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  • Minooka Purple Heart recipient committed to service and American values

    MINOOKA – The tombstone of U.S. Army veteran Carl Bush reads “Family to the lucky. Friend to all.”Th ...
    May 30, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • As the sun sets Saturday, fireballs to be seen at Joliet raceway event

    JOLIET – As the sun sets Saturday night, balls of fire will appear on the ground. With some loud noises to boot.
    May 30, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • Coal City memorial for veteran officially dedicated Sunday

    COAL CITY – Flags flapped sharply in the breeze Sunday as music that represented the armed services played in the background at the Ceco Recreation Cl ...
    May 29, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Memorial Day services and ceremonies in Grundy, Will counties

    The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans wherever they are at 3 p.m. Memorial Day to pause in an act of national un ...
    May 29, 2016 - 8:27 am
  • Memorial Day weekend travel: Gas prices low, fatal crashes on rise

    JOLIET – Get your motor running, head out on the highway ...Plenty have done just that as this weeke ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Bolingbrook, Morris water parks open, others to open next week

    BOLINGBROOK – The warm, crystal-clear water splashing this weekend at Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park’s outdoor pool signified the unofficial start of sum ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Lincoln cemetery graves decorated ahead of Memorial Day

    ELWOOD – Michelle Wells is an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in Willowbrook.One of ...
    May 29, 2016 - 8:19 am
  • Schott: Looking for the next batch of Everyday Heroes

    Inspired and humbled.That was my reaction last year as we sorted the nearly 50 nominees we received ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • O negative blood donations needed for nonprofit serving Will, Grundy

    For the people at Heartland Blood Centers, summer doesn’t mean vacations and pool parties – it means an increased demand for blood and fewer donations ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Braidwood teen found dead in suspected drug-related death

    MORRIS – Authorities are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Braidwood woman who was found unresponsive Saturday morning.
    May 28, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • Joliet man dies while fishing in Morris

    MORRIS – A Joliet man who fell into Mazon Creek on Thursday morning has died.Grundy County Coroner J ...
    May 28, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Will, Grundy county farmer's markets bring residents and local producers together

    JOLIET – Pat Wallace said she’s passed by the Joliet Junior College Farmer’s Market every year but she decided Thursday to finally check out the event ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:24 am
  • Minooka School District 201 moves to lease technology, buses

    MINOOKA – The Minooka School District 201 Board of Education has accepted a technology procurement plan to ensure the district’s students receive a mo ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Fisherman pulled from Mazon Creek in Morris after falling in

    MORRIS — A man was pulled Thursday morning from the Mazon Creek near Pine Bluff Road and Illinois 47.
    May 27, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • Grundy County area business briefs

    NRC names new resident inspector at Dresden nuclear plant in MorrisMORRIS – The U.S. Nuclear Regulat ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris-based Tri-State Asphalt company accredited by AASHTO

    MORRIS – Tri-State Asphalt LLC, an asphalt emulsion manufacturing company from Morris that supplies products throughout the Midwest, is first in the c ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Drug dog to come to Channahon

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Police Department will get its first police dog after it was approved last week by the Village Board.
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Hospital adds occupational therapy to Ridge Road Campus in Channahon

    MORRIS — Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has added occupational therapy services to its Ridge Road Campus, 27240 W. Saxony Drive, in Channahon. O ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Will-Grundy Medical Clinic to host screening at We Care

    MORRIS – The old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” seems to be the theme of the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic that will be coming ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Grundy health department to hold youth mental health first aid classMORRIS – In an effort to support ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris senior Alexa Rain earns Maurice Alford Memorial Scholarship

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild Inc.’s annual Maurice Alford Memorial Scholarship was presented May 11 to Morris Community High School senior Alexa ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Seneca FFA horticulture team makes it to nationals

    SENECA – The Seneca FFA Horticulture Career Development Team concluded its season last week by placing second in the state contest held at the Univers ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Immaculate Conception School holds 126th graduation

    MORRIS – The commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016, the 126th graduating class of Immaculate Conception School, was held during a 7 p.m. Liturgy ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:27 am
  • Heidi Litchfield: Hot dog challenge accepted

    I’ve spent, for many of the past 10 years, my first Friday in June on the Grundy County Courthouse lawn where I have watched as community members stuf ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris High School’s loss is Reed-Custer’s gain

    MORRIS – Industrial tech teacher Mark Smith will be leaving Morris Community High School after just four years on the job.
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    MINOOKA COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE (photo)WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to noon May 28WHERE: Community Room at Minooka ...
    May 28, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • Grundy County Sheriff Deputies promote bike safety for kids

    May is National Bike Month and the perfect time to get out and ride with your family, co-workers and friends. In support of National Bicycle Safety mo ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Community High School holds 142nd commencement

    MORRIS – A few sprinkles of rain precipitated a gathering of students Friday at Morris Community High School – the young adults were preparing for the ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Up Close: Grundy County agencies honor those lost while serving their communities

    MORRIS – On May 19, at the Grundy County Law Enforcement Managers Association Memorial Service in Morris, local police and fire districts came togethe ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County engineer: work on highway going as scheduled

    MORRIS – As summer approaches, so does scheduled road work.Grundy County Engineer Craig Cassem said ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Week In Review

    Police: Sleeping woman had heroin in car at Wilmington motelWILMINGTON – Police reportedly found her ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • A long-term way to memorialize a loved one

    The month of May is a time when we remember loved ones who have passed before us.We take flowers to ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka students graduate

    MINOOKA – With the stadium seats full and the fence around the perimeter of the football field lined with family and friends, more than 600 students g ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City plans events for anniversary of June tornado

    COAL CITY – A tree at Campbell Memorial Park will be home to a plaque commemorating the June 22 tornado that struck Coal City in 2015. The plaque will ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Human trafficking awareness event planned for SaturdayMORRIS – Love Outreach training center will ho ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Shabbona Middle Class of 2016 will be the last eighth-grade students to graduate from the school

    MORRIS – The final graduating class of Shabbona Middle School and their families endured warmer-than-normal temperatures as they marched into the gym ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District hosts quarterly breakfast

    MORRIS — The proposed Great Lakes Basin Railroad was the topic of discussion Wednesday morning at the Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation Distri ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:33 am
  • Protesters rally at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook despite severe weather

    OAK BROOK – Severe weather could not stop the "fight for 15" on May 25 in Oak Brook.But a thundersto ...
    May 25, 2016 - 5:55 pm
  • Grundy County Sheriff's Office aids ATF in gun bust

    CHICAGO – A Romeoville man is facing federal charges for allegedly selling guns to gang members, and the Grundy County Sheriff's Office aided in his a ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • St. Mary's parish hall will go forward in Minooka

    MINOOKA – Minooka trustees approved an ordinance Tuesday in a 5-0 vote, with Trustee Dick Martin absent, allowing St. Mary's Parish in Minooka to move ...
    May 26, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Channahon District 17 board OKs $1.5 million 21st Century Learning Plan

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon School District 17 school board on Monday approved a four-year education measure designed to “move students from engaged in ...
    May 25, 2016 - 8:25 am
  • Grundy County likely to keep Mack & Associates as auditors

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee has approved keeping auditing services with Mack & Associates after receiving only two responses to its r ...
    May 25, 2016 - 8:05 am
  • Morris Library to offer Food for Fines program in June

    MORRIS – It has happened to almost everyone at one time or another. You go to the library, check out a book or a movie, then forget you have it.
    May 25, 2016 - 8:02 am
  • Judge: No prison term for driver on heroin who killed Minooka motorcyclist

    JOLIET – A judge has ruled a Palos Park man will not serve time in prison for a 2012 Plainfield crash that killed a Minooka man and injured four peopl ...
    May 24, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Shabbona eighth-grade students delayed returning from field trip due to minor accident

    MORRIS — Some Shabbona Middle School eighth-grade students were delayed returning from their class trip to Navy Pier on Monday due to an accident invo ...
    May 24, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • New Lenox man dies in Channahon Township motorcycle crash

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – A New Lenox man died Sunday after his motorcycle struck a semitrailer.Melvin H. ...
    May 23, 2016 - 4:09 pm
  • Motorcyclist hits median, injured on I-55 near Coal City

    A motorcyclist was transported to a nearby hospital after a crash Monday on Interstate 55 near Coal City.
    May 23, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Volunteers from Channahon and Minooka churches ready area parks for summer

    CHANNAHON – David and Kelly Jones of Shorewood, along with their son Matthew and five other volunteers, unloaded box after box of new picnic tables to ...
    May 24, 2016 - 7:27 am
  • The 2015-2016 class at Premier Academy honored

    MORRIS — Marissa Pearce walked up to the podium at Premier Academy on May 19 to accept her certificate. Tears streamed down her face as she wrapped he ...
    May 24, 2016 - 7:33 am
  • Morris police help bring in more than $2,000 for Special Olympics

    MORRIS — There may not have actually been a cop on top of the Morris Dunkin' Donuts store Friday for the duration of the Cop on Top fundraiser for Spe ...
    May 23, 2016 - 8:54 am
  • Morris Community High School holds 142nd commencement ceremony

    MORRIS — Despite threatening skies, Morris Community High School went on with its outdoor graduation ceremony Friday night.
    May 22, 2016 - 8:07 pm
  • Grundy County Law Enforcement Managers Association honored police and firefighters lost in the line of duty

    MORRIS – Nick Roseland was born 100 years, to the day, after his great-grandfather Morris patrolman Clarence R. Roseland was born.
    May 20, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Police: Sleeping woman had heroin in car at Wilmington motel

    WILMINGTON – Police reportedly found heroin early Thursday while checking out a car in a motel parking lot in Wilmington.
    May 23, 2016 - 9:13 am
  • Daily lane closures to start next week on Interstate 80 at Briggs Street in Joliet

    JOLIET – Intermittent land closures are set to start May 23 on Briggs Street between the ramps to enter and exit onto Interstate 80.
    May 19, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • Health care scholarships awarded to Seneca students

    OTTAWA – A number of local high school seniors were honored last month at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center as part of its foundation’s annual scholars ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Cop on Rooftop Special Olympics fundraiser returns May 20 in Morris

    MORRIS – Don’t be alarmed if you see Morris police standing on the roof of Dunkin’ Donuts at 197 E. Route 6 on Friday morning.
    May 20, 2016 - 8:11 am
  • Grundy County 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 ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:16 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Newark Library to hold events for visitors of all agesNEWARK – The Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois extension office to host drone farming presentation

    MORRIS – Drones continue to gain popularity in both the hobby and professional worlds.Consider the a ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka's Quinn earns top GAVC automotive tech award

    MORRIS – Cars are in Brian Quinn’s blood.His uncles all work as mechanics, and he and one of his unc ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:25 am
  • Gardner Grade School D-72C superintendent Whiston resigns

    GARDNER – Gardner Grade School District 72-C will be under new leadership beginning July 1. Tony Whiston, who has led the K-8 district as superintende ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • We Care hands out nearly 3 tons of food

    GARDNER – A total of 124 families took part in We Care of Grundy County’s mobile food pantry on May 11, hosted by the Gardner American Legion and spon ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Holistic Pet Festival in Morris to feature interactive environment

    MORRIS – Fresh off receiving an award in March at the Global Pet Expo for “Best Customer Service,” Blackbird’s Bowl of Morris is preparing for its ann ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City St. Juvin Post 1336 VFW donates 400 flags to cemetery

    St. Juvin Post 1336 Veterans of Foreign Wars donated 400 U.S. flags to the Braceville-Gardner cemetery for placement on veterans’ graves. One of the g ...
    May 25, 2016 - 7:35 am
  • Premier Academy in Morris holds art show at Whimsy in downtown Morris

    MORRIS – Bright, vibrant colors covered canvases on display last week at Whimsy Fancy Goods and Fine Events, in stark contrast to the otherwise soft p ...
    May 20, 2016 - 8:14 am
  • Chamber Business Spotlight: RE/MAX Hometown Properties

    CHANNAHON – The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s recent Business Spotlight highlights a real estate office in Channahon, RE/MAX Hometown ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Week in Review

    Tasha Bunting to leave Grundy County Farm BureauMORRIS – Tasha Bunting has spent the past 12 years c ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    ANNUAL POPPY DAYSWHEN: May 20 and May 21WHERE: Throughout MorrisCOST & INFO: The Morris VFW annual P ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Norton Ammer: Energy sector good to Grundy County

    Grundy County is home to some of the best energy assets in the state and the Midwest.Most people con ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City High School graduates 102nd class

    COAL CITY – On Sunday, Coal City High School welcomed its staff, board members, community and graduates to the 102nd CCHS commencement exercises.
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Greenhouse Group hosts wellness event in Morris

    MORRIS – The community will have the opportunity to see the inside of the former Rockwell Inn at a wellness event before Greenhouse Group LLC begins b ...
    May 19, 2016 - 6:05 am
  • Grundy County used oil drive scheduled for Saturday morning

    MORRIS – When motor oil is disposed of on the ground, it enters the Earth and can make its way into drinking water.
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Diamond resident tells how he started using heroin at just 19 years old

    DIAMOND – Michael Milne of Diamond was just 19 when he started using heroin.He started using marijua ...
    May 20, 2016 - 8:12 am
  • Morris Community High School senior finishes 13 years of school never missing a day

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School senior Alan Alvarez doesn’t think his school attendance is a big deal. He just gets up and goes, just like he ha ...
    May 20, 2016 - 8:13 am
  • Great Lakes Basin Railroad to be topic of presentation at Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District breakfast

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its quarterly breakfast May 25 with a presentation on the Great Lakes Basin ...
    May 19, 2016 - 6:01 am
  • Campus Honors for Grundy County residents

    The following local residents received the following honors from colleges and universities. All names and information were submitted by each respecti ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Community High School hosts Honors Recognition Program

    MORRIS – Nancy Zwiers, the keynote speaker at Morris Community High School’s 33rd annual Honors Recognition Night, congratulated the honorees on their ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County VAC, Hines VA Mobile Unit to conduct outreach events in May, June

    MORRIS – The Grundy County VAC and Edward Hines Veterans Medical Center Mobile Unit will be out in the community in May and June, connecting to vetera ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris High School art teacher Chris Hankins retires

    MORRIS – Chris Hankins’ career is much like the clay she uses to create her ceramic artwork – moldable and ever-changing until placed in the kiln.
    May 20, 2016 - 8:12 am
  • Big things happening at Morris District 54

    A number of terrific things are happening at Morris Elementary School District 54 and as a result I struggle with what to write about.
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Coal City United Methodist to host Ladies Luncheon SaturdayCOAL CITY – Ladies of all ages are invite ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oesterle: In the blink of an eye, kids grow up and move on

    An era is ending soon.More than one, actually.In less than a week, Shabbona Middle School will hold ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris grade school District 54 names new superintendent

    MORRIS – The Morris Grade School District 54 Board unanimously approved Wednesday evening hiring Shannon Dudek as superintendent.
    May 19, 2016 - 6:00 am
  • Wilmington police bust 3 women for heroin use

    WILMINGTON – Wilmington police arrested three heroin users during a traffic stop over the weekend, later learning one had recently overdosed in the we ...
    May 18, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Morris School D-54 OKs sale of bonds for White Oak

    MORRIS – Efforts to prepare White Oak Elementary School for the upcoming consolidation with Shabbona Middle School took center stage Monday at the Mor ...
    May 18, 2016 - 1:24 pm
  • 'On the table' discussion aims to improve food access in Grundy

    JOLIET – Connecting needy families to food pantries in the area is one of the many challenges faced by nonprofits serving Will and Grundy counties.
    May 19, 2016 - 6:08 am
  • Drug dog to come to Channahon

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Police Department will get its first police dog after it was approved Monday by the Village Board.
    May 18, 2016 - 7:58 am
  • I-80 crash near Minooka delays traffic

    MINOOKA – There were no injuries in a crash early Tuesday afternoon involving a car and a semitrailer on Interstate 80 eastbound 2 miles east of the R ...
    May 17, 2016 - 1:53 pm
  • Morris City Council votes to approve tattoo and body piercing establishment

    MORRIS — After a lengthy battle to open a tattoo and body piercing establishment in Morris, Erik Sieczynski hopes to be open in under a month.
    May 18, 2016 - 7:59 am
  • Grundy authorities investigating death of man found unresponsive in Minooka home

    MINOOKA – Authorities are investigating the death of a 39-year-old man who was found unresponsive Thursday night in Minooka at the home of a relative.
    May 17, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Grundy County Jail to get security upgrade

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Jail will get a new security system, a move prompted after the current system went down for 10 hours in December.
    May 17, 2016 - 9:12 am
  • Route 6 in Channahon reopens after semi vs. motorcycle crash

    CHANNAHON – Route 6 in Channahon was subject to closures for several hours after a crash Monday night involving injuries and a large amount of diesel ...
    May 17, 2016 - 7:27 am
  • Will, Grundy nonprofits: Stopgap funding bill 'not the endgame'

    JOLIET – Elected officials and nonprofit leaders in Will and Grundy counties had mixed reactions to the recent passage of legislation that provides pa ...
    May 16, 2016 - 7:32 am
  • 3 French Hens in Morris draws crowds despite cold

    MORRIS – The unseasonably cold weather Saturday didn’t keep people away from 3 French Hens Country Market along the I&M Canal in Morris.
    May 16, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Bunting to leave Grundy County Farm Bureau

    MORRIS – Tasha Bunting has spent the past 12 years championing Grundy County farmers in her role as Grundy County Farm Bureau manager, a role she is l ...
    May 16, 2016 - 7:33 am
  • Bus drivers, aides from Minooka schools vote for strike authorization

    MINOOKA – Bus drivers and aides for Minooka School Districts 111 and 201 have voted to approve strike authorization amid contract negotiations – but n ...
    May 13, 2016 - 7:41 am
  • Morris police to boost parking violation patrols

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department released this week a series of parking-related reminder notices to residents.
    May 13, 2016 - 8:02 am
  • Special District 54 open meeting to be held at White Oak on Saturday

    MORRIS — Morris grade school District 54 has narrowed its superintendent search and invites parents and community members to open interviews on Saturd ...
    May 12, 2016 - 8:13 am
  • Grundy County 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 ...
    May 17, 2016 - 9:17 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    A NIGHT AT THE POPS CONCERTWHEN: 6 p.m. May 13WHERE: Fieldhouse at Morris Community High School, 100 ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Local banks donate prizes to reality store event at Seneca High School

    SENECA – Every year, Seneca High School students get a reality check. All sophomore students participate in the Reality Store to learn about the costs ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Scholastic bowl team from Coal City finishes 18-3

    Coal City placed second at the Illinois Valley Conference Tournament, first in the IESA Regional, and second in the sectional. They are coached by Kat ...
    May 17, 2016 - 9:13 am
  • LyondellBasell Morris complex hosts U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger

    MORRIS – The Morris Complex of LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, hosted U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, ...
    May 13, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Fire Starter of the Month brightens the lives of cardiac patients

    MORRIS – Tonya Cavanaugh proves every day that she has one of the biggest hearts around. It’s only fitting that she happens to strengthen hearts for a ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sue Rezin hosts Youth Advisory Council in Springfield with Grundy-area students

    SPRINGFIELD – Dozens of high school students from across the 38th Senate District were selected to participate in a unique, hands-on experience in sta ...
    May 13, 2016 - 7:58 am
  • Community Pulse: Looking forward to this year's Liberty 5K in Morris

    The Morris Downtown Development Partnership is excited to bring the seventh annual Liberty 5K Run/Walk back to downtown Morris!
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois Valley Industries launches new program to put adults with disabilities to work

    MORRIS – There’s nothing more satisfying than putting in a hard day’s work.Not only do our jobs prov ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Rath, student council leader, retires after 38 years at Morris High

    MORRIS – A standing joke among Morris Community High School leadership is there’s a beaten path from Classroom 133 to the front office.
    May 12, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Minooka School Board considering pay bump for summer workers

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Community High School Board last week discussed whether to increase the rate of pay for summer help.
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Post Office sponsoring Stamp Out Hunger Day on Saturday

    MORRIS – Some people might think their postal carrier just delivers their mail and then forgets about them.
    May 13, 2016 - 8:06 am
  • Coal City photographer attended Midewin Bison Expedition to photograph herd

    WILMINGTON – Tom Lewis of Coal City spent his Saturday doing what he loves to do – taking photographs.
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Hospital continues ‘A’ streak for patient safety

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has received an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score, placing Morris Hospital in a g ...
    May 18, 2016 - 8:02 am
  • Morris Community High School sets 2016-17 school fees

    MORRIS – During a public hearing that preceded the regular Morris Community High School meeting Monday night, the board discussed increasing driver’s ...
    May 12, 2016 - 7:32 am
  • Could this be what Cubs fans have been waiting for?

    I have never been a bandwagon jumper. The trouble with that in this young baseball season is that I am now, and always have been, a Cubs fan. I was bo ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City school board talks sweeping changes to student discipline

    COAL CITY – School districts throughout Illinois are busy evaluating disciplinary procedures in preparation for the 2016-17 school year.
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Resident displaced by Channahon house fire

    CHANNAHON – There were no injuries as a result of a house fire Tuesday night in Channahon, although one resident was displaced.
    May 12, 2016 - 8:15 am
  • Recent Grundy state's attorney candidate mulls defamation lawsuit after vehicular confrontation

    JOLIET – A recent Grundy County state's attorney candidate has confirmed she was involved in a vehicular incident that has become the source of much o ...
    May 11, 2016 - 1:52 pm
  • Five Tips to Help Protect Older Americans from Financial Fraud

    In recognition of Older Americans Month in May, Grundy Bank is providing tips and advice to prevent financial exploitation of older adults.
    May 11, 2016 - 8:28 am
  • Fallen heroes to be honored at Grundy County law enforcement memorial

    MORRIS – Four men will be honored May 19 at the Morris Municipal Services Facility.But they were not ...
    May 11, 2016 - 7:32 am
  • County opposes railroad project

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board adopted a resolution Tuesday night, 15-0, that opposes the Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc. proposed privately f ...
    May 11, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Greenhouse Group plans to open Morris location by end of the month

    MORRIS – Greenhouse Group LLC is getting ready to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the former Rockwell Inn in Morris.
    May 11, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Deadline to apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans is June 3

    ATLANTA – The deadline is approaching for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit o ...
    May 11, 2016 - 7:39 am
  • Joliet Junior College president search on hold until August

    JOLIET – The search for the next leader of Joliet Junior College is on hold until potentially late summer.
    May 11, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Joliet Junior College board approves new wrestling sport program

    JOLIET – A new wrestling program will be coming to Joliet Junior College.The JJC Board of Trustees a ...
    May 10, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Traffic on Route 6 in Channahon delayed after series of crashes

    CHANNAHON – Commuters in Channahon Tuesday morning who typically use Route 6 experienced delays because of a crash that happened elsewhere.
    May 10, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Sealants can protect a child's teeth from cavities

        A simple plastic coating may help protect children against cavities and ensure longer life for their original teeth.
    May 10, 2016 - 8:46 am
  • Morris Retail Association hosts Girls Night Out in downtown Morris

    MORRIS — The warmer weather and sunshine on May 5 brought shoppers out in full force for the Morris Retail Association Girls Night Out in downtown Mor ...
    May 10, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Pink Heals holds Mother's Day walk in Channahon to support those with cancer

    CHANNAHON – In honor of his wife, Cathy O’Connor, who died in 2015 from ovarian cancer, Steve O’Connor of Joliet joined 30 family members and friends ...
    May 9, 2016 - 7:27 am
  • Midewin Bison expedition shows off herd living in Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – Tom Lewis of Coal City spent his Saturday doing what he loves to do – taking photographs.
    May 10, 2016 - 9:41 am
  • Air Force veterans meet in Romeoville 43 years after Hanoi Taxi

    ROMEOVILLE – On Feb. 12, 1973, three Lockheed Martin C-141 Starlifters each returned 40 prisoners of war to America from Hanoi, North Vietnam.
    May 9, 2016 - 7:32 am
  • Exelon reels in money for Easter Seals Joliet Region

    GODLEY – Steve and Joey Stone of Kankakee know how important Easter Seals is to its clients.Their so ...
    May 10, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • Minooka high school officials discuss crisis response after student death

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School interim Superintendent Jim Blanche commended his staff at Thursday’s school board meeting for the way they han ...
    May 10, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance Distict respond to garage fire Saturday afternoon

    MORRIS — A fire broke out Saturday afternoon in a garage at 2055 Locust Road in Morris and was quickly extinguished by Morris Fire Protection & Ambula ...
    May 10, 2016 - 9:54 am
  • Will, Grundy county clerks lay out Election Day registration costs

    JOLIET — Just under 5,780 people took advantage of same-day voter registration in Will County in the March primary election, according to newly releas ...
    May 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Eighth-graders get jump start on career choices at Grundy expo

    MORRIS – About 1,500 eighth-graders got an early look Thursday at the inner workings of many careers, as community leaders hoped the students found so ...
    May 6, 2016 - 2:20 pm
  • Gotta Do It 5

    GIRLS NIGHT OUTWHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. May 5WHERE: Downtown MorrisCOST & INFO: The Morris Retail Associati ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • New Lenox man dies after crash in rural Grundy County

    SENECA – A New Lenox man died Thursday after a car crash in rural Grundy County.According to a preli ...
    May 6, 2016 - 7:59 am
  • Local pastors come together for National Day of Prayer

    MORRIS — Florence Osborne drove to Morris on Thursday so she could participate in the National Day of Prayer.
    May 6, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Grundy residents seek answers about railroad

    MORRIS – Grundy County residents who attended Monday night’s meeting at Morris Community High School to hear Great Lakes Basin Railroad co-founder Fra ...
    May 5, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • Coal City Intermediate School hosts fifth-grade Science Fair

    COAL CITY – Fifth-grade students at Coal City Intermediate School participated in the Eighth Annual Science Fair on April 12.
    May 10, 2016 - 9:33 am
  • Morris Hospital offering programs

    Morris Hospital will offer a number of programs in the upcoming weeks. The hospital is at 150 W. Hig ...
    May 7, 2016 - 9:16 am
  • Immaculate Conception sponsors Fill-the-Pantry

    MORRIS – Immaculate Conception School sponsored We Care’s April 8 Fill-the-Pantry.This was the secon ...
    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Up

    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County 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 ...
    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Village of Diamond gets grant for pocket parks

    DIAMOND – Residents in Diamond will be able to get from the south side of the village to the north side via a bike path, rather than biking or walking ...
    May 5, 2016 - 7:36 am
  • Coal City wins IESA Scholastic Bowl regional title

    BRAIDWOOD – Coal City Middle School had a great day at the IESA Scholastic Bowl Regional, as they defeated Shabbona, 305-80, Saratoga 305-50, and defe ...
    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris expert: Bee colony decline may be aided by beekeeping as a hobby

    MORRIS – As recently as 50 years ago, there were between 6 million and 7 million colonies of honey bees in the United States. But that number is now s ...
    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City school board to let students handle some auditorium duties

    COAL CITY – Coal City High School students will get hands-on technological experience because of a new component in one of the school’s theater classe ...
    May 6, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • Grundy County Association HCE holds 77th business meeting

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Association for Home and Community Education had its 77th annual business meeting April 19 at Morris Country Club.
    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Community Pulse: United Way of Grundy County creates opportunities to help the community

    Giving back to the community can take a variety of forms. This includes donating money, giving of your time, or sharing your talent or skill. There ar ...
    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am