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  • Wilmgington restaurant receives backlash after nursing incident

    WILMINGTON – When John Mathias, owner of Big Fish Grille in Wilmington, thinks about breaking the law, he thinks of theft, burglary and murder.
    May 5, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • Morris police seek man in retail theft case

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department seeks information to help identify a person of interest in a recent retail theft.
    May 5, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Morris council approves zoning for North Street property

    MORRIS – The zoning of a property on North Street was decided Monday night after spending five weeks in limbo.
    May 5, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • New Channahon village president sworn in

    CHANNAHON – Missey Schumacher was sworn in as Channahon's new village president Monday night, and words of appreciation were given to outgoing village ...
    May 5, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • 3 French Hens to bring record number of vendors to Morris

    MORRIS – Saturday marks the return of the 3 French Hens Country Market to downtown Morris, and organizers Monica Spence-Vogel and Traci Tessone announ ...
    May 4, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Note to readers: We’re moving ... but not far

    To our readers:We at the Morris Herald-News have announced several changes in the past few months, a ...
    May 4, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Halpin case continues; defense claims singling out

    OTTAWA – Grundy County Board member Frank Halpin has never said he would not reimburse the county money that was “inadvertently” paid to him, accordin ...
    May 4, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Students learn about local nursery’s continuing tradition of donating trees

    COAL CITY – Jamie and Becky Thomas love the environment and watching things grow.In 1999 they opened ...
    May 4, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Alderman Sereno resigns effective immediately

    MORRIS – After serving 34 years as an alderman in Morris, Second Ward Alderman Ken Sereno announced his resignation Monday night near the end of the c ...
    May 4, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Grundy County now live streaming committee meetings

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board Chairman David Welter said his path to providing a transparent government is one step closer as the county begins to live ...
    May 4, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Parts of Route 47 dedicated to fallen Morris officers

    MORRIS – The Illinois House of Representatives will move forward with honoring two Morris officers killed in the line of duty in the late 1800s and mi ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Firefighters extinguish house fire in Morris

    MORRIS – Abbey Poole said she was woken by a neighbor pounding on her door in the early morning hours Monday, alerting her that her home was on fire.
    May 4, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • 5 people got out of car before train hit in Coal City

    COAL CITY – All five people got out of a car before it was hit by a train over the weekend, police said Monday.
    May 4, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Up Close: Spring on the Farm

    Spring on the farm is a time of change and new life. As the temperatures rise the farmer gets busy r ...
    May 3, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Looking Up

    The Fabric Center located 301 N. Liberty St. in Morris displays terra-cotta ornamentation, which can be seen on several buildings in downtown Morris. ...
    May 3, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Nall: Home is where your heart is

    MORRIS – Shortly after I started working for the United Way of Grundy County in September 2010, I was asked how I liked my new job.
    May 3, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Rezin: Park districts play a role in each community

    SPRINGFIELD – Appearing before more than 400 park district leaders during the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Legislative Conference on ...
    May 3, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Morris mayor gives state of the city address

    MORRIS – With the start of a new fiscal year comes the Morris state of the city address, delivered Friday by Mayor Richard Kopczick.
    May 3, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Construction underway in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Area residents should be aware of two local roads under construction.The Dwight Road bridge ...
    May 3, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Morris Lions Club brings hearing screening bus to Morris after 10 years

    MORRIS – Ronald Varland of Morris holds his hearing test results, confirming what he already had suspected: he had some moderate hearing loss.
    May 3, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Students walk yellow brick road for Morris Prom Walk

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School gymnasium boasted a yellow brick road Saturday afternoon, over which a parade of young men and women dressed ...
    May 3, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Morris airport expansion plans start mid May

    MORRIS – An out-of-state company’s board of directors recently thanked Morris Municipal Airport for its convenient location and accessibility.
    May 3, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • New Morris aldermen sworn in Friday

    MORRIS – Friday morning meant goodbye for former Morris aldermen and hello for new ones.The last reg ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Gotta Do It May 3 through May 9

    SUNDAY• Prayer Rally & Walk – 2 p.m., Forest Park Community Center, 1017 Woodruff Road, Joliet. Cont ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Joliet Slammers announce new menu items

    JOLIET – If anything tempts the taste buds more than a hot dog at the ballpark, maybe it’s a half-pound hot dog on a pretzel bun with cheese.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Will and Grundy counties sheriff’s offices. Individua ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • State restores funds for indigent funerals

    Among the $26 million in state budget cuts made by Gov. Bruce Rauner in early April was a cut to a program that supported funerals for the indigent.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • JJC officials expect City Center building work begins June

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College trustees hope to see work begin in June on the interior of the downtown City Center campus project, with an estimated c ...
    May 3, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Minooka 201 will have longer lunch time next school year

    MINOOKA – Last week the Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201’s board approved a new lunch/recess policy, but the changes were met with s ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Early childhood program eligibility under scrutiny in Illinois budget

    HOMER GLEN – Missy Chandarana’s son, Cavin, was only 6 months and 2 days old when he experienced his first epileptic seizure.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Vehicle vs. train crash injures 5

    COAL CITY – Five people were taken to the hospital early Saturday morning as a result of a collision involving a vehicle and a train, authorities said ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Nationwide food drive held in Will, Grundy counties

    JOLIET – Letter carriers will collect food donations left at mailboxes Saturday as part of a national effort to reduce hunger. 
    May 3, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Farmers keep eye on sky, prices

    MAZON – Grundy County farmer Cash Biros may have lucked out. Most of the 40-year-old farmer’s crop t ...
    May 3, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Personnel committee recommends new administrator

    MORRIS – Members of the Grundy County Personnel Committee met in a special meeting Thursday to decide which administrator candidate they would be send ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Construction starts Monday for I-55 projects

    DWIGHT – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Thursday that construction is set to start Monday at the Interstate 55 interchanges of Ro ...
    April 30, 2015 - 7:21 pm
  • Halpin Farm welcomes students for Ag in the Classroom

    GARDNER – A baby calf laid in the corner of the milking barn at Halpin’s Dairy Farm on Thursday, blissfully unaware that most of the children filing i ...
    April 30, 2015 - 7:21 pm
  • Fire crews monitor Channahon brush fire

    CHANNAHON – A brush truck remained Thursday afternoon on the scene of a brush fire near Bluff Road and Southeast Frontage Road to ensure it was no lon ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Zoning board approves variances for North Street property

    MORRIS – A property on North Street is one step closer to being a multi-family residence. The Morris ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Full-day kindergarten moving forward in Minooka Dist. 201

    MINOOKA – Looking toward the future could best sum up the Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 Board of Education’s meeting Wednesday.
    May 1, 2015 - 7:20 am
  • Channahon D-17 swears in new board members

    CHANNAHON – The past and future came together Wednesday, as two new members were sworn onto the Channahon School District 17 Board and a moment of sil ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Walnut Trails grade school takes 1st in Ag Jeopardy

    GARDNER – On Friday night, Grundy County fourth-graders who participated in the Grundy County Farm Bureau’s “Ag in the Classroom” teamed up to compete ...
    April 29, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Saratoga student wins ‘Ag in the Classroom’ contest

    MORRIS – Not every child thinks about how their food gets to their dinner plate, so Grundy County Farm Bureau has been teaching “Ag in the Classroom” ...
    April 29, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Medical marijuana company's request withdrawn

    MORRIS – Greenhouse Group LLC has withdrawn its request to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Morris.
    April 29, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Minooka trustees pass balanced budget

    MINOOKA – The village of Minooka’s 2015-16 budget passed without a hitch Tuesday evening as trustees unanimously approved expenditures of $12.2 millio ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • DAV chapter donates two new gas grills to LaSalle Veterans Home

    The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 86 recently donated two gas grills to the LaSalle Veterans Home in LaSalle. Funds collected from the 2014 Forge ...
    April 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • 'Rumors' takes stage this weekend

    MORRIS – A gunshot, a missing wife, a crystal dropped in a toilet, a politician running for state senate and the deputy mayor of New York with a gunsh ...
    April 28, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • New Dist. 54 board hears public comments

    MORRIS – Nearly every seat was filled in the Morris Elementary School District 54’s board room Tuesday night for a special meeting to welcome the new ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Lisbon Road bridge undergoing overnight demolition

    MORRIS – Some residents near the Lisbon Road bridge over Interstate 80 had difficulty sleeping late Monday through early Tuesday, and it may continue.
    April 28, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Legislators discuss nuclear power at annual breakfast

    Note to readers: Numerous issues were discussed Monday at the annual GEDC Legislative Breakfast. This is the second article to appear on the event. Th ...
    April 28, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Saratoga school board discusses block scheduling

    MORRIS – Out with the old and in with the new seemed to be the theme of the night at the Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60C Board of ...
    April 28, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • District 101 board reorganized

    MORRIS – The next phase of Morris Community High School District 101’s board leadership is in place.
    April 28, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Lions to hold program to combat deafness

    MORRIS – Deafness has no respect for age, wealth or rank – it strikes people of all economic, social and age categories with equal frequency.
    April 27, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Board to form committee to help MVK rescue district

    MORRIS – Members of the Mazon Verona Kinsman Rescue Squad District met with members of the Grundy County Finance Committee on Monday night seeking hel ...
    April 27, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Grundy County-area legislators talk budget at annual breakfast

    Note to readers: Numerous issues were discussed Monday at the annual GEDC Legislative Breakfast. This is the first of two articles that will appear on ...
    April 27, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Numerous people oppose dispensary proposed for Morris, hearing set for Wednesday

    MORRIS – A public hearing scheduled for Wednesday on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary business that wants to operate in Morris likely will feat ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Comcast workers volunteer to help charity prepare for open house

    MORRIS – Comcast employees volunteered for Comcast Cares Day on Saturday to help We Care of Grundy County prepare its new building for an open house t ...
    April 27, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Halloran: A balanced approach

    MORRIS – I have become more reflective after 30 years in public education. Recently, I was reminded why I became a teacher – to impact and be impacted ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Local churches work together Saturday to feed children in need

    MINOOKA – In the sanctuary of Minooka Bible Church on Saturday, music blared from speakers and people standing around tables danced and yelled out as ...
    April 27, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Up Close: Outdoors Education

    MORRIS – Nettle Creek School PTO is working on an all-school project with students to clean out an existing flower bed and install a butterfly garden ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Morris, Minooka mayors support Exelon

    MORRIS – Mayors across Illinois – including several in the Grundy County area – are standing up for nuclear power and the thousands of jobs Exelon’s s ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Stock market superstars

    MORRIS – Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stocks have flown in and out of investors’ hands at Shabbona Middle School during the past few mont ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Quick news

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation co-sponsored by State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, to help reduce taxpayer-funded abuses of office passed the Illinois Senate o ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Will and Grundy County sheriff’s offices. Individuals ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Gotta Do It April 26 to May 2

    SUNDAY• Frankfort Country Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kansas and Oak streets, Downtown Frankfort. Fr ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Schott: Taking the first step to getting healthy

    What would you like to do that you haven’t for a while? It didn’t have to be related to exercise, ex ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Summer Activities Fair encourages Minooka-area kids to stay active in summer

    MINOOKA – When Minooka Junior High School student Messiah Edwards tried to jump rope faster than Nicole Lincoln, of Rush Athletics USA, she lacked jus ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Home repair fraud incidents being investigated in Grundy County

    MORRIS – When Jeff and Debbie Berry started looking for a contractor to tear out and install a new stamped drive and walkway, they did their homework ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Will, Grundy educators: combining schools doesn't always lead to more efficiency

    MORRIS – An Illinois task force is exploring ways to consolidate or eliminate governmental bodies in a state overflowing with them – but educators in ...
    April 27, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Emerald ash borer hits trees in Will, Grundy counties

    A small, metallic-green beetle from Asia is forcing local community officials to whip out their pocketbooks.
    April 25, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • IDOT launches month-long infrastructure ‘listening tour’

    JOLIET – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has announced plans to embark on a statewide “listening tour” to learn about the condition of the state’s ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Channahon, Mokena, Plainfield among safest Illinois cities

    Community-police interaction is one of the reasons Channahon and Plainfield are among the safest municipalities in Illinois to live in, according to a ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Community colleges accept PARCC scores for course placement

    JOLIET — Starting next school year, incoming Joliet Junior College students can be placed into college credit classes, provided they earn high scores ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Church Bulletins

    Free movie night Fridayat Living Water ChurchMORRIS – A free movie night will start at 7:30 p.m. Fri ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Mayor for a day

    MORRIS – Some people take their whole lives to find their true calling, and some know at a young age.
    April 23, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Operation Prom Night: Seneca High acts out dangers of drunk driving

    SENECA – All 450 students at Seneca Township High School looked to the sky Thursday morning from assembled bleachers in the school’s parking lot.
    April 23, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Roth resigns from Grundy health board

    MORRIS – Dr. John B. Roth Jr. has resigned from the Grundy County Board of Health. Roth was appointe ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • We Care executive director leaving for new job

    MORRIS – After 11 years with We Care of Grundy County, Executive Director Denise Gaska is going to try her hand providing services for a different cli ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Minooka District 201 narrowing kindergarten options

    MINOOKA – Another crowd gathered Wednesday in the Minooka Primary Center gym, anxiously awaiting details on the approved full-day kindergarten program ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • LyondellBasell donates to Morris, Minooka fire departments

    MORRIS – LyondellBasell recently awarded Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District and Minooka Fire Protection District $3,500 each in corporate g ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Grainco FS wants to build new facility in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Grainco FS Inc. is looking to build a new facility north of Morris on Route 47 over the next year.
    April 23, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Variety blossoms at Coal City High School

    Seniors from Coal City High School Kevin Soto and Josh Lacy perform a song from the musical, “RENT." This performance, as well as many others will be ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Land Use department cuts 4 percent of budget

    MORRIS – Land Use Director Heidi Miller was able to trim 4 percent from her department’s budget, 1 percent more than was requested by the Grundy Count ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Some Grundy schools’ state funding will return

    MORRIS – Some Grundy County-area school districts will be receiving state funding originally thought to be cut from their budgets.
    April 22, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Morris students take first-place ribbons at art show

    MORRIS – Enthusiasm can be heard, even felt, from outside Chris Hankins’ ceramics class at Morris Community High School.
    April 22, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Public hearing for marijuana dispensary set for April 29

    MORRIS – After a postponement was granted in March, Greenhouse Group LLC is set to make its case next week to the Morris Planning Commission to operat ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Joliet Junior College students celebrate Earth Day

    JOLIET – Robert Whalen of Plainfield sometimes forgoes his car and bikes to the gym as a way to reduce pollution. His sister, Laura Whalen, 18, carpoo ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Crime Stoppers

    MORRIS – Grundy County Crime Stoppers is seeking information regarding a residential burglary that happened in Morris. Sometime between March 28 and A ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Exelon’s Braidwood station completes refueling, outage

    BRACEVILLE – Operators returned Braidwood Generating Station Unit 1 to full power Tuesday, marking the end of the unit’s scheduled refueling outage th ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Bugg honored at state luncheon for top school administrators

    SPRINGFIELD – Coal City’s Kent Bugg was among more than 25 state education leaders honored Tuesday during a luncheon that lauded some of the state’s t ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Morris D-54 moving shared services forward

    MORRIS – Morris public schools are again working together to share services saving all the districts money.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • 8th Grade Career Fair held Tuesday in Morris reaches many

    MORRIS – Eighth-graders from throughout the county were invited Tuesday to attend the Business Education Council, Community Foundation of Grundy Count ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • Morris police union contract approved

    MORRIS – Changes on several fronts are coming for the Morris Police Department. The Morris City Coun ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Morris council approves conflict of interest waiver for Brisbin Road work

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council approved Monday a formality regarding representation for the county to move forward with proposed Brisbin Road improv ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Proposed Channahon senior living community pursues state grant

    CHANNAHON – Channahon’s incipient town center is one step closer to seeing its first construction: a senior living community.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • New Lenox police charge man with aggravated robbery

    NEW LENOX – Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for two recent armed robberies in New Lenox and Channahon.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Fishing for a Cure has few remaining spaces

    BRACEVILLE – Limited space remains for Braidwood Generating Station’s “Fishing for a Cure” team bass tournament and anyone interested is encouraged to ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Morris City Council approves fiscal 2015-16 budget

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council approved with a 6-1 vote Monday night the fiscal 2015-16 budget, which will begin May 1.
    April 20, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • County takes illegal dumping seriously

    MORRIS – When Marion Gore moved with her husband Arthur to his family farm in the 1970s, she loved the fact that she could look out her window and see ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Grundy Board members may lose IMRF

    MORRIS – An audit of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund for Grundy County showed board members receiving benefits they may not have been entitled ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Legislators look at bill to save electronic recycling programs

    SPRINGFIELD – New legislation is making its way through Springfield this week aimed at saving underfunded electronics recycling programs statewide.
    April 20, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Morris municipal parking lots named safe haven for social media deals

    MORRIS – Morris police are providing a safe location for those making Internet and social media transactions, such as purchases from Craigslist.
    April 20, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Gus Macker returns in June with local sponsors

    MORRIS – The original 3-on-3 basketball tournament known as “Gus Macker” hits the streets of downtown Morris again June 6.
    April 19, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Note from the news editor: Changes aimed at better serving our readers

    When I think of newspapers, I always think of my grandpa.Well, not just newspapers, really anything ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Up Close

    Spring is in the air. Morris children take to the monkey bars, swings and slides to celebrate the wa ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Looking Up

    The Grundy County Historical Society encourages Morris Herald-News readers to “look up” as they travel Grundy County and take time to notice some of i ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Rezin ready to get back to work in Springfield

    MORRIS – State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, said she is excited about some of the advances she’s helped bring to fruition and she looks forward to return ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Water rescue training prepares fire department

    CHANNAHON – The DuPage River rushing over the dam at Channahon’s state park was a perfect setting last week for staging a mock swift water rescue.
    April 19, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Girl Scouts put creative skills on display at first Powder Puff Derby

    JOLIET – Underneath Brooke Majchrowski’s Girl Scout vest, she sported a T-shirt of her favorite race car driver, Danica Patrick.
    April 19, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Bowling for a cause

    MORRIS – From saddle shoes to platforms to stilettos, then bowling shoes, community members bowled Saturday through the “Dances of the Decades” Big Br ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Brisbin Road project has layers of development

    MORRIS – The Brisbin Road project has many layers, much like the soil lining each side of the road.M ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Page turns to the next chapter in news

    Being in the industry I am, I’m not a fan of errors.But one made 176 years ago tomorrow is what led ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Will, Grundy often compete for attention

    JOLIET – When businesses large and small consider a move to Will County, it’s likely they’re giving equal weight to another site in neighboring Grundy ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Morris committee reviews budget

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council is set to vote Monday night on the city’s 2015-16 budget, projected at $29.76 million.
    April 18, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Morris, Minooka, Grundy County look to partner on Brisbin Road

    MORRIS – With great relations between Morris, Minooka and Grundy County, officials say it’s only a matter of time before a pre-annexation agreement is ...
    April 18, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Bridge, highway work for Will, Grundy counties

    Bridge replacements and interstate work are a big part of the main roadway projects scheduled for this year by the state and Will and Grundy counties.
    April 18, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Civil rights activist talks at JJC about overcoming school segregation

    JOLIET – Sylvia Mendez shared Friday a story she promised her mother she would tell everyone: her family’s fight to make sure she and her siblings cou ...
    April 18, 2015 - 1:00 am
  • Morris man guilty of sexual assault, battery

    MORRIS – A Morris man was found guilty Friday of aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and aggravated battery Friday.
    April 18, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Legion honors Minooka student essay contest winners

    MINOOKA – American Legion Post 1188 of Minooka introduced Thursday the Minooka Community High School Board to winners of the organization’s annual ess ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • A note to our readers about weekend editions

    Today is the end of one chapter of our publication’s history, as you hold in your hands the last edition of the Morris Daily Herald.
    April 16, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Grundy County committee receives 5 responses for healthcare for county employees

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Personnel and Insurance Committee received five responses to the Request For Proposal (RFP) for healthcare for county emplo ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Morris students make guitars for charity

    MORRIS – Guitars might be a part of your favorite song or part of prom next month.Most don’t think o ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Morris High to continue independent contraband searches next year

    MORRIS – The District 101 School Board has approved a contract with Interquest Detection Canines of Chicagoland for another year of contraband detecti ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Distributing the wings of comfort

    MINOOKA – Marge Schlekeway of Minooka never will forget the angel bead and prayer shawl Bonelyn “Bonnie” Moss, 80, of Minooka gave to her adult daught ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Extension office offers chicken, herb workshops

    MORRIS – The University of Illinois will offer workshops in May aimed at the backyard gardener interested in raising herbs or poultry.
    April 16, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Public meeting on Brisbin Road to be held

    MORRIS DAILY HERALDMORRIS – The Grundy County Highway Department will conduct a public information m ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Heartland Bank to host Spring into Free event MINOOKA – On April 17, Heartland Bank and Trust Compan ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Tlapa taps maple trees for natural taste

    MORRIS – Country living, with access to Chicago and the suburbs, was what Charles Tlapa was looking for when he moved to Morris from Downers Grove in ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Funds frozen for JJC city campus project

    JOLIET – State funds have been frozen for interior work to the downtown Joliet Junior College building, but college officials plan to continue paying ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Hoping for an all-inclusive playground

    COAL CITY – Autism awareness organization Hope Helps has launched a goal of raising money for a 10,000-square-foot, all-inclusive, special-needs senso ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Legacy Foundation nearing next step in Morris bleacher project

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School Legacy Foundation launched in January with a goal of updating the school’s stadium through the Legacy Projec ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Grundy County Board approves road projects

    MORRIS – Grundy County is moving forward on road projects for the year. The board approved Tuesday i ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • A friendly competitive tradition

    MORRIS – The aroma of buttery popcorn, crowds cheering, the band belting out music from the stands, and the screech of shoes on the gym floor meant on ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Board encounters quirks in new software

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board members worked through technical issues Tuesday night as they rolled out new software designed to increase transparency.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Morris to travel to 1959 with musical

    MORRIS – High school theater programs rarely feature as much male talent as female talent.Morris is ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Grundy taxing bodies seek payment in Reichhold, Inc. bankruptcy

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee discussed Monday where the county stands with a Reichhold Inc. bankruptcy filing from September.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • No houses may mean end to Home for the Holidays walk

    MORRIS – After 23 years and more than 100 homes, the Home for the Holidays House Walk may be ending.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Grundy officials host 4-H Government Day

    MORRIS – The Grundy County 4-H held Tuesday its annual Government Day for students from local schools.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Plainfield woman in Gardner accident dies

    GARDNER – A Plainfield woman died following a rollover accident on Gorman Road early Tuesday morning.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Community Foundation: Everyone has something to give

    By DEVAN GAGLIARDO - Community Foundation of Grundy CountyWe’ve all heard the Golden Rule to do for ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Committee aims to retain Rick Porter

    MORRIS – A Grundy County Board committee approved 6-0 to send to the full board a conflict of interest waiver so Rick Porter can be retained to work o ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • District 101 board approves preparation of next budget

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School District 101 board approved 6-0 Monday the preparation of a tentative budget for the fiscal year starting Ju ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Grundy-area firefighter candidates and fire district personnel trained at Midwest Fire Training Academy

    MORRIS – As firefighter candidates crawled through the doorway, smoke pouring out above them, trainers shouted at them, warning them not to touch each ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Braidwood will have new mayor

    BRAIDWOOD – Braidwood will have a new mayor by the end of this month after Jim Vehrs unofficially won an electoral rematch over Mayor Bill Rulien.
    April 13, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Grant helps We Care purchase van to help Grundy County residents

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County recently received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Grundy County to use toward the purchase of a used ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Breast cancer not as common in men, but does occur

    MORRIS – Hank Englehaupt, who lives between Seneca and Marseilles, never dreamed he’d hear his doctor give him a diagnosis of breast cancer.
    April 13, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • We Care delivers over 11,000 pounds of food

    MAZON – About 135 area families took part in a mobile food pantry at MVK Middle School, sponsored by New Community Christian Church.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Wall named publisher of the Morris Daily Herald

    JOLIET – Robert Wall has been named publisher of the Morris Daily Herald, The Herald-News in Joliet and Herald Life.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Morris files tentative budget for fiscal 2015-16

    MORRIS – A tentative budget for fiscal 2015-16 was placed on file after Monday’s Morris City Council.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Coal City aims for alternative to alternative schools

    COAL CITY – Coal City Community Unit School District 1 is looking at bringing alternative classes in-district next year.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Church’s senior pastor has Indian roots

    MORRIS – First United Methodist Church welcomed a new senior pastor last July, the Rev. Robert Sathuri, whose Christian roots run the way back to his ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:10 pm