Digital Access

Digital Access
Access and all Shaw Local 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.

Local faith events Aug. 30 through Sept. 6


2018 Human Rights Celebration – 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 7, Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 1503 Arthur Ave., Joliet. Theme: “Reaching for Wholeness in Solidarity with God’s Creation.” Hosted by Joliet Unit of Church Women United. $5. For more information, call 815-726-8185.

• St. Mary Magdalene Accepting Religious Education Registrations – Classes for first through eighth grade students begin Sept. 8. The church is located at 127 S. Briggs St., Joliet. For more information, call the church office at 815-727-4600 or the rectory office at 815-722-7653.

Aug. 23

• Pray with the Franciscan Friars – 8 a.m. (morning prayer) and 6:30 p.m. (evening prayer) Monday through Friday, St. John the Baptist friary, Joliet. For information, call Brother Ed at 217-316-4335.

• Lunch and Learn – Noon to 1:30 p.m.; also Sept. 6, Joliet Jewish Congregation, 
250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Torah study. $5. RSVP at 815-741-4600. Visit

• Midweek Connections with Pastor Randy – 1:30 to 2 p.m.; also Sept. 6, Families of Faith, 24466 W. Eames St., Channahon. Good, old-fashioned Bible preaching, music from a hymnal and fellowship and snacks after service. For information, call
815-467-6846 or visit

• C3 Martial Arts Classes – 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Judson Memorial Church campus, 2800 Black Road, Joliet. Christ Centered Combat (C3) is a martial arts, self-defense class for those ages 7 and older. First two classes are free. Call 815-342-3538 or visit

• Wildside – 6 to 7:30 p.m. (seventh and eighth grade) and 7 to 8:30 p.m. (high school); also Sept. 6, United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Food, fun and fellowship. Grades 3 to 6. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m.; also Sept. 6, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time. Speaker: Joel Munyon. Topic: "Where the Wild Things Are" (Aug. 16). For information, call 815-474-2569, email or visit or

• Thursday Church – 6:30 p.m.; also Sept. 6, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. For information, visit

• Family night – 6:45 to 8 p.m.; also Sept 6, Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-3380.

Aug. 31

• Women’s Bible Study – 9:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For information, call 815-485-8271.

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

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

Sept. 1

• First Saturday Devotion/Rosary – after 7:30 a.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route4 59 Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651.

• First Saturday Devotion Prayers – 9 a.m., Church of St Jude, 2212 McDonough St., Joliet. All welcome.

• Saturday services – 9 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit

• Confession – 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.

• Family Fun Fest – 4 to 7 p.m., Crosswinds Church, 14360 Route 59, Plainfield. Live music, face painting, balloon animals and inflatables for the kids.  Free refreshments available to all guests: snow cone, hot dog, cotton candy, popcorn. Entire event is free. For more information, call  815-230-7624 or visit

Sept. 3

• Labor Day Mass – 9 a.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield. No 7:30 a.m. Mass.

• Labor Day Mass – 9 a.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. For information, call 815-726-4031

• 6th Annual Fun Fair – Noon to 5 p.m., St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 140 Thelma St., Manhattan. Kid’s games at $.25 each, food (hot dogs and barbecue, etc.) at reasonable prices, face painting, jumpy house, raffles, a 50/50 drawing, a huge silent auction for the adults. Games end at 4 p.m. Food will be sold until 5 p.m. or until sold out. To volunteer and for more information, call Linda Wagner at 815-478-4900. Visit

• Chapel Bible study – 7 p.m., United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. New members encouraged. For topic and information, call 815-485-8271.

Sept. 4

• Bible study – 9:30 a.m., St. Mary Nativity, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Book of Genesis. For information, call Denise Adelmann at 815-838-0337.

Sept. 5

• Confession – 3 to 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.

• AWANA – 6:15 p.m., Parker Road Bible Church, 18512 Parker Road, Mokena. Kids learn Bible verses, sing songs and play games. For information, call 708-463-1125.

• Bell Choir and Chancel Choir Rehearsal – 6 p.m. (bell choir) and 7:15 p.m. (chancel), Grace United Methodist Church, 1718 Avalon Ave., Joliet. New members welcome. Nicholas Davis directs both groups.

Sept. 6

• St. Mary Immaculate Council of Catholic Women  – 12:30 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Faith Sharing, Harvester Rooms, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Presenter: Mary Kay Burberry, the director of religious education at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Orland Park. Topic: "Flowers and Legends of Mary." Also prayer, fellowship, desserts. For information, contact Mary Jeanne Pazin at 708-606-7515 or

Loading more