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  • Local families celebrate Hanukkah as a holiday that brings people together

    MORRIS – Hanukkah represents not only religious freedom, but community and connection for the Berman and English families.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Morris candidates contend they properly submitted paperwork

    MORRIS – Two people who want to run for Morris public offices in the April 2015 election who have had their petitions challenged testified Wednesday t ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:52 pm
  • Rollover accident blocks northbound I-55 near Bluff Road

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – A rolled over semitrailer has blocked northbound lanes on Interstate 55 since 5 p.m.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:29 pm
  • Nettle Creek School names students of the month

    MORRIS – As a part of a comprehensive School Improvement Plan, Nettle Creek School recognizes two students each month as the Students of the Month.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:07 pm
  • Channahon Lions offers scholarships

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Lions Club awards $1,000 in scholarships annually to a number of eligible high school seniors.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:07 pm
  • New Community Christian Church fills We Care’s pantry

    MORRIS – Just in time to help fill the Thanksgiving food requests, on Nov. 24, New Community Christian Church donated $750 to help We Care obtain 8,63 ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:07 pm
  • Coal City woman places in bodybuilding competition

    COAL CITY – It wasn’t too long ago that Jeanine Pierard of Coal City was fairly inactive.She had a d ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:54 pm
  • Morris man arrested on charge of aggravated animal cruelty

    MORRIS – A Morris man was arrested Tuesday after police say he shot a neighbor's dog to death. Rob ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:52 pm
  • Legislative Committee introduces change to mileage rules

    MORRIS – Mileage reimbursement for Grundy County board members soon might be limited to only include distances between their home and the administrati ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner offer high praise at Judy Baar Topinka memorial

    COUNTRYSIDE – Illinois leaders – past, present and future – gathered Wednesday morning with one common agenda: honoring the life and service of Rivers ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Morris School District 54 approves levy

    MORRIS – Some property owners living in Morris Elementary School District 54 will pay slightly more in taxes to the district and others slightly less ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:59 pm
  • Prosecutors await additional medical records in I-55 crash case

    JOLIET – Medical records are being turned over in the case of a trucker accused of causing a crash on Interstate 55 that killed five people in July.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • Minooka residents may not see increases in taxes despite levy increase

    MINOOKA – Even with a 7 percent increase in the village's levy over last year, Minooka residents may not see much of an increase, if at all, on the vi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Minooka High School inducts National Honor Society members

    MINOOKA – The National Honor Society at Minooka Community High School welcomed new members at a ceremony held Dec. 10.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:23 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 ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • County employees get full days off for Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

    MORRIS – Earlier this month, county officials decided to give employees a half day off for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Ottawa couple donates mittens to Morris preschool students

    MORRIS – Preschoolers went home with warm hands thanks to Ottawans Judy and Bob Paglis, the parents of Amy Jankowski, a preschool teacher at White Oak ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Desserts and treats made at Three Rivers Library Tween Scene

    CHANNAHON – Inside a Crock-Pot, melted chocolate bubbled, as kids searched out the perfect ingredients to make a sweet holiday treat at Three Rivers P ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Channahon school board and teachers reach agreement

    CHANNAHON – Teachers in Channahon School District 17 have a new five-year contract after the school board approved the deal Monday.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • District 54 creates new position to fill need

    MORRIS - Amy Aldrich, administrative assistant to the Director of Special Populations with Morris Elementary School District 54, will move from a part ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Channahon village board will keep tax rate the same as last year

    CHANNAHON - Presented with two property tax levy choices, the Channahon Village Board Monday chose to keep the village’s tax rate the same as it was l ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Morris council approves enterprise zone

    MORRIS – Almost all eight of the municipalities involved in the proposed new enterprise zone encompassing parts of Grundy and LaSalle counties have ap ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Morris hires new building inspector

    MORRIS – A new building inspector will start for the city of Morris Jan. 1.The Morris City Council M ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • Habitat for Humanity hosts home dedication

    MORRIS – Five-year-old Estefany Gonzalez smiled as she saw her new room painted with light and turquoise blue colors, inspired by her favorite movie “ ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Grundy County Mental Health Court receives funding

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Mental Health Court program is moving forward after receiving a grant from Adult Redeploy Illinois for $51,380
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Electoral Board approves subpoenas

    MORRIS – The Morris Municipal Officers Electoral Board approved numerous witnesses to be subpoenaed for the hearings on objections to two Morris candi ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:10 pm
  • Police asking for public's help in catching vandals

    MORRIS – Morris police are hoping for community help in solving several reports of criminal damage to property that occurred Saturday night or early S ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • Grundy County to prepare for hunt for new administrator

    MORRIS – With a new human resources director set to start Jan. 5, Grundy County’s Personnel Committee is preparing to search for a new county administ ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Crime Stoppers seeks information on Morris vehicle damage

    MORRIS – Grundy County Crime Stoppers seeks information about several incidents of criminal damage to property that occurred recently in Morris.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Morris Building and Loan donates to Quarterback Club

    MORRIS – Morris Building and Loan was proud to present the Morris Redskins football team and the Morris Community High School Quarterback Club with a ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:32 pm
  • LaSalle Station files license renewal application

    WARRENVILLE – Exelon Generation filed a license renewal application Tuesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the LaSalle County Generating S ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:12 pm
  • Morris YMCA starts office hours Tuesday

    MORRIS – Although the building is not quite complete, the Morris YMCA will be open for office hours starting Tuesday.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • REACH students make cookies for housing authority residents

    MINOOKA – Students in the Realizing Educational and Career Hopes program based at Minooka Community High School learn more than reading, writing and a ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Scouts donate to We Care

    MORRIS – Boy Scouts with Boy Scout Troop 476 delivered food to We Care of Grundy County last month.T ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 6:05 pm
  • Senior citizen group asks area to be a Santa for seniors

    MORRIS – Laurie Krischel, client service coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care, will be playing Santa again this year with the help of the community ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 6:04 pm
  • Grundy Personnel Committee picks start date for new human resources director

    MORRIS – The new Grundy County human resources director will start on the job Jan. 5.Personnel Commi ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:17 pm
  • Trucker escapes cab as it hangs over I-55 bridge

    CHANNAHON – A semitrailer driver managed to exit his cab as it hung over the edge of a bridge Friday morning, state police said.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Grundy County has new human resources director

    MORRIS – Deborah Jankiewicz, human resources practitioner for the village of Alsip, has accepted an offer to become the new human resources director f ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Community asked to buy gifts for senior citizens

    MORRIS – This season, many Grundy County seniors who are alone will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior program.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Grow Your Business Day workshop to be heldMORRIS – The United States Postal Service invites small bu ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:11 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 ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Coal City High School musical auditions set for next week

    COAL CITY – Auditions are being held next week for the Coal City High School’s spring musical, “Beauty and the Beast.”
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Morris police warn of home repair scams

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department reminds residents to be cautious and alert for home repair scams and distracted resident burglaries.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Santa coming to Morris Building and Loan

    MORRIS – The Morris Building and Loan will have a visit from Santa Claus from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the office, 211 E. Jefferson St. in Morris. ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Grundy's Tax Committee, GEDC to form subcomittee for solutions to alternative tax revenues

    MORRIS – A new subcommittee might be coming to Grundy County next year to search for alternative revenues to the Machinery and Equipment Tax.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Grundy County families seek fresh trees as part of family traditions

    MORRIS – Christmas is often about tradition, whether it be cutting down the perfect tree or hanging a handmade ornament that brings back memories.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Local fire departments share tree safety tips

    MORRIS – Holiday fires that originate from Christmas trees have become a rare occurrence thanks to education and the improvement of Christmas lights o ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • County has new human resources director

    MORRIS – Deborah Jankiewicz, human resources practitioner for the Village of Alsip, has accepted the offer to become the new human resources director ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Morris man killed in I-55 accident Wednesday

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – Ryan Smith, 19, of Morris was a fun-loving kid who loved diesel pickup trucks, according to Andy Kacena, Grundy Area Vocational C ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • Saratoga character program recognizes students

    MORRIS – Saratoga School in Morris has started a character program. Each month focuses on a new trait the students learn about and try to demonstrate.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:26 pm
  • Correction

    In the article “Technology Committee approves GIS data sharing for nonprofits agreement” that was on page 4 of the Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, edition of t ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • Correction

    In the article “Anonymous donation of gold coins in red kettles continues” that was on page 3 of the Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, edition of the Morris D ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:18 pm
  • R-Place makes top 10 truck stop list in U.S.

    MORRIS – According to over the road truck driver Ronald Dennis Page, it takes work to be a great truck stop.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:11 pm
  • Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies at 70

    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died early Wednesday of complications from a stroke suffered Tuesday, according to spokesman Brad Hahn.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:15 pm
  • Grundy County Board gives official approval for bond refinancing

    MORRIS – With official approval by the full Grundy County Board, the county can pay down some of its debt from bonds issued in 2008.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:25 pm
  • Student arrested after soft lockdown at Wilmington High School

    WILMINGTON – A high school student has been arrested after allegedly writing a threatening message on a bathroom wall.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:20 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 ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Gardner-South Wilmington school district wins battle against village

    GARDNER – With the state Supreme Court’s latest ruling, the court battle between the village of Gardner and Gardner-South Wilmington High School has e ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Board approves official offer to candidate for HR position

    MORRIS – A new face will soon join the Grundy County administration team as its new human resources director.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Anonymous donation of gold coins in red kettles in Grundy County continues

    MORRIS – An anonymous donation of three gold coins to We Care of Grundy County and The Salvation Army has fascinated residents, businesses and organiz ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Morris electoral board hearings continued

    MORRIS – The hearings for arguments on the objections to two Morris candidates running for city offices were continued Tuesday to Dec. 17.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Counterfeit money still being circulated in Morris

    MORRIS – The use of counterfeit money is still being reported in Morris.Police received another repo ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Morris high school approves tax levy

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School board Monday unanimously approved a property tax levy of $6.39 million.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 2:29 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity home dedication Saturday

    MORRIS – The Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity is dedicating its latest house at 930 E. North St. in Morris Saturday.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:51 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 ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Briefs: Madrigal singers perform Thursday

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School Madrigal Singers will present a program of holiday music at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Morris Area Public Librar ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Historical calendar is gift to readers from the newspaper

    MORRIS – There’s a little something extra in today’s edition of the Morris Daily Herald for our subscribers. An effort by our advertising department h ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • First Federal Savings Bank welcomes Lilek

    MORRIS – First Federal Savings Bank would like to announce the addition of Angela Lilek to its lending team.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:03 pm
  • Gagliardo: Community Foundation encourages support, involvement in Senior Network

    MORRIS – I truly love the Christmas season, the lights that ignite wonder in eyes both big and small, the smell of pine and cinnamon, the cookies, and ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:01 pm
  • Committee recommends raising salary for human resources director position

    MORRIS – If a candidate in the running for human resources director for Grundy County accepts the offer for the position, she could make as much as $7 ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:00 pm
  • Angels of Hope vigil allows families to mourn

    COAL CITY – Beneath the cool glow of a full moon, dozens of mourners holding candles and white flowers circled together Saturday night to pay respects ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Regency Care of Morris offers short and long term care

    MORRIS – Regency Care of Morris is Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s most recent Business Spotlight.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Coal City to receive federal funds for sidewalk improvements

    COAL CITY – Safer sidewalks are set to be constructed in Coal City near local schools and the Coal City Public Library District, thanks to federal fun ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Police say investigation continues in Wilmington bicyclist's death

    WILMINGTON TOWNSHIP — Illinois State Police are still investigating the weekend death of a Wilmington man struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Local schools support Morris family following house fire

    MORRIS – Local schools are collecting donations to support a Morris family whose home sustained $60,000 worth of fire damage over the weekend.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:02 pm
  • Operation St. Nick auction raises more than $100,000 again

    MORRIS – Some events that transpire during Operation St. Nick’s annual radio auction are so filled with emotion and the spirit of giving that Shirley ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Kitchen fire at Morris home causes $60,000 in damages

    MORRIS – A fire in the kitchen of a Morris home caused about $60,000 in damages and claimed a family pet.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • Local agents attend Realtors Convention

    MORRIS – Agents from CENTURY 21 Coleman-Hornsby attended the 2014 Realtors Convention.One of the lar ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:58 pm
  • Seneca students receive awards at FFA convention

    LOUISVILLE – Members of the Seneca FFA Chapter were one of  43 teams participating in the National FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Developm ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:58 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 ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:58 pm
  • Morris woman back from studying, teaching in South Africa

    MORRIS – Although Jorie Struck learned the Xhosa language and could communicate fairly well with the mostly English-speaking population of the South A ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:09 pm
  • Veterans service officer discontinues Grundy County visits

    MORRIS – Monthly visits to Grundy County by a state veterans service officer must end until further notice due to a shift in staffing by the Illinois ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:55 pm
  • GAVC, Special Education Co-op to get drawings for life skills house

    MORRIS – Renderings of a life skills house for special education students are set to be presented at Grundy County’s next Law & Justice/Facilities Com ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:55 pm
  • Annual Dwight Festival of Trees set for today, Sunday

    DWIGHT – The annual Dwight Festival of Trees is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Pioneer Gothic Church in Dwight.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:53 pm
  • City clerk's office accepting independent and new party petitions

    MORRIS – The Morris City Clerk's office has given notice that the City Clerk Carol Adair's office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 throug ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • State’s Attorney’s Office begins engineering study for safety improvements

    MORRIS – Constructing a new receptionist window, key card access on doors and leveling a countertop are a few potential ideas for improvements in the ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:54 pm
  • Objections filed against two Morris office candidates

    MORRIS – Two objections have been filed against Republican candidates running for two Morris city offices.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 4:06 pm
  • IHSA questions merits of concussions lawsuit

    NEW LENOX – The Illinois High School Association defended its policies in response to a lawsuit that addresses its monitoring of concussions for footb ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 2:18 pm
  • Quilters donate blankets to Grundy County Health Department

    MORRIS - As winter sets in, there is nothing like a warm blanket wrapped around you to keep you warm.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • ICS students participate in service projects

    MORRIS – Earlier this month, Immaculate Conception School students participated in three service projects.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Grundy County a step closer to gaining new software for transparency

    MORRIS – Software recently approved by Grundy County’s Technology/Elections Committee will help increase transparency for the County Board and clerk’s ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Annual Operation St. Nick radio auction is Sunday in Morris

    MORRIS – With Christmas just around the corner, Operation St. Nick President Joe Schmitz is preparing for the annual radio auction on Sunday.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Coal City school district assisting with help center

    COAL CITY – Superintendent Kent Bugg updated the Coal City Community Unit School District board Wednesday on the progress of the community help center ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • South Wilmington man arrested on battery of a child charges

    SOUTH WILMINGTON – A 24-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on charges involving aggravated battery to a child.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Counterfeit bills passed at Morris businesses

    MORRIS – Reports of counterfeit money use in Morris has the secret service assisting Morris police in an investigation.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • Fast food has its own meaning in Minooka schools

    MINOOKA – When her daughter’s lunch came back from school half eaten, Kristin Rhoads just assumed she wasn’t hungry.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Toys for Joy event starts this weekend

    MAZON - Tina Brookman likes to think about the joy of a child opening gifts on Christmas as she sorts toys to give away to people in need at Toys for ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Hospital dietitian offers dining tips for diabetics

    MORRIS – Focusing on healthy eating during the holiday season can be difficult enough for anyone, but for people with diabetes who are trying to maint ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:38 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 ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Seneca, Minooka high school students attend Kinzinger’s Youth Leadership Summit

    OTTAWA- Congressman Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, hosted his 3rd Annual Youth Leadership Summit in early November at Illinois Valley Community College. ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Morris Hospital support groups available

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital is hosting a Stroke and Aphasia Support Group from 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 16 in Education Rooms 2 and 3 at Morris Hospital, 150 W ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Seneca sophomores chosen for leadership seminar

    SENECA – Holly Ward and Sean Baker, Seneca High School sophomores, have been selected to represent Seneca Township High School at the 2015 HOBY Leader ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Freemasons conduct annual cleanup

    WILMINGTON – Freemasons of Wilmington Lodge #208 participated in its annual highway cleanup on Route 102 in October.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Recent Grundy County felony dispositions announced

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland recently released the following felony dispositions. The State’s Attorney’s Office often reaches ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Recent Grundy County indictments announced

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced the grand jury recently returned the following indictments. The public is advised that ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:21 pm
  • Grundy County's Personnel Committee recommends half-day for employees for Christmas Eve

    MORRIS – A proposed recommendation to give Grundy County employees a half-day off for Christmas Eve raised some questions and concerns from committee ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Morris girl’s Christmas spirit spreads to classmates

    MORRIS – When Emma Johnson went with her mother to Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center to show residents her dog, she became concerned ab ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:19 pm
  • Grundy County shortens committees from 14 to 11

    MORRIS – Decreasing the number of county committees will help save money for Grundy County and also will help committees perform more efficiently and ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • City approves new self-serve ice machine

    MORRIS – Zachary Beatty has plans to bring a new self-serve ice machine to Morris next year and with an unanimous vote Monday of a zoning variance by ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Grundy among counties receiving funds

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn announced last week investments of more than $8.3 million for construction projects in northern Illinois, including in Gr ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Police blotter

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Grundy County museum features doll display

    MORRIS – A special display of dolls collected over the past 20 years by Rosalie Jostes will be on exhibit at the Grundy County Historical Society Muse ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Morris YMCA to hold last informational meeting

    MORRIS – The Morris Community YMCA will host one more Coffee with the YMCA informational meeting Saturday to solicit community input and provide area ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Sheriff’s Office reports successful campaign

    MORRIS –The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office had a successful Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pu ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Another View: After Chuck Hagel's departure, America needs a solid new defense secretary

    Between Thanksgiving and events in Ferguson, Americans might have missed the rhetorical gymnastics on display after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel anno ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Recent felony dispositions announced

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland recently released the following felony dispositions. The State’s Attorney’s Office often reaches ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Grundy Treasurer expands transparency through social media

    MORRIS – Grundy County Treasurer Lori Werden took to social media on her first day in office Monday, inviting the community to “like” her office’s Fac ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Committee recommends candidate for human resources director position

    MORRIS – County Board members have their eyes set on one candidate who possibly could fill the empty human resources director position for Grundy Coun ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Highway department begins second phase for Ridge Road project

    MINOOKA – A county project that will widen Ridge Road and the railroad viaduct over it is now in the engineering and design phase.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Channahon considering loan program for local businesses

    CHANNAHON – Channahon village trustees are looking into setting up a program that would offer low-interest loans to local businesses that want to make ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • City creates new catering liquor license

    MORRIS — The city of Morris has added a new liquor license option that can be utilized by catering companies.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Welter appointed as new Grundy County Board chairman

    MORRIS – Board members applauded Monday night as David Welter walked to his new chair as Grundy County’s new County Board chairman.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Prairie Singers concert series begins today

    DWIGHT – The Prairie Singers have announce its coming Christmas season titled, “Follow the Light.”Th ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • House Walk Tea shows off church’s new design

    MORRIS – The Home for the Holidays House Walk Tea on Saturday in Morris was a time of repose for those who toured the five decorated homes on this yea ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Historical society’s Festival of Trees kicks off holidays

    MORRIS – The Festival of Trees took place in Morris over the weekend, decorating the Grundy County Historical Society from floor to ceiling and kickin ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Annual house walk brings families together

    MORRIS – College student Caitlyn Simpson came home for Thanksgiving, joining her extended family Saturday in the annual Home for the Holidays House Wa ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Living nativity brings story of Jesus' birth to life

    MORRIS - Gabi Born of Morris participates in First Presbyterian Church's Christmas celebration by playing a part in the live nativity scene in front o ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Grundy County officials sworn in to office Monday

    MORRIS – County officials were ready to take their oath of office Monday morning as they sat with friends and family in the upstairs courtroom at the ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:01 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 ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Coal City fire department extinguishes car fire

    GOOSE LAKE – Firefighters on Friday put out a car on fire in the driveway of a home at 6010 E. Peart Road.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • White Oak Elementary School District announces honor roll students

    MORRIS – Shabbona Middle School students have been recognized for their academic accomplishments through the posting of the Honor Roll for the first q ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Ethics commission informs residents of ability to file complaints

    MORRIS – Those with complaints or concerns regarding unethical conduct within Grundy County government have a resource to express their issues to – th ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Coal City On Broadway Dancers show this weekend

    COAL CITY – Charlie Brown, the good-natured leader of the Peanuts gang, has come alive for people in the Coal City area, thanks to dancers and actors ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Families gather for annual lighted holiday parade

    MORRIS – Horse carriage rides, Christmas characters dressed in costume, carolers singing and Santa gliding down Liberty Street in his well-lit sleigh ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Local boys ask for donations to We Care for their birthdays

    MORRIS — When Andrew Danek decided to have a birthday party this year, he wanted to do something for someone else, just as his brother Brady did when ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • Nettle Creek students celebrate Thanksgiving

    MORRIS – Nettle Creek School second grade students dressed as Native Americans to celebrate Thanksgiving at school on Tuesday where they were served a ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Gegenheimer to receive official letter

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Consolidated School District 201 board voted to have a letter drafted to Superintendent Al Gegenheimer responding to allegations ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 8:00 pm
  • Grundy organizations participating in Giving Tuesday

    MORRIS – The Community Foundation of Grundy County has partnered with nonprofit agencies that serve Grundy County for “Giving Tuesday.”
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 7:58 pm
  • Technology Committee approves GIS data sharing for nonprofits agreement

    MORRIS – Local nonprofit organizations are a step closer to being able to use Geographical Information Systems data for free thanks to a proposed shar ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 7:58 pm
  • Community Thanksgiving sees largest crowd yet

    MORRIS – Rich Meyer and Luella Kellogg met in 2006 when they started exercising together. Instead of being alone this Thanksgiving, the two decided to ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • Dryer fire damages half of Braidwood duplex

    BRAIDWOOD – A dryer fire damaged half of a duplex Wednesday in Braidwood.Fire Chief Ken Heberer said ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Morris video store to close after more than 30 years

    MORRIS – In 1982, Julia Drake opened Play It Again Video in Morris, offering video rentals to the town she was born and raised in.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Finance Committee approves amended resolution to refinance bonds

    MORRIS – Grundy County might be able to pay off bonds it issued in 2008 with a one-time payment, thanks to a proposed amendment to a resolution adopte ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Seneca high school alum shares Navy Academy experience

    SENECA – Seneca Township High School's auditorium became a beacon Monday morning to students interested in joining and supporting the United State's A ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Wilmington man arrested on animal cruelty charges

    WILMINGTON - A Wilmington man was arrested Friday on warrant charges of animal cruelty.Wesley Majka, ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • ICC approves Clean Line project

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Commerce Commission has officially approved the Rock Island Clean Line project to be constructed in Illinois.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Nineteenth annual Festival of Trees sure to get you in holiday spirit

    Get in the Christmas holiday spirit by attending the 19th annual Festival of Trees.Hosting the event ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Home for the Holidays Schedule of Events

    FRIDAY • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Festival of Trees, sponsored by Grundy County Historical Society. Grund ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Five featured in Home for the Holidays House Walk

    Five homes will be featured in the 2014 Home for the Holidays House Walk.The event is hosted by the ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Letter from the chairwoman: Thanks to all those who help with Home for the Holidays

    Happy Holidays!“It’s A Wonderful Life” in Downtown Morris! It’s time to begin celebrating the Christ ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm
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