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Walmart gives more than $22 million to area charities

As part of their mission to use their strengths to make a difference, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announce they have donated more than $22 million in cash and in-kind contributions to non-profit organizations throughout Chicagoland during FY18. This amount ...

Joliet Central Steeltones sing with The Tenors at Rialto

On December 14, 2018, the Joliet Central High School Steeltones, an extracurricular choir, performed with The Tenors on their "Home for the Holidays" tour at the Rialto Square Theatre. The Steeltones accompanied the group on stage for the songs "Hallelujah" ...

Joliet Junior College professor brings home medal from Culinary World Cup

Joliet Junior College professor brings home medal from Culinary World Cup Chef Andy Chlebana, one of nine to compete for Team USA, spent 10 days in Luxembourg for the competition. While the Culinary World Cup typically requires months of preparation, ...

Santa Claus to ride through New Lenox neighborhoods

The New Lenox Fire Protection District (NLFPD) and New Lenox Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 5097 (L5097) will be bringing Santa to town for two weekends during the month of December. On December 8th, and 15th Santa will be riding through ...

It’s gift giving at the Forest Preserve

Buy 'green' gifts - and edible bugs - at Plum Creek Nature Center Searching for something a bit special this Christmas season? Consider buying some "green" gifts at the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Plum Creek Nature Center in ...

Christmas behind bars at Stateville

timesweekly.com At the beginning of 2018, I was introduced to a non-profit organization called Christmas Behind Bars and became so excited. This non-profit organization started over 20 years ago at a church in Indiana. It has grown every year and ...

Plainfield Dance Academy presents The Nutcracker

It’s time to deck the halls and light the lights as the Plainfield Dance Academy and Wheatland Dance Theater usher in the holiday season with a performance of the ultimate holiday classic, “The Nutcracker” at 3 p.m., Saturday, December 15, ...

Goodman Theatre A Christmas Carol now thru Dec. 30

If the recent snow blizzard ended your Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend with a thud, the easy antidote to the winter blahs for the entire family is a trip to Chicago's Goodman Theatre to see A Christmas Carol in the Albert Theatre ...

Joliet Christmas Parade and Festival

Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival is held on the Friday following Thanksgiving each year. Activities begin downtown as early as 10:00 a.m., and include the Fantastic Fun Fair in the Joliet Area Historical Museum’s auditorium, as well as ...

“Festival of the Gnomes” at Bicentennial Park

thetimesweekly.com Welcome the holiday with the 42nd Festival of the Gnomes on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 pm at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre (201 W Jefferson Street. Tickets for the live, indoor theatre production are ...

Slammers Open House and Toy Drive

The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy will host their annual holiday open house on Saturday, December 1 from 9 am to noon in the Hall of Fame Room located at Joliet Route 66 Stadium. The public is invited ...

Men’s Basketball League at Nowell Park Rec Center

Sign your team up for our competitive Men's Basketball League at Nowell Park Recreation Center! IHSA rules will be followed; there is a max of 8 players per team. League winners will receive awards.

PATRIMONIO: DAVID VS. GOLIATH SUCCESS STORY GETS 2018 NYC DOC PREMIERE, MARCH 2019 DIGITAL/DVD RELEASE

"We are taking on the giants!" was both the rallying cry of the subjects in PATRIMONO, the superb documentary by Emmy Award-winning(HBO, PBS, BBC, A and E) filmmakers Lisa F. Jackson and Sarah Teale and the plot summary of the ...

Rialto Square Theatre adds two additional shows to 2019 calendar

Rialto Square Theatre has added a two shows to the 2019 calendar. Legendary rock band, STYX will play the Rialto stage on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 and Grammy-winning comedian, Bill Engvall will perform on Friday, March 1, 2019. Tickets for ...

African American Business Association celebrates first year

In its first year, the African American Business Association has grown in more ways than one. “It’s been a very interesting year for the African American Business Association,” said Cornel Darden Jr., board chairman of the African American Business Association. ...