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  • Will County ranks No. 2 for traffic fatalities statewide

    JOLIET — Interstate 55 near Arsenal Road was transformed July 21, 2014, into a gnarled mess after a truck slammed into stopped vehicles in the middle ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Gotta Do It for Aug. 2 through Aug. 8

    SUNDAY• Frankfort Summer Country Market – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown Frankfort. Seasonal produce, se ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • IDOT study: Increased truck traffic as Joliet, Elwood development continues

    JOLIET – Traffic volumes in Will County will continue to rise while safety along local, state and county roads will degrade with the expected expansio ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Training exercise helps prepare Will, Grundy communities for nuclear meltdown

    MORRIS – People residing within 10 miles of Exelon Corporation’s Dresden Generating Station in Goose Lake Township can be assured their local and regi ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • A look at the status of the Americans with Disabilities Act and what it means for Grundy County

    MORRIS – Although it was enacted four years prior to her birth, Lauren Galloway celebrates the strides so many made to achieve the Americans with Disa ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Joliet Junior College chairman May resigns for health reasons

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College Board Chairman Jeff May has resigned for health reasons.May said Frid ...
    July 31, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • Coal City school board approves vacation time changes for tornado victims

    COAL CITY – Coal City Community Unit School District 1 held a special meeting Wednesday night before its monthly workshop to address days missed by st ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Cleaning up Grundy County

    MORRIS – A home at 855 E. Pine Bluff Road in rural Morris is an eyesore after burning down in 2013, according to Grundy County Land Use Director Heidi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Two requests receive positive recommendation from planning commission

    MORRIS – The Morris Planning Commission positively recommended Wednesday two requests from property owners that are set to be considered Monday by the ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:34 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 ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Adults at library workshop make non-toxic personal body scrubs

    MORRIS – A peppermint aroma filled a room Thursday evening at the Morris Area Public Library, where 15 to 20 adults gathered for the “Make and Take Wo ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Former Morris alderman donates mural for city

    MORRIS – A new mural can be seen on the side of a Grundy County Sheriff’s Office building on Illinois Avenue in Morris.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • New Morris High choral and musical director aims to build program

    MORRIS – In his own words, Ben Brown was an “awkward kid” who was picked on in middle school. While ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • JJC created degree program in partnership with businesses, elected officials

    JOLIET – TransCanada representative Peter Jaskoski sees the $10,000 his energy infrastructure company donated to a new Joliet Junior College degree pr ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Coal City discusses water surcharges

    COAL CITY – The village of Coal City has come across some policy issues in regards to the water and sewer surcharges that appear on homeowners’ bills ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Committee recommends permit for COPE Animal Rescue

    MORRIS – A new animal shelter focused on saving cats will be on the August Grundy County Board agenda after the Land Use Committee voted unanimously W ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Minooka, police reach contract agreement

    MINOOKA – After six months of negotiations, village trustees approved Tuesday night a contract with Minooka Police Chapter 348 of the Metropolitan All ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Coal City blood drive set in second week of August COAL CITY – The Knights of Columbus Council No. 1 ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:53 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 ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:52 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 ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Dani Smith still going strong

    MINOOKA – Dani Smith, 8, of Minooka will be doing something for the first time this school year: she will walk the hallways of her school on her own, ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Work on Grundy County bridges on track despite rain

    MORRIS – What has been reported as the wettest June in Illinois history has caused only minor delays to Grundy County road construction projects.
    July 28, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Coal City orders temporary lighting to replace street lights out from tornado

    COAL CITY – At least 40 streetlights remain inoperable in Coal City because of tornado damage, and of those, eight or nine are the responsibility of t ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Gov. Rauner halting video gambling payments to cities

    MORRIS – Mayor Richard Kopczick said the $15,000 a month Morris gets from video gaming is “a nice income,” but he isn’t worried yet the city isn’t goi ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • West Nile found in Ottawa mosquitoes

    OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department has reported that mosquitoes collected in Ottawa last week tested positive for West Nile Virus.
    July 28, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Grundy reps to attend drug abuse training

    MORRIS – Paula Goodwin from the No Tolerance Task Force and Anita Young from Chestnut Health Services in Joliet will join more than 1,500 substance ab ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Morris children’s librarian fired

    MORRIS – After working 37 years with the Morris Area Public Library, Children’s Librarian Carol Hutchings was terminated Monday afternoon by Director ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Galloway school principal has resigned from Channahon school

    CHANNAHON – N.B. Galloway Elementary School Principal Angela Stallion has resigned to accept a principal position at a Hinsdale elementary school.
    July 28, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Morris hospital offers community classes

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has numerous events for the community planned in August and September.
    July 28, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Morris teachers prepare for new school year

    MORRIS – The first day of class for the 2015-16 year at Morris Community High School is three weeks away, and teachers are readying their classrooms a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • GMO labeling might remain voluntary

    MORRIS – Grundy County farmers, along with farmers throughout the United States, might have a choice when it comes to labeling their crops as a “genet ...
    July 27, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Coal City holds public hearing for isssuance of $7.5 million in bonds

    COAL CITY – The Village of Coal City finance committee discussed Monday night some of the amounts the municipality is looking to fund regarding infra ...
    July 27, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Back to school expo to benefit Coal City families affected by June tornado

    COAL CITY – The Back to School Expo in Coal City is seeing a slight shift in focus for this year.In ...
    July 27, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • One killed in motorcycle crash in Grundy County

    GARDNER – A Godley man was killed Sunday evening after crashing his motorcycle near Gardner. Kimber ...
    July 27, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • New Community Christian Church fills We Care’s pantry

    MORRIS – New Community Christian Church provided volunteers Friday to unload the truck and stock the shelves at We Care of Grundy County.
    July 27, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • August job fair hosted by Anthony, Batinick

    PLAINFIELD – More than 100 area employers covering a wide range of manufacturing, labor, health care, educational, retail and community services are p ...
    July 27, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • ‘Bats in the Basement’ event

    MORRIS – Sharon Peterson with Incredible Bats educates Morris Public Library patrons Saturday about bats and skunks. She spent an hour dispelling myth ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Christmas in July fundraiser heats up with success

    MORRIS – The spirit of St. Nick was alive and well at the annual Operation St. Nick Christmas in July fundraiser.
    July 27, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Annual 4-H continues at the Grundy County Fairgrounds over the weekend

    MORRIS – Dina Young has been riding horses since she was 7 years old, but the 13-year-old Channahon resident took to the ring Saturday to compete agai ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Morris library elects, appoints new members

    MORRIS – The Morris Area Public Library Board of Trustees recently elected two trustees and appointed two trustees.
    July 26, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Peterson: New Habitat for Humanity position growing program

    MORRIS – It has been one year since Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity hired its first executive director, and I feel blessed to have found my w ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Looking Up

    The porter-pike block at 206-212 Liberty Street building in downtown Morris has distinctive decorative corbeling from 1873. Corbeling is an overlappin ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Retired hospital VPs return as volunteers

    MORRIS – Less than a year after retiring from their long careers as vice presidents at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers, Dennis Mahoney and Tom Me ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • New rules clarify, clean up Illinois concealed-carry law

    Changes to Illinois’ fledgling concealed-carry law that clarify some of its ambiguities took effect with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature July 10.
    July 25, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Minooka police testing out body cameras

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Police Department is the first Grundy County law enforcement agency to wear body cameras.
    July 25, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Mental and emotional help available to residents affected by Coal City tornado

    COAL CITY – Tiffany Berger’s son, Nolan, has always dreaded storms, but that fear has been amplified after the June 22 tornado that hit Coal City clai ...
    July 25, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Gotta Do It For July 26 through Aug. 1

    Sunday• Greek for a Day – 1 to 10 p.m. July 26, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Homer Glen, 1562 ...
    July 25, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Jobless rate drops in Will and Grundy

    JOLIET – Local and statewide jobless rates continued to fall in June compared to a year ago, according to the latest report from the Illinois Departme ...
    July 25, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Unpredictable, cool weather creates more work for Will, Grundy county pools

    June was a rough summer month for outdoor community pools in Will and Grundy counties.The mean tempe ...
    July 25, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • No one injured in garbage truck fire

    MORRIS – A garbage truck caught fire Friday afternoon after it picked up a dumpster load that was on fire.
    July 25, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Morris D-54 brings back IT director

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 has hired a new IT director to bring technology support back in-house.
    July 23, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Quick News

    Three Rivers Festival 2015 Channahon ParadeCHANNAHON – Channahon’s Three Rivers Festival Channahon P ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Home-schoolers allowed in Minooka 201 activities

    MINOOKA – Changes are coming to Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 schools.Starting ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Four heroin-linked overdoses in 48 hours

    MORRIS – Heroin is believed to be the cause of four non-fatal overdoses that occurred in less than 48 hours this week in Morris.
    July 25, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Grundy County 4-H members work all year for fair showings

    MORRIS – What do fainting goats, cattle, rabbits, electricity, sewing, photography and woodworking have in common?
    July 23, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • I-55 chase: Man reportedly shot golf cart before being shot at by police

    CHANNAHON – Authorities said a Manhattan man shot up a golf cart before a chase that ended with police officers shooting at him Wednesday.
    July 23, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Recent Grundy grand jury indictments

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced Wednesday the grand jury returned the following indictments, according to a news relea ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Morris girl gets one of 160 Naval Reserve Officers scholarships awarded nationwide

    MORRIS – Hailey Hoaglund reflected this week on her recent volunteer trip to Thailand. While carryin ...
    July 22, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Junk in Trunk forced to find new location

    MORRIS – A dispute over parking has the monthly Junk in the Trunk fundraiser flea market looking for a new location. Ken Willis, co-founder of JITT, w ...
    July 22, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • County crops still in question after floods

    MAZON – Donna and Paul Jeschke of Mazon aren’t expecting the yields they’ve seen for the past two years from their fields this season.
    July 22, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Head of pension system visits Dwight Rotary Club

    DWIGHT – The head of the state’s Teachers Retirement System spoke Wednesday to the Rotary Club of Dwight, providing his answer to who’s to blame for t ...
    July 22, 2015 - 9:20 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 ...
    July 22, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Morris-based Operation St. Nick fundraiser set for Saturday

    MORRIS – The spirit of Christmas is alive and well year-round in Morris with Operation St. Nick providing bikes to children for the summer, back-to-sc ...
    July 22, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Two arrested after a police pursuit led to a shootout near I-55 in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – A Manhattan resident was charged Wednesday after a police pursuit led to a shootout near Interstate 55 and Arsenal Road in Channahon, whic ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • An estimated 500 ‘shoppers’ attend local church’s free goods event

    MORRIS – One of the largest crowds in the 12-year history of the annual Price-less Days lined up to “shop” Tuesday at First Christian Church.
    July 22, 2015 - 8:56 am
  • Morris alderman attempts to re-vote on medical marijuana

    MORRIS – An attempt to re-vote on the medical marijuana dispensary coming to Morris failed at Monday’s Morris City Council meeting, .
    July 21, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Grundy starts budget hearings

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee started hearings Monday evening that will lead the county to adopt a budget in November.
    July 21, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Morris District 54 approves safety software

    MORRIS – The Morris Elementary School District 54 board approved this week a software program it hopes will help educators keep students safe when vis ...
    July 21, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Morris man arrested on arson charges

    MORRIS – Morris police have arrested an 18-year-old Morris man in relation to recent trash fires at local businesses.
    July 21, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Saratoga will expand bus parking lot in Morris

    MORRIS – Stopping already-approved improvement projects and high costs for a bus parking expansion were two hot topics Monday at the Saratoga Communit ...
    July 21, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Channahon adjusts for two events on same day

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Police Department received a surprise this month when someone mentioned to the chief the village’s two largest events of the ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Coal City Veterans of Foreign Wars celebrate 90 years

    MORRIS – Charlie Brown, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars St. Juvin Post 1336, wasn’t aware for 38 years after he left the Navy that he was eligib ...
    July 20, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Quick News

    Kinzinger’s office to hold Morris, Channahon hoursKinzinger’s office to hold Morris, Channahon hours
    July 20, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Junk in the Trunk sale held monthly in Morris benefits local charities

    MORRIS – With a determination to support the community, two Morris residents Sunday raised more than $500 for the American Cancer Society at the Junk ...
    July 20, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Morris police investigating fires and broken windows

    MORRIS – Police responded to three trash fires started this weekend, as well as reports of windows broken at area schools.
    July 20, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • City awards bids for street maintenance program

    MORRIS – The city of Morris awarded bids Monday night for its annual street maintenance program.The ...
    July 20, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Stafford-signed guitar will be auctioned off

    MORRIS – Guitars made in a Morris Community High School Industrial Arts class continue to benefit local initiatives. Morris Community High School Band ...
    July 20, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Morris Library program participants treated to juggling comedy show

    MORRIS – This summer, 198 children made 1,000 visits to the Morris Area Public Library to participate in the summer reading program. The program, whic ...
    July 19, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Looking Up

    The building at 216 Liberty Street in downtown Morris with Me Tu Boutique displays Italianate-style architecture, characterized by an overhanging eave ...
    July 19, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • The return of Happy Hour in Illinois has Grundy-area law enforcement concerned

    Some local bar and grill owners are happy for the return of Happy Hour, but law enforcement has concerns about those driving under the influence.
    July 19, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Miller: Land Use staff make a great team

    MORRIS – At the Grundy County Land Use Department, we strive to provide services for our residents, and the industrial and commercial entities of Grun ...
    July 19, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • Morris all-star teams play to raise money for Coal City baseball

    MORRIS – It was hot and balmy Saturday night under the lights at McKinley Field. Twenty boys, ages 9 to 11 years old, took to the field to battle it o ...
    July 19, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Up Close: Cool in the pool

    MORRIS – Residents spent the weekend trying to escape from the hot weather. The City of Morris’ pool ...
    July 19, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Gotta Do It for July 19 through July 25

    Sunday• Frankfort Summer Country Market – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown Frankfort. Seasonal produce, fr ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Emergency exercises and experience helped prepare for Coal City tornado

    COAL CITY – Coal City could write a book – or at least a pamphlet – on emergency planning after what the town has been through, Mayor Terry Halliday s ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Minooka District 111 preparing for upcoming school year

    MINOOKA – Students returning to Minooka Community High School Aug. 12 for the first day of classes will see a few updates at the main
    July 18, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Two in sentenced Morris burglaries

    MORRIS – Two of the four men charged with involvement in the Morris residential burglaries this past winter have been sentenced.
    July 18, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Grundy County's Hoarding Task Force joins regional group

    MORRIS – Just over a year ago the Grundy County Health Department assembled a Grundy County Hoarding Task Force, bringing together municipalities, fir ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Morris Canal life reduced to memories

    MORRIS – Margo McIntyre approached the I&M Canal State Trail she used to walk five times a week in Morris.
    July 19, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • One arrested by Will County Sheriff's office on child grooming charge

    WILIMINGTON – A Wilmington man has been charged with child grooming, and authorities are asking the public to come forward if they know of another chi ...
    July 17, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Woman talked down from leaping to Illinois River overnight

    MORRIS – Responders from Morris Police, Grundy County Sheriff's Office and Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance District responded about midnight Friday ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Work on Lisbon Road bridge starting Monday

    MORRIS – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a structural steel will be erected on the Lisbon Road bridge over Interstate 80 begi ...
    July 16, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Marseilles woman falls to her death

    MORRIS – A woman died Wednesday night at Morris Hospital after taking her own life, according to a news release from Grundy County Coroner John Callah ...
    July 16, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Rainbow Council raises $83,000

    ROMEOVILLE – A record amount of $83,000 was raised for the Rainbow Council Boy Scouts of America during its annual award program and dinner, according ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • IRS paid taxes for Grundy County deputies who received cash payments

    MORRIS – Grundy County is all paid up when it comes to making up its unpaid taxes and penalties related to cash payments made to sheriff’s deputies fo ...
    July 16, 2015 - 9:28 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 ...
    July 16, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Norton golf outing to benefit Coal City tornado victims

    MORRIS – Operation St. Nick, Standard Bank, Coal City and the family of Bill and Rosemary Norton have teamed up to bring aid to the Coal City tornado ...
    July 16, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Food drive hosted

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County is starting a food drive to help displaced families in Coal City from the June 22 tornado. “It is our goal to provid ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Morris dancer ends competition years on high note

    MORRIS – When Karys Olsen was 2, she held her mother’s hand as she walked into Donna Mueller’s School of Dance for the first time.
    July 16, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Mallory: Volunteering for tornado clean-up in Coal City worth your time

    MORRIS – The thought of cleaning up debris doesn’t appeal to most.Then I remembered pieces of people ...
    July 16, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Morris man killed in train vs. pedestrian collision Wednesday

    MORRIS – A 20-year-old Morris man was killed Wednesday morning when he was hit by a train in the city.
    July 15, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Republican Committee again requests Hougas be appointed Morris Alderman

    MORRIS – The battle for a Morris 2nd Ward alderman seat continues. Grundy County Republican Central Committee Chairman Michael Mattingly has requested ...
    July 15, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • New associate minister who began July 1 welcomed at Morris church

    MORRIS – If you felt a breath of fresh air breeze into Morris recently, it might have been the First United Methodist Church’s new associate pastor.
    July 15, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Grundy County Board approved increase juror pay and fees for civil litigation

    MORRIS – Civil jurors across the state will be paid more for their duty during civil litigation cases.
    July 15, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Minooka 201 hires new superintendent

    MINOOKA – A new superintendent has been hired for Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201.
    July 15, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Changes made to Morris High School fundraising

    MORRIS – Minor changes are coming to several funds associated with Morris Community High School.Dist ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Two arrested on burglary charges to tornado damaged homes in Coal City

    COAL CITY – Two men have been arrested on charges of residential burglary to the Coal City home of a family affected by the June 22 tornado.
    July 14, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Morris high school requiring online registration

    MORRIS – Online registration instruction forms will be sent to the homes of Morris Community High School students Wednesday. All registration requirem ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Grundy accepts Broadway Street settlement with Coal City

    MORRIS – Five years after an agreement with Coal City, Grundy County is ready to collect $32,168.83 from the village for improvements made to South Br ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Morris High School Theater Camp teaches students to use imagination

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School English teacher and play director Andrea Gustafson has a group photo with junior Dylan Obrochta in it.
    July 14, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Mobile food pantry helps 135 families July 8

    MAZON – In spite of rainy weather, about 135 families took part in We Care of Grundy County’s Mobile Food Pantry on July 8 at Mazon-Verona-Kinsman Mid ...
    July 13, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Rescue squad district moves another step closer to funding

    MORRIS – Mazon Verona Kinsman Rescue Squad District is inching closer to the finances needed to provide daily service from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thr ...
    July 13, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • District 101 board approves 5 new hires

    MORRIS – The Morris School District 101 Board approved Monday night the hiring of five new employees.
    July 13, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Local business briefs

    Pleasant View honors employees for their service OTTAWA – Pleasant View, a Lutheran Life Community i ...
    July 13, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Coal City theater group will perform ‘Mary Poppins’ despite tragedies

    COAL CITY – They say tragedies come in threes. For the cast and staff at Small Town Theatrics in Coal City, the story is no different.
    July 15, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • GoFundMe account started to raise money for specially-made boots for Seneca man

    SENECA – Jason Orsburn of Seneca prides himself on living an active life.The idea of active may diff ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Severe weather expected this afternoon in Morris area

    MORRIS – Another round of severe weather is expected Monday afternoon into the evening after a morning storm dropped 1.2 inches of rain in the Morris ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Ammer: The future looks bright for Grundy’s economy

    MORRIS – The Grundy Economic Development Council recently hosted a breakfast for 50 Chicago-area brokers and developers in Oak Brook. Each year, we in ...
    July 12, 2015 - 7:35 pm
  • Looking Up

    The windows on the historic building at 501 N. Liberty St. in downtown Morris have bow windows, a version of a bay window. Bay windows are square, and ...
    July 12, 2015 - 7:35 pm
  • Nominees for Senior Hall of Fame being sought

    The Illinois Department on Aging is seeking nominations for the 2015 Illinois Senior Hall of Fameawards.
    July 12, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • YMCA Day Camp

    MORRIS – Morris Community YMCA keeps kids busy by providing exercise and fun activities at its annual summer day camp at Saratoga School.
    July 12, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Early rain deters car entries at Cruise Night in Morris

    MORRS – While late afternoon showers and cloudy skies meant only about 94 vehicles came to Cruise Night n Saturday in downtown Morris, owners delighte ...
    July 12, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Military announcements

    Alex J. Walter has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps p ...
    July 12, 2015 - 5:40 pm
  • Charles B. Phillips Library offering events

    NEWARK – The Charles B. Phillips Library on 6 N. Jackson St. in Newark is offering the following events:
    July 12, 2015 - 5:39 pm
  • Price-less Days adding a special day for Coal City tornado victims

    MORRIS – This the 12th year for the First Christian Church’s Price-less Days free garage sale, and organizers are doing things a little differently.
    July 12, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Junk in the Trunk July 19MORRIS – The next monthly Junk in the Trunk is July 19 with donations going ...
    July 12, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • Health department provides tips to avoid West Nile

    MORRIS – A large numbers of floodwater mosquitoes typically appear about two weeks after heavy rains and flooding. Floodwater mosquitoes are rarely in ...
    July 12, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • Schott: Still looking for heroes to honor

    Everyone has an everyday hero. Would you like to honor yours?We’re into the homestretch for our inau ...
    July 11, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • JJC farmers market hosts back-to-school fair in Joliet

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College Farmers Market aims to bring the college and community together Aug. 6 with a Back-to-School Fair.
    July 11, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Morris man on immigration hold in local jail

    MORRIS – U.S. Immigration has placed a detention hold on Salvador Mijares, 44, of Morris who was arrested Monday on a charge of reckless discharge of ...
    July 11, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • Plainfield farmer killed in I-80 crash in Morris

    MORRIS – A Plainfield farmer died Friday when his pickup struck a parked semitractor-trailer.Herman ...
    July 11, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • Grundy County Supervisor of Assessments resigns

    MORRIS – After only a year with Grundy County, Supervisor of Assessments Stephanie Kennedy has resigned to take another position.
    July 14, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Interest in building private hangars at Morris airport grows

    MORRIS – A second group has expressed the desire to build a private hangar at Morris Municipal Airport.
    July 11, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Grundy County-area farmers debate GMO benefits

    MAZON – Paul and Donna Jeschke of Mazon have been farming for four decades and believe technological advancements made in corn and soybean seeds have ...
    July 11, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Will County and Grundy County sheriff’s offices. Indi ...
    July 11, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • Gotta Do It July 12 through July 18

    Sunday• Frankfort Summer Country Market – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Downtown Frankfort. Seasonal produce, fr ...
    July 11, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Will and Grundy animal control centers may be more pet friendly than you think

    Sometimes as Sarah Gimbel watches TV with her kids, a dog catcher is worked into the show – and it’s usually not a good scene.
    July 11, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • Seneca Breakfast in the Park starts Sunday

    Seneca breakfast in the park gathering SundaySENECA – The American Legion Seneca Kasal Post 457 is h ...
    July 9, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Coal City school district addressing busing for displaced students

    COAL CITY – With between 90 and 100 Coal City Community Unit School District 1 families displaced by the June 22 tornado, the district needs to addres ...
    July 9, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Buffalo Wild Wings approved for Morris

    MORRIS – An opening date is not quite set, but B-Dubs has received the go-ahead to open in Morris.Th ...
    July 9, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Church Bulletins

    Free movie night at Living Water Church MORRIS – A free movie night will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday ...
    July 9, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • United Methodist in Mazon has new minister

    Mazon United Methodist Church has announced the retirement of its former pastor, the Rev. Mark Amenda, as of June 30. Pastor Karen Fabian will now be ...
    July 9, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Board discusses civil emergency policy

    COAL CITY – Policies were discussed Thursday at a meeting of the Coal City Village Board, in the wake of the EF3 tornado that struck town June 22.
    July 9, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Coal City school district discusses damage repairs

    MORRIS – Coal City Community Unit School District 1 is facing repairs to its property after an EF3 tornado struck the town June 22.
    July 9, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Grundy County kids participate in first event to raise interest in law enforcement

    MORRIS – Aden de la Hera, who attends Nettle Creek Elementary School, said his favorite part of the first-ever Grundy County Sheriff’s Office Junior C ...
    July 9, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Coal City needs volunteers

    COAL CITY – Coal City is again looking for volunteers to help continued recovery efforts from the EF3 tornado that damaged 884 properties June 22.
    July 9, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Quick News

    Veteran’s designation on state cards availableSPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Rheumatology patient service representative honored as Fire Starter of the Month at Morris hospital

    MORRIS – Tracy Barth of Morris has a passion for health care, a passion for people and a passion for Morris Hospital. She is a role-model employee who ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Morris Hospital receives 17 Excellence in Healthcare awards

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers was honored recently with 17 Excellence in Healthcare awards based on patients’ perception of their care ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Little Caesars provides for tornado victims, volunteers

    COAL CITY – The Little Caesars Love Kitchen was churning out pizzas Wednesday from about 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for volunteers and families affected ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:25 pm