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 ...

Forest Preserve's Hammel Woods Dam project to begin in July

Thetimesweekly.com The Forest Preserve District of Will County's Hammel Woods Dam removal and modification project in Shorewood is scheduled to begin in July. The project will close a section of the DuPage River, a segment of the DuPage River Trail ...

Market in the Glen

July 15, August 5 & 19, September 2 & 16 3-7 p.m. Heritage Park - 14240 W 151st St

More than 95,000 books redistributed during annual event

More than 95,000 books changed hands at the annual Book Reuse/Recycling Event sponsored by the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division the first weekend in June. Tim Anderson, who coordinated the event for RRE, said this ...

Plainfield Park Dist, Skate Contest returns to Bott Park

The Plainfield Park District will host a skateboard contest on May 29 at Gregory B. Bott Park, 24550 W. Renwick Rd.

A Call for Joliet Art

The City Center Partnership, in conjunction with the City of Joliet Arts Commission, seeks proposals for the commission of five pieces of art. Selected artists will be paid $1,000 each and the commissioned pieces will be displayed at local downtown ...