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  • Fossil Ridge Public Library​ announces schedule of events

    BRAIDWOOD – The Fossil Ridge Public Library​ has numerous events schedule for the rest of July and August that are open to the public.
    July 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Weed science program to be held July 30

    UNION HILL – The University of Illinois weed science program will hold a field tour and discussions July 30 at the Palmer Amaranth research site in Un ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • College briefs

    Area students graduate from Parkland CollegeParkland College is proud to announce its list of gradua ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:14 pm
  • Golf outing raises money for center of independent living

    MAZON – The Mazon State Bank held its 21st annual Golf Outing last month at the Dwight Country Club where funds were raised for local nonprofit organi ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:12 pm
  • Kind gesture in Morris

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    July 23, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Quick Lane Tire and Service Center for comprehensive car care at Rod Baker Ford in Plainfield, IL

    After 50 years in business, Rod Baker Ford has grown with the Plainfield community. Quick Lane Tire ...
    July 24, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Landscaping needs special care in summer heat with That Perennial Place in Morris, IL

    When summer hits Chicagoland, the heat index can wreak havoc on your landscaping. While this summer ...
    July 23, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Dive into a big bowl of cold soup

    The sun is blazing. The sweat is dripping. The air feels as if it is sticking to your skin.Hey, how ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:21 pm
  • College Briefs

    Local student honoredat Lincoln CollegeLincoln College is recognizing dozens of students for their d ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • We Care receives donation of watermelons

    MORRIS – On July 10, We Care of Grundy County received a call from trucker William Brown who had a load of watermelons to donate.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • VA Mobile Medical Unit coming to Gardner

    GARDNER – The Edward Hines VA Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) will be in Gardner from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Midewin programs to be held in Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – Learn about Midewin’s past, present and future as we explore, on foot and via car caravan, restored wetlands and prairie and observe rare ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Human Resources Association to meet

    JOLIET – The Grundy Will Human Resources Association will meet Wednesday to discuss "Emotionally Intelligent Leaders.”
    July 17, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Open house at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day SaintsMORRIS – The Church of Jesus Christ of ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Marseilles Fun Days Benefit Auction to be held

    MARSEILLES – The first ever Marseilles Fun Days Benefit Auction will be Saturday.The auction is pres ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • LyondellBasell United Way campaign a success

    MORRIS – LyondellBasell and its employees from the Morris Complex raised more than $93,000 for the United Way organizations of Grundy County, Eastern ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Area college briefs

    Morris native graduates from Drake UniversityMORRIS – Kaitlin McArdle of Morris recently graduated f ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Kay Olson sponsors mobile food pantry

    MAZON – About 160 area families took part in the We Care of Grundy County mobile food pantry sponsored by Kay Olson on July 9 at the Mazon City Park.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Neighborhood briefs

    Treasurer Miller distributes more than $51 millionMORRIS – Marcy Miller, Grundy County Treasurer, an ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Veggies get their due on the grill

    Of all the foods we grill on perfect summer days, vegetables rank among the most exciting.Perhaps it ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Cake decorating to be held Friday

    MORRIS – From 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, the University of Illinois Extension, Grundy Unit will hold a cake decorating class at 4004 N. Division St., Morr ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Grundy County Board of Health will meet

    MORRIS – There will be a meeting of the Grundy County Board of Health at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The m ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • U of I Extension Grundy County hosting Mystery Camp

    MORRIS – The University of Illinois Extension, Grundy Office, will host a Mystery Camp from 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 6, at the Grundy County Fairgrounds, 8 ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • New date for Free Swim Day at Morris Pool

    MORRIS – Due to the rain on July 12, the Morris Lions Club has rescheduled the Free Day at the Morris Pool to Saturday. All Morris residents are invit ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Area school briefs

    Grundy County scholarship awardedMORRIS – The recipients of the Grundy County Law Enforcement Manage ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • ‘The Game’s Afoot’ to be at Drury Lane Theater

    OAKBROOK – The Morris Area Public Library will take a bus trip to Drury Lane Theater in Oakbrook on Sept. 4 to see “The Game’s Afoot.”
    July 11, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Morris Area Toastmasters plan meeting for July 22

    MORRIS – Would you like to become a more dynamic leader? Have you ever wanted to speak with confidence anytime, anyplace, anywhere? Toastmasters will ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • We Care’s Stuff the Van at Wal-Mart today

    MORRIS – Stuff the Van is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Morris Wal-Mart.We Care of Grundy Count ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Military Briefs

    MORRIS – Air Force Airman Joshua W. Schmitt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    July 11, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Gigi’s wins Liberty Days window contest

    MORRIS – One local business is still celebrating Liberty Days.Heidi Kindelspire of Gigi’s in downtow ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Church bulletins

    West Lisbon to hold Give Away DayLISBON – West Lisbon Church has scheduled its fifth annual "Give Aw ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Breakfast in the Park to be held

    SENECA – The Seneca American Legion will be hosting it’s annual Breakfast in the Park onSunday. Serving times for this rain or shine event will be fro ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • Brandt Excavating, United Meters help We Care’s Pantry

    MORRIS – Brandt Excavating and United Meters Inc. donated more than $750 last month to help We Care purchase 5,674 pounds of food from Northern Illino ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • Veterans given medals

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    July 10, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Morris High School announces honor rolls

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School District 101 released the names of their students to make the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the school ye ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Broadway Road closed temporarily

    BRACEVILLE TOWNSHIP – Broadway Road from Reed Road south to Braceville Road in Braceville Township will be closed to all traffic for two to three week ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Area students honored in college

    University of Iowa’s dean’s list announcedAmy Matteson and Natalie Polson, both natives of Morris, h ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Donations for the fire department

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    July 10, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Buffalo chicken legs kick up the heat in this fast recipe

    Add a tangy, cool salad topped with blue cheese dressing to balance the heat of these fiery Buffalo-style chicken legs. The heat level is up to you.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • 2015 Golf shows Volkswagen can compete

    SAN FRANCISCO — I admire a car company that stages a test drive of a major new product in some of the worst traffic in the country. It shows confidenc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Fuel economy no mirage

    Mitsubishi's 2014 Mirage can be described in several ways, but all of them add up to this: The hatchback is small, economical and devoid of pretension ...
    July 8, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Honda Fit fills the subcompact niche

    Ordinary things done exceptionally well yield extraordinary products. Witness the subject of this week's column, the 2015 Honda Fit EX subcompact hatc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • Rod Baker Ford in Plainfield, IL says the 2014 Ford Fusion is all about efficiency

    Impeccable design with efficiency to match.  That’s the 2014 Ford Fusion. The midsize sedan is sleek ...
    July 24, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • Immaculate Conception School hosts reunion weekend

    Immaculate Conception School hosted its first-ever reunion weekend from June 20-22.The event was hel ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • We Care of Grundy County to host mobile food pantry

    COAL CITY – About 180 area families took part in We Care of Grundy County’s mobile food pantry on June 11 sponsored by Geo’s Pizza and Reeves Funeral ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Area student wins at leadership conference

    A student from a Grundy County high school and college technical education programs won the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadersh ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Add summer color, seasonal interest to your garden with That Perennial Place in Morris, IL

    Every plant blooms at certain times of the year. But plants don’t always have to be in bloom to add ...
    July 24, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Verona United Methodist holding ice cream socialVERNOA – The Verona United Methodist Church will be ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Colorful grain salads are potluck pleasers

    Thank goodness for potluck gatherings. We attend or host these easy repasts all summer long. Sharing meal preparations removes much of the stress.
    July 2, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • College briefs

    Local students graduate from SIUNumerous local students graduated from Southern Illinois University ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Seneca students receive awards

    SENECA – Last month Seneca High School held its all-school awards assembly where the following students were honored for outstanding achievements.
    June 27, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Grace Lutheran holding social Grace Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Twilight Social on Friday ...
    June 26, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Auditions set for this week

    Fox Country Players will be holding auditions for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The auditions are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 5 p ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Historical society photo exhibit open

    MORRIS – The museum of the Grundy County Historical Society has added a special temporary exhibit of Tony Menard’s photography. However, instead of ou ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Air National Guard Band of the Midwest to perform

    Concert Band & Harmony in Blue Jazz Band is scheduled to play at 6:30 p.m. June 29 on the Grundy County Courthouse lawn in Morris. This concert will f ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Two awarded scholarships from Home for the Holidays

    Congratulations to Carol Marie Gaska and Alyssa Rogers. Carol Marie and Alyssa were recently awarded scholarships from Home for the Holidays.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Twelve complete Financial Skills Academy

    Twelve participants completed June 18 in the fourth session of the Financial Skills Academy put on by We Care of Grundy County.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Streator Garden Club hosting garden walk Saturday

    STREATOR – The Streator Garden Club has scheduled its second annual garden walk from 10 a.m. to 3  p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the walk are $10 each, w ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Time to update that salad for the picnic

    Summertime is high season for eating outdoors; weekend plans will soon be filled with cookouts, backyard parties and picnics.
    June 24, 2014 - 8:49 pm
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