Digital Access

Digital Access
Access theherald-news.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, sports, business, classified and more! News you can use every day.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Have our latest news, sports and obituaries emailed directly to you Monday through Friday so you can keep up with what's happening in the area.
People

Gotta Do It: Sept. 11 through Sept. 18

Operation Kidsafe is free and private for families. Parents take home the only record of the visit that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency. Safety tips to start a family safety action plan are also included. The event is Sept. 12 through Sept. 17 at 
Thomas Nissan of Joliet.
Operation Kidsafe is free and private for families. Parents take home the only record of the visit that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency. Safety tips to start a family safety action plan are also included. The event is Sept. 12 through Sept. 17 at Thomas Nissan of Joliet.

Sept. 11

• 9/11 Remembrance – Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, Lockport. The 15-acre cornfield is themed “In Remembrance of 9/11.” For information, call 815-741-2693.

• Seventh annual “Run for the Vets” – Registration is 8 a.m. Run begins 10 a.m. It is a 50-mile police-escorted ride that starts at Prairie Material’s main office, 7601 W. 79th St. in Bridgeview, and ends at the Manteno Veterans’ Home. $15. For information, call 708-912-8503 or email usnvet111@sbcglobal.net.

• Frankfort Country Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kansas and Oak streets, Frankfort. Visit www.villageoffrankfort.com.

• 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony – Village Commons, New Lenox. For information, visit www.sharefestnewlenox.com/events.php.

• “This Olde Housewalk” – Noon to 5 p.m., 506 Buell Ave., 813 Buell Ave., 601 Campbell St., 400 Cornelia St., 808 Mason Ave., and 312 N. Raynor Ave. On the day of the event, tickets are available at First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Denise Powers at 815-723-7603 or visit capajoliet.net.

Sept. 12

• AARP Driver’s Safety – 9:30 a.m.; also Sept. 13, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Must attend both classes. For information, call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Visit jobs4people.org.

• Conversational ESL – 10 a.m.; also Sept. 13, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• English as a Second Language Grammar Club – 10 a.m., Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. Call 815-263-8145 or email thess@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.

• Operation Kidsafe Safety Event – through Sept. 17. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Thomas Nissan of Joliet, 1427 N. Larkin Ave., Joliet.

• Microsoft Word – 1:30 p.m.; also 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15, Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. How to use Microsoft Word in job searches. RSVP at 815-723-3885 and press 0, or email chellis@willcountyillinois.com.

Sept. 13

• Lemont’s Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Talcott and Stephen streets, Lemont.

• Living Life Skills Educational Workshop – 9:30 to 11 a.m.; and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living, 2415 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Call 815-729-0162 (voice) or 815-768-2582 (VRS).

• Encore Resale Shop – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month, Silver Cross Hospital Campus, 710 Cedar Crossings Drive, New Lenox. For information, call 815-300-7642 or the hospital’s volunteer services at 815-300-7117. 

• Career Café – 10:30 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. RSVP at 815-723-3885 and press 0 or chellis@willcountyillinois.com.

• Bingo – 5 p.m., Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Call 815-485-8369 or visit vfwpost9545.org.

• 100+ Women Who Care of Will County – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mullets, 14903 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen. For information, visit www.100wwcwill.org or email Maribeth@100WWCWill.org.

• Bingo – 6:45 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 100 S. Infantry Drive, Joliet. Call 815-725-0746.

• 2016 Market Outlook Hosted by the Grundy County Farm Bureau – 7 p.m., The Mazon American Legion, 508 Depot St., Mazon. Free. Call Victoria at 815-942-6400.

• Midwest Crossroad Chorus of Sweet Adelines International – 7 p.m., Trinity Christian School, 901 Shorewood Drive, Shorewood. Call 866-588-7464 or visit midwestcrossroad.org.

• Morris Area Toastmasters – 7 p.m., Morris Hospital Education Room, 150 High St., Morris. Call Matthew Woyner at 815-478-3574 or Frank Hankins at 815-942-4733.

• Joliet Antique Auto Club – 7:30 p.m., Stone City Post VFW, Laraway Road and Route 53, Joliet. New members welcome. Call 815-726-6302.

Sept. 14

• Memory Clippers – 9 a.m. to noon, Manhattan Township Historical Society, 255 S. State St., Manhattan. Digitize and organize artifacts. Email ManhattanHistorical@yahoo.com.

• ESL Conversation Group – 3 p.m., White Oak Library District, Crest Hill Branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Call 815-552-4185 or visit whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Downtown Joliet Farmers Market – 4 to 9 p.m., Chicago Street, Joliet.

• Race Fan Rally – 4 to 10 p.m., Chicago Street, Joliet. Visit www.jolietdowntown.com.

• Free CUB Clinic – 5 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Bring utility bills for one-on-one consultation. Register at 877-782-7005 or events@citizensutilityboard.org. For information, call 800-669-5556 or visit www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org.

Sept. 15

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Wilmington Public Library District, 201 S. Kankakee St., Wilmington.

• English as a Second Language Conversation Club – 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Plainfield Public Library District, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. Call 815-263-8145 or email thess@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.

• ShareFest Job Fair – 1 to 5 p.m., New Life Church, 500 Gougar Road, New Lenox. For information on the job fair, email Nancy Dye at ndye@newlenox.net or Emily Johnson at emily@newlenoxchamber.com. For information on ShareFest, visit www.sharefestnewlenox.com.

• Farmers Market – 2 to 6 p.m., Joliet Junior College Greenhouse Facility, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. For vendor list, visit www.jjc.edu/info/farmersmarket.

• Bolingbrook Farmers Market – 4 to 9 p.m., The Promenade on Sandburg Way, Bolingbrook.

• Social Media and Internet Safety presentation – 6:30 p.m., Ira Jones Middle School large gym, 15320 Wallin Drive, Plainfield. For District 202 parents and students. Free. For information, call Principal Tom Novinski at 815-267-3600.

Sept. 16

• “On the Rocks” Golf Outing – 8 a.m., Sept. 16, Inwood Golf Course, 3200 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters. Walk-ins welcome. To register, please see bartender. Visit www.jolietinwoodgc.com.

• LinkedIn Lab – 9 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Need basic LinkedIn account. 90 minutes. Free. RSVP by calling 815-723-3885 and press 0, or email chellis@willcountyillinois.com.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon, Frankfort Public Library District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena.

• Fish Fry – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Bingo – Doors open 4 p.m. Cards begin 6 p.m., St. Mary Nativity School, 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet.

• Fish Fry/Karaoke – Fish fry is 4 to 8 p.m. Karaoke is 8 p.m. to midnight, Cantigny VFW Post 367, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet. Call 815-722-5398.

• Pork Chop Dinner – 4 to 7 p.m., Croatian Cultural Club, 1503 Clement St., Joliet. For information, call 815-723-3154.

• Fish Fry – 5 p.m., Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Karaoke begins at 8:30 p.m. Call 815-485-8369 or visit vfwpost9545.org.

Sept. 17

• ShareFest – Spencer School, 1711 S. Spencer Road. Multiple events. Visit www.sharefestnewlenox.com.

• Fall Yard Sale & Bake Sale – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hope United Methodist Church, 2506 Caton Farm Road, Joliet.

• Laps for Literacy – 8 a.m., Hadley Valley Preserve, Route 6 and Gougar Road, Joliet. Hosted by National Hook-Up of Black Women. For information, call 815-364-2740.

• ShareFest Community Workday – 8 a.m. to noon, Hickory Creek Preserve – Hickory Creek Junction, Mokena. For information, email rgauchat@fpdwc.org or call 815-722-7364.

• 19th annual Prairie Day – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area, 5010 N. Jugtown Road, Morris. Visit www.goosestepping.org/prairieday.htm.

• A Fair Tax meeting – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Silver Spoon Restaurant, 1601 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. A lively discussion to abolish the IRS. Call 815-474-4385.

• Sons of Union Veterans Dedication Ceremony – 1 to 2 p.m., Maple Hill Cemetery, 21301 W. Mississippi Ave., Elwood. Dedication ceremony for seven new headstones on previously unmarked graves of Civil War veterans. Free.

• Fish Fry – 4 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Channahon Minooka Rotary Club Oktober Fest – 6 to11:30 p.m., Dollinger Family Farm, 7520 E Hansel Road, Channahon. Dinner and music. $30.

Sept. 18

• Boneyard Reject Annual Car Show/Swap Meet – 8 to 2 p.m., Will County Fairgrounds, Peotone. For information, call 815-478-4356.

• Breakfast Buffet – 8 to 11 a.m., Knights of Columbus #382, 100 S. 129th Infantry Drive, Joliet. $8 (adults) and $5 (kids 6 to 12). Children 5 and under eat free.

• Forest Preserve District of Will County Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon, Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve, Lockport. For information, email rgauchat@fpdwc.org or call 815-722-7364.

• Junk in the Trunk – Setup is 8:30 a.m. Sale is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 100 Commercial Drive, Morris. For information, call Ken at 815-942-2032 or email willis824@comcast.net.

• Fall Mum Sale – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., American Legion, 15052 Archer Ave., Lockport. $12.

Loading more