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Newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter in Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook store improvements complement retailer’s vision for an innovative and convenient shopping experience

BOLINGBROOK, IL - Bolingbrook residents will soon get a first look at the newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter at 200 S. Bolingbrook Dr., as the much-anticipated project is now complete. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday with Bolingbrook mayor Mary Alexander-Basta and representatives from the Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce.

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57th Chicago International Film Festival A Hero-No good deed goes unpunished in this Masters entry

Director Asghar Farhadi’s cautionary tale is that country’s entry to the Academy Awards

A Hero screens in Chicago Film Fest final weekend and Jan. 7 in theaters

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Pizza in a Bowl

Servings: 6 / Total Time: 25 mins

Tasteful Budget Meals/Pizza in a Bowl Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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St. Joseph Academy welcomes visitor to their haunted school

Joliet's "Haunted School" will once again open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 3 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 6 p.m. When not taken over by ghosts and goblins, the school is St. Joseph Academy located on the second floor of the former St. John the Baptist School, 403 N. Hickory St. in Joliet.

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Hamburger Stroganoff

Servings: 6 / Total Time: 30 mins

Tasteful Budget Meals/Hamburger Stroganoff Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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Ottawa Street shooting

Joliet- On October 21, 2021, at 1:40 PM, Officers responded to the 200 block of South Ottawa Street in reference to a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, Officers located an 18-year-old female victim who had been struck in the head by gunfire while sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle, which was struck multiple times by gunfire. The victim was transported to Amita St Joseph Medical Center by the Joliet Fire Department where she remains in stable condition.

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Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach

Servings: 6 / Total Time: 30 mins

Tasteful Budget Meals/Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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WCSF Mega Music Rummage Sale Set for October 23

WCSF-88.7 FM, the radio station of the University of St. Francis (USF) is hosting its annual Mega Music Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at USF’s St. Clare Campus, 1550 Plainfield Road in Joliet. Admission to the event is free.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony for the new veterans’ service office in Lockport

Lockport The Lockport Township Government will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception on November 9, at 10:00 am, for the new Veteran’s Service Office (VSO) located at 1463 S Farrell Rd in the Lockport Township Government Office Building.

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Lewis program explores Civil Rights in ‘Our Backyard’

The Lewis University History Department and the College of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Communications invite the public to “Unvarnished: Civil Rights in Our Backyards.” The Fall 2021 James and Mary Clare Sczepaniak Endowed Lecture at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 26 in Lewis University’s Saint Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall.

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Rep. Batinick to host College financial aid seminar & FAFSA Workshop

Next week, State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is hosting a College Financial Aid & FAFSA Workshop in Plainfield. Rep. Batinick invites constituents on Tuesday, October 26th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Community Center (15014 S. Des Plaines St.) in Plainfield for this event.

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Cowboy Stew

Servings: 11 / Total Time: 30 mins

Tasteful Budget Meals/Cowboy Stew Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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COVID-19 scams target Blacks, other people of color FTC report reveals new and continuing financial fraud

Just as the annual holiday season of shopping and celebrating nears, a major federal financial regulator released new research detailing how communities of color not only are targeted by well-known types of predatory lenders, but new forms of fraud seek to exploit consumers in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Published by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Serving Communities of Color summarizes the agency's five-year effort focused on the financial ills imposed upon communities of color. Since 2016, FTC filed more than 25 actions alleging conduct that either targeted or disproportionately impacted communities of color. Cases challenged unlawful practices by auto sellers, for-profit schools, money-making opportunities, student debt relief schemes, and more.

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57th Chicago International Film Festival- Nobody Has To Know-International Competition

Regular In-Person, In-Theatre Screening this Friday, Oct. 22@5:45pm CDT at AMC River East, Virtual Screening available until 11:59pm Oct. 24 Visit chicagofilmfestival.com

‘Nobody’ raises issue of protections for victims of memory loss

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Drive My Car -57th Chicago International Film Festival-International Competition-59th New York Film Festival Main Slate selection

Drive My Car screens Sat. Oct. 23 at 1pm at AMC River East, visit chicagofilmfestival.com

Drive My Car in theaters Nov. 24

Will County Take Back the Night to commemorate 25 years in calling for the end of violence against women with October 25 "Virtual Rally"

Panel to Discuss Progress and Challenges in Addressing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Will County Take Back the Night will host a "virtual rally" and panel discussion October 25 on Facebook Live addressing progress over the last 25 years in how society addresses sexual assault and domestic violence. Panelists will include Guardian Angel Community Services CEO Ines Kutlesa, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence President CEO Vickie Smith, and Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.

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Wayne's Words: Where is the vaccine mandate for Joliet police?

Column updated 10/22/21 Have you been vaccinated for COVID-19? That question has become a flashpoint for many to determine who is a patriot and who is exercising their freedom to say “you can’t tell me what to do.” Approximately 57 percent of the U.S. population have been vaccinated since early January, 2020. Some who remain unvaccinated cling to the idea that the vaccine has not been proven to be safe. Over 184 million have been fully vaccinated with a small percentage having any adverse reactions and a few with underlying health conditions contracting the virus. The idea that refusing the vaccine because it somehow violates one’s freedom of choice seems unwarranted in view of all the mandated safety precautions in our society. For instance, you can receive a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt.

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From Beirut to Bordeaux: How a love affair and a love of wine created Chateau Biac in Langoiran

Exceptional location at the mouth of the Garonne River is where the Romans planted the first vines in Bordeaux

Chateau Biac blends art with the art of winemaking

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Shining a light on military caregivers

The Will County Board is looking to increase support and funding for caregivers of disabled veterans and service members by becoming a Hidden Heroes community. The Board passed a resolution Thursday that moves the County closer to that designation. Hidden Heroes communities are eligible for funding for military caregivers and have access to more national support networks.

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Statewide campaign underway to increase booster shots

With 1.5 million Illinoisans currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot and millions more set to become eligible in the coming weeks, Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike on Tuesday announced a statewide effort to increase uptake rates.