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  • Open house for Gardner branch of Morris Hospital planned for morning of May 14

    GARDNER – Community members are invited from 9 to 11 a.m. May 14 to visit the new Gardner Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital. The open house will fe ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • State overpaid Grundy taxing entities in Personal Property Replacement Tax

    MORRIS – Local governments in Grundy County were collectively overpaid $580,740 from the Illinois Personal Property Replacement Tax because of a misal ...
    May 4, 2016 - 8:15 am
  • Morris mayor gives state of the city address

    MORRIS – The Monday night Morris council meeting marked the start of a new fiscal year for the city.
    May 4, 2016 - 8:14 am
  • Channahon could get drug dog thanks to Will County State's Attorney's office

    CHANNAHON – In a community known more for its baseball teams, rivers and peaceful neighborhoods than crime, Channahon Police Chief Jeff Wold said he’s ...
    May 4, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • Local companies come together to replace trees lost during the Coal City tornado last year

    COAL CITY – Arturo Ortiz was knee-deep in a hole of dirt Friday morning, working steadily to remove a 2-inch-diameter tree root on Coalfield Drive in ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:34 am
  • Veterans invited to Veterans Resource Fair May 6 at JJC

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College is hosting a resource fair for veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.
    May 3, 2016 - 7:56 am
  • Grundy County residents’ questions not all addressed by Great Lakes Basin founder

    MORRIS – Hundreds of Grundy County residents came out Monday night to Morris Community High School to hear Great Lakes Basin Railroad co-founder Frank ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:21 am
  • Minooka Community High School senior dies after using drugs at Milwaukee club

    MILWAUKEE – Officials said a Minooka teen died early Sunday morning after using drugs while at a club in Milwaukee.
    May 3, 2016 - 7:55 am
  • YMCA Morris branch takes part in initiative to get kids moving

    MORRIS – Four-year-old Brooklyn Damato put her stethoscope to her ears and listened for a heartbeat of a stuffed Elmo doll being used by Morris Hospit ...
    May 2, 2016 - 7:26 am
  • Grundy Area PADS holds volunteer appreciation Breakfast

    MORRIS – Having a warm, dry, safe place to sleep at night is a blessing. But for the homeless, it can be a lifesaver.
    May 3, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • Route 66 Red Carpet festival to run May 7 and 8

    JOLIET – The Historic Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Weekend Festival will have some special attractions this year.
    May 1, 2016 - 8:22 am
  • Gotta Do It: May 1 through May 8

    May 1• Manny’s Mission 5K & SuperKids Miler – Registration begins 7 a.m. Run/walk begins 8 a.m., Rom ...
    April 30, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Will, Grundy farmers get a head start on corn planting

    Farmers in Will and Grundy counties are ahead of schedule with the planting of corn crops thanks to a stretch of dry, warm-weathered days in April.
    May 2, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • House Speaker Michael Madigan makes rare appearance in Joliet to address labor leaders

    JOLIET — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan — arguably the most powerful politician in Springfield — made a rare appearance Friday night in Joliet ...
    April 30, 2016 - 3:19 pm
  • Grundy County VAC to appeal ruling to the Illinois Supreme Court

    MORRIS – Grundy County will continue to fund veterans' services through the Veterans Assistance Commission run by Ken Buck, while the VAC appeals an o ...
    May 2, 2016 - 7:27 am
  • White Oak preschoolers write, illustrate their own book

    MORRIS – Amy Jankowski believes it’s her duty as a preschool teacher at White Oak Elementary School to show her students they can be anything they wan ...
    April 29, 2016 - 5:16 pm
  • MCHS students released early due to power outage

    MORRIS — A power outage in Morris forced an early dismissal for Morris Community High School on Friday afternoon.
    April 29, 2016 - 2:24 pm
  • Minooka District 201 board talks repair needs

    MINOOKA – At its regular meeting Wednesday, the Minooka School District 201 Board of Education voted to begin mandated life and safety projects around ...
    April 28, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • Under His Wings resale shop in Morris has new address

    MORRIS — For the last decade or so, one of the mainstays on Liberty Street has been the Under His Wings women's shelter and resale shop, which was loc ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:58 am
  • Hospital physicians recognized for excellent care

    MORRIS – Four physicians from Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers were awarded Five-Star Excellence Awards for their overall quality of care.
    April 29, 2016 - 8:04 am
  • IDNR making progress in Morris after five years of aggressive Asian carp removal

    MORRIS – In late March, three semitrailers hauled away 95,000 pounds of Asian carp from an Illinois River backwater lake in Morris.
    April 28, 2016 - 7:40 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    KIDS RUMMAGE SALEWHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. April 30WHERE: Heritage Crossing Field House, 24935 W. Sioux Dr. ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County indictments

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced that on April 20 the grand jury returned the following indictments. The public is advi ...
    April 28, 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 Department. Individuals liste ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy Community Foundation to honor donors and partners at annual Appreciation Night

    Spring has finally sprung! With that comes our annual Donor & Partner Appreciation Night, the filing of our state and federal 990, our annual audit, a ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris National Honor Society inducts new members

    MORRIS – The annual induction ceremony of Morris Community High School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society was held Feb. 17.
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Five legislators attend GEDC breakfast in Morris

    MORRIS – It was a full house of legislators and community leaders Monday at the annual GEDC Legislative Breakfast.
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Families invited to the Morris YMCA Saturday for a health and wellness expo

    MORRIS – Families are invited to the Morris YMCA on Saturday to celebrate Healthy Kids Day.The open ...
    April 28, 2016 - 7:36 am
  • Exelon Generation mails emergency brochures to local residents

    MORRIS – Exelon Generation has mailed nearly 100,000 public information emergency planning brochures to residents and businesses within 10 miles of it ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Up Close: Grundy County springs to life with fragrant flowers

    MORRIS – While April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, the unseasonably mild winter has led to blankets of white and blue covering the woodla ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Lions Club offers online ordering for Mother’s Day roses

    MORRIS – The Morris Lions Club is again selling tickets to reserve a dozen roses for delivery to local homes in its 32nd annual Rose Sale.
    April 29, 2016 - 8:10 am
  • Coal City celebrates Arbor Day

    MORRIS – Jamie and Becky Thomas of Spring Grove Nursery in Mazon started working with the Village of Coal City after the June 22 tornado that took tho ...
    April 28, 2016 - 7:37 am
  • Grundy County Housing Authority plans spring cleanup

    MORRIS – Volunteers are needed Saturday to help with a spring cleanup at Saratoga Tower in Morris. Saratoga Tower is home to low-income residents who ...
    April 28, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Board hears about local environmental impact

    SENECA – The auditorium at Seneca High School was overflowing April 21 as hundreds of residents showed up to voice their concerns about a proposed pri ...
    April 28, 2016 - 7:35 am
  • New county chairs for Grundy political parties chosen

    MORRIS – The county’s political parties have elected their leadership teams for the next two years.T ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Principal Hussey receives leadership award

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School Principal Kelly Hussey received the 2016 CEPS Leadership and Service Award from Eastern Illinois University’s Co ...
    April 29, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • Morris students try their hand at community service

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School freshmen are learning more than reading, writing and arithmetic.
    April 29, 2016 - 8:07 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    First United Methodist to hold rummage sale ThursdayMORRIS – First United Methodist Church of Morris ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Quick News

    Two Rivers Head Start enrolling for 2016-17 on May 11MORRIS – The Two Rivers Head Start Agency in Mo ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • In time, world problems hit close to home

    One of the things I have always liked about living in a small town – other than feeling like John Mellencamp was telling my life story – is the big pr ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Newark FFA to host greenhouse plant sales in April, MayNEWARK – The FFA is holding its annual plant ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Students’ futures are more than a test score

    I was given an article the other day by one of our substitute teachers, Charles Birch, highlighting a letter sent home to parents around standardized ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka church members, neighbors disagree on proposed parish hall plan

    MINOOKA – The Village of Minooka's board room was filled with residents Tuesday night who came to hear and speak about a proposed parish hall that cou ...
    April 28, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Coal City man dies after crash on I-55 in Bolingbrook

    BOLINGBROOK – A Coal City man died Saturday after a car crash Friday at Interstate 55 and Route 126 near the Bolingbrook-Plainfield border.
    April 27, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Joliet Junior College board approves interim president contract

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College trustees approved the contract for the interim president, following their formal appointment of the new leader after th ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • White Oak buses delayed after being struck by unknown objects in Morris

    MORRIS – Four buses transporting White Oak Elementary students home after school Tuesday reported an incident at the Shabbona Street railroad crossing ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • Coal City students get a living history lesson

    COAL CITY – Talk about a living history lesson.St. Juvin Post 1336 Veterans of Foreign Wars Adjutant ...
    April 26, 2016 - 2:10 pm
  • Morris students cut off their locks for charity

    MORRIS – Karina and Belen Cuatlacuatl, third-graders at White Oak Elementary School, came to class last Friday with hair flowing down their backs.
    April 28, 2016 - 7:39 am
  • Grundy County Assessor position filled

    MORRIS — Tom Hougas of Morris has been appointed by Grundy County Board Chairman David Welter to fill the position of supervisor of Assessments for th ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • Great Lakes Basin Transportation founder Frank Patton to answer questions

    MORRIS – Great Lakes Basin Transportation founder Frank Patton has agreed to attend a question and answer session for Grundy County residents that wil ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • Grapevine Mission celebrates 10 years of helping others

    MORRIS — More than 100 people packed the Morris VFW Saturday to celebrate and support the 10th anniversary of The Grapevine Mission located in Dwight, ...
    April 25, 2016 - 9:17 am
  • Gotta Do It: April 24 through May 1

    April 24 • Frankfort Country Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; also May 1, Kansas and Oak streets, Frankf ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Three Rivers Festival grants awarded

    CHANNAHON – Fourteen area organizations are receiving a total of $5,500 from the Channahon’s Three Rivers Festival Community Support Grant Program.
    April 26, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • Grundy groups gather in Morris for 'Cradle to Career' event

    MORRIS – Seventeen community members who represent various social services for Grundy County residents met in a “Cradle to Career” seminar Friday morn ...
    April 25, 2016 - 9:01 am
  • Minooka high school business official talks plans to repay state $75,000

    MINOOKA – Like other taxing bodies in the state, Minooka Community High School District 111 was overpaid during the past two years by the Illinois Dep ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:31 am
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    April 22, 2016 - 7:35 pm
  • Hundreds turn out for meeting in Seneca to object to Great Lakes Basin rail project

    SENECA – Hundreds of local residents came out Thursday evening to a meeting held at Seneca High School to express concerns about a proposed privately ...
    April 22, 2016 - 7:25 am
  • Morris District 54 art students show off their work

    MORRIS — There are going to be a lot of refrigerators crowded with artwork in Morris, if last week's District 54 Art Fair is any indication.
    April 25, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENTWHEN: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 23WHERE: Coal City Public Library, 85 N. Garf ...
    April 22, 2016 - 7:32 am
  • Grundy County area business briefs

    Wills Angus Farm joins American Angus AssociationCOAL CITY – Wills Angus Farm, Coal City, Illinois, ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:37 am
  • Cardiologist Athar Saeed receives board certification in interventional cardiology

    MORRIS – Dr. Athar Saeed, with Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists, has received board certification in interventional cardiology from the Amer ...
    April 25, 2016 - 9:03 am
  • New Grundy County assessor resigns abruptly

    MORRIS – New Grundy County Assessor Doug Anderson, who started his four-year contract March 21, resigned less than a month after taking the supervisor ...
    April 21, 2016 - 7:34 am
  • Area students gather for ExxonMobil science expo in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – Jessica Janicki and Brianna Gillson explained the successes and misses of their “lettuce grow food” science experiment to a crowd of paren ...
    April 21, 2016 - 7:33 am
  • Telecommunicator week at Grundy 911 center

    MORRIS – Leslie and Robyn Coleman grew up understanding the life of a firefighter as their father, Bob Coleman, served as the fire chief for the Morri ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • Norton Ammer: Skills and contributions from employees matter

    I had the wonderful opportunity to speak to local students at Morris High School during their recent career day. These bright young adults are just st ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Electronics recycling event ends abruptly Saturday

    MORRIS – An electronics recycling event scheduled for Saturday morning in Morris had barely begun when it ended abruptly because of a dispute between ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Beekeeping basics to be taught at Illinois extension office in Grundy County

    MORRIS – There’s a growing buzz surrounding the practice of beekeeping.The Will County Beekeepers As ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:45 pm
  • Week in Review

    Seneca man arrested after allegedly firing gun in bedroomSENECA – A Seneca man was arrested by Senec ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Community Pulse: Grundy Habitat chapter thankful for its volunteers

    Last month, Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity was recognized by the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry as 2016 Organization of the Ye ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Up Close: Junk in the Trunk offers an array of used and new items

    MORRIS – Junk in the Trunk returned during the weekend to Morris with more than 70 vendors who sold an array of items – from toy planes, trains and au ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Charles B. Phillips Library’sbook sale ends SaturdayNEWARK – The Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. J ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Saratoga District in Morris approved calendar for next school year

    MORRIS – The Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60C unanimously approved Monday the 2016-17 calendar, which includes changes to early rel ...
    April 21, 2016 - 7:37 am
  • Grapevine Mission hosts organization’s 10th birthday

    MORRIS – Grapevine Mission started 10 years ago when Judy and Mark Pershey of Dwight decided to form a nonprofit organization with Judy’s sister, the ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Residents join together to address concerns about proposed railroad

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on the proposed Great Lake Basin Railroad project.
    April 21, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Trinity Lutheran holding whole hog dinner SundayDWIGHT – Trinity Lutheran Church is holding its annu ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:59 pm
  • Oesterle: Keeping trash where it belongs is everyone's job

    In the course of editing stories that appear in recent edition of the Morris Herald-News, I was inspired to make a decision that I probably should hav ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • U of I Agronomy Day 2016 aims for high turnout at new location

    URBANA – Mark your calendars for an opportunity to explore the latest research in crop sciences during the 59th annual Agronomy Day scheduled for Aug. ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris District 54 board approves new floor plan as schools prepare to consolidate into one building

    MORRIS – The Morris Elementary School District 54 board of education approved Tuesday a new floor plan, schedule and staff plans as the district prepa ...
    April 20, 2016 - 8:46 am
  • Channahon board approves $30 million budget

    CHANNAHON – Channahon trustees unanimously approved the village’s 2016-17 budget Monday, allocating $30 million for expected revenues and $30 million ...
    April 20, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • Two people arrested Sunday in Morris allegedly with heroin, children in car

    MORRIS – A tip from a confidential informant led police Sunday to the arrest of two people who were charged with possession of a controlled substance ...
    April 20, 2016 - 8:48 am
  • Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District to receive higher rating

    MORRIS — Morris residents and business owners may want to check with their insurance provider after June 1 to see if they are eligible for a decreased ...
    April 19, 2016 - 9:11 am
  • Morris City Council approves fiscal 2016-17 budget

    MORRIS — The Morris City Council approved the fiscal 2016-17 budget Monday night with a vote of 6-1, with Alderman Randy Larson voting no.
    April 19, 2016 - 9:46 am
  • Salvation Army hosts disaster training in Morris

    MORRIS — Karen Nall, executive director of the United Way of Grundy County, said attending disaster training hosted by The Salvation Army helped in mo ...
    April 19, 2016 - 9:06 am
  • Morris welcomes home SPC Brent A. Johnson. Jr.

    MORRIS — Sirens wailed, motorcycles roared, flags waved and people cheered Saturday as they stood along Route 47 as Morris resident SPC Brent A. Johns ...
    April 18, 2016 - 1:15 pm
  • Gotta Do It: April 17 through April 24

    April 17• Restoration Day: JJC Natural Areas – 8 a.m. to noon, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt R ...
    April 16, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Channahon to get prototype interpretive signs along I&M Canal

    CHANNAHON – New interpretive signs along the Illinois & Michigan Canal Trail and at other historic sites along the I&M Canal National Heritage Area wi ...
    April 20, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • State's attorney involvement, contract uncertainty follow Grundy electronics recycling cancellation

    MORRIS – An electronics recycling event scheduled for Saturday morning in Morris had barely begun when it ended abruptly due to a dispute between Grun ...
    April 18, 2016 - 9:10 am
  • Rauner to Morris audience: 'So much is on the line'

    MORRIS – "Anyone who has a suit coat and a tie on, you're completely overdressed," State Sen. Sue Rezin said to a roomful of Republican supporters Sat ...
    April 19, 2016 - 9:26 am
  • Morris welcomes Spc. Brent Johnson Jr. home from Afghanistan

    MORRIS – The Morris community came together Saturday along Division Street to welcome home Spc. Brent Johnson Jr. after his 9-month tour in Afghanista ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Will, Grundy agencies celebrate telecommunicators

    JOLIET – Jamie Van Byssum knew she would be honored Friday as the Joliet Police Department’s Telecommunicator of the Year.
    April 18, 2016 - 9:10 am
  • Hawk Subaru Joliet donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties

    JOLIET — Subaru of America and Hawk Subaru of Joliet presented a check for $3,000 on April 4 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties.
    April 16, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Morris teen charged after selling cocaine to undercover agents

    MORRIS – A Morris teen is charged with multiple drug offenses after being arrested Wednesday evening.
    April 15, 2016 - 7:15 pm
  • Small barn catches fire Friday afternoon in Morris

    MORRIS – On Friday, wind blew embers from a rubbish fire to a small barn that caught fire and caused about $10,000 in damage in rural Morris
    April 15, 2016 - 2:21 pm
  • Morris Police Department urges motorcycle safety with warmer weather

    Morris Police Chief Brent Dite would like to take some steps early to remind local citizens about the importance of traffic consciousness when it come ...
    April 19, 2016 - 9:15 am
  • Hundreds enjoy Coal City Family Wellness Night

    COAL CITY — For four years, Coal City resident Leon Steffes has walked through the Coal City High School gymnasium during the annual wellness night to ...
    April 18, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • Morris students raise more than $2,500 in St. Baldrick's event

    MORRIS — When they started, the monetary goal of the Morris student body during their last week's St. Baldrick's fundraiser seemed pretty lofty.
    April 18, 2016 - 1:02 pm
  • Police: a dozen vehicles in Deer Ridge were burglarized Thursday

    MORRIS – At least 12 vehicles in the Deer Ridge subdivision of Morris were broken into Thursday in the early morning hours.
    April 15, 2016 - 7:37 am
  • Seneca man arrested Wednesday after allegedly firing gun in bedroom

    SENECA – A Seneca man was arrested by Seneca police Wednesday evening after allegedly firing a gun inside a home.
    April 14, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • ‘TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE DAY’

    In observance of Teach Children to Save Day on April 29, Grundy Bank is encouraging local families to recognize the day by communicating the value of ...
    April 14, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK FUNDRAISERWHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. April 16WHERE: Circle K #6875, 26950 W. Ea ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coleman-Hornsby Century 21 in Morris recognized for service

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – They did it again.Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby once again earned the Pinnacle Qualit ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County indictments

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced that on April 6, the grand jury returned the following indictments. The public is adv ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Grundy County police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka president talks development in State of the Village

    MINOOKA – Minooka’s State of the Village address last week started off with a lot of laughs after Grundy County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City school board approves large mechanical project

    COAL CITY – Coal City Middle School should operate more efficiently by this fall.The Coal City Commu ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Theater guild to present ‘The Fox on the Fairway

    MORRIS – When Matt Johnson of Newark asked to direct one of the Morris Theatre Guild’s productions this year, he knew exactly which play it would be: ...
    April 15, 2016 - 7:42 am
  • Community Pulse: Love the Earth

    Welcome to April, which is Earth Month. The Grundy County Land Use Department has many events scheduled this year and this month, and so we would like ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Up Close: Superheros take over downtown Morris

    MORRIS – The streets of downtown Morris were overtaken by superheroes Saturday afternoon, as more than 150 participants came out to the inaugural Morr ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Veteran wonders how to make medical appointments

    MORRIS – Navy veteran and Morris resident Shirley Hammons has to visit her doctor at least once a week – a trip that means getting from her home in Mo ...
    April 15, 2016 - 7:35 am
  • Business Spotlight: Outside In by Cappenollie opens in Morris

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce’s recent Business Spotlight highlights a new home décor shop in downtown Morris, Outside In by Cappenol ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Bowl For Kids' Sake strikes through Morris Saturday

    MORRIS – Every year, April marks the month of the biggest fundraiser on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties’ annual calendar.
    April 14, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Grundy Community Foundation planning Donor and Partner Appreciation Night

    In October 2014 our Challenges of the Future event was titled “Is Grundy County a Retirement Friendly Community?” That day we were lucky enough to hav ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Texas Tenors to perform at Coal City

    COAL CITY – Since the Coal City High School Auditorium was completed in 2010, the goal has been to fill it with fine arts performances of all kinds.
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • The proposed Great Lakes Basin Railroad, which would come through Grundy County, starts hearings

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on the proposed Great Lake Basin Railroad project. You can read more about this story in a rel ...
    April 14, 2016 - 8:28 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Millington United Methodist to hold rummage salesMILLINGTON – Millington United Methodist Church is ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County students take part in Government Day

    MORRIS – Shabbona Middle School student Donovan Revels clicked on his microphone Tuesday as he addressed the “interim” Grundy County Board on behalf o ...
    April 15, 2016 - 7:40 am
  • House of Glory for All Nations hosts Grundy County state's attorney for discussion

    MORRIS – Pastor Esther Holiday of the House of Glory for All Nations invited Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland to discuss with church membe ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Seneca FFA's 30 MPH roadway cleanup set for Friday

    SENECA – Sixteen years into Seneca Township High School FFA’s 30 MPH annual spring cleanup event, there’s less garbage than ever on area roadways.
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Channahon Park District's I&M Canal clean-up meets volunteer limit

    CHANNAHON – Reservations filled up in late March for this weekend’s cleanup of about 14 miles of the I&M Canal Trail within the Channahon Park Distric ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • New Grundy County assessor resigns abruptly

    MORRIS – New Grundy County Assessor Doug Anderson, who started his four-year contract March 21, resigned less than a month after taking the supervisor ...
    April 14, 2016 - 8:31 am
  • Bridge inspections scheduled to start April 25 on I-80 in Joliet

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that daily lane closures will start, weather permitting, on April 25 for a rou ...
    April 13, 2016 - 12:31 pm
  • Morris District 101 still on financial early warning list

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School District 101 remains on the Financial Early Warning list this year with a score of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. The tota ...
    April 13, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • Balkema appointed as county board vice-president

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board voted, 14-1, with Frank Halpin voting “no” and Debra Jo Kinsella and John Roth absent, to appoint Chris Balkema count ...
    April 13, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Recycle unwanted electronics Saturday in Morris

    MORRIS – If you’re running out of space for your outdated electronics, the Grundy County Land Use Department will take them off your hands.
    April 16, 2016 - 12:38 pm
  • Hundreds turn out to oppose Great Lakes Basin rail project

    MANTENO – About 300 people – nearly all of whom were farmers – packed into the Manteno Sportsmen’s Club on Monday night to speak out against a private ...
    April 12, 2016 - 8:43 am
  • 3 crashes cause injuries, damage midday Monday on I-55 in Channahon Township

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – Three people were injured in one of three crashes, all of which occurred early Monday afternoon on the same stretch of Interstate ...
    April 12, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Work underway on hole in outbound I-55 bridge deck near Channahon

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced temporary lane closures are underway Monday on outbound Interstate 55 over the BNSF Railroad n ...
    April 11, 2016 - 1:15 pm
  • Top team at Channahon St. Baldrick's raises more than $6,000

    CHANNAHON — The first team in the Channahon St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving line-up was the one that raised the most money – The M-Dog Bald Cupcakes, ...
    April 11, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • ICS fifth-graders graduate from D.A.R.E program

    MORRIS — On April 5, Immaculate Conception School and the Morris Police Department held the fifth-grade D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony at ICS.
    April 12, 2016 - 8:44 am
  • Minooka police discontinue body camera use

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Police Department has stopped using officer body cameras after a six-month testing phase.
    April 11, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • Schott: Inspiration found at Troy school

    If you’re looking for a little inspiration this week, look no further than the students in Allison Acevedo’s Citizenship through Community Service cla ...
    April 11, 2016 - 7:21 am
  • Annual township meetings to be held Tuesday in Will, Grundy counties

    JOLIET TOWNSHIP – Every year on the second Tuesday of April, township governments in Illinois are required to host annual meetings – a longstanding tr ...
    April 11, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Grundy County veterans organizations divided, services at risk

    MORRIS – Veterans organizations give those who fought for their country a place to come together, help one another, offer support and allow the brothe ...
    April 11, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • LyondellBasell Morris Complex gives $114K to United Way organizations

    MORRIS – The Morris Complex of LyondellBasell recently announced donations totaling $114,000 to United Way of Grundy County, United Way of Eastern LaS ...
    April 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka police looking into burglaries

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Police Department is investigating three burglaries that took place within the last 10 days.
    April 11, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • Veterans may lose services provided by Grundy County VAC

    MORRIS – Grundy County veterans are at risk of losing service provided by the Veterans Assistance Commission, including transportation to and from Hin ...
    April 8, 2016 - 7:35 am
  • Semi fire on I-55 near Shorewood

    SHOREWOOD – A semitrailer was on fire Thursday morning on Interstate 55 near Shorewood, according to scanner reports.
    April 7, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties offers annual bowling fundraiser

    JOLIET – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties will host its annual "Bowl for Kids' Sake" this month.
    April 7, 2016 - 10:05 am
  • Gardner Grade School releases honor rolls

    GARDNER – The following are those who made honor roll during the second quarter at Gardner Grade School.
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    PANCAKE SUPPERWHEN: 4 to 8 p.m. April 9WHERE: Newark Firehouse, 101 E. Main St., NewarkCOST & INFO: ...
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area 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 ...
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Community High School releases third-quarter honor rolls

    The following are honor rolls as submitted by Morris Community High School for the third quarter.Gra ...
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Week in Review

    JJC spring enrollment continues to steadily dropJOLIET – Joliet Junior College spring enrollment num ...
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Up Close: Midwest Color Guard Champions

    MORRIS – The 2015-16 Morris Community High School Winterguard completed its competition season Saturday night as the team brought home the gold.
    April 8, 2016 - 7:27 am
  • Coal City Backpack Program gains tax-exempt status

    COAL CITY – When the Coal City Clothes Closet closed its doors in October 2014, there was concern in the community that its backpack program would dis ...
    April 8, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Grundy Chamber offers a trip to Italy

    Thanks to the “See your memories” feature on Facebook, I recently have been reminded of my honeymoon to Italy.
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Salvation Army offering free training classes for volunteers at We Care of Grundy County

    MORRIS – When disaster strikes, agencies dispatch volunteers, typically from throughout the state, to assist in necessary tasks.
    April 7, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Nick Offerman spoofs Minooka on television’s ‘The Late Show’

    MINOOKA – Comedian Nick Offerman, best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC hit show “Parks and Recreation,” had a good time poking fun at his ...
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Free Family Wellness Night planned for April 14 in Coal City

    COAL CITY – The Coal City Unit 1 School District is holding its fourth annual Family Wellness Night on April 14 to provide wellnesss resources to the ...
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oesterle: History tells me to wait and see on the Cubs

    It was one of those rare nights Monday when I was able to just kick back and enjoy some sports on TV.
    April 9, 2016 - 9:45 am