Forest Preserve’s MLK Day of Service activities

The Times Weekly newwire If you are looking for diversions in January, consider signing up for one of three MLK Day of Service activities being offered by the Forest Preserve District of Will County. Also on tap is an owl ...

Spirit of Christmas programming on WCSF-FM 88.7 Starts Thanksgiving Day

Starting at noon on Thanksgiving Day (Thurs., November 25, 2021) and running through noon on January 2, 2022, University of St. Francis (USF) radio station WCSF-FM 88.7 switches over from its regular programming to the Spirit of Christmas, a 24-hour, ...

Festival of the Gnomes

Festival of the Gnomes

Hundreds of thousands of Lights, Santa will be easy to spot on Water Street Naperville

Thetimesweekly.com Naperville, IL--It will be hard to miss all the joy and celebrating on Water Street in Downtown Naperville this holiday season, as NaperLights dazzling light display with synchronized music returns to Water Street Mid-November thanks to The Rotary Club ...

Joliet Holiday Parade

Light Up the Holidays Festival & Parade November 26, 2021 Activities will begin downtown as early as 10AM and will include the Joliet Public Library, Jitter Coffeehouse, Chevere Latin Café, JJC City Center Campus and more!


The Goodman closed one production (American Mariachi by Jose Cruz González, which sold-out its final weekend). Monday night opened and extends (Fannie, The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer)—both directed by Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez, Tuesday, begins rehearsals ...

Rialto Theatre Box Office will not be open Thursday, October 21

Joliet - The Rialto Square Theatre Box Office will not be opened on Thursday, October 21, 2021 due to the impact of filming at the Rialto and surrounding streets.

After conviction, R. Kelly faces life in prison and more trials

He has sung, performed, and wrote many hits, but Robert Sylvester Kelly will now sing a new tune: perhaps something along the lines of “Jailhouse Rock,” or just “Jailbird” – perhaps for the rest of his life. A federal jury ...

Lemont Art Guild: Oil Painting Demonstration-Making use of Color and Light

TTW Press Room In partnership with the Homer Township Public Library, the Lemont Artists Guild presents, via Zoom, Artist Mary Dorrell, who will give an oil painting demonstration making use of color and light on October 13 at 7 pm. ...

Gallery Seven’s Illiart exhibit

TTW Press Room Illinois artists of all kinds are invited to submit their work for inclusion in Gallery Seven’s Annual Illiart Exhibit taking place during October. Illiart, formerly known as “The Art of Illinois,” will feature various media, including painting, ...

Pritzker signs legislation to protect and preserve cultural communities in Illinois

Gov. JB Pritzker last week signed SB 1833 into law, allowing for the designation of cultural districts across the state. Managed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), this distinction will promote economic development and empower communities ...

Family Fun Festival

Family Fun Festival 2021

Chicago Portrait Project at the USF Art Gallery

thetimesweekly.com The University of St. Francis (USF) Art Gallery will open a new exhibit featuring the work of artist and USF professor Michael “Chester” Alamo-Costello, MFA, beginning on Monday, August 23.

New Travel Route 66 Guide

Joliet, IL – On Friday, the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) revealed a new travel guide as part of a kickoff for the new Route 66 campaign: The First Hundred Miles. The travel guide cover features the new, ...

Accessible park for people with special needs

A new park has opened in New Lenox that is designed to be accessible to those with special needs. State Senators Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) and Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Leigh ...