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  • 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
  • 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. 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
  • Morris Kiwanis Club elects officers for new fiscal year

    MORRIS – The Morris Kiwanis Club has elected its officers and executive board members for the new fiscal year.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Grundy County Fairgrounds going to the dogs

    MORRIS – The Grundy County fairgrounds is once again going to the dogs Oct. 8 and 9 as the 2016 Stone City Kennel Club Dog Show returns to Morris to s ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Mosquitoes collected in Minooka test positive for West Nile Virus

    MINOOKA – The Grundy County Health Department has recently collected mosquitoes in Minooka that have tested positive for West Nile Virus. 
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • Morris High School Winterguard needs votes

    MORRIS – Morris Winterguard is in the running to win a free tarp from Winter Guard Tarps – but they need Facebook votes to do so.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Teacher contract negotiations continue for District 54 in Morris

    MORRIS – On Monday, Morris Elementary School District 54 teacher Denise Bach stood among other district teachers to address the board about ongoing co ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 6:07 am
  • Crews battle fire in Goose Lake

    GOOSE LAKE – Firefighters responded Thursday afternoon to a fire in the Goose Lake area.Firefighters ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Illinois State Police asking public, including in Morris, for help in the death of Deborah Dewey

    Illinois State Police are turning to the public for help, including those who frequent the R-Place Restaurant in Morris, in solving the homicide of De ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • Pediatricians join Coal City Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers has had two new pediatricians join its operations. ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Plattville United Methodist holding ham supperPLATTVILLE – The Plattville United Methodist Church wi ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 7:08 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 ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • LyondellBassell of Morris donates winter clothing to We Care of Grundy County

    MORRIS – LyondellBasell Morris site employees and their families spent a recent weekend supporting We Care of Grundy County.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Dancing with the Local Stars fundraiser set for Oct. 8

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School Promfest Committee is excited to present a “Dancing with the Local Stars” fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 1:33 am
  • McGuire warns of more stopgap state budgets

    JOLIET – Illinois may be operating on stopgap budgets into 2019, a local legislator warned this week.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka Women’s Club to hold next monthly meeting on Oct. 4

    MINOOKA – The colorful bird piñata was a big “hit” at the Mexican Fiesta themed dinner/meeting in September of the Minooka Women’s Club. 
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 6:14 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    COAL CITY OCTOBERFESTWHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. SaturdayWHERE: Broadway Street in Coal CityCOST & INFO: ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Week in Review

    IDOT installs new feature at ramps on Interstate 55CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportati ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Caution – it’s harvest time

    MAZON – Grundy County farmers have begun their harvest season.With harvest comes tractors and farm e ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • NO FUN LEFT BEHIND

    COAL CITY – Brittney Kaluzny had a dream to create a place where ability doesn’t matter. She has made that dream a reality alongside Coal City autism ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Channahon Parks invites residents to check out Arroyo Trails

    CHANNAHON – Patrick Murphy sat in the sun with his 7-year-old daughter Avery Murphy as she took flowers, dipped them in paint and created her own uniq ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Asking ‘why’ can improve your organization

    “Why?” This a question I ask – often.It’s not a critical “Why the heck do you do THAT?” It’s an unde ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • 2016 Women of Distinction for Grundy County

    One of my favorite parts of my job as editor of newspapers is being able to recognize the good in the communities we cover.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris City Council approves several recommendations at Monday night meeting

    MORRIS – Morris City Council approved, 6-1, at Monday’s meeting changes from the Parks and Annexation Committee on the Goold Park band shelter and ten ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Morris D-54 adopts 2016-17 budget

    MORRIS – The Morris Elementary School District 54 held a special budget hearing before its regular board meeting Monday night.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Coal City Junior Woman’s club hosts Octoberfest

    COAL CITY – The 31st annual Octoberfest in Coal City on Saturday will go pink for breast cancer awareness.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Dollinger Family Farm opens for the season

    CHANNAHON – Dollinger Family Farm is open for fall daily with plenty for kids and their parents to do.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Morris Hospital launches New Breathers’ Support GroupMorris Hospital launches New Breathers’ Support Group
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 1:30 am
  • Saratoga Board OKs budget

    MORRIS – The Saratoga School Board met Monday and approved the 2016-17 budget, with board member Ginger Jones absent.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Wrongful death complaint filed in Wendling crash

    MORRIS – A wrongful death complaint was filed Wednesday in Grundy County on behalf of the estates of Mark and Janice Wendling, the couple struck from ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Little Free Library registered in Morris

    MORRIS – It’s little. It’s free. And it’s full of books.The tiny structure near the driveway of 304 ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Minooka District 201 presents final projected budget for 2016-17

    MINOOKA – A special hearing was held Monday by the Minooka School District 201 Board of Education to present the final projected 2016-17 budget.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • Channahon board approves warning light agreement, roadwork contract

    CHANNAHON – In a short meeting Monday evening, the Channahon Village Board approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Channahon Fire Protection ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Man charged with arson for Wilmington apartment fire

    WILMINGTON – A 22-year-old man has been charged with arson after an investigation into an August fire at a Wilmington apartment building.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • 2 charged with dealing heroin in Braidwood, bond set at $1 million

    BRAIDWOOD – Two repeat drug offenders were arrested Monday for allegedly selling heroin.Police Chief ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 6:41 am
  • Sheriff's police: Canine finds heroin on Dwight man during Braidwood traffic stop

    BRAIDWOOD – The two canines used by the Will County Sheriff's Office are keeping pace.Roxy, a female ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Morris woman opens mens apparel store in downtown Morris

    MORRIS — Morris resident Molly Hoffman has always worked in retail, but she didn't know owning a retail store would be in her future.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 6:38 am
  • Crimestoppers of Grundy County seeking information on Gardner burglary

    MORRIS — Crimestoppers of Grundy County is seeking information regarding a recent burglary.The incid ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Photo Show

    WHAT: Photo ShowWHEN & WHERE: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 and noon to 1:45 p.m. Oct. 2 at Morris City H ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Corn Fest Parade necessitates temporary no parking areas throughout downtown Morris

    MORRIS – The 2016 Corn Festival Parade will take place Oct. 2, with step off promptly at 2 p.m.The t ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Craft Show & Flea Market

    WHAT: Craft Show & Flea MarketWHEN & WHERE: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at Grundy County Fairgrounds, 88 ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Log Home Festival celebrates 26 years

    MORRIS – A favorite during the Grundy County Corn Festival is the Log Home Festival, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 and from 8 a.m. ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Crackerbox Derby

    WHAT: Crackerbox DerbyWHEN & WHERE: 8 a.m. Oct. 1 at Goold ParkMORE DETAILS: The Crackerbox Derby wi ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Art Show

    WHAT: Art ShowWHEN & WHERE: Morris Area Library, 604 Liberty St., during library hours Sept. 29 to O ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Kiddie Parade

    WHAT: Kiddie ParadeWHEN & WHERE: 1 p.m. Oct. 1MORE DETAILS: The Kiddie Parade for the 68th annual Gr ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Pie Eating Contest

    WHAT: Pie Eating ContestWHEN & WHERE: 2:45 p.m. Oct. 1 at Chapin ParkMORE DETAILS: The Grundy County ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Baby Show and Photo Contest

    WHAT: Baby Show and Photo ContestWHEN & WHERE: Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 25, Morris Community High School ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • CORN, GRAIN, AND FLOWER SHOW

    WHAT: Corn, Grain and Flower ShowWHEN & WHERE: Noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Hobby & Handicraft Exhibit

    WHAT: Hobby and Handicraft ExhibitWHEN & WHERE: Noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 2 a ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival 2016 Schedule

    7 a.m. – Fishing Tournament, Stratton Park, sponsored by Happy Hookers Bass Clubn Noon to 4 p.m. – ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Lions Club to benefit from this year’s Corn Fest Drawdown

    MORRIS – Ever since it started, the Corn Festival Drawdown, held by First Midwest Bank in Morris, has had a different beneficiary. Meanwhile, the Morr ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Rocking the stage

    MORRIS – Jim Maskel, chairman of Entertainment for the Grundy County Corn Festival, once again had the difficult task of finding the right acts to tak ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Jay Richie of Minooka named Grand Marshal

    MORRIS – When looking for the right grand marshal for the 2016 parade, the Grundy County Corn Festival committee went to Minooka Village President Pat ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Hometown Heroes to be recognized by Corn Festival

    MORRIS – It happens every fall.During the final week of September, the city of Morris becomes the ga ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Daily closures planned for Route 102 in Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that daily laneclosures are taking ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Coal City Fire Protection District responds to garage fire

    COAL CITY – The Coal City Fire Protection District responded about 3:10 p.m. Monday to a fire at 8925 Clover Lane in Coal City.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:48 am
  • Why have a funeral?

    Funerals have been a practice in cultures worldwide for thousands of years. The funeral service f ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Route 47 reopens after motorcycle crash in rural Mazon, 1 airlifted in incident

    The Grundy County Sheriff's Office was investigating a crash Sunday evening involving multiple motorcycles in the rural Mazon area.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Goose Lake Annual Prairie Day big success

    MORRIS – Saturday was the perfect late summer day for the Goose Lake Prairie Partners’ 19th Annual Prairie Day, and hundreds came out to enjoy it.
    Sept. 18, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Minooka Community High School D-111 board OKs budget

    MINOOKA – The fiscal 2016-17 budget was approved Thursday by the Minooka Community High School District 111 school board.
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Channahon, Minooka women injured in Kendall Township crash

    Two area women – one from Channahon and another from Minooka – were injured in a crash Saturday morning in Kendall County.
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 8:25 pm
  • Police in Grundy County area communities issue warnings about attempted child lurings

    MORRIS – Several Grundy County area police departments have received reports of strangers stopping children in what could be perceived as an attempt t ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 7:06 am
  • Kendall prosecutors charge Minooka man with sex assault, domestic battery

    MINOOKA – The Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged a man from unincorporated Minooka with aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggra ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • Rock Island Clean Line petitions Illinois Supreme Court over wind energy project

    MORRIS – An energy development company is seeking to reverse an appellate court decision that put in limbo its proposed transmission project to move w ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Welter to hold district art competition

    MORRIS – State Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, will be holding a districtwide art competition.Welter wi ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:53 am
  • Three Rivers Library celebrates 40 years

    It’s been a few years since I’ve been to an outdoor concert with people wearing bell-bottomed pants, tie-dyed shirts and headbands printed with “peace ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • The labor market challenge

    One sure sign of a growing economy is when employers struggle to find employees, which is exactly what is happening in Grundy County. The GEDC speaks ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Seneca Grade School hosts national Day of Service and Remembrance event

    SENECA – Students dressed in red, white and blue made their way Friday to Seneca Grade School south campus, where they remembered those who lost their ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 6:53 am
  • Morris High School performs 'New York' on the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

    MORRIS – The lights go down in the Morris Community High School auditorium on Sunday.The audience is ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    DISCOVER ARROYO TRAILSWHEN: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17WHERE: Arroyo Trails, West Eames and Silver ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Community Pulse: Getting ready for Home for the Holidays

    The holiday season may seem distant, but plans are already well underway for this year’s Home For The Holidays! The Morris Downtown Development Partne ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois Governor recognizes Guard's top marksmen at competition in Marseilles

    MARSEILLES – Gov. Bruce Rauner recognized the Illinois National Guard’s top marksmen during a ceremony Aug. 21 after The Adjutant General’s Pistol and ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Mosquito pools test positive for WNV in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Mosquitoes recently collected in Morris and Braceville have tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to the Grundy County Health De ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • GROWMARK Announces 2017 Essay Contest Theme

    BLOOMINGTON – The theme for the 2017 GROWMARK Essay Contest is: “What value do cooperatives provide to today’s farmers?” The contest is open to all hi ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Mural offers view of history

    MORRIS – A longtime dream of Goose Lake Prairie Partners has come to fruition with the completion of a 28-foot mural painted by Morris resident Ray Gr ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • Vintage shutters shop in downtown Morris

    MORRIS – Vintage – Yesterday’s Memories, Today’s Treasures, at 208 Liberty St. in downtown Morris shut its doors Sept. 5 after almost eight years in b ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • We Care to host family fun on the farm

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County is inviting families to spend a day on the farm with them Sept. 25 as the nonprofit organizations hosts its annual f ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Morris Hospital announces Heart Failure Support Group meetingMORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare C ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Kinsman church to hold 10th annual golf outing SaturdayKinsman church to hold 10th annual golf outing Saturday
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County Board member claims misuse of power, civil rights violation

    MORRIS – A Grundy County Board member who is being sued by the board said he is requesting that the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Civil Rights Division inv ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka 'Hits for HUGS' event sees charity honoring 500th wish

    MINOOKA – Tuesday was an eventful day for Minooka native Cadence Niccum.The 19-year-old had her fina ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Bank closures proposed as part of First Midwest acquisition of Standard

    First Midwest Bank has applied to close 16 branches, the majority of which are in Will and Grundy counties, in a move that corresponds with the propos ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Morris Community High School responds to grievance filed by resident

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School responded this week to a formal grievance filed July 5 by Ted Trujillo, in which he accused Principal Kelly Huss ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • Goose Lake residents ask Grundy County to get FEMA flood maps updated

    MORRIS – Nicole Blustein, a resident of Goose Lake, asked the Grundy County Board during its Tuesday meeting to update FEMA flood maps.
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 6:42 am
  • Joliet Junior College board makes Mitchell president

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College board on Tuesday unanimously approved Judy Mitchell as the college’s ninth president without ever taking applicatio ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 6:33 am
  • Investigation for missing Ladd woman whose car was found in Morris now centered Putnam County

    STANDARD — Authorities have been searching a home in Standard in connection with the case of a missing Ladd woman whose vehicle was found last month i ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 6:35 am
  • Dentures require special care, frequent adjustment

         Despite the growing popularity of dental implants, dentures continue to be a fairly common replacement for loss of multiple teeth.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 7:27 am
  • Chamber Business Spotlight: Foot & Ankle Centers

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Chamber’s recent Business Spotlight highlights new Chamber member, Foot & Ankle Centers in Morris.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Minooka bus union negotiations continue

    MINOOKA – Minooka school officials and the union representing bus drivers and aides met late last week for contract negotiations once again, but an ag ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Jalopy Fest brings back the era of flat tops and rat rods

    MORRIS – Stepping through the gates Friday and Saturday at the Grundy County Fairgrounds was like walking back to a simpler time.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 6:53 am
  • Dropped cigarette leads to car rolling in Illinois River in Morris

    MORRIS – Morris police responded Monday morning to a call of a vehicle in the Illinois River under the Route 47 bridge next to Stratton Park.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • GRUNDY BANK WARNS CONSUMERS: FAKE CHECK SCAMS CAN LEAVE YOU OWING MONEY

    Fake check scams have become more prevalent as online auction sites and classified ads have gained popularity. Grundy Bank wants to educate customers ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Veterans enjoy camaraderie at Operation Firm Handshake picnic in Coal City

    COAL CITY – Rain showers Saturday morning didn’t stop the fourth annual Operation Firm Handshake Picnic for Illinois veterans and their families from ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • Winds don't keep patrons away from 3 French Hens in Morris

    MORRIS – Cool temperatures with just a sprinkling of rain early in morning was a nice change for the 3 French Hens Country Market as it rolled into fa ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 6:13 am
  • United Way of Grundy County Celebrates 70 years

    MORRIS – The United Way of Grundy County celebrated last week its 70-year Anniversary and Annual Campaign and Celebration Dinner at Morris Country Clu ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 6:10 am
  • Authorities seek three who fled from scene of crash on I-55 near Channahon

    CHANNAHON – Authorities spent part of Sunday afternoon and evening looking for three people who police say fled from a one-vehicle crash on Interstate ...
    Sept. 11, 2016 - 7:36 pm
  • Everyday Heroes 2016

    Welcome to "Everyday Heroes," a project of The Herald-News and Morris Herald-News celebrating local people who go above and beyond to make a differenc ...
    Sept. 11, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • Grundy County budget cuts could reduce services

    MORRIS – It has become evident as the Grundy County board works through its budget workshops that cuts are likely to deal with a more than $1 million ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 6:11 am
  • First responders detail changes in 15 years since 9/11

    JOLIET – If the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks had never happened, it’s likely law enforcement would still have seen changes during the last 15 yea ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Wilmington gets grant to fight substance abuse

    WASHINGTON – The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Beecher, Channahon, Lemont receive grants to fund public safety initiatives

    CHICAGO – ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus have awarded $170,000 in grants to fund projects in 24 municipalities – including three local commu ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • All-inclusive playground to be dedicated in Coal City

    COAL CITY – Hope Helps, an autism awareness organization, in partnership with The Village of Coal City, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Morris Community High School students to perform ‘New York,' a tribute to victims of 9/11

    MORRIS – If you are under the age of 18, chances are you don’t remember when the world seemed to stand still Sept. 11, 2001, as terrorists flew airpla ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • Police looking for man who approached children in Minooka, Channahon

    Police are investigating if the same man approached children this week in Channahon and Minooka.Wedn ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 9:03 pm
  • Local quilter semifinalist in international quilt show

    Amy Cavaness of Marseilles is a semifinalist for the 2016 AQS QuiltWeek – Chattanooga, Tennessee, which will be held Sept. 14 to 17 at the Chattanooga ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Keck family reunion held at Lions Park in Morris

    MORRIS – The inaugural Keck Family Reunion for the Kathryn (Kate) Walsh Keck and Harold (Sonny) Keck family was held July 31 at Lions Park in Morris.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Results from 2016 Grundy County 4-H Fair

    Grundy County 4-H Fair was held July 23, 24, and 25. The following are results from the fair, as provided by fair organizers:
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Home for the Holidays committee asking Morris Corn Fest participants to 'hold the float'

    MORRIS – The Home for the Holidays Parade Committee is inviting area businesses and residents that participate in the 68th annual Corn Festival Parade ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • Chamber Business Spotlight: Thorntons

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Minooka Chamber’s recent Business Spotlight highlights a new gas station in Channahon – Thorntons.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy Community Foundation collaborates with numerous area nonprofit agencies

    If you read my article last month, you’ll remember I said, “If you’ve seen one community foundation, you’ve seen one community foundation.” This is fo ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Deer Ridge subdivision resident asks for help in slowing down speeders

    MORRIS – At last week’s meeting of the Morris Streets and Alley Committee, Donna Sroczynski of Morris asked for the city to consider installing stop s ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Life on the Prairie

    MORRIS – If you are from Grundy County, you know that fossils can be found in several areas, including the Mazon River and Mazonia State Park – but yo ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Coal City High School offers new transition program for students with special needs

    COAL CITY – High school graduates have many life-altering decisions ahead of them as they head out into the adult world.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Welter seeking input from District 75 residents

    MORRIS – State Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, is seeking members for his new legislative advisory committees.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • United Way of Grundy County – 70th Anniversary Red Carpet Celebration and Special Edition

    This has been quite a busy time for the United Way of Grundy County. In addition to doing company campaign presentations and community outreach, Assoc ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    JALOPY FESTWHEN: 5 p.m. Sept. 9 and 9 a.m. Sept. 10WHERE: Grundy County Fairgrounds, 8890 N. Route I ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City’s St. Juvin VFW Post 1336 is honored for its work

    COAL CITY – St. Juvin Post 1336 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Coal City has received the VFW’s National Recognition Award for 2015-16 for its youth prog ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Stott Construction fills We Care’s pantry

    MORRIS – Stott Construction of Morris sponsored the Aug. 26 Fill the Pantry event. In addition to sponsoring that, Stott Construction also will sponso ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Hospital Auxiliary announces golf outing, bridge/euchre tournament

    MORRIS – The Morris Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Golf Outing and Bridge/Euchre Tournament on Sept. 26 at the Morris Country Club, 2615 Rout ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Quick News

    Morris Hospital seeks volunteers for MHS youth cardiac screeningMINOOKA – Morris Hospital is seeking ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Student teacher arrives at Seneca High School agriculture program

    SENECA – The University of Illinois Agricultural Education program has placed William Haas, a student teacher, with agricultural science instructors J ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    3 French Hens market set for Sept. 10 in MorrisMORRIS – 3 French Hens French Country Market will be ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oesterle: 15 years ago, the world changed forever

    At first, I thought it had to be a hoax.I had worked late the night before and got home around 1 to ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County blotter

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Pedal pulling fun in Lisbon

    LISBON – Tractor pulls are a fair favorite throughout the country.To change things up a bit, the ann ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Lisbon hosts annual Labor Day celebration

    LISBON – A holiday weekend in rural America often is depicted with American flags, kids on their bicycles and residents sitting in lawn chairs awaitin ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Chief Dite honored at Morris council meeting

    MORRIS – The entire crowd stood to cheer Morris Police Chief Brent Dite at the Morris City Council meeting Tuesday night after he was presented with t ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am