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  • Hailstorm Brewing's "Flurry of Makers Artisan Market" Returns to Tinley Park

    Updated Oct 12, 2023

    Tinley Park, IL - October 11, 2023 - Locals who love art and handmade items will rejoice to learn of the return of the highly anticipated fall edition of the "Flurry of Makers Artisan Market" on October 15, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This exciting event promises a vibrant fusion of local art, craft, and community spirit. The Flurry of Makers Market, hosted at Hailstorm Brewing in Tinley Park, offers a dynamic lineup of vendors showcasing everything from exquisite fall...

  • Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 to Host Joliet's Rock & Roll Weekend

    Updated Sep 13, 2023
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    It's going to be the most rockin' weekend of the year when the Illinois Rock and Roll Museum on Route 66 hosts their 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 15th, 16th and 17th in Joliet, IL. The weekend begins on Friday at the Chicago Street Pub, 75 North Chicago Street in downtown Joliet with a live performance from Miles Nielsen, son of Cheap Trick's Rick Nielson, and continues on Saturday, September 16 with the "Illinois Grooves Vinyl Record...

  • Josh Gates Coming to Rialto square

    Updated Aug 27, 2023
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    Josh Gates will be at Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, October 21 at 7PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10 at 10AM. Adventurer, television personality, and author Josh Gates is the host and executive producer of the smash-hit Discovery Channel series, Expedition Unknown. The show follows Gates as he sets out on a global journey to explore archaeological discoveries, historic mysteries, and scientific breakthroughs. Josh immerses himself in each story, conducting his...

  • Hummingbird Fest lands at Plum Creek Nature Center on Aug. 19

    Updated Aug 7, 2023
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    Tiny hummingbirds will be celebrated in a big way during the annual Hummingbird Fest at the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Plum Creek Nature Center. The free, all-ages event takes place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders will be capturing and banding hummingbirds during the fest and members of the public can view the banding sessions, which will be offered every half-hour starting at 2 p.m. Free banding session tickets can be...

  • Village of Romeoville Announces Josh Turner to Perform at the Romeoville Toyota Pavilion in June

    Updated Aug 3, 2023
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    The Village of Romeoville is excited to announce that multi award-winning and nominated country superstar, Josh Turner, will be performing at the Romeoville Toyota Pavilion at Deer Crossing Park on Saturday, June 17th, at 8:30 p.m. With his deep bass voice, Turner has sold more than six and a half million records, reached 4.8 billion global streams, and has become a favorite and unforgettable hitmaker on country radio. With timeless songs like "Long Black Train" and "Why...

  • Paddle to the music on July 15 at Monee Reservoir's Surf-N-Turf concert

    Updated Jul 8, 2023
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    Listen to the music on land – or better yet – from a kayak or canoe during a Surf-N-Turf concert at Monee Reservoir on Saturday, July 15. The band The Stingers will entertain in the Monee Reservoir amphitheater from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with rock, soul, funk and R&B tunes. The music will range from "smooth and soulful to upbeat and energetic," according to the group's website. "Surf-N-Turf will be a unique evening out at the reservoir," said Bob Bryerton, a Forest Preserve Dis...

  • Comedian Nikki Glaser to play Joliet

    Mark Gregory, Editorial Director|Updated Apr 20, 2023
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    In July of 2022, Nikki Glaser headlined her own HBO special, 'Good Clean Filth', which has been nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Special, she has been one of the stars of Comedy Central roasts of Alec Baldwin, Bruce Willis and Rob Lowe and even guest hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live, and on Jan. 21, the St. Louis native will make the four-hour trip from her home to do a pair of shows at downtown Joliet's historic Rialto Square Theater on her current 'The Good Girl...

  • Zonta Club of Joliet Host 2023 LUNAFEST March 30

    Updated Feb 20, 2023
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    The Zonta Club of the Joliet Area invites the community to attend their LUNAFEST film festival on March 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 214 N. Ottawa Street in Joliet. Tickets are $45 which includes dinner, cash bar with a signature martini, and the viewing of 7 short films written, produced, and directed by women. This event, emceed by Zontian Essence Clark, centers around films that inspire and champion change while raising scholarship funds for women advancin...

  • Morris Theatre Guild's Odd Couple Opens This Weekend

    Updated Oct 17, 2022

    Sometimes a brief "time-out" is just what is needed to escape the political ads and problems of today. Morris Theatre Guild presents such an opportunity with its current production of Neil Simon's classic comedy, The Odd Couple, presented this weekend, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, October 23 at 2:30 PM. The second weekend, October 28-30 follows the same times. Enjoy the familiar struggle between Oscar (William Gillespie) and his uptight...

  • llumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum celebrates 10th year

    Updated Sep 28, 2022

    Dazzling new light displays celebrating the Arboretum's centennial year and a special late night event series will highlight the 10th anniversary of Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. From Nov. 19 through Jan. 7, 2023, guests will explore 18 different features along a tree-lined one-mile walking trail immersed in color, light and sound created exclusively for The Morton Arboretum. Within this array, six new exhibits will join returning favorites such as...

  • Reservations still open for this year's Oswego Cemetery Walk, set for Thursday, Oct. 6

    Updated Sep 28, 2022
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    Reservations are still being taken for the popular Oswego Cemetery Walk, set for Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5-9 p.m. at the Oswego Township Cemetery, South Main Street, Oswego. This year's "ghosts" include early settler and temperance activist Margaret Young; wealthy businessman and former newspaper owner Charles Clinton and Robert Cameron who sued Clinton; early settler Ann Eliza DeVoe; and Charlotte Murphy, wife of Oswego politician and lawyer Wright Murphy. Every 20 minutes, st...

  • The Old Joliet Haunted Prison Returns for the 2022 Season

    Updated Sep 19, 2022

    Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, producers of world-class live events and location-based entertainment experiences, returns with The Old Joliet Haunted Prison for the 2022 haunting season. Officially open to the public on Saturday, September 24, and select nights through November 5, 2022, The Old Joliet Haunted Prison is the only haunted house in the Chicagoland area located inside a real abandoned prison and promises more scares than ever before. The Old Joliet Haunted...

  • Four Rivers doubles the fun Sept. 24 with Pelican Watch and exhibit grand opening

    Updated Sep 19, 2022

    Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon will host one of the biggest days in its history from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, as it celebrates its annual "Pelican Watch" while also christening a brand-new interactive exhibit gallery. American white pelicans flock to the wide waters around Four Rivers in spring and fall during migration because the site is located near where the DuPage, Des Plaines and Kankakee rivers join to form the Illinois River....

  • Get moving this fall with the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge

    Updated Sep 19, 2022

    This fall, Edward-Elmhurst Health is joining a group of local organizations to invite community residents to get outside and stay healthy with the Third Annual Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge. As participants discovered over the last two years of the Challenge, hiking is a great way for people of all ages to spend time outdoors and stay active. This year’s Take a Hike! Challenge co-sponsors include The Conservation Foundation, Elmhurst Park District, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Rotary Club of N...

  • Morris Theatre Guild Announces Odd Couple Cast

    Updated Sep 11, 2022

    Morris Theatre Guild is pleased to announce the cast for “Odd Couple” by Neil Simon. This great comedy classic will feature both familiar faces and some new to MTG. Oscar Madison will be played by William Gillespie and Felix Ungar will be played by James Welch, both from Morris. The poker-playing buddies include Speed, played by Gary Talsky of Spring Valley; Murray, played by Matthew Pasternak of Gardner; Roy, played by Ken Schroeder of Princeton; and Vinnie played by Cra...

  • History programs abound at the Lisle Library District

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    The Lisle Library District, 777 Front St., is offering multiple history-centric programs throughout July. "DuPage County has a rich history. It is no wonder that such programs have drawn great participation, be it digging more into local history or their own family history," said Xavier Duran, Adult Programming Librarian. The month starts with Leslie Goddard Presents: Remembering Route 66 at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 1. Historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., will explore the iconic road that connected Chicago to Los Angeles from 1926...

  • Sculpture Invasion 2022 / CSI Biennial invades Oakton College

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    (July 21, 2022) – Be on the lookout! A Sculpture Invasion has arrived at the Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Rd. Des Plaines, IL., 60016. Sculpture Invasion 2022 marks the return of Chicago Sculpture International (CSI) to Oakton for the fourth time for one of the area's largest juried exhibitions. Sculptures and scale models will be on display in the Koehnline Art Museum, and outdoor sculptures will "invade" the Des Plaines campus through S...

  • Free Concert Presented by Tinley Park Community Jazz Band

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    The Tinley Park Community Jazz Band, directed by Barbara Abarro, presents a free concert. The concert is Friday September 9, 2022 at 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Vogt Visual Arts Center, 17420 S. 67th Court, Tinley Park, IL 60477. Enjoy the VVAC gallery reception inside, featuring fine art done by local and well-known artists. Then take a stroll out to our gazebo to hear live jazz selections. Their repertoire includes big band-era classics, jazz standards, pop and rock hits. Bring y...

  • Celebrate 20th anniversary of Forest Preserve's Woods Walk hiking challenge

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Woods Walk by trekking on trails throughout Will County. The popular, self-paced Forest Preserve District of Will County hiking program kicks off Sept. 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Hike seven of 10 designated trails to earn a commemorative medallion. "It has been a beloved program since its inception," said Jen Guest, the Forest Preserve's recreation coordinator. "In those 20 years, the Forest Preserve has grown both in acres of land and miles...

  • FOUNTAINDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO FILL BOARD OF TRUESTEES VACANCY

    Updated Sep 4, 2022
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    BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – Fountaindale Public Library District is seeking residents interested in filling the remainder of a term on the Board of Trustees until the next election in April 2023. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Ruth Newell. "We would like to thank Ruth for her 35 years of service on the library Board of Trustees," said Fountaindale Library Board President Robert Kalnicky. "Ruth is the longest-serving Board member in our District's history, and we wish h...

  • World's Shortest Railroad, farm country tours on tap at Oswego's Little White School Museum

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Did you know northern Illinois was once home to "The World's Shortest Railroad"? Find out all about this bit of rail transportation trivia when the Oswegoland Heritage Association hosts author Jeff Kehoe and a presentation on his latest book for Arcadia Publishing's "Images of Rail" series, Illinois Midland Railway on Saturday, Sept. 10, starting at 1 p.m. at the Little White School Museum, 72 Polk Street (Jackson at Polk), Oswego. Built in 1914, the Illinois Midland Railway...

  • Some of Plainfield's earliest residents attend Tamarack Settlement Park sign unveiling

    Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Some of Plainfield's earliest residents attended an unveiling of the new Tamarack Settlement Park sign April 23. The park, formerly known as Northwest Community Park, was officially renamed in 2021 in honor of the Scottish settlement that was founded nearby in 1845. Read a detailed history of the settlement and park property provided by Tina Beaird, local historian and owner of Tamarack Genealogy, at https://www.plfdparks.org/tamarack-settlement-park-sign-u...

  • Providence Catholic High School Inducts Augustinian Youth Ministry Members

    Updated Aug 31, 2022

    NEW LENOX (April 5, 2022) - The Augustinian Youth Ministry (AYM) is charged with promoting Christian service and Augustinian spirituality in the community. AYM organizes blood donor drives, food drives, clothing drives, and many other service activities. Their service projects benefit the community at large as well as the high school. AYM members are also required to complete 10 hours of service to their parish or community. "I am very proud to be moderator of Augustinian...

  • Pandemic can't stop Crest Hill native from singing

    Mark Gregory, Editorial Director|Updated Oct 13, 2020
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    While the COVID-19 pandemic forced many people around the world to sing the blues, it has made Arbender Robinson sing just about anything else. A veteran of musical theater and Crest Hill native, Robinson has entertained social media followers with songs ranging from Broadway to the Beatles to Barry Manilow. In what he calls his ‘Early Morning Vocals,’ Robinson sings a new song every day and posts them to his Facebook and Instagram accounts for no other reason than to make peo...

  • Downers Grove Park District BBQ Bolt Run/Walk offers end-of-summer fun on Aug. 29

    Updated Sep 8, 2020

    The Downers Grove Park District will host the BBQ Bolt Run/Walk at 8AM on Saturday, Aug. 29. Starting and finishing at McCollum Park in Downers Grove, the BBQ Bolt will provide an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate the end of summer with fitness. The event offers racers two course options—5K or 1-mile distances—plus a new virtual option. McCollum Park is located at 6801 Main Street in Downers Grove. The safety of racers and staff will be the top pri...

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