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  • Q&A: Joliet Junior College chef on culinary arts department, cooking

    JOLIET – Herald-News reporter Felix Sarver recently spoke with Michael McGreal, Joliet Junior College culinary arts department chairman, about how he ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Morris fire district responds to Main Street house fire

    MORRIS – The Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District responded to a structure fire Friday night at 310 E. Main St. in Morris.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 8:03 pm
  • Morris Community High School releases honor rolls

    Morris Community High School has released honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year. They are as follows:
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 6:39 am
  • Seneca FFA places third in State Meats Evaluation

    The Seneca FFA had an active day when the Meats Evaluation Team competed in the Illinois Association FFA Meat Judging Career Development Event at the ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Mazon-Verona-Kinsman releases honor rolls

    At the end of each quarter, the academic accomplishments of Mazon-Verona-Kinsman Middle School students are recognized through the posting of the Hono ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • We Care red kettle event grand total for 2016 is $33,029

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County is pleased to announce that $27,808 was collected during The Salvation Army red kettle campaign over the Christmas s ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 6:49 am
  • Grundy Chamber’s annual Family Fest is Feb. 11

    MINOOKA – The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and the Channahon/Minooka Chamber of Commerce are less than a month away from hosting this year’s Fami ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 6:52 am
  • Morris Hospital doctor earns board certification

    MORRIS – Dr. Aamair Tajuddin, a pediatrician at the Coal City Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital, has been certified in pediatrics by the American B ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 6:46 am
  • Miller: Dems 'defensive,' 'joyless' in picking Madigan again

    If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan's re-election last week, it would be either ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Mazon Park Street Congregational Church holding pecan saleMAZON – Mazon Park Street Congregational C ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 6:50 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 ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 6:48 am
  • Morris Hospital pediatrician earns board certification

    MORRIS – Dr. Melissa Hill, a pediatrician at the Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus, has been certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Up Close: Morris, Seneca teams have once-in-a-lifetime experience at United Center

    On Jan. 7, the Morris and Seneca boys basketball teams capped their winter breaks by playing a game at the United Center in Chicago, the home of the C ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 6:45 am
  • Morris family tree has six living generations' worth of branches

    MORRIS – When Armanette Fannin was born 93 years ago, she had no idea her legacy would reach nearly 160 people by the year 2017.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • Buck: New year, new schedule of tools

    A new year means a new schedule of Nonprofit Tools for Success!This is a monthly workshop of peers w ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Gotta Do It 5

    EXOTIC ANIMAL SHOWWHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. SaturdayWHERE: Morris Public LibraryCOST & INFO: Co ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Morris Casey's shares spirit of giving with a pickle jar

    MORRIS – Each morning, Morris resident William Sticha walks into Casey’s General Store on Bedford Road for his coffee, pizza and doughnut. And just as ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 2:00 pm
  • Morris Mobile Meals hires new coordinator

    MORRIS – Longtime Morris Mobile Meals Coordinator Char Orndorff has retired from the nonprofit, and the board of directors has hired Morris resident M ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Business After Hours to be held in MinookaMINOOKA – Stella’s Place is this month’s host for Business ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Girl Scout cookie-selling season has begun in Morris

    MORRIS – If you haven’t received the doorbell ring yet this month, you might want to pick up the phone and call your nearest Girl Scout to place your ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Grundy County VAC office relocates to county administration building

    MORRIS – Although the address of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission has changed, the services have not.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 6:37 am
  • Channahon planning updated wastewater treatment plant

    With housing start-ups and the recession all but gone, Channahon is taking steps to get ahead of growth. At this week’s Village Board meeting, trustee ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • 18 photos of a $699,900 Channahon home for sale with an elevator and a double-sided fireplace

    Ever drive by a home and wonder, how much does that cost? Or what does it really look like inside?Go ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:31 am
  • Teen in crash that killed Morris couple found guilty of failure to reduce speed

    MORRIS – A Morris teenager accused of killing a couple in a crash last summer as they were riding their bicycles was fined $1,000 and will have his dr ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 6:48 am
  • Morris road closures extended on Nettle Street and Goold Park Drive

    MORRIS – Road closings required for the street projects on Nettle Street to West Jackson Street and on Goold Park Drive will last longer than original ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 6:49 am
  • Braidwood police question teens after shots fired; investigate car burglaries

    BRAIDWOOD – Police said they are investigating recent car burglaries for possible connections to an incident last week in which five juveniles were ap ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 6:50 am
  • Grundy County Farm Bureau hosts 102nd annual meeting

    DWIGHT – The Grundy County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting last week, at which it bestowed the Friend of Farm Bureau award to the Seneca FFA and t ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:29 pm
  • Morris Hall of Distinction receives first 10 inductees

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School Education Foundation began as an initiative of Superintendent Pat Halloran, principal Kelly Hussey, members ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 6:45 am
  • Joliet Junior College hears public improvement proposal for warehouses

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College officials were presented last week with a proposal to abate – or reduce – property taxes for a warehouse development to ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 6:58 am
  • Illinois Sheriff's Association to award scholarships

    The Illinois Sheriff's Association announced recently that it will be awarding $54,500 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to stu ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 8:57 am
  • Braidwood police arrest two with 30 bags of heroin

    BRAIDWOOD – Police in Braidwood nabbed two more suspected heroin dealers.Braidwood Police Chief Nick ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 8:59 am
  • What is Flameless Cremation?

    There comes a time when everyone is faced with the aftercare of a loved one. In the past your choic ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • Grundy County Early Learning Screening dates set

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Early Learning Screening team, which serves all school districts in Grundy County, will be conducting Early Learning Screen ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:13 pm
  • Morris Theatre Guild to perform 'Harvey'

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild Inc. has begun rehearsals and is taking reservations for its winter of production of Mary Chase's "Harvey," sponsore ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 6:52 am
  • Community Pulse: Morris has a designated Heritage Home program

    Those of us who live in Morris know that our town boasts many beautiful and historic homes.But did y ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 6:44 am
  • Students’ request for African-American club denied for spring start

    MINOOKA – Students’ requests to start a club for African-Americans at Minooka Community High School this semester have been denied, said junior Britta ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 6:43 am
  • Norton: Keep an eye on regional business trends beyond municipal border

    Regionalism is a word that gets bantered about in economic development circles and for good reason.P ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 6:53 am
  • Camp JC a hit with kids in Channahon, Minooka

    Since she was 8 years old, JoLeigh Buchanan, now 16, loved to party plan and made each one of her own birthday parties special for her friends with gi ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:13 pm
  • T.E.A.C.H. outdoors brings children and outside activities together

    MORRIS – Last year, while at a fishing derby, Jim Smith of Morris witnessed two young girls who had never fished before learn the basics of the sport ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 6:37 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    “THE WIZARD OF OZ”WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. on SaturdayWHERE: Three Rivers Library in MinookaCOST & INFO: ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Menswear designer, Morris native visits hometown over holidays

    Clothing from the line of national menswear designer James Comfort, who was born and raised in Morris, is now hanging on the racks of the local downto ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 6:45 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Will/Grundy Genealogical Society to meet in JanuaryThe Will/Grundy Genealogical Society will hold it ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Litchfield: Mindful sharing on social media is essential

    For most of us, signing onto Facebook daily, or in some cases several times a day, leaves us inundated with the good, the bad and the ugly the world h ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 6:48 am
  • Joliet Junior College approves tax abatement deal for Minooka business

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College board approved a three-year property tax abatement – or reduction – for a company in Minooka that plans to expand i ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • Local nursing home fined $25,000 by the Illinois Department of Health

    MORRIS - A Morris nursing home was fined by the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) for violations.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • Great Lakes Basin Transportation granted a suspension on environmental review

    MORRIS – The Surface Transportation Board (STB) in Washington, D.C. has agreed to suspend its ongoing environmental review under the National Environm ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • Coal City School District receives school site donations and looks at options for at risk preschool

    COAL CITY - Coal City Community Unit School District 1 superintendent Kent Bugg said the district has seen an increase in school site donations recent ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:54 pm
  • Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District responds to structure fire

    MORRIS - Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District responded to a fire Tuesday afternoon at 2608 Indian Grass Road in Morris.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:39 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 ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 1:52 pm
  • Morris Community High School maintains bond rating and receives award

    MORRIS - Morris Community High School District 101 will be going out to bid for $1.7 million worth of working cash bonds as it has for several years.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 1:50 pm
  • Weather Spotter class offered in Coal City

    COAL CITY – Have you ever watched the clouds roll in and wonder if they are capable of producing a tornado or straight line winds, or if they are simp ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Dueling Tonys raise money and awareness

    MORRIS - Two black pianos sat stoically in front of the alter at Immaculate Conception Church in Morris Friday night as Tony DeBlois and Tony Kidonaki ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 6:41 am
  • Families light up Channahon library in laser tag party

    Locals might laugh at the thought of laser tag at the local library, thanks to Minooka native and actor Nick Offerman after his spoof of the Minooka C ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 6:39 am
  • Open Table UCC's community series continues

    OTTAWA -Tom Gaulke is the second speaker in Open Table UCC’s community series on Peace and Justice. He speaks Thursday January 12 at 7:00 p.m. on the ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 6:54 am
  • Dwight farmer earns Illinois Corn Growers Association top award

    Bloomington, IL – Art Bunting of Dwight is the recipient of the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) top award presented at the organization’s a ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 6:50 am
  • Minooka Students inducted into Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School is proud to announce ten members of its school newspaper and yearbook staffs have been inducted into the Quill ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 6:56 am
  • Immaculate Conception School to host preschool open house

    MORRIS - Parents of preschool age children are invited to participate in a Preschool Open House that will take place at Immaculate Conception School ( ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 6:47 am
  • Joliet Junior College, federal officials were in dispute over college's $55,000 fine

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College officials and the U.S. Department of Education were once in a dispute over the department’s $55,000 fine, which has sin ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 6:51 am
  • Area lawmakers return to Springfield with no budget

    JOLIET – Legislators return to Springfield this week for a lame-duck session set for Monday and Tuesday, followed by the inauguration of the 100th Ill ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 6:48 am
  • Million dollar views in Morris: 16 photos of a $1,300,000 home for sale

    Ever drive by a home and wonder, how much does that cost? Or what does it really look like inside?Go ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 9:23 am
  • Go softly, when picking a toothbrush

    You are confronted, literally, with a wall of choices when buying even that simple tool of personal grooming, hygiene and health: the toothbrush.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Grundy drivers cited during Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

    MORRIS – As part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office was out this holiday season working to save live ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 6:47 am
  • Coal City sixth-grade students send cards to veterans

    The students sent 67 Christmas cards to veterans in local assisted-living and skilled care facilities. St. Juvin Post provides the cards and postage a ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 6:39 am
  • Sophomore Seth Severson named to dean’s list at Bob Jones University

    Seth Severson, a sophomore information technology major of Dwight, was among approximately 900 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2016 De ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 7:18 am
  • Morris Community YMCA recognizes its annual campaign donors

    MORRIS – In an effort to keep its new and longtime members more informed, the Morris Community YMCA recently installed two new digital signs within th ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 6:48 am
  • Author Gary W. Moore to hold book-signing at Coal City library

    COAL CITY – Award-winning author and speaker Gary W. Moore will sign copies of his new book “The Final Service” at the Coal City Public Library at 6:3 ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 7:17 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Mazon Park Street Congregational Church to hold pecan saleMazon Park Street Congregational (UCC) Chu ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:58 am
  • Shaping up in 2017

    MORRIS – It’s the new year, and for many people that means making a resolution to get fit.While some ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 6:40 am
  • Grundy County area police briefs

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:57 am
  • Health department starts free family classes

    MORRIS – Families with children 12 to 18 years old are invited to take part in a new free Healthy Families Project program sponsored by the Grundy Cou ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:57 am
  • Joliet Junior College board election includes 10 candidates

    JOLIET – Ten candidates are running in the Joliet Junior College board elections in April. Because t ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:50 am
  • Coal City looks forward to 2017

    COAL CITY - As Coal City moves forward into 2017, it is focusing on industrial development south of the village.
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 6:45 am
  • Rock Island Clean Line withdraws petition with Iowa Utilites Board

    Clean Line Energy announced in December that it had withdrawn the pending applications for franchise approval at the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB).
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 6:42 am
  • Minooka native stars in new Discovery Channel survival show

    JOLIET – It’s a good thing Adam Kimble never unsubscribed from one particular annoying, recurring email blast.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:47 am
  • Dwight mother delivers first baby of 2017

    MORRIS - Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers holds a special place in the heart for the Transou family of Verona.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • Grundy Bank's Home for the Holidays Light Contest winner announced

    MORRIS - Grundy Bank hosted its second annual Home for the Holidays Light Contest this year. A new tradition they hope to continue in our community.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:45 am
  • Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby makes donation to Will-Grundy Easter Seals

    MORRIS - Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby recently presented a check in the amount of $6,174 to Will-Grundy Easter Seals as a result of a year-long fundrais ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:48 am
  • In 2017, Grundy County looks forward with strategic plan Vision 2020

    MORRIS – As the Grundy County Board rings in the new year, its members are looking forward not to 2017, but to 2020.
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 9:22 pm
  • Morris will finish infrastructure improvements, upgrade city parks in 2017

    MORRIS – The city of Morris will continue to see infrastructure upgrades as it heads into 2017.Morri ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 9:21 pm
  • Morris kids ring in 2017 early with Noon Year's Eve library event

    MORRIS – The countdown from 10 got louder and louder as it neared the end, and when the number one was shouted, 75 multicolored balloons dropped from ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 9:19 pm
  • Grundy sheriff responds to Teamsters inmate transport allegations

    MORRIS – Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan is denying allegations by Teamsters Local 700 that Grundy County correctional officers are in danger whi ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Channahon to see residential, industrial development in 2017

    CHANNAHON – Village of Channahon officials see a lot of development coming in 2017.It’s expected to ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Minooka looks forward to continued growth in 2017

    MINOOKA – Minooka continues to grow as it goes into 2017.Village President Pat Brennan said looking ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Year in review: A look back at 2016 in Grundy County

    MORRIS – 2016 was a year filled with ups and downs for the people of Grundy County.The community mou ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:44 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 ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles to hold vote on bylaw changes

    MORRIS – The Fraternal Order of Eagles of Morris will be voting on proposed by-law changes on Jan 11, 2017, at its 7 p.m. meeting. If there are any qu ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 7:33 pm
  • Seneca native makes dean’s list at Belmont University

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kyle Boyd, a Seneca native, qualified for the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 7:34 pm
  • Minooka High School National Honor Society inducts new members

    MINOOKA – Congratulations are extended to the newest members of the Minooka Community High School chapter of the National Honor Society.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 8:44 pm
  • Stott Contracting LLC helps to fill We Care pantry

    MORRIS – Stott Contracting LLC of Morris sponsored the last Fill-the-Pantry of the year at We Care of Grundy County on Dec. 23, which was the second t ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 7:00 am
  • Grundy County Chamber of Commerce has a new app

    Like many businesses and organizations do at this time of year, the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Channahon Minooka Chamber are ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Morris radiology tech recognized as team player

    Erin Norris of Diamond is a radiology technologist at the Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital. Her contributions extend well beyond ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • Hall of Distinction induction set for Jan. 14

    History will be made at Morris Community High School on Jan. 14 as the inaugural “Hall of Distinction” class is inducted between basketball games at a ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Grundy County grand jury indictments

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland, has announced that on Dec. 21, the grand jury has returned the following indictments. The publi ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • News laws set to begin at start of 2017

    More than 190 changes to Illinois law take effect with the new year.No, none of them are an actual s ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Living Water Church of the Nazarene to host New Year’s partyMORRIS – Living Water Church of the Naza ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • 'Dueling Tonys' to take stage for Special Connections fundraiser in Morris

    MORRIS – The dueling pianos of Tony DeBlois and Tony Kidonakis will return to Morris on Jan. 6 to raise money for Special Connections of Grundy County ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 9:20 pm
  • Minooka 201 board approves 2016 levy

    MINOOKA – After months of discussion, waiting on preliminary growth information and number crunching, the Minooka School District 201 school board vot ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Morris Hospital offers next session of ‘Diet Free’Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is offering a ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • Gotta Do It 5

    NOON YEAR'S EVE PARTYWHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on ThursdayWHERE: Shorewood-Troy Public LibraryCO ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Man killed by semi while fixing flat tire on I-80 near Seneca

    A man was struck and killed while trying to fix a flat tire Monday night on westbound Interstate 80.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Christmas Eve celebration at Saratoga Tower

    MORRIS – For the third year, several area families came together to spend Christmas Eve with the residents of the Grundy County Housing Authority's Sa ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Teamsters Local 700 claims Grundy County Sheriff's Department practices unsafe

    MORRIS – Teamsters Local 700 stated in a news release last week that Grundy County Department of Corrections officers for the Grundy County Sheriff's ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Chanukah celebrated in Morris

    MORRIS – A small group of people gathered in the cold Monday night to celebrate Chanukah on the Grundy County Courthouse lawn.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease and other viruses hit around holidays

    It’s that time of year, sadly enough, for viruses to make their appearances and mess with holiday plans.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Turtle's Tap in Morris offers free Christmas dinner

    MORRIS – In the Christmas gift room at Turtle's Tap, there was paper unrolling, scissors cutting and helpers scurrying about picking out the perfect g ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Former State Rep. fired from Department of Corrections after allegations made

    Former 75th district state representative John Anthony was fired Dec. 7 from his position at Illinois Department of Corrections after allegations from ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 5:14 pm
  • Grundy Transit Adopt A Rider program finding success

    When the weather was warm and sunny, Morris Jewel-Osco employee Ryan Killeen would hop on this bike and ride to work from his home on Oriole Drive. Bu ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 7:20 am