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Two Joliet council members named to Rialto committee

People arrive at the Rialto Square Theater for a performance, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Joliet.
People arrive at the Rialto Square Theater for a performance, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Joliet.

JOLIET – Mayor Tom Giarrante has named two council members he wants to see on a newly formed committee working on a future marquee for the Rialto Square Theatre.

Giarrante on Tuesday named Michael Turk and Jan Quillman as committee members. But the council must approve the appointments and cannot vote on them until Feb. 17.

The committee formed last week is being asked to come up with a plan for the Rialto marquee. A new marquee has remained on hold since Ed Czerkies pulled a $350,000 donation amid public opposition to putting his parents’ names on the marquee.

The committee will be co-chaired by Chris Clott, dean of the University of St. Francis College of Business and Health Administration, and Eveann Lovero, professor and chair of the Lewis University Department of Business Administration.

Other members include: Daniel Vera and Vicki Murphy from the Will County Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority, the board that oversees the Rialto; Steve Randich and Jeffrey Hettrick from the board of the Rialto Square Theatre Foundation; Rialto volunteers Cathy Cecchi and Mike Acosta; and Mary Beth Gannon and Michael Morgan from the “Rialto Belongs to the People” Facebook group.

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