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  • Costume contest, trunk or treating attracts residents

    MORRIS – Characters such as Harry Potter, Transformers’ Optimus Prime and Megatron, Batwoman and others gathered Thursday afternoon in front of Grundy ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Klukas first Grundy assistant state’s attorney to receive award

    MORRIS – Kyle Klukas of the Grundy County State’s Attorney’s Office was named an outstanding assistant state’s attorney by the Alliance Against Intoxi ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Chamber lunch will discuss Arroyo Trails

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Minooka Chamber’s Lunch and Learn will focus on “reintroducing children and families to nature,” on Thursday.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Nicor Gas offers safety tips for winter

    As temperatures begin to dip below freezing, Nicor Gas offers safety tips for this winter season.Sno ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Meet the Democratic candidates for District 3 County Board

    Editor’s Note – Below are candidate profiles for those running in the Nov. 4 election in the race for District 3 for the Grundy County Board. Saturday ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Meet the Republican candidates for District 3 County Board

    Editor’s Note – Below are candidate profiles for those running in the Nov. 4 election in the race for District 3 for the Grundy County Board. Saturday ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Halloween fun for decorating and trick-or-treating

    MORRIS – Halloween decorations don’t have to be gory, just a little scary, creepy or eerie to be effective, according to two Morris residents who enjo ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Local church a step closer to moving into new building

    MORRIS – A new sanctuary, handicap bathrooms, a kitchen and offices are just a few of the additions Friends in Christ Lutheran Church will gain if it ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Ebola discussed at local town hall

    CHANNAHON — Chances are if you are experiencing fever, muscle pain, vomiting or diarrhea you have influenza — not Ebola.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:33 pm
  • Non-union county workers might get raise

    MORRIS – Non-union workers for Grundy County are a step closer to receiving a 2 percent raise.The Gr ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Postal carrier killed in crash in Channahon Township

    CHANNON TOWNSHIP – A U.S. post driver was killed Thursday in a crash that occurred on Youngs Road in Channahon Township.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Golf outing successful for Special Connections

    MORRIS – Special Connections of Grundy County hosted its fourth annual golf outing Sept. 6 at Nettle Creek Country Club in Morris, and the community c ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Meet the Grundy County Board District 1 Republican candidates

    Editor’s Note – Below are candidate profiles for those running in the Nov. 4 election in the race for District 1 for the Grundy County Board. Friday a ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Seneca Grade School students visit Vulcan Materials Lisbon Quarry

    SENECA – Can you imagine standing next to a tire that costs $22,000? Seneca Grade School students did just that.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Meet the Grundy County Board District 1 Democrat candidates

    Editor’s Note – Below are candidate profiles for those running in the Nov. 4 election in the race for District 1 for the Grundy County Board. Friday a ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • ‘Meet the Candidates’ highlights options for voters

    MORRIS – Local residents got to hear during a Meet the Candidates Night held Tuesday about future plans of local candidates who hope to be elected int ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Teal pumpkins signify a fun Halloween for all

    MORRIS – Sarah Nelson just wants her 2-year-old son Oliver to enjoy trick-or-treating like all the other children.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Dwight closes double homicide case

    DWIGHT — Authorities have closed the investigation into the slaying earlier this year of two women inside their home.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • Grundy EMA donation causes board discord

    MINOOKA – A $6,600 donation to Grundy County Emergency Management Agency created discord among Minooka trustees at the monthly village board meeting T ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • MVK Middle School releases honor rolls

    MAZON – At the end of each quarter, the academic accomplishments of Mazon-Verona-Kisman Middle School students are recognized through the posting of t ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Briefs

    Seniors Thanksgiving Lunch to be heldMORRIS – The Immaculate Conception School Student Council will ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Morris Hospital announces diabetes screenings in November

    MORRIS – In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers will offer free diabetes screenings during November at loc ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Grundy County sets annual mitigation plan meeting

    MORRIS – Grundy County will undertake the annual Hazard Mitigation Plan Monitoring Meeting on Thursday.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Briefs

    Minooka Choir Boostersto host craft fair Nov. 8CHANNAHON – The Minooka Community High School Choir B ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • University of Illinois Extension honors gardeners

    YORKVILLE – University of Illinois Extension of Kendall County celebrated its Master Gardeners with an awards night Oct. 14 in Yorkville. The voluntee ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • OSF Saint Elizabeth to host blood drive

    OTTAWA – OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center will host a blood drive Nov. 5.“Blood is a perishable pr ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Nixon facing Cloonen in election for second time

    BOURBONNAIS – Glenn Nixon, R-Bourbonnais, may have lost the election for state representative of the 79th District against Kate Cloonen in 2012, but j ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Incumbent Cloonen looking to retain seat

    KANKAKEE – Democrat incumbent state Rep. Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee, was elected to the new 79th District in 2012, and is knocking on doors to talk to t ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Student briefs

    Morris student receives Central College scholarshipMORRIS – Salvador Villanueva, a graduate of Morri ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Channahon school board sets criteria for new superintendent

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon District 17 school board is now clear on what it wants from a new superintendent.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • County Farm Bureau holds Meet the Candidates Night

    MORRIS – Grundy County voters who still are making up their minds about who they will vote for Nov. 4 had a chance to hear the candidates Tuesday nigh ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Land Use Director keeps job

    MORRIS – On Tuesday the Land Use Department functioned as usual without the concern of losing its director.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 5:46 pm
  • Minooka holds bonfire at Lakewood Ball Park

    MINOOKA – Minooka residents gathered Saturday to visit around a blazing fire.The Community Bonfire a ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Grundy County human resources director resigns

    GRUNDY COUNTY – Debra Johnson, human resources director for Grundy County, resigned from her job during a closed discussion at Monday night's county b ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Grundy County briefs

    SENECA – Grundy County is hosting a residential E-Waste collection Nov. 15 in Seneca.The event will ...
    Oct. 27, 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 ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Roth running for Grundy County Clerk to 'make a difference'

    MORRIS – Mary Michael Roth believes her years of experience in customer service, human resources and running the day-to-day operations of her family’s ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Kay Olson believes next county clerk should come from within office

    MORRIS – Kay Olson, chief deputy clerk, has worked for the county clerk’s office for 11 years and believes the experience she’s gained on the job make ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:25 am
  • Grundy County Board does not terminate land use director

    MORRIS – The county will be on the hunt for a new county administrator, but Heidi Miller will continue on as its Land Use director.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Week 5 of winning Corn Fest buttons

    MORRIS – The fifth week of winning button numbers are as follows:1st – 10226 – $500 Grundy County Ch ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Illinois State Police District 17 plan to increase ACE patrols in November

    LASALLE – Illinois State Police District 17 will conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrols in LaSalle County during the month of Novemb ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Special Connections of Grundy County celebrates Halloween with annual dance party

    MORRIS – Even the goblins were smiling Saturday night at the Special Connections of Grundy County’s fifth annual Halloween dance and costume contest.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Nazi Holocaust camps brought to life at Morris high school

    MORRIS – Steen Metz was only 8 years old when his family was arrested and taken to Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Sheriff encourages safety on Halloween, shares local trick or treat hours

    The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department urges everyone to keep safety in mind as they celebrate Halloween.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Senator Sue Rezin receives Illinois Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award

    SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Bureau, Marshall Putnam, and Will County Farm Bureaus presented State Senator Sue Rezin, R-Morris, with the Illinois Farm ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Minooka Community High School senior named Rotary Club Student of the Month

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School senior Kody Block, son of Thomas Block and Cynthia Allensworth of Minooka, has been named the Channahon-Minook ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • LyondellBasell fills We Care’s Pantry

    MORRIS – LyondellBasell employees donated $750 to help We Care obtain 6,674 pounds of food from Northern Illinois Food Bank and provided volunteers to ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Mazon haunted house reaches 15 years of scaring visitors

    MAZON – Beheaded dolls, demented clowns, a wall covered in cockroaches falling toward you – whatever your biggest fear is, there is a chance it can be ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Briley says he wants to bring change to sheriff’s office

    MORRIS – With 33 years of criminal justice experience, Ken Briley seeks to be a force of change within the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Parks committee approves backstop for Deer Ridge Park

    MORRIS – A plan to purchase a backstop for Deer Ridge Park unanimously was approved Friday by the Morris Parks & Annexation Committee.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Sheriff Callahan believes he’s most qualified for job

    MORRIS – A 31-year veteran of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, Kevin Callahan proudly touts his life-long experience in law enforcement.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Morris High School honor rolls release

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School has released its first quarter high honor and regular honor roll students.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Grundy County Retired Teachers Association sets meeting MORRIS – The Grundy County Retired Teachers ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Bridge closed in Goose Lake

    GOOSE LAKE – The North Prairie Road Bridge over a lake channel in Goose Lake is closed.The bridge is ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Students learn about experiments at Morris science fair

    Nettle Creek School hosted an eighth-grade science fair Wednesday. Participants showed their experiments to younger students during the fair.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Morris candidate prepares for Nov. 4 election for county treasurer

    MORRIS – Lori Werden has gone door-to-door since March telling Grundy County residents about her campaign for treasurer for the Nov. 4 election.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Incumbent prepares for Nov. 4 election for county treasurer

    MORRIS – Enhancing the payroll and budget system for Grundy County departments is one of the improvements Marcy Miller plans if she is re-elected in t ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Local support group available to help families of addicts

    MINOOKA – When Crystal Nero’s son, Kyle, started experimenting with marijuana at age 14 people told her not to worry, it’s just what teenagers do.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Coal City heroin addict shares recovery story to spread hope

    COAL CITY – One day at a time is how Michael Milne of Coal City is facing life.At 14, Michael starte ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:03 pm
  • Work begins on Minooka hotel

    MINOOKA – Groundbreaking for a new Hampton Inn & Suites in Minooka on Thursday morning was touted by local officials as a sign of economic growth in t ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:17 pm
  • Morris Hospital sponsors mobile pantry in Gardner

    GARDNER – About 160 area families took part in the We Care of Grundy County mobile food pantry sponsored by Morris Hospital that took place at the Gar ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Morris Lions Club Costume Contest to be Thursday

    MORRIS – It’s that time of year again for kids in cute costumes to enter the Morris Lions Club Halloween Costume Contest.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:18 pm
  • Braidwood man arrested in Morris, charged with heroin possession

    MORRIS – A Braidwood man was arrested in Morris on Wednesday night on charges of possession of heroin with the intent to deliver.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Event spotlights Diocese’s Catholic Education Foundation

    MORRIS – Immaculate Conception School students recently participated in a Diocesan-wide program called “Move Your Feet to Give A Child A Seat.”
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:28 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 ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Morris government, schools discuss new communication mandate

    MORRIS – Local governments and school districts soon must comply with a state mandate making it easier to reach elected officials through electronic c ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Court awaits medical records in I-55 crash trial

    JOLIET – A civil lawsuit filed against the trucker who allegedly caused the Interstate 55 crash that led to five deaths in July has been expanded to i ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Braidwood voters asked to pay more for police pensions

    BRAIDWOOD – City officials say police services could be eroded if voters do not pass a referendum to pay extra taxes to fund pensions on Nov. 4.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Grundy sheriff explains timing on heroin arrest announcement

    MORRIS – The timing of the announcement of 18 local arrests on heroin charges had nothing to do with the upcoming November election, Sheriff Kevin Cal ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 6:40 pm
  • Minooka students use Legos to construct robots in school club

    MINOOKA – Building a robot with Legos sounds easy enough, but getting that robot to follow commands was another story for Minooka students in the Lego ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Grundy sergeants and dispatchers Teamsters endorse Briley

    MORRIS – Teamsters Local 700, which represents the sergeants and dispatchers of Grundy County, announced Wednesday they are endorsing Ken Briley for G ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:20 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 ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Weather radios available to Morris residents

    MORRIS – The city of Morris will be distributing weather radios to eligible residents for one final day today.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • National Teen Driver Safety Week reflects lower teen driving deaths

    NAPERVILLE – Secretary of State Jesse White kicked off National Teen Driver Safety Week by announcing teen driving deaths are down by nearly 55 percen ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Ebola preparedness town hall Oct. 29

    CHANNAHON – State Rep. John Anthony is hosting a town hall meeting to inform residents of measures being taken to prepare for the possibility of an ou ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Grundy County moves forward with animal control renovation

    MORRIS – Plans to renovate the Grundy County Animal Control building continued last week with the pouring of a concrete pad on the east side of the bu ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • Braceville asking to build new fire station

    BRACEVILLE – Braceville residents face a referendum from the Braceville Fire Protection District on the November ballot asking them to approve a tax i ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Morris High School brings Nazi camp survivor’s story to life

    MORRIS – Haleigh Zorn, a senior at Morris Community High School, can’t imagine what being sent to a Nazi labor camp at her age would be like, but that ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Grundy sheriff's department and narcotics squad charge 18 with heroin delivery

    After a year of undercover investigation work, 18 people have been arrested on charges of delivery of heroin.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Morris District 54 approves shed lease with Morris Chiefs and MSA

    MORRIS - Concerns over a shed lease agreement between Morris Elementary School District 54, Morris Chiefs Football and the Morris Soccer Association w ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Channahon hears prelminary proposal for town center

    CHANNAHON – The disparaged town center in Channahon may see some activity after years of stalled development.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:47 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 ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival Week 4 winning button numbers announced

    Corn Festival announces winning button numbersMORRIS – The fourth week of winning button numbers are ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:51 pm
  • Morris marching band, color guard impress at competition

    MORRIS – Competition has ended for the Morris Community High School Redskins marching band and color guard after competing in Sandwich over the weeken ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:51 pm
  • Salvation Army receives donation from bank

    HICKORY HILLS – Standard Bank and Trust Co. recently presented The Salvation Army with a $5,000 donation to support the Ways to Work program.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:40 pm
  • First Presbyterian Church to host Trunk or Treat event

    MORRIS – Halloween decorated vehicles, trick or treating and the giving away of special prizes are just a few of the activities lined up Oct. 30 for t ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:37 pm
  • Early voting off to a good start in Grundy County

    MORRIS - Grundy County voters were at the polls Monday as early voting started at the Grundy County Courthouse.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:37 pm
  • Morris Hospital honors 'dynamic duo'

    MORRIS – When leaders at Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers were looking for someone to train physician office staff in making the transition to e ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Fire in electrical panel closes Premier Academy

    MORRIS - Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District was called to Premier Academy about 11:30 a.m. Monday for a report of smoke after lights went o ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Civil War re-enactment offers important lesson in history

    CHANNAHON – Dollinger Family Farm was transformed into a battleground this weekend when it hosted the 19th Civil War Days re-enactment.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:39 pm
  • 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 ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Minooka Rock and Read event will be held Oct. 26

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Community High School chapter of the National Honor Society will host its annual Rock and Read event on Oct. 26.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Morris Hospital announces cancer support group

    MORRIS – The Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital is hosting the Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer support group from 2 to ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Senior Health Insurance Program help available

    MORRIS – A volunteer counselor from the Senior Health Insurance Program is available at Morris Hospital by appointment to provide free health insuranc ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Last Junk in the Trunk sale Sunday in Morris

    MORRIS – The last Junk in the Trunk sale of the season will be Sunday.The Junk in the Trunk is held ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • State search to find Mrs. Illinois continues

    The search is still on for Mrs. Illinois.Marcie Aceto, the Illinois director for the Mrs. Illinois A ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Indian Valley Theatre holding auditions

    SANDWICH – Indian Valley Theatre and director Matt Johnson are looking for actors to audition for its upcoming dinner theater production of “Lie, Chea ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Seneca Club Cafe Sale to be held Oct. 26

    SENECA – The Seneca FFA Chapter will be hosting the 57th annual Seneca Club Calf Sale at 2 p.m. Oct. 26.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • ICS holds 10th annual Hunger Walk

    MORRIS – Immaculate Conception School and the Immaculate Conception Religious Education Office will again co-sponsor their 10th annual Hunger Walk.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Joliet Junior College hosts film festival today

    JOLIET – Gisele Atterberry, professor of fine arts at Joliet Junior College, said she loves blockbuster movies, but small independent – and often over ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Annual growth conference focuses on future jobs

    MORRIS – Grundy County’s manufacturing, agriculture, logistics and health care industries are projected to expand in coming years, remaining the promi ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Morris man arrested for burglary in Joliet Township

    JOLIET TOWNSHIP – A Morris man allegedly stole a truck from his former employer to burglarize a scrapm yard early Thursday.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Hospitals, health departments prepare for Ebola

    Local hospitals and health organizations in Grundy and Will counties are preparing – just in case – for an outbreak of Ebola through a series of measu ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Dance school, special needs group team up for dance class

    MORRIS – Allie Armstrong just wants to dance.Armstrong, a 15-year-old student at Coal City High Scho ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • White Oak holds Clothesline Across Campus event Friday

    MORRIS – Rows of shirts, pants and other clothing items hung on a rope that covered part of a field Friday in front of White Oak Elementary School.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Minooka school board approves price change

    MINOOKA – Driver’s education fees have increased by $50 at Minooka Community High School.The action ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:38 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 ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Flu clinics offered in Grundy County

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department will be holding a series of flu clinics starting next week.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Grundy County indictments announced by state’s attorney

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced that on Oct. 15 the grand jury has returned the following indictments. The public is a ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Morris High School powderpuff games cut short due to conditions

    MORRIS – Homecoming week’s Powder Puff game at Morris Community High School Wednesday night was cut short because of the conditions of the field, but ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Harlem Wizards will play District 54 staff in fundraiser

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 teachers will face off against the Harlem Wizards on Monday night in a basketball game where the communi ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Former sheriff’s deputy, nurse square off in 75th District

    The two candidates vying for the 75th District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives come from very different backgrounds.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Committee discusses financial possibilities for District 54

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 formed a Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee last spring to analyze, evaluate and update a financial ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Morris family remembers woman who died of heroin overdose

    MORRIS – Rebecca Smith was 11 months clean when she was released from prison last Friday. Her first ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Fifth-graders compete in 4th annual Cupcake Launch Competition

    COAL CITY – Spectators gasped in unison Thursday as Nicholas Latta and Nicholas Leasure launched a cupcake 107˝ feet from their homemade catapult, mak ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • 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 ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Mazon railroad crossing will close Sunday for reconstruction

    MAZON – The Illinois Department of Transportation will close the Route 47 BNSF Railway crossing in Mazon on Sunday for up to 14 days for a crossing re ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Joliet Music Teacher Association to host presentation

    CREST HILL – The Joliet Area Music Teacher Association is delighted to host Susan Osborn, teacher at Northwestern University, performer, photographer, ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Seneca Guild making final preparation for history book

    Seneca Guild to publish town history bookSENECA – The time frame for Seneca families to be included ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Morris homecoming brings spirit to the forefront

    MORRIS – Homecoming week at Morris Community High School is a day shorter because of Columbus Day, but it’s packed full of spirit – or perhaps spirits ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Cash payments to sheriff’s deputies cause concern

    MORRIS – A decades-old practice at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department came under question this week following Freedom of Information Act requests ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Minooka woman indicted on aggravated battery to a child charges

    MINOOKA —A Minooka woman was indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated battery to a child younger than 13 years old, a class 3 felony.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 7:00 pm
  • We Care of Grundy County faces shortage in meat donations

    MORRIS - For the second consecutive year, Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan bid at the annual 4-H livestock auction to donate meat to We Care of Gr ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Grundy County approves airstrip for retired Mazon farmer

    MORRIS – Mazon resident Doug Harford has spent more than 30 years flying airplanes, a hobby that will be easier now that he can build a grass airstrip ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Local companies contribute to development of Arroyo Trails

    CHANNAHON – People for Channahon Parks Foundation and the Channahon Park District have been working together to develop a new addition to the communit ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Morris woman dies of heroin overdose

    MORRIS – A 25-year-old Morris woman died of a heroin overdose Wednesday and her family has requested officials to use her death to raise awareness.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Rezin featured as panelist for ‘Women in Power’

    SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sue Rezin, R-Morris, recently served as featured panelist as part of the “Women in Power” program of the IEEE Power & Ener ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Minooka and Morris alumni will play second annual alumni game

    MINOOKA – They are back in orange and black. Again.After a successful inaugural event last year, Min ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus gets a new doctor

    YORKVILLE – Matthew Tomcik, M.D., a family medicine physician, is now seeing patients at the Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus located at 105 Saravanos ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Gardner Township Hall hosts E-Waste recycling event

    GARDNER – From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Grundy County will host an E-Waste collection event at the Gardner Township Hall, 301 N. Liberty St., Gardne ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Seneca man killed in I-80 accident Tuesday morning

    SENECA – A Seneca man was killed this morning in an accident on Interstate 80.Mark A. Billings, 54, ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Operation St. Nick grants Christmas wishes in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Without steady employment, Matt Cowell said there was a time a few years back when he had trouble making ends meet.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Grundy County Board OKs new waste management plan

    MORRIS – Moving forward, no more Grundy County land will be used for landfills, according to the newly adopted Grundy County Solid Waste Management Pl ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Police blotter

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Manufacturing on the rise in Grundy County

    MINOOKA – The manufacturing industry is seeing a resurgence across the country, including right here in Grundy County, according to local officials.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Man arrested, swallows bags of heroin

    MORRIS — A Streator man was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, but first had to be taken to the hospital after sheriff's police say he swall ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Briefs: Anthony joins effort to block redistribution

    MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, has joined a bipartisan coalition of more than two dozen House lawmakers in support of House Resolutio ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Kyle T. Pearson, DPM joins Rezin Orthopedics

    MORRIS – Rezin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is pleased to announce that foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Kyle T. Pearson has joined its team.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Community Foundation brings youth program to county

    Walt Whitman once said, “The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.”When I first saw this ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Lions Club car show brings ‘gearheads,’ family together

    MORRIS – Overcast skies accompanied the annual Morris Lions Club Fall Classic Car Show on Sunday near Morris.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • Quinn’s $5 million in funds did not cover project’s tab

    JOLIET – Interior construction of Joliet Junior College’s City Center campus project is moving forward even with the school still waiting on most of t ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Final Morris Cruise Night of season brings cooler weather

    MORRIS – Spirits were high for the latest installment of the Morris Cruise Night on Saturday night, where cars from every era and style were on displa ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Channahon man charged with domestic battery

    CHANNAHON – A man was arrested early Monday after allegedly beating up his quadriplegic brother. Chi ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Comcast service out throughout area due to Channahon fire

    MORRIS — Several Comcast customers throughout Morris, Channahon, Mazon and other local areas were without cable and internet for much of Monday.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Minooka church accomodates busy lives

    MINOOKA – “Man, we really miss our church, but our kids have soccer or football practice.”It was a r ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Gas prices below $3 in Morris

    MORRIS — Champaign-Urbana resident Darla Kelley was happy she stopped in Morris to buy gas for her trip home Monday.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Advertising Resources plans Minooka operation

    MINOOKA – Advertising Resources Inc. will move into 456,000-square-feet of space at a Minooka business park, Liberty Property Trust announced Monday.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Grundy County Corn Festival Week 3 winning button numbers

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Corn Festival has announced the Week 3 winning button numbers.1st – 15272 ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 1:09 pm
  • Grapevine Mission fundraiser small, but successful

    MORRIS - Wheels were spinning and children were giggling as they picked out prizes at the Grapevine Mission Fundraiser Sunday night at the Moose Lodge ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:42 am
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