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  • Crest Hill's Statesville spookers form family of outcasts

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

    SUNDAY• Forest Preserve District of Will County Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon, Kankakee Sands P ...
    NEW: Oct. 3, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Stanley Cup returns to Morris

    MORRIS – Lord Stanley’s Cup returned Saturday to Morris for the second time, bringing dedicated Chicago Blackhawks fans of all ages to see perhaps the ...
    NEW: Oct. 3, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Students at Morris' White Oak Elementary learn about community helpers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MINOOKA – Firefighters kept a blaze behind a closed Minooka business from spreading across a dry cornfield Thursday.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Grundy County police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Gotta Do It

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, filed legislation Monday to designate the section of Illinois Route 47 from Spring Road to DuPont Road ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Channahon aims to start program to teach civic responsibility

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – The In Plain Sight Bedroom will be on display Saturday at the Grundy County Corn Festival.T ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • U.S. Service Academy deadline is approaching

    CHANNAHON – U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, would like to remind high school counselors and parents of high school students interested in apply ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Quick News

    Channahon seeking help to be ready for holidaysCHANNAHON – The Channahon Village Hall is seeking the ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Downtown Morris street work to be done by Corn Fest

    MORRIS – Street maintenance in downtown Morris should be completed Tuesday, just in time for the 67th annual Grundy County Corn Festival, which begins ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Grundy County Farm Bureau Young Leaders to host 'Farmer's Share' breakfast during corn fest

    MORRIS – On average, farmers and ranchers receive only 24 cents of every food dollar consumers spend on food at home and away from home.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Several events scheduled to benefit veterans in Grundy County

    There are a variety of events and resources available to veterans in the Grundy County area, with several events scheduled this week.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Morris City Council approves annexation agreement with Costco

    MORRIS – A project that was first proposed in November 2013 is in motion.Morris City Council voted, ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity to benefit from First Midwest Bank Draw Down

    MORRIS – Shanna Enger, a lifelong Morris resident, is watching her dream grow, board by board, as her Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity home is ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Log Cabin Festival celebrates 25 years

    MORRIS — A favorite during the Grundy County Corn Festival is the Log Home Festival, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satu ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Registration underway for Morris Hospital Corn Fest 5K Run

    Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers’ Corn Fest 5K Fun Run to support the Betty Sterritt Scholarship Fund is scheduled for Sept. 26 at White Oak Eleme ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Craft Show and Flea Market

    WHAT: Craft Show and Flea MarketWHEN & WHERE: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Grundy County Fairgro ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Draw Down fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity

    Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity will be the recipients of First Midwest Bank’s Draw Down Fundraiser, scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 insid ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Pie Eating Contest

    WHAT: Pie Eating ContestWHEN & WHERE: 2:45 p.m. Sept. 26 at Chapin Park in the gazeboMORE DETAILS: T ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Kiddie Parade

    WHAT: Kiddie ParadeWHEN & WHERE: 12:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the south side of Chapin ParkMORE DETAILS: T ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Crackerbox Derby

    WHAT: The Crackerbox DerbyWHEN & WHERE: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at Goold Park, west of the swimming poolM ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Hobby and Handicraft Exhibit

    WHAT: Hobby and Handicraft ExhibitWHEN & WHERE: Noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Corn, Grain and Flower Show

    WHAT: Corn, Grain and Flower ShowWHEN & WHERE: Noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 2 ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Something for everyone at Hobby and Handicraft Exhibit

    MORRIS — The 2014 Corn Festival Hobby and Handicraft Exhibit will again be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Jackson St.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 3:28 am
  • Corn Festival buttons

    Sept. 20, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival 2015 Schedule

    TUESDAY• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Steak Sandwiches, Courthouse Lawn, Benefits Grundy County Justice Assis ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Art, photo shows return to Corn Fest

    MORRIS – Creativity is embraced at the Grundy County Corn Festival, with both an art show and photo show available for residents to share their talent ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Longtime Mazon teachers to be Grand Marshals for Corn Fest parade

    MORRIS – When Wilma Gehrke and Mary Mitchell of Mazon were teachers, they told students to never say “I can’t.”
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Rocking out at Corn Fest

    MORRIS – Deciding what music attendees at the annual Grundy County Corn Fest will hear on the two stages of the annual festival is a daunting task – o ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Corn Fest is 'Puttin' on the Ritz'

    MORRIS – The 67th annual Grundy County Corn Festival hopes to add some sparkle and class to the traditions that make Corn Fest the place to come home ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Minooka 'painted blue' over weekend in show of support for police

    MINOOKA – The streets of Minooka were lined Saturday with the color blue, while fences and trees around the police station on the corner of Wabena and ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Gotta do it

    Grundy County Historical Society to meet MORRIS – The Grundy County Historical Society will meet at ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Up Close: Grundy County agriculture producers are raising more than corn

    VERONA – It’s fall in Grundy County and that can only mean one thing.It’s harvest time.While many fa ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Grundy County farmers finding the effects of rain on their crops this year

    MAZON – As harvest time begins, farmers in Grundy County are finding out how the large amounts of rain this summer affected their crops.
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Looking Up

    This building in the 700 block of Broadway in Coal City shows a balconet in front of a window or door. A balconet is a balustrade or railing that is s ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Community Pulse: Saratoga students are responsible, respectful and ready

    A very sad realization in today’s society is the prominence of disrespect, bullying and violence. Unfortunately, many of our children experience varyi ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • No public drinking allowed at Corn Festival in Morris

    MORRIS – A liquor policy that upon being announced caused a bit of public disagreement during the 2014 Grundy County Corn Festival is returning for th ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Annual We Care fundraiser draws people to rural Morris for day of fun

    MORRIS – Under the bright fall sun, Joey Greisen, 4, of Coal City, carefully painted a rainbow of stripes on her pumpkin, making sure each one was str ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Schott: Rain gets in the way of Friday night lights

    It happens at least once every prep football season – Mother Nature gets in the way of cheering on our teams when she unleashes a torrent of rain and ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Gotta Do It Sept. 20 through Sept. 26

    SUNDAY• Frankfort Summer Country Market – 9 a.m. to noon, Downtown Frankfort. Variety of seasonal pr ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Morris nearing agreement with Costco for expansion

    MORRIS – Morris City Council is scheduled to discuss and possibly vote Monday night on an annexation agreement with Costco Wholesale that has been yea ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Thousands of hours go into creating the Grundy County Corn Festival

    MORRIS – For 67 years, the Grundy County Corn Festival has taken over the streets of Morris for one week each fall thanks to volunteers who spend thou ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Minooka high school board passes deficit budget

    MINOOKA – A new budget has been approved by the Minooka Community High School board of education as the financial situation of the district continues ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Taiwan delegates sign letter of intent in Mazon to purchase food from Illinois farmers

    MAZON – An agriculture group from Taiwan stopped Friday in Mazon as part of its 10-day tour with the U.S. Grains Council that included stops in Kentuc ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Northwestern Grundy County under flash flood warning until 12:30 a.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for northwestern Grundy County until 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 12:56 am
  • Stateville prison worker fined for campaign work on the clock for Grundy County candidate

    CREST HILL — An Illinois Department of Corrections worker will keep her job after agreeing to pay a $2,000 fine for doing campaign work on the clock a ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Minooka fire destroys home

    MINOOKA – A home in Minooka was destroyed in a fire Thursday morning, but no one was injured.At 1 a. ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Minooka high school bus hit by car

    MINOOKA – A car slammed into a school bus Thursday morning in Minooka, but no one was injured. At 8: ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Grundy County residents show support for police

    MORRIS – Every time an officer drives past Kathy Cabada’s Armstrong Street home, she wants them to know she has their six – a military and police term ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Downtown Morris thrift shop still closed after August fire

    MORRIS – It’s been one month since a fire on the second story of 118 E. Washington St. in Morris rendered an apartment unlivable and a store inoperabl ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Area man wanted for home repair fraud

    Steven M. Ellis is wanted by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and Morris Police Department for multiple counts of home repair fraud.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Morris notches 3 straight years with ACT composite above national average

    MORRIS – For the first time since all high school juniors began taking the ACT in 2001, Morris Community High School has posted three straight years w ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles woman's auxiliary in Morris hold their annual fudge sale

    MORRIS – For 23 years, women with the Fraternal Order of Eagles Woman’s Auxiliary have made and sold fudge at the Grundy County Corn Festival, and thi ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Coal City to hold Saturday community garage sale COAL CITY – The Coal City Park Board will sponsor a ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Coal City Fire District discusses tornado damage to fire station

    COAL CITY – While Coal City residents battle with their insurance agencies and begin to rebuild, the Coal City Fire District is preparing to move forw ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Prairie Day returns to Goose Lake in Morris

    MORRIS – Not many people know bats are beneficial to the environment.But residents can learn how, as ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • City to look into Liberty Street light imbalance

    MORRIS – A group of Morris Community High School students is impressing state and local officials – and it’s not the first time they’ve done so.
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Grundy, Will school officials react to low early PARCC scores

    MORRIS – Initial test scores for a new statewide assessment of student academic performance released Wednesday showed less-than-stellar results – but ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Home for the Holidays Committee asks Corn Fest participants to hold their floats

    MORRIS – The Home for the Holidays Parade Committee is inviting those who participated in the 67th Annual Corn Festival Parade to “hold their floats” ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Morris Hospital nurse honored as Fire Starter for being true patient advocate

    MORRIS – Donna Carey, a registered nurse at the Channahon Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital, is the type of person everyone wants to be around.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Grand Jury indictments for Grundy County

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced Wednesday that the grand jury has returned the following indictments. The public is ad ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Extension offering composting class Oct. 1MORRIS – It is getting close to the end of the year, but y ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • SBA to close Coal City disaster loan center Thursday

    COAL CITY – The U.S. Small Business Administration is closing its temporary disaster loan outreach center in Coal City on Thursday.
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Junk in the Trunk events scheduled for September

    MORRIS – The next Junk in the Trunk Flea Market is scheduled for Sunday at 100 Commercial Drive in Morris (parking lot behind Walgreens near Lindy Ger ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Newark American Legion to offer garage sale booths

    NEWARK – If you have items to sell but not a garage, the American Legion can help you out. The Newark American Legion on Fennel Road is renting garage ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Catholic Charities offering hotline to report abuse

    JOLIET – Concerned about an older adult or person with a disability?To the residents of Grundy Count ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Grundy County Public Defender J.D. Flood announces retirement

    MORRIS – On Oct. 2, J.D. Flood will close the office door adorned with his name and title – public defender – for the last time.
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Coal City tornado victims set to receive aid starting in October

    COAL CITY – The Long Term Recovery Committee in charge of the distribution from the relief fund for victims of the June 22 EF3 tornado said it will be ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Coal City ball fields in need of cleanup

    COAL CITY – The Coal City Area Baseball and Softball League asked municipal officials Monday night what to expect in regard to cleanup of the girls an ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Morris High School board approves Spanish teacher overloads

    MORRIS – Because of a lack of applicants for a part-time Spanish teaching position, the three full-time Spanish teachers at Morris Community High Scho ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity begins new program

    MORRIS – Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity has added a new program and is looking for applicants.
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Hospital to host golf outing, dinner

    MORRIS – The Morris Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Golf Outing and Bridge/Euchre Tournament on Monday at the Morris Country Club, 2615 Route ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Missouri man arrested near Channahon after claiming he was kidnapped

    CHANNAHON – A Missouri man who claimed he was kidnapped after a night out with coworkers was arrested Tuesday by officers with Illinois State Police D ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Quick News

    Veterans fair to be held Sept 23. in MinookaMINOOKA – A special event dedicated to bringing resource ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Grundy County business briefs

    Grundy Bank hires new mortgage loan officerMORRIS – Grundy Bank recently announced the addition of J ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Morris participating in railroad safety week

    MORRIS – This week, from Sept. 13 to 19, is Illinois Rail Safety Week, and Grundy County-area authorities are placing an increased focus on the city’s ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • We Care of Grundy County holds annual fundraiser at the Tesdal farm in rural Morris

    MORRIS – It’s harvest time in Illinois. As farmers head to the fields, We Care of Grundy County invi ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 9:56 pm