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Joliet Hospice Guild 31st Annual Puttin’ Fashion Show

The Joliet Area Community Hospice Guild is hosting their 31st Annual “Puttin’ on the Glitz” Then and Now Couture Show and Luncheon. The event is presented by Busey Bank, D’Arcy Buick GMC, The Horton Group and Kurtz Ambulance. Each year, ...

Beautiful Boy to open the 54th Chicago International Film Festival

Beautiful Boy as this year's Opening Night film Felix van Groeningen's film starring Academy Award® -nominees Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet and Amy Ryan received its world premiere this past weekend at the Toronto Film Festival where Owen Gleiberman of Variety ...

FILM REVIEW: Night School

It’s a match made in heaven — well maybe Atlanta — that’s where this film was shot. Kevin Hart, the rich, diminutive comic strongman shares the silver screen with the breakout star, and his former protégé, the very cray cray ...

PureFest inaugural Christian Improv Festival

Thetimesweekly.com Lockport - With teams traveling from all over the Midwest to be a part of PureFest 2018, the organizers of PureFest 2018 are excited to share this event with the Chicagoland area. The inaugural Christian improv and sketch festival ...

Goodman Theatre: We’re Only Alive for a short Amount of Time

The World Premiere of Obie Award winning dramatist David Cale's We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time is an exuberant celebration of life using an experience-based stream-of-consciousness monologue and orchestration from on on-stage chamber ensemble that recreates a ...

Greenhouse Theater presents: Sammy Harry, Oscar, a little Nikki and Me

Renowned artist, actor, and singer Morris Gearring pays tribute to Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Belafonte , and Oscar Brown Jr. in spectacular one man show featuring very special guest Nikki Giovanni on selected dates. Set to run September 20th through ...

Honorary street to be named in memory of community activist

A former community activist is getting a street renamed in honor of the life she led. The Joliet City Council approved a request to rename a portion of Eastern Avenue as Margaret Delores Graves Way. Margaret Delores Graves, who lived ...

Sharefest Recyclepalooza a success

Thetimesweekly.com More than 1,000 households participated in the 2018 Sharefest Recyclepalooza in New Lenox on Sept. 8. The annual Sharefest Recyclepalooza is the County’s largest annual event with more than 1,000 homes bringing all sorts of items from computers and ...

Cosby spokesman salutes Geoffrey Owens; Slams Hollywood

Hollywood’s biggest names, including Tyler Perry, Halle Berry and Patton Oswalt, have all joined a growing list of celebrities speaking up for former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens who was shamed on social media for working at a Trader Joe’s ...

‘BlacKkKlansman’ Delivers Critical and Powerful Message

Even though “BlacKkKlansman” is set in the 1970s, the themes in the film are just as relevant today as they were back then, Anita Bennett, the managing editor and creator of Urban Hollywood 411, told NNPA Newswire. “We have a ...

Free fun at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park’s Oktoberfest

Start a new tradition with us! From tapping-of-the-keg to hammerschlagen to weiner dog racing, don’t miss the free festivities for all ages on Saturday, September 15 from 2:00-10:00 p.m. at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park (201 West Jefferson Street, Joliet). Bring ...

Serena Williams Breezes Past Venus

Flushing, NY--If Serena William's victory over her sister in last week's match at the US Open, she is well on her way to her 10th straight US Open quarterfinal. That fact was confirmed by her defeat of Estonian Kaia Kanepi ...

Volunteers sought for Forest Preserve

If you've been thinking about joining a Forest Preserve District of Will County volunteer workday, now is the perfect time to give it a try. Fall and winter's cooler temperatures make outdoor work more pleasant, and the changing leaves will ...

Bolingbrook Joyfest aims to entertain

From LXW Chicago and Zacardi Cortez to James Fortune, the Bolingbrook music scene will move crowds to lift up their voices and sing next month. Bolingbrook Joyfest returns Sept. 8 to the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Festival in Bolingbrook. “The community ...

Substance abuse prevention focus of parent, youth forum

The Will County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will host its second annual parent and youth forum Aug. 29 at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox. The event, by design, aims to move the dialogue forward on substance abuse and ...