December 5, 2017

The warm weather is coming to a close and families are preparing for a long winter indoors. Outdoor sports teams have moved inside and runners usually seen on the side of the road are now on the treadmill. This, however, does not have to be the case this winter. Thanks...

November 13, 2017

We are half-way through ‘No-Cash’ November as many video game enthusiasts would call it and this month is offering up some great games that have proven and are meant to give many hours of enjoyment.

Call of Duty: World War 2

(PS4, Xbox One, PC) Call of Duty, considered t...

November 9, 2017

Dogs have always been known as a man’s best friend. Dog owners constantly go to extremes in caring for their dogs (providing them the most expensive pet food, doggy spa trips, dressing them clothing and accessories, etc.), many owners’ refer to their dogs as their “fur...

November 1, 2017

We all know how important it is to get kids active at an early age. It helps them with confidence, making friends, maintain a healthy weight and form healthy habits. Kids should be in activities that reflect their interests as well as their ability, so if your child or...

October 5, 2017

On September 19th, VidCon Creator and YouTube Vlogger Hank Green announced the publication of his debut novel "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing," to be released in Fall of 2018.

The novel follows college art student April May, who finds herself in the middle of a media fr...

September 28, 2017

On September 18, was the first day college campuses across the nation began to compete in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge. Outdoor Nation is the largest and most active community of young people, particularly college students, encouraging outdoor participation and...

April 7, 2017

We all are familiar with Google’s doodles – the fun and surprising changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of artists, pioneers and more. What you may not know, is that some of the doodles on Google are a part of an annual com...

April 6, 2017

It’s that time of the week again. It’s time for an all-new batch of life hack courteously of me, Mat Tuck.  This week I’ve found four food-related life hacks that will blow your minds.


Isn’t it annoying when you want an ice-cold beverage but all your drinks a...

March 30, 2017

The life hacks I’m bringing to you this week all work really well and will make your life much simpler!

Egg Yolk Separation Hack

Have you ever had to use an egg in a recipe without the yolk? Whether you just don’t like the yolk or you’re trying to lower the fat contents...

March 24, 2017

I’ve stepped up my game this week on Mat’s Life Hacks and found/tested four handy life hacks.

Shoe Hanging Rack Hack

First up, you can use hanging shoe racks to hold common household items and supplies. This is great for holding duct tape, cleaning supplies, screwdrivers...

March 16, 2017

This past Tuesday, I got a chance to try out a new life hack while stranded at my church due to a tornado. The rain was going crazy and the tornado sirens were flaring and I was in the kitchen trying out how to eat my delicious cup of pudding.

A junior high kid at my ch...

March 13, 2017

Downtown Joliet will soon be welcoming a new live music venue at what once was known as The Tree. Opening this April, The Forge, which will be located at 22 West Cass Street, will feature live music, food and spirits.

During a city council meeting on March 6, one of the...

March 7, 2017

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m OVER homework. So this spring break instead of worksheets and reading assignments, I going to be binge-watching shows on Netflix. From “Shameless” to “Bob’s Burgers,” here’s my list of shows that will help you say “f*** homework.”

8) “A...

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