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  • Bridge, highway work for Will, Grundy counties

    Bridge replacements and interstate work are a big part of the main roadway projects scheduled for this year by the state and Will and Grundy counties.
    April 18, 2015 - 1:00 am
  • Civil rights activist talks at JJC about overcoming school segregation

    JOLIET – Sylvia Mendez shared Friday a story she promised her mother she would tell everyone: her family’s fight to make sure she and her siblings cou ...
    April 18, 2015 - 1:00 am
  • Morris man guilty of sexual assault, battery

    MORRIS – A Morris man was found guilty Friday of aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and aggravated battery Friday.
    April 17, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Legion honors Minooka student essay contest winners

    MINOOKA – American Legion Post 1188 of Minooka introduced Thursday the Minooka Community High School Board to winners of the organization’s annual ess ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • A note to our readers about weekend editions

    Today is the end of one chapter of our publication’s history, as you hold in your hands the last edition of the Morris Daily Herald.
    April 16, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Grundy County committee receives 5 responses for healthcare for county employees

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Personnel and Insurance Committee received five responses to the Request For Proposal (RFP) for healthcare for county emplo ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Morris students make guitars for charity

    MORRIS – Guitars might be a part of your favorite song or part of prom next month.Most don’t think o ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Morris High to continue independent contraband searches next year

    MORRIS – The District 101 School Board has approved a contract with Interquest Detection Canines of Chicagoland for another year of contraband detecti ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Distributing the wings of comfort

    MINOOKA – Marge Schlekeway of Minooka never will forget the angel bead and prayer shawl Bonelyn “Bonnie” Moss, 80, of Minooka gave to her adult daught ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Extension office offers chicken, herb workshops

    MORRIS – The University of Illinois will offer workshops in May aimed at the backyard gardener interested in raising herbs or poultry.
    April 16, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Public meeting on Brisbin Road to be held

    MORRIS DAILY HERALDMORRIS – The Grundy County Highway Department will conduct a public information m ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Heartland Bank to host Spring into Free event MINOOKA – On April 17, Heartland Bank and Trust Compan ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Tlapa taps maple trees for natural taste

    MORRIS – Country living, with access to Chicago and the suburbs, was what Charles Tlapa was looking for when he moved to Morris from Downers Grove in ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Funds frozen for JJC city campus project

    JOLIET – State funds have been frozen for interior work to the downtown Joliet Junior College building, but college officials plan to continue paying ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Hoping for an all-inclusive playground

    COAL CITY – Autism awareness organization Hope Helps has launched a goal of raising money for a 10,000-square-foot, all-inclusive, special-needs senso ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Legacy Foundation nearing next step in Morris bleacher project

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School Legacy Foundation launched in January with a goal of updating the school’s stadium through the Legacy Projec ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Grundy County Board approves road projects

    MORRIS – Grundy County is moving forward on road projects for the year. The board approved Tuesday i ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • A friendly competitive tradition

    MORRIS – The aroma of buttery popcorn, crowds cheering, the band belting out music from the stands, and the screech of shoes on the gym floor meant on ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Board encounters quirks in new software

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board members worked through technical issues Tuesday night as they rolled out new software designed to increase transparency.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Morris to travel to 1959 with musical

    MORRIS – High school theater programs rarely feature as much male talent as female talent.Morris is ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Grundy taxing bodies seek payment in Reichhold, Inc. bankruptcy

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee discussed Monday where the county stands with a Reichhold Inc. bankruptcy filing from September.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • No houses may mean end to Home for the Holidays walk

    MORRIS – After 23 years and more than 100 homes, the Home for the Holidays House Walk may be ending.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Grundy officials host 4-H Government Day

    MORRIS – The Grundy County 4-H held Tuesday its annual Government Day for students from local schools.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Plainfield woman in Gardner accident dies

    GARDNER – A Plainfield woman died following a rollover accident on Gorman Road early Tuesday morning.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Community Foundation: Everyone has something to give

    By DEVAN GAGLIARDO - Community Foundation of Grundy CountyWe’ve all heard the Golden Rule to do for ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Committee aims to retain Rick Porter

    MORRIS – A Grundy County Board committee approved 6-0 to send to the full board a conflict of interest waiver so Rick Porter can be retained to work o ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • District 101 board approves preparation of next budget

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School District 101 board approved 6-0 Monday the preparation of a tentative budget for the fiscal year starting Ju ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Grundy-area firefighter candidates and fire district personnel trained at Midwest Fire Training Academy

    MORRIS – As firefighter candidates crawled through the doorway, smoke pouring out above them, trainers shouted at them, warning them not to touch each ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Braidwood will have new mayor

    BRAIDWOOD – Braidwood will have a new mayor by the end of this month after Jim Vehrs unofficially won an electoral rematch over Mayor Bill Rulien.
    April 13, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Grant helps We Care purchase van to help Grundy County residents

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County recently received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Grundy County to use toward the purchase of a used ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Breast cancer not as common in men, but does occur

    MORRIS – Hank Englehaupt, who lives between Seneca and Marseilles, never dreamed he’d hear his doctor give him a diagnosis of breast cancer.
    April 13, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • We Care delivers over 11,000 pounds of food

    MAZON – About 135 area families took part in a mobile food pantry at MVK Middle School, sponsored by New Community Christian Church.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Wall named publisher of the Morris Daily Herald

    JOLIET – Robert Wall has been named publisher of the Morris Daily Herald, The Herald-News in Joliet and Herald Life.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Morris files tentative budget for fiscal 2015-16

    MORRIS – A tentative budget for fiscal 2015-16 was placed on file after Monday’s Morris City Council.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Coal City aims for alternative to alternative schools

    COAL CITY – Coal City Community Unit School District 1 is looking at bringing alternative classes in-district next year.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Church’s senior pastor has Indian roots

    MORRIS – First United Methodist Church welcomed a new senior pastor last July, the Rev. Robert Sathuri, whose Christian roots run the way back to his ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Grundy area fire officials talk about brush fire safety after a week with multiple fires

    The same weather that brings people outdoors after a long winter also can result in a call to the local fire protection district when controlled burns ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Suspect in Coal City shooting freed on bail

    MORRIS – A Romeoville man charged in a recent Coal City shooting was released from jail after a family member posted his $100,000 bail.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Severe thunderstorm warning ends for Morris

    MORRIS - The Grundy County Emergency Management Agency announced the severe thunderstorm warning for Morris was allowed to expire at 9:15 p.m.
    April 10, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Grainger looking to expand: Considering Minooka and South Carolina as locations

    MINOOKA – Grainger is looking to expand its company and its Minooka location is one of the prospect locations for expansion.
    April 9, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Coal City holding a pilot preschool program next year

    COAL CITY – With waiting lists growing each year for Grundy County preschool-age students who are at-risk, the Coal City Community Unit School Distric ...
    April 9, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Halliday hopes to boost Coal City's revenue

    COAL CITY – Terry Halliday is set to be named village president of Coal City next month after winning Tuesday’s election for the city’s top office.
    April 9, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Landlord helps child care center support families who lost child care

    MINOOKA – Grainger is looking to expand its company and its Minooka location is one of the prospect locations for expansion.
    April 9, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Severe weather possibility remains for region Thursday

    Forecasts Thursday morning continued to show the possibility of severe weather for the region in the late afternoon and early evening, local officials ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Diamond man, Coal City woman arrested on felony drug charges

    DIAMOND - Grundy County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday arrested two local people on felony drug charges.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • First responder to the first responders

    MORRIS – Pastor Steve Larson is a brother figure to some, a father figure to others and just “Steve” to many more.
    April 8, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Election results in for Grundy County offices

    GRUNDY COUNTY The following offices were on the April 7 ballot in Grundy County. Results are from un ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Minooka mayor lists accomplishments in address

    MINOOKA – Minooka Mayor Pat Brennan had good reason to speak with an air of confidence during his sixth annual state of the village address Wednesday.
    April 9, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Coal City shooting suspect turns himself in

    COAL CITY – The suspect in last week’s Coal City shooting of a trucking company owner turned himself in Wednesday at the Grundy County Jail.
    April 8, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Gardner winners are mostly familar faces

    GARDNER – Voters in Gardner formally elected Mike Serena as mayor in Tuesday’s election with 311 votes.
    April 8, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • New alderman elected for Morris Third Ward

    MORRIS – The Third Ward of Morris has a new alderman, Jeffrey Wachowski, according to unofficial results.
    April 8, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Morris District 54 sees four new faces

    MORRIS – In the Morris Elementary School District 54 Board election, Sheryl Dzuryak, Jim Hitchcock, S. Joannie Johnston, and Sandra Marsmaker have won ...
    April 8, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Local mayors deliver food to raise awareness

    MORRIS – Mayors are elected to serve their community, and three area mayors Tuesday took serving to another level as they collected donated food from ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Rezin tours Cook County jail, highlights need for reforms

    CHICAGO – Calling Illinois’ criminal justice system “in need of some change,” Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, organized a tour of the Cook County Jail with ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Channahon Village Board approves budget

    CHANNAHON – Channahon village trustees Monday approved the 2015-16 budget, with expected revenues totaling $26.6 million and expenses of $27.4 million ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Democrat committee names vice chairman

    COAL CITY – The Grundy County Democratic Central Committee on Thursday named Coal City native Tim Bradley as its vice chairman.
    April 6, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Council gives preliminary approval for rezoning

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council conditionally approved Monday a request for a zoning change returning a house used for multiple businesses back to re ...
    April 6, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Morris Lions Club egg hunt provides fun for families

    MORRIS – In a matter of 60 seconds, 8,000 candy-filled plastic eggs were snatched off the new spring grass Saturday in Goold Park and thrown into bask ...
    April 6, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Description of truck driven by suspect released

    COAL CITY – Police reached out to state and federal agencies Monday to assist in the apprehension of the suspect in last week’s Coal City shooting.
    April 6, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Six look for election to Joliet Junior College trustee board

    JOLIET – A packed field is competing for a seat on the Joliet Junior College board of trustees, with six candidates vying for two seats in Tuesday’s e ...
    April 4, 2015 - 10:09 am
  • Offices on the Grundy County ballot

    The following offices, and candidates seeking those offices, are on the April 7 ballot. Names are taken from the Grundy County Clerk’s website.
    April 7, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Seven look to fill four Gardner commissioner seats

    GARDNER – There are seven candidates seeking four positions in the village of Gardner commissioner race.
    April 3, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Two running for seat on Gardner Fire Protection Board

    GARDNER – There are two seats available on the Gardner Fire Protection District Board: one for a four-year term and the other for a six-year term.
    April 3, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Girl Scout performance allows girls to be stars

    MORRIS – The stars aligned as Morris-area Girl Scouts took center stage, performing acts such as the “Best and worst days of camping,” and “Always hel ...
    April 3, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • candidates running for Coal City mayor

    By JESSICA BOURQUE - Shaw Media correspondentCOAL CITY – After an eight-year stint serving as the vi ...
    April 3, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Morris churches participate in cross walk

    MORRIS – On one of the holiest day for Christians, Good Friday, people from many congregations walked together, church to church, through the streets ...
    April 3, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Police gathering reports for state's attorney's office in regards to Coal City shooting

    COAL CITY – Coal City police met Friday to create reports from the information gathered in the shooting of Adam Fierro of Braidwood so they can contin ...
    April 3, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Six running for four seats on Morris District 54 board

    By HEIDI LITCHFIELD - hlitchfield@shawmedia.comMORRIS – Six candidates are now competing for four se ...
    April 2, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Six running for three seats on Morris high school board

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School District 101 will see at least two new Board of Education members after the upcoming April 7 election.MORRIS – M ...
    April 2, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Police still searching for Coal City shooting suspect

    COAL CITY – In the typically quiet town of Coal City, the peace was shattered shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday as gunshots rang out.
    April 3, 2015 - 1:35 pm
  • Candidates face off at Channahon forum

    CHANNAHON – The candidates who Channahon and Minooka residents will vote for in the April 7 consolidated election gathered Wednesday evening at Channa ...
    April 2, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Search for shooter in Coal City incident ongoing

    COAL CITY — Police continued Thursday afternoon to search for the suspect and investigate evidence in a Coal City shooting that happened the night bef ...
    April 2, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • MCHS’s Mark Brown recognized by Illinois Coaches Association

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School’s head varsity girls softball Coach Mark Brown has been named a 2014 4A Sectional Coach of the Year and one of ...
    March 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Morris fire department responds to two area fire calls

    VERONA – The Morris Fire and Ambulance Protection District was called out to two calls about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
    April 1, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Five running for three seats on Coal City Village Board

    COAL CITY – Coal City residents will take to the polls April 7 to choose who will serve on the village’s board.
    April 1, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Braceville fire district hosts junior training

    BRACEVILLE – Cody Ledlow of Braceville has always had an interest in fighting fires after watching television shows like “Chicago Fire.”
    April 2, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Police searching for person of interest in Coal City shooting

    COAL CITY — Police are looking for a man of interest related to the Wednesday night shooting of a man in Coal City.
    April 2, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Congressman Kinzinger talks with Grundy committee

    MORRIS – U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger met with members of the Grundy County Board Legislative Committee for a workshop Tuesday where he discussed the bene ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity seeking volunteer construction leaders

    MORRIS – The Grundy-Three Rivers chapter of Habitat for Humanity is hoping to break ground on its 12th home in late May, and is in need of volunteer c ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Saturday the last day to cast early votes

    MORRIS – Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson reminds voters that the last day to cast an early voter ballot for the April 7 Consolidated Election is Saturda ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Gravel-road bike race coming to Morris

    MORRIS – Craig Patnode rode his Nashbar 5000 bicycle through gravel roads and paved streets as a child in Morris.
    March 31, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • County board committee discusses policy for removal of county chairmen

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board's Legislative Committee has been looking over policy to recommend changes to the current policy list.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • 'The Last Words' is presented as a way to give back to Morris community

    MORRIS – An actor’s job is portraying a part with the right emotion and the right body language to be believable. Having a nonspeaking role makes that ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Morris Hospital removes guesswork at its 'Dining with Diabetes Fair and Exhibit'

    MORRIS – Diabetics last week sampled a mini-smorgasbord of healthful, low-carbohydrate restaurant food at Morris Hospital’s “Dining with Diabetes Fair ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Marseilles man arrested in stabbing incident

    STREATOR – A Marseilles man was arrested Saturday after authorities say he stabbed another man in a Streator residence.
    March 31, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Firefighters extinguish blaze in field in Dwight

    DWIGHT – Patty Jones emerged from her home Tuesday clutching her two cats closely as fire spread from the corn field behind her Dwight mobile home ove ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Serena hopes to be formally elected as Gardner mayor

    GARDNER – Michael Serena of Gardner is now running for the position he was appointed to Feb. 27 after the death of Mayor Tom Wise.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Cox runs again for top Gardner spot

    GARDNER – Gary A. Cox, a former Gardner commissioner, is trying his hand again at running for mayor of Gardner.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Reed looks to turn Gardner around

    GARDNER – Donald E. Reed has never held an elected position but he is seeking to become Gardner’s mayor to help take the village in a new direction.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Three new members join Community Foundation board

    MORRIS – The Community Foundation of Grundy County has elected three community members as new members of its Board of Trustees: Lois Durkin Darlington ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Doggie Easter Egg Hunt sets attendance record

    MORRIS – Temperatures in the low 30s Saturday morning couldn’t put a dent in the attendance of the 11th annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at Goold Park in ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Five running for three, four-year term spots on Minooka grade school board

    MINOOKA – Five candidates are vying for three seats in the Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 Board of Education election April 7.
    March 31, 2015 - 7:46 am
  • USDA extends deadlines

    WASHINGTON, – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agr ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Lisbon Road bridge to close for reconstruction

    MORRIS – Closure of the Lisbon Road bridge for reconstruction has been pushed back about a week, to mid-April, Illinois Department of Transportation c ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • 5 running for Minooka D-111 board seats

    MINOOKA – Five candidates are now competing for three seats on the Minooka Community High School District 111 school board this election.
    March 27, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Meet the candidates night April 1 in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – The Three Rivers Business Alliance and the Channahon Economic Development Corporation will host a “Meet The Candidates” night April 1 for ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • D-201 will get full-day kindergarten

    MINOOKA – Educators and local parents clinched hands and showed nervous faces as they anxiously awaited the decision made Wednesday by the Minooka Com ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Council of Catholic Women honors Dorothy Jenkins CHANNAHON – Dorothy Jenkins of Channahon has been n ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Morris police say goodbye to officers

    MORRIS – Morris police Sgts. Scott Henderson and Gregg Sager are retiring weeks apart, taking with them a combined 54 years of full-time police servic ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • JJC proposes balanced budget for next fiscal year

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College officials say they continue to be fiscally conservative in the college’s latest budget proposal.
    March 26, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Minooka 201 superintendent to retire this school year

    MINOOKA – Superintendent Al Gegenheimer of Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 will retire from the district at the end of this school ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Commission makes no notes on office rezoning

    MORRIS – After much debate, the Morris Planning Commission Wednesday decided to make no recommendation regarding the rezoning of a former chiropractor ...
    March 26, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • A fresh approach to freshman year

    MORRIS – Administration and faculty acknowledge the transition from eighth grade to freshman year is a difficult one for students.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • K-9 Deputy Nitro retires from Grundy County Sheriff's Office

    MORRIS – After a successful eight-year career with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, K-9 Deputy Nitro has retired.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Local schools budgets hurt by lawmakers' short-term budget fix

    MORRIS – Schools stand to lose out under a budget fix emerging from Springfield this week. That fix ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Minooka board approves resolution urging governor to protect local funding

    MINOOKA – Minooka trustees are urging Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly to protect local municipalities’ share of the state income t ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Strandell aims to use engineering knowledge

    MORRIS – Robert K. Strandell believes most politicians are too caught up in representing either the Republican or Democratic parties and opposing each ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Wachowski looks to use management background

    MORRIS – Jeffrey Wachowski, 58, is running for Third Ward Alderman for the second time.A Democratic ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Baron hopes to preserve, improve area

    MORRIS – Zora Baron, a 19-year resident of Morris, said she jumped on the opportunity to run for alderman in the Third Ward as soon as she heard of th ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Dr. John Roth Jr. retires from Morris

    MORRIS – Growing up, Dr. John Roth Jr. knew he would be a doctor like his father. He knew because his grandmother told him so.
    March 24, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Grundy County Board looking at ways to cut budget

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board Chairman David Welter will sit down with department heads and elected officials Wednesday to discuss where the county bud ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Traffic being rerouted from I-80 due to rollover

    MINOOKA – A semi truck has rolled over on Interstate 80 westbound across all lanes of traffic, causing traffic to be rerouted, according to Illinois S ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Raises approved for Channahon District 17 administrators, support staff

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon District 17 School Board has approved raises for district principals, the dean, the finance director and support staff.
    March 24, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Easter egg hunts planned for upcoming weekends

    MORRIS – Gould Park will be covered in paw prints Saturday and children’s footprints April 4 as two annual Easter egg hunts return to Morris.
    March 23, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Wilmington, Braidwood to gain new competing dollar stores

    Wilmington and Braidwood each have a dollar store. Wilmington has a Family Dollar and Braidwood has a Dollar General. But by the end of this year, bot ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • State’s attorney joins law enforcement in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland joined other police chiefs, state’s attorneys and sheriffs in Springfield last week to expr ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Farm bureau, supporters raise more than $30,000

    GARDNER – In a room filled with tables covered in John Deere green and yellow, supporters of the Grundy County Farm Bureau Foundation and the Grundy C ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:31 pm
  • Ambulance district referendum will not be on ballot

    MORRIS – Despite an emergency motion to get a referendum question for a rescue squad district on the April 7 ballot, Grundy County Judge Lance Peterso ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Grundy County names Brantley Harvey the Ag Baby of 2015

    MORRIS – Brantley Harvey was born Wednesday to Thomas Harvey and Christina Rowland, which made him the Grundy County 2015 Ag Baby in honor of National ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Minooka High School makes personnel cuts

    MINOOKA – A standing room-only crowd of students, parents, teachers and other staff gathered Thursday at Minooka Community High School’s school board ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Collecting coins for a cause

    MORRIS – White Oak students collected pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters for a cause during the last two weeks in a coin war that only saw winners.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Hearing on possible medical marijuana business on hold

    MORRIS – A presentation by Greenhouse Group LLC for a medical marijuana dispensary was scheduled to take place next week at the Morris Planning Commis ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Morris faculty boards 'The Energy Bus'

    MORRIS – "The Energy Bus" has traveled through the hallways and offices of Morris Community High School all school year.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • D-54 projections show bottoming out of assessed value declines

    MORRIS – Howard Crouse, senior vice president at PMA Financial Network, discussed this week financial projections with the District 54 School Board.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Minooka High School makes personnel cuts

    MINOOKA – A standing-room only crowd of students, parents, teachers and other staff gathered Thursday at Minooka Community High School’s School Board ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Hail to the Ag baby

    MORRIS – When Thomas Harvey and Christina Rowland of Coal City headed to the Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers to have their baby, they had no idea ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Coal City VFW’s 90th year honored with House bill

    COAL CITY – A House bill honoring the 90th anniversary of Coal City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) St. Juvin Post 1336 was adopted last week.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Morris elementary district discusses non-resident enrollments

    MORRIS – The Morris Elementary School District 54 board discussed Tuesday night non-resident student requests to attend school.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Morris amends, tightens parking rules

    MORRIS – A meeting Monday night of the Street and Alley Committee brought an amendment to Morris parking regulations.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Morris community schools proposing fee-based preschool

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 is partnering with Nettle Creek and Saratoga schools on a possible fee-based preschool under the name Mo ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:33 pm