? Stay where you are, or reach for better? This or that, any way, you always have to decide: do you take either, or... as in ...

Holiday Food Basket sign-up has started

The Will County Center for Community Concerns will be providing Holiday Food Baskets for 125 income eligible families with children 16 years of age and under. If you are NOT receiving a basket from another agency you are welcome to ...

2021 Toyota Supra 2.0

Let’s get right to it. For the 2021 model year, Toyota has expanded it Supra sports car line. It is a gambit in a crossover world, but the manufacturer obviously thinks it has the goods that will attract enough sports ...

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

With eyes closed there would be no way to tell that you were driving a Lexus. That occurred to us as we drove a 2021 Lexus 500 Convertible from here to Toledo, Ohio. It was a 64-mile trip and it ...

Shorewood-Troy public library assists COVID mitigation efforts

thetimesweekly.com As our Region works together to reduce COVID transmission, the library is doing our part to help our community. Effective Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Shorewood-Troy Public Library began reducing the total number of people allowed in the library to ...

"Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own" by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Did you see that? Sure you did. You couldn't miss it, actually, because you can spot hatred, discrimination, and bad trouble a mile away. You know when something's wrong and you saw it; saw it coming, in fact, and you ...

2020 Mazda CX-9

Detroit – With three rows, new heated captain’s chairs for the second row and a nicely appointed interior, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 crossover is the automaker’s flagship. The brand’s style fit nicely on the CX-9. Its size provided plenty of ...

2021 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD High Country

We got the chance to have a short stint with the new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban. But first a bit of background. COVID-19 is causing havoc. It had already changed the launch program for the Suburban from a three-day two-night affair, ...

"BeeFearless: Dream Like a Kid" by Mikaila Ulmer

Sometimes, a thousand ideas buzz around in your head. You're creative, and you like to invent things and come up with fun ideas. That might make you famous someday, and it might make you rich. And in "Bee Fearless" by ...

2020 Hyundai Ioniq HEV

The Hyundai Ioniq is a car of the future. That’s because it comes in three electrified versions: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all electric. We had the hybrid. The car had an EPA rating of 55 mpg in the city, 54 ...

2020 Toyota Camry TRD

For the first time ever, Toyota has produced a TRD trim line of its bestselling Camry. The 2020 Toyota Camry is a head turner. And for the record, TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development. This car had an edgier design ...

"The Shared Room" by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrations by Xee Reiter

Sometimes, things change in a minute. You look, and it's one way. You look again, it's different, and you didn't even see the change happening. You might not like it but that never matters. As in the new picture book ...

2020 Hyundai Venue

Detroit – Whoa! That’s what we thought when we looked at the price of Hyundai’s 2020 Venue. This small crossover had all the comfort of a larger and more expensive vehicle. When we got inside, it occurred to us that ...

2020 Nissan Altima

Impressive. That’s the first descriptive word we thought of when it came to the 2020 Altima 2.0 Platinum Sedan. The car was outstanding but we’re talking about the transmission. Nissan has probably done more work on continuous variable transmissions than ...

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