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  • Numerous people oppose dispensary proposed for Morris, hearing set for Wednesday

    MORRIS – A public hearing scheduled for Wednesday on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary business that wants to operate in Morris will likely feat ...
    NEW: April 27, 2015 - 5:23 pm
  • Halloran: A balanced approach

    MORRIS – I have become more reflective after 30 years in public education. Recently, I was reminded why I became a teacher – to impact and be impacted ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Local churches work together Saturday to feed children in need

    MINOOKA – In the sanctuary of Minooka Bible Church on Saturday, music blared from speakers and people standing around tables danced and yelled out as ...
    April 27, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Up Close: Outdoors Education

    MORRIS – Nettle Creek School PTO is working on an all-school project with students to clean out an existing flower bed and install a butterfly garden ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Morris, Minooka mayors support Exelon

    MORRIS – Mayors across Illinois – including several in the Grundy County area – are standing up for nuclear power and the thousands of jobs Exelon’s s ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Stock market superstars

    MORRIS – Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stocks have flown in and out of investors’ hands at Shabbona Middle School during the past few mont ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Quick news

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation co-sponsored by State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, to help reduce taxpayer-funded abuses of office passed the Illinois Senate o ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Will and Grundy County sheriff’s offices. Individuals ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Gotta Do It April 26 to May 2

    SUNDAY• Frankfort Country Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kansas and Oak streets, Downtown Frankfort. Fr ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Schott: Taking the first step to getting healthy

    What would you like to do that you haven’t for a while? It didn’t have to be related to exercise, ex ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Summer Activities Fair encourages Minooka-area kids to stay active in summer

    MINOOKA – When Minooka Junior High School student Messiah Edwards tried to jump rope faster than Nicole Lincoln, of Rush Athletics USA, she lacked jus ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Home repair fraud incidents being investigated in Grundy County

    MORRIS – When Jeff and Debbie Berry started looking for a contractor to tear out and install a new stamped drive and walkway, they did their homework ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Will, Grundy educators: combining schools doesn't always lead to more efficiency

    MORRIS – An Illinois task force is exploring ways to consolidate or eliminate governmental bodies in a state overflowing with them – but educators in ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Emerald ash borer hits trees in Will, Grundy counties

    A small, metallic-green beetle from Asia is forcing local community officials to whip out their pocketbooks.
    April 25, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • IDOT launches month-long infrastructure ‘listening tour’

    JOLIET – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has announced plans to embark on a statewide “listening tour” to learn about the condition of the state’s ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Channahon, Mokena, Plainfield among safest Illinois cities

    Community-police interaction is one of the reasons Channahon and Plainfield are among the safest municipalities in Illinois to live in, according to a ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Community colleges accept PARCC scores for course placement

    JOLIET — Starting next school year, incoming Joliet Junior College students can be placed into college credit classes, provided they earn high scores ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Church Bulletins

    Free movie night Fridayat Living Water ChurchMORRIS – A free movie night will start at 7:30 p.m. Fri ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Mayor for a day

    MORRIS – Some people take their whole lives to find their true calling, and some know at a young age.
    April 23, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Operation Prom Night: Seneca High acts out dangers of drunk driving

    SENECA – All 450 students at Seneca Township High School looked to the sky Thursday morning from assembled bleachers in the school’s parking lot.
    April 23, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Roth resigns from Grundy health board

    MORRIS – Dr. John B. Roth Jr. has resigned from the Grundy County Board of Health. Roth was appointe ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • We Care executive director leaving for new job

    MORRIS – After 11 years with We Care of Grundy County, Executive Director Denise Gaska is going to try her hand providing services for a different cli ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Minooka District 201 narrowing kindergarten options

    MINOOKA – Another crowd gathered Wednesday in the Minooka Primary Center gym, anxiously awaiting details on the approved full-day kindergarten program ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • LyondellBasell donates to Morris, Minooka fire departments

    MORRIS – LyondellBasell recently awarded Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District and Minooka Fire Protection District $3,500 each in corporate g ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Grainco FS wants to build new facility in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Grainco FS Inc. is looking to build a new facility north of Morris on Route 47 over the next year.
    April 23, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Variety blossoms at Coal City High School

    Seniors from Coal City High School Kevin Soto and Josh Lacy perform a song from the musical, “RENT." This performance, as well as many others will be ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Land Use department cuts 4 percent of budget

    MORRIS – Land Use Director Heidi Miller was able to trim 4 percent from her department’s budget, 1 percent more than was requested by the Grundy Count ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Some Grundy schools’ state funding will return

    MORRIS – Some Grundy County-area school districts will be receiving state funding originally thought to be cut from their budgets.
    April 22, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Morris students take first-place ribbons at art show

    MORRIS – Enthusiasm can be heard, even felt, from outside Chris Hankins’ ceramics class at Morris Community High School.
    April 22, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Public hearing for marijuana dispensary set for April 29

    MORRIS – After a postponement was granted in March, Greenhouse Group LLC is set to make its case next week to the Morris Planning Commission to operat ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Joliet Junior College students celebrate Earth Day

    JOLIET – Robert Whalen of Plainfield sometimes forgoes his car and bikes to the gym as a way to reduce pollution. His sister, Laura Whalen, 18, carpoo ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Crime Stoppers

    MORRIS – Grundy County Crime Stoppers is seeking information regarding a residential burglary that happened in Morris. Sometime between March 28 and A ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Exelon’s Braidwood station completes refueling, outage

    BRACEVILLE – Operators returned Braidwood Generating Station Unit 1 to full power Tuesday, marking the end of the unit’s scheduled refueling outage th ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Bugg honored at state luncheon for top school administrators

    SPRINGFIELD – Coal City’s Kent Bugg was among more than 25 state education leaders honored Tuesday during a luncheon that lauded some of the state’s t ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Morris D-54 moving shared services forward

    MORRIS – Morris public schools are again working together to share services saving all the districts money.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • 8th Grade Career Fair held Tuesday in Morris reaches many

    MORRIS – Eighth-graders from throughout the county were invited Tuesday to attend the Business Education Council, Community Foundation of Grundy Count ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Morris police union contract approved

    MORRIS – Changes on several fronts are coming for the Morris Police Department. The Morris City Coun ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Morris council approves conflict of interest waiver for Brisbin Road work

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council approved Monday a formality regarding representation for the county to move forward with proposed Brisbin Road improv ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Proposed Channahon senior living community pursues state grant

    CHANNAHON – Channahon’s incipient town center is one step closer to seeing its first construction: a senior living community.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • New Lenox police charge man with aggravated robbery

    NEW LENOX – Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for two recent armed robberies in New Lenox and Channahon.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Fishing for a Cure has few remaining spaces

    BRACEVILLE – Limited space remains for Braidwood Generating Station’s “Fishing for a Cure” team bass tournament and anyone interested is encouraged to ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Morris City Council approves fiscal 2015-16 budget

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council approved with a 6-1 vote Monday night the fiscal 2015-16 budget, which will begin May 1.
    April 20, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • County takes illegal dumping seriously

    MORRIS – When Marion Gore moved with her husband Arthur to his family farm in the 1970s, she loved the fact that she could look out her window and see ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Grundy Board members may lose IMRF

    MORRIS – An audit of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund for Grundy County showed board members receiving benefits they may not have been entitled ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Legislators look at bill to save electronic recycling programs

    SPRINGFIELD – New legislation is making its way through Springfield this week aimed at saving underfunded electronics recycling programs statewide.
    April 20, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Morris municipal parking lots named safe haven for social media deals

    MORRIS – Morris police are providing a safe location for those making Internet and social media transactions, such as purchases from Craigslist.
    April 20, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Gus Macker returns in June with local sponsors

    MORRIS – The original 3-on-3 basketball tournament known as “Gus Macker” hits the streets of downtown Morris again June 6.
    April 19, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Note from the news editor: Changes aimed at better serving our readers

    When I think of newspapers, I always think of my grandpa.Well, not just newspapers, really anything ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Up Close

    Spring is in the air. Morris children take to the monkey bars, swings and slides to celebrate the wa ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Looking Up

    The Grundy County Historical Society encourages Morris Herald-News readers to “look up” as they travel Grundy County and take time to notice some of i ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Rezin ready to get back to work in Springfield

    MORRIS – State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, said she is excited about some of the advances she’s helped bring to fruition and she looks forward to return ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Water rescue training prepares fire department

    CHANNAHON – The DuPage River rushing over the dam at Channahon’s state park was a perfect setting last week for staging a mock swift water rescue.
    April 19, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Girl Scouts put creative skills on display at first Powder Puff Derby

    JOLIET – Underneath Brooke Majchrowski’s Girl Scout vest, she sported a T-shirt of her favorite race car driver, Danica Patrick.
    April 19, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Bowling for a cause

    MORRIS – From saddle shoes to platforms to stilettos, then bowling shoes, community members bowled Saturday through the “Dances of the Decades” Big Br ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • Brisbin Road project has layers of development

    MORRIS – The Brisbin Road project has many layers, much like the soil lining each side of the road.M ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Page turns to the next chapter in news

    Being in the industry I am, I’m not a fan of errors.But one made 176 years ago tomorrow is what led ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Will, Grundy often compete for attention

    JOLIET – When businesses large and small consider a move to Will County, it’s likely they’re giving equal weight to another site in neighboring Grundy ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Morris committee reviews budget

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council is set to vote Monday night on the city’s 2015-16 budget, projected at $29.76 million.
    April 18, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Morris, Minooka, Grundy County look to partner on Brisbin Road

    MORRIS – With great relations between Morris, Minooka and Grundy County, officials say it’s only a matter of time before a pre-annexation agreement is ...
    April 18, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Bridge, highway work for Will, Grundy counties

    Bridge replacements and interstate work are a big part of the main roadway projects scheduled for this year by the state and Will and Grundy counties.
    April 18, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Civil rights activist talks at JJC about overcoming school segregation

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

    MORRIS – A Morris man was found guilty Friday of aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and aggravated battery Friday.
    April 18, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Legion honors Minooka student essay contest winners

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

    Today is the end of one chapter of our publication’s history, as you hold in your hands the last edition of the Morris Daily Herald.
    April 16, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Grundy County committee receives 5 responses for healthcare for county employees

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

    MORRIS – Guitars might be a part of your favorite song or part of prom next month.Most don’t think o ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Morris High to continue independent contraband searches next year

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

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

    MORRIS – The University of Illinois will offer workshops in May aimed at the backyard gardener interested in raising herbs or poultry.
    April 16, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Public meeting on Brisbin Road to be held

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School Legacy Foundation launched in January with a goal of updating the school’s stadium through the Legacy Projec ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Grundy County Board approves road projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – Hank Englehaupt, who lives between Seneca and Marseilles, never dreamed he’d hear his doctor give him a diagnosis of breast cancer.
    April 13, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • We Care delivers over 11,000 pounds of food

    MAZON – About 135 area families took part in a mobile food pantry at MVK Middle School, sponsored by New Community Christian Church.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Wall named publisher of the Morris Daily Herald

    JOLIET – Robert Wall has been named publisher of the Morris Daily Herald, The Herald-News in Joliet and Herald Life.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Morris files tentative budget for fiscal 2015-16

    MORRIS – A tentative budget for fiscal 2015-16 was placed on file after Monday’s Morris City Council.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Coal City aims for alternative to alternative schools

    COAL CITY – Coal City Community Unit School District 1 is looking at bringing alternative classes in-district next year.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Church’s senior pastor has Indian roots

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DIAMOND - Grundy County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday arrested two local people on felony drug charges.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • First responder to the first responders

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

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

    MINOOKA – Minooka Mayor Pat Brennan had good reason to speak with an air of confidence during his sixth annual state of the village address Wednesday.
    April 9, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Coal City shooting suspect turns himself in

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – On one of the holiest day for Christians, Good Friday, people from many congregations walked together, church to church, through the streets ...
    April 3, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Police gathering reports for state's attorney's office in regards to Coal City shooting

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

    By HEIDI LITCHFIELD - hlitchfield@shawmedia.comMORRIS – Six candidates are now competing for four se ...
    April 2, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Six running for three seats on Morris high school board

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – The Grundy-Three Rivers chapter of Habitat for Humanity is hoping to break ground on its 12th home in late May, and is in need of volunteer c ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Saturday the last day to cast early votes

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

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

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

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

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

    STREATOR – A Marseilles man was arrested Saturday after authorities say he stabbed another man in a Streator residence.
    March 31, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Firefighters extinguish blaze in field in Dwight

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – Temperatures in the low 30s Saturday morning couldn’t put a dent in the attendance of the 11th annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at Goold Park in ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm