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  • Boil order issued for parts of Seneca due to water issues

    SENECA – Parts of Seneca are going to be without water for parts of Thursday.Most of East Lincoln St ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    BROWN BAG FRIDAYWHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26WHERE: Lawn of the Grundy County Courthouse, 11 ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Endowing education on our children

    Back-to-school time – yeah! For my family, that means marching band – parades, high school football, competitions, and for the first time, college foo ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Civilians get a glimpse of the life of a soldier during 'Immersion' training in Marseilles

    MARSEILLES – Members of Illinois Joining Forces and Illinois communities participated in “Military Immersion” training on July 7 and 8 at Marseilles T ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Nettle Creek Summer Reading program a success

    MORRIS – Nettle Creek Elementary School partnered with myON, an online library with thousands of books, to conduct a summer reading program.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Local musician attends popular summer music academy in July

    EGG HARBOR, WISCONSIN – Diamond resident Matt Misewicz, a saxophonist from Coal City High School, attended from July 17 to 30 the Birch Creek Music Pe ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County indictments

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced Aug. 17 the grand jury has returned the following indictments. The public is advised t ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Back to School: District 54 students return to school in Morris

    MORRIS – It’s August, and that means it’s time for kids to return to school.Morris Elementary School ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Lesson: Life is a beautiful ride

    MORRIS – Morris School District 54 teachers came together last week to honor their friend and former co-worker Jan Wendling.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Veterans invited to Coal City picnic to leave troubles behind for a day

    COAL CITY – For the fourth year, Operation Firm Handshake organizers are inviting veterans and their families to attend a picnic gathering aimed at pr ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • YMCA hosts fall festival

    MORRIS – The Greater Joliet Area YMCA is celebrating fall by hosting a bags tournament Saturday at its Morris location.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Food, entertainment key at Market on Broadway

    COAL CITY – Between bouts of rain Saturday morning, Coal City patrol officer Fred “Skeeter” Ehrman showed that cops know how to cook at Market Fresh o ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Morris child recognized after 911 call which saved her mother

    MORRIS – Angel Enerson woke up June 15 experiencing chest pains. She went about her day with her three children, Austin, 8, Bryanna, 7, and Jayden, 3.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy youths compete in Grundy’s first 4-H Amazing Race

    MORRIS – Youths from throughout Grundy County and surrounding areas competed earlier this month in the first Grundy Amazing Race last week.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Solar farm discussion

    MORRIS – Local farm bureaus have scheduled a meeting for next week in Dwight to provide more information to area farmers who have been contacted by an ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Graves Family Park to move forward

    SENECA – It’s been a long wait for the Seneca Park and Recreation Board, but the group finally received word last week from the Illinois Department of ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oesterle: First day of high school a hit at home

    Like the great sage and eminent philosopher Steve Miller once said, “time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future.”
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 7:14 am
  • Senior Survey

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Senior Network is conducting a survey to see whether a senior-adult day care center could generate enough clients to thrive ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Three Rivers Public Library District celebrates 40th anniversary as a library district

    CHANNAHON – In celebration of 40 years of service, Three Rivers Public Library District is hosting several free ‘70s-themed events, culminating in a f ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Morris Hospital starts new Breathers’ Support GroupMORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oswego woman involved in Seneca boating incident; dies in Joliet ER

    JOLIET – An Oswego woman died Wednesday in Joliet after a boating incident in Seneca.Linda M. Young, ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 8:28 pm
  • Morris police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • General cardiologist joins Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists

    MORRIS – Board-certified cardiologist G. Steinar Gudmundsson, M.D., has joined Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • Bigger Bite reopens

    MORRIS – It’s been more than six years since Morris residents could walk into Bigger Bite and order the famed beefy nachos.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Channahon school board approves surplus 2016-17 budget

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon District 17 school board on Monday approved the district’s 2016-17 final budget, presented by Chief School Business Official ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Minooka district and union officials plan to return to the table

    MINOOKA — Minooka union bus drivers and aides plan to resume negotiations with two school districts Wednesday.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • Crisis Line of Will County to celebrate 40th year on Saturday

    JOLIET – On Saturday, the Crisis Line of Will and Grundy Counties will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a laid-back celebration at the Joliet Area ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • Minooka man builds a full life while fighting a rare cancer

    MINOOKA – Bill Allen of Minooka was just 18 in the summer of 2006 when the severe jaw pain hit.He wa ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • Construction starts on Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery intersection

    ELWOOD – Construction started Monday to improve the intersection of Route 53 and Hoff Road at the entrance of Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elw ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Will County wins drag strip Grudge Match against Grundy

    JOLIET – Once Larry Walsh, the elder statesman in the Will County vs. Grundy County Grudge Match, won the first race, things were looking pretty good ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 6:42 am
  • Regional planners get up-close look at Will County trucks

    JOLIET – They say everything is big in Texas, but everything in Will County seen by a tour of regional planners last week was pretty big, too.
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Massage parlor issue spurs sex trafficking forum in Minooka

    MINOOKA — Residents' concerns about massage parlors and alleged seedy practices spurred Minooka village officials to hold a forum on sex trafficking.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • Striking bus drivers, aides address Minooka 111 school board

    MINOOKA – Thursday’s Minooka High School District 111 board meeting included striking bus drivers and aides who attended with signs and placards.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Minooka bus drivers, aides on strike

    MINOOKA – School bus drivers and aides who serve the Minooka school districts picketed Thursday morning at the transportation center after the union t ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • VFW kicks off annual $30,000 scholarship competition

    SPRINGFIELD – State Commander W. Dave Stout of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Illinois announced recently the kickoff of this year’s VFW’s ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Hoge-Hall family gathered for reunion

    NORWAY – Family members from eight states gathered July 9 as descendants of Stanley Hall and Bertha Hoge-Hall at the Norway Community Building. There ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Retention is a top priority for the GEDC

    The Small Business Administration reports that 60 percent of net new private sector jobs are created by existing businesses. This is one of the motiva ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    HALLELUJAH SUPPERWHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20WHERE: Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 6:53 am
  • Mazon State Bank holds annual golf outing

    DWIGHT – On June 3, Mazon State Bank held its 23rd annual Golf Outing at Dwight County Club. This year the proceeds benefited Mazon Community Park Fou ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Coal City United Methodist to hold ‘Hallelujah’ pork dinnerCoal City United Methodist to hold ‘Hallelujah’ pork dinner
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • Donkey baseball game to benefit food pantry in Coal City

    COAL CITY – Have you ever wanted to play donkey baseball? Or, having now read that question, do you wonder what donkey baseball is?
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Mazon Fire Department hosts third annual spaghetti fundraiser and fun day

    MAZON – The Mazon Fire Protection District is bringing back the fun Saturday as it hosts its third annual spaghetti dinner to raise funds for needed e ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Trotter hosts Ovarian Cancer 5K

    MORRIS – Since 2005, when Corri Trotter of Morris lost her mother, Nancy Bonic, to ovarian cancer, she has been on a mission to educate people about t ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Morris mayor seeks replacement alderman for council

    MORRIS – Morris Mayor Richard Kopczick said he is speaking to residents of the First Ward to determine who will be the best choice for the vacant alde ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Illinois Beer Festival

    MORRIS – The inaugural Illinois Beer Festival was held Saturday at the Grundy County Fairgrounds in Morris.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • City of Morris awards construction bids

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council approved, 6-1, on Monday to award a contract to Narvick Brothers for the Goold Park Band Shelter Foundation and Tenni ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Mazon Masons buy bicycles for children with disabilities

    MAZON – Mazon Masonic Lodge 826 members saw firsthand how a specially adapted bicycle can change the life of a special needs child.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Morris woman to be saluted as a Volunteer of the Year by IDNR

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources on Aug. 20 will honor eight individuals – including a Morris woman – and two groups for exc ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Community High School students started their school year Tuesday

    MORRIS – Tuesday marked the first day of class for students attending Morris Community High School for the 2016-17 academic year.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Health and Safety fair held at Saratoga School in Morris

    MORRIS – Mason Straughter strapped a pair of goggles on and tried to identify which of two pens had a light flashing on it, but was unable to.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Cops and Rodders Car Show aims to benefit Illinois Special Olympics

    MINOOKA – Minooka Police will host its annual Cops and Rodders Car Show on Aug. 25 to benefit Illinois Special Olympics.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Marseilles textile artist juried into international quilt competition

    MARSEILLES – “Red Door Dream,” a fine art quilt by Amy Cavaness from Marseilles, was accepted for the World Quilt New England Competition. Mancuso Sho ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • GROwing to fill a need of the people

    Being a reporter has its advantages.I’ve been a passenger in a glider, a hot-air balloon, and a brig ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Channahon will not pay for aerator for resident

    CHANNAHON – Channahon will not pay to purchase and place a water aerator in the pond of a resident’s backyard, Village President Missey Moorman Schuma ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Skin cancer screening to be offered for free on FridayMORRIS – A free skin cancer screening will be ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris D-54 board talks budget, roof projects

    MORRIS – The 2016-17 proposed budget was discussed and a hearing date set at Monday’s meeting of the Morris Elementary District 54 School, held at Whi ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Elwood, Shorewood and Grundy police recognized for traffic safety

    TINLEY PARK – Three local police departments were recognized Wednesday as some of the best in the state for their efforts to increase traffic safety.
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Morris Kiwanis to hold third annual Trivia Night fundraiser event

    MORRIS – The Morris Kiwanis Club will once again hold a Trivia Night experience at the Morris Moose Lodge 967 starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Joliet Junior College has big plans for bigger Morris center location

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College is sharing space with two other occupants at the former Shabbona Middle School in Morris – and is looking to expand to ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • Will, Grundy officials to race for charity at Route 66 Classic

    JOLIET – Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley used to take his Pontiac Firebird to the track at Route 66 Raceway.
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 6:48 am
  • Channahon trustees deny resident's demand for water aerator

    CHANNAHON – Channahon will not pay to purchase and place a water aerator in the pond of a resident’s backyard, Village President Missey Moorman Schuma ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Minooka District 201 meeting includes talks of buses and budgets

    MINOOKA – Another academic year has begun, and the Minooka School District 201 board met Monday in the Minooka Primary Center gymnasium in case of inc ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Tag-A-Long Dog Park open for play in Morris

    MORRIS – Emily Lamaze of Morris felt her dog Gus needed a place to run, so she worked with the City of Morris to create Tag-A-Long Dog Park near Lion’ ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Protesters demonstrate outside of Coal City and Lockport gun stores Monday

    COAL CITY – Protesters with the volunteer group Peaceful Communities braved the rain Monday afternoon as they picketed against gun violence outside So ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:41 am
  • DuPage River survey seeks to address pressing issues of waterway

    JOLIET – The Lower DuPage Watershed Coalition is conducting a water quality survey in more than a half-dozen Will County communities near the DuPage R ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • No strike on first day for Minooka High School

    MINOOKA – Union bus drivers and aides were not seen picketing Monday morning, the first day of school at Minooka High School District 111.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:37 am
  • Things to think about when selecting a funeral home

    When making funeral arrangements, whether at a time of need or in advance, the selection of a funeral home and funeral director are very important, an ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Morris man shares love of cars at monthly Cruise Night event

    MORRIS – Thirty-two years ago, Randy Anderson of Morris bought the car of his dreams – a 1960 Chevy Impala.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • Plainfield business finds success at 3 French Hens market in Morris

    MORRIS – Despite the rain and intense humidity, 3,000 shoppers strolled Saturday through the booths set up by 145 vendors at 3 French Hens market held ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Plainfield, Grundy authorities warn about phone scams

    Area authorities are warning residents to be on alert for several telephone scams that have been reported in Will and Grundy counties.
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 6:53 am
  • Schott: Grinding my gears over lack of respect for rules of the road

    I haven’t watched “Family Guy” in years but, there was an episode where Peter Griffin had a segment on the local TV channel called “What Really Grinds ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Motorists urged to drive safe in school zones

    JOLIET – Motorists are being reminded by police and school officials to drive safely as a new academic year begins.
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Defusing fear

    BRAIDWOOD – Just getting around the staggered rows of concrete blocks and barbed wire on the way to the front door of the Braidwood Generating Station ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Kirk vs. Duckworth

    The race between Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth is an interesting and important one, even compared ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Minooka D-111 approves teacher union tentative agreements

    MINOOKA — The Minooka District 111 board approved at a special meeting Friday one-year tentative agreements with its teacher union.
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • JJC plans to acquire property at Chicken-N-Spice restaurant

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College officials plan to acquire property at 251 N. Chicago St., which includes the Chicken-N-Spice restaurant.
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois Sheriffs' Association warns of phone solicitation scam

    MORRIS — Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan, along with the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, is advising all Illinois county residents that there is ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 1:19 pm
  • Grundy County area police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:38 am
  • Will County Finance Committee in favor of funding U of I Extension

    JOLIET – After considerable debate last week, the Will County Board’s Finance Committee voted to recommend giving $30,000 to the University of Illinoi ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County Board votes to decrease chairman salary

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board voted to decrease the salary of its chairman while maintaining the salary of board members, effective Dec. 1, 2016.
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • State Rep. David Welter hosts Children’s Health and Safety Expo

    MORRIS – A one-stop shop for families interested in learning about safety and health will be presented Aug. 13 in Morris at Saratoga Elementary School ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:54 am
  • Ready for the Ice Box Derby

    MINOOKA – This Saturday, Minooka sophomore Peyton Kellinger will be competing in a rather unusual race – the third annual Ice Box Derby, sponsored by ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • The Lilypad is open for business in Morris

    MORRIS – Tucked in a corner along the I & M Canal is the perfect home for Joann DeAdam, who recently opened The Lilypad at 101 W. Illinois Ave.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:35 am
  • Coal City Back to School Expo a success

    COAL CITY – The Coal City Back to School Expo served more than 450 people Monday night as 28 organizations came together at Coal City High School to o ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:41 am
  • Up Close: Living Water Church of the Nazarene host kids back to school fun fair

    MORRIS – More than 200 people showed up Sunday to the Living Water Church of the Nazarene’s back-to-school fun fair.
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • New superintendents take charge at districts in Morris and Minooka

    MORRIS – Two school districts, two new superintendents.In May, Morris Grade School District 54 annou ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Weighted Comfort for Kids to hold charity spaghetti dinner

    MORRIS – Autism is a difficult disorder to understand, as it manifests itself differently in nearly everyone who has it.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:37 am
  • $100K donated to agriculture groups – some in Grundy County

    NORMAL – A $100,000 gift will benefit nearly 118 groups dedicated to the future of Illinois agriculture and rural communities, including some in the G ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Landowners meeting to be held on solar farms

    DWIGHT – Livingston and Grundy County Farm Bureaus will be hosting an informational meeting on the proposed solar project at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Dwi ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County Community Foundation does much to improve life in Grundy County through leadership and philanthropy

    Prior to me starting my career at the Community Foundation of Grundy County five years ago, I had no idea what a community foundation was and if I’m b ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County Early Learning Screening team releases schedule

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Early Learning Screening team, which serves all school districts in Grundy County, will be conducting Early Learning Screen ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    City of Morris Concert on the Courthouse Lawn on ThursdayMORRIS – The concert will take place Thursd ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oesterle: Let's just agree that all lives matter

    There are certain things that set our teeth on edge. They’re called pet peeves, and everyone has them.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:51 am
  • Channahon's Three Rivers Festival welcomes those with special needs

    CHANNAHON – A year ago, Angie Cruz’s son, Donovan, was hesitant to go on the carnival rides at Three Rivers Festival’s Special Needs Day.
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • Hazardous heat expected Wednesday and Thursday in Will, Grundy counties

    The National Weather Service issued Wednesday a hazardous weather outlook for north central Illinois and northwest Indiana that goes through Thursday.
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Grundy County Board names new leadership

    MORRIS – At the opening of the Grundy County Board meeting Tuesday night, the board voted, 11-4, to move interim chairman Chris Balkema in the chairma ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Morris board reviews tentative budget

    MORRIS – The 2017 tentative budget for Morris Community High School District 101 puts the district near its cost-savings goal.
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Minooka District 201 officials expect bus union strike on first day of school

    MINOOKA – The Minooka District 201 board heard during a special meeting Tuesday from bus drivers and aides displeased with the district’s compensation ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Man wanted in Colorado apprehended in Minooka

    MINOOKA – Members of the United States Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, along with deputies from the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Crash involving semi, 2 cars closes lane on I-55 in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – A three-vehicle crash caused a lane closure mid-day Tuesday on northbound Interstate 55 in Channahon.
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • Fall tips for keeping the environment healthy

    As the summer months come to a close, we head into the fall months when school starts, and begin to prepare ourselves and our homes for the colder mon ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Minooka student takes first place in state photo contest

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs announced recently the winners of the 2016 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest, and a Minooka stud ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • Morris resident to represent Midwest in Miss American Junior Teen Pageant

    MORRIS – Sarena Hill, age 14, has been entering pageants since she was 3 years old.All those years o ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • Minooka D-201 board to meet over collective bargaining issues

    MINOOKA — Minooka District 201 board members plan to discuss collective bargaining issues Tuesday amid disputes over the district's first union contra ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Veterans participate in project recording data at Midewin in Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – U.S. military veterans have been recording data during the past week about trails at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington as ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Tinley Park pilot dies in Minooka glider crash

    MINOOKA – A Tinley Park man died Saturday in Minooka when the glider he was piloting crashed into a field.
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • Coal City Back to School Expo returns Monday

    COAL CITY – Going back to school can be difficult for some families. The cost of new clothes, school supplies, school fees and medical appointments ca ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • Northbound I-55 reopens in Braceville after closure for truck rollover

    BRACEVILLE – Northbound Interstate 55 was closed for about an hour Friday afternoon.A pickup truck r ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • Minooka school bus driver union plans to strike

    MINOOKA – The first contract negotiations between Minooka school bus drivers and aides and district officials will likely result in a strike.
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Clarification

    In the article, “First-ever memorial for veterans lost to PTSD” that was on page 6 of the Thursday, July 28, 2016, edition of The Morris Herald-News, ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 3:24 pm
  • Crime Stoppers seeking info on Shady Oaks incident

    Crimestoppers of Grundy County is seeking information regarding recent criminal damage to property. 
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 7:00 am

    Overdrafts have been in the news a lot lately but Grundy Bank reminds clients that they are preventable.  
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Seneca FFA Section VII Vo-Ag Fair winners released

    SENECA – Seneca FFA members recently displayed their livestock projects and competed against other schools at the Section VII Vo-Ag Fair.
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 9:10 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    PANCAKE BREAKFAST WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 7 WHERE: Diamond Banquet Hall, 55 Daley St. in Diamond ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 12:14 pm
  • Coleman-Hornsby Century 21 hosts Steak Fry for Charity

    MORRIS – The agents at Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby recently held their annual Steak Fry for Charity. ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    First Baptist holding Neighborhood Fest on SaturdayMORRIS – First Baptist Church, 1650 W. Route 6 in ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Police: Wilmington woman stole more than $100K from dealership

    WILMINGTON – A Wilmington woman was arrested by police on a charge of stealing more than $100,000 from a car dealership. 
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka trustees approve agreement to spur economic growth

    MINOOKA – An amendment to the annexation agreement with the developer of Opus property will hopefully spur economic growth and bring more jobs to Mino ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • JJC trustees see new initiatives of strategic enrollment plan

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College officials showed board trustees at last week's meeting how they were trying to increase student enrollment and retentio ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Channahon celebrates National Night Out

    CHANNAHON – In its sixth year, Channahon’s National Night Out celebration of the partnership between police and community couldn’t have come at a bett ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois Beer Festival coming Aug. 13 in Morris

    MORRIS – Who needs a beer?How about having your choice of more than 40?Beer lovers, and those just c ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy Chamber Community Calendar available for all to use

    As the school year nears, the Grundy County Corn Festival starts to come to the forefront of people’s minds.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris to go to bid on band shelter foundation, other park improvements

    MORRIS – Bids for the installation of a band shelter foundation and tennis court improvements in Goold Park will be accepted Aug. 4 at the city clerk’ ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Navy Reserve veteran Charles Brown of Diamond receives Congressional commendation

    DIAMOND – Charles Brown signed up to serve his country at age 17, in 1960 when he was a senior at Coal City High School.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 10:03 am
  • Living Water Church to host free Back-To-School Fun Fair

    MORRIS – Children from kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to the seventh annual Back-To-School Fun Fair at Living Water Church of the Nazare ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Requests to vote by mail in Grundy County can be sent starting Aug. 10

    MORRIS – Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson has announced that the period to request a ballot to vote by mail for the Nov. 8 general election begins Aug. 1 ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Channahon Three Rivers Festival to salute the military

    CHANNAHON – In a salute to the military, this year's Three Rivers Festival in Channahon has invited any veteran or active duty military personnel to b ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Back to school in Morris

    MORRIS – It’s time for children and parents to start thinking about back-to-school time.Registration ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Free college planning class offered in MorrisMORRIS – A free college planning class will be held fro ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oesterle: The Olympics are almost here; wake me when they're done

    The 2016 Summer Olympics are about to start in Rio de Janeiro.I remember when the Olympics were a bi ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Secretary of State reinstates vehicle registration notices

    SPRINGFIELD – Secretary of State Jesse White announced Monday that his office has reinstated the mailing of vehicle registration reminder notices to I ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris' Rezin attends energy conference

    MORRIS – A major proponent of energy jobs and a state leader on the issue, state Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, represented Illinois at the Legislative Ene ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 6:53 am
  • Walk for Love takes a stand against human trafficking in Morris

    MORRIS – At the age of 17, Esther Holiday ran away from her abusive home life in Chicago and with her boyfriend and entered the gang life, where she w ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • New bison calf born at Midewin in Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – A bison calf has been born at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, joining the 10 offspring born at Midewin earlier this year.
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Braidwood police offer help with heroin treatment program

    BRAIDWOOD – The Braidwood Police Department hopes a new partnership will make it easier for heroin addicts to receive treatment. 
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Grundy County Summer Internship Program students honored at dinner

    MINOOKA — When most teens were having fun in the sun over the summer, 2016 Minooka Community High School graduate Jacob Johnson was spending his days ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Runners dodge, climb and slide in Joliet obstacle course

    JOLIET – Bob Smith has run 5K races before, but nothing like the Insane Inflatable 5K at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • Republicans push for term limits, district map reform at Minooka event

    MINOOKA – State legislators representing Grundy County held Tuesday morning a press conference in Minooka with Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Du ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • Will County judge denies state's attorney's motion alleging fraud in case of teen in fatal crash

    JOLIET – A Will County judge on Tuesday denied prosecutors' attempts to vacate the sentence of a Morris teen involved in a double fatal car crash in G ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • Alonzo takes over as United Methodist Preschool director

    MORRIS — The United Methodist Preschool is ready for another year of learning, and it will be under new leadership this fall.
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Mazon's Little Library open for service

    MAZON — In a little red shed in front of the Mazon American Legion sits romance, history and mystery.
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • The State Bank Group acquires Harvard Savings Bank; Morris Building & Loan part of acquistion

    MORRIS – Customers at Morris Building & Loan in Morris may notice some minor changes, but overall their banking will be business as usual, according t ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 6:42 am
  • Joliet Junior College trustees hear proposed Channhon agreement

    JOLIET – Channahon village officials have spoken with Joliet Junior College trustees on an intergovernmental agreement that would finance public impro ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Will, Grundy communities to hold National Night Out events Tuesday

    JOLIET – National Night Out – which its website describes as an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and nei ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • Will County State's Attorney sets court date for minor involved in fatal Grundy County crash

    JOLIET – A court date of Aug. 2 has been set in Will County for a Morris teen involved in a double fatal car crash after the Will County State's Attor ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Minooka Community High School District 111 teachers, board reach tentative agreement

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Community High School District 111 School Board and teachers Tuesday reached a tentative contract agreement.
    July 29, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • More than a year after tornado, Coal City still seeking financial assistance

    COAL CITY – It’s been more than a year since an EF-3 tornado tore through Coal City, leaving a path of damage in its wake, but the village has not rec ...
    July 29, 2016 - 7:06 am
  • Neighbors take aim at shooting range proposal near Grundy-Kendall line

    YORKVILLE – A group of neighbors packed a Wednesday evening meeting of the Kendall County Regional Planning Commission in Yorkville to voice their opp ...
    July 29, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Honor rolls announced for Seneca High School

    The following are honor rolls from Seneca High School for the second semester, as provided by the school district.
    July 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Hospital, Dr. Mike Cichon complete affiliation agreement

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers and General Practitioner Dr. Mike Cichon have completed an affiliation agreement that merges Cichon’s pr ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 7:01 am