Here’s Your Excuse to Visit Joliet
Sep06

Here’s Your Excuse to Visit Joliet

The coolest piece of architecture in Joliet is no longer the old Correctional Center.  It’s the new courthouse.  The West Loop’s Wight and Company has been given a big fat architecture award for the Will County Courthouse Specifically, it’s a citation from the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Justice.  That’s the AIAAAJ for short.  Its friends call it “Buddy.”...

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Neighbor News: Will County to get Wight & Co. Designed Justice Center
Aug12

Neighbor News: Will County to get Wight & Co. Designed Justice Center

The long-awaited new Will County Justice Center is getting closer to becoming a reality, and we’re learning more about it from the company responsible for the design. Wight & Company is the architecture firm hired to design the 11-story building which will include courtrooms, offices, a law library, and a good chunk of raw space for later use. The new building will replace the dead First Midwest Bank building at the corner of...

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A Look Inside Chicago’s First Theater and More

In case you missed Geoffrey Baer’s latest piece exploring Chicagoland on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, on Tuesday he took a tour of some of the city’s most important theaters, including the first one, and one that still plays silent films with a live organist. The video below runs ten minutes, but is thoroughly...

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