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  • Holiday season key for Habitat for Humanity

    Just the other day, I saw a countdown to Christmas and I couldn’t believe we are nearing the end of the year. Soon we will be making lists and plannin ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Career fair great place to start planning future

    By the time you read this, we will have successfully completed a third annual Hands-On Eighth Grade Career Fair.
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Funeral home to host grief workshop

    Grief stems from many life events, such as divorce, death, and trauma. As the holidays near, John Callahan of UC Davis-Callahan Funeral Home knows tha ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area 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. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Q&A with the candidates – District 3 County Board

    District 3Mashale Castello, R – South WilmingtonWhy are you the best candidate to represent your dis ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Community High School honor rolls announced

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School released its honor rolls for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year.
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Business briefs

    Guaranteed Rate retail mortgage company to open in MorrisGuaranteed Rate in downtown Morris, a retai ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am

    MORRIS – History was made last Saturday at Morris Community High School when the Morris girls cross country team won the Class 2A Morris Regional cham ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Saratoga school adds special needs equipment to playground

    Thomas Offermann, 11, and Jett Price, 13, spent Monday morning on the new swings, constructed two weeks ago on the playground outside of Saratoga Elem ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka’s Klepec named Rotary Student of the Month for October

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School senior Peter Klepec, son of Dan and Kelly Klepec of Minooka, was named the Channahon-Minooka Rotary Club Stude ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County career fair helps students prepare for future

    Shabbona Middle School student Michael Wiechen said his mother and father are both good cooks, so he wanted to look into a possible career as a chef.
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris home playoff game benefits more than just the football team

    MORRIS – Around Morris Community High School, it seems like everyone gets excited for a football game. Add in the fact that this Saturday afternoon at ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Christmas help available

    MORRIS – In less than two months, Christmas will be here and We Care of Grundy County wants to make sure that children from low-income families have t ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Marching Maroon and White takes third

    The Morris Marching Maroon and White Band finished third in the Class 1A competition at the 2016 Sandwich Music Fest on Oct. 16.
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka Community High School to perform with ILMEA ensembles

    MINOOKA – Eight Minooka Community High School music students were selected to perform in Illinois Music Education Association District 1 Music ensembl ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Corn Fest Button Numbers

    69th annual Grundy County Corn Festival winning button numbersSept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2017 (WEEK 4)1st p ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka set to start Three Rivers Bike Trail

    MINOOKA – An intergovernmental agreement with the state of Illinois, along with more than $500,000 in matching grant funds, means the village of Minoo ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Morris man indicted in Louis Joliet Mall shootout

    A federal grand jury in Chicago has indicted a Morris man on attempted murder charges for trying to kill two officers during a drug sting turned shoot ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 6:41 pm
  • Channahon District 17 pleased with test scores, academic progress

    CHANNAHON – Principals of the four schools in Channahon School District 17 presented Measures of Academic Progress standardized exam data and school i ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Joliet Junior College headcount student enrollment increases

    JOLIET – A Joliet Junior College official reported at Tuesday’s board workshop meeting a high headcount for student enrollment and a slight decrease f ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Chad Skelton named Morris deputy chief

    MORRIS – New Morris Police Chief John Severson named Chad Skelton as the new deputy chief Tuesday morning.
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • Morris Lions Club to host costume contest Thursday

    MORRIS – Whether the youngsters at your house plan to be ladybugs or storm troopers, zombies or teddy bears, everyone in costume is encouraged to gath ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 5:58 am
  • Minooka students see history up close on Europe trip

    MINOOKA – One of Minooka Community High School freshman Grace Condon-Brady’s goals during her trip to Europe in June with the local Travel Abroad Prog ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 5:54 am
  • Nick Offerman presents third book in Minooka with father, brother

    MINOOKA – Nick Offerman returned Sunday to his hometown of Minooka for what’s becoming almost an annual occurrence.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • An Extraordinary Life: Morris woman let God's grace shine through her cancer experience

    MORRIS – People react to a terminal cancer diagnosis in various ways.Some may feel numb or in shock. ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Joliet and Morris business briefs

    First Midwest Bank to break ground downtownThe First Midwest Bank will hold a ribbon cutting for its ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 6:07 am
  • Joliet Junior College officials discuss master plan update, open record law changes

    JOLIET – With Joliet Junior College needing to update its master plan, President Judy Mitchell proposed at this week’s retreat meeting once again work ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 6:00 am
  • Secretary of State’s inspector general visits Morris to discuss security upgrades

    MORRIS – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s Inspector General Jim Burns visited the Morris Driver Services Facility on Sept. 21 to discuss secu ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers gain 2 pediatricians in Ottawa, Marseilles

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has added two board-certified pediatricians to serve at its offices in Ottawa and Marseilles.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Garden Club hosts bake sale

    The Morris Area Garden Club held their raffle and bake sale Sept. 17 at the Morris Farmers Market on Division Street. Businesses in the area donated i ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Gospel Music Festival scheduled for Nov. 5 at Morris High SchoolMORRIS – Love Outreach Training and ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area 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. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Business After Hours planned for Morris Chop Shop on ThursdayFrom 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, the Morris C ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Niko newest member of Morris police force

    MORRIS – After six weeks of training, Niko, a Dutch shepherd, has joined the ranks of patrolling officers for the Morris Police Department.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris’ new top cop

    MORRIS – When John Severson was hired as a part-time dispatcher with the Morris Police Department in November 1991, he had no idea he would one day be ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Fr. James Steele to retire from St. Thomas Episcopal Church

    MORRIS – Since 1971, Father James Steele has made Morris and St. Thomas Episcopal Church in the town his home.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Q&A with the candidates

    GRUNDY COUNTY – As the November election nears, community members vie for several seats on the Grundy County Board.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    E WASTE EVENTWHEN: 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 22WHERE: Grundy County Animal Control Facility, 310 E. DuPont ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Lakewood Animal Hospital hosts annual Puppy Trot

    MORRIS – Ditka, an 8-month-old golden retriever and husky mix, took his owner, Barb Svornik, for his first 5K run through the streets of Morris on Sun ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • D-54 seeks White Oak improvements

    Because of the merger of Shabbona Middle School and White Oak Elementary in August, the Morris Elementary School District 54 Board of Education has en ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Q&A with the candidates: Circuit clerk, state’s attorney

    GRUNDY COUNTY – As the November election nears, community members vie for several positions in the Grundy County.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 2:35 pm
  • Grundy County prepares to give residents a trick-or-treating sampler

    In addition to door-to-door neighborhood trick-or-treating, fun organized events abound throughout Grundy County.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • JJC board meets for retreat, president proposes one meeting a month

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees met for a retreat meeting Wednesday to discuss leadership, finances and future projects. 
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • Morris Lions Club to host 30th Classic Car Show

    MORRIS – For the 30th straight year, the Morris Lions Club will host its Classic Car Show at the recreational area at LyondellBassell on Route 6, five ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Minooka District 201 discusses potential 2016 tax levy

    MINOOKA – During the Minooka School District 201 Board of Education meeting Monday, Superintendent Kris Monn discussed the preliminary 2016 tax levy b ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Channahon, Romeoville receive IDOT grants

    Two Will County communities were announced last week as beneficiaries of the latest round of grants from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Progr ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Channahon board talks chickens, sprinklers, sign height

    CHANNAHON – Farm animals are not allowed in the nonrural areas of Channahon, but one resident is planning to do her best to talk the Village Board int ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • House fire in Coal City results in $1,000 damage, no injuries

    COAL CITY – A house caught fire Tuesday afternoon at 425 N. Broadway St. in Coal City, resulting in about $1,000 in damage.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • Coal City police shoot armed suspect

    COAL CITY – A police officer shot an armed man Monday in Coal City.Coal City Police Chief Tom Best s ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Morris names Severson new police chief

    MORRIS – John Severson was unanimously appointed on Monday by Morris City Council as the city’s new police chief.
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Schott: Thank you, and best wishes

    It’s hard to believe this is my last column for The Herald-News.There were weeks where I had no idea ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Poll reveals half of Illinois residents want to leave

    About half of Illinois residents would rather move out of the state than stay, with one in five saying they see themselves moving in the coming year, ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Channahon firefighter honored 15 years after death in water drill

    CHANNAHON – With tears in his eyes, Channahon Fire Protection District Lt. Ryan Jandura looked around the station at a room filled with family and fri ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • Morris Hospital allergy nurse named Fire Starter of the Month for July

    MORRIS – When Dr. Hetal Amin came to Morris Hospital in August 2014, Morris Hospital got more than an expert allergist.
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Hospital nurse honored for Care and Compassion

    MORRIS – Shortly after starting her new role as a registered nurse on the 2 South nursing unit, Jen Terry of Channahon was named Morris Hospital’s Fir ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Kiddie Water Fight results from 2016 Grundy County Corn Festival

    The following are the results from the 2016 Grundy County Corn Festival for the Kiddie Water Fights3 ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy Bank’s Wohlwend recognized for 50 years of service

    MORRIS – Ronald L. Wohlwend, chairman of the Grundy Bank’s Board of Directors, was recognized by Grundy Bank and the Illinois Bankers Association for ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 6:48 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Charles B. Phillips Library to hold events for all agesThe Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    First United Methodist holding rummage sale ThursdayMORRIS – The First United Methodist Church of Mo ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Float Winners from the 2016 Grundy County Corn Festival

    The following are the Float Winners from the 2016 Grundy County Corn Festival.Girl/Boy Scouts• First ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • 2016 Grundy County Corn Festival Kiddie Parade Winners

    The following are the results from the 2016 Grundy County Corn Festival for the Kiddie Parade Winners
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Corn Fest results: Corn, Grain & Flower Show Results 2016

    The following are the results from the 2016 Grundy County Corn Festival for the Corn, Grain & Flower Show.
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • 2016 Grundy County Corn Festival Pie Eating Contest winners

    The following are the results from the 2016 Grundy County Corn Festival for the Pie Eating Contest.5 ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Repaired and ready

    COAL CITY – The Coal City Fire Protection District is once again operating from two fire stations after construction has been completed on repairs fro ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Up Close: Cruise Night

    MORRIS – Six states and 113 cities were represented Saturday evening at the Morris Cruise Night.Even ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 1:05 am
  • Community Pulse: YMCA, Morris hospital partnership reaping benefits

    Fall always has been my favorite time of year. It’s a combination of many things, including the weather, the colors on the trees, the harvest and more ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Kevin Heap turns childhood dream of operating a pumpkin farm into reality

    MINOOKA – Fifth-generation farmer Kevin Heap had a dream to grow his pumpkin patch into a family business.
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Column: Community Foundation of Grundy County programs focusing on area youth

    As I continue my series on what the Community Foundation of Grundy County is and what exactly we do, this month I want to highlight our programs that ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    CIVIL WAR DAYSWHEN: Oct. 15 and 16WHERE: Dollinger Family Farm, 7420 E. Hansel Road in ChannahonCOST ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County Farm Bureau cancels its candidates night due to lack of response

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Farm Bureau has traditionally held a candidates night where local politicians have an opportunity to answer questions prese ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Zwolinski sworn in as Morris police officer

    MORRIS – Ben Zwolinski always had the goal to be a police officer – a goal he realized when he was sworn in Oct. 3 as Morris’ newest police officer.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Operation St. Nick seeks submissions

    In what has become an annual holiday tradition, Operation St. Nick is accepting applications for its 12 Days of Christmas program.
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Morris’ top cop celebrates his retirement

    MORRIS – Friends, co-workers and family of Morris Police Chief Brent Dite gathered last week to celebrate his retirement after 28 years on the force.
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • Grundy Area PADS in need of volunteers

    MORRIS – Cold temperatures are on the way and that means the opening of Grundy Area PADS homeless shelter sites.
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 1:04 am
  • Joliet Junior College board OKs deer management, wrestling fundraising progressing

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College board approved this week a deer population management program.  ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 2:10 pm
  • Budget woes mean jobs lost for Grundy County employees

    MORRIS – With more than a $1 million deficit, the Grundy County board went to each department and asked leadership to cut their budgets, which have re ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Grundy County indictments

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced that on Oct. 5, the grand jury returned the following indictments. The public is advis ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Community members claim at Tuesday board meeting that the VAC levy is not what it appears

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board members heard from residents and discussed at length Tuesday night a proposed new VAC levy that ultimately was voted down ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Bringing the book to life

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School students will bring to life a book – “To Kill a Mockingbird” – that they read, or will read, in sophomore Englis ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • New editor named for the Morris Herald-News

    JOLIET – Shaw Media has announced that Jon Styf will be the new editor of Morris Herald-News and its sister publications The (Joliet) Herald-News and ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 7:26 am
  • Week Two Corn Fest Button Numbers

    MORRIS – The winning Grundy County Corn Festival button numbers for week two have been announced.The ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District respond to fire on Kingtree Drive Monday

    MORRIS – Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District was called to a structure fire at 1799 Kingtree Drive about 9 a.m. Monday morning.
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Retired Coal City police chief, fire captain Dennis Neary loses battle with cancer

    COAL CITY – Retired Coal City Police Chief and Coal City Fire Protection District Capt. Dennis Neary always wanted to have fun, watch the Chicago Cubs ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 7:14 am
  • Dollinger Family Farm hosts American Revolutionary War reenactment

    CHANNAHON – Visitors who came to the Dollinger Family Farm this weekend could take a stroll through the American Revolutionary War period and experien ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • An Extraordinary Life: Channahon music teacher encouraged excellence in her students

    CHANNAHON – When Sydney Monroe of Channahon was a child, sports – not music – was her thing.But thir ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 6:53 am
  • Joliet Junior College students help promote disability awareness through event

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College recently held its Disability Awareness Day event to support and empower students with disabilities.
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Final outdoor 3 French Hens market of the year a hit with shoppers in Morris

    MORRIS – Lynn Divizio of Plainfield won a Facebook contest offered by 3 French Hens French Country Market, which led her to pick up her prize at and v ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 7:32 am
  • Dancing with the Local Stars comes to Morris

    MORRIS – The spotlight swirled as six dance teams paraded Saturday into the Morris Community High School gym to vie for the first Dancing with the Loc ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • Sale of old Wilmington police station delayed

    WILMINGTON – The city of Wilmington is looking to sell its old police station, but it will have to wait a bit longer.
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 9:26 am
  • Joliet Legion post holds hiring event

    JOLIET – Joliet American Legion Post 1080 will host a hiring event for veterans and the general public on Oct. 17.
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 9:25 am
  • Schott: Educate yourself on upcoming elections

    How is the election season treating you?With a month to go until Election Day, are you tired of the ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • Minooka 111 board approves raises for some administrators, non-certified staff

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Community High School District 111 school board last week approved 3 percent raises for several administrators and other staff w ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Joliet Junior College begins new program to support children of alumni

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College announced this past week the establishment of the JJC Legacy Program, which officials said will support the academic su ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Grundy County hosts Take Back the Night event to raise awareness about domestic abuse

    MORRIS – Judi Munson of Coal City met her ex-husband in 1990, and enjoyed the man she was getting to know enough to marry him in October 1992.
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • One fatality in train-truck crash near Coal City

    COAL CITY — A BNSF freight train heading north collided Thursday morning with a pickup truck at a railroad crossing on Reed Road between Tynan and Gor ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 6:39 am
  • Down on the Farm: We Care of Grundy County hosts fundraiser on Sunday

    MORRIS – Cars traveled last week down a gravel lane lined with corn and soybeans on their way to the Tesdal farm to help support We Care of Grundy Cou ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    3 French Hens County Market planned for Saturday morningMORRIS – 3 French Hens County Market will be ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • White named Morris Hospital Fire Starter for September

    MORRIS – There’s no question about it. Morris Hospital’s September Fire Starter of the Month Stacey White, of Coal City, enjoys getting to know her pa ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris' Pam Simpson aims to inspire and teach those around her regarding breast cancer risks

    MORRIS – Pam Simpson of Morris watched as her mother, Joyce Buttry, fought for her life at age 46 against breast cancer.
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • St. Juvin Post 1336 recognizes Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

    COAL CITY – On Sept. 28, St. Juvin Post 1336 recognized Coal City Police Officer Kevin Jones as its Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at a ceremony ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • Marching to the beat

    MORRIS – More than 150 entries showed up Sunday to participate in the annual Corn Festival Parade in downtown Morris.
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County annual mitigation plan meeting scheduled

    MORRIS – Grundy County will hold its annual Hazard Mitigation Plan Monitoring Meetingat 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Grundy County Emergency Operations Center ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Deanne Conterio named local retail support manager for Heartland Bank

    PRINCETON – Heartland Bank and Trust Company announces that Deanne Conterio has been named the retail support manager for several of the bank’s local ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Chamber strives to increase its presence throughout Grundy County

    As a countywide chamber, we have members scattered across 12 towns in Grundy County, plus some businesses outside of the county that do business here. ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Chamber Business Spotlight: United Real Estate’s Tony Ciancanelli

    MINOOKA – The Channahon Minooka Chamber, a division of the Grundy County Chamber’s recent Business Spotlight, highlights new Chamber member United Rea ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County Health Department to hold three October flu clinics

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department will be having the following flu clinics:• 1 to 4 p.m. ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • Annual hydrant flushing to start next week in Morris

    MORRIS – Beginning the week of Oct. 10, Illinois American Water will be flushing water mains and hydrants in the Nettle Creek (Morris) service area.
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • Morris nonprofit begins preparations to bring the joys of Christmas to those in need

    MORRIS – When people are down on their luck or facing an emergency, local agencies are in place to help, but some emergencies happen when they aren’t ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Minooka Junior High celebrates state baseball title

    MINOOKA – It was the fourth inning in the state championship game. Minooka Junior High School and its opponent, Charleston Middle School, had yet to s ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • Channahon settles RTA point-of-sales lawsuit

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Village Board unanimously approved Monday a settlement with the Chicago Regional Transportation Authority for a lawsuit file ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Joliet Junior College hosts Manufacturing Day for alternative careers

    JOLIET – High school students took turns arc welding through a virtual simulation provided by Manhattan Mechanical Services.
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Grundy Bank encourages customers to 'get smart about credit'

              In recognition of National Get Smart About Credit Day on Oct. 18, Grundy Bank is urging customers to educate themselves on responsible cred ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • A cross-country walk for mental health awareness

    MORRIS – Dan Chapman of Morris decided to go on a walk in July.The 38-year-old flew to Portland, Mai ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • E-waste event scheduled in October for Morris

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Land Use Department has scheduled an electronic e-waste event for 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at the Animal Control Facility, 31 ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Herb Wyeth sworn in as new Morris alderman

    MORRIS – Morris Mayor Richard Kopczick appointed Monday night Herb Wyeth to fill the First Ward alderman vacancy on the City Council.
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Library hosts second author festival in Corn Festival

    MORRIS – The Morris Public Library on Saturday hosted 30 up-and-coming authors to meet and greet the public as they sold their various titles.
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 6:48 am
  • Rain or shine, Corn Festival delivers fun

    MORRIS – Despite cooler and wetter weather than usual, the 68th annual Grundy County Corn Festival drew thousands of people to downtown Morris over th ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Channahon seeks photos to honor local veterans throughout the month of November

    CHANNAHON – In honor of Veterans Day, the Village of Channahon would like to pay tribute to those who have selflessly served our country by displaying ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Morris remembers Terri Gilmoure as strong advocate for city, Grundy County

    MORRIS – Richard Olson remembered his baby sister as the little girl who ran around her family farm with ponytails flopping as she played with the ani ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Kaylee Steichan named Grundy County Corn Festival queen

    MORRIS – The 68th annual Grundy County Corn Festival’s queen was crowned Friday night in downtown Morris.
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Joliet Junior College seeking nominations for J.D. Ross Extraordinary Service Award

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College is accepting nominations from the community for its annual J.D. Ross Extraordinary Service Award, the highest honor giv ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • Baby Show parades cute kids as Corn Fest gets started in Morris

    MORRIS – Kicking off the week of the Grundy County Corn Festival was the Baby Show, with its long tradition of adorable babies through charming 4-year ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Big Amazing Race raises big dollars for Big Brothers Big Sisters

    MORRIS – It might not have been as big as they would have liked, but the organizers of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Amazing Race were amazed at th ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Fighting water with water

    MORRIS — Despite the wet forecast, firefighters took to the streets Wednesday night as Corn Festival kicked off under rain clouds.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:43 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 ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    GRUNDY COUNTY CORN FESTIVALWHEN: Sept. 25 to Oct. 2WHERE: Throughout MorrisCOST & INFO: The 68th ann ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Morris Theatre Guild holds annual meeting

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild Inc. held its annual general membership meeting on Sept. 15 at the theater located at the west end of Illinois Avenu ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Theatre Guild has started rehearsals for fall production

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild, Inc. has begun rehearsals and is taking reservations for its fall production of David Landau’s audience interactive ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • St. Juvin Post VFW continues POW/MIA flag donation

    COAL CITY – St. Juvin Post 1336 Coal City Veterans of Foreign Wars continues its POW/MIA flag donation program with a presentation to the Braceville-G ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Up Close: Grundy County photographers enter photo show

    MORRIS – This year’s Corn Festival Photo Show has some changes, including location.Those interested ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris High has three Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School Principal Kelly Hussey announced last week that Ethan Frobish, Kacie Parks and Alexander Vermillion have been na ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Goose Lake Prairie Partners raffle off quilt

    MORRIS – The Goose Lake Prairie Partners 2016 fundraiser raffle for the “Grandma’s Fan” quilt winner is Donna Cockream of Morris. Gabi Born, daughter ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Pride and honor at Morris District 54

    Great things are happening at Morris District 54. Students are busy with their studies, and the school year is off to a great start. We’ve seen our so ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • IVI receives grant for new furniture from Community Foundation of Grundy County

    MORRIS – The Community Living Program of Illinois Valley Industries provides supportive living services to 17 adults with developmental disabilities w ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Finance committee reviews 2016-17 budgets

    MORRIS – While working out the 2017 budget, Grundy County Finance Committee members got to see where the 2016 budget numbers are with about 81 percent ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Early voting starts in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election starts Thursday, according to a news release from Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Intersection improvements at Route 53 and Strip Mine Road part of high-speed rail program

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that closures will take place near the intersection of Route 53 and Strip Mine ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Marijuana violation reduced in Minooka

    MINOOKA – Minooka trustees amended Tuesday the village’s Cannabis Control Act, reducing the seriousness of possession of 10 grams or less.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Protesters, supporters gather in Bolingbrook as fundraiser held for Donald Trump

    BOLINGBROOK – At least 100 people have gathered outside the Bolingbrook Golf Club in advance of a private fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday for Repub ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Oesterle: Corn Fest means different things to different people

    It’s that time of year again.The temperature has dropped a little, the days are getting shorter and ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • Coal City fitness center mixes mental, physical health

    COAL CITY – Mental health counseling and fitness seemed like a natural fit for Kristy Caponi and Niki Perry when they decided to open FiVE15 Fitness i ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Vocational center receives donations to help students learn

    MORRIS – Several donors were honored at the Sept. 22 Grundy Area Vocational Center board meeting – including the family of George Thomas, Aux Sable Li ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • RV a total loss after fire on I-55 in Dwight

    DWIGHT – The Dwight Fire Protection District responded to a vehicle fire Tuesday on Interstate 55.Ju ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • Groundbreaking held for Channahon senior housing facility

    CHANNAHON – The most recent Census reports that 66 percent of senior renters in Will County are cost-burden, meaning that they pay more than a third o ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Channahon District 17 approves audit

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon District 17 school board approved the district’s independent audit of the 2015-16 fiscal year Monday after first hearing a r ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • JJC officials propose expanded deer culling program

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees will consider an expanded culling program to control a growing deer population that is damaging c ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:40 pm