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  • Morris' David Welter announces committee assignments for Illinois House

    MORRIS – David Welter announced Friday the committees he has been assigned to as the newest member of the Illinois House for the remainder of the 99th ...
    July 23, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Minooka high school bus drivers split on union involvement

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School District 111 bus drivers were split on union issues at Thursday’s school board meeting, with one group in acti ...
    July 23, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Shorewood's annual Cardboard Boat Regatta a success, despite the heat

    SHOREWOOD – For the third time, the Shorewood residents of Callaway Drive have taken the title of fastest time in the mixed age group at the Village o ...
    July 23, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Comcast, HUD collaborate to close digital divide

    PHILADELPHIA – Comcast’s and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ConnectHome initiative has taken steps to close the digital divide ...
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Channahon's Michelle Denoyer receives the Edward Jones' Eagle Award

    CHANNAHON – Edward Jones financial adviser Michelle Denoyer of Channahon recently received the firm’s Eagle Award for her “clear vision of both client ...
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County Administration Building designated as cooling center

    The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the Chicago area for Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.
    July 22, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Crimestoppers of Grundy County seeking information regarding recent theft

    MORRIS — Crimestoppers of Grundy County is looking for any information regarding an incident occurred during the early morning hours of July 11 in the ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Great Water USA opens purifier, filter business in Morris

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s recent Business Spotlight highlights a local business under new ownership – Great Water US ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Freedom Baptist Church to hold ‘Prophecy in the News’ meetingSENECA – Freedom Baptist Church, 104 N. ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area college honors announced

    The following residents received honors from colleges and universities. All names and information were submitted by each respective college; different ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    BACK TO SCHOOL SALEWHEN: 4 to 7:30 p.m. July 22; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 24 ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Grundy County Land Use Department to host tire recycling event

    MORRIS – For those who have a spare tire or two lying around in the yard or garage that they don’t know what do with, the Grundy County Land Use Depar ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Seneca resident wins Country Showdown 2016

    SENECA – Kayla Haines of Seneca won Country Showdown 2016, singing “My Church” and “A Broken Wing” to be chosen the best singer in the 2016 WALLS 102 ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • The eye of the beholder

    MORRIS – From the bright colors of acrylic to the muted charcoal drawings, artists brought their finest works to display and sell at the Liberty Arts ...
    July 21, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • Employment Opportunities

    MORRIS – Kelly Kruger of Morris just found out she will be getting more hours at her job, a goal she has worked hard toward.
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Week in Review

    Braidwood police arrests 2 suspects charged with heroin possessionBRAIDWOOD – Braidwood police made ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • First Grundy Amazing Race is planned

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Extension Office is challenging youth of all ages to compete in the first-ever Grundy Amazing Race, scheduled for 1 to 4 p. ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • GEDC retention visits to start in the fall

    In the last two decades, about 60 percent of the private sector’s net new jobs have been created by existing businesses. A strong retention program is ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris District 54 – A New Beginning

    My name is Dr. Shannon Dudek, and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new superintendent of Morris School District 54.
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Still Stylin’ gets a move and a makeover

    MORRIS – Brandie Odegard of Morris had no plans to open a store despite working many years in retail, but when the opportunity arose to buy Still Styl ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers expands Ottawa services

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has announced plans to open a third medical office in Ottawa on Monday.
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Saratoga District to receive an extra $85,000 in state aid

    MORRIS – Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60 is set to receive an extra $85,000 in state aid, Superintendent Kathy Perry said, after st ...
    July 21, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Edward Hines Mobile Medical Unit continues VA health serviceMORRIS – The Hines Mobile Medical Unit w ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Red Cross releases heat safety tips

    Soaring temperatures along with very high humidity is causing what’s called a ‘heat dome’ over much of the country. People can download the Red Cross ...
    July 20, 2016 - 1:15 pm
  • 4-H Fair aims to bring fun to the public

    MORRIS – There is more than just animals at the Grundy County 4-H fair scheduled for Saturday through Monday.
    July 20, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Channahon board amends budget due to spending less than anticipated

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Village Board on Monday amended the village’s 2015-16 budget.One change wa ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Priceless Opportunities

    MORRIS – More than 175 volunteers are needed to control the chaos in the days leading up to First Christian Church's Priceless Day.
    July 19, 2016 - 3:05 pm
  • Coal City Farmers Market offers fresh, locally sourced produce

    COAL CITY – When Jan Rios packed up her jams and jellies Saturday morning to head out the first Coal City farmers market – Market Fresh on Broadway – ...
    July 20, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Morris residents attend District 54 board meeting to voice support for principal

    MORRIS – A large crowd came Monday night to the Morris Elementary School District 54 board meeting, mostly to vocalize support for the district's prin ...
    July 20, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • Minooka 201 bus drivers demand respect, safety, fairer pay

    MINOOKA – Members of a bus drivers and aides union at Minooka District 201 urged more respect, safety and fairer pay from district officials at Monday ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Morris approves requests at Monday night meeting

    MORRIS — The City of Morris approved several requests Monday night, including the closing of Pine Street between Jackson and North Streets for the Imm ...
    July 19, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Liberty Arts Festival hosts local artists during Morris event

    MORRIS – Artists of all levels lined the streets in downtown Morris on Saturday during the second annual Liberty Arts Festival.
    July 20, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Bishop Daniel Conlon presides over groundbreaking at St. Mary Assumption

    COAL CITY – Members of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Coal City celebrated Saturday evening the groundbreaking on thei ...
    July 19, 2016 - 6:42 am
  • 5 Ways to Spot a Lottery Scam

    According to the FBI, in 2014 consumers lost more than $8 million to solicitation scams promising instant wealth and grand prize earnings. These scams ...
    July 18, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Motorcycle ride remembers Minooka man killed in 2012 crash

    JOLIET – The engines roared Sunday as friends and family of Ron Oswald rode down the streets of Joliet on motorcycles and in cars for a memorial ride ...
    July 18, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Group cycles through Will, Grundy counties to remember cops killed in line of duty

    MORRIS – With the recent deaths of law enforcement officials in Dallas, a group of bicyclists set out over the weekend to remind Illinois residents th ...
    July 18, 2016 - 6:53 am
  • Community Prayer Walk in Morris strives for peace, understanding

    MORRIS – Less than four hours before members of the community set out on a Sunday afternoon prayer walk for peace, understanding and Christian unity i ...
    July 18, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • Local GOP delegates say Trump is in, protesters could be trouble

    Local delegates going to the Republican convention this week said they believe the Trump nomination is settled but they still expect a “wild” conventi ...
    July 19, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Minooka-based charity to raise money to support children in cancer treatment

    MINOOKA – A local charity hopes to raise $3,000 in a 24-hour period for National Lollipop Day in an effort to give treats to children undergoing cance ...
    July 16, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • David Welter sworn in as state representative of the 75th district during ceremony in Morris

    MORRIS – David Welter was sworn in Friday evening as the 75th Illinois House representative during a ceremony in the upstairs courtroom at the Grundy ...
    July 16, 2016 - 9:25 am
  • Will-Grundy area local American Red Cross elects directors

    ROMEOVILLE — The American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley held its first annual meeting June 16 where chapter directors were elected.
    July 18, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • West Nile detected in Braceville

    BRACEVILLE – The Grundy County Health Department has recently collected mosquitoes in the Village of Braceville that have tested positive for West Nil ...
    July 18, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Braidwood police arrests 2 suspects charged with heroin possession

    BRAIDWOOD — Braidwood police made more heroin-related arrests Thursday.David L. Rasor, 33, of the 10 ...
    July 15, 2016 - 4:59 pm
  • Channahon man killed in motorcycle crash

    CHANNAHON – Authorities are investigating an early morning motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a Channahon man.
    July 15, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Community Action Advisory Board awards scholarships

    MORRIS – Jane Swinney and Janet Goehst, members of Kendall-Grundy Community Action Advisory Board, a division of the Kendall County Health Department, ...
    July 15, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • District 54 approves health insurance plan

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 met July 5 for its monthly Committee of the Whole meeting, but at the new board of education meeting loc ...
    July 14, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Gotta Do It

    COAL CITY – The Coal City Farmers’ Market still has room for more vendors for its July 16 market. Participating vendors will be able to set up at 6 a. ...
    July 14, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • Community Foundation of Grundy County grants provide assistance to local nonprofits

    Each year the Community Foundation of Grundy County provides grants to nonprofits from Grundy County and beyond through our donor funds and our compet ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Community Pulse: Liberty Arts Festival returns to Morris

    The second annual Liberty Arts Festival kicks off Thursday. We’re excited to have more fine artists than last year, as well as a separate Hand Made Ma ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Animal Care Hospital recognized for veterinary excellence

    MORRIS – Animal Care Hospital of Morris recently was recognized for serving with a high level of veterinary excellence, according to an evaluation by ...
    July 15, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Grundy County police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    LIBERTY ARTS FESTIVALWHEN: July 14 to 16WHERE: downtown MorrisCOST & INFO: The second annual Liberty ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Stopgap budget again leaves out MAP grants

    JOLIET – Some students and colleges still will be on the hook to find alternatives to pay college tuition, as Illinois’ stopgap budget takes care of o ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Hospital Auxiliary announces plans for 48th annual gala

    MORRIS – The Morris Hospital Auxiliary is hosting its 48th annual Charity Gala on July 30 at Jennifer’s Garden, 555 Gore Road, Morris.
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris High School prepares work on its budget

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School Superintendent Pat Halloran on Monday night provided a status update to the District 101 School Board on the sta ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Christmas in July fundraiser set for July 23

    MORRIS – As summer vacation reaches its halfway point for students in Morris, Operation St. Nick is gearing up for its back-to-school program in which ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area students are awarded college scholarships

    SENECA – Kaylyn Groth of Seneca has been welcomed to the Class of 2020 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a recipient of the Universi ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Up Close: Three French Hens Market offers something for everyone

    MORRIS – From homegrown to homemade, vendors set up and sell their wares monthly at the Three French Hens Market in Morris.
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris man puts love of flight to good use as an aerial application pilot

    MORRIS – When a person is standing in rural Grundy County, they expect to see yellow and black flying objects now and then, namely bees.
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area college honors announced

    The following residents received honors from colleges and universities. All names and information were submitted by each respective college; different ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Week in Review

    give grant to Coal City farmers’ marketCOAL CITY – The Three Rivers Association of Realtors® has re ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oesterle: Taking a day off can be just the ticket

    It’s amazing what just one day off can do. Last week, my birthday came again – it seems like it comes sooner every year – and I am fortunate enough to ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Hallmark Store with Kingla, goods to open Friday morningHallmark Store with Kingla, goods to open Friday morning
    July 15, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Morris Moose lodge hosts fundraiser to help replace roof

    MORRIS – The Morris Moose Lodge 967 is trying to raise the roof – money to replace the roof, that is – by hosting a flea market and raffle.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • David Welter resigns from board

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board Chairman David Welter submitted his resignation at Tuesday evening’s regular meeting of the board.
    July 13, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • Police: Woman took her life in downtown Morris on Tuesday night

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Coroner and Morris Police are investigating the death of a woman who authorities say took her own life Tuesday night in dow ...
    July 13, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Route 6 to be closed between Ottawa and Marseilles

    MARSEILLES – A portion of U.S. Route 6 will be closed starting July 12 for planned roadwork.Route 6 ...
    July 12, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Morris residents' Ford pickup adds color to Cruise Night

    MORRIS – Saturday’s Cruise Night in Morris saw a total of 778 eye-catching vehicles, a number that founder Herb Wyeth said was not unexpected for the ...
    July 12, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • Crime Stoppers seeking information on theft to motor vehicle

    MORRIS – Crime Stoppers of Grundy County is seeking information regarding a recent motor vehicle theft.
    July 11, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Identity of man killed in 3-motorcycle crash near Morris released

    MORRIS – The name of an Aurora man who died after a three-motorcycle crash Saturday evening near Morris has been released.
    July 11, 2016 - 6:41 am
  • Gotta Do It: July 10 through July 17

    July 10• Forest Preserve District of Will County Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon, Hickory Creek P ...
    July 9, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Schott: Turning off the news

    As Dallas Police Chief David Brown talked Friday morning about the officers who were lost and injured in the ambush shooting the night before, I did s ...
    July 9, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • First responders save Romeoville girl, 3, from drowning in Braidwood

    BRAIDWOOD – The Holloway family was having fun July 2 at a relative’s house in Braidwood when suddenly the life of 3-year-old Jaslyn Holloway flashed ...
    July 13, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Economic Development Project Area extended in Grundy County

    MORRIS – The Grundy Economic Development Council is celebrating the passing of House Bill 694, which was signed into law June 30 by Gov. Bruce Rauner ...
    July 11, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • Motorcycle crash on Old Stage Road near Morris leaves 1 dead, 2 in critical condition

    One person died Saturday evening and two others were in critical condition after a three-motorcycle crash near Morris.
    July 9, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Morris' David Welter named state representative for 75th district

    MORRIS – Republican David Welter, of Morris, has been chosen unanimously by the 75th Legislative District Appointment Committee to fill the term of fo ...
    July 11, 2016 - 6:38 am
  • Pilot injured in Newark area airplane crash

    A pilot is injured after an airplane crash Saturday morning near Newark.LaSalle County and Newark ag ...
    July 12, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Edward Hines Mobile Medical Unit continues VA health serviceMORRIS – The Grundy County VAC and Edwar ...
    July 8, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Stopgap budget again leaves out MAP grants

    JOLIET – Some students and colleges still will be on the hook to find alternatives to pay college tuition, as Illinois’ stopgap budget takes care of o ...
    July 8, 2016 - 6:38 am
  • Illinois Sheriff's Association warns of telemarketing fraud

    The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association is advising all Illinois residents that there is currently underway a phone campaign fraudulently using the name of ...
    July 7, 2016 - 8:42 pm
  • Fremont Avenue to be closed starting July 18

    MORRIS — Beginning July 18 at 8 a.m., Fremont Avenue in Morris will be closed to through traffic from West Avenue to Nettle Street. The roadway is exp ...
    July 7, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • United Way holds fundraisers, celebrations

    There are always a variety of great fundraisers in the community that help support some wonderful causes in Grundy County. Whether you golf, dine, bow ...
    July 9, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • What exactly does the Chamber do?

    When I meet someone new, or see someone again after quite some time, and I tell them that I am now the executive director of the Chamber, often I am a ...
    July 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • This July, Channahon will discover the super powers of parks and recreation

    CHANNAHON — This July, Channahon Park District residents don’t need to be bitten by a radioactive spider to discover that they have super powers. They ...
    July 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    3 FRENCH HENS COUNTRY MARKETWHEN: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 9WHERE: Canal Port, 123 W. Illinois Ave., Mo ...
    July 7, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • Mazon Masonic Lodge Scholarship winners announced

    MAZON – Two Seneca High School graduates earned two of six $1,000 university scholarships annually awarded by Mazon Masonic Lodge 826.
    July 9, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Channahon D-17 OKs tentative 2017 budget

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon School District 17 board on June 28 approved its fiscal 2017 tentative budget, which will be displayed for public inspection ...
    July 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Week in Review

    Verona man charged with DUI after allegedly crashing carMORRIS – A Verona man faces several charges ...
    July 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • This particular diamond ring seeks its owner

    YORKVILLE – It was a typical workday when Israel Perez of Channahon and other members of a private engineering consulting firm’s work crew went out to ...
    July 8, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Ottawa Savings Bancorp announces adoption of plan of conversion and reorganization

    OTTAWA – Ottawa Savings Bancorp Inc. (the company), the parent company for Ottawa Savings Bank (the bank), announced in June that its Board of Directo ...
    July 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County Fair celebrates families and fun despite financial costs

    MORRIS – Burdette Carter has been a part of the Grundy County Fair since 1972. It’s something of a tradition for his family.
    July 7, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • Morris partnership to host second annual arts festival

    MORRIS – The second annual Liberty Arts Festival in downtown Morris is scheduled from July 14 to 16.
    July 12, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • A fairly good time

    MORRIS – Great weather and fun times were both in order and in abundance at the 112th annual Grundy County Fair, which was held from June 29 through J ...
    July 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Life Church Garage Sale to be held SaturdayMORRIS – Life Church, 508 W. Illinois Ave. in Morris, wil ...
    July 11, 2016 - 6:48 am
  • Channahon trustees talk signs, scales for Thorntons

    CHANNAHON – After years of waiting and negotiating, a business is set to open at the northwest corner of the Route 6 and Interstate 55 interchange in ...
    July 7, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • Morris Herald-News retracts Dec. 16 article regarding on-the-court traction systems

    MORRIS – The Morris Herald-News is retracting the article “Grabity looking to stick around gym floors, shoes” that published on pages 13 and 14 of the ...
    July 6, 2016 - 8:30 pm
  • Animals still a big draw at the Grundy County Fair

    MORRIS – Liz Collins was nearly raised at the Grundy County Fairgrounds, and so were her horses.That ...
    July 6, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • City OKs expansion of sewage treatment plant

    MORRIS – Expansion to the East Side Sewage Treatment Plant will move forward after the Morris City Council agreed Tuesday to spend about $2 million on ...
    July 6, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Online comment system to change on Morris’ website

    When you see an online comment by user “anon1234” or “Find Da Real Truth 75” ... how seriously do you take it? Does it add to a sense of community in ...
    July 6, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Sahly: Online comment system to change on Herald-News website

    When you see an online comment by user “anon1234” or “Find Da Real Truth 75” ... how seriously do you take it? Does it add to a sense of community in ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Red Cross issues emergency call for blood and platelet donations

    PEORIA — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely ...
    July 6, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • Will, Grundy county communities celebrate the Fourth of July

    CHANNAHON – The Independence Day celebration in Channahon is one that is embraced by the community, including the homes around the park where it was h ...
    July 4, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Liberty 5K in Morris hosts more than 400 runners

    MORRIS — Amy Delgado of Morris held an American flag high in the air, while her family proudly wore colors of the flag in honor of those who suffered ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:15 am
  • Lions to host Morris Night at Joliet Slammers game

    JOLIET — The Morris Lions Club is taking the opportunity to take in a Joliet Slammers baseball game as they host this year’s Morris Night at Silver Cr ...
    July 5, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • Namesake statue to be added to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood

    ELWOOD – Bringing a bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln to his namesake national cemetery has not been easy.
    July 4, 2016 - 7:50 am
  • Joliet man charged in connection with 2012 slaying killed in traffic crash

    JOLIET – A one-time co-defendant in a Joliet murder trial died early Sunday morning after being in a traffic crash.
    July 3, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Shabbona Middle School associate principal resigns

    MORRIS – Scott Stehlik, associate principal at Shabbona Middle School, tendered his resignation Thursday, effective immediately.
    July 5, 2016 - 6:21 am
  • Protesters picket Grundy County Fair over elephant attraction

    MORRIS – Outside the gates of the Grundy County Fair on Saturday was a small tent with an elephant.N ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:16 am
  • Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District respond to structure fire Friday

    MORRIS — A structure fire was reported at 132 Pack Ct. in Morris just after 4 a.m. on Friday.Deputy ...
    July 1, 2016 - 6:14 pm
  • Coal City District 1 board approves stadium renovations

    COAL CITY – Coal City Unit District 1 officials plan to do renovation and repair work at the high school football stadium.
    July 1, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • The PrivateBank to be acquired by CIBC

    A Chicago-based bank with locations in the Joliet area will be acquired by a Canadian company.The Ca ...
    June 30, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Weather cooperating with Grundy farmers

    MORRIS — Grundy County farmers are faring better than others in Illinois when it comes to weather this year, according to farmer Matt Boucher.
    June 30, 2016 - 6:20 pm
  • Verona man charged with DUI after allegedly crashing into Grundy County State's Attorney

    MORRIS – A Verona man faces several charges after he allegedly side-swiped a car driven by Grundy County State's Attorney Jason Helland.
    July 1, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • Grundy County Crime Stoppers seeking information on thefts, burglaries

    MORRIS – Crime Stoppers of Grundy County is seeking information regarding the recent incidents:• Bur ...
    July 1, 2016 - 6:48 am
  • Liberty Arts Festival contest winner chosen

    MORRIS – Alexis Crask, 11, of Seneca submitted a drawing that has been selected for a banner at this year’s Liberty Arts Festival.
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Community Pulse: Putting the 'Community' in Morris Community High School

    While attending the county Internship Program kickoff breakfast at LyondellBasell on June 10, something interesting occurred to me. When students were ...
    July 4, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • Lisbon woman realizes Paraguay dream

    LISBON – When Lisbon resident Betsy Burnett packed her first Operation Christmas Child shoebox of little gifts for a poor child somewhere across the g ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • College honors announced for Grundy County area residents

    The following local residents received the following honors from colleges and universities. All names and information were submitted by each respectiv ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County Police Reports

    MORRIS• Daniel Billen, 50, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, was arrested June 22 by Morris police and ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Woodsmoke Ranch Car Show to be held in SenecaSENECA – The Woodsmoke Ranch Car Show in Seneca will be ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Life Church in Morristo host garage sale July 9MORRIS – Life Church, 508 W. Illinois Ave. in Morris, ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Military, civilian agencies train at Marseilles to work together when disaster strikes

    MARSEILLES – When there’s a disaster, whether it’s natural or man-made, it’s a comfort to know that those who respond are as well-prepared and knowled ...
    July 1, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • 13th annual Priceless Day planned for July 19

    MORRIS – First Christian Church will hold its 13th annual Priceless Day next month.The event is simi ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Up Close: Morris Pool gives residents a place to cool off during the summer heat

    MORRIS – High summer temperatures have kept the staff at the City of Morris Pool hopping as community members cool off.
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Picking up the pieces: Seneca families affected by the tornado continue to clean up

    SENECA – Jeff Maierhofer wasn’t home when the tornado struck the family farm, but his wife and children were.
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Vigils held at Shabbona Middle School for teacher killed in crash in Morris

    MORRIS – Jan Wendling was a teacher, tutor, friend, peer, mentor and a strong believer in God.The co ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORK SHOWSWHEN: July 3 and 4COST & INFO: In Morris, fireworks will be held at dus ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Chamber golf outing promotes great causes

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 13th annual “not-so-classic” Golf Outing has come to a wrap, again successfully raising fu ...
    July 4, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • Morris Hospital among Becker’s list of 100 Great Community Hospitals

    MORRIS – Becker’s Hospital Review has named Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers to its recently released 2016 “100 Great Community Hospitals.”
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County Fair event schedule

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Fair kicked off Wednesday with the Grundy County Fair Queen Pageant was held, as were the Royal Baby, Junior Miss Pageant a ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Liberty 5K returns to Morris

    MORRIS – The Morris Downtown Development Partnership will be bringing the seventh annual Liberty 5K Run/Walk back to downtown Sunday.
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Braidwood considers police split from WESCOM dispatch

    BRAIDWOOD – There’s a chance 911 calls to the Braidwood Police Department won’t be dispatched by WESCOM employees come February 2017.
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Channahon District 17 approves tentative 2017 budget

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon School District 17 board approved Tuesday its fiscal 2017 tentative budget, which will be displayed for public inspection th ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Minooka officials: Karate program can stay in village facility

    MINOOKA – Despite the fact that a youth organization charges a fee for its program, Minooka trustees agreed to allow it to continue using the village’ ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Grundy County Fair Queen named

    MORRIS – Mackenzie Granby of Mazon has been named the 2016 Miss Grundy County Fair Queen.Granby brou ...
    June 29, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • U.S. Secret Service investigating Minooka identity theft spree

    MINOOKA – Contrary to rumors, the Minooka Police Department has not arrested anyone in connection with a recent string of identity thefts, Police Chie ...
    June 29, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • First Midwest to acquire Standard Bank

    HICKORY HILLS – First Midwest Bancorp Inc., the parent company of First Midwest Bank, announced Wednesday it will acquire Standard Bancshares Inc., th ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:37 am
  • Safety First: With the Fourth of July coming, put safety atop your celebration list

    MORRIS – As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, officials are reminding people to be safe in their celebration.
    June 29, 2016 - 6:39 am
  • Diesel compressor causes fire at D Construction in Coal City

    COAL CITY — No injuries were reported when a diesel compressor caught on fire Tuesday afternoon at D Construction at 1488 S. Broadway St. in Coal City ...
    June 29, 2016 - 6:41 am
  • Police report: Teen was driving Morris District 54 principal's SUV during fatal crash

    MORRIS – The 16-year-old boy behind the wheel of an SUV that struck a Morris couple as they were bicycling last week was driving a vehicle owned by th ...
    June 28, 2016 - 6:48 am
  • Dresden operators extinguish small fire on pump

    MORRIS — Dresden Generation Station operators extinguished a small fire on a pump Monday morning.The ...
    June 29, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Guest View: Remembering the day Coal City stood up to rebuild

    Editor's note: The village of Coal City’s event scheduled for Wednesday to commemorate the plaque marking the anniversary of the tornado that struck t ...
    June 28, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Schott: Be mindful when shooting off fireworks

    There I was last weekend, reading in my favorite chair, when I heard a “boom” that sounded akin to the noises heard in war movies when a shell goes of ...
    June 29, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Volunteers remodel house for Morris family that doubled in size after death of loved ones

    MORRIS – It’s been a devastating two years for the Martello family.But as Marty and Jennifer Martell ...
    June 25, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Will-Grundy Medical Clinic seeking volunteer nurses

    JOLIET — The Will-Grundy Medical Clinic is looking for volunteer nurses to help the agency care for patients who have no health insurance or medical c ...
    June 26, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Seneca Area Heritage Museum opens a day after tornado hits

    SENECA – An event that Seneca Regional Port District President Michael Marchiando says was 10 years in the making came to fruition Thursday evening.
    June 28, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Grundy County's 112th annual fair coming this week to Morris

    MORRIS – The 112th annual Grundy County Agricultural District Fair starts Wednesday in Morris and offers something for the whole family.
    June 26, 2016 - 10:09 am
  • Grundy County Sheriff's Office continues investigating crash that killed Morris couple

    MORRIS – The investigation into the Tuesday night crash that claimed the life of bicyclists Mark and Janice Wendling is ongoing, according to authorit ...
    June 26, 2016 - 10:14 am