Digital Access

Digital Access
Access theherald-news.com and all Shaw Media Illinois content 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.
Pets

Local pet events: April 22 through April 29

Learn about owls and their environment at the Owl Pellet Dissection” program from 6 to 7 p.m. April 30 at Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville.  The free program is for ages 10 and older. Register by April 2, at ReconnectWithNature.org or 815-886-1467.
Learn about owls and their environment at the Owl Pellet Dissection” program from 6 to 7 p.m. April 30 at Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville. The free program is for ages 10 and older. Register by April 2, at ReconnectWithNature.org or 815-886-1467.

Ongoing

• The Troy Middle School S.L.A.M. Club is accepting donations of  dog and cat products, such as canned and dry dog, puppy, cat and kitten food (with no red dye); dog and cat treats and toys; cat litter; pet shampoo; blankets and towels; paper towels; and food and supplies for rabbits,hamsters and guinea pigs. Bring supplies to 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield, during normal school hours through May 6. The supplies will be donated to the Will County Humane Society when the club visits the facility in the spring.

April 22

• Nova Quarter Horse One Day Spring Camp – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nova Quarter Horses in Mokena. Hands-on experience and riding lesson. Bring bag lunch. Ages 7 to 18. Register at 708-390-2401 or visit mokenapark.com.

April 23

• Affordable Pet Vaccines: 5 to 8 p.m., Karen’s Grooming and Boarding, 309 Republic Ave., Joliet. For information, call 630-961-8000 or visit www.spayillinois.org.

April 24

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.; also 1 to 3 p.m., Bolingbrook PetSmart on Weber Road. Call Humane Haven Animal Shelter at 630-378-4208 for information or an appointment. All Humane Haven cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested and have their distemper and rabies shots.

April 26

• Critters Classes registration deadline – Event is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 7 through May 28, Program Center, 10925 La Porte Road, Mokena. Classes taught by Crosstown Exotics. Classes features live animals. No open-toed shoes. Ages 6 to 12. For registration and information, call 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

April 27

• Adoption Event – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Louis Joliet Mall, 3400 Mall Loop Drive, Joliet. Hopeful Tails will be located in the Live 360 space next to Sears. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

• Frog the Dog Retires –10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Three Rivers Public Library District, 109 Wabena Ave., Minooka. Read to Frog the Dog therapy dog and celebrate his retirement. Call 815-467-1600 or visit trpld.org.

April 28

“Hiking With Your Hound" registration deadline – Event is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Forest Preserve District of Will County’s McKinley Woods – Frederick’s Grove, Channahon. Enjoy a guided, colorful wildflower walk in the woods with your pup. The free program is for all ages. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-722-9470.

• "Owl Pellet Dissection" registration deadline – Event is 6 to 7 p.m., April 30, Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Join a naturalist to investigate the connections between owls and their environment. All tools provided. Free. Ages 10 and up. Register at 815-886-1467 or ReconnectWithNature.org.

April 29

• Volunteer orientation – 5:30 to 7 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. Come dressed to volunteer for a short training. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. RSVP at 779-206-2132. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

Loading more