The American Italian Cultural Society is party central this weekend for Joliet resident Ted Micci as he celebrates his 100th birthday in style. Micci is an Italian immigrant, a World War II hero who flew 25 B-17 missions over Germany and the owner of Joliet's De Franco Electric from 1950 until 1988. More than 60 people attended Friday night's party...

A number of popular Joliet outdoor festivals aren't taking place this summer because of uncertainties amid the coronavirus and social distancing. The Joliet Park District canceled June's Taste of Joliet for the second straight year. St. Joseph's Catholic Parish canceled all of its weekend festivals at St. Joe's Park for this entire summer. And l...

This week marks the most activity inside the American Italian Cultural Society in months. On Wednesday and Thursday, the volunteers at 1918 Donmaur Drive in Crest Hill will be hosting their spaghetti dinner. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all meals will be carryout. Nobody will be allowed to eat inside the hall. People can visit the club to o...