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  • MADD announces 2015 Legislators of the Year

    MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Joliet – along with Rep. Barbara Wheeler, R-Crystal Lake and Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove – were recognized in Nov ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • For Minooka family, holiday traditions are sweet as candy

    MINOOKA – On the stove, the contents of two pans bubble and churn as a candy thermometer reads the rising temperature.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Coal City High School baseball and softball fields among last to be repaired after tornado

    COAL CITY – Coal City Community Unit School District 1 is finishing work on some of the last of its tornado-damaged areas.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Morris finance committee recommends council approve 2015 tax levy

    MORRIS – The city of Morris is looking to maintain its 65-cent multiplier on property taxes for the 15th consecutive year.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Morris' Holiday Hurrah Craft Fair returns for 33rd time

    MORRIS – Whether you’re shopping for home decor or a gift for someone, the 33rd annual Morris Community High School Holiday Hurrah Craft Fair and poms ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Morris Hospital to administer flu shots at YMCA

    MORRIS – Clinicians from Morris Hospital will be administering flu vaccines to the community from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Morris Communi ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Channahon Police cadets get protective vest grant

    CHANNAHON – The Community Foundation of Grundy County provided a grant to the Channahon Police Cadet Program to allow the department to purchase five ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Festival of Trees to be held in Dwight

    DWIGHT – Dwight’s annual Festival of Trees will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, a ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Gardner resident named Morris Hospital Fire Starter of the Month

    MORRIS – Michele Opyd of Gardner was selected Fire Starter of the Month for October at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. An occupational medicine ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Honor rolls for Seneca High School

    SENECA – The following are first-quarter honor rolls for Seneca High School.High Honor RollSeniors: ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • D-54 Honor Rolls for eighth-graders at Shabbona Middle School

    Editor’s note: The eighth-grade portion of the District 54 honor rolls for the first trimester were inadvertently not sent to the publication, so they ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Honor rolls listed for Immaculate Conception

    Editor’s note: The honor rolls for the first trimester at Immaculate Conception School in Morris are being rerun. The school accidentally sent last ye ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Morris Community High School Honor Rolls

    MORRIS – The following are honor rolls for the first quarter at Morris Community High SchoolHigh Hon ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Morris students prominently featured in Joliet Junior College art display

    MORRIS – For Morris Community High School seniors Connor Andrjeski and Anna Valentine, unconventional and nonfunctional art gets the job done.
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Grundy County announces new committees

    MORRIS – As of Tuesday, the Grundy County Board will go from from 11 committees to 10, with adjustments being made to several of the panels.MORRIS – A ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Channahon brings Channaholidays back for second year

    CHANNAHON – Last year, the village of Channahon and the Channahon Economic Development Corp. came up with Channaholidays as a way to promote local bus ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • 22 candidates file for Grundy County primary election

    MORRIS – Monday was the last day those who wished to be candidates in the March 2016 primary election could file their names with the Grundy County Cl ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Morris Dresden Station Unit 3 offline for planned maintenance

    MORRIS – Operators in Morris removed Dresden Unit 3 from service early Monday morning to perform planned maintenance on the control rod drive system. ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Minooka Fire holding annual Pancake Breakfast with SantaMINOOKA – The Minooka Fire Department will h ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Honor rolls for Mazon-Verona-Kinsman Middle School announced

    At the end of each quarter, the academic accomplishments of Mazon-Verona-Kinsman students are recognized through the posting of the Honor Roll.At the ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Nettle Creek school honor rolls announced

    MORRIS – Nettle Creek CCSD #24C recently announced its First Quarter Honor Roll.STRAIGHT A HONORSEig ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • District 54 honor rolls announced

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District #54 recognizes the academic accomplishments of students in grades fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth by the p ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Morris' Home for the Holidays House Walk celebrates the season

    MORRIS – Mother-daughter pair Kathy Kingman and Carleen Gonzalez walked through the dining room of the 121-year-old home at 309 W. Main St. and listen ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • No place like Home for the Holidays in Morris

    MORRIS – Holidays are a time of tradition, a time for families to come together and a time for many to travel home.
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Channahon Park District to host Santa's mailbox for children's letters

    CHANNAHON – For more than 15 years the Channahon Park District’s Arrowhead Community Center has served as one of Santa’s post offices.
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Dwight holding breakfast with Santa on SaturdayDWIGHT – Breakfast with Santa will be held at 9 a.m. ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Karen Nall: United Way of Grundy County has been helping improve lives for 70 years

    It’s important in life that we pause to celebrate successes once in a while. We get so busy in our daily lives that before we know it, another year ha ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Looking Up

    This home in the 600 block of Jewett Street in Mazon has a cylindrical tower with a conical roof, which is corbeled on the corner of this Victorian ho ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Five-generation family reunion

    Five generations of women of this family recently came together. They are, from left: Britty Kercher, who is holding baby Paislee Peters; Jessica Huff ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Wilmington police say man bit, spit and masturbated during arrest after domestic incident

    WILMINGTON – A Wilmington man took his clothes off at the local police station, masturbated while making threats and continued a series of aggressive ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Will County Workforce Services moves to new location in Joliet

    JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has moved to a new location from 214 N. Ottawa St. in downtown Joliet to a shared space at 2400 Gl ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Rialto Belongs to the People donation to Joliet theater rejected

    JOLIET – The money raised by Rialto Belongs to the People for marquee renovations at the historic building in downtown Joliet was rejected for legal r ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Plainfield PACE stop not likely to relocate soon

    PLAINFIELD – Users of the Plainfield PACE bus stop likely will continue to struggle for a while when it comes to finding parking spots.
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Foster Invites 11th District residents to ask an astronaut

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, has launched a contest to invite residents of Illinois’ 11th Congressional District to submit ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Proposed Joliet city budget comes out Monday

    JOLIET – Ready or not, a 2016 budget will be presented to the Joliet City Council on Monday.City Man ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Kate Schott: Giving thanks

    As I sat Thursday eyeing a plate filled with turkey, green bean casserole and stuffing, I couldn’t help but pause for a moment (and it wasn’t just bec ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Grundy County Historical Society hosts Festival of Trees in Morris

    MORRIS – Cindie Hunt and her family came home for the holidays after moving to North Carolina earlier this year and are spending the weekend enjoying ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Gotta Do It Nov. 29 through Dec. 6

    Nov. 29• Forest Preserve District of Will County Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon, Kankakee Sands ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Giving Tuesday: Find a cause you care about in Will, Grundy counties

    JOLIET – Here’s a pop quiz.Which fresh-faced event falls after the string of widely popular retail s ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Annual lighted parade unites Morris community with Christmas cheer

    MORRIS – The temperature in Morris dropped about 20 degrees from the mid-50s on Thanksgiving to 35 with a steady breeze Friday evening, but that didn’ ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Al's Family Restaurant provides free Thanksgiving meal in Morris

    MORRIS – Downtown Morris was quiet on Thanksgiving Day.Stores were closed for the holiday, so shoppe ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Christmas restored to Coal City in 'A Twisted Christmas'

    COAL CITY – The On Broadway Dancers will tell a story of Coal City at this year’s annual holiday show.
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Forepaws pet store in Minooka specializing in natural foods

    MINOOKA – The benefits of feeding pets a food made from natural ingredients with little to no filler are clear, according to Megan Kurzweil.
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Morris Hospital to host job fair Thursday

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital is hosting a job fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St. in Morris.
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Donation allows winterization of downtown Morris planters

    MORRIS – Thanks to a generous donation to the Morris Downtown Development Partnership from the Home For The Holidays Committee, the MDDP was able to “ ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Volunteers with The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign start this weekend

    MORRIS – The Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign, which benefits We Care of Grundy County and The Salvation Army, is set to kick off Friday in Morris.
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • A message to our subscribers about delivery

    Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and a late truck this morning, delivery of The Herald-News is running late. Some delivery times may extend into the af ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • For Coal City family, rebuilding after tornado is reason to be thankful

    COAL CITY – As the Berger family sits around the Thanksgiving table this year, they have a lot to be thankful for – despite having lost their home in ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Channahon’s Three Rivers Festival donates to Coal City tornado relief

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Three Rivers Festival Committee recently donated $3,000 to the Long Term Recovery Committee for disaster relief from the Jun ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Lisbon Road bridge opens ahead of Thanksgiving

    MORRIS – The Lisbon Road bridge in Morris opened about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.Morris Mayor Richard Kopc ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Grundy leaders thankful for community strength, family's health and support

    GRUNDY COUNTY – Like the residents of communities they serve, officials who are elected or appointed to serve Grundy County communities can’t wait to ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Sunset Club subdivision annexed into Minooka

    MINOOKA – Residents of the Sunset Club subdivision in unincorporated Grundy County now will be able to call Minooka home with the passage Tuesday of a ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Black Friday not necessarily worth the rush, Morris moms say

    MORRIS – To Morris moms Tracie Voitik and Christi Punke, standing in line outside a large store in the early morning hours of Black Friday simply isn’ ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • John Galloway resigns from Grundy County Board

    MORRIS – John Galloway has submitted his resignation from the Grundy County Board.The resignation of ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Safety urged as residents hit the road for the holiday weekend

    JOLIET – An estimated 2.5 million Illinois travelers are expected to hit the road this Thanksgiving holiday weekend as transportation officials urge s ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Morris mom says Shopkins, Calico Critters popular Christmas gifts for girls

    MORRIS – There are two things businesses can be sure of in regard to what most children want for Christmas.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • GIS Department approval to go to Grundy County Board

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee heard Monday of the need for a standalone Geographical Information Services Department and approved it wi ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Channahon District 17 puts pause on school closure

    CHANNAHON – The question of closing one of Channahon District 17’s four schools is off the table, for now, as school board members decided Monday to w ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Channahon District 17 adopts $17.5 million estimated property tax levy

    CHANNAHON – Channahon District 17 school board members voted Monday to adopt an estimated property-tax levy of $17.57 million, an increase of $169,600 ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Grundy Republican committee endorses Brooks for Morris council vacancy

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Republican Central Committee announced Tuesday morning it is endorsing Matthew M. Brooks for appointment as alderman to fil ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Dresden Station Unit 2 returned to service after planned refueling

    MORRIS – Operators at Dresden Generating Station returned Unit 2 to full power operation Sunday after a 19-day refueling and maintenance outage.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living offering amplified phones

    JOLIET – The Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living offers free amplified phones year-round.The a ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Morris economy grows when residents shop local, area businesses say

    MORRIS – It’s the holiday season, and shoppers might be looking for a gift to bring a loved one back to a time when things were simpler.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • 17 file as candidates for Grundy County primary on first day

    MORRIS – Monday was the first day those who wish to be candidates in the March 2016 primary election could file their names in the Grundy County Clerk ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Grundy County Finance Committee approves 2 percent pay increase for non-union employees

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee voted 4-0, with Vicki Geiger, John Roth, John Galloway and Ann Gill absent, to approve a 2 percent increa ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Riverside Healthcare opening an Immediate Care in Dwight

    DWIGHT – Riverside Healthcare will open a Immediate Care center in Dwight on Dec. 2. The new locatio ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Channahon police holding annual Citizens Police Academy

    CHANNAHON – Channahon Police Chief Jeff Wold announced Monday the Channahon Police Department will host its seventh annual Citizens Police Academy, a ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Toys for Joy in Mazon offers free toys to families in need

    MAZON – Christmastime is coming, and for many parents that brings the stress of providing their children with gifts under the tree.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Newark Library holding matinee movie showing NEWARK – Kick-start Thanksgiving break by going to Cha ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Home for the Holidays 2015

    The Christmas spirit will be alive and well this weekend in downtown Morris, with the return of Home for the Holidays.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Home for the Holidays Schedule

    FRIDAY• 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Festival of Trees, sponsored by Grundy County Historical Society. Grundy ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:49 pm
  • Festival of Trees returns for its 20th year

    Get in the Christmas Holiday spirit by celebrating our 20th anniversary of Festival of Trees. Hosting the event will be the Grundy County Historical S ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:48 pm
  • Home for the Holidays Tea 2015: 'Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child'

    The 2015 Home for the Holidays Tea will be hosted by the First United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 118 W. Jackson St.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:48 pm
  • House Walk home – Cecilia Mistretta

    Since 2000, Cecilia Mistretta and her children Kade, Ian and Maren have made 415 Goold Park Drive home. This colonial was built in 1942, (one of the l ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • House Walk home – Paula Newsom

    This comfortable 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home at 1020 Dupont Ave. is where you’ll find Paula Newsom and her daughters, 16-year-old Eva and 13-year-old Ave ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • House Walk home – Lorie and Chuck Birch

    At 309 W. Main St. you’ll discover the incredibly unique and historic home of Lorie and Chuck Birch. Built in 1894 to house both the private home as w ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:47 pm
  • House Walk home – Gary and Toni Rockis

    The waterfront home of Toni and Gary Rockis at 555 Edgewater Drive will be featured on this year’s Home for the Holiday House Walk. Originally designe ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • Home for the Holidays House Walk

    Four homes will be featured in the 2015 Home for the Holidays House Walk.The event is hosted by the ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:45 pm
  • Lighted Holiday Parade celebrates Santa’s arrival in downtown Morris

    The arrival of Santa in the Home for the Holidays Lighted Parade is the highlight of the Home for the Holidays weekend for many children. Once again, ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:45 pm
  • A letter from the Home for the Holidays Chairwomam

    Happy Holidays!It’s time to begin celebrating the Christmas season and enjoying all that Home for th ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:44 pm
  • Rockwellian 'Home for the Holidays' returns to Morris this week

    After the turkey is gone and the last piece of pumpkin pie eaten, downtown Morris transforms later this week into a Rockwellian atmosphere filled with ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:44 pm
  • Annual Thanksgiving meal held in Diamond to serve area communities

    DIAMOND – Area Girl and Boy Scouts darted about Sunday at Diamond Banquet Hall, cleaning up and delivering refreshments as music from the Coal City Fo ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Up Close: Midwest Paintball opens Saturday in Morris

    MORRIS – Midwest Paintball opened Saturday in Morris and brought avid paintballers indoors during the first snow of the season. The facility allows pl ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Pat Halloran: We have plenty to be thankful for

    I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Morris Hospital Auxiliary Gala and drove home that evening impressed, inspired and impacted.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Coal City needs volunteers for tornado damage cleanup

    COAL CITY – Volunteers are needed in Coal City for continued clean-up efforts from the June 22 tornado.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Newark Library holding Kid’s CraftNEWARK – Get in the Thanksgiving spirit at Kid’s Craft at Charles ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Route 47 ramp in Morris onto westbound Interstate 80 closed because of crash

    MORRIS – Westbound Interstate 80 was shut down from Route 47 to mile marker 102 for several hours Sunday because of a single-vehicle crash.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Looking Up

    This house in the 400 Block of Vine Street in Morris shows a French or Mansard roof in an Empire style.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Free dinner being offered in Morris on Thanksgiving

    MORRIS – This will be the 13th year the community has been invited to Al’s Family Restaurant in Morris to enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgivi ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Grundy County Chamber of Commerce holds meet and greet for new executive director

    MORRIS – It’s been two months since the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce hired Christina Van Yperen as executive director and the board introduced he ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Malls and downtowns light up for Black Friday in Joliet and Morris

    Shopping malls, big-box chains and local downtown merchants all make preparations for Black Friday, the kickoff to the holiday shopping season that ha ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Schott: Herald Angels returns with aim of helping Will County residents

    As we enter a week where we give thanks for what we have, it’s sobering to think there are those in our community who would be thankful to get the mos ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Gotta Do It Nov. 22 through Nov. 29

    Sunday• Free Communities Thanksgiving Dinner – Diamond Banquet Hall, 55 South Daly St., Diamond. Don ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Will County Sheriff’s Office and Grundy County Sherif ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Will, Grundy miss worst of snowstorm

    As of early Saturday afternoon, it appeared Will and Grundy counties dodged the worst of the pre-Thanksgiving storm.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Fresh turkey and pie on the table in Will, Grundy counties

    COAL CITY – Be it turkey or pie, many feel if you’re giving thanks for the harvest, the fresher the better.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Snow has started in Grundy County

    Snow continued to fall Saturday morning in the Grundy County area as the first snow storm of the season hit the region.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 9:51 am
  • State Police warn public about new drug 'shatter' in Grundy County

    State Police have announced the appearance of a new drug in the area.In August, three people were ar ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Blue Christmas events scheduled in Grundy County throughout winter

    MORRIS – The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and happiness, a time to feel the magic of the season.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Minooka District 201 board approves tentative levy with increase

    MINOOKA – The Minooka School District 201 board voted Wednesday to approve the tentative fiscal 2015 levy and set a date for the required public heari ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Midwest Paintball nearing Morris debut

    MORRIS – Five years ago, Ray Smith’s son, Shane, started playing paintball.With a business backgroun ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Three Rivers Library hosts Family Reading Night on Thursday

    CHANNAHON – Thursday was Family Reading Night at the Three Rivers Public Library Channahon branch, bringing area mothers, fathers and their children t ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Diamond volunteers cook 62 turkeys for free Thanksgiving meal

    DIAMOND – Last Sunday, Elsie DeWald and other volunteers started preparing for the annual Free Communities Thanksgiving Dinner to be held this Sunday ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Grundy area enterprise zones to go into effect Jan. 1

    MORRIS – The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has announced it will move forward with the certification of 49 enterprise zones t ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Snow expected this weekend in Will, Grundy counties

    Residents in Will and Grundy counties will need to bundle up Friday night and prepare for a snowy weekend.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Essex Lions to hold pancake breakfast ESSEX – The Essex Lions Club is holding a pancake breakfast f ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Bond set at $1 million for Channahon youth mentor charged with molesting girl

    CHANNAHON – Police said they have arrested a 36-year-old man for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • 2016 invasive pest awareness workshops to focus on detection, response

    URBANA – University of Illinois Extension will hold in 2016 Illinois First Detector Invasive Pest Workshops to cover landscape and nursery pests, dise ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Minooka high school board approves $21.9 million tentative levy

    MINOOKA – In a short meeting Tuesday, the Minooka Community High School Board of Education approved a tentative levy for 2015 of about $21.9 million, ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Train display returns to Morris Public Library

    MORRIS – If there’s one thing Heritage-N-Trak Group of Channahon members have in common – besides their shared love for model trains – it is that the ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Newark teacher, student help create Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Brochure

    NEWARK – The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office recently created a recruitment brochure with help from a local high school teacher and student.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Morris Water and Sewer Committee prepare for future, storms

    MORRIS – City of Morris officials are planning the next steps in the continued improvement of the city’s sanitation system.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Channahon officials issue annual TIF district revenue report

    CHANNAHON – A tax increment financing district in Channahon has generated about $4.25 million for local taxing bodies while a little more than $1.86 m ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Will, Grundy soil and water districts mull options amid state budget crisis

    NEW LENOX – Leaders of a key agriculture program that promotes soil and water conservation sounded the alarm Wednesday, saying its mission will contin ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Marines help Morris Cub Scout Pack 480 understand how to respect the U.S. flag

    MORRIS – Local Marines Staff Sgt. Smith and Staff Sgt. Estrada joined Cub Scout Pack 480 at the weekly meeting Nov. 13 to teach the Cub Scouts proper ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Newark Library to hold storytime event FridayNEWARK – The Charles B. Phillips Library is holding sto ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Training offered for hoarding disorder

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department recently coordinated a training program in the area of hoarding disorder.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Coal City High School stages armed intruder drill

    COAL CITY – Principal Mitch Hamann’s voice was heard over the speakers in each room Tuesday morning at Coal City High School asking teachers and stude ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Morris joins disaster-oriented aid network

    MORRIS – The city of Morris has joined a public works network that could help recovery in trying times.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Saratoga school board approves selling bonds

    MORRIS – Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60C held a special Board of Education meeting Monday in conjunction with its regular monthly ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Channahon board may increase tax rate

    CHANNAHON – Presented with a choice of six scenarios for the amount of the preliminary tax levy, the Channahon Village Board agreed Monday with Financ ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Seneca FFA receives grant to help with disaster preparedness

    SENECA – The Seneca FFA announced it has received a Living-to-Serve grant from the National FFA to create a disaster preparedness program for members ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Seneca High School sends 8 students to leadership conference

    SENECA – The Interstate Eight Leadership Conference was held Oct. 26 at Morris Country Club.Ted Wies ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Morris police seek driver who hit teen, left scene

    MORRIS – Morris police are looking for information on a driver of a green or gray Jeep Cherokee who struck a teen Saturday evening, according to Morri ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Police: Braceville man was selling heroin

    BRAIDWOOD – Police believe a Braceville man has been distributing heroin in southern Will County and northern Grundy County.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Festival of Trees kicks off in Gardner

    GARDNER – Ida Schopp has teamed up with Stephanie Coleman and Standard Bank & Trust Co. to bring Christmas to the community of Gardner a little early ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • LyondellBasell partners with Junior Achievement in local schools

    MORRIS – LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, recently awarded a corporate grant of $2,000 to Junior ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Geographical Information Services may become a new county department

    MORRIS – Grundy County is one step closer to having a stand-alone Geographical Information Services Department.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Morris City Council approves private hangar lease agreements

    MORRIS – The city of Morris is set to have private corporate hangars at Morris Municipal Airport for the first time in more than 20 years.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • No mail delivery or retail services at post offices on Thanksgiving

    BEDFORD PARK – Retail services at all post offices will be closed Nov. 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regularly scheduled mail delivery and post off ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Musical Christmas Cards show features holiday performances by local talent

    MORRIS – Area musicians are invited to perform in Musical Christmas Cards on Dec. 20. The show, whi ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Pellegrini files notice of appeal after sentencing

    MORRIS – A Morris man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for aggravated criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony, along with criminal sexual ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Sportsmen For Charity supports Special Connections, local organizations

    MORRIS – On Oct. 28, the Grundy/Will Sportsmen For Charity presented Special Connections of Grundy County with a check for $5,000.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Seneca students chosen to go to youth leadership seminar

    SENECA – Sara Cahill, Eve Odum and Taylor Vroman, Seneca High School sophomores, were selected to represent Seneca Township High School at the 2016 Hu ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Minooka Women's Club assembles festive holiday centerpieces

    MINOOKA – Betty Richie, Lorraine Davidson and Carolyn Healy, along with other members of Minooka Women’s Club, assembled about 30 table centerpieces t ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Morris Hospital Auxiliary annual charity gala raised thousands for youth cardiac program

    MORRIS – The ballroom at Jennifer’s Garden Banquet and Convention Center in Morris was filled with an air of mystery Saturday night as some of the att ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Morris library speaker to tell about rum's surprising role in history

    MORRIS – It’s safe to say rum has a history. The smooth, sweet liquor found in our daiquiris, mojit ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Family Reading Night to enrich, entertain in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – People can read entire books off of a handheld electronic device. But the Three Rivers ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Thousands attend 6th annual 3 French Hens Holiday Market at Grundy County Fairgrounds

    MORRIS – With hands full, Donna Engel, Channahon, and Carolyn Kinsella, Seneca, took their first load of holiday purchases to the car, locked the door ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Looking Up

    This skylight on top of Davis Funeral Home in Morris can only be seen from Illinois Avenue. It provides light to an interior hall and stairway.
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Up Close: Local Veterans honored in Veterans Day events

    Veterans Day is more than a day off of work or school.It is a day set aside to thank veterans, those ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Heidi Litchfield: Grundy County is home of the generous

    MORRIS – Grundy County is the home of unparalleled generosity.I know most people think their communi ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Gotta Do It: Nov. 15 through Nov. 22

    Nov. 15• Forest Preserve District of Will County Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon, Theodore Marsh, ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Schott: Book explores 'old Joliet' through postcards

    Greetings from Joliet.It’s not just a salutation anymore.That’s the name of a postcard book co-autho ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Grundy County personnel committee questions State's Attorney handbook

    MORRIS – An invoice from the Grundy County State’s Attorney’s Office has brought into question the office’s handbook.
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • For Will, Grundy schools, state funding a source of concern

    Not much attention is being paid to reforming how Illinois funds it schools as the state enters its fifth month without a budget.
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Goose Lake Prairie Partners host annual holiday party

    MORRIS – George Dare, 96, of Carbon Hill sat at a table and made a wooden ornament for his Christmas tree.
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Grundy Health Department holding flu clinic

    MORRIS — The Grundy County Health Department will be walk-in holding flu clinics from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 and Dec. 3 at the Grundy County Administr ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Youth art event at Morris YMCA heralds beginning of winter programming

    MORRIS – Kids’ activities are moving inside with the chill in the air, and to add to indoor activity options, the Morris YMCA has begun offering youth ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Morris Theatre Guild presents fall play with impromptu twist

    MORRIS – The public is invited to attend the wake of Tony Alto. They simply ask that visitors please check their weapons at the door.
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:11 pm