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  • Young woman injured by branch while kayaking

    MORRIS – A young girl kayaking Wednesday on the Mazon River near Stratton Park was taken to Morris Hospital after a large tree branch feel on her, str ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:16 pm
  • Electronic waste recycling event in Coal City Aug. 9

    COAL CITY – On Saturday, Aug. 9, Grundy County will be hosting an E-Waste collection event at the Coal City Village Maintenance Building, 830 N. Broad ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:16 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:16 pm
  • Fossil Ridge Public Library​ announces schedule of events

    BRAIDWOOD – The Fossil Ridge Public Library​ has numerous events schedule for the rest of July and August that are open to the public.
    July 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Weed science program to be held July 30

    UNION HILL – The University of Illinois weed science program will hold a field tour and discussions July 30 at the Palmer Amaranth research site in Un ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Cloonen rejects house pay raise

    BRADLEY – State Rep. Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee, is leading by example through her decision to reject a court ordered pay increase and donate a portion ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • College briefs

    Area students graduate from Parkland CollegeParkland College is proud to announce its list of gradua ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:14 pm
  • Golf outing raises money for center of independent living

    MAZON – The Mazon State Bank held its 21st annual Golf Outing last month at the Dwight Country Club where funds were raised for local nonprofit organi ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:12 pm
  • Down well does not affect water availability

    MINOOKA – Even though Minooka is down one water well right now, officials believe it will not affect the community in any way.
    July 23, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Kind gesture in Morris

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    July 23, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Third Will County judge appointed to Monson case

    MORRIS – Conflicts of interest caused recusals of two Will County judges in the latest lawsuit brought by former VAC Superintendent Elton Monson, but ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Morris man arrested on aggravated criminal sexual abuse charge

    MORRIS – A 25-year-old Morris man was arrested Tuesday on a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse to a child after a quick and efficient investig ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • City of Morris will pursue condemnation for West Ave. easement

    MORRIS – The city of Morris and a landowner on West Avenue are headed to court over a water and sewer easement.
    July 23, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Small Town Theatrics presents ‘Rent’ this weekend

    COAL CITY – Theater-goers will be transported back to the 1980s in New York City’s East Village as actors portray a group of poor young artists strugg ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • 4-H club cake decorating class popular with the public

    MORRIS – The aroma in the room was unmistakable – cake and frosting – as the University of Illinois Extension in Morris hosted a cake decorating works ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • JJC Foundation wants changes in operating agreement with college

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College Foundation wants to change its operating agreement with the college after administrative action taken against the f ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • District 54 board member regrets vote on raises

    MORRIS – District 54 board member Bonnie Cap read a message to the school board Monday night stating she regrets her vote last month to approve the ad ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Channahon loses more administrative staff

    CHANNAHON – Trustees in Channahon will begin yet another search for a finance director – the second in as many months – as recently hired Erik Bush re ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Accident victims live on in loved ones

    MORRIS – Just beyond the Morris city limits, in a roadside ditch along Route 6, a copy of National Geographic was propped Tuesday against a small whit ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:21 pm
  • Two area mothers among those who died in I-55 crash

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – Two area mothers – one from Channahon, the other from Coal City – were among the five who died in a pair of fatal crashes Monday ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Driver and passenger injured in Morris accident still being treated

    MORRIS — The driver and front-seat passenger involved in Sunday's crash on Route 6 are fighting for their lives after leaving the accident in critical ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Bond for truck driver in fatal crash set at $1 million

    JOLIET – A $1 million bond was set Tuesday for the semitrailer driver who crashed into stopped vehicles in a Interstate 55 construction zone killing ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Kinzinger to hold traveling office hours

    The office of U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, will hold traveling office hours this month throughout the 16th Congressional District, which inc ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Retiring nurse honored by Morris hospital

    MORRIS – For 38 years, Sydney Ferris of Ottawa has been making a difference in the lives of countless individuals in the community, first as a bedside ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Morris Hospital Auxiliary hosts first Wild West Fest

    CHANNAHON – The idea was to add a third fundraising event – one that is different than the others Morris Hospital Auxiliary features every year.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Braidwood station doing security training

    BRAIDWOOD – Exelon Generation’s Braidwood Station’s Security Team will be conducting training exercises this week and next.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Morris police investigating a burglary, attempted robbery

    MORRIS – Authorities are investigating the burglary of one local business and the attempted robbery of another in Morris last week, but officials beli ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Council approves new garbage contract with Republic

    MORRIS – Morris residents will pay slightly more for garbage fees once the city’s Environtech Landfill closes.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Memorial ride for fallen officers stopped in Morris

    MORRIS – Ten years ago, when Joliet Police Department bicycle officer Jonathan Walsh was killed in the line of duty, a bike ride seemed a fitting trib ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Five dead in I-55 construction zone crashes

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – Five people are dead after two separate collisions Monday involving semitrailers in the Interstate 55 construction zone at the De ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Four reported dead in I-55 crash

    ELWOOD – Police on the scene say four people are dead after an accident involving one semitrailer and three cars on Interstate 55 near Arsenal Road.
    July 22, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Four reported dead in I-55 crash

    ELWOOD – Police on the scene say four people are dead after an accident involving one semitrailer and three cars on Interstate 55 near Arsenal Road.
    July 21, 2014 - 4:17 pm
  • Second passenger in accident near Morris dies at hospital

    MORRIS — A second passenger involved in Sunday night's one-vehicle accident on Route 6 near Gun Club Road has died this afternoon.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Channahon man killed in Sunday crash identified

    MORRIS — Authorities have identified James M. Harris III, 22, of Channahon as the passenger killed during Sunday night's one-vehicle accident on Route ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • One killed in late-night accident

    MORRIS – A crash late Sunday night left a 22-year-old man dead after he and two others were ejected from the vehicle.
    July 21, 2014 - 7:23 am
  • College Briefs

    Local student honoredat Lincoln CollegeLincoln College is recognizing dozens of students for their d ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • We Care receives donation of watermelons

    MORRIS – On July 10, We Care of Grundy County received a call from trucker William Brown who had a load of watermelons to donate.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Minooka High School principal resigns from district; interim superintendent hired

    MINOOKA – Darci Kubinski submitted her resignation Thursday as principal to the Minooka Community High School Board, which approved the request after ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Morris High School band director will resign

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School Band Director Don Stinson announced Friday that he intends to resign from his position at Morris Community High ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Morris man coached thousands of kids on and off the field

    MORRIS – During the graveside services for Charles “Chuck” Farinella of Morris, eight of Chuck’s “sons” each talked about how much Chuck meant to them ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Channahon teen returns from year abroad in Italy

    CHANNAHON – Anthony Devier felt like he hadn’t left home when he returned July 6 after a year spent studying in Italy on the island of Sicily.
    July 21, 2014 - 7:23 am
  • The Chauffeurs deliver the tunes

    MORRIS – The Chauffeurs took Morris music lovers on a journey back to the authentic sounds of 1950s, ’60s and ’70s on Thursday night.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Operation St. Nick’s Christmas in July set

    MORRIS – When Lois Darlington was approached in 2011 by Morris resident Owen Stuckey about hosting a fundraiser for Operation St. Nick, she was on boa ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Public pushes Grundy to wait for ICC decision

    MORRIS – It may be a while before the Grundy County Board reaches a decision regarding the Rock Island Clean Line converter station project.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Grundy County Workforce Services internship program helps transitional youth

    MORRIS – The job market is not always kind to youth looking for employment. Nearly 3 million youth a ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • Minooka day care closes doors

    MINOOKA – Minooka resident Gerald White got a big surprise Tuesday when he went to drop off his son at Royal Child Care and Learning Center – the door ...
    July 19, 2014 - 6:01 pm
  • Minooka stabbing suspect arrested

    CHICAGO – A Joliet man wanted for stabbing a fellow employee at a Minooka warehouse was arrested by Chicago police Thursday night.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Police looking for suspect who attempted to rob Morris Citgo

    MORRIS – Police are working to obtain security surveillance to try and identify the suspected who entered the Morris Citgo on Thursday night wearing a ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Minooka High School principal resigns from district; interim superintendent hired

    MINOOKA – Darci Kubinski submitted her resignation Thursday as principal to the Minooka Community High School Board, which approved the request after ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Anthony announces traveling office hours

    MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, has announced upcoming traveling office hours to serve residents of Kendall, Grundy, LaSalle and Will ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Junk in the trunk to be held this Sunday

    The Junk in the Trunk will be every third Sunday through October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The next  monthly event will be on July 20 and proceeds this m ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • VA Mobile Medical Unit coming to Gardner

    GARDNER – The Edward Hines VA Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) will be in Gardner from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Local Grand Jury indictments announced

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland, announced on July 16 the grand jury returned the following indictments. The public is advised t ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Midewin programs to be held in Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – Learn about Midewin’s past, present and future as we explore, on foot and via car caravan, restored wetlands and prairie and observe rare ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Human Resources Association to meet

    JOLIET – The Grundy Will Human Resources Association will meet Wednesday to discuss "Emotionally Intelligent Leaders.”
    July 17, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Police: Channahon man arrested with marijuana and money

    JOLIET – Police said they found a Channahon man with more than $2,500 worth of marijuana Wednesday.W ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Morris High School shuffles leadership roles

    MORRIS – Athletic leadership responsibilities are set to change this school year at Morris Community High School District 101 as Jeff Johnson, assista ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Marseilles Fun Days Benefit Auction to be held

    MARSEILLES – The first ever Marseilles Fun Days Benefit Auction will be Saturday.The auction is pres ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Morris High School updates strategic plan

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School District 101 has updated its strategic goals and objectives for 2014 to 2016.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Man who shot himself has connection to homicide

    DWIGHT – A former Morris resident who took his own life while fleeing police was a previous acquaintance of Dwight murder victim Kelli Denker, police ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Sheriff’s Explorers program achieves success

    MORRIS – As a 15-year-old, Trent Sula knows how to write police reports, break down a door, fire a gun and conduct a death investigation – all skills ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Joliet Slammers to host ‘Seneca Night’

    SENECA – The Seneca Park Board and the Joliet Slammers have teamed up with local organizations to host “Seneca Night” at Silver Cross Field in Joliet ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • LyondellBasell United Way campaign a success

    MORRIS – LyondellBasell and its employees from the Morris Complex raised more than $93,000 for the United Way organizations of Grundy County, Eastern ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Area college briefs

    Morris native graduates from Drake UniversityMORRIS – Kaitlin McArdle of Morris recently graduated f ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Concert will be held tonight in Morris

    MORRIS – The city of Morris has scheduled two upcoming Concert on the Courthouse Lawn events – one is tonight.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Awareness being raised to prevent elder abuse

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has proclaimed July as Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is raising ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Kay Olson sponsors mobile food pantry

    MAZON – About 160 area families took part in the We Care of Grundy County mobile food pantry sponsored by Kay Olson on July 9 at the Mazon City Park.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Christian artist to perform in Minooka

    MINOOKA – On July 25, at contemporary Christian artist Carisa Jurgens Turner’s pre-release Extended Play party at Minooka Bible Church, patrons will h ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Public meeting to be held on Clean Line project

    MORRIS – A public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Grundy County Administration Building regarding the Rock Island Clean Line project.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Grundy looking to rewrite siren policy

    MORRIS – Confusion and complaints from local residents regarding the lack of severe-weather sirens during the June 30 storms could prompt changes to t ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Morris Area Toastmasters elect new officers

    MORRIS – The Morris Area Toastmasters recently elected Frank Hankins as President for the 2014-15 term.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Board raises environmental health fees

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Environmental Health Division will be the next department to raise user fees as a result of a recent cost-analysis study.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Morris student excels at SkillsUSA nationals

    MORRIS – A Morris Community High School student will return to class in the fall with the story of a silver medal he earned at the SkillsUSA National ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Local kids take to fields for summer work

    MORRIS – School is out for summer, but Plainfield fifth-grade teacher David Campbell is still teaching kids in the Morris area about agriculture as he ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Neighborhood briefs

    Treasurer Miller distributes more than $51 millionMORRIS – Marcy Miller, Grundy County Treasurer, an ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Anthony tours Springfield concealed carry unit

    SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, toured the Illinois State Police Concealed Carry Unit in Springfield recently and met with offici ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Morris school board talks Clean Line project

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School District 101 Board and administration renewed discussion Monday on what it would mean to the district if Roc ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Objections to concealed carry applicants now explained to applicants

    SPRINGFIELD – Emergency amendments, including a review of objections to concealed carry applicants, to the Firearm Concealed Carry Act were filed July ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Appellate court denies rehearing Gardner TIF case

    GARDNER – The village of Gardner’s attempt to have the state appellate court rehear its case with Gardner-South Wilmington High School regarding TIF d ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Families of three generations volunteer at Price-less Day

    MORRIS – Dozens of volunteers help annually during First Christian Church’s Price-less Day, including up to three generations of some area families.
    July 15, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Coal City police to undergo random drug testing

    COAL CITY – Police officers in Coal City will submit to random drug and alcohol testing while on the job, and face repercussions if they test positive ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Morris father and son to ride across Iowa

    MORRIS – Shawn Hornsby and his son Seth have found a way to bond this summer, as they ride their bicycles for miles each morning preparing for their r ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Mike Wright celebrates anniversary as Morris Edward Jones financial adviser

    MORRIS – Mike Wright, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Morris, still remembers the day he decided to join the financial services firm. That was 20 ...
    July 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • H&R Block opens enrollment for Income Tax Course

    Joliet – There were more than 1,300 federal and state tax code changes in the past year alone. For those who want to know how these changes impact the ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Cake decorating to be held Friday

    MORRIS – From 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, the University of Illinois Extension, Grundy Unit will hold a cake decorating class at 4004 N. Division St., Morr ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Grundy County Board of Health will meet

    MORRIS – There will be a meeting of the Grundy County Board of Health at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The m ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • U of I Extension Grundy County hosting Mystery Camp

    MORRIS – The University of Illinois Extension, Grundy Office, will host a Mystery Camp from 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 6, at the Grundy County Fairgrounds, 8 ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • New date for Free Swim Day at Morris Pool

    MORRIS – Due to the rain on July 12, the Morris Lions Club has rescheduled the Free Day at the Morris Pool to Saturday. All Morris residents are invit ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Offering a helping hand

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    July 14, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Weather doesn’t stop French market shoppers

    MORRIS – Rain did not dampen the spirits of those attending the 3 French Hens French Country Market luncheon Saturday.
    July 14, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Coal City School District budget may be cut by $400,000

    COAL CITY – The preliminary budget for next year for Coal City School District reflects about $400,000 in reductions as the district works to trim $1 ...
    July 14, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Morris High School gets new transportation van

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School has bought a 2014 multiple passenger activity bus as part of its planned transportation purchases, at a cost of ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • County negotiates lower insurance costs with help of new broker

    MORRIS – Under its new insurance broker, Grundy County has negotiated a savings of about $13,000 in employee insurance costs after much negotiating wi ...
    July 14, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Threat of rain makes for smaller Cruise Night crowd

    MORRIS – In 1985, William Biros of Mazon traded a wagonload of oats for a rusty 1947 GMC pickup truck, which he spent the next 14 years restoring.
    July 15, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Man who drowned in river near Wilmington identified as being from Melrose Park

    WILMINGTON – The fisherman who drowned Friday after being swept into the Kankakee River has been identified.
    July 14, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Channahon police no longer investigating reports of jumper

    CHANNAHON – Reports that a man may have jumped off the Route 6 bridge into the DuPage River appear to be unfounded, according to local authorities.
    July 14, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Police still looking for suspect in Minooka stabbing

    MINOOKA – Police are still looking for a Joliet man they say stabbed a fellow employee on Friday at the World Class Distribution Inc. warehouse in Min ...
    July 14, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Drowning victim found in Kankakee River near Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – The body of the man who drowned in the Kankakee River was recovered Sunday evening. Dep ...
    July 14, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Police: Reports man jumped off bridge unfounded

    CHANNAHON – Reports that a man may have jumped off the U.S. Route 6 bridge into the DuPage River appear to be unfounded, according to local authoritie ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Fisher presumed drowned in Kankakee River

    WILMINGTON – A man is presumed drowned after currents pulled him under the Kankakee River Friday night.
    July 14, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Joliet Man Wanted in Warehouse Stabbing

    MINOOKA - Police are looking for a Joliet man they say stabbed a co-worker Friday at a warehouse. An ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Crimestoppers seeks info on property damage

    SOUTH WILMINGTON – Crimestoppers of Grundy County is seeking information about criminal defacement of property that occurred at Berkots Food in South ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Shabbona Middle School fourth quarter honor roll announced

    MORRIS – Shabbona Middle School has released the names of students who made the fourth quarter honor roll this school year.
    July 17, 2014 - 5:48 pm
  • Area school briefs

    Grundy County scholarship awardedMORRIS – The recipients of the Grundy County Law Enforcement Manage ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • ‘The Game’s Afoot’ to be at Drury Lane Theater

    OAKBROOK – The Morris Area Public Library will take a bus trip to Drury Lane Theater in Oakbrook on Sept. 4 to see “The Game’s Afoot.”
    July 11, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • New alderman takes oath in Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – Steve Evans was sworn in this week as the city of Wilmington’s new 4th Ward alderman.Ev ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Morris Area Toastmasters plan meeting for July 22

    MORRIS – Would you like to become a more dynamic leader? Have you ever wanted to speak with confidence anytime, anyplace, anywhere? Toastmasters will ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Morris Hospital announces next blood drive

    Big Band Concert planned in Coal CityCOAL CITY – A Big Band Concert featuring Del Bergeson Orchestra ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Big Band Concert to be held

    COAL CITY – A Big Band Concert featuring Del Bergeson Orchestra and the Legacy Girls will be July 19.
    July 11, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • We Care’s Stuff the Van at Wal-Mart today

    MORRIS – Stuff the Van is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Morris Wal-Mart.We Care of Grundy Count ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Military Briefs

    MORRIS – Air Force Airman Joshua W. Schmitt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    July 11, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Gigi’s wins Liberty Days window contest

    MORRIS – One local business is still celebrating Liberty Days.Heidi Kindelspire of Gigi’s in downtow ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Grundy sergeants will receive raise through new contract

    MORRIS – After 18 months of negotiations, sergeants at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department have ratified their first-ever union contract.
    July 11, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • State licensing fee gains support from two area hospitals

    MORRIS – A new annual licensing fee to fund a system for reporting medical errors received support from hospitals in Morris and Joliet.
    July 11, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Charges filed in 2013 Morris mink farm incident

    CHICAGO – Two California men were indicted on federal charges related to an August 2013 incident where about 2,000 minks were released from a Morris f ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Amazing Race’ 4-H activity teaches kids reasoning, cooperation

    MORRIS – The Homes Cool Kids 4-H group decided to challenge its collective brains Friday as members used the lessons learned from the GPS segment of c ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Coal City Clothes Closet will close its doors Oct. 1

    COAL CITY – The Coal City Clothes Closet will be closing its doors Oct. 1, according to Cathy Milne, who along with her husband, Gordon, started the f ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Police searching for person of interest in stabbing in Minooka

    MINOOKA – Police continued to search late Friday for a person of interest in the stabbing that took place earlier in the day inside World Class Distri ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Alternative applications to Concealed Carry License available

    SPRINGFIELD – An alternative application option to apply for a Concealed Carry License is available for those individuals without computer access, acc ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Coal City school district setting new goals

    COAL CITY – Superintendent Kent Bugg and the Coal City school board have set a goal to develop a new strategic plan and timeline.
    July 10, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • 3 French Hens market featured in magazine

    MORRIS – The 3 French Hens French Country Market was recently picked as “a Midwestern must stop” by Vintage Style magazine.
    July 10, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Army medic becomes civil servant

    MORRIS – When it comes to her desire to help people in need, Carissa Smith, 25, is a ball of fire. O ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Minooka student’s designs taking her to higher levels

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School student Claire Dobry is spending her summer at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she is getting a h ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • County voices support for nuclear planning bill

    MORRIS – An Illinois Senate bill is receiving official support from the Grundy County Emergency Management Agency.
    July 10, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Driver loses control on Pioneer Road

    MORRIS – A vehicle heading northbound on Pioneer Road lost control, rolled into a ditch and took out a power line Wednesday afternoon.
    July 9, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Morris Cruise Night to be held Saturday

    MORRIS – The second Morris Cruise Night of the season will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in downtown Morris on Liberty Street. Any Classic car own ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • I&M Gymnastics Circus to be held Sunday

    CHANNAHON – The grand reopening of Circus Spectacular will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Performances start at 2:30 p.m and include professional perform ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Morris to purchase back-up generators

    MORRIS – The next time the entire city of Morris loses power, Mayor Richard Kopczick wants to be prepared.
    July 9, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • YMCA fishing camp most popular this season

    MORRIS – Getting kids hooked on fishing and the outdoors is the goal of Steve Rogers, program instructor for the YMCA fishing camp in Morris.
    July 9, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Farmers object wind energy project to County Board

    MORRIS – Vocal, vehement opposition from local farmers and landowners has put a $300 million Grundy County project on hold.
    July 10, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Missing man with Alzheimer’s found OK

    MORRIS – Some residents who live near Old Pine Bluff Road received a reverse 911 call Tuesday regarding a missing elderly man who was safely found a s ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Grundy County dancers succeed at competition

    MORRIS – Disney World might be called the happiest place on Earth, but for a group of local dancers it took a lot of hard work and dedication to get t ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:23 pm
  • Spirit Cheerleading opens Morris location

    MORRIS – Spirit Cheerleading has opened a new Morris location.Spirit Cheerleading offers all star ch ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Route 47 shut down Monday evening because of accident

    MORRIS – A 92-year-old Dwight woman was driving south on Route 47 on Monday afternoon when she crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a semitrailer.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Minooka District 201 hires new principal

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 boardduring a special meeting Monda ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Illinois will have new boating laws

    MORRIS – Gov. Pat Quinn signed three laws over the Fourth of July weekend aimed at increasing boater safety. He timed it for when many were spending t ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Money for road, bridge work at Route 6, I-55 will be appropriated

    CHANNAHON – State Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, shared some good news Monday evening with the Channahon Village Board.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Kennedy named Grundy County tax assessor

    MORRIS – Stephanie Kennedy has replaced Dave Henderson as the Grundy County tax assessor.The Grundy ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • County Board discusses former board member’s residency issue

    MORRIS – Former Grundy County Board member Teryl Lundeen was a Will County resident during part of her term, but was still legally allowed to serve th ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Local farms booming from agri-tourism

    MINOOKA – Surely, when Minooka homesteader Abel Heap founded the family farm 148 years ago, he did not envision haunted corn mazes, hay-rack rides and ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Morris man with Alzheimer's found OK after almost four hours missing

    MORRIS - An 87-year-old man with Alzheimer's who was reported missing Tuesday afternoon has been found and is being treated at Morris Hospital.
    July 8, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Man pleads guilty to murder of still-missing boy

    WAUKEGAN (AP) — A northern Illinois man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in last year's slaying of his girlfriend's 5-month-old son. The boy ...
    July 8, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • Business briefs

    Family nurse practitioner joins Ottawa staffOTTAWA – The Ottawa Regional Medical Center, a part of O ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Hometown Battery energizing the Morris community

    MORRIS – Hometown Battery is the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s most recent Business Spotlight.
    July 7, 2014 - 9:17 pm
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