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  • Governor asks for SBA assistance for Grundy County area affected by storms

    COAL CITY – Residents of Coal City and the surrounding area affected by the June 22 EF3 tornado might be eligible to apply for low-interest, long-ter ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Shed destroyed in Minooka fire

    MINOOKA – No one was injured Friday morning in a fire that destroyed a shed.The fire was reported ab ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Morris woman wants to educate about her disease

    MORRIS – Augie Watson’s life now seems to revolve around a little blue bag. When the Morris woman wa ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Grundy deputy receives Looking Beyond the Safety Belt Award

    MORRIS – Stopping a vehicle for a seat belt violation is not always as harmless as one might think.T ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Minooka 201 school board meets new teachers

    MINOOKA – With a new school year comes growth and new beginnings for Minooka School District 201. Ne ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Morris Planning Commission recommends self-storage facility use

    MORRIS – The Morris Planning Commission made positive recommendations Wednesday to the Morris City Council regarding a self-storage business on Waupon ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Grundy Economic Development Council promotes office manager

    MORRIS – The Grundy Economic Development Council has promoted its longtime office manager, Nikki Wills, to business director.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Man who caused police hunt in Morris arrested

    MARSEILLES – The suspect who had Illinois State Police, Morris, Grundy County and other local officials on the hunt for him most of Wednesday afternoo ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Morris students present Route 47 study to IDOT officials

    MORRIS – After jumping through a few hoops and knowing the right people, a team of Morris Community High School students were able to present to IDOT ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Superintendent: N.B. Galloway principal ‘good fit’ with students

    CHANNAHON – N.B. Galloway Elementary School has a new principal in time for the start of the school year.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • JJC board is looking to fill sudden vacancies

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College’s board of Trustees is searching for three people to join the board after two members abruptly resigned Tuesday.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • New business brings video gaming to Minooka

    MINOOKA – If the owners of a new business in Minooka pass proper background checks, they will be approved for a Class C liquor license and then be eli ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Suspect wanted by state police arrested in Marseilles

    MARSEILLES – The suspect whom local authorities were trying to help Illinois State Police apprehend in Grundy County on Wednesday has been arrested in ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Running for Life event set in Morris

    MORRIS – In 2005, Corri Trotter of Morris lost her mother, Nancy Bonic, after Bonic’s 14-month battle with ovarian cancer.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Norton Cup proceeds to benefit tornado victims

    MORRIS – Operation St. Nick is in the process of delivering the $12,000 raised Saturday at the fifth annual Norton Cup Golf Classic at Nettle Creek Co ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • National and local leaders discuss filling job skills gap

    JOLIET — Joliet Junior College was the site for discussion Wednesday among national, state and local leaders on resolving the skills gap among workers ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 6:34 pm
  • Two Joliet Junior College board trustees resign

    JOLIET – Two Joliet Junior College board trustees resigned at the beginning of Tuesday’s workshop meeting, leaving the rest of the board stunned and c ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Minooka library offers sign language class for children

    MINOOKA – Jack Murphy of Minooka is only 22 months old and already is using American Sign Language to get his message across to his dad.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Grundy County to aid Coal City subdivision with plant clean up costs

    MORRIS – A Coal City homeowner asked the Grundy County Finance Committee on Monday to honor the word of former committee members to provide aid in the ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Petition packets for Grundy available Tuesday

    MORRIS – The following offices to be nominated at the General Primary and elected at the General Election at the Grundy County level are:
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Two Republicans to run for circuit clerk’s office

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Circuit Clerk’s office will have at least two Republicans seeking the seat that Circuit Clerk Karen Slattery has held since ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • One killed in fatal collision on Interstate 55 in Grundy County

    GRUNDY COUNTY – A Missouri man was killed Monday night after being involved in a crash where two semitrailers caught fire on Interstate 55 between Bra ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:49 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 ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Lane on Interstate 80 west at Houbolt in Joliet reopened after 6-vehicle crash

    JOLIET – The ramp onto westbound Interstate 80 from Houbolt Avenue was closed Tuesday morning after a traffic backup caused a six-vehicle crash.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Channahon Village Board approves zoning change despite objections

    CHANNAHON – In a specially scheduled meeting, the Channahon Village Board this week unanimously agreed to rezone a residential property to bring it in ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Quick News

    Free preschool for income-eligible childrenMORRIS – The Two Rivers Head Start Agency in Morris is en ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    ‘NAMI Basics’ offers skills to caregivers of children JOLIET – NAMI Will-Grundy, the local NAMI affi ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Brian Urlacher presents check to Coal City High School on behalf of Chicago Bears

    COAL CITY – Coal City High School football players, coaches and administrators knew there would be a presentation Monday night of a $50,000 check from ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Historical society gets rare coal-burning stove

    MORRIS – A coal-burning stove that once warmed the parlor of a wealthy Illinois resident moved Monday to its newest home – the Grundy County Historica ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Coal City nears FEMA requirements

    COAL CITY – The Coal City Village Board heard updates from Village Administrator Matt Fritz on tornado activities in regards to FEMA status, unsafe bu ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Construction underway on Route 47 in Morris

    MORRIS – The Illinois Department of Transportation has started resurfacing work on Route 47 in Morris.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Buck: Satellite offices available for area nonprofits

    MORRIS – Hopefully by now you’ve heard that the Community Foundation of Grundy County is moving offices. As of Sept. 1, our address will be 520 W. Ill ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Spots available for Special Connections of Grundy County golf outing

    MORRIS – Openings to participate as a sponsor or golfer still are available in the fifth annual Special Connections golf outing Saturday.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Exelon chooses We Care as sponsored charity

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County was chosen this year as the sponsored charity for Exelon’s United Way campaign.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Seneca FFA members attend leadership camp

    MONTICELLO – Lane Weber, Logan Vandenberg, Brandon Calhoon, Sydney Poyner and Alyssa Gates of the Seneca FFA chapter attended the 2015 Illinois FFA Le ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:03 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 ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Harvest Night Celebration sets sights high

    MORRIS – Down on the farm in the outskirts of Morris Saturday, more than 150 people gathered for good barbecue, cold drinks, a rockin’ band and shared ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Diamond residents upset over infrastructure

    DIAMOND – Residents of Burt Estates in Diamond have become frustrated with what they say are disturbing living conditions, so much so that some are as ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Mazon firefighters raise funds for their department by bringing back Fun Day

    MAZON – The Mazon Fire Protection District hosted a fundraising day of fun Saturday that included water fights, a spaghetti dinner and a live band.
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Minooka District 201 talks policy for home-schoolers in extracurriculars

    MINOOKA – With the combined efforts of Board of Education members, administration, parents and staff, Minooka Community Consolidated School District 2 ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Grundy County recent indictments

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced that on Aug. 19 the grand jury returned the following indictments, according to a news ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Looking Up

    Shown on the building at 216 Liberty Street in downtown Morris, where Me Tu Boutique is located, is an ornamentation which terminates the point of a s ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Shaw: Technology initiative at Morris Elementary is exciting

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 operates under the guidance of a Strategic Management Plan.
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Morris Rotary Club invites public to Tuesday meetingMorris Rotary Club invites public to Tuesday meeting
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Toppled New Lenox Veterans memorial appears better than ever

    NEW LENOX – Korean War veteran and New Lenox resident Bill Walter remembered his VFW Post 9545 brethren hurt and upset over vandalism of the New Lenox ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Schott: Gearing up for the start of prep football

    Like many of you, we at your local newspaper are gearing up for the start of prep football season.Go ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Gotta Do It: Aug. 23 through Aug. 29

    SUNDAY• Frankfort Summer Country Market – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown Frankfort. Variety of seasonal ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Joliet mentor program in need of more male volunteers

    JOLIET – Joliet West and Central high schools are looking for more male volunteers to join the Mentor2.0 program.
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Some Coal City tornado victims struggle with insurance companies

    COAL CITY – When Chad and Melissa Hansen of Coal City looked at their house after it was hit by the June 22 EF3 tornado, all they could see was scatte ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Grundy Circuit Clerk Slattery won't run for re-election

    MORRIS – Karen Slattery, Grundy County circuit clerk since Jan. 1, 2000, announced Friday she will not be seeking re-election.
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Channahon bridge construction to begin Monday

    CHANNAHON – A complete bridge deck reconstruction of Route 6 at Interstate 55 is scheduled to begin Monday, according to Channahon village officials.
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Grundy County Circuit Clerk Karen Slattery not seeking re-election

    MORRIS – Grundy County Circuit Clerk Karen Slattery will not be seeking re-election.Slattery has bee ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Quick News

    IBEW Local Union 21 assists tornado victims COAL CITY – Members of the International Brotherhood of ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Circus comes to Morris

    MORRIS – Katie Mullaney of Morris noticed the freckles elephants have once she had the opportunity to get up close to them Thursday.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Committee seeks estimate for Deer Ridge Park

    MORRIS – After considerable discussion Thursday morning, the Morris Parks and Annexation Committee chose to request a quote for the purchase and insta ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Crime Stoppers seeks information on burglary

    DWIGHT – Crime Stoppers of Grundy County is seeking information on a recent burglary.The incident oc ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Illinois Department of Human Services suspends expedited payment program

    The Illinois Department of Human Services has suspended its expedited payment program for social services agencies because of the state’s budget impas ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living to host annual fundraiser

    JOLIET – The Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living is less than two weeks away from its annual fundraising event.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Anthony, Raoul, Sims announce signing law enforcement reforms

    SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago 13th, State Rep. Elgie Sims, D-Chicago 34th, announced as a group tha ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Governor signs Rezin legislation requiring frack sand mining study

    SPRINGFIELD – The effect of frack sand mining operations coming online in and around LaSalle County will be studied by the state, under a new law spon ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Harvest Night fundraiser for I Care begins Saturday

    MORRIS – People will gather Saturday night at Seggebruch Farm in Morris to celebrate a different kind of harvest night.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Area counselors use art to help people cope

    When people think of “counseling,” they might not consider art. But art therapy, often combined with ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • West Nile mosquitoes found in Braceville and Diamond

    The Grundy County Health Department recently collected mosquitoes in Braceville and Diamond that have tested positive for West Nile virus.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • LaSalle County Generating Station returned to full power

    Operators at Exelon Generation’s LaSalle County Generating Station returned Unit 2 to full power Thursday after planned maintenance on two pumps that ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Back to school in Morris

    MORRIS – A range of emotions surfaced Wednesday morning at the rear entrance to White Oak Elementary School as students assembled in the organized cha ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Fire District fundraiser grows in Mazon

    MAZON – The Mazon Fire Protection District is bringing fun to fundraising Saturday as it hosts the second annual spaghetti dinner to raise funds for n ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Rezin speaks at state resiliency academy

    SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, along with officials from several communities along the Illinois River, like Ottawa and Marseilles, spok ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Morris municipal building needs work

    MORRIS – In an effort to update technology at the Morris Municipal Services Facility, the Building and Grounds Committee has approved two quotes for w ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Braidwood nuclear station to host community night

    BRACEVILLE – Ever wonder how a nuclear power plant operates? Attend Braidwood Generating Station’s Community Information Night on Aug. 27 and see firs ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Fundraiser to benefit Minooka Elementary MINOOKA – A fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • First Christian sponsors mobile food pantry

    MORRIS – About 150 families took part in We Care of Grundy County’s Mobile Food Pantry on Aug. 12, hosted and sponsored by First Christian Church of M ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:39 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 ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Tornado victims need to register to become eligible for assistance

    COAL CITY – Donations continue to come into the Community Foundation of Grundy County relief fund for victims of the June 22 EF3 tornado that struck C ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO moves to Will County Children's Advocacy Center

    JOLIET – Lisa Morel Las said the only person who could pull her away from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties was Will County State’s ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Morris to have first vape shop

    MORRIS – A vape shop is coming to Morris.The Morris Judiciary and License Committee granted Monday a ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Minooka 201 approves hiring more teachers due to increased enrollment

    MINOOKA – Once again, Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 has approved the hiring of more teachers. Because of late enrollments and exp ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Morris D-54 waives admin costs hearing

    MORRIS – Compared to other Illinois elementary school districts, Morris Elementary School District 54 ranks in the lower 25 percent when it comes to d ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Channahon talks zoning change

    CHANNAHON – The Village Board is taking some extra time to consider a zoning matter that has one resident up in arms.
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Will, Grundy counties under tornado watch

    Will and Grundy counties are under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Channahon liquor store robbed by masked gunman

    CHANNAHON – A masked gunman robbed a liquor store Monday night in Channahon. The holdup occurred sh ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Mazon Brookside Cemetery board looks for financial donations

    MAZON – Barb Kenney of Mazon makes a weekly trip to Mazon Brookside Cemetery to visit the graves of her parents.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Circus to come to Morris this week

    MORRIS – Residents might see or hear the Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District serving the community every day, but there’s a rare opportunity ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Morris' proposed property purchase to consolidate water department

    MORRIS – A sound professional property inspection appears to be the only thing between Morris consolidating its water department into one 6,000-square ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Diamond, Ottawa among new enterprise zones approved by Illinois

    MORRIS – The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity announced Monday that 49 new enterprise zones were approved – but not certified – ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Chanooka Kiwanis Club to hold organization meeting

    MINOOKA – The new Chanooka Kiwanis Club held its first meeting July 23 at Chapin’s East in Minooka to determine interest in starting the club and shar ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • West Nile detected in mosquitoes in Morris

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department recently collected mosquitoes in Morris that tested positive for West Nile virus. It is the second positi ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Morris couple came home to apartment on fire

    MORRIS – Sitting on a curb watching firefighters battle a blaze in their second-story apartment isn’t how Doug Howard and Crystal Koetz planned to spe ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Morris couple came home to apartment on fire

    MORRIS – The couple who live in an apartment that caught fire in downtown Morris were just coming home when they found their residence ablaze.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 8:08 pm
  • Morris spared by emerald ash borer – so far

    MORRIS – Ash trees around Morris bare newly spray-painted pink dots in city parks and parkways. Park ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Children's fair held Saturday in Morris aimed at helping next generation succeed

    MORRIS – Jase Jones weighed only 1 pound when he was transported in a Lifestar helicopter immediately after his birth.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Mud, sweat and tears brings Spartans to Marseilles

    MARSEILLES – Despite the heat index reaching into the lower 90s Sunday, thousands of racers and spectators gathered at The Cliffs Insane Terrain
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • College briefs

    Minooka student named to college’s dean’s list SOMERS, Wisconsin – Stephanie Lynn Furr of Minooka wa ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Grundy County's David Welter named one of 40 Edgar Fellows

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board Chairman David Welter was one of 40 up-and-coming leaders from Illinois selected as a 2015 Edgar Fellow.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 10:08 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 ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Looking Up

    The pediment featured on the building at 110 E. Washington St. downtown Morris is reminiscent of pediments found in classical Greek temples, renaissan ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Mazon Creek to hold weekend fossil bed tours MORRIS — Just outside of Morris in the I&M Canal Natio ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Nall: Sponsorships for United Way of Grundy County make perfect 'cents'

    MORRIS – United Way of Grundy County raises money through annual campaign presentations conducted at local businesses and companies.
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • 'Night of Hope' to come to Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet

    JOLIET – Wednesday will mark the third anniversary of the murder of Sherry Anicich’s daughter and unborn granddaughter.
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Schott: Far-flung letter writers seeking information about Joliet-area roots

    One of the many things I’ve always loved about being a journalist is the people I’ve encountered along the way.
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Gotta Do It: Aug. 16 through Aug. 22

    SUNDAY• Frankfort Summer Country Market – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown Frankfort. Variety of seasonal ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Grundy County will build a new salt storage facility to protect it from the elements

    MORRIS – Grundy County will replace and move its existing salt storage facility to protect its road salt and make it more convenient for highway worke ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • More than 800 Elwood traffic defendants flood Will County courthouse

    JOLIET – Judge Jessica Colon-Sayre and her staff did a pretty good job “keeping traffic moving” Friday as more than 800 Elwood traffic defendants came ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Braidwood contractor faces home repair fraud charges in Will, Grundy counties

    BRAIDWOOD – An area contractor already under criminal investigation in Grundy County concerning aggravated home repair fraud is now facing similar cha ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Illinois River Bridge in Morris brought to one lane by tanker spill

    MORRIS – The Illinois River Bridge in Morris was down to one lane Thursday evening and into Friday morning due to a semi-tanker load that spilled a gl ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Man faces home repair fraud charges in Will, Grundy counties

    BRAIDWOOD – An area contractor already under investigation in Grundy County for aggravated home repair fraud is now facing charges in Will County on s ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • Grundy Chamber bids farewell to leader

    MORRIS – In less than a month, the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and Industry will lose one of its biggest assets.
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • County interns meet, exceed expectations

    CHANNAHON – Nathan Guth, a recent graduate of Morris Community High School, interned this summer in civil engineering at SPACECO Inc., in Morris.
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • Grundy approves support for MVK rescue district

    MORRIS – The Mazon Verona Kinsman Rescue Squad District is still working to close the gap on the finances needed to hire two EMTs for five, 12-hour sh ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 9:11 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 ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • '97 Mercury catches fire Wednesday in Morris

    MORRIS – Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District reported to a car fire about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Special needs day at Three Rivers Festival in Channahon continues to grow

    CHANNAHON – James Kopin, 7, of Channahon sat Wednesday next to his cousin, with his “Star Wars” hat pulled on tight as the caterpillar ride climbed st ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Minooka pastor creates a variety of art pieces in his spare time

    MINOOKA – Arol McFadden, lead pastor at Minooka Bible Church, had just sold his 4-by-4-foot Statue of Liberty painting, when state Sen. Sue Rezin, R-M ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Grundy County sheriff paid out for previous unused time

    MORRIS – In Kevin Callahan’s 32 years at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, he has only used one sick day.
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Morris Colorguard/Winterguard presents to D-101 board

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School Winterguard and Colorguard presented Monday to the District 101 board an update on its program, which is mov ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Grundy County included in ag disaster designation

    Grundy County is among the 87 counties in Illinois the U.S. Department of Agriculture has included in an agricultural disaster area designation that w ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • We Care stuffs a bus for students

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County had its annual “Stuff the Bus” back-to-school drive at the Morris Wal-Mart Supercenter on Aug. 1.
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • Two apprehended in Diamond armed robbery

    DIAMOND – Two suspects were apprehended after an armed robbery was reported Tuesday night of the Stop N Smoke store in Diamond.
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Grundy County Chamber leader moves on to Joliet Junior College

    MORRIS – As Caroline Portlock leaves the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce to work at Joliet Junior College, she said she intends to continue helping ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Will, Grundy counties included in agricultural disaster designation

    Will and Grundy counties are among the 87 in Illinois that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has included in an agricultural disaster area designatio ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Joliet Junior College trustees seek to fill board vacancy

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College Board trustees are figuring out how to fill a board vacancy after Jeff May resigned as chairman for health reasons. 
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Kid is culprit at Mystery Camp in Morris

    MORRIS – About 40 children from Grundy and Will counties gathered Tuesday morning near a cornfield behind the University of Illinois Extension-Grundy ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Morris librarian looks forward to returning to work

    MORRIS – Now that she has been reinstated by the Morris Library Board, children’s librarian Carol Hutchings plans to jump right back into her job and ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • County Board rejects Halpin’s offer to resolve civil case

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board has rejected an offer by board member Frank Halpin to resolve the civil case the county has against him since Septemb ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Morris Airport committee talks second private hangar

    MORRIS – If all goes well in the next three weeks, plans to construct a second private corporate hangar at Morris Municipal Airport could get approved ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Sheriff's department investigating Diamond armed robbery

    DIAMOND – Grundy County sheriff's deputies responded to a call of an armed robbery Tuesday evening at a Diamond tobacco store at 2565 E. Division St. ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Construction to begin on Dwight high-speed rail station

    DWIGHT – Village President Jared Anderson said it’s only fitting Dwight – a town founded by railroad engineers – is the first town in Illinois to brea ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Hutchings: 'I am thrilled to have my job back'

    MORRIS – It was a close vote, but Monday night the Morris Area Public Library board voted to reinstate long-time Children's Librarian Carol Hutchings ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Mazon resident has added to his ninja warrior training course

    MAZON – In a small Mazon backyard, a structure has risen, aimed at training warriors. Ninja warriors ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • District 101 board OKs tentative 2016 budget

    MORRIS – The District 101 Board voted, 7-0, Monday night to approve the tentative budget for fiscal 2016.
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Lions donate to tornado victims

    COAL CITY – This year’s Morris Night for the Joliet Slammers was hosted by the Morris Lions Club.The ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Morris man self-publishes humor book

    MORRIS – Albert Sloan and his wife, Pixie, stood at their kitchen counter Monday while their grandkids spent a last bit of summer vacation splashing i ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 9:39 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 ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Funds being sought to install webcam at Midewin in Wilmington to live-stream bison herd

    WILMINGTON – A fundraiser has been started to provide a webcam for the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie to live-stream the movements of the bison th ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Morris YMCA holds superhero-themed day of activities for kids from Coal City community

    COAL CITY – Coal City first-grade student Willow Eilertson pushed her hands in the blue paint, then the yellow and red, then rubbed them together unti ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • County faces fine for unregistered fuel tank

    MORRIS – Grundy County will have to pay $500 in fines, as well as a $100 registration fee, for an underground fuel tank it is removing.
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Cruise Night raises money for Morris Rotary Club Saturday night

    MORRIS – Mustangs, Corvettes and Bel Airs oh my!Herb Wyeth , Morris Cruise Night committee head, sai ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 9:47 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 ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Crimestoppers seek information on various Grundy County crimes

    Crime Stoppers of Grundy County is seeking information on several incidents that occurred recently in the area.
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Morris Hospital host classes

    AED and CPR class set for Wednesday morning MORRIS – A Heartsaver automated external defibrillator C ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Halloran: When opportunity knocks

    MORRIS – “Create more, and do better every day!” is a motto Principal Kelly Hussey developed to remind us all of the importance of continuous improvem ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Looking Up

    The metal cornice on the Hearing Solutions building, 323 N. Liberty St. in downtown Morris is decorated with the standard rosette medallions that were ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • School transportation plans ensure displaced families stay in Coal City schools

    COAL CITY – Chad and Melissa Hansen have faced a lot of uncertainties since the EF3 tornado struck their Coal City home on June 22, forcing them to re ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 5:36 pm
  • Back-to-school dates for Will, Grundy counties

    Local elementary and high schools are set to head back to class starting this week. Below are a list of start dates; dates are not provided for distri ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • Will, Grundy area officials ready for buses to get back on the road

    Although everyone remembers the wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, it takes a little effort to recall everything that happens as the bus’ stop si ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • City of Morris holds off on East Street property purchase

    MORRIS – After an hour in executive session Friday, the Morris Water and Sewer Committee decided to make a counteroffer on a property it is interested ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Gotta Do It Aug. 9 through Aug. 15

    SUNDAY• Serbfest – Noon to 9 p.m., St. Joe’s Park, 700 Theodore St., Joliet. Features Eastern Europe ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • West Nile virus detected in Minooka mosquito collection

    MINOOKA – A mosquito collection from Minooka has tested positive for West Nile virus – the first detection of the virus in Grundy County this year, ac ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Police: Joliet man who killed dog with firecracker had firework mortar, 'Nitro Bombs' in car

    JOLIET – A man accused of killing a dog with a firecracker last month reportedly had fireworks in his trunk when police pulled him over Wednesday.
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Coal City school board prepares funds for projects

    COAL CITY – The Coal City Community Unit School District 1 board voted last week to transfer funds to pay for capital improvement projects that have b ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Inspections start Monday at I-55 river bridge in Channahon Township

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – Lane closures scheduled to start Monday will be a reminder of traffic trouble and crashes that plagued maintenance work for two s ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:21 pm