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  • Morris High School seniors celebrate graduation Friday

    MORRIS - Morris Community High School students nervously played with the tassels on their hats, fidgeted with their ties, and grabbed one last look in ...
    May 23, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • When boating, officials urge safety first

    With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, recent weeks have seen an increase in boating activity on waterways in Will and Grundy count ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Watch live: Morris Community High School graduation

    Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, watch the Morris Community High School graduation, live through our partner High School Cube.
    May 22, 2015 - 6:56 pm
  • No one harmed in Morris High School student threat

    MORRIS – No students or staff were harmed, but on Tuesday afternoon, Morris Community High School administrators learned a student created a "hit-list ...
    May 22, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • Diamond summer camp not tied to Big Brothers Big Sisters

    DIAMOND – The Village of Diamond is considering creating a permit structure for those wishing to run day camps in village parks.
    May 22, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Coal City man charged with kidnapping will go back to Missouri

    MORRIS – The Coal City man arrested last weekend on multiple charges out of Missouri, including kidnapping, has waived his extradition hearing.
    May 22, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • Minooka High board retains senior finals exemption policy

    MINOOKA – Administrators will make another attempt to give seniors a break on their final exams this fall, following a School Board recommendation Thu ...
    May 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Coal City shooting suspect indicted on attempted murder

    MORRIS – The suspect in a Coal City shooting in April was indicted earlier this week on a charge of attempted first degree murder.
    May 22, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Students at Morris’ Premier Academy graduate, look to future

    MORRIS – There were no caps and gowns at graduation Thursday night as students at Premier Academy in Morris received their certificates, but the celeb ...
    May 21, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Morris Council approves annual donations

    MORRIS – The City of Morris will lend a helping hand to several local organizations, with donations ranging from $500 to $55,000.
    May 21, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in ...
    May 21, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Planning firm for Grundy County on hold

    MORRIS – Members of the Grundy County Strategic Planning Committee decided Wednesday night to table the discussion of hiring a firm to help gather inf ...
    May 21, 2015 - 7:55 pm
  • Vintage Crafts program begins at Morris Area Public Library

    MORRIS – Many people have memories of going through their grandmother’s button tin, carefully examining the more unique ones or running their fingers ...
    May 21, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • Minooka 201 hosts study sessions on upcoming district changes

    MINOOKA – Between rolling out a new full-day kindergarten program and hiring a new superintendent, the Minooka Community Consolidated School District ...
    May 21, 2015 - 7:56 pm
  • Medical marijuana facility looks at new location in Morris

    MORRIS – On, off, and back on – Greenhouse Group LLC is pursuing a new location in Morris for a medical marijuana facility.
    May 21, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Seneca student to attend NRA youth summit

    SENECA – Mason Mitchell, a junior at Seneca High School, was selected to participate in the National Rifle Association’s annual National Youth Educati ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • I Care donates to Eyeglasses for Haiti

    MORRIS – Dr. Phil Ortiz, co-founder of I Care International, and Jessie Gutierrez, executive director, had the opportunity to meet recently with Ralf ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Study urges travel caution

    With cookouts and swimming pool openings right around the corner, safety might be the last thing on the minds of the estimated 33 million Americans ex ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on 12th home

    MORRIS – Shanna Enger was going through papers her 7-year-old son brought home from school when she saw a flyer about an informational meeting for Gru ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Remembering Grundy County's heroes

    CHANNAHON – As his young son’s playful voice echoed through the gymnasium, Ken Allen spoke about his own father, who died when he was just 3.
    May 20, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Appelleate court opinion says Grundy has no legal VAC

    MORRIS – If an appellate court opinion stands, Grundy County may have gone from having two Veterans Assistance Commissions to having no legitimate VAC ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • GROWS garden begins second season

    MORRIS – The Grundy Resource of Opportunity for Wellness and Sustainability garden’s second season has begun.
    May 20, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Garbage routes could change in Morris

    MORRIS – There’s a chance, depending on where you live, your garbage could soon be picked up on a different day.
    May 20, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Gus Macker registration extended

    The Morris Downtown Development Partnership has extended the registration deadlines for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament to be held June 6 ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Local districts celebrate EMS Week

    COAL CITY – Keegan Anderson of Coal City always knew he wanted to be a firefighter and paramedic like his dad, Capt. Shawn Anderson.
    May 19, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Saratoga board holds off on parking lot work

    MORRIS – The lights dimmed and the room fell silent Monday as video clips of “Seussical the Musical” played in the multipurpose room at Saratoga Schoo ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Grundy County Memorial Day observances

    MORRIS – The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans wherever they are at 3 p.m. Memorial Day to pause in an act of na ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • District 54 will have a 'tight' budget

    MORRIS – The Morris Elementary School District 54 board Monday approved June 15 as the date for its amended budget hearing.
    May 19, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Channahon retains top administrators

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Village Board this week carried on with one member fewer than normal. Miss ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Regional History Bee Qualifiers recognized

    CHANNAHON – Plans are progressing for the remodel of N.B. Galloway School, which could go out for bid as soon as this fall, with work beginning after ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Holiday Inn Express to sell beer, wine

    MORRIS – Guests of Holiday Inn Express in Morris can now purchase beer and wine from the hotel. The ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Bills questions arise at District 54 meeting

    MORRIS – After a first and second motion to approve the consent agenda at the Morris Elementary School District 54, board Vice President Bonnie Cap – ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Morris Council approves automobile replacements

    MORRIS – The City of Morris soon will put to use three new vehicles and a new piece of machinery.Mor ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Redskins R15ing: Morris High School seniors to perform final play Wednesday night

    MORRIS – The cast of Morris Community High School’s senior play “Redskins R15ing” wants everyone to know one thing.
    May 18, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Morris District 54 live streaming board meetings

    MORRIS – To further meet objectives set up in the Morris Elementary District 54 strategic plan, the school board will be live streaming its board meet ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Bicyclists stop in Morris on way to Springfield

    MORRIS – Eleven bicycle riders, as young as 17, from Chicago hope to show their determination to be heard in Springfield by riding their bicycles 210 ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Grundy Republicans submit David Valdivia as Morris alderman nomination

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Republican Central Committee on Monday submitted David Valdivia as the Republican Party’s nomination to fill the remaining ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Quick News

    Morris cardiologist talks high blood pressureMORRIS – Morris Hospital is hosting a free program, “Co ...
    May 17, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Looking Up

    A metal decorative scupper appears on the Morris Coin Shop building at 302 N. Liberty St. in downtown Morris. A scupper is an opening in the parapet, ...
    May 17, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Golfing for charity

    MORRIS – Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity 12th Annual Randy Hancock Memorial Golf Outing was held Friday at the Morris Country Club.
    May 17, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Applegate: It’s a busy time of year for MDDP

    MORRIS – When I first interviewed for my position with the Morris Downtown Development Partnership, I learned the organization served as a partnership ...
    May 17, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Rezin calls for property tax freeze for economy, families

    SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, is asking Illinois lawmakers to make freezing property taxes a top priority for families and businesses.
    May 17, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Morris Council to vote on public works machinery purchases

    MORRIS – If Morris City Council approves two recommendations Monday night, Morris Public Works will see two new pieces of machinery soon.
    May 17, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Coal City seniors graduate to next chapter

    COAL CITY – As Carly Pavlis pondered her four years at Coal City High School, she came to a conclusion: It was the people who surrounded her who provi ...
    May 17, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Minooka High seniors graduate

    MINOOKA – Excitment was in the air Sunday evening as Minooka High School Class of 2015 stepped into the Minooka High School Central Campus athletic st ...
    May 17, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Schott: If I had known then what I know now

    When I graduated high school in 1997, I had my life mapped out: I would go to college, earn a degree in advertising or public relations, find a great ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Gotta Do It May 17 through May 23

    Sunday• Annual Breakfast – 7 a.m. to noon, Lewis University, One University Parkway. Romeoville. Ent ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Farmland assessment committee formed in Grundy

    MORRIS – A new Grundy County Farmland Assessment Review Committee includes three local farmers – Scott Halpin, Tom Tesdal and Pete Kodat.
    May 16, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Coal City logistics port progressing

    COAL CITY – On a cold December day in 2013, officials stood in front of a locomotive proclaiming Coal City “Train Town USA,” one of Union Pacific’s ma ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Lawmakers face May 31 deadline to pass funding plan

    SPRINGFIELD – There’s mounting pressure for Illinois lawmakers to pass a balanced budget by the end of May as a battle continues between the Democrat- ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Braceville man killed in fire

    BRACEVILLE – A Braceville man died early Saturday morning after being involved in a structure fire.R ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Coal City man arrested on Missouri kidnapping charges

    MORRIS – Morris Police assisted the FBI in the arrest Friday of a Coal City man wanted in Missouri on kidnapping charges.
    May 16, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Will, Grundy counties offer dozens of entertainment options

    JOLIET – Between Grundy and Will counties, people will find plenty of fun throughout the summer, from county fairs to demolition derby to food markets ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • JJC board plans to learn why administrators are leaving the college

    JOLIET — Joliet Junior College trustees and human resources staff are running exit interviews for administrators leaving the college, a process one tr ...
    May 16, 2015 - 1:00 am
  • Summer events in Will and Grundy counties

    Communities throughout Will and Grundy counties will host events through Labor Day. Some are single events, others are arranged as a series. Some of t ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Driver of submerged vehicle turns himself in

    COAL CITY – The driver of a vehicle found submerged in a lake Wednesday has turned himself in.Daniel ...
    May 15, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Lane closures on Arsenal Road near I-55 coming

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Friday that additional lane closures are scheduled to start May 27 for work on northboun ...
    May 15, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Morris, Coal City both to hold Memorial Day events

    MORRIS – Two Memorial Day events are planned locally for the May 25 holiday. Many veterans service organizations host observances in their communities ...
    May 14, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Senate approves bill to name part of 47 after late firefighter

    Senate approves bill to honor late firefighterMORRIS – A portion of Route 47 is officially being des ...
    May 14, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Hines Mobile Medical Unit in Channahon Monday

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission continues to provide outreach for veterans in Grundy County.
    May 14, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Committee approves part-time position

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney’s Jason Helland’s office received the Personnel Committee’s support to hire Dan Lombardi for a part-time tempo ...
    May 14, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • 100-year-old area native still golfs locally, shares his secrets to longevity

    MORRIS – There is no secret to living to be 100 years old, according to Don Hall, who turned 100 on Tuesday.
    May 14, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Religious hotline service will take calls from all customers

    JOLIET – The Upper Room Crisis Hotline will now answer calls about religion from people outside Catholic churches.
    May 14, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Costco revisions sent to Morris City Council

    MORRIS – Costco Wholesale is one step closer to adding a meat packing facility in Morris. The Morris ...
    May 14, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Man sentenced to 9 years for DUI crash that killed 2

    MORRIS – A Shorewood man involved in a crash that killed two last July has been sentenced to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
    May 14, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Car submerged in lake in Coal City

    COAL CITY – The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the driver of a vehicle that was found Wednesday night submerged in a lake at the Coal C ...
    May 14, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Guitarist of rock band Train returns to alma mater, tells students to live dreams

    MORRIS – The last time Train guitarist Jimmy Stafford was in the Morris Community High School gymnasium, he sat where honors students sat Wednesday ni ...
    May 13, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Morris high school forms technology plan

    MORRIS – As technology changes, the way local high schools use it changes, as well. Morris Community ...
    May 13, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will, Grundy Counties seeks male volunteers

    JOLIET – With a waiting list of about 70 boys, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties is in need of male volunteers.
    May 13, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Coal City man picked up on sexual assault warrant

    COAL CITY – A 36-year-old Coal City man has been arrested on a warrant on charges of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
    May 13, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Grundy County board approves new rules

    MORRIS – After several revisions, the Grundy County Board voted Tuesday to change its rules of order and procedures.
    May 13, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Security upgrades underway at Grundy County administration building

    MORRIS – The idea behind having a “panic button” in an office is to send a silent alarm to security personnel so they can respond.
    May 13, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • JJC culinary arts student becomes graduation speaker

    JOLIET – After Javier Reyes earned a degree in computer engineering in Mexico, he decided to switch careers and study culinary arts – which led him to ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Digital records now available at coroner’s office

    MORRIS – The ability to look into the past with ease has become a reality at the Grundy County Coroner’s office with the installation of a computer an ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Grundy County hires new administrator

    MORRIS – The search for a new county administrator has come to an end in Grundy County with the board approving the hiring of Doug Pryor on Tuesday ni ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • D-101 board approves tentative budget

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School District 101 board voted 7-0 Monday to approve the 2015-16 fiscal tentative amended budget, although it won’t be ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Suit filed in death of Coal City construction worker

    COAL CITY – A lawsuit has been filed against five companies in the death of Russell Bull, a 50-year-old Coal City construction laborer killed last Jun ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Grundy joins Click It or Ticket campaign

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office will join the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and hundreds of local law e ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Alllergies interfere with lives of Grundy, Will residents

    JOLIET – Tyler Gundberg wants to be more athletic and spend more time outside.But he can’t. And the ...
    May 11, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Grundy real estate taxes due June 8

    MORRIS – Grundy County Treasurer Lori Werden has announced that 2014 real estate taxes have been mailed as of May 7 to 25,646 parcels.
    May 11, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Grundy committee hears audit findings

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee on Monday heard the findings of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund audit dated April 29. Treasurer L ...
    May 11, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Grundy Republican Committee to hold caucus for vacant Morris seat

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Republican Party Central Committee has scheduled a caucus for Saturday to nominate a successor to fill the vacancy left by ...
    May 11, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • GAVC welding student takes first at competition

    MORRIS – When Alexander Lindemann walked into welding class at Grundy Area Vocational Center last year, he looked up at the wall of welding hoods repr ...
    May 11, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Jimmy Stafford, of Train, returns to Morris High School

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School has had professional athletes and successful military and business people as keynote speakers on Honors Recognit ...
    May 11, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Minooka District 201 asking for community to take survey

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 is asking for the community’s input on selecting its new superintendent.
    May 11, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • First Women’s Wellness Fair in Minooka

    MINOOKA – A Women’s Wellness Fair on Mother’s Day weekend was the perfect time to educate and support women.
    May 11, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • St. Juvin Post veteran visits Coal City schools

    COAL CITY – St. Juvin Post 1336 Veterans of Foreign Wars Adjutant Keith Roseland visited with Dean Vigna’s RUSH (Recent U.S. History) Class at Coal Ci ...
    May 10, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Shaw: An educational decade in review

    MORRIS – When I was a little girl, my mom taught me to leave a place better than I found it. I can honestly say Morris Elementary School District is i ...
    May 10, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Making mom happy with Lions Club assist

    MORRIS – The Morris Lions Club’s annual Rose Sale had members surprising moms around the community as they delivered a dozen roses from someone who lo ...
    May 10, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Grundy, Will municipalities weigh options on road salt purchases

    Many roadway departments in Will and Grundy counties plan on going back to the state bidding process for road salt amid uncertainty on salt price and ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Habitat to start 12th home

    MORRIS – The public is invited to join Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity in breaking ground on its 12th house at 918 E. North St. in Morris.
    May 10, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Grundy County's generator crisis resolved

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Administration building has gotten its new generator running after a back-up generator last September stopped working.
    May 10, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • GAVC holds first awards ceremony

    MORRIS – The inaugural Grundy Area Vocational Center Awards Ceremony proceeded without a hitch last week.
    May 10, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • 3 French Hens opens for market season

    MORRIS – Damp grass and a little bit of mud from the previous night’s rainstorm didn’t stop shoppers Saturday at the 3 French Hens French Country Mark ...
    May 10, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Gotta Do It May 10 through May 16

    Monday• Annual Textile Collection Event – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; also May 12, 13, 14 and 15, Will C ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Schott: Remembering grandmas’ love

    It was always a treat to go to my Grandma Schott’s house.Both literally – my brothers and I rarely l ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Joliet resident competes in Discovery Channel survival show

    JOLIET – Afften DeShazer wanted to take on a journey where she could be one with nature and herself – so she appeared on a Discovery Channel show requ ...
    May 9, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Grundy office project to go to Finance Committee

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland believes security and confidentiality issues exist at his courthouse office.
    May 9, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • In warmer months, needs among homeless in Will, Grundy counties remain

    MORRIS – If you’re homeless in Grundy County, come the spring and summer, you’ll most likely be pointed over the county line to the Daybreak Center in ...
    May 11, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Family and day care centers offer suitable options

    MORRIS – Parents have to put a lot of thought into who will take care of their child as they go back to work and school.
    May 9, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Grandmothers take on child care to help their children

    MORRIS – As 6-year-old Kenzie Alonzo sat recently in her grandmother’s sewing room learning to stitch, she had no idea of the other bond being formed ...
    May 9, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court rules pension law unconstitutional

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court forced the state Friday to find another way to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, rul ...
    May 9, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Grassroots web fundraising efforts experience mixed results

    GoFundMe pages and other online-based fundraising sites have been a blessing for individuals going through rough times.
    May 9, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • GAVC to stream Morris, Coal City graduations

    MORRIS – The GAVC Live Streaming program has had a record-breaking year of success with streaming 188 live events that received 96,621 online views fo ...
    May 7, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • National Day of Prayer celebrated in Morris

    MORRIS – Nancy Musial of Morris sat in the shade of a tree Thursday on the lawn of the Grundy County Courthouse, raising her hands to the sky as she s ...
    May 7, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Area law enforcement joint efforts helped to solve murders

    MORRIS – A Kane County K9 Unit trained in explosives detection descended July 30 on 30 hilly acres of timber, creek and ravine in Sheridan.
    May 8, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Grundy County ready to offer Grainger abatement offer if it chooses Minooka

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board’s Economic Development & Tax Committee on Wednesday took the next step needed to welcome a potential second building ...
    May 7, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Watch live: Minooka, Oswego girls soccer

    Starting at 4 p.m., the Minooka varsity girls soccer team faces Oswego. Catch the action live through our partner High School Cube.
    May 7, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Police: Woman had drugs at Channahon forest preserve

    CHANNAHON – Police say a Joliet woman was busted for drugs after officers examined her bustline on Wednesday.
    May 7, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Video gaming business was hoping to be the second to come to Morris

    MORRIS – A second video gaming business tried to come to Morris, but city officials looking to limit the gambling access prevented it from obtaining a ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Minooka students heading abroad for mission trip

    MINOOKA – While most high school seniors are thumbing through college acceptance letters trying to find the perfect school to catapult the next chapte ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Westbound I-80 near Larkin Avenue in Joliet shut down

    JOLIET — All westbound lanes on Interstate 80 near Larkin Avenue in Joliet were shut down Wednesday by Illinois State Police following a crash involvi ...
    May 6, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Dwight in need of volunteer firefighters

    DWIGHT – The Dwight Fire Protection District is in need of a few good people to join its fire department because of a critical shortage in firefighter ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Morris to regulate sustainable energy systems

    MORRIS – Installation of small wind energy systems and solar energy devices will be regulated from this point forward in Morris.
    May 6, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Braidwood hires new police chief

    BRAIDWOOD – The city has named a veteran Will County Sheriff's deputy to replace another as police chief.
    May 6, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Minooka Dist. 201 plans superintendent search

    MINOOKA – Hiring a new superintendent can seem straightforward – unless the superintendent being replaced holds two jobs, making the matter more compl ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • New board members sworn in for Minooka High board

    MINOOKA – Three new members were sworn into office during Tuesday’s Minooka Community High School District 111 Board meeting.
    May 6, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • CYC-Morris welcomes new director at banquet

    MORRIS – Caleb Mercado describes his first year as director of the Christian Youth Center of Morris as “incredible.”
    May 5, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Nationwide food drive to be held

    Note to readers: This article originally appeared in the Sunday, May 3, 2015, edition. It is being rerun due to an error during the editing process th ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Wilmington restaurant receives backlash after nursing incident

    WILMINGTON – When John Mathias, owner of Big Fish Grille in Wilmington, thinks about breaking the law, he thinks of theft, burglary and murder.
    May 5, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Union workers protest at Grundy administration building

    MORRIS – Workers from local trade unions to the government workers, police and dispatcher unions crammed into the board room at the Grundy County Admi ...
    May 7, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Morris Community High School raises money during Spring Week for local causes

    MORRIS – The student council at Morris Community High School annually selects deserving causes for donating proceeds from Spring Week fundraising.
    May 6, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Morris police seek man in retail theft case

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department seeks information to help identify a person of interest in a recent retail theft.
    May 5, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Morris council approves zoning for North Street property

    MORRIS – The zoning of a property on North Street was decided Monday night after spending five weeks in limbo.
    May 5, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • New Channahon village president sworn in

    CHANNAHON – Missey Schumacher was sworn in Monday night as Channahon’s new village president and words of appreciation were given to the man who has b ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • 3 French Hens to bring record number of vendors to Morris

    MORRIS – Saturday marks the return of the 3 French Hens Country Market to downtown Morris, and organizers Monica Spence-Vogel and Traci Tessone announ ...
    May 4, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Note to readers: We’re moving ... but not far

    To our readers:We at the Morris Herald-News have announced several changes in the past few months, a ...
    May 4, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Halpin case continues; defense claims singling out

    OTTAWA – Grundy County Board member Frank Halpin has never said he would not reimburse the county money that was “inadvertently” paid to him, accordin ...
    May 4, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Students learn about local nursery’s continuing tradition of donating trees

    COAL CITY – Jamie and Becky Thomas love the environment and watching things grow.In 1999 they opened ...
    May 4, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Alderman Sereno resigns effective immediately

    MORRIS – After serving 34 years as an alderman in Morris, Second Ward Alderman Ken Sereno announced his resignation Monday night near the end of the c ...
    May 4, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Grundy County now live streaming committee meetings

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board Chairman David Welter said his path to providing a transparent government is one step closer as the county begins to live ...
    May 4, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Parts of Route 47 dedicated to fallen Morris officers

    MORRIS – The Illinois House of Representatives will move forward with honoring two Morris officers killed in the line of duty in the late 1800s and mi ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Firefighters extinguish house fire in Morris

    MORRIS – Abbey Poole said she was woken by a neighbor pounding on her door in the early morning hours Monday, alerting her that her home was on fire.
    May 4, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • 5 people got out of car before train hit in Coal City

    COAL CITY – All five people got out of a car before it was hit by a train over the weekend, police said Monday.
    May 4, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Up Close: Spring on the Farm

    Spring on the farm is a time of change and new life. As the temperatures rise the farmer gets busy r ...
    May 3, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Looking Up

    The Fabric Center located 301 N. Liberty St. in Morris displays terra-cotta ornamentation, which can be seen on several buildings in downtown Morris. ...
    May 3, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Nall: Home is where your heart is

    MORRIS – Shortly after I started working for the United Way of Grundy County in September 2010, I was asked how I liked my new job.
    May 3, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Rezin: Park districts play a role in each community

    SPRINGFIELD – Appearing before more than 400 park district leaders during the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Legislative Conference on ...
    May 3, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Morris mayor gives state of the city address

    MORRIS – With the start of a new fiscal year comes the Morris state of the city address, delivered Friday by Mayor Richard Kopczick.
    May 3, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Construction underway in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Area residents should be aware of two local roads under construction.The Dwight Road bridge ...
    May 3, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Morris Lions Club brings hearing screening bus to Morris after 10 years

    MORRIS – Ronald Varland of Morris holds his hearing test results, confirming what he already had suspected: he had some moderate hearing loss.
    May 3, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Students walk yellow brick road for Morris Prom Walk

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School gymnasium boasted a yellow brick road Saturday afternoon, over which a parade of young men and women dressed ...
    May 3, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Morris airport expansion plans start mid May

    MORRIS – An out-of-state company’s board of directors recently thanked Morris Municipal Airport for its convenient location and accessibility.
    May 3, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • New Morris aldermen sworn in Friday

    MORRIS – Friday morning meant goodbye for former Morris aldermen and hello for new ones.The last reg ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Gotta Do It May 3 through May 9

    SUNDAY• Prayer Rally & Walk – 2 p.m., Forest Park Community Center, 1017 Woodruff Road, Joliet. Cont ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Joliet Slammers announce new menu items

    JOLIET – If anything tempts the taste buds more than a hot dog at the ballpark, maybe it’s a half-pound hot dog on a pretzel bun with cheese.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Will and Grundy counties sheriff’s offices. Individua ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • State restores funds for indigent funerals

    Among the $26 million in state budget cuts made by Gov. Bruce Rauner in early April was a cut to a program that supported funerals for the indigent.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • JJC officials expect City Center building work begins June

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College trustees hope to see work begin in June on the interior of the downtown City Center campus project, with an estimated c ...
    May 3, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Minooka 201 will have longer lunch time next school year

    MINOOKA – Last week the Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201’s board approved a new lunch/recess policy, but the changes were met with s ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:08 pm