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Festival of the Gnomes on 12/3 & 12/4

A Joliet tradition returns to the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park this weekend with the 46th running of the play "Festival of the Gnomes" on Saturday, December 3rd and on Sunday, December 4th. In the play, you will see what the gnomes do around Christmastime.
JOLIET, IL

The Ongoing Case Of The Teen Found In A Freezer

Kenneka JenkinsPhoto by(The Crime Wire) On September 8, 2017, 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare hotel in Rosemont. The teenager was enjoying a party with her friends in room 926. The party was set to start at 11:30 pm that night. When one of Kenneka’s friends got to the party, they found her in an intoxicated state of being. She was reportedly swaying back and forth as she went to give them a hug. According to witnesses at the party, she had been drinking a lot of cognacs. However, her friends say that she was still acting out of the ordinary. She would shift moods between wanting to dance and be part of the group and being sad and wanting to isolate herself.
ROSEMONT, IL

Shorewood Holiday Market: 12/2 - 12/4

The Village of Shorewood will be hosting the 2nd annual Shorewood Holiday Market from Friday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 4th at the Towne Center. The first Holiday Market went so well that the Village of Shorewood decided to make this weekend an annual event.
SHOREWOOD, IL
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Pinoy Porsche Club Members Meets in Chicago

The Pinoy Porsche Club (PPC) members recently held their inaugural meetup in Chicago, welcoming over a dozen of the fanciest cars from all around the city. The gathering was a sight to behold as members brought out their beloved Porsches and shared stories about why they bought them. The Porsche owners of the club were excited to show off their unique wheels.
CHICAGO, IL

Red Cross Blood Drive at USF on 12/2

The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive at the University of Saint Francis Assembly Hall on Friday , December 2nd from 1:30 PM until 06:00 PM CST. You can register at the website of the American Red Cross at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-timea blood drive. At the time of this writing, spots are open for appointments at 30-minute intervals throughout the entire afternoon.
JOLIET, IL

Illinois Consumer Group Applauds Effort to Cap Pawn Loan Interest Rates at 36%

Woodstock Institute backs bill that would close the pawn shop loan loophole. Consumer advocates at the Woodstock Institute in Chicago are backing a legislative effort to close what they say is a loophole in current small dollar lending laws in Illinois. While the state's Predatory Lending Prevention Act (PLPA) caps most short-term, small dollar loans at an interest rate of 36%, certain loans offered by pawn brokers are exempt from this cap.
ILLINOIS STATE

Chicago to issue one time $500 relief payments to eligible residents

The payment will be given out to eligible residents through the Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0. There's another relief payment coming, and if you're one of the few who wasn't lucky with the others, the Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0 might be your chance. If you're a Chicago resident with tax dependents living in your household during the pandemic, you're eligible to be one of the 25,500 people to receive a one-time payment of $500.
CHICAGO, IL

4 Great Steakhouses in Illinois

If you live in Illinois and you are looking for new restaurants to try, here is a list of four amazing steakhouses that are highly praised by both local people and travellers alike, for their delicious food and impeccable service.
ILLINOIS STATE

Santa Fun Run & Walk on 12/3

After eating all kinds of food over the Thanksgiving weekend, you now have the opportunity to work those extra pounds off. The annual Santa Fun Run & Walk will take place on Saturday, December 3rd at 10 AM CST in downtown Joliet. The Santa Fun Run & Walk will begin at the intersection of Van Buren Street and Chicago Street in front of Rialto Square Theatre. The distance for this race is five kilometers (3.1 miles).
JOLIET, IL

Proposal Will Give Alabama Residents Fitting The Eligibility Rules Hundreds

Living costs in Alabama are on the rise. If you feel the pinch of inflation, the Alabama Policy Institute said the government collected over $13 billion in 2022 revenue. The amount is over the expected budget, so, the plan is to release $2 billion of the excess. Officials say the distribution of the checks will begin after they finalize the payment details. The proposal is in the discussion stage and will need some time before it becomes law.
ALABAMA STATE

Migrants bused from Texas enjoyed their first-ever Thanksgiving feast in Chicago

This Thanksgiving, the Salvation Army provided 700 holiday meals (including 1,600 pounds of turkey) to those in need at the Salvation Army Freedom Center in Humboldt Park. (CHICAGO) They don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Central America. For some migrant families heading to the Salvation Army Freedom Center in the Humboldt Park neighborhood this Thursday, the traditional American holiday feast came as a welcome surprise.
CHICAGO, IL