Digital Access

Digital Access
Access 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.

Local pet events: Dec. 17 through Dec. 24

Dec. 17

• Affordable pet vaccines – 5 to
8 p.m., 2 Paws 4 U Pet Bakery, 1736 Essington Road, Suite C, Joliet. No appointment necessary. For information, visit

• 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 session. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. RSVP at 779-206-2132. For information, visit

Dec. 18

• Winter Horse Camp registration deadline – Event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday Jan. 2 through Jan. 4. Nova quarter horses, Mokena. Campers will learn horsemanship skills and get hands-on experience in grooming, bridling, saddling and a riding lesson each day. Students also will participate in a horse show for family and friends on the last day of camp. Students should bring a bag lunch every day. No need to worry about the cold – Nova offers a heated office and observation area, and the arena and barn also are climate controlled. Ages 7 to 18. After Dec. 18 extra fees apply. Register at 708-390-2343 or visit

Dec. 19

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

Dec. 22

• Paws Up 4 Rescue Pet Adoption Event – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pet Supplies Plus, 13501 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 708-990-1441 or visit

Dec. 23

• Bath Fundraiser – 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. For prices and information, visit the rescue on Facebook or visit

Dec. 24

• Critters Classes – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through Jan. 29, Program Center, 10925 La Porte Road, Mokena. Classes taught by Crosstown Exotics. No open toed shoes. Ages 6 to 12. After Dec. 25 extra fees apply. For registration and information, call 708-390-2401 or visit

Loading more