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  • Saturday the last day to cast early votes

    MORRIS – Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson reminds voters that the last day to cast an early voter ballot for the April 7 Consolidated Election is Saturda ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Gravel-road bike race coming to Morris

    MORRIS – Craig Patnode rode his Nashbar 5000 bicycle through gravel roads and paved streets as a child in Morris.
    March 31, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • County board committee discusses policy for removal of county chairmen

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board's Legislative Committee has been looking over policy to recommend changes to the current policy list.
    UPDATED: March 31, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • 'The Last Words' is presented as a way to give back to Morris community

    MORRIS – An actor’s job is portraying a part with the right emotion and the right body language to be believable. Having a nonspeaking role makes that ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Morris Hospital removes guesswork at its 'Dining with Diabetes Fair and Exhibit'

    MORRIS – Diabetics last week sampled a mini-smorgasbord of healthful, low-carbohydrate restaurant food at Morris Hospital’s “Dining with Diabetes Fair ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Marseilles man arrested in stabbing incident

    STREATOR – A Marseilles man was arrested Saturday after authorities say he stabbed another man in a Streator residence.
    March 31, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Firefighters working on blaze in field in Dwight

    DWIGHT – Patty Jones emerged from her home Tuesday clutching her two cats closely as fire spread from the corn field behind her Dwight mobile home ove ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • LaSalle farmer, donation direct funds to Pet Project

    MARSEILLES – The Pet Project has received a $2,500 donation from LaSalle County farmer Katie Bernard and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Birthing Suites recognized for patient safety

    JOLIET – The March of Dimes has recognized Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery Unit for successfully reducing their early elect ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Serena hopes to be formally elected as Gardner mayor

    GARDNER – Michael Serena of Gardner is now running for the position he was appointed to Feb. 27 after the death of Mayor Tom Wise.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Braidwood Generating Station Unit 1 offline

    BRACEVILLE – Operators removed Braidwood Station Unit 1 from service early Monday morning for a planned refueling outage.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Cox runs again for top Gardner spot

    GARDNER – Gary A. Cox, a former Gardner commissioner, is trying his hand again at running for mayor of Gardner.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Reed looks to turn Gardner around

    GARDNER – Donald E. Reed has never held an elected position but he is seeking to become Gardner’s mayor to help take the village in a new direction.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Three new members join Community Foundation board

    MORRIS – The Community Foundation of Grundy County has elected three community members as new members of its Board of Trustees: Lois Durkin Darlington ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Doggie Easter Egg Hunt sets attendance record

    MORRIS – Temperatures in the low 30s Saturday morning couldn’t put a dent in the attendance of the 11th annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at Goold Park in ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Five running for three, four-year term spots on Minooka grade school board

    MINOOKA – Five candidates are vying for three seats in the Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 Board of Education election April 7.
    March 31, 2015 - 7:46 am
  • MDDP honors retiring board director Tesdal

    MORRIS – The Morris Downtown Development Partnership held its annual meeting at Living Water Church of the Nazarene in Morris on March 10.
    March 27, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • USDA extends deadlines

    WASHINGTON, – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agr ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:32 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 ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Lisbon Road bridge to close for reconstruction

    MORRIS – Closure of the Lisbon Road bridge for reconstruction has been pushed back about a week, to mid-April, Illinois Department of Transportation c ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • 5 running for Minooka D-111 board seats

    MINOOKA – Five candidates are now competing for three seats on the Minooka Community High School District 111 school board this election.
    March 27, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Meet the candidates night April 1 in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – The Three Rivers Business Alliance and the Channahon Economic Development Corporation will host a “Meet The Candidates” night April 1 for ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • D-201 will get full-day kindergarten

    MINOOKA – Educators and local parents clinched hands and showed nervous faces as they anxiously awaited the decision made Wednesday by the Minooka Com ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Seneca High School honor roll announced

    SENECA – The honor roll for Seneca High School’s third quarter has been released.HIGH HONOR ROLLSeni ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • M-V-K honor roll released

    MAZON – At the end of each quarter, the academic accomplishments of Mazon-Verona-Kinsman Elementary School students are recognized through the posting ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Council of Catholic Women honors Dorothy Jenkins CHANNAHON – Dorothy Jenkins of Channahon has been n ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Morris Woman's Club marks 88th anniversary

    MORRIS – This year is the 125th anniversary of the General Federation of Women's Clubs and the 88th anniversary of the Morris Woman's Club.
    March 26, 2015 - 9:29 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 ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Morris police say goodbye to officers

    MORRIS – Morris police Sgts. Scott Henderson and Gregg Sager are retiring weeks apart, taking with them a combined 54 years of full-time police servic ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • JJC proposes balanced budget for next fiscal year

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College officials say they continue to be fiscally conservative in the college’s latest budget proposal.
    March 26, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Minooka 201 superintendent to retire this school year

    MINOOKA – Superintendent Al Gegenheimer of Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 will retire from the district at the end of this school ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Saratoga releases second trimester honor roll

    MORRIS – Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60C released its list of honor roll students for the second trimester for the 2014-15 school ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • I.C.S. announces honor rolls

    MORRIS – Immaculate Conception School released its list of honor roll students for the second trimester for the 2014-15 school year.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:51 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 ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    ICS preschool begins registration soon MORRIS – Immaculate Conception School has openings and is acc ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • O’Brien named health Employee of the Month

    MORRIS – Chris O’Brien was chosen as March Grundy County Health Department Employee of the Month. O’Brien has been employed with the health department ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • Commission makes no notes on office rezoning

    MORRIS – After much debate, the Morris Planning Commission Wednesday decided to make no recommendation regarding the rezoning of a former chiropractor ...
    March 26, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • A fresh approach to freshman year

    MORRIS – Administration and faculty acknowledge the transition from eighth grade to freshman year is a difficult one for students.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • K-9 Deputy Nitro retires from Grundy County Sheriff's Office

    MORRIS – After a successful eight-year career with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, K-9 Deputy Nitro has retired.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Local schools budgets hurt by lawmakers' short-term budget fix

    MORRIS – Schools stand to lose out under a budget fix emerging from Springfield this week. That fix ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Minooka board approves resolution urging governor to protect local funding

    MINOOKA – Minooka trustees are urging Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly to protect local municipalities’ share of the state income t ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Strandell aims to use engineering knowledge

    MORRIS – Robert K. Strandell believes most politicians are too caught up in representing either the Republican or Democratic parties and opposing each ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Wachowski looks to use management background

    MORRIS – Jeffrey Wachowski, 58, is running for Third Ward Alderman for the second time.A Democratic ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Baron hopes to preserve, improve area

    MORRIS – Zora Baron, a 19-year resident of Morris, said she jumped on the opportunity to run for alderman in the Third Ward as soon as she heard of th ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:45 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 ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Dr. John Roth Jr. retires from Morris

    MORRIS – Growing up, Dr. John Roth Jr. knew he would be a doctor like his father. He knew because his grandmother told him so.
    March 24, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Grundy County Board looking at ways to cut budget

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board Chairman David Welter will sit down with department heads and elected officials Wednesday to discuss where the county bud ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Traffic being rerouted from I-80 due to rollover

    MINOOKA – A semi truck has rolled over on Interstate 80 westbound across all lanes of traffic, causing traffic to be rerouted, according to Illinois S ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • How to improve your business SEO and reach customers with sponsored content

    Sponsored Content is a form of marketing that offers a business the opportunity to reach a targeted audience in a new way. While sponsored content can ...
    March 26, 2015 - 1:13 pm
  • Raises approved for Channahon District 17 administrators, support staff

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon District 17 School Board has approved raises for district principals, the dean, the finance director and support staff.
    March 24, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Easter egg hunts planned for upcoming weekends

    MORRIS – Gould Park will be covered in paw prints Saturday and children’s footprints April 4 as two annual Easter egg hunts return to Morris.
    March 23, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Wilmington, Braidwood to gain new competing dollar stores

    Wilmington and Braidwood each have a dollar store. Wilmington has a Family Dollar and Braidwood has a Dollar General. But by the end of this year, bot ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Dwight Rotary hears presentation on Illiana expressway development

    DWIGHT – Rotarians welcomed John Greuling from the Will County Center for Economic Development to its meeting earlier this month.
    March 23, 2015 - 8:34 pm
  • State’s attorney joins law enforcement in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland joined other police chiefs, state’s attorneys and sheriffs in Springfield last week to expr ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Farm bureau, supporters raise more than $30,000

    GARDNER – In a room filled with tables covered in John Deere green and yellow, supporters of the Grundy County Farm Bureau Foundation and the Grundy C ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:31 pm
  • Ambulance district referendum will not be on ballot

    MORRIS – Despite an emergency motion to get a referendum question for a rescue squad district on the April 7 ballot, Grundy County Judge Lance Peterso ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Cardiologist joins specialist team

    MORRIS – With the recent addition of Dr. Athar Saeed, Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists has expanded its outreach into the community with off ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Two OB-GYNs join local practice

    MORRIS – Dr. Andrea L. Chen and Dr. Jody De Lind have joined Morris Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, a practice of five obstetrician/gyne ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    ‘Tree-Stump Tombstones’ presentation on Tuesday MORRIS – The museum of the Grundy County Historical ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Grundy County names Brantley Harvey the Ag Baby of 2015

    MORRIS – Brantley Harvey was born Wednesday to Thomas Harvey and Christina Rowland, which made him the Grundy County 2015 Ag Baby in honor of National ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Minooka High School makes personnel cuts

    MINOOKA – A standing room-only crowd of students, parents, teachers and other staff gathered Thursday at Minooka Community High School’s school board ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:15 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 ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Collecting coins for a cause

    MORRIS – White Oak students collected pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters for a cause during the last two weeks in a coin war that only saw winners.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Hearing on possible medical marijuana business on hold

    MORRIS – A presentation by Greenhouse Group LLC for a medical marijuana dispensary was scheduled to take place next week at the Morris Planning Commis ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Morris faculty boards 'The Energy Bus'

    MORRIS – "The Energy Bus" has traveled through the hallways and offices of Morris Community High School all school year.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • D-54 projections show bottoming out of assessed value declines

    MORRIS – Howard Crouse, senior vice president at PMA Financial Network, discussed this week financial projections with the District 54 School Board.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Minooka High School makes personnel cuts

    MINOOKA – A standing-room only crowd of students, parents, teachers and other staff gathered Thursday at Minooka Community High School’s School Board ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Hail to the Ag baby

    MORRIS – When Thomas Harvey and Christina Rowland of Coal City headed to the Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers to have their baby, they had no idea ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • 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 ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • News briefs

    Kendall-Grundy Community Action is offering scholarships to those income-eligible individuals looking to further their formal education or occupationa ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Coal City VFW’s 90th year honored with House bill

    COAL CITY – A House bill honoring the 90th anniversary of Coal City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) St. Juvin Post 1336 was adopted last week.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Morris elementary district discusses non-resident enrollments

    MORRIS – The Morris Elementary School District 54 board discussed Tuesday night non-resident student requests to attend school.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Morris amends, tightens parking rules

    MORRIS – A meeting Monday night of the Street and Alley Committee brought an amendment to Morris parking regulations.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • News briefs: Spring Fling vendor and craft show March 20

    Spring Fling vendor and craft show starts tonight MINOOKA – The Spring Fling vendor and craft show w ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Morris community schools proposing fee-based preschool

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 is partnering with Nettle Creek and Saratoga schools on a possible fee-based preschool under the name Mo ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Nettle Creek signs new contract with McKinney

    MORRIS – Don McKinney, superintendent and principal at Nettle Creek School District 24, signed a new three-year contract after the school board approv ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Kinzinger announces student art competition

    OTTAWA – Congressman Adam Kinzinger’s office is accepting submissions for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.  
    March 18, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Rauner’s proposed budget would cut $3.3 million from Grundy towns

    MORRIS – Mayor Richard Kopczick signed Wednesday morning a letter of objection to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget plans.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Morris schools form agreement for special education busing

    MORRIS – After two years of shared busing between Morris Elementary District 54, Saratoga Community School District 60C and Morris Community High Scho ...
    March 18, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • YMCA JETS swim team to expand into Morris

    MORRIS – Children ages 6 to 18 will soon have the opportunity to join a competitive swim team in Morris, as the Joliet YMCA JETS expand to an untapped ...
    March 18, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • 2 arrested, 2 more wanted for Morris residential burglaries

    MORRIS – Two of the four individuals believed to be behind nine Morris residential burglaries have been arrested.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • 'Mary Poppins' to be performed at Minooka High School

    MINOOKA – The cast and crew of this week’s performance of “Mary Poppins” at Minooka Community High School is more than a bit excited about doing this ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:25 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 ...
    March 17, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Saratoga school shares lot, upgrade plans

    MORRIS – Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60C has many plans for construction and refurbishing in the near future.
    March 17, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Morris names Funk Officer of the Year

    MORRIS – Officer Patrick Funk thought he wanted to be a high school gym teacher and football coach – until he went for a ride along with his uncle, a ...
    March 18, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • A note to our readers from the General Manager

    Since arriving in Morris in 2012, there’s one request I’ve constantly heard: Bring back the Monday print edition.
    March 17, 2015 - 7:28 pm
  • 20 percent of Grundy claim Irish heritage

    MORRIS – We may be a long way from Ireland, but it appears numerous Grundy County residents have family roots connecting them to the Irish land.
    March 17, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Channahon approves cupcake law

    CHANNAHON – Channahon residents wanting to operate a bakery or other food operation out of their homes may now do so legally.
    March 17, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Minooka considers educator cuts

    MINOOKA – To address an increasing deficit in Minooka Community High School District 111’s budget, the school board is set to consider Thursday cuts i ...
    March 17, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Deininger joins Land Pro real estate brokerage company

    OSWEGO – Land Pro LLC, a land real estate brokerage company, is proud to welcome real estate broker Doug Deininger. Deininger joined Land Pro in Decem ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Art for Animals charity event set Thursday

    MORRIS – Downtown Morris’ 3rd annual Art for Animals charity event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
    March 16, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Local resident joins Edward Jones team

    MINOOKA – Suzanne Lowden recently joined the Minooka office of the financial services firm Edward Jones as a branch office administrator. Lowden must ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Grundy Chamber spotlights Los Charros

    COAL CITY – Los Charros Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s recent Business Spotlight.
    March 16, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Diamond offering water, sewer line insurance

    DIAMOND – The Diamond Village Board last week discussed and approved offering a low-cost service plan for residents that would cover the water and sew ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • County administrator position now posted

    MORRIS – After months of discussion, the job position for Grundy County Administrator was posted Monday.
    March 16, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Local organizations donate to Morris police

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department recently received two separate donations from local organizations.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Hundreds take the plunge for Special Olympics

    JOLIET – The weather wasn’t exactly “polar” Saturday afternoon, but the water at Leisure Lake Resort in Joliet was plenty cold enough for more than 30 ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Area companies on display at Earth Expo

    MORRIS – A traveling reptile show, service dogs, science experiments, 4-H clubs, and numerous business exhibits were among the highlights at the Earth ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:48 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 ...
    March 13, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Nettle Creek hosts heart-healthy events for youths

    MORRIS – Nettle Creek students were all heart on Feb. 20 as they jumped, ran, scrambled, took part in relays and shot hoops. All for heart – “Jump Rop ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Morris council to discuss Osaka Spa business license

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council is set to consider Monday whether to take action against the business license of Osaka Spa after its owner pleaded gu ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Grundy County, townships plan on rebuilding four bridges

    MORRIS – Grundy County is looking at four bridge rebuilds this year after one became a danger and was closed last year, and another is showing serious ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Wolf confirmed in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Tests have confirmed the wolf-like animal found dead along a roadside last month is indeed a gray wolf.
    March 13, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Morris High School student scores perfect ACT score

    MORRIS – Brian and Mary Gile of Morris knew their daughter was a smart kid at age 2 or 3. Bridget Gi ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • GEDC and Chamber recognize business and organizations

    MINOOKA – More than 240 investors, business and municipal leaders, and guests were in attendance Wednesday at Chapin’s East Banquets in Minooka for th ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Grundy County Democrats have new chairman

    MORRIS – Dick Joyce of Coal City has been named chairman of the Grundy County Democratic Central Committee, replacing Mike Clemmons.
    March 12, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • County, Minooka, Morris to develop Brisbin Road

    MORRIS – Grundy County is working with Minooka and Morris to create a pre-annexation agreement to allow the county to move forward with the Brisbin Co ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Seneca high school peforms musical this weekend

    SENECA – Audiences present Friday and Saturday at the Seneca Township High School auditorium can hop in a time machine back to the Roaring ‘20s for a ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Crime Stoppers seeking information on burglary

    GOOSE LAKE – Crime Stoppers of Grundy County is seeking information regarding a recent residential burglary in Goose Lake.
    March 12, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Brothers Country Supply recognized

    MINOOKA – Brothers David and John Bankowski started their business selling horse products to farms and stables in the Ottawa area with no store front. ...
    March 12, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Benefit to be held for Morris man Saturday

    MORRIS – The community is invited to give back to a man who has bestowed much to the community. Fami ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Medical marijuana company looking to open dispensary in Morris

    MORRIS – The company issued a license by the state to open a medical marijuana dispensary unit in Grundy or Kendall counties is looking to open shop i ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:52 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 ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:58 am
  • Earth Expo in Morris will be held Saturday

    MORRIS – The 24th annual Grundy County Earth Expo returns to Saratoga Elementary School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    March 12, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • Grundy County to purchase new software for flyovers

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Land Use and Assessor will be splitting the cost of new software that will enable both offices to view changes to land parc ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:54 am
  • Metal stamping mastered

    MINOOKA – Lee and Kathy Hutchinson started their metal stamping business in 1983 in Shorewood, where they operated until it was time to grow their bus ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • English teacher adds reading specialist to duties

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School board has approved the assignment of Amy Carr as a part-time reading specialist for the 2015-16 school year.
    March 11, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • A different perspective

    MORRIS – Every time Kori Beck of Morris attends a mission trip she enjoys giving to those in need, but she also grows as a person.
    March 12, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Souper Bowl raises more than $6,000 for We Care

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Grundy County Souper Bowl of Caring.
    March 11, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Work to start on Blodgett Road in Channahon at I-55 for bridge work

    CHANNAHON – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that work on the Blodgett Road over Interstate 55 Bridge and Blodgett Road over Grant ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Community invited to Rep. Anthony open house

    MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, invites constituents to attend an Open House at his new District Office, 1421 N. Division St. in Morri ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Sheriff’s office reminds motorists to drive safely on St. Patrick’s Day

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day to crack down on drunk drivers. Unbuckled motori ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Saratoga PTO fundraiser and dinner this weekend

    MORRIS – Saratoga School District 60C’s PTO is having a “Luck of the Irish” draw down fundraiser. Th ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Morris high school assistant principal contract renewed; will be future AD

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School board approved Monday a one-year contract Monday for Assistant Principal Jeff Johnson.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Grundy County Personnel Committee hires new IT director

    MORRIS – Less than a month after the Grundy County Personnel Committee approved the final job description for a new IT director, the search is over.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • We Care's new location allows for growth

    MORRIS – Imagine moving into a new home six times the size of your last home, as well as all the possibilities and responsibilities that come with the ...
    March 11, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Grundy committee decides on temporary solution for Gardner well

    MORRIS – Cara Anderson told the Grundy County Board’s Finance Committee on Monday night that an abandoned well is improperly sealed on property owned ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • House adopts resolution honoring late Morris Firefighter James Allen

    MORRIS – The house bill designating a portion of Route 47 in memory of late Morris firefighter James Allen has been adopted and is moving on to the Se ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Informational meeting to be held on pipeline project to go through Grundy County

    KANKAKEE – The public is welcome to attend a pre-construction informational meeting for a pipeline project that will cross through Grundy and Will cou ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • 8th grade career fair to be held in Morris, businesses sought

    MORRIS – If you ask a 4-year-old what do you want to be when you grow up, they often times answer by saying a fireman, police officer, or something cr ...
    March 9, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Committee approves Grundy County administrator position salary increase

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee voted 6 to 0, with Chairman John Galloway absent, to extend the administrator salary up to $100,000 as me ...
    March 9, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • MCHS Principal Kelly Hussey receives new four-year contract

    MORRIS – Currently in his 34th year at Morris Community High School, Principal Kelly Hussey has been given a new contract that will carry him to his r ...
    March 9, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Coal City high school brings 'Beauty and the Beast' to life

    COAL CITY – As the stage lights start to come up at the Coal City High School auditorium, smoke fills the air and viewers are taken to a village that ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Coal City schools registration fees to increase

    COAL CITY – Some school fees are increasing for Coal City Community Unit School District 1 for the 2015-16 school year.
    March 9, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Morris fire department handles Lazy Acres fire

    MORRIS – Firefighters extinguished a structure fire Sunday evening at Lazy Acres Recreation Club on Gun Club Road in Morris.
    March 9, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Community colleges satisfied with Rauner's budget proposal

    JOLIET – Community college leaders support Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget proposal, since they say it will support institutions they call the economic dri ...
    March 9, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Channahon trims budget at weekend workshop

    CHANNAHON – It took only two hours for Channahon staff, trustees and the mayor to save the village almost half a million dollars during a Saturday mor ...
    March 9, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Rollover accidents on westbound I-80

    MORRIS – Two rollover crashes occurred in recent days on Interstate 80 near the 111 mile marker in Morris.
    March 9, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • College briefs

    Local students named to Aurora University Dean's ListAURORA – Aurora University congratulates the mo ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Grundy County will form committee to continue life skills house discussion

    MORRIS – Neal Sandburg, executive director of the Grundy County Special Education Cooperative, met with the Facilities/Law & Justice Committee Thursda ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Quilt Guild ‘not just for quilting’

    MORRIS – For the past 24 years, Mary Shoudis of Morris has been quilting, a hobby she didn’t have before joining the Pieces From the Heart Quilt Guild ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Garbage pick up halted in Erienna and Wauponsee townships

    Beginning Monday, residents living on weight-restricted roads in Erienna and Wauponsee townships will have their regular waste and recycling pickup ha ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Minooka high school board approves more bleacher work

    MINOOKA – Rather than remodeling only the floors of Minooka Community High School’s stadium grandstand bleachers, as approved at the February school b ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Gardner families evacuated because of gas leak Thursday night

    GARDNER – Emergency personnel evacuated 28 adults, children, infants and family pets late Thursday night from an apartment complex in Gardner after Ni ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Farmers weigh credit options

    Like all flourishing businesses, a successful farm needs to monitor its cash flow.  A farm may have higher expenses in spring when crops are being pla ...
    March 31, 2015 - 8:41 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 ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Grundy officials provide severe weather tips

    MORRIS – With temperatures expected to reach the 50s next week, Joe Schroeder is advising county residents to prepare for the dangers of spring weathe ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Premier Academy students show off art

    MORRIS – Thursday night was the culmination of months of dedication from Premier Academy students at the school’s first art show, held at Whimsy Fancy ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Morris listed as one of 10 best cities to retire to in Illinois

    MORRIS – Good schools, a great church, and a rural setting are what brought Tim Beshoar and his family to Morris many years ago. And those same amenit ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Attorney General says no criminal acts occurred with cash payments

    MORRIS – The Illinois Attorney General's office found there is no basis for criminal charges against the Grundy County Sheriff's Department regarding ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:07 pm