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  • Grundy County will save an additional $380,000 from bond refinancing

    MORRIS — Grundy County will save more than $380,000 in interest due to 2010 bond refinancing, which brings the county savings to nearly $2 million fro ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:33 pm
  • Looking Up

    This home in the 100 block of Benton in Morris shows fieldstone, which is loose stone as found on the surface of the ground used here in the construct ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Family Fest to showcase Grundy organizations

    MORRIS – For the first time in several years, the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Annual Family Fest is set to take place in Morris.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Hospital receives primary stroke center designation

    MORRIS – Six months after being awarded Primary Stroke Certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, Morris Hospital & Healthcar ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oesterle: More than just my hometown paper, this is my home

    John F. Kennedy told us to ask not what the country could do for us, but what we could do for the country.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:26 am
  • Grundy County GIS director designs application for road closures

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Emergency Management Agency was tasked in December with getting information to the public after heavy rainfall caused flood ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris couple shares their love story, prepare to celebrate 65 years of marriage

    MORRIS – Patricia (Mahoney) Durkin was a young woman working for ComEd in customer service in 1950 when another employee, John Durkin, came up to the ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • Deadline to register to vote for primary is next week

    MORRIS – Grundy County Clerk Kay T. Olson reminds voters that the deadline to register to vote or update their address for the March 15 General Primar ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Channahon's Frosty 5 Mile race keeps runners coming back

    CHANNAHON – For an outdoor February event to be a success for 37 years, there has to be something special about it.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:27 am
  • Grundy Area PADS shelters seeing high attendance

    MORRIS – Overnight stays at Grundy Area Public Action to Deliver Sustenance shelters are at an all-time high.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Little Hats, Big Hearts program comes to Morris Hospital

    MORRIS – Heart disease isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when most think about a newborn baby, but according to statistics on kidshealth.org, a ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Newark Library to offer new programs for all ages• New Financial You: Fiscal Responsibility in the N ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County-area high school students win Good Citizen Award

    MORRIS – The Alida C. Bliss chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Morris chose four area teens to receive its annual Good Citizen Awa ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Equestrian center to temporarily look after neighbor’s horses

    The Kendall County Forest Preserve District is helping a neighbor in need.District commissioners rec ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Community Pulse: Make changes that benefit the county

    The Grundy County Land Use Department would like to wish all of the residents, industrial and commercial partners a very happy new year. As we start o ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Police report

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 2:41 pm
  • Immaculate Conception School students in Morris learn about Lent as they receive ashes

    MORRIS — Ash Wednesday service at Immaculate Conception Church isn't all about the ashes. It's abou ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • Grundy County jail security upgrade will go out to bid

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee on Monday night heard about the need to improve the jail’s security system.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 9:26 am
  • Ridge Road in Minooka to see a decreased speed limit

    MORRIS – The Grundy County board voted Tuesday night to reduce the speed limit to 40 miles per hour on Ridge Road in Minooka from Brannick Road to Rou ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 9:26 am
  • Morris florists and Kinsman educator give flower suggestions for Valentine's Day

    MORRIS – There is more to picking out Valentine’s Day flowers than just grabbing a dozen roses, according to Kaitlyn Harlow.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 9:26 am
  • Gotta Do It

    SWEET NIGHT OUTWHEN: 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11WHERE: Downtown MorrisCOST & INFO: The Morris Retail Associa ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • Narcan training for police on hold in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Police throughout Grundy County were scheduled Feb. 2 and 4 to receive training at Morris Hospital on how to administer Narcan to people expe ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 9:25 am
  • Federal judge rules lawsuit on Channahon Township area I-55 crash that killed 5 can move forward

    A federal judge in Chicago has ruled a wrongful death lawsuit tied to a 2014 Channahon Township crash can move forward.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Icy roads lead to Channahon crash involving school bus, car

    CHANNAHON – Traffic was briefly diverted Tuesday morning in Channahon after a weather-related crash involving a school bus and car.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:15 pm
  • Shorewood police: Target shoplifting leads to tug-of-war over purse with stolen goods

    SHOREWOOD – Police say a Hoffman Estates woman tried stealing panties and smoke detectors Thursday from Target.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:11 pm
  • Morris Bakery offers 26 flavors of paczki for Fat Tuesday

    MORRIS – No matter what your favorite flavor is – strawberry, peaches and cream, raspberry or red velvet – chances are Bob and Darcy Elleson and their ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • District 101 in Morris expects to see $500,000 in savings

    MORRIS – In October, Morris Community High School District 101 decided at a finance committee meeting to look into how the district could save $500,00 ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:57 am
  • Up Close: Trivia contestents raise money for We Care of Grundy County

    MORRIS – Eight tables of brainiacs attended Saturday night the Souper Bowl of Caring Trivia night at Peace Lutheran Church.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Grundy police: Braidwood man had cocaine, meth in vehicle

    MORRIS – A Braidwood man was arrested early Saturday in Goose Lake Township by Grundy County sheriff’s deputies and charged with a felony count of pos ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:58 am
  • Kinzinger speaks to seniors at Minooka High School

    MINOOKA — U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, spoke Monday to a group of Minooka Community High School seniors during a school assembly.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • State provides high-speed rail project update at meeting in Lockport

    LOCKPORT – The state – still without a budget eight months into the fiscal year that started July 1 – may not be the best at meeting deadlines.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 7:44 am
  • Gotta Do It: Feb. 7 through Feb. 14

    Feb. 7• Super Bowl Sunday Tamales – 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Rou ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 7:41 am
  • Joliet and Morris church leaders talk Lent in anticipation of season

    Lent is a season of ashes, fasting and giving up things we like – but that's not what it's all about.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:07 am
  • Grundy Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity to build 13th home in Morris

    MORRIS – There is more than finances that goes into the decision of which family will be the recipient for the next Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Hu ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • Rauner announces plan for private-public partnership for I-55 widening

    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday a plan to add managed lanes to Interstate 55 through a private-public partnership.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • Wilmington man arrested in Morris on heroin possession, DUI charges

    MORRIS — A Wilmington man was arrested Wednesday in Morris on charges of unlawful possession of heroin and driving under the influence of drugs, accor ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:16 pm
  • Senator Sue Rezin hosts Grundy County Flood Prevention Meeting

    MORRIS – State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, told Grundy County residents who attended a flood prevention town hall forum Wednesday night how the Illinois ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Morris, Grundy County road names reflect local history

    MORRIS – What is the history behind the road you live on? A ride through the streets of Morris and ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 7:42 am
  • Looking Up

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    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • State Treasurer's Office staff to speak at Grundy Chamber luncheon

    MORRIS – Just about anyone would like to have money that is rightfully theirs. If you think there ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 1:31 pm
  • Schott: Welcome to the weekly Morris Herald-News

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my time on earth, it’s that change is not easy, and often not welcome.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • 'Sweet Night Out' to offer sweet savings in downtown Morris

    MORRIS – As another Valentine’s Day approaches, the Morris Retail Association begins next week a year of events that aim to keep both local and non-lo ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Grundy County 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 ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Newark Library offering events through first two February weeksNEWARK – The Charles B. Phillips Libr ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Community Pulse: Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice holding volunteer training

    At some point in every individual’s life, they are touched by loss.This isn’t limited to the loss of ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Grundy County VAC seeking intern

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission is seeking a college student, who also is a veteran, to fill an open position within the off ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 7:49 am
  • Grundy County's Wauponsee Township to see waste collection restrictions in some areas

    WAUPONSEE TOWNSHIP — Starting Monday, residents living on weight-restricted roads in Wauponsee Township will have their regular waste and recycling pi ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 6:20 pm
  • Future leaders of Channahon: Eighth graders job shadow village staff, mayor

    CHANNAHON – Channahon Junior High School’s Student Council officers got to play key roles in local government Monday as the mayor and village staff in ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • Illinois, Morris police find 117 pounds of marijuana in drug bust

    MORRIS – Morris police played an important role Saturday in getting 117 pounds of marijuana off of Interstate 80.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 7:21 am
  • Channahon considering digital radios for officers

    CHANNAHON – This week’s Channahon village board meeting was a short one, and it was led by a group of 10 Channahon Junior High School students.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:43 am
  • Morris council approves subdivision of Route 47 lot

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council approved, 8-0, during Monday's meeting a minor subdivision separating parcels at 1771 N. Division St., also known as ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • Grundy County Animal Control director dies

    MORRIS – Grundy County Animal Control Director June Krull, who served the county and its animals for nearly 20 years, died Friday after a long battle ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Peace Lutheran Church, We Care of Grundy County raise funds with Souper Bowl of Caring

    MORRIS – Since 2005, Peace Lutheran Church youth have raised about $8,500 and collected more than 5,000 food items and an additional 600 pounds of foo ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • Up Close: Morris YMCA basketball

    MORRIS – Children fill the gymnasiums each Saturday at White Oak Elementary School in Morris as YMCA youth basketball players take on other local team ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Morris man creates havoc at 2 Joliet motels

    JOLIET – A Morris man who allegedly failed in two attempts to get free hotel rooms wound up lodging as a guest of Will County on Sunday night.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Morris man crashes vehicle east of Seneca, charged with fleeing scene

    SENECA — A Morris man was charged over the weekend with leaving the scene of an accident, illegal transport of alcohol and numerous other citations fo ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Braidwood police seeking donations for body cameras

    BRAIDWOOD – The Braidwood Police Department wants its officers to have body cameras, so it has registered with a program that will help offset the cos ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • Winter Treasures garage sale preserves Newark history

    NEWARK – A garage sale in northern Illinois in late January may seem a bit out of the ordinary – but not in Newark.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Morris discussing Goold Park Drive bridge replacement

    MORRIS – The city of Morris is in preliminary talks to replace the Goold Park Drive bridge over the east fork of Nettle Creek.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:07 am
  • Grundy County still seeking assessor

    MORRIS – The Grundy County supervisor of assessments position remains open nearly six months after Stephanie Kennedy resigned effective Aug. 7.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:07 am
  • Coal City library kicks-off winter reading program

    COAL CITY – Daisy Bell listened and watched as the words and pictures of her favorite book character, "Pete the Cat," created a story.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:06 am
  • Driver charged in Morris motorcycle crash

    MORRIS – A Braceville man has been charged in a motorcycle crash that injured two Saturday night in Morris.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • Gotta Do It: Jan. 31 through Feb. 7

    Jan. 31• Good Shepherd Council #5573 Charity Breakfast – 8 a.m. to noon, St. Mary Immaculate Parish ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Schott: Another election season upon us

    It’s that time of year again.Yes, election season is upon us.The first voting in the country for the ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Disability advocate group offers Will, Grundy residents free amplified phones

    JOLIET – Free amplified phones are available at the Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living in Joliet for people with disabilities who cannot use st ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 6:38 am
  • Coal City School District 1 board to vote on $6 million bonds

    COAL CITY – The Coal City District 1 Board of Education is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to issue $6 million in working cash bonds to complete ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • 2 injured in Morris motorcycle crash

    MORRIS – The Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District responded to a single motorcycle crash at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Route 4 ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Immaculate Conception in Morris to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

    MORRIS – A Catholic school cannot simply be a duplication of other school systems.“We have to be dif ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 7:42 pm
  • Grundy County voters to see delay in mail and early voting

    MORRIS – Early voting and vote-by-mail ballots will not be available by Feb. 4 in Grundy County due to several contest objections, Grundy County Clerk ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 7:44 pm
  • Victim in Dwight duplex fire identified

    DWIGHT – The woman who died early Thursday morning in a Dwight duplex fire has been identified.Patri ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • State Sen. Rezin to host flood management town hall in Morris

    MORRIS – Grundy County residents who have concerns about living in a floodplain may receive some assistance at an upcoming event.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • JJC to consider tuition increase proposal

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees will be weighing options to increase student tuition. 
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Minooka District 201 approves new support professionals contract

    MINOOKA – Several items were up for action, with two in executive session, at the Minooka School District 201 board meeting Wednesday.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Morris Community High School winter guard takes first place in first competition

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School’s 2016 winter guard members learn far more than how to twirl a flag or a rifle.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • $1 billion electrical generating facility planned in Grundy County

    GRUNDY COUNTY – Competitive Power Ventures announced Thursday its intention to open a state-of-the-art electric generating facility in the Three River ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • Publisher's column from Robert Wall: Starting the next chapter of Morris

    To our valued readers:Today is an important day in the history of the Morris Herald-News. While it i ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Cub Scout pack to hold dinner Feb. 29 in MorrisMORRIS – Cub Scout Pack 476 will hold a Spaghetti Din ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • 1 dead, 2 injured in early morning Dwight fire

    DWIGHT – The Dwight Fire Protection District responded to a fatal fire about 6:30 a.m. Thursday at a duplex at 115 W. Chippewa St.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Minooka Women’s Club to meet Feb. 2MINOOKA – The Minooka Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Minooka bike path sees progress

    MINOOKA – Plans for the long-awaited bike and walking path between Minooka’s Lions Park and the south side of the DuPage River in Channahon have taken ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson hosts classes for election judges

    MORRIS – As Grundy County prepares for election season, County Clerk Kay Olson hosted classes for local election judges Wednesday at the Grundy County ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Morris finance committee recommends We Care grant

    MORRIS – The Morris Finance and Administration Committee recommended Morris City Council approve a grant request from We Care of Grundy County on Wedn ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • Governor Rauner doubles down on union attacks in State of State address

    SPRINGFIELD – Even as Illinois remains without a budget, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday used his second State of the State address to double down on h ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • Minooka Junior High School cheerleading team honored for first-place finish at state

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Junior High School cheerleading team warmed up Wednesday on the mat in the gym and watched as the bleachers and floor space fill ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:49 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 ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Grundy burglary suspect from Plainfield arrested near Midway airport

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday arrested Jonathon P. Ballard, 26, of Plainfield, who was a suspect in a recent series of re ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • Morris Library crafters repurpose Altoids tins as part of adding program variety

    MORRIS – There are about 90 mints in a 1.76-ounce Altoids tin, according to its product labeling.But ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • Morris High School awards State Scholars

    MORRIS – In any academic year, about 10 percent of all Illinois high school graduates are named State Scholars, according to the Illinois Student Assi ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 9:36 pm
  • Basic severe weather spotter class to be held in Coal City

    – Have you ever wondered if that dark storm cloud in the sky could produce a tornado?The National W ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 6:37 am
  • Congressman Adam Kinzinger's challenger kicked off March ballot

    SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, will run unopposed in the March 15 primary after his challenger, Colin McGroarty, a Rockford busi ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • Channahon District 17 to continue free registration for in-district students

    CHANNAHON – For the second year, students at Channahon School District 17’s four schools will receive their education fee-free, because the school boa ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • Morris resident inherits images from book printed in 1723

    MORRIS – When the Rev. James Steele of Morris was a young man, he saw seven panels from the French books “Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous l ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:22 pm
  • Three Rivers Soccer Club keeps kicking in winter

    MORRIS – In the heart of winter lies an opportunity for young athletes to improve their soccer skills indoors and away from the elements.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Forum on drugs to be held in Dwight

    DWIGHT – The community is invited attend a prescription pill and heroin awareness forum at Dwight Township High School, with guest speaker Tim Ryan, a ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Bridal Expo to be held Feb. 21 in MinookaMINOOKA – The fourth annual Bridal Expo will be from 11 a.m ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • David Nelson resigns from Grundy County Board

    MORRIS – David Nelson, who represents District 2 on the Grundy County Board and serves as board vice chairman, has resigned.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Grundy County 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 ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Will, Grundy County referendums on March 15 ballot

    Getting a majority of elected representatives to agree to place a tax-increase referendum on the ballot might not be easy. But getting a majority of v ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Bison have a growing fan club at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

    WILMINGTON – The number of visitors to the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has increased significantly following the reintroduction of American bis ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 7:58 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. ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 7:57 pm
  • Community Pulse: Future is bright in Grundy County's businesses

    The future looks bright for Grundy County business and industry. Last year, the region saw its unemployment drop to the lowest rate in seven years, ex ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 7:57 pm
  • Grief workshops to help broken-hearted cope with loss

    MORRIS – The range of emotions one can experience following a significant loss can be described as a grief rollercoaster, according to Kathy Cherven.
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 7:56 pm
  • Classes offered at Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers is offering the following classes. All classes are held at the hospital, 150 W. High St. in Morris, un ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 7:56 pm
  • Up close: Morris School District 54 PTO hosts annual fun fair

    MORRIS – Parents had no problem getting their kids to go to School on Saturday.Bowling, bingo and a ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 7:55 pm
  • Morris Area Public Library gives retirement party for children’s library director

    The stories were plentiful, the thank-yous heartfelt, and the tears and laughter were seen and heard throughout the Morris Area Public Library Saturd ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 7:54 pm
  • Former Joliet resident played David Bowie's younger self

    JOLIET – The late David Bowie made a music video in 1999 where he reflected on his life and stared back at his younger self – who was played by a form ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Silver Cross Field: 7 fat years and 7 lean years for Joliet

    JOLIET – The city has netted nearly $775,000 in the 14 years from its baseball stadium in the years that Silver Cross Field has been open, which is th ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Gotta Do It Jan. 24 through Jan. 31

    Jan. 25• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Fountaindale Pu ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Morris School District 54 forms committee to read policy, recommend changes to the board

    MORRIS – Morris School District 54 will spend the next six months reviewing the district’s policies.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • IRS ruling mandates rebate from District 111

    MINOOKA – At Thursday’s Minooka Community High School District 111 board meeting, Chief School Business Official John Troy explained to members why th ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • More families eligible for food assistance in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Low-income families in Grundy County have more options for help this year as the state has raised income eligibility requirements for Supplem ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Morris police seeking to ID retail theft suspects

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department announced Friday morning it is attempting to identify two men who may have been involved in a retail theft that ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Young adults make colorful drink coasters at Morris library

    MORRIS – You don’t need mass-produced, cheap plastic or cork drink coasters when you can make your own.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 8:19 am
  • Country Financial crop agency manager speaks to area farmers in Mazon

    MAZON – Grundy County farmers were invited to a seminar hosted by Country Financial and the Grundy County Farm Bureau on Thursday at Mazon American Le ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Second suspect sought in Grundy burglaries

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a second suspect in a string of burglaries after the arrest last week of Gretchen L. Franc, 39, ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Man charged in Morris Citgo armed robbery

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department announced Thursday morning a charge was filed in an armed robbery that occurred Sunday afternoon at the Citgo ga ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Grundy County 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 ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Office of Kinzinger to hold traveling office hoursOffice of Kinzinger to hold traveling office hours
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • Morris Rotary awards Joe Schmitz with status as a Paul Harris Fellow

    MORRIS – Joe Schmitz was just 7 when he accompanied his father as he handed out baskets of food in Streator days before Christmas in 1949.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • Tweens learn about credit cards at Coal City Library

    COAL CITY – They won’t be able to have their own credit cards for eight to 10 years, but Coal City area fourth- and fifth-graders learned Wednesday th ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • Saratoga school board votes for cost-saving bond refinancing

    MORRIS – The Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60C Board of Education met Tuesday night and voted to refinance the district’s 2007 bonds ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • Morris council approves $3.3M bid for storm sewer plan

    MORRIS – Nearly four years ago, the Morris City Council voted to begin the first phase of a state-required, long-term control plan designed to improve ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • Sages Meat Market moving from Morris to Oswego

    OSWEGO – Sages Meat Market, which has operated in Morris for more than a decade, is scheduled to relocate in April to the Route 34 corridor in Oswego.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • We Care of Grundy County holds first mobile pantry of 2016

    MORRIS – The first Mobile Pantry of 2016 recently was hosted and sponsored by First Christian Church of Morris at 455 W. Southmor Road in Morris.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • Grundy County 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 ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Newark Library to hold Friday morning storytimeNEWARK – Enter the mystical world of fairy tales and ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • Flutterby Gourmet Popcorn moves to Morris after fire at Utica store

    MORRIS – Becki Serrato and John Kabelis didn’t have an elaborate plan to bring their successful Flutterby Gourmet Popcorn shop, formerly based in Utic ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • Will, Grundy experts offer solutions for seasonal affective disorder

    For some, winter weather doesn’t just make them feel sad – it gives them SAD, or seasonal affective disorder.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • City of Morris to protect itself from cybersecurity breaches

    MORRIS – The city of Morris and its residents will be protected through cybersecurity insurance.Morr ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • Grundy County conducting survey on tobacco-free parks in Morris

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department is asking residents their opinion on tobacco use in Morris parks as the department moves forward with tob ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • Narcan to be distributed to Channahon police this week

    CHANNAHON – Channahon police are now trained to use Narcan, a medication that can stop or reverse the effects of a heroin or other opioid overdose, an ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • District 54 discusses financial projections and consolidation

    MORRIS – District 54 interim Superintendent Al Gegenheimer on Tuesday night during the regular school board meeting discussed the idea of consolidatin ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • Grundy County Attorney Helland: Significant progress in Bowers homicide cold case

    MORRIS – Significant progress has been made in the investigation into the homicide of 17-year-old Nicole L. Bowers, of Morris, according to Grundy Cou ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • I-80 ramp reopens after semi overturned at Ridge Road in Minooka

    MINOOKA – An overturned semitrailer in Minooka caused a ramp on Interstate 80 to be closed for about two hours Tuesday.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • District 54 in Morris to discuss the idea of combining two schools into one building

    MORRIS – Morris School District 54 is looking at ways to save money, and one of the options up for discussion is combining White Oak Elementary and Sh ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Local area news briefs

    Scripts being sought at Morris Theatre GuildMORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild Inc., a nonprofit comm ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Morris Citgo robbed by man with gun

    MORRIS – Morris police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Sunday afternoon at Citgo in Morris.
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Suspect in Grundy County burglaries charged

    GRUNDY COUNTY – A woman has been charged in a series of daytime residential burglaries that Grundy County sheriff’s deputies have been investigating, ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Morris family nears move-in day for Habitat home

    MORRIS – When her now 8-year-old son Bryson was born, Shanna Enger – a lifelong Morris resident – thought it might be in her family’s best interest to ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Family selection informational meetings to be held for Grundy County's Habitat chapter

    MORRIS – Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity has scheduled informational meetings for families interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner.MORRIS ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Grundy County committee restructure raises eyebrows

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board has made changes to its 10 committees because of the resignation of board member John Galloway.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • After flooding, Channahon Township resort property to get new life as Park District space

    CHANNAHON – Just a couple years ago, a half-dozen dilapidated old homes and outbuildings along the DuPage River in Channahon Township were all that wa ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • Morris Lions Club sponsors first truck for We Care’s pantry expansion

    MORRIS – The Morris Lions Club came Jan. 15 to We Care of Grundy County for the first Fill-the-Pantry of the new year.MORRIS – The Morris Lions Club c ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • Grundy County 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 ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    White Oak Elementary to hold carnival SaturdayMORRIS – White Oak Elementary School will host a “Fun ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • Special Connections makes thank-you bags for area police officers

    MORRIS – The smell of popcorn filled the air Saturday afternoon at Special Connections of Grundy County as 12 participants in the nonprofit’s programs ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 7:26 am
  • Up Close: Toddler Time at the Coal City Library

    COAL CITY – Toddler Time is held every month at the Coal City Library as a time for toddlers and their parents to get together for a craft and unstruc ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 9:27 pm
  • After system failure, Grundy County sheriff says upgrades needed for jail

    MORRIS – In December, the security system at the Grundy County jail went down for 10 hours, highlighting a need to look at security upgrades to the mo ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 7:27 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Newark Library to hold Tuesday book chatNEWARK – Visitors are welcomed to come and enjoy breakfast, ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 9:20 pm
  • Looking Up

    The Body & Soul Natural Food Supplements at 328 Illinois Ave. in Morris is a neo-Mansard roof, a term applied during the 1960s to any style of Mansard ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 9:20 pm