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  • Morris council postpones vote on medical marijuana facility

    MORRIS – The location of a medical marijuana dispensary in Morris remains undetermined.MORRIS – The location of a medical marijuana dispensary in Morr ...
    UPDATED: June 2, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • ShawMediaDigital.com: Digital Marketing Solutions for local business

    Your customers are online, researching your product or service. Can they find your business in a Google search? Can they read your website on a mobile ...
    June 2, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Bat tests positive for rabies in Grundy County

    A bat submitted by a homeowner to Grundy County Animal Control for testing has tested positive for rabies.
    June 2, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Channahon swears in new trustee

    CHANNAHON – Channahon Planning and Zoning Commissioner Chantal Host was sworn in as the village’s newest trustee Monday evening.
    June 2, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Rezin legislation requiring infrastructure study for frack sand mining passes Senate

    SPRINGFIELD – The effect of frack sand mining operations coming online in and around LaSalle County will be studied by the state, under legislation sp ...
    June 1, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Morris alderman seat remains open with no candidate chosen

    MORRIS – The open alderman seat in the Morris Second Ward remains open.With a 3-4 vote, Morris City ...
    June 1, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • New Grundy County Administrator officially takes position

    MORRIS – Doug Pryor brought his financial experience to Grundy County on Monday when he started his new position as county administrator.
    June 1, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Annual dulcimer festival returns to Goold Park in Morris

    MORRIS – The Gebhard Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival is returning Saturday to Goold Park.
    June 1, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Morris Shared Services Committee announces amended transportation agreement

    MORRIS – Leadership from Morris community schools convened last week to update the public on the ongoing effort to find and explore the sharing of cos ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Illinois House to honor two Morris officers

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House of Representatives voted unanimously last week to honor two Morris police officers killed in the line of duty by desi ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • JJC chef wins Food Network reality show

    JOLIET – Andy Chlebana, pastry chef and culinary instructor at Joliet Junior College, took the top prize of $50,000 in the “Spring Baking Championship ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Quick News

    Grundy County Health Department blood drive MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department Medical Res ...
    May 31, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Seneca Historical Guild to honor founding families

    SENECA – As part of Seneca’s Sesquicentennial, the Seneca Historical Guild will be honoring families whose ancestors were instrumental in the establis ...
    May 31, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Kiwanis Club reads to students

    MORRIS – Morris Kiwanis Club members go to White Oak Elementary School, Saratoga Elementary School, Immaculate Conception School and Nettle Creek Scho ...
    May 31, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Prairie Shipyard reunion for workers, families

    SENECA – As part of Seneca’s 150th Anniversary of the incorporation as a village, the Seneca Historical Guild will host a gathering and reunion June 2 ...
    May 31, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Looking Up

    A home located at 602 Illinois Ave., Morris, displays the use of imbrication, the overlapping rows of diamond and fish scale shingles, with its weathe ...
    May 31, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Van Yperen returns for hot dog contest, Callahan retires

    MORRIS – It’s time for me to fess up.I have no excuse this year for not actually eating my share of ...
    May 31, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Morris Color Guard honored by Lions Club

    MORRIS – The Morris Lions Club awarded its Citizen of the Year Award to the Morris Color Guard for the many services it provides to the community.
    May 31, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Grundy County addressing audit findings

    MORRIS – Grundy County Treasurer Lori Werden filed her response Friday to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund regarding the findings IMRF detailed ...
    May 31, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Morris Council to vote on vacant alderman seat, medical marijuana dispensary

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council agenda for Monday night features expenditure items, an important decision regarding city leadership and whether to al ...
    May 31, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Morris Relay for Life has '80s theme

    MORRIS – Games of Twister and ’80s pop music came together for an 80s throwback celebrating the 30 years of Relay for Life events sponsored by the Ame ...
    May 31, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Diamond and business owner dispute recapture fee

    DIAMOND – All Kim Scerine wants to do is add a 1,000-square-foot storage expansion onto her business, Broadway Dance Center in Diamond.
    May 30, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Partnership installs fishing habitats in Braidwood Lake

    BRACEVILLE – Jeffrey Jenkins was competing years ago in a fishing tournament at Kentucky Lake, casting his line near an underwater brush pile, when an ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Gotta Do It for May 31 to June 6

    Monday• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays. Fountain ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Future of Illiana Expressway plan still appears hazy

    The Illiana Expressway plan has been on hold for four months but may see movement this summer.Gov. B ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Will, Grundy county-area police stake out Dunkin Donuts for Special Olympics fundraiser

    MORRIS – Police vehicles with lights flashing surrounded Friday morning the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru lane in Morris.
    May 30, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Morris Citizen's Police Academy taking applications

    MORRIS – Those interested in seeing how Morris Police Department officers perform their jobs will have the chance in August.
    May 30, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Will, Grundy county organizations offer summer learning opportunities

    JOLIET – Casey O’Connell says keeping children and teens active and learning throughout the summer is important to their quality of life.
    May 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • JJC board will vote on approving college police chief's contract

    JOLIET — Joliet Junior College trustees are scheduled June 9 to consider renewing JJC Police Chief Pete Comanda’s contract.
    May 30, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Morris man charged with child pornography

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department assisted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations in an investigation that resu ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Sheriff’s deputies issue 132 seat belt citationsMORRIS – The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and the ...
    May 28, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Residents object to location of proposed pot dispensary

    MORRIS – Despite objections from some residents against a requested conditional use permit for a medical marijuana dispensary in Morris by Greenhouse ...
    May 28, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Morris man becomes state deputy of Knights of Columbus, starting July 11

    MORRIS – The Knights of Columbus in Morris have been active since the council was founded in 1904 to support Immaculate Conception Church on the found ...
    May 28, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • 5K event to be held June 6 for Bugg family of Coal City

    COAL CITY – More than 500 participants have joined Team Megan 5K to raise money and help support the family of Megan Bugg, daughter of Coal City Schoo ...
    May 28, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Best-selling author to visit Morris library

    MORRIS – Two big programs are ready to hit the Morris Area Public Library. One is a visit from New Y ...
    May 28, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Fisher looks to expand We Care services, outreach

    MORRIS – Eric Scott Fisher of Morris learned last week he was to be the next executive director of We Care of Grundy County and he hopes to use his mu ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Dwight to get federal money for first-responder capabilities

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., announced Wednesday the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $866,923 in grants to commun ...
    May 28, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Minooka 201 board approves new bus driver pay system

    MINOOKA – The restructuring of how bus drivers are paid created an at-times tense discussion Wednesday night during the Minooka Community Consolidated ...
    May 28, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Dwight man charged in Wilmington heroin death

    WILMINGTON – A Dwight man was charged Wednesday with drug-induced homicide for the fatal overdose of a woman two years ago.
    May 28, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Quick News

    Electronic waste event to be held June 6 MORRIS – The Grundy County Land Use Department will hold Ju ...
    May 27, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Used books for children being collected

    MORRIS – The Environmental Office of the Grundy County Land Use Department is collecting used children’s books for Bernie’s Book Bank during the month ...
    May 27, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Morris Mathletes crunch numbers at state

    The Morris Mathletes competed at the ICTM State Math Contest at the University of Illinois on May 2, after having won first place at Regionals. Bridge ...
    May 27, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • JJC offers summer classes, farmers market until September

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College will offer community education classes and a farmers market for adults and children over the summer.
    May 27, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Police take to roofs for Special Olympics

    Whatever selections visitors make Friday at certain Dunkin’ Donuts will be done under the supervision of law enforcement.
    May 27, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Standard Bank sponsors We Care mobile food pantry

    GARDNER – About 150 area families took part in the mobile food pantry sponsored by Standard Bank at the Gardner American Legion earlier this month.
    May 27, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • New garbage routes in Morris begin June 1

    MORRIS – Some Morris residents will have a new garbage day starting June 1.Republic Services has mai ...
    May 27, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Grundy County Board member raises concerns about broadcasting meetings

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board member Harold Vota spoke during public comment at Tuesday night’s Technology and Elections Committee meeting to voice his ...
    May 27, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Re-elected trustees sworn in to Minooka board

    MINOOKA – Three longtime Minooka trustees were re-instated at Tuesday’s village board meeting. Denni ...
    May 27, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Morris Plan Commission holds proposal hearing

    MORRIS – Matthew Darin with Greenhouse Group opened the public hearing portion of the City of Morris Planning Commission meeting Wednesday night with ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Nick Offerman returns home to promote book, offers signings, readings

    MINOOKA – Nick Offerman took the stage Wednesday night to cheers, decked out in his black and orange senior year varsity jacket after being introduced ...
    May 27, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • We Care of Grundy County names new director

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County has hired Eric Scott Fisher as its new executive director. The hir ...
    May 27, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Scoreboard dedicated in honor of late mayor

    GARDNER – Friday night the Gardner community celebrated the scoreboard dedication at the Gardner Grade School baseball field in honor of the late Mayo ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Diamond approves park rules

    DIAMOND – Several residents showed up to Tuesday’s Village of Diamond board meeting to support Elijah Martinez and his idea to start a summer day camp ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Morris girl will be honored at Crohn’s walk Saturday, also will tell her story

    MORRIS – On Saturday, 8-year-old Ayla Phillips of Morris and her family will make the hour journey to Montrose Harbor in Chicago where Ayla will be re ...
    May 26, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Survey: Looming statewide nursing shortage as baby boomers ready to retire

    MORRIS – A new survey suggests Illinois may soon face a shortage of registered nurses as more baby boomers in an aging workforce prepare to retire.
    May 26, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Tour de Corn ride in Morris Sunday

    MORRIS – Bicycle enthusiasts are invited to ride in Morris’s first Tour de Corn. The Morris Rotary C ...
    May 26, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • JJC offers summer classes, farmer markets

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College will offer community education classes and a farmers market for adults and children over the summer.
    May 26, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • Grundy Chamber event not your average golf outing

    MORRIS – Back for its 12th annual outing, the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s “Not-So-Classic” Golf Tournament returns in June to Mor ...
    May 26, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • GAVC student awarded scholarship from Morris library

    MORRIS – Jessica Winter walked into the Morris Area Public Library on Friday thinking she was there to meet staff members who have heard a lot about h ...
    May 26, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Recent Grundy County indictments

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland, announced that on May 20, the grand jury has returned the following indictments, according to a ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Statues of honor

    MORRIS – Memorial Day is set aside so the nation can honor Americans who have died while serving their country.
    May 25, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Looking Up

    Chapin's Restaurant building at 701 N. Liberty St. in downtown Morris features Renaissance Revival Terra Cotta window molding. Terra Cotta, a ceramic ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Quick News

    Anthony bill on GED incentive heads to Rauner SPRINGFIELD – The State Senate gave final approval Thu ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Perry: Saratoga enjoys new character program

    MORRIS – I would like to tell the readers about something new that took place at Saratoga this year and something new that will take place at Saratoga ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Student who made threat won’t be back this year

    MORRIS – The student involved in a “hit-list” threat last week at Morris Community High School will not be returning to school the rest of the school ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Hot water tank replaced at Saratoga Tower in Morris

    MORRIS – The cloud of worry emanating from a leak-prone 450-gallon hot water tank at the top of Saratoga Tower in Morris is no more.
    May 25, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Ceremony reminder of day’s true meaning

    MORRIS – If you asked veteran Carter Corsello 30 years ago if he planned to return to Grundy County and raise his family, he might have quoted you a l ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Morris High School Class of 2015 gathers on field for last time as students

    MORRIS – As the sun was setting Friday night in Morris, the 2015 senior class walked onto the football field for the last time as students of Morris C ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Big R opens store in Homer Glen

    HOMER GLEN – Big R Stores held a ribbon cutting May 15 in Homer Glen for its new store.The store is ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • 5th annual Woofapalooza benefit canceled

    LOCKPORT – Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm has canceled the 2015 Woofapalooza Benefit scheduled for June 7.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Schott: Who is your everyday hero?

    We all know an everyday hero.It’s that person who gives without expecting any recognition or accolad ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • New veterans services focus on homes, jobs

    JOLIET – It’s been 35 years since Eugene Orton was in the Army. But he recently found himself in a predicament facing many veterans coming home from o ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Grundy VAC transportation program allows veterans to bond

    MORRIS – Sam Woods learned during his nine years in the Air Force that he could depend on those who served with him to always have his back.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Morris High School seniors celebrate graduation Friday

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

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

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

    MORRIS – No students or staff were harmed, but on Tuesday afternoon, Morris Community High School administrators learned a student created a "hit-list ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Diamond summer camp not tied to Big Brothers Big Sisters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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