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  • Morris resident talks about her first year after being diagnosed with breast cancer

    MORRIS – A lot has happened in the year since Morris resident Tricia “Tee Tee” Shannon was diagnosed with breast cancer.
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • GoFundMe account set up for Channahon's Lone Star employees affected by building fire

    CHANNAHON – After last week’s fire that damaged the Lone Star restaurant in Channahon, the local fire department has started a fundraiser for the 30 e ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Channahon dentist reintroduces his free magic show this weekend

    CHANNAHON – Dr. Mark Kaschube lives a life of magic and wonder, both personally and professionally. ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Local programs help breast cancer patients

    MORRIS – When Samantha of “Sex and the City” lost her hair during breast cancer treatment, she took the opportunity to dazzle at her boyfriend Smith’s ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Marseilles, Exelon open new inclusive park

    MARSEILLES – The Danielson Stevenson Park in Marseilles was four decades in the making.On Monday, th ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Fest winners of pie eating contest

    The Grundy County Corn Festival Committee has released winners of the pie eating contest for the 2015 event. Spelling of names and places are from the ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Corn Fest button numbers announced

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Corn Festival committee has announced the third week of winning numbers from the 67th annual festival.
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Morris Theatre Guild working on fall show

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild Inc. has begun rehearsals and is taking reservations for its fall production of “The Altos (Like ‘The Sopranos’ only ...
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Up Close: Morris Lions Club Fall Class Car Show

    MORRIS – Thousands of people flooded the LyondellBasell Recreation Area on Sunday for the 29th annual Morris Lions Club Fall Classic Car Show.
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Organized chaos highlights Morris High pep rally

    MORRIS – When I asked Morris Community High School Superintendent Pat Halloran and Principal Kelly Hussey last week about a few events in the school’s ...
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Pedestrian killed on I-55 in Grundy County

    The Grundy County Coroner is investigating the death of a pedestrian that happened on Interstate 55 early Sunday morning.
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Community Pulse: Humbled by community's support for YMCA

    What a difference a year makes.As we look back over the changes that have occurred during the past 1 ...
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Morris Hospital, Roumeliotis announce joint affiliation

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers and Internal Medicine physician Dr. Peter Roumeliotis have completed an affiliation agreement that merge ...
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • ‘Shop it Forward’ added to shoppers’ to-do list this weekend in Morris

    MORRIS – Sandwiched between 3 French Hens Country Market on Saturday morning and Morris Cruise Night on Saturday evening was the first day of the shop ...
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Looking Up

    Turn wood ornamentation are characteristic of the Romantic movement. It was popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is an unusual ...
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 9:41 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 ...
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Photos: Remembering Brittney Ridgley

    The lives of Angela and Rodney Ridgley were never the same after April 24, 2015. Their daughter, Brittney Ridgley, was found dead of a heroin overdose ...
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 4:30 am
  • Runners cross the finish line in Joliet for Will-Grundy Medical Clinic

    JOLIET – With a time of 20:41, Joliet firefighter Jesse Oostema, 35, was the first to cross the finish line Saturday at the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Troy, Coal City, Plainfield superintendents support new school rating system

    Coal City is known as a blue-collar town with a heavy emphasis on the trades.But school standing in ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Grundy County suffers the toll of heroin

    CUSTER PARK – They tried.But nearly six months after Rodney Ridgley’s 24-year-old daughter Brittney ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Mazon church hosts charity dodgeball tournament Nov. 1

    MAZON – A dodgeball tournament scheduled for Nov. 1 will add one more rule to the five "D"s of the game: dodge, duck, dip, dive, dodge and donate.
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Maine Township's Spring Road bridge over Mazon River demolished for reconstruction

    MAINE TOWNSHIP – The Spring Road bridge over the Mazon River was known for transportation and recreation during its 105-year-old lifespan.MAINE TOWNSH ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Lions Car Show set for Sunday

    MORRIS – The Morris Lions Club will hold its 29th annual Fall Classic Car Show, Swap Meet and Car Corral on Sunday at Lyondell
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • ‘Channahon institution’ Lone Star to reopen after fire

    CHANNAHON – If you’re looking to find anybody in Channahon, local wisdom might be to go to Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge – they’re either there or w ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Costco's downsized Morris meat plant design approved

    MORRIS – The Morris Development Review Committee unanimously approved a downsized meat processing plant design from Costco Thursday morning.
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Corn Fest parade bands

    The Grundy County Corn Festival Committee has released the band winners for the 2015 parade. Spelling of names and places are from the Corn Festival c ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Corn Fest results for parade floats

    The Grundy County Corn Festival Committee has released winners of parade floats for the 2015 event.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Morris High celebrates homecoming week with flashback theme

    MORRIS – If you visited Morris Community High School on any given day this week, you may have noticed the building decorated with Hollywood flashbacks ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Grundy County Women of Distinction 2015

    The Morris Herald-News’ Women of Distinction honor represents the women of Greater Grundy County who give of themselves for the betterment of others. ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Janine Petric: The love of learning inspires educator to teach generations of Morris-area students

    MORRIS — Thirty-four years ago, a young teacher turned down a position in Morris.But after a convers ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Lori Cora: Answering God’s call to help others

    COAL CITY — When a natural disaster struck Coal City in June, Lori Cora used her calling from God to be one of the first residents called to action as ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Sandi Dransfeldt: Humbling giving to those most in need

    MORRIS — Sandi Dransfeldt can be found throughout Morris – and the country – volunteering her time. And despite the time she puts in to assist during ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • Photos: Bridge Demolition

    A small bridge that spanned the Mazon River, which stood for more than 100 years, was destroyed Thursday, Oct. 8, in Coal City. Demolitions crews from ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Maine Township's Spring Road bridge over Mazon River demolished for reconstruction

    MAINE TOWNSHIP – The Spring Road bridge over the Mazon River was known for transportation and recreation during its 105-year-old lifespan.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • 'Channahon institution' Lone Star to reopen after fire

    CHANNAHON – If you're looking to find anybody in Channahon, the local wisdom is just go to Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge – they're either there or w ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge closed indefinitely after fire

    CHANNAHON – Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge will be closed indefinitely after a fire Wednesday evening, according to Fire Chief John Petrakis.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Week Two winning button numbers released by Grundy County Corn Fest

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Corn Festival committee has announced the second week of winning numbers from the 67th annual festival.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • JJC trustees welcome new board members

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees became full again Tuesday.Trustees voted to hav ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Channahon Park District to hold Harvest Fest CHANNAHON – Harvest Fest will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Satu ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Morris fundraiser to help family, cancer research foundation

    MORRIS – A fundraiser will be held this weekend to support a family whose child is recovering from surgery. 
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Final outdoor 3 French Hens Market scheduled for Saturday in Morris

    MORRIS – The final outdoor 3 French Hens French Country Market for 2015 is scheduled for Saturday on the banks of the historical Illinois & Michigan C ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Morris library to hold used books and decorations sale

    MORRIS – Unique books, Christmas decorations and 90-year-old record albums will be among the items on sale at the Morris Area Public Library’s Used Bo ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Grundy County residents aim to Take Back The Night during Morris event

    MORRIS – Tina Frasco warned her daughter, Francee Wolf, over and over that her boyfriend wouldn’t stay faithful and had a history of domestic violence ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Shop It Forward starts Saturday in downtown Morris

    MORRIS – The phrase “pay it forward” means to respond to a person’s kindness to oneself by being kind to someone else, according to OxfordDictionaries ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Channahon's Lone Star Restaurant damaged in fire

    CHANNAHON – A fire that started at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge in Channahon had Channahon Fire Protection District an ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • Channahon OKs path project study

    CHANNAHON – Connecting the village’s south neighborhood bike paths with one that crosses the DuPage River and the Illinois and Michigan Canal has been ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High schools could switch to SAT

    MORRIS – Year after year, Morris Community High School students have taken the ACT. But there’s a ch ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Morris bags tournament to raise money for Boy Scouts

    MORRIS – The Rainbow Council of the Boy Scouts of America is hosting its first bean bag tournament to support Scouting in the Morris area. The event w ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Morris tattoo shop discussion postponed

    MORRIS – A group of 10 to 15 people was ready Monday night to hear the Morris City Council’s discussion of a possible tattoo and body piercing busines ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Morris man all about delivering the details in vintage vehicles

    MORRIS – Herb Wyeth will take his new ride Saturday to the last 2015 Morris Cruise Night. Wyeth, of ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Channahon-Minooka community comes out to honor teacher

    CHANNAHON – There was nary a parking spot left at 6 p.m. Monday at the McDonald’s in Channahon near Route 6 and Ridge Road.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Shuttered Dwight Correctional Center to house firefighter training facility

    DWIGHT – More than two years after Illinois shuttered the Dwight Correctional Center, the now vacant, former all-female prison is slated for new use. ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Braidwood station unit to begin scheduled refueling

    BRACEVILLE – Operators removed Braidwood Unit 2 from service early Monday morning for a planned refueling and maintenance outage.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Dobbs sworn in as Grundy County defender

    MORRIS – After 22 years of hanging around the office, Gary Dobbs made it legal on Monday. The longtime assistant was sworn in as the Grundy County pub ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Mazon fire district boasts family of firefighters

    MAZON – Volunteer firefighters are a special breed, according to two families from Mazon who have served for generations.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Council approves water treatment center plans

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council unanimously approved design plans Monday night for improvements to the city’s east side sewage treatment plant.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Grundy County Health Department secures mental health awareness grant

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department has secured a federal grant to support a new program aimed at curbing youth substance abuse and mental he ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • The DO’s and DON’Ts of house fire safety

    Oct. 4 to 10 is Fire Prevention Week, a commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 and an opportunity to emphasize fire safety and preparedness.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Morris Kiwanis to hold 2nd Trivia Night fundraiser

    MORRIS – Building on the success of last year’s event, the Morris Kiwanis Club will once again hold a Trivia Night experience starting at 7 p.m. Oct. ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Health department offering flu clinics

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department will be having the following flu clinics:• Oct. 5, from ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Morris Rotary to celebrate 100 years of service, membership

    Editor’s Note: The Morris Rotary Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. To recognize this milestone, Morris Rotary members will submit a ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Community Pulse: Grundy County Land Use offering ways to give back to community

    At the Grundy County Land Use Department we are here to provide activities and events for all times of the year.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Start of 4-H year a good time to register

    MORRIS – Mindy Collins’ three daughters participated in 4-H from when they were 5 years old until they turned 18.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Looking Up

    The Le Mouton Rouge Knittery at 405 Liberty St. in Coal City has a decorative brick cornice in an alternating soldier/sailer pattern.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Quick News

    Morris Library can accept passport applicationsMORRIS – The Morris Public Library can accept new and ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • District 111 board discusses standardized tests

    MINOOKA – The Minooka School District 111 School Board spent much of its Thursday night meeting discussing the ACT and PARCC, or Partnership for Asses ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Morris Council to discuss tattoo parlor location

    MORRIS – Whether a second tattoo shop opens in Morris depends on a vote scheduled for Monday by the Morris City Council.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    New reading club to start at Morris LibraryMORRIS – A new reading club for babies and preschool chil ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Annual dog show comes to Morris during Saturday, Sunday

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Fairgrounds were taken over Saturday and Sunday by “man’s best friend” at the annual American Kennel Club certified All-Bre ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • The Stanley Cup in Grundy County

    MORRIS – It’s been called the most storied trophy in all of sports.And on Saturday, it made a return ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Crest Hill's Statesville spookers form family of outcasts

    CREST HILL – Walking into the dark, musty entrance of the Statesville Haunted Prison, an eerie chill embarks before visitors are greeted by a ghoulish ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Gotta Do It Oct. 4 through Oct. 10

    SUNDAY• Forest Preserve District of Will County Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon, Kankakee Sands P ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Stanley Cup returns to Morris

    MORRIS – Lord Stanley’s Cup returned Saturday to Morris for the second time, bringing dedicated Chicago Blackhawks fans of all ages to see perhaps the ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Students at Morris' White Oak Elementary learn about community helpers

    MORRIS – For the past few weeks, kindergarten classes at White Oak Elementary School in Morris have been studying the duties of community helpers and ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Minooka 201 board approves budget with deficit

    MINOOKA – The Minooka School District 201 Board of Education met Wednesday, and the new budget was presented and approved. Superintendent Kris Monn sa ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Minooka teacher, cousin create Gutsy Girls series

    MINOOKA – Creating art is something Minooka Junior High School art teacher Beverly Wines has done her entire life.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Grundy County Take Back The Night to be held in Morris

    MORRIS – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Grundy County is helping in this effort by hosting Take Back The Night next week.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Lakewood Animal Hospital's 5K, Puppy Trot to return to Morris

    MORRIS – A love for dogs and a passion for exercise will combine Oct. 11 during the 2nd annual Lakewood Animal Hospital 5K & Mile Puppy Trot.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Coal City School District 1 accepts bid to rebuild shed again

    COAL CITY – Coal City School District 1 will start for the second time in two years to construct on a shed on district-owned property on Spring Road. ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Minooka Fire Department to hold pancake breakfast MINOOKA – The Minooka Fire Department will hold i ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Minooka fire prevented from spreading to cornfield

    MINOOKA – Firefighters kept a blaze behind a closed Minooka business from spreading across a dry cornfield Thursday.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • 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 ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Friday matinee to be held at Newark libraryNEWARK – Delight in an afternoon watching “Aloha” at the ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Application period underway for Grundy County's 12 Days of Christmas

    MORRIS – Kevin Akre found out last year that his birthday, Dec. 5, would be a time his family finally would have a Christmas they could relax and enjo ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Morris pastor to go on sabbatical of reflection and renewal

    MORRIS – Jazz music floats out of the Rev. Dr. Roy Backus’ office inside the First Presbyterian Church of Morris most days as he works on future worsh ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Grundy Area PADS homeless shelters in need of volunteers

    MORRIS – A cold front is expected this weekend, with the high temperature expected to be only in the 50s.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Planning commission recommends tattoo parlor location

    MORRIS – More than 90 minutes of debate took place Wednesday night in a public hearing regarding the proposed location for a tattoo and body piercing ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Morris to host annual alumni football game

    MORRIS – Alumni from Morris and Minooka will play in a charity football game against each other at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at Morris Community High School.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Grundy County Special Olympics athletes bring home the gold

    MORRIS – Special Connections Special Olympics athletes brought home the gold again this year as they competed at state in golf, track and field, aquat ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Marseilles, Exelon develop park for those with disabilities

    MARSEILLES – For children like Ethan Scheidt of Minooka, having a place to play alongside his brothers is a big deal for the 11-year-old.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • JJC announces 2 new trustees

    JOLIET – The two new Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees members will be Patricia Deiters and Alicia Morales.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Minooka area 2-truck crash causes blocked lanes, spilled dairy

    MINOOKA – Two people were charged and a third was injured in an early morning crash Tuesday near Minooka that blocked traffic for hours on Interstate ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Morris painter is People's Choice Award winner for Corn Fest

    MORRIS – Ray Grossi sold his first drawings to neighbors while he was still in grade school.He later ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Buffalo Wild Wings shooting for March Madness opening in Morris

    MORRIS – If winter weather isn’t too severe and construction goes as planned, a Buffalo Wild Wings could open in Morris just in time for the NCAA Marc ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Grundy Crime Stoppers seeks new information

    MORRIS – Crime Stoppers of Grundy County is seeking information regarding the following incidents.• ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Channahon District 17 on target to pay off bond debt

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon School District 17 board learned Monday the district has “healthy fund balances” when accountant Scott Duenser, of Klein Hal ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Minooka Fire Protection District kicks off Fire Prevention Week with pancake breakfast

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Fire Protection District will kick off Fire Prevention Week with a pancake breakfast Sunday.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Corn Fest results released for Crackerbox Derby

    MORRIS – The 2015 Grundy County Corn Festival Crackerbox Derby took place over the weekend.Spelling ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Grundy County home repair fraud suspect arrested on multiple warrants

    VERONA – A man wanted by several law enforcement agencies on charges related to alleged home repair fraud was arrested Sunday at his Verona residence.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Coal City bus driver union ratifies contract agreement

    COAL CITY — Bus drivers with Teamsters Local 179 and Illinois Central School Bus ratified a union contract Tuesday.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Joliet Junior College announces 2 new trustees

    JOLIET — The two new Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees members will be Patricia Deiters and Alicia Morales.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Grundy County support group helps grandparents provide primary care

    MINOOKA – It started with a summer visit just like any other. John, Jeff and James Crawford were st ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Chamber golf outing raises program funds

    CHANNAHON – Beautiful scenery, networking and a great day for golf at Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club attracted 60 golfers to the Channahon-Minooka C ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Seneca seeks ideas for new park name

    SENECA – The Seneca Park and Recreation Board is seeking name suggestions through Oct. 5 from the public for the village’s new 15.69-acre park. The bo ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Morris Rotary collecting coats for homeless veterans

    MORRIS – The Morris Rotary Club is looking for good coats to help homeless veterans stay warm this winter.
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Corn Fest results: Hobby and Handicraft Show winners

    MORRIS – The 2015 Grundy County Corn Festival Hobby and Handicraft Show winners were named over the weekend.
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Matinee to be held Friday at Newark LibraryNEWARK – Delight in watching “Aloha” at 2 p.m. Friday at ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Foster announces grant for Joliet Junior College

    JOLIET — U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, announced Monday that Joliet Junior College will receive a $413,956 grant through the Strengthening Inst ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival announces week 1 button numbers

    MORRIS — The Grundy County Corn Festival committee has announced the first week of winning numbers from the 67th annual festival.
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Grundy County puts on the ritz with Corn Festival parade

    MORRIS – The 67th annual Grundy County Corn Festival ended in its typical grand fashion by “Putting on the Ritz” on Sunday afternoon with more than 12 ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival patrons enjoy event's eats

    MORRIS – Folks come from miles around just to get a taste of the food served at the Grundy County Corn
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • AKC dog show coming to Morris

    MORRIS – Participants from as far away as California, Washington and even other countries will be in Morris on Oct. 3 and 4 to showcase their dogs in ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Seneca Grade School marks anniversary of 9/11

    SENECA – With more than 750 students, staff, community members, military personnel and first responders serving as guests of honor in attendance, Sene ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Looking Up

    Styles on Broadway is at 35 S. Broadway in Coal City. Style is called Streamline Moderne, which is a phase of Art Deco that emphasizes the horizontal ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Grundy County community thanks police, fire district with Corn Fest dinner

    MORRIS – Police throughout Grundy County and personnel with the Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District were invited to dinner Friday night as a ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Community Pulse: WIB brings professional women together for business and fun

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Chamber’s Women In Business program is approaching two years this winter and a look back shows that we have featured presen ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Schott: Winning by losing

    Sometimes when you lose, you actually win.That’s how I’ve been feeling the past few weeks, since my ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival gets new queen in Minooka high school student

    MORRIS – Minooka Community High School junior Sabrina Shafer is this year’s Grundy County Corn Festival queen.
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • No answers yet on why Illinois Ag Director Phil Nelson quit

    SPRINGFIELD – The resignation of Seneca farmer Philip Nelson as Illinois Department of Agriculture director on Thursday came as a shock to local agric ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • Florida truck driver dies in Channahon accident

    CHANNAHON – A semitrailer driver, who died in an accident early Friday, probably died of natural causes, according to the Will County Coroner's office ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Morris District 54 to go on air with live streaming

    MORRIS – After running tests on live streaming in May, Morris Grade School District 54 board meetings now are available online to watch at home.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Joliet area college students make case for MAP funding, urge state budget

    JOLIET – Nicole Berard told a committee of Illinois lawmakers Thursday her enrollment at Joliet Junior College this spring will be in jeopardy if they ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • COPE Animal Rescue seeks permit request change for cat sanctuary

    MORRIS – COPE Animal Rescue was back in front of the Grundy County Land Use Committee on Wednesday with changes to an application to set up a cat shel ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Corn Festival Coloring Contest winners

    The winners of the Morris Building and Loan’s Annual Corn Festival Coloring Contest were named this week. Spelling of names and places are from the Co ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Kinzinger’s office to hold traveling office hours

    MAZON – The Office of U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, will hold traveling office hours throughout the 16th District. In Grundy County, staff wi ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Discovery day to be held Saturday at Arroyo TrailsDiscovery day to be held Saturday at Arroyo Trails
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Kids celebrate Grundy County's farming legacy at Corn Fest

    MORRIS – Today’s children may grow up surrounded by and using technology, but Patrick and Brenda Soreng of Coal City are making sure their 2-year-old ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • A good person and a good artist

    JOLIET – Several months ago, Chris Zurales asked Morris artist Margie Glass Sula for suggestions for the Shirley Oberwortmann Community Art Wall at Pr ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Morris hosts water fights involving neighboring fire districts during Corn Festival

    MORRIS – Like any family, the brotherhood and sisterhood of firefighters have a bit of rivalry with each other.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Morris students gather to pray Wednesday morning for national event

    MORRIS – A group of students gathered Wednesday morning in front of Morris Community High School and joined hands as they circled the flagpole. Then, ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Morris' 'Run The Beat' 5K in October to feature costumes

    MORRIS – The Run The Beat 5K is returning this year – with a new twist. At 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at Goold ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Morris gets good feedback on audit

    MORRIS – The city of Morris received Tuesday a positive review on its fiscal 2014-15 audit in a Finance and Administration Committee meeting.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Dwight fire district responds to faulty heater fire at medical marijuana facility

    DWIGHT – Firefighters responded Wednesday afternoon to a fire at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Dwight.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Accountant: Minooka in good financial position

    MINOOKA – The village of Minooka was issued a clean opinion of its April 2015 audit Tuesday night by accountant Brian Zabel of Brian Zabel & Associate ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Marine Corps Leagues to meet Thursday nightMORRIS – The Grundy County Marine Corps Leagues monthly m ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Young Professionals Network donates time to We Care

    MORRIS – Several members of the Young Professionals Network volunteered their time over two days to help in We Care of Grundy County’s clothes closet.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • IDOT, Federal Highway Administration drop appeal of Illiana Expressway court ruling

    The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday the state agency is following the Federal Highway Administration’s lead by voluntarily d ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Saratoga board approves new budget

    MORRIS – Superintendent Kathy Perry presented Monday the 2015-16 budget for Saratoga School District 60C, and the board unanimously approved it. The m ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Grundy County will ask for request for proposal for audit services

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee voted unanimously Monday night to issue a request for proposal for audit services for 2016.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Anthony files bill to establish Sheriff Terry Marketti Memorial Highway

    MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, filed legislation Monday to designate the section of Illinois Route 47 from Spring Road to DuPont Road ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:09 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 ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Channahon aims to start program to teach civic responsibility

    CHANNAHON – Channahon’s village president said she intends to start a program that will teach youth the importance of civic responsibility.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Morris Elementary District 54 faces budget deficit

    MORRIS – No programs or staff are being cut despite the $549,667 deficit Morris Elementary School District 54’s education fund will see after working ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Morris council approves agreement for engineering services

    MORRIS – After the approval of an annexation agreement Monday night between the city of Morris and Costco to bring 140 acres of land into the city for ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • The threat of severe weather in Grundy County is not over

    MORRIS – Even though the calendar is nearing October and some leaves have begun to fall, it doesn’t mean the threat for severe weather – such as torna ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Sen. Kirk’s staff to hold mobile Morris office hours

    MORRIS – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., has announced his staff will hold mobile office hours Thursday in Morris in conjunction with staff from state Re ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • ‘In Plain Sight’ exhibit to open at Corn Festival

    MORRIS – The In Plain Sight Bedroom will be on display Saturday at the Grundy County Corn Festival.T ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:11 pm