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  • 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 13, 2014 - 10:11 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 13, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Fisher presumed drowned in Kankakee River

    WILMINGTON – A man is presumed drowned after currents pulled him under the Kankakee River Friday night.
    July 13, 2014 - 10:10 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 12, 2014 - 2:44 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 11, 2014 - 9:55 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 11, 2014 - 9:45 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 11, 2014 - 9:57 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
  • Police say they have weapon used in Dwight murders

    DWIGHT – Police say they have recovered the weapon used in the shooting deaths of two women last month.
    July 3, 2014 - 4:59 pm
  • Number of local residents in Grundy County without power dwindling

    MORRIS — According to local ComEd officials, 714 people in the area were still powerless as of Thursday morning.
    July 3, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Measure signed into law regarding school safety

    Aiming to upgrade various protections at local schools, a measure sponsored by state Rep. Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee, recently was signed into law.
    July 2, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Banana Derby kicks off fair events in Grundy County

    MORRIS – About eight years ago, Phil Hendricks noticed his monkey, Gilligan, riding on the back of his dog, George, and he envisioned the world’s firs ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Donations sought for ‘Price-less Day’

    MORRIS – First Christian Church in Morris is holding its 11th annual Price-less Day on July 22. In preparation for the free garage sale, the church is ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Grundy County Fair events schedule announced

    The Grundy County Fair has the following events scheduled: THURSDAY • 8 a.m. — Judging Swine (Breedi ...
    July 3, 2014 - 7:56 am
  • Minooka police station gets box to drop off medications

    MINOOKA – With the closure of Minooka Pharmacy, Grundy County Coroner John Callahan and Minooka Police Chief Justin Meyer have teamed up to have a dep ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Sanders named 2014 Miss Grundy County Fair Queen

    MORRIS – With a wave of the hand and an occasional thumbs-up tiny contestants took the stage just before 6 p.m. after power was restored to the pavili ...
    July 3, 2014 - 7:57 am
  • Food safety stressed after prolonged power outages

    MORRIS – Throwing away food is hard for the Morgan family, who live on the east side of Morris. But ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • City of Morris returning to normal

    MORRIS – Upward of 1,000 Grundy County residents entered their second day without power Wednesday after brutal weather swept across Illinois on Monday ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Caution urged as power comes back on

    MORRIS – As ComEd restores power to Morris, the Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance District has been receiving calls of fires caused by debris on the ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • It’s OK to be vain about varicose and spider veins

    Not only can they be unsightly, if they’re not taken care of they can lead to serious health problems, says Kathe Malinowski, lead esthetician and mar ...
    July 2, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • Water safe to consume in Morris

    MORRIS — Residents are safe to consume water as usual, Morris Mayor Richard Kopczick said Wednesday morning.
    July 2, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Weather Service: No tornado in Morris

    MORRIS — No tornadoes were confirmed in Morris. Despite numerous media and weather reports saying a ...
    July 2, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • Police blotter

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Storms leave property damage in Wilmington

    It could have been worse.That was the word on the street Tuesday in Wilmington, where wind-swept des ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Local citizens step up to help during severe weather

    MORRIS – With only one week left in his position as Grundy County Housing Authority Resident Council president, Dennis Komnick was able to help his fe ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Hospital offering Diabetes Support Group, baby-sitting course

    Diabetes Support Group meets TuesdayMORRIS – The Diabetes Education Center at Morris Hospital will h ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Extreme heat can be serious health hazard

    On average, more people die from heat-related causes each year than any other weather hazard. Yet many people still don’t take heat dangers seriously.
    July 1, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Morris residents witness electrical fire caused by storm

    MORRIS – When Scott Kerr got home from work Monday night, he knew it was storming – but he didn’t expect what would happen next.
    July 1, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Photo gallery: Storm damage in and around Grundy County

    Monday night's storms caused widespread damage in Morris and elsewhere in and near Grundy County. ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Morris works to clean up after storms

    MORRIS – The two-punch storm that pummeled Grundy County on Monday night left a trail of debris, electrical fires and power outages in its wake.
    July 1, 2014 - 7:18 pm
  • Officials say ComEd hopes to restore majority of power by 11 p.m.

    MORRIS – The two-punch storm that pummeled Grundy County on Monday night left a trail of debris, electrical fires and power outages in its wake.
    July 1, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Reader-submitted photos: Storm hits Grundy County

    Readers sent us photos of the damage caused by the storms that hit the area on June 30. Send your photos to news@morrisdailyherald.com
    July 1, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Authorities holding press conference on storm damage shortly

    MORRIS -- Officials will be holding a press conference in minutes to update the public on the latest in storm damage across Morris and neighboring are ...
    July 2, 2014 - 7:47 am
  • Morris Daily Herald building closed due to power outage

    MORRIS – The Morris Daily Herald building at 1804 N. Division St. will be closed Tuesday due to the power outage caused the Monday night's storms.
    July 2, 2014 - 7:48 am
  • Thousands remain without power after storms

    MORRIS – Thousands of people remained without power Tuesday morning after severe storms and high winds caused widespread damage in Grundy County on Mo ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Morris water quality report available

    MORRIS – The city of Morris Water Department has available upon request the 2013 Consumer Confidence/Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. Copies may ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Mental health first aid training to be offered

    The Grundy County Health Department is offering a course in mental health first aid on July 11 and July 16, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.
    June 30, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • ‘Knee-high’ no longer a Fourth of July standard

    GRUNDY COUNTY – Tom Nugent stood just outside his home, impressed.“I’m looking at a field of corn th ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Street closings for Liberty 5K on Thursday

    MORRIS – The Liberty Run 5K Run/Walk will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in downtown Morris.The fo ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Hock promoted to Commercial Banking Officer at Grundy Bank

    MORRIS – Jennifer “JR” Hock was recently promoted to Commercial Banking Officer of Grundy Bank.Hock ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:32 pm
  • LyondellBasell receives award from American Chemistry Council

    HOUSTON, Texas – The American Chemistry Council named LyondellBasell a Responsible Care Company of the Year, in recognition of the company’s outstandi ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers volunteers honored

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers recently honored 606 volunteers for their dedicated service during the annual volunteer recognition lunc ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Grundy County Fair starts on Wednesday

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Agricultural District Fair is celebrating 110 years of family-centered fun at the Grundy County Fairgrounds this week.
    June 30, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Grundy County will assist Minooka in getting bike path

    MINOOKA – Grundy County will contribute $100,000 to the construction of a Minooka bicycle path along McEvilly Road.
    June 30, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • New railroad crossing coming to Coal City

    COAL CITY – A new railroad crossing on Broadway Road in Coal City could congest traffic in the area, if only for 10 minutes per day.
    June 30, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Dwight murder investigation continues

    DWIGHT – The investigation into the shooting death of two women in their home last month remains active.
    June 30, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Law enforcement reminds drivers to be safe over holiday

    GRUNDY COUNTY – The Fourth of July is a time for barbecues and family get-togethers – and unfortunately, increased drunken driving arrests and acciden ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Liberty Days brings families together to celebrate America

    MORRIS – Saturday afternoon was a great day for sitting on the courthouse lawn in Morris and listening to President Abraham Lincoln recite the Gettysb ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Storms cause power outage in Minooka

    Grundy County remains under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. Monday. As of 8:15 p.m. ComEd ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Morris Area Garden Club will meet again July 8

    MORRIS – The Morris Area Garden Club held its annual Flower Show and Raffle on June 21.There were ra ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Marriage licenses issued by Grundy County clerk

    The marriage licenses issued by the Grundy County County clerk June 23 to June 27 were the following:
    June 27, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Sen. Rezin to help with phone bills

    MORRIS – State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, is hosting a free Citizens Utility Board Clinic in July aimed at helping residents save money on their phone ...
    July 8, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Lady Landowner Day planned for July 10

    There are a lot of discussions happening lately about cover crops, using drones with farming and how rain gardens can help groundwater. Do you underst ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • New law improves state licensing program

    The law proposed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to further improve Illinois’ heralded Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program takes effec ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Steampunk genre takes over Coal City library

    COAL CITY – Teens at Coal City Public Library were transported this week to a bygone era – the 19th century to be exact – to celebrate the literary ge ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Recent deaths reflect the hazards of summer fun in the water

    MORRIS – Recent tragedies serve as a warning on just how hazardous summer fun can be when it involves swimming pools, lakes or rivers.
    June 30, 2014 - 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 ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • RTA files another lawsuit to prevent agreements

    MORRIS – The Regional Transportation Authority filed another lawsuit Friday aimed at preventing sales tax arrangements similar to those Morris and Cha ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Doctors, police prepare for fireworks do-it-yourselfers

    Firecrackers and gunshots sound a lot alike. Sometimes they can do the same amount of damage.Unless ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Kinzinger hears from local veterans about benefit concerns

    MORRIS – When asked about his Veteran’s Affairs health benefits, local veteran Bob Messel had this to say – “It’s probably the best care I’ve had in m ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Something for everyone at Liberty Days

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Courthouse lawn was transformed into a child’s paradise Friday afternoon, complete with bounce houses, carnival food, train ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Former Morris resident takes own life while being chased by police

    LASALLE COUNTY – A former Morris man took his life Thursday after trying to escape from police. LaSa ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Cadet graduates from military academy

    MORRIS – Cadet James Francis Kruse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kruse of Duluth, Minnesota, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Walter of Morris, and Mr. ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Children invited to play with ‘Zhen’ the panda

    NEWARK – Attention moms, bring your 15-month-old through preschool-aged children to the Charles B. Phillips Library in Newark for sing and dance with ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:46 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 ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Minooka, Grundy County sharing cost of new railroad viaduct

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Village Board has approved an agreement with Grundy County to foot $2 million of the cost to build a new railroad viaduct over R ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Dresden station has improved safety measures for flooding

    MORRIS – Is Dresden Nuclear Station entirely prepared for a major natural flood?It wasn’t last year, ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Wolf and friends visit Morris library

    MORRIS – Porcupines, skunks and wolves, oh my!Children signed up for the summer reading program at M ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • New tool from IDES aims to help job seekers

    A new tool on Illinois’ help wanted job board targets workers who previously did not need aresume to ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:53 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 ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • State leaders host senior fair at White Oak School

    MORRIS – Anne Kenney of Minooka tries to attend most senior fairs in the area to get information as well as check her health.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Tea Room serves a higher cause

    MORRIS – Letty Mae’s Tea Room in downtown Morris is known for more than its lunchtime sandwiches and quiche, vintage tea cups and tasty desserts. Its ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:58 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 - 9:57 pm
  • Kendall- Grundy Community Action announces summer cooling program

    The Kendall-Grundy Community Action has available limited funds to assist with home summer cooling bills.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Grundy County Board member resigns

    MORRIS – Republican Teryl Lundeen resigned last week from the Grundy County Board due to family, business and personal issues that were not made publi ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Airport will see profit after paying off hangars

    MORRIS – Morris Municipal Airport will profit an additional $79,000 per year beginning in December once it pays off 30 of its aircraft hangars.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Family working to turn tragic death into way to honor son

    MORRIS – A Morris family is trying to turn tragedy into something positive as they works their way through their grief.
    June 26, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Woman missing since Sunday in river has been found

    MORRIS – The body of a woman missing since Sunday in the Illinois River near Morris has been recovered.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • Search resumes for missing woman in river near Morris

    MORRIS – The search has resumed for a female boater who has been missing in the Illinois River since Sunday.
    June 25, 2014 - 2:40 pm
  • Tentative budget approved by Channahon School Board

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon School Board has approved a tentative budget for 2015.Total revenues are e ...
    June 25, 2014 - 7:07 am
  • It’s time to watch out for lightning

    This is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and it comes at a time when Grundy County has seen waves of thunderstorms in recent days.
    June 24, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Liberty Days schedule of events

    The following are some of the events that will be held at this year's Liberty Days. For more information visit www.downtownmorris.com/liberty-days/
    June 27, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Second arrest made in vandalism case

    MORRIS – A second arrest has been made in the case against those whom authorities say are responsible for a number of vandalism incidents in town that ...
    June 24, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Semitrailer and car collide on I-55

    CHANNAHON – One man was injured when a semitrailer and a car collided Tuesday in the construction zone on Interstate 55.
    June 24, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Fallen soldier honored

    ORLAND PARK – Some people walk through life wearing a cloak of fear. Army Private First Class Aaron ...
    June 25, 2014 - 10:19 am
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