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  • Joliet Junior College hears public improvement proposal for warehouses

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College officials were presented last week with a proposal to abate – or reduce – property taxes for a warehouse development to ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Illinois Sheriff's Association to award scholarships

    The Illinois Sheriff's Association announced recently that it will be awarding $54,500 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to stu ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 8:57 am
  • Braidwood police arrest two with 30 bags of heroin

    BRAIDWOOD – Police in Braidwood nabbed two more suspected heroin dealers.Braidwood Police Chief Nick ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 8:59 am
  • What is Flameless Cremation?

    There comes a time when everyone is faced with the aftercare of a loved one. In the past your choic ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • Grundy County Early Learning Screening dates set

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Early Learning Screening team, which serves all school districts in Grundy County, will be conducting Early Learning Screen ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:13 pm
  • Morris Theatre Guild to perform 'Harvey'

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild Inc. has begun rehearsals and is taking reservations for its winter of production of Mary Chase's "Harvey," sponsore ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 6:52 am
  • Community Pulse: Morris has a designated Heritage Home program

    Those of us who live in Morris know that our town boasts many beautiful and historic homes.But did y ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:14 pm
  • Students’ request for African-American club denied for spring start

    MINOOKA – Students’ requests to start a club for African-Americans at Minooka Community High School this semester have been denied, said junior Britta ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 6:43 am
  • Norton: Keep an eye on regional business trends beyond municipal border

    Regionalism is a word that gets bantered about in economic development circles and for good reason.P ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 6:53 am
  • Camp JC a hit with kids in Channahon, Minooka

    Since she was 8 years old, JoLeigh Buchanan, now 16, loved to party plan and made each one of her own birthday parties special for her friends with gi ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:13 pm
  • T.E.A.C.H. outdoors brings children and outside activities together

    MORRIS – Last year, while at a fishing derby, Jim Smith of Morris witnessed two young girls who had never fished before learn the basics of the sport ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 6:37 am
  • Gotta Do It 5

    “THE WIZARD OF OZ”WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. on SaturdayWHERE: Three Rivers Library in MinookaCOST & INFO: ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Menswear designer, Morris native visits hometown over holidays

    Clothing from the line of national menswear designer James Comfort, who was born and raised in Morris, is now hanging on the racks of the local downto ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 6:45 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Will/Grundy Genealogical Society to meet in JanuaryThe Will/Grundy Genealogical Society will hold it ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Litchfield: Mindful sharing on social media is essential

    For most of us, signing onto Facebook daily, or in some cases several times a day, leaves us inundated with the good, the bad and the ugly the world h ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 6:48 am
  • Joliet Junior College approves tax abatement deal for Minooka business

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College board approved a three-year property tax abatement – or reduction – for a company in Minooka that plans to expand i ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • Local nursing home fined $25,000 by the Illinois Department of Health

    MORRIS - A Morris nursing home was fined by the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) for violations.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • Great Lakes Basin Transportation granted a suspension on environmental review

    MORRIS – The Surface Transportation Board (STB) in Washington, D.C. has agreed to suspend its ongoing environmental review under the National Environm ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • Coal City School District receives school site donations and looks at options for at risk preschool

    COAL CITY - Coal City Community Unit School District 1 superintendent Kent Bugg said the district has seen an increase in school site donations recent ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:54 pm
  • Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District responds to structure fire

    MORRIS - Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District responded to a fire Tuesday afternoon at 2608 Indian Grass Road in Morris.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:39 pm
  • Grundy County area police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 1:52 pm
  • Morris Community High School maintains bond rating and receives award

    MORRIS - Morris Community High School District 101 will be going out to bid for $1.7 million worth of working cash bonds as it has for several years.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 1:50 pm
  • Weather Spotter class offered in Coal City

    COAL CITY – Have you ever watched the clouds roll in and wonder if they are capable of producing a tornado or straight line winds, or if they are simp ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Dueling Tonys raise money and awareness

    MORRIS - Two black pianos sat stoically in front of the alter at Immaculate Conception Church in Morris Friday night as Tony DeBlois and Tony Kidonaki ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 6:41 am
  • Families light up Channahon library in laser tag party

    Locals might laugh at the thought of laser tag at the local library, thanks to Minooka native and actor Nick Offerman after his spoof of the Minooka C ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 6:39 am
  • Open Table UCC's community series continues

    OTTAWA -Tom Gaulke is the second speaker in Open Table UCC’s community series on Peace and Justice. He speaks Thursday January 12 at 7:00 p.m. on the ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 6:54 am
  • Dwight farmer earns Illinois Corn Growers Association top award

    Bloomington, IL – Art Bunting of Dwight is the recipient of the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) top award presented at the organization’s a ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 6:50 am
  • Minooka Students inducted into Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School is proud to announce ten members of its school newspaper and yearbook staffs have been inducted into the Quill ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 6:56 am
  • Immaculate Conception School to host preschool open house

    MORRIS - Parents of preschool age children are invited to participate in a Preschool Open House that will take place at Immaculate Conception School ( ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 6:47 am
  • Joliet Junior College, federal officials were in dispute over college's $55,000 fine

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College officials and the U.S. Department of Education were once in a dispute over the department’s $55,000 fine, which has sin ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 6:51 am
  • Area lawmakers return to Springfield with no budget

    JOLIET – Legislators return to Springfield this week for a lame-duck session set for Monday and Tuesday, followed by the inauguration of the 100th Ill ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 6:48 am
  • Million dollar views in Morris: 16 photos of a $1,300,000 home for sale

    Ever drive by a home and wonder, how much does that cost? Or what does it really look like inside?Go ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 9:23 am
  • Go softly, when picking a toothbrush

    You are confronted, literally, with a wall of choices when buying even that simple tool of personal grooming, hygiene and health: the toothbrush.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Grundy drivers cited during Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

    MORRIS – As part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office was out this holiday season working to save live ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 6:47 am
  • Coal City sixth-grade students send cards to veterans

    The students sent 67 Christmas cards to veterans in local assisted-living and skilled care facilities. St. Juvin Post provides the cards and postage a ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 6:39 am
  • Sophomore Seth Severson named to dean’s list at Bob Jones University

    Seth Severson, a sophomore information technology major of Dwight, was among approximately 900 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2016 De ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 7:18 am
  • Morris Community YMCA recognizes its annual campaign donors

    MORRIS – In an effort to keep its new and longtime members more informed, the Morris Community YMCA recently installed two new digital signs within th ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 6:48 am
  • Author Gary W. Moore to hold book-signing at Coal City library

    COAL CITY – Award-winning author and speaker Gary W. Moore will sign copies of his new book “The Final Service” at the Coal City Public Library at 6:3 ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 7:17 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Mazon Park Street Congregational Church to hold pecan saleMazon Park Street Congregational (UCC) Chu ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:58 am
  • Shaping up in 2017

    MORRIS – It’s the new year, and for many people that means making a resolution to get fit.While some ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 6:40 am
  • Grundy County area police briefs

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:57 am
  • Health department starts free family classes

    MORRIS – Families with children 12 to 18 years old are invited to take part in a new free Healthy Families Project program sponsored by the Grundy Cou ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:57 am
  • Joliet Junior College board election includes 10 candidates

    JOLIET – Ten candidates are running in the Joliet Junior College board elections in April. Because t ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:50 am
  • Coal City looks forward to 2017

    COAL CITY - As Coal City moves forward into 2017, it is focusing on industrial development south of the village.
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 6:45 am
  • Rock Island Clean Line withdraws petition with Iowa Utilites Board

    Clean Line Energy announced in December that it had withdrawn the pending applications for franchise approval at the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB).
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 6:42 am
  • Minooka native stars in new Discovery Channel survival show

    JOLIET – It’s a good thing Adam Kimble never unsubscribed from one particular annoying, recurring email blast.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:47 am
  • Dwight mother delivers first baby of 2017

    MORRIS - Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers holds a special place in the heart for the Transou family of Verona.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • Grundy Bank's Home for the Holidays Light Contest winner announced

    MORRIS - Grundy Bank hosted its second annual Home for the Holidays Light Contest this year. A new tradition they hope to continue in our community.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:45 am
  • Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby makes donation to Will-Grundy Easter Seals

    MORRIS - Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby recently presented a check in the amount of $6,174 to Will-Grundy Easter Seals as a result of a year-long fundrais ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:48 am
  • In 2017, Grundy County looks forward with strategic plan Vision 2020

    MORRIS – As the Grundy County Board rings in the new year, its members are looking forward not to 2017, but to 2020.
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 9:22 pm
  • Morris will finish infrastructure improvements, upgrade city parks in 2017

    MORRIS – The city of Morris will continue to see infrastructure upgrades as it heads into 2017.Morri ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 9:21 pm
  • Morris kids ring in 2017 early with Noon Year's Eve library event

    MORRIS – The countdown from 10 got louder and louder as it neared the end, and when the number one was shouted, 75 multicolored balloons dropped from ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 9:19 pm
  • Grundy sheriff responds to Teamsters inmate transport allegations

    MORRIS – Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan is denying allegations by Teamsters Local 700 that Grundy County correctional officers are in danger whi ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Channahon to see residential, industrial development in 2017

    CHANNAHON – Village of Channahon officials see a lot of development coming in 2017.It’s expected to ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Minooka looks forward to continued growth in 2017

    MINOOKA – Minooka continues to grow as it goes into 2017.Village President Pat Brennan said looking ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Year in review: A look back at 2016 in Grundy County

    MORRIS – 2016 was a year filled with ups and downs for the people of Grundy County.The community mou ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Grundy County area police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles to hold vote on bylaw changes

    MORRIS – The Fraternal Order of Eagles of Morris will be voting on proposed by-law changes on Jan 11, 2017, at its 7 p.m. meeting. If there are any qu ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 7:33 pm
  • Seneca native makes dean’s list at Belmont University

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kyle Boyd, a Seneca native, qualified for the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 7:34 pm
  • Minooka High School National Honor Society inducts new members

    MINOOKA – Congratulations are extended to the newest members of the Minooka Community High School chapter of the National Honor Society.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 8:44 pm
  • Stott Contracting LLC helps to fill We Care pantry

    MORRIS – Stott Contracting LLC of Morris sponsored the last Fill-the-Pantry of the year at We Care of Grundy County on Dec. 23, which was the second t ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 7:00 am
  • Grundy County Chamber of Commerce has a new app

    Like many businesses and organizations do at this time of year, the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Channahon Minooka Chamber are ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Morris radiology tech recognized as team player

    Erin Norris of Diamond is a radiology technologist at the Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital. Her contributions extend well beyond ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • Hall of Distinction induction set for Jan. 14

    History will be made at Morris Community High School on Jan. 14 as the inaugural “Hall of Distinction” class is inducted between basketball games at a ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Grundy County grand jury indictments

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland, has announced that on Dec. 21, the grand jury has returned the following indictments. The publi ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • News laws set to begin at start of 2017

    More than 190 changes to Illinois law take effect with the new year.No, none of them are an actual s ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Living Water Church of the Nazarene to host New Year’s partyMORRIS – Living Water Church of the Naza ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • 'Dueling Tonys' to take stage for Special Connections fundraiser in Morris

    MORRIS – The dueling pianos of Tony DeBlois and Tony Kidonakis will return to Morris on Jan. 6 to raise money for Special Connections of Grundy County ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 9:20 pm
  • Minooka 201 board approves 2016 levy

    MINOOKA – After months of discussion, waiting on preliminary growth information and number crunching, the Minooka School District 201 school board vot ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Morris Hospital offers next session of ‘Diet Free’Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is offering a ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • Gotta Do It 5

    NOON YEAR'S EVE PARTYWHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on ThursdayWHERE: Shorewood-Troy Public LibraryCO ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Man killed by semi while fixing flat tire on I-80 near Seneca

    A man was struck and killed while trying to fix a flat tire Monday night on westbound Interstate 80.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Christmas Eve celebration at Saratoga Tower

    MORRIS – For the third year, several area families came together to spend Christmas Eve with the residents of the Grundy County Housing Authority's Sa ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Teamsters Local 700 claims Grundy County Sheriff's Department practices unsafe

    MORRIS – Teamsters Local 700 stated in a news release last week that Grundy County Department of Corrections officers for the Grundy County Sheriff's ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Chanukah celebrated in Morris

    MORRIS – A small group of people gathered in the cold Monday night to celebrate Chanukah on the Grundy County Courthouse lawn.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease and other viruses hit around holidays

    It’s that time of year, sadly enough, for viruses to make their appearances and mess with holiday plans.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Turtle's Tap in Morris offers free Christmas dinner

    MORRIS – In the Christmas gift room at Turtle's Tap, there was paper unrolling, scissors cutting and helpers scurrying about picking out the perfect g ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Former State Rep. fired from Department of Corrections after allegations made

    Former 75th district state representative John Anthony was fired Dec. 7 from his position at Illinois Department of Corrections after allegations from ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 5:14 pm
  • Grundy Transit Adopt A Rider program finding success

    When the weather was warm and sunny, Morris Jewel-Osco employee Ryan Killeen would hop on this bike and ride to work from his home on Oriole Drive. Bu ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • Christmas Cheer offered for free

    MORRIS – Kevin "Turtle" Krople may not wear a red suit or have a white beard but he has become Santa to many Morris residents over the years.
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 5:02 pm
  • Food from the Heart

    COAL CITY - With her nose painted red and reindeer antlers perched on her head, Debbie Sawyer scurried about the community room at First Baptist Churc ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment announce $30,000 in charitable grants

    JOLIET – Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway’s charitable entity, Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment, donated $30,000 in grants to 15 Wil ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka Fire District to use technology to help during responses

    MINOOKA – Minooka Fire Protection District is adopting the CommandScope incident pre-plan program to assist in saving lives and property in cases of e ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:34 am
  • Grundy County Farm Bureau to host 102nd annual meeting

    MORRIS - The Grundy County Farm Bureau will host the 102nd annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Country Mansion in Dwight.
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Borgstrom wins Home for the Holidays grand prize

    Susan Borgstrom was the winner of this year's Home For The Holidays grand prize.She received a $500 ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 7:21 am
  • Grundy health department recognizes employees

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department is recognizing three employees for their five-, 10- and 15-year work anniversary.
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:33 am
  • Grundy Sheriff’s deputies to catch drunken drivers over the holidays

    MORRIS – Grundy County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for drunken drivers this holiday season as part of a special year-end “Drive Sober or Get Pulled ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Living Water Church plans Christmas Eve, Christmas services Living Water Church of the Nazarene will ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Herald-News Gotta Do It 5

    NOON YEAR'S EVEWHEN: Noon on WednesdayWHERE: Morris Public LibraryCOST & INFO: A family event for in ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 4:38 am
  • Holiday season is about remembering family traditions

    There are traditions that a lot of families have during late December. Most of those center around the holidays and how they celebrate them.
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 4:14 am
  • Santa is Coming

    MORRIS – Santa Claus was in Morris on Monday checking with city officials ahead of this year’s Christmas Eve delivery.
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 7:18 am
  • Decked out in Channahon

    Kornell Lloyd, of Channahon, has always enjoyed decorating the inside of his home for Christmas. A house-flipper by profession, interior design is a f ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Grundy County area police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals liste ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:35 am
  • Channahon board approves levy, moves up late night bar hours for 2018

    Channahon village trustees this week approved the village’s 2016 property tax levy of $2.319 million, which is 7 percent higher than its 2015 tax exte ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 7:06 am
  • Morris High School board approves tax levy

    MORRIS - The proposed 2016 tax levy for just over $6.8 million was passed by the Morris Community High School District 101 board of education unanimou ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:19 am
  • County Board restructures committees

    MORRIS - The Grundy County Board committee structure is scheduled to change starting Jan. 2.Board ch ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:26 am
  • Candidates file for April 4 election

    Morris - Candidates running to represent municipal governments in the April 4, 2017 election had until Monday Dec. 19 to file petitions in communities ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:37 am
  • Morris approves 2016 tax levy with 5.47 percent increase

    MORRIS - The Morris City Council voted, 6-2, on Monday night to approve a tax levy of about $1.8 million.
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Channahon District 17 vote could result in lower tax rate

    Property taxes for homeowners who live within the boundaries of Channahon School District 17 could see the lowest tax rate on the district’s portion o ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 9:32 am
  • Grinch Week at N.B. Galloway School in Channahon opens students’ hearts

    CHANNAHON – N.B. Galloway School in Channahon teaches its students character education all year long.
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 7:11 am
  • Veterans honored at Christmas

    MORRIS - Thanks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars St. Juvin Post 1336 in Coal City 22, local veterans are staying a little warmer.
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • Stadalsky: Channahon 10-year-old Joaquin Montoya honored for life-saving measures

    The Mendoza family of Channahon received early Christmas presents this year. But this most special gift wasn't delivered by Santa Claus, it came from ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 7:26 am
  • Minooka approves increased levy for 2016

    MINOOKA – Minooka trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the 2016 levy by 9.2 percent.Truste ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • Joliet Junior College Event Center offers numerous opportunities for events, partnerships

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College Event Center promises to do more than offer a brand-new athletic space. 
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • Frigid forecasts lead to Monday school closings

    Due to frigid temperature forecasts and icy road conditions, many area schools have announced that they will be closed on Monday, Dec. 19.
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 7:17 am