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  • Kinzinger to hold traveling office hours

    The office of U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, will hold traveling office hours this month throughout the 16th Congressional District, which inc ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Retiring nurse honored by Morris hospital

    MORRIS – For 38 years, Sydney Ferris of Ottawa has been making a difference in the lives of countless individuals in the community, first as a bedside ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Morris Hospital Auxiliary hosts first Wild West Fest

    CHANNAHON – The idea was to add a third fundraising event – one that is different than the others Morris Hospital Auxiliary features every year.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Braidwood station doing security training

    BRAIDWOOD – Exelon Generation’s Braidwood Station’s Security Team will be conducting training exercises this week and next.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Morris police investigating a burglary, attempted robbery

    MORRIS – Authorities are investigating the burglary of one local business and the attempted robbery of another in Morris last week, but officials beli ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Council approves new garbage contract with Republic

    MORRIS – Morris residents will pay slightly more for garbage fees once the city’s Environtech Landfill closes.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Memorial ride for fallen officers stopped in Morris

    MORRIS – Ten years ago, when Joliet Police Department bicycle officer Jonathan Walsh was killed in the line of duty, a bike ride seemed a fitting trib ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Five dead in I-55 construction zone crashes

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – Five people are dead after two separate collisions Monday involving semitrailers in the Interstate 55 construction zone at the De ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Four reported dead in I-55 crash

    ELWOOD – Police on the scene say four people are dead after an accident involving one semitrailer and three cars on Interstate 55 near Arsenal Road.
    July 21, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • Four reported dead in I-55 crash

    ELWOOD – Police on the scene say four people are dead after an accident involving one semitrailer and three cars on Interstate 55 near Arsenal Road.
    July 21, 2014 - 4:17 pm
  • Second passenger in accident near Morris dies at hospital

    MORRIS — A second passenger involved in Sunday night's one-vehicle accident on Route 6 near Gun Club Road has died this afternoon.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Channahon man killed in Sunday crash identified

    MORRIS — Authorities have identified James M. Harris III, 22, of Channahon as the passenger killed during Sunday night's one-vehicle accident on Route ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • One killed in late-night accident

    MORRIS – A crash late Sunday night left a 22-year-old man dead after he and two others were ejected from the vehicle.
    July 21, 2014 - 7:21 am
  • College Briefs

    Local student honoredat Lincoln CollegeLincoln College is recognizing dozens of students for their d ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:56 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
  • Minooka High School principal resigns from district; interim superintendent hired

    MINOOKA – Darci Kubinski submitted her resignation Thursday as principal to the Minooka Community High School Board, which approved the request after ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Morris High School band director will resign

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School Band Director Don Stinson announced Friday that he intends to resign from his position at Morris Community High ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Morris man coached thousands of kids on and off the field

    MORRIS – During the graveside services for Charles “Chuck” Farinella of Morris, eight of Chuck’s “sons” each talked about how much Chuck meant to them ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Channahon teen returns from year abroad in Italy

    CHANNAHON – Anthony Devier felt like he hadn’t left home when he returned July 6 after a year spent studying in Italy on the island of Sicily.
    July 21, 2014 - 7:20 am
  • The Chauffeurs deliver the tunes

    MORRIS – The Chauffeurs took Morris music lovers on a journey back to the authentic sounds of 1950s, ’60s and ’70s on Thursday night.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Operation St. Nick’s Christmas in July set

    MORRIS – When Lois Darlington was approached in 2011 by Morris resident Owen Stuckey about hosting a fundraiser for Operation St. Nick, she was on boa ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Public pushes Grundy to wait for ICC decision

    MORRIS – It may be a while before the Grundy County Board reaches a decision regarding the Rock Island Clean Line converter station project.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Grundy County Workforce Services internship program helps disadvantage kids

    MORRIS – The job market is not always kind to youth looking for employment.Nearly 3 million youth ag ...
    July 21, 2014 - 7:22 am
  • Minooka day care closes doors

    MINOOKA – Minooka resident Gerald White got a big surprise Tuesday when he went to drop off his son at Royal Child Care and Learning Center – the door ...
    July 19, 2014 - 6:01 pm
  • Minooka stabbing suspect arrested

    CHICAGO – A Joliet man wanted for stabbing a fellow employee at a Minooka warehouse was arrested by Chicago police Thursday night.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Police looking for suspect who attempted to rob Morris Citgo

    MORRIS – Police are working to obtain security surveillance to try and identify the suspected who entered the Morris Citgo on Thursday night wearing a ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Minooka High School principal resigns from district; interim superintendent hired

    MINOOKA – Darci Kubinski submitted her resignation Thursday as principal to the Minooka Community High School Board, which approved the request after ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Anthony announces traveling office hours

    MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, has announced upcoming traveling office hours to serve residents of Kendall, Grundy, LaSalle and Will ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Junk in the trunk to be held this Sunday

    The Junk in the Trunk will be every third Sunday through October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The next  monthly event will be on July 20 and proceeds this m ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:24 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 ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:24 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
  • Local Grand Jury indictments announced

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland, announced on July 16 the grand jury returned the following indictments. The public is advised t ...
    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
  • Police: Channahon man arrested with marijuana and money

    JOLIET – Police said they found a Channahon man with more than $2,500 worth of marijuana Wednesday.W ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Morris High School shuffles leadership roles

    MORRIS – Athletic leadership responsibilities are set to change this school year at Morris Community High School District 101 as Jeff Johnson, assista ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:19 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
  • Morris High School updates strategic plan

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School District 101 has updated its strategic goals and objectives for 2014 to 2016.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Man who shot himself has connection to homicide

    DWIGHT – A former Morris resident who took his own life while fleeing police was a previous acquaintance of Dwight murder victim Kelli Denker, police ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Sheriff’s Explorers program achieves success

    MORRIS – As a 15-year-old, Trent Sula knows how to write police reports, break down a door, fire a gun and conduct a death investigation – all skills ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Joliet Slammers to host ‘Seneca Night’

    SENECA – The Seneca Park Board and the Joliet Slammers have teamed up with local organizations to host “Seneca Night” at Silver Cross Field in Joliet ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:28 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
  • Concert will be held tonight in Morris

    MORRIS – The city of Morris has scheduled two upcoming Concert on the Courthouse Lawn events – one is tonight.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Awareness being raised to prevent elder abuse

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has proclaimed July as Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is raising ...
    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
  • Christian artist to perform in Minooka

    MINOOKA – On July 25, at contemporary Christian artist Carisa Jurgens Turner’s pre-release Extended Play party at Minooka Bible Church, patrons will h ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Public meeting to be held on Clean Line project

    MORRIS – A public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Grundy County Administration Building regarding the Rock Island Clean Line project.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Grundy looking to rewrite siren policy

    MORRIS – Confusion and complaints from local residents regarding the lack of severe-weather sirens during the June 30 storms could prompt changes to t ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Morris Area Toastmasters elect new officers

    MORRIS – The Morris Area Toastmasters recently elected Frank Hankins as President for the 2014-15 term.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Board raises environmental health fees

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Environmental Health Division will be the next department to raise user fees as a result of a recent cost-analysis study.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Morris student excels at SkillsUSA nationals

    MORRIS – A Morris Community High School student will return to class in the fall with the story of a silver medal he earned at the SkillsUSA National ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Local kids take to fields for summer work

    MORRIS – School is out for summer, but Plainfield fifth-grade teacher David Campbell is still teaching kids in the Morris area about agriculture as he ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:16 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 ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Neighborhood briefs

    Treasurer Miller distributes more than $51 millionMORRIS – Marcy Miller, Grundy County Treasurer, an ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Anthony tours Springfield concealed carry unit

    SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, toured the Illinois State Police Concealed Carry Unit in Springfield recently and met with offici ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Morris school board talks Clean Line project

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School District 101 Board and administration renewed discussion Monday on what it would mean to the district if Roc ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Objections to concealed carry applicants now explained to applicants

    SPRINGFIELD – Emergency amendments, including a review of objections to concealed carry applicants, to the Firearm Concealed Carry Act were filed July ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Appellate court denies rehearing Gardner TIF case

    GARDNER – The village of Gardner’s attempt to have the state appellate court rehear its case with Gardner-South Wilmington High School regarding TIF d ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Families of three generations volunteer at Price-less Day

    MORRIS – Dozens of volunteers help annually during First Christian Church’s Price-less Day, including up to three generations of some area families.
    July 15, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Coal City police to undergo random drug testing

    COAL CITY – Police officers in Coal City will submit to random drug and alcohol testing while on the job, and face repercussions if they test positive ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Morris father and son to ride across Iowa

    MORRIS – Shawn Hornsby and his son Seth have found a way to bond this summer, as they ride their bicycles for miles each morning preparing for their r ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Mike Wright celebrates anniversary as Morris Edward Jones financial adviser

    MORRIS – Mike Wright, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Morris, still remembers the day he decided to join the financial services firm. That was 20 ...
    July 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • H&R Block opens enrollment for Income Tax Course

    Joliet – There were more than 1,300 federal and state tax code changes in the past year alone. For those who want to know how these changes impact the ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:20 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
  • Offering a helping hand

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    July 14, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Weather doesn’t stop French market shoppers

    MORRIS – Rain did not dampen the spirits of those attending the 3 French Hens French Country Market luncheon Saturday.
    July 14, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Coal City School District budget may be cut by $400,000

    COAL CITY – The preliminary budget for next year for Coal City School District reflects about $400,000 in reductions as the district works to trim $1 ...
    July 14, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Morris High School gets new transportation van

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School has bought a 2014 multiple passenger activity bus as part of its planned transportation purchases, at a cost of ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • County negotiates lower insurance costs with help of new broker

    MORRIS – Under its new insurance broker, Grundy County has negotiated a savings of about $13,000 in employee insurance costs after much negotiating wi ...
    July 14, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Threat of rain makes for smaller Cruise Night crowd

    MORRIS – In 1985, William Biros of Mazon traded a wagonload of oats for a rusty 1947 GMC pickup truck, which he spent the next 14 years restoring.
    July 15, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Man who drowned in river near Wilmington identified as being from Melrose Park

    WILMINGTON – The fisherman who drowned Friday after being swept into the Kankakee River has been identified.
    July 14, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Channahon police no longer investigating reports of jumper

    CHANNAHON – Reports that a man may have jumped off the Route 6 bridge into the DuPage River appear to be unfounded, according to local authorities.
    July 14, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Police still looking for suspect in Minooka stabbing

    MINOOKA – Police are still looking for a Joliet man they say stabbed a fellow employee on Friday at the World Class Distribution Inc. warehouse in Min ...
    July 14, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Drowning victim found in Kankakee River near Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – The body of the man who drowned in the Kankakee River was recovered Sunday evening. Dep ...
    July 14, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Police: Reports man jumped off bridge unfounded

    CHANNAHON – Reports that a man may have jumped off the U.S. Route 6 bridge into the DuPage River appear to be unfounded, according to local authoritie ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Fisher presumed drowned in Kankakee River

    WILMINGTON – A man is presumed drowned after currents pulled him under the Kankakee River Friday night.
    July 14, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Joliet Man Wanted in Warehouse Stabbing

    MINOOKA - Police are looking for a Joliet man they say stabbed a co-worker Friday at a warehouse. An ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Crimestoppers seeks info on property damage

    SOUTH WILMINGTON – Crimestoppers of Grundy County is seeking information about criminal defacement of property that occurred at Berkots Food in South ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Shabbona Middle School fourth quarter honor roll announced

    MORRIS – Shabbona Middle School has released the names of students who made the fourth quarter honor roll this school year.
    July 17, 2014 - 5:48 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
  • New alderman takes oath in Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – Steve Evans was sworn in this week as the city of Wilmington’s new 4th Ward alderman.Ev ...
    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
  • 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 ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Morris Hospital announces next blood drive

    Big Band Concert planned in Coal CityCOAL CITY – A Big Band Concert featuring Del Bergeson Orchestra ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Big Band Concert to be held

    COAL CITY – A Big Band Concert featuring Del Bergeson Orchestra and the Legacy Girls will be July 19.
    July 11, 2014 - 9:53 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 - 9:50 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 - 9:50 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 - 9:46 pm
  • Grundy sergeants will receive raise through new contract

    MORRIS – After 18 months of negotiations, sergeants at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department have ratified their first-ever union contract.
    July 11, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • State licensing fee gains support from two area hospitals

    MORRIS – A new annual licensing fee to fund a system for reporting medical errors received support from hospitals in Morris and Joliet.
    July 11, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Charges filed in 2013 Morris mink farm incident

    CHICAGO – Two California men were indicted on federal charges related to an August 2013 incident where about 2,000 minks were released from a Morris f ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Amazing Race’ 4-H activity teaches kids reasoning, cooperation

    MORRIS – The Homes Cool Kids 4-H group decided to challenge its collective brains Friday as members used the lessons learned from the GPS segment of c ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Coal City Clothes Closet will close its doors Oct. 1

    COAL CITY – The Coal City Clothes Closet will be closing its doors Oct. 1, according to Cathy Milne, who along with her husband, Gordon, started the f ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Police searching for person of interest in stabbing in Minooka

    MINOOKA – Police continued to search late Friday for a person of interest in the stabbing that took place earlier in the day inside World Class Distri ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Alternative applications to Concealed Carry License available

    SPRINGFIELD – An alternative application option to apply for a Concealed Carry License is available for those individuals without computer access, acc ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:47 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 ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Coal City school district setting new goals

    COAL CITY – Superintendent Kent Bugg and the Coal City school board have set a goal to develop a new strategic plan and timeline.
    July 10, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • 3 French Hens market featured in magazine

    MORRIS – The 3 French Hens French Country Market was recently picked as “a Midwestern must stop” by Vintage Style magazine.
    July 10, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Army medic becomes civil servant

    MORRIS – When it comes to her desire to help people in need, Carissa Smith, 25, is a ball of fire. O ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Minooka student’s designs taking her to higher levels

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School student Claire Dobry is spending her summer at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she is getting a h ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • County voices support for nuclear planning bill

    MORRIS – An Illinois Senate bill is receiving official support from the Grundy County Emergency Management Agency.
    July 10, 2014 - 8:27 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 ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Driver loses control on Pioneer Road

    MORRIS – A vehicle heading northbound on Pioneer Road lost control, rolled into a ditch and took out a power line Wednesday afternoon.
    July 9, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Morris Cruise Night to be held Saturday

    MORRIS – The second Morris Cruise Night of the season will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in downtown Morris on Liberty Street. Any Classic car own ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • I&M Gymnastics Circus to be held Sunday

    CHANNAHON – The grand reopening of Circus Spectacular will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Performances start at 2:30 p.m and include professional perform ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Morris to purchase back-up generators

    MORRIS – The next time the entire city of Morris loses power, Mayor Richard Kopczick wants to be prepared.
    July 9, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • YMCA fishing camp most popular this season

    MORRIS – Getting kids hooked on fishing and the outdoors is the goal of Steve Rogers, program instructor for the YMCA fishing camp in Morris.
    July 9, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Farmers object wind energy project to County Board

    MORRIS – Vocal, vehement opposition from local farmers and landowners has put a $300 million Grundy County project on hold.
    July 10, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Missing man with Alzheimer’s found OK

    MORRIS – Some residents who live near Old Pine Bluff Road received a reverse 911 call Tuesday regarding a missing elderly man who was safely found a s ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Grundy County dancers succeed at competition

    MORRIS – Disney World might be called the happiest place on Earth, but for a group of local dancers it took a lot of hard work and dedication to get t ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:23 pm
  • Spirit Cheerleading opens Morris location

    MORRIS – Spirit Cheerleading has opened a new Morris location.Spirit Cheerleading offers all star ch ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Route 47 shut down Monday evening because of accident

    MORRIS – A 92-year-old Dwight woman was driving south on Route 47 on Monday afternoon when she crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a semitrailer.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Minooka District 201 hires new principal

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 boardduring a special meeting Monda ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Illinois will have new boating laws

    MORRIS – Gov. Pat Quinn signed three laws over the Fourth of July weekend aimed at increasing boater safety. He timed it for when many were spending t ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Money for road, bridge work at Route 6, I-55 will be appropriated

    CHANNAHON – State Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, shared some good news Monday evening with the Channahon Village Board.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Kennedy named Grundy County tax assessor

    MORRIS – Stephanie Kennedy has replaced Dave Henderson as the Grundy County tax assessor.The Grundy ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • County Board discusses former board member’s residency issue

    MORRIS – Former Grundy County Board member Teryl Lundeen was a Will County resident during part of her term, but was still legally allowed to serve th ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Local farms booming from agri-tourism

    MINOOKA – Surely, when Minooka homesteader Abel Heap founded the family farm 148 years ago, he did not envision haunted corn mazes, hay-rack rides and ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Morris man with Alzheimer's found OK after almost four hours missing

    MORRIS - An 87-year-old man with Alzheimer's who was reported missing Tuesday afternoon has been found and is being treated at Morris Hospital.
    July 8, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Man pleads guilty to murder of still-missing boy

    WAUKEGAN (AP) — A northern Illinois man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in last year's slaying of his girlfriend's 5-month-old son. The boy ...
    July 8, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • Business briefs

    Family nurse practitioner joins Ottawa staffOTTAWA – The Ottawa Regional Medical Center, a part of O ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Hometown Battery energizing the Morris community

    MORRIS – Hometown Battery is the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s most recent Business Spotlight.
    July 7, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Morris Lions offer free day at Morris Pool

    MORRIS – The Morris Lions Club is sponsoring a free day of swimming to all Morris residents July 12. 
    July 7, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Morris Library presents “Incredible Bats"

    MORRIS – The Morris Area Public Library will host Daniel and Sharon Peterson and their educational program “Incredible Bats” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    July 7, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Grundy Health Department collecting birds for West Nile testing

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department is reminding residents they are collecting birds for testing as part of the West Nile Virus surveillance ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Edward Jones volunteers help make a difference

    JOLIET – Over 35 Edward Jones financial advisers, branch office administrators and their friends and family members recently joined forces in the loca ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Morris, ComEd combined resources after storms

    JOLIET – It’s not always easy to understand the critical needs of a community following a significant storm event – not unless you’re in the heart of ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Grundy County grand jury indictments announced

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced the grand jury returned the following indictments July 2. The public is advised that a ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • 2nd Will County judge recused himself in Monson case

    MORRIS – A new hearing brought the recusal of a second judge in the Grundy County case involving former Veteran’s Assistance Commission Superintendent ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness run to be held

    MORRIS – After losing her mother to a 14-month battle with ovarian cancer in January 2005, Corri Trotter has worked diligently to share the symptoms o ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Morris City Council establishes TIF borders

    MORRIS – Boundaries for the long-anticipated Marina TIF District were created Monday at the Morris City Council meeting.
    July 7, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Local couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

    MORRIS – While most people were spending the weekend grilling and celebrating the United States’ independence from England, Wendell and Sharon Johnson ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Area enjoys county fair over weekend

    MORRIS – For some, the Fourth of July festivities wrapped up Friday, but for those attending the Grundy County Agricultural District Fair, the celebra ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Indian Trail Road to close for bridge construction

    The Grundy County Highway Department will be reconstructing the Indian Trail Road bridge over Hog Run, located approximately one-fourth a mile west of ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Car, motorcycle show to be held today in Seneca

    SENECA – The Woodsmoke Ranch Care and Motorcycle Show will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.This year’ ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • County fair continues to entertain

    MORRIS – For more than 20 years Juan Friguglietti has been honing his juggling and plate spinning skills to put on the world’s smallest circus – the P ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Grundy County Fair schedule update

    Today• 8 a.m. – Judging swine (Market hogs)• 9 a.m. – Grand entry and Judging in speed and game hors ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Liberty Days 5K continues its growth

    MORRIS – Wearing patriotic tutus and American flag costumes, members of Team Red ,White and Blue were some of the most spirited runners at the Liberty ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Power returns for most Morris residents

    MORRIS – Most residents had their power restored by noon Friday, according to Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance District Chief Tracey Steffes.
    July 4, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Police say they have weapon used in killings

    DWIGHT – Police say they have recovered the weapon used in the shooting deaths of two women last month.
    July 4, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • County clerks preparing for Election Day voter sign-ups

    JOLIET – Grundy County Clerk Lana Phillips expects a busier-than-usual Election Day this year.“We ar ...
    July 8, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Jobless rate drops in Grundy County

    MORRIS – May was a good month for the Grundy County workforce as unemployment numbers dropped to their lowest point since 2008, when the recession hit ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • U.S. flag from Morris raised underwater

    Everything seemed to come together perfectly as if it was it meant to be.In mid-May, Scott Belt talk ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Fireworks show delights local residents Rockets’ red glare

    MORRIS – People came from far and wide Thursday night to witness the rockets’ red glare over the Grundy County fairgrounds.
    July 4, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Weather Service: Weak tornado did touch down in Grundy County

    MORRIS – New information released by the National Weather Service confirms there was an EF-0 tornado that touched down in Grundy County north of Morri ...
    July 4, 2014 - 10:07 am
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