News and information about holidays
Since 1997, the Herald Angels campaign has made local residents’ lives a little better during the holiday season. Every dollar donated to Herald Angels supports the initiatives of United Way community partners.
Some Will County municipalities collect Christmas trees for recycling and composting as part of their curbside garbage collection services, while others offer drop-offs for trees.
During these last days of the year, additional law enforcement will be patrolling Illinois roads for impaired driving, seat belt, speeding, distracted driving and other traffic laws.
Don’t send your holiday tree to the landfill. Donate it to the Lake County Forest Preserves, and they’ll recycle it into wood chips for trails and landscaping in your forest preserves.
Whether those who have live Christmas trees take them down immediately after the holidays or like to enjoy them for weeks to come, the tree care experts at The Morton Arboretum recommend planning ahead for when it’s time to dispose of them.
If you're still looking for ideas to celebrate the New Year, check out one of these exciting events.
View houses in Joliet decorated for the holidays with the city of Joliet’s online map. A red Santa hat icon indicates participating homes.
There are daytime programs throughout the Joliet area for families, and adults to celebrate the new year and welcome in 2024.
For people experiencing too much stress this holiday season, the best way to unwind may be a breath of fresh air.
A look at people and places from events held this holiday season across the Grundy County area.
A look back scenes through a century of Christmases is Joliet.
The Illinois Conservation Foundation launched ornament sales whose proceeds will be directed to restoration at Illinois state parks.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has issued a warning going into the holidays to take extra health precautions as COVID-19, flu, and RSV numbers continue to rise.
We asked Shaw Local News Network readers to send in photos of their special ornaments that are hung on their Christmas trees. Here are responses and photos we received from our readers.
Angie Caldwell, president of Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter, said cancer plus the holidays sometimes often emotionally hits women particularly hard since they often feel responsible for everyone’s well-being.