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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Part One of Three-2018 Newport Jazz Festival Honors established Legends and Rising Stars

Like a painter digging deep into his palette of oils and water colors, newly-appointed Artistic Director Christian McBride extracted a 2018 Newport Jazz Festival program that showcased the full depth and breadth of the musical genre in a kaleidoscope of ...

Joliet Blues Week to debut

The sounds of blues will takeover downtown Joliet during Joliet Blues Week this month. The events, put on by the Joliet City Center Partnership, Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park and Rialto Square Theatre, will feature a plethora of performances. Lauren Las, marketing ...

Newport Jazz Festival® Takes Over Rhode Island

The Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Investment Managers takes over Newport, RI, August 3 – 5, 2018 with more than 60 artists set to perform at historic Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at ...

Forest Preserve District of Will County news briefs

Food Truck Fridays keep rolling If you haven't checked out the Forest Preserve District of Will County's "Food Truck Fridays" program yet, now is the time to get your summer into gear. The August food truck lineup is out and ...

10th annual Men Who Cook move event to Chicagoland Speedway

thetimesweekly.com The organizers for Men Who Cook hit the road this year looking for a larger space to accommodate the expanding number of chefs and diners who race to what has become Will County’s most popular community event. The fundraiser, ...

GAUGUIN: VOYAGE TO TAHITI, JULY 20 IN LIMITED ENGAGEMENT AT GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER CHICAGO

Edouard Deluc's exquisite film Gauguin: Journey to Tahiti is in limited engagement beginning Friday July 20 at The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago's Loop. A fictionalized account of the tortured genius's phenomenal life, the film recounts his eschewing of ...

Stacy Keach is Ernest Hemingway in Goodman Theatre’s Pamplona

The esteemed television, stage and film giant Stacy Keach's onstage transformation into that giant of the literary world, Ernest Hemingway, in Goodman Theatre's World Premiere production of Jim McGrath's play Pamplona, directed by Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls, is a ...

Bidding, Beverages & Bites Gala

The Friends of the Plainfield Public Library District will once again hold their annual event, Bidding, Beverages & Bites, Friday August 10, 2018, 7p.m. – 10p.m., at the Library 15025 S. Illinois St. This ticketed, adults only event, will provide ...

Joliet Blues Festival

August 11th 2018 4p-11p

Rialto Square Theatre lineup and Beer Bash

Rialto Square Theatre has added three shows to our summer/fall calendar. Celtic juggernauts, Gaelic Storm, comedian Heather Land, and iconic percussionist, Sheila E. will all perform live from the Rialto Square Theatre stage in the coming months. In addition to ...

Shorewood Crossroads Baby Contest

Some lucky baby will have a chance to win a $500 deposit in a Bright Directions College Savings just by entering the annual Shorewood Crossroads Festival Baby Contest. The event is sponsored by guaranteed Rate and presented by Diane Lambert ...

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