Rialto Gets 5 million state grant


Rialto getting $5 million state grant 

State Rep. Walsh will announce details of the grant on Friday 

By Bob Okon 


The Rialto Square Theatre is located in downtown Joliet. (Gary Middendorf - gmiddendorf@shawmedia.com/Gary Middendorf) 

 March 16, 2022 at 4:13 pm CDT 

State Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood, will announce details of a $5 million state grant for the Rialto Square Theatre on Friday. 

The funding marks the second major grant in two years for the Joliet theater, which received a $1.4 million federal grant in 2021. 

“The Rialto Square Theatre is a cultural center in greater Will County, as well as an important historic building,” Walsh said in a written statement announcing a Friday news conference about the grant. “I recognize the theater’s continued success is essential to the area for cultural and entertainment programming for our 86th District, as well as for jobs and the vitality of downtown Joliet