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  • ‘Barefoot in the Park’ auditions to be held

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild Inc. will hold open auditions for its winter production of Neil Simon’s comedy, “Barefoot in the Park,” on Dec. 16 a ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Seneca High School names Students of the Month

    SENECA – The following students were selected by the Seneca Township High School teachers and staff as the October 2014 Students of the Month:
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • White Oak D.A.R.E. students recognized

    MORRIS – This week White Oak Elementary School and the Morris Police Department held the fifth-grade D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony at the school.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Kids craft planned at Newark libraryNEWARK – The Charles B. Phillips Public Library, 6 N. Jackson St ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Tips for safe turkey dinners

    MORRIS – As Thanksgiving approaches, questions often arise in regards to preparing, cooking and storing turkey and side dishes. The Grundy County Heal ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Community invited to Thanksgiving potluckMAZON – Mazon Park Street Church invites the community to t ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 7:31 pm
  • YMCA registration underway for youth basketball leagues

    MORRIS – Registration is underway for the Morris Community YMCA’s Youth Basketball Leagues. Open to ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • The Cellular Connection donating to food pantries for holidays

    CHANNAHON – The Cellular Connection stores will be donating at local food banks through its “Stop the Hunger” campaign this holiday season, including ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Morris student joins University of Iowa Class of 2018

    IOWA CITY, IA – Jonathan Turman, a native of Morris, is officially enrolled as a member of the University of Iowa Class of 2018.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Local author book signing is coming up

    MORRIS – “Mr. C – A Portrait of Santa,” a book recently written by Carol A. Walker, chronicles 40 years of Joe Corsello’s role as one of Santa’s best ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Immaculate Conception School students participate in speech contest

    MORRIS – Fifty-two Immaculate Conception School students in fifth through eighth grades recently participated in the Illinois Elementary School Associ ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Morris high school students get a ‘Clue’

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School was the “crime scene” for the third annual Clue Mystery Game on Oct. 31.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Retirement open house for Grundy County clerk

    MORRIS – An open house is being held Friday to celebrate the retirement of Grundy County Clerk and Recorder Lana Phillips.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 7:59 pm
  • A guide to Thanksgiving turkey labeling for the holiday

    Once upon a time, buying your Thanksgiving turkey was easy. You went to your neighborhood grocery store and picked up whichever frozen bowling ball th ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • The new 2015 Ford F-150 - “A giant leap in truck technology”

    The all-new 2015 isn’t called, “The Future of Tough” for nothing. New technology allows you ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Morris Hospital gets sixth consecutive 'A' rating for patient safety

    MORRIS – For the sixth consecutive time, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has received an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Devotions briefs: Men’s Club holding a pancake breakfast

    Men’s Club holding a pancake breakfastMORRIS – The Immaculate Conception Parish Men’s Club will spon ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Seneca student receives DAR award

    SENECA – Rebecca Doloski was recently honored with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award for Seneca High School. She is th ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Consul general of Israel visits Dwight Rotary

    DWIGHT – The Rotary Club of Dwight welcomed Roy Glad, consul general of Israel, to its weekly meeting Nov. 5. Glad spoke on Israel, its history, relat ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 7:42 pm
  • Minooka high school cross country team gives back

    CHANNAHON – About 75 members of the Minooka Community High School cross country team completed many service projects at the Channahon Park District la ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Local briefs: Anthony, Morris Hospital to host Diabetes Screening Friday

    Anthony, Morris Hospital to host Diabetes ScreeningMORRIS – In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Day ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Minooka school board election filings coming up

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School District 111 will have seats to be filled on its school board at the April 7 Consolidated Election.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Federal Paper Board Reunion to be Monday

    MORRIS – A Federal Paper Board Reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Maria’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, 1591 Division St. in Morris.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • 3 French Hens Holiday Market this weekend

    MORRIS – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... at The 3 French Hens Holiday Market.Located ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Egg meets microwave for speedy rollup

    So Dad was over for a visit and wanted scrambled eggs for breakfast. When I expressed some reluctance about pulling out a frying pan (OK, it was a who ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Veteran services provided in Grundy County

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission in cooperation with the Hines MMU, the Vet Center and the IL Department of Veterans Affairs ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 7:53 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Morris church to host speakerMORRIS – First Christian Church is set to host nationally known speaker ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 7:53 pm
  • Postal Service to offer with 7-day package delivery

    MORRIS – The Postal Service has kicked off the holiday shipping season and will be delivering packages seven days a week through Christmas Day through ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 7:51 pm
  • Flood information meeting to be held Nov. 12

    OTTAWA – A Flood Fighting School meeting, hosted by Sen. Sue Rezin, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, La ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Austrian pancakes: Perfect recipe for novices

    CHICAGO – On a recent vacation to Austria, I was bombarded with memories of my paternal grandparents. Everywhere we traveled, we encountered the bacon ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Brief

    JOLIET – A free physician-led clinic was recently awarded with a $10,000 grant through the AMA Foundation Healthy Communities/Healthy America program.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Briefs

    Secretary of State offices closed for Election DayMORRIS – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White a ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Free Clinic awarded with grant

    JOLIET – A free physician-led clinic was recently awarded with a $10,000 grant through the AMA Foundation Healthy Communities/Healthy America program.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • The importance of winterizing your car

    Winter is coming, your car needs as much protection as you do from Chicago area cold, snow, ice and wintry winds.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Breakfast meeting for anyone involved in agriculture

    MORRIS – Everyone who is involved in agriculture personally or professionally is invited to a breakfast where individuals from different agriculture o ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Grundy County collecting gently used toys

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Environmental & Resource Conservation Office is having its Christmas toy drive for gently used toys, books, plush animals, ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Sixth annual Pumpkin Patch Party scheduledBRACEVILLE – The Nurture, Outreach and Witness committee o ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Chamber lunch will discuss Arroyo Trails

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Minooka Chamber’s Lunch and Learn will focus on “reintroducing children and families to nature,” on Thursday.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Golf outing successful for Special Connections

    MORRIS – Special Connections of Grundy County hosted its fourth annual golf outing Sept. 6 at Nettle Creek Country Club in Morris, and the community c ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Seneca Grade School students visit Vulcan Materials Lisbon Quarry

    SENECA – Can you imagine standing next to a tire that costs $22,000? Seneca Grade School students did just that.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • MVK Middle School releases honor rolls

    MAZON – At the end of each quarter, the academic accomplishments of Mazon-Verona-Kisman Middle School students are recognized through the posting of t ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Briefs

    Seniors Thanksgiving Lunch to be heldMORRIS – The Immaculate Conception School Student Council will ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Briefs

    Minooka Choir Boostersto host craft fair Nov. 8CHANNAHON – The Minooka Community High School Choir B ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • University of Illinois Extension honors gardeners

    YORKVILLE – University of Illinois Extension of Kendall County celebrated its Master Gardeners with an awards night Oct. 14 in Yorkville. The voluntee ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • 3 Halloween projects to craft into spooky desserts

    CHICAGO – You want a special Halloween dessert, but you’re no Martha Stewart?We’ve got a plan. Using ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Grundy County briefs

    SENECA – Grundy County is hosting a residential E-Waste collection Nov. 15 in Seneca.The event will ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Senator Sue Rezin receives Illinois Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award

    SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Bureau, Marshall Putnam, and Will County Farm Bureaus presented State Senator Sue Rezin, R-Morris, with the Illinois Farm ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Minooka Community High School senior named Rotary Club Student of the Month

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School senior Kody Block, son of Thomas Block and Cynthia Allensworth of Minooka, has been named the Channahon-Minook ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • LyondellBasell fills We Care’s Pantry

    MORRIS – LyondellBasell employees donated $750 to help We Care obtain 6,674 pounds of food from Northern Illinois Food Bank and provided volunteers to ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Morris High School honor rolls release

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School has released its first quarter high honor and regular honor roll students.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Grundy County Retired Teachers Association sets meeting MORRIS – The Grundy County Retired Teachers ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:04 pm
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