JJC virtual event to Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to celebrate diversity, create awareness and honor Black culture in America. JJC will host several virtual events open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Some events require registration.

Spotlight: Recognizing Black History

The history of Joliet's role in helping hundreds escape slaves via the Underground Railroad is as full of drama and intrigue as any Hollywood film. It's a story with daring heroes, intrigue and fearful fugitives always, just steps away from ...

USF’s Caritas Auction offers Basketball Clinic with WNBA’s Quigley and Vandersloot

thetimesweekly.com The University of St. Francis (USF) is celebrating its 64th Caritas Scholarship Ball virtually on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Each year, the Caritas Committee solicits unique, outstanding live and silent auction items from community members. This year is no ...

Joliet Junior College flips the switch on new campus solar system

Joliet Junior College has officially elevated its sustainability footprint, announcing today the completion and activation of its 1.3 megawatt (MW) onsite solar system at Main Campus. The solar array, which consists of 3,542 solar panels, was installed by national solar ...

Bolingbrook Promenade 3rd Annual Holiday Market

The Promenade is having their 3rd Annual Holiday Market at the Promenade Bolingbrook. THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR. They will have both inside and outside vendors set up on Row Street and will be using the Corner Store (currently ...

Wine & Cheese Company Wine event

Celebrate with Wine & Cheese Company this Sunday, November 8, for their 1st Anniversary in the Wine Garden. They will be operating under COVID restrictions for everyone’s safety.

Halloween in Shorewood

Halloween can be a fun time for kids of all ages. The Village of Shorewood understands that many residents are looking forward to trick-or-treating and other festivities. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to use caution and plan ahead ...

Serena, Osaka meet semifinals rivals tonight, 2020 US OPEN, begins 6pmCT

Tonight's battle may set up reprise of 2018 Osaka, Serena clash

Record number of black tennis stars add drama to 2020 US OPEN

Osaka, Serena head to quarterfinals


It’s the Second Round of the US Open. Former tennis great James Blake is in the ESPN announce chair in the practice court shed. Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime is battling Britain’s Andy Murray on Arthur Ashe. Meanwhile, over on Louis Armstrong, ...


Naomi Osaka is at the top of her game. Two years ago, she won the US Open in a contentious emotional match against tennis titan Serene Williams. Since that dramatic win, she has become the highest paid female athlete in ...

Joliet receives grant for entryway beautification

thetimesweekly.com The City of Joliet will celebrate a beautification project focused on enhancing the entryways to Joliet made possible through a grant of $25,000 from the Canadian National EcoConnexions “From the Ground Up” program in the United States.

Local Foods Restaurant Week In Ottawa

Ottawa, IL is coming together for Local Food Restaurant Week, running September 5-14, 2020. The event is a celebration of local farmers and restaurants in the area coming together to offer special dishes at participating restaurants. Try a dish or ...

Cruisin’ Into Lockport Car Shows returning to Monday nights

Lockport, IL – The annual Cruisin’ Into Lockport car show is making its 2020 debut in new ways! Beginning Monday, August 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. classics and sports cars will line historic State Street downtown Lockport from ...

Happening’s at the Forest Preserve

Ultimate tree-hugger hunts for champion trees at Messenger Woods in Homer Glen Dave Shepard is on a mission to nominate Will County trees to the Illinois Big Tree Register. The environmental science teacher trekked to The Forest Preserve District of ...