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  • Gardner home engulfed in flames Friday

    GARDNER — A two-story home in Gardner was engulfed in flames Friday evening but residents managed to leave the home when firefighters arrived. 
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Two men flee Grundy County Sheriff deputies, face charges

    MORRIS - Grundy County Sheriff deputies responded to a call for assistance from Grand Ridge police at 10:23 p.m. on Friday.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Winter storm warning for Grundy County in effect later tonight

    The Grundy County Emergency Operations Center is advising people to pay close attention to forecasts and weather conditions for the next 36 hours. Thi ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Three Rivers Festival seeks grant proposals

    CHANNAHON – Proposals for funding are now being accepted for the Channahon’s Three Rivers Festival Community Support Grant program.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Extension to offer program on frauds, scams

    MORRIS – In a world where technology moves fast, it can be hard to keep up with the different types of swindles and fraudulent activity going on.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Gardner fire district election appeal to be heard Feb. 9

    GARDNER – Arguments will be heard Feb. 9 by Judge Lance Peterson on an appeal of the recent Electoral Board decision regarding who will be on the Apri ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Grundy County gets bond rate upgrade

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Public Building Commission has received a rating upgrade, giving taxpayers more of a savings.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Minooka Junior High students attend Caterpillar, JJC challenge

    JOLIET – Teamwork. Problem-solving. Creativity. These are words that best describe an exciting opportunity that local eighth-grade students experience ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Morris Watercolor Guild work on display in pop up gallery

    MORRIS – Art is popping up in downtown Morris as the Morris Watercolor Guild creates pop-up art galleries to showcase the work they do, as well as off ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • LyondellBasell donates $10,000 to Joliet Junior College

    MORRIS – LyondellBasell awarded the Joliet Junior College Foundation $10,000 during the year 2014. Representatives from the company recently met with ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Morris announces State Scholars

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School Principal Kelly Hussey recently announced that 34 students from the school have been recognized as 2015-16 Illin ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Morris High recognizes recipients of Prairie State Achievement Award

    MORRIS – The Prairie State Achievement Examination is a two-day standardized test that measures the achievement of students in 11th grade in writing, ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Grundy County hires accountant to ensure laws being followed when it comes to pay

    MORRIS – Grundy County has hired an accountant to ensure it is complying with state and federal laws when it comes to a decades-old practice at the sh ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Students at ICS in Morris hold activities to celebrate their faith

    MORRIS – The halls of Immaculate Conception School in Morris were lined with students Thursday afternoon, but it wasn’t a drill of some sort.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Grundy County high school students can get free dresses at Prom Expo

    MORRIS – Grundy County teens have a chance to go to prom for far cheaper than the average price tag that includes formal wear, flowers, hair, nails an ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Former Wilmington high school teacher, coach charged with sexual abuse

    WILMINGTON – Police announced Thursday the arrest of a former Wilmington High School social studies teacher and girls basketball coach, alleging he en ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Gardner Village Clerk resigns; replacement will be appointed

    GARDNER – Gardner Village Clerk Becky Pasternak turned in her resignation at Monday’s Gardner Village Board meeting. She is scheduled to leave her pos ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Grundy County Courthouse to get security improvements

    MORRIS – It has been recommended by board committees that the Grundy County Board buy X-ray equipment to be used for security at the courthouse.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Morris speech team places high in numerous tournaments

    MORRIS – Members of the Morris Community High School Redskins speech team are talking their way through the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference as the ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Grundy farmers encouraged to enroll in farm bill programs soon

    MORRIS – Navigating and enrolling in new programs offered through the 2013 farm bill is on the to-do lists of many local farmers as federally-mandated ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • Will County board member thanks Minooka board

    MINOOKA - Will County Board Member Don Gould thanked Minooka village trustees and the village Tuesday for working on extending the Lions Park bike pat ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Garage Squad star returns to school to speak to students

    MORRIS – Students in the Grundy Area Vocational Center’s automotive technology program learned firsthand Tuesday from Joe Zolper what it takes to beco ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 8:54 am
  • Vehicle rolls three times in Gardner accident Monday

    GARDNER – Icy road conditions Monday night caused a handful of accidents in the Grundy County area.J ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • Executive order halts Grundy Mental Health Court funding

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Mental Health Court program has been put on hold due to the governor's executive order freezing all state discretionary spe ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Channahon District 17 hires new superintendent

    CHANNAHON – By unanimous vote, the Channahon District 17 school board Monday hired current Rockdale School District 84 Superintendent Nick Henkle as C ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 7:58 pm
  • Medical staff at Joliet hospital to fundraise for Morris resident

    MORRIS – When Rick Bernickus of Morris participated in a bowling fundraising event for a colleague of his wife Marcy, he never dreamed that same event ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 8:17 pm
  • Joliet applicant topped list for marijuana recommendations

    Before leaving office, former Gov. Pat Quinn received recommendations from his administration on which businesses should receive medical marijuana lic ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 8:17 pm
  • Administrative assistant to the Grundy Board to receive temporary raise

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee has approved a one-time $10,000 stipend and an hourly rate increase for Administrative Assistant Sandy Po ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • White Oak PTO event fun for all

    MORRIS – White Oak Elementary School in Morris was filled with students Saturday when the school was transformed into a fun zone encouraging kids to j ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 7:59 pm
  • Debate tournament in Morris needs judges

    MORRIS – Sixteen-year-old Kate Warning of Minooka knows how to get her point across.Warning, a stude ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 8:19 pm
  • Morris girl earns Disney internship

    MORRIS – Growing up, Caitlyn Simpson loved going to Disney World. She knew then that, one day, she wanted to work at the land of magic.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • Minooka and Gardner among villages waiting to hear on medical marijuana licensing

    MINOOKA – Village Administrator Dan Duffy isn’t surprised by the state’s delay in issuing medical marijuana business licenses.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • Morris high school music students make All-State band and choir

    MORRIS – Five Morris students have risen to the top of the high school music world, selected from thousands of Chicago area students to join the Illin ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Appeal filed on decision over Gardner fire district objection

    GARDNER – A candidate for the Gardner Fire Protection District board has appealed a decision that one of her opponents can remain on the April ballot.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Braidwood Electoral Board rules in favor of mayoral candidate

    BRAIDWOOD – Despite an objection filed against one of its candidates for mayor, the city of Braidwood will see two people running for mayor on the Apr ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Tuesday last day to register for primary election

    MORRIS – Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson reminds anyone who resides in precincts Erienna 1 and 2, Morris 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Saratoga 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 that w ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • White Oak in Morris hosts wax museum

    MORRIS – White Oak second-grader Skylar Sparks donned a beret and grabbed a paint brush Thursday to portray artist Vincent Van Gogh during the annual ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • Morris high school issues working cash bonds

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School will again issue $1.44 million in general obligation school bonds to meet the district's cash flow needs.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Morris airport preparing for runway extension

    MORRIS – Preliminary work continues at the Morris Municipal Airport in preparations for its runway extension.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Morris library offers new toddler program

    MORRIS – Toddlers and preschool-age children ages 1 through 5 can get their wiggles on at the Morris Area Public Library with a new program: Wiggle Wo ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:38 pm
  • Grundy County Board hears audit findings

    MORRIS – Insufficient financial oversight has caused the county's audit to contain deficiencies and weakness in the Grundy County fiscal 2014 audit.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 5:50 pm
  • Morris and stadium group look at making band shell part of stadium plans

    MORRIS - The group looking to raise money for a new high school stadium is working with the city of Morris to possibly incorporate the city's band she ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • City OKs agreement for power savings

    MORRIS – The city of Morris is moving forward with another agreement with Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative in effort to obtain the l ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Grundy Medical Reserve Corps top ranking

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Medical Reserve Corps is a newer organization under the umbrella of the Grundy County Health Department – but it’s one of t ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Northern Illinois Food Pantry receives grant to help food pantries

    MORRIS – The Northern Illinois Food Bank received almost $50,000 from the Telligen Community Initiative in grant funding to help fund the Milk 2 My Pl ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Morris high school supports state Vision 20/20 program

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School is supporting the Illinois Vision 20/20 initiative to improve public education.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • United Way of Grundy County awards mini grants

    MORRIS – Twenty local nonprofit agencies have received a special check from the United Way of Grundy County.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Channahon trustees approve Bluff Road interchange agreement

    CHANNAHON – Channahon village trustees have unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement between the village and several area taxing bodies.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:34 pm
  • Gardner mayoral candidate wins filing objection case

    GARDNER – There will be three candidates for Gardner mayor in April after a ruling favoring mayoral hopeful Michael Serena.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Officials work to name road after late Morris firefighter

    MORRIS – At just 24, volunteer Morris fireman James Allen lost his life in a residential fire because of a backdraft.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • We Care sets up for a Souper goal

    MORRIS – As football season comes to a close and fans gear up for Super Bowl parties, We Care of Grundy County asks people to participate in their par ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 7:44 pm
  • Morris man sentenced to one year after We Care theft

    MORRIS – The man accused of stealing checks from We Care of Grundy County in 2013 has been sentenced to one year in the Illinois Department of Correct ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Morris man was accomplished farrier and fabricator

    MORRIS – Betty Pierce said when she and her husband Jim first moved to Morris, Jim worked various hands-on jobs, including construction and auto repai ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Dresden Unit 2 operating at full power again

    MORRIS — Operators at Dresden Generating Station returned Unit 2 to full power operation Saturday morning following the replacement of two circuit car ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • We Care tackles hunger

    MORRIS – This Super Bowl many of us will gather with family and enjoy a feast. However, one Super Bowl team has to lose.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:27 pm
  • Mobile food pantry held at First Christian Church

    MORRIS – About 160 area families took part in the mobile food pantry sponsored Wednesday by First Christian Church of Morris.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:27 pm
  • Personnel Committee discusses reverted funds

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Personnel Committee met Thursday only to find out one of its agenda items had already been approved at the full County Boar ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • Pasternak will not be on ballot for Gardner fire district

    GARDNER – There will be three names instead of four on the ballot for the Gardner Fire Protection District Board.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • Language lab allows students to improve Spanish skills

    MORRIS – Advanced Spanish students at Morris Community High School are increasing the fluency that they speak and hear Spanish with the addition of th ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • New principal for Minooka Community High School

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School has a new principal who will begin serving the district’s two campuses June 1.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Morris-area educators embrace free community college proposal

    JOLIET – President Barack Obama has proposed making community college free, giving low-income families greater access to higher education.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • Cloonen to host satellite office hours in Grundy County

    COAL CITY – Following through on her efforts to increase accessibility to constituents throughout the 79th District, state Rep. Kate Cloonen is hostin ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Grundy health department warns residents to check houses for radon

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department encourages everyone to test their home for Radon as part of National Radon Action Month this month.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • New attorney still being debated in Grundy

    MORRIS – The Grundy County State’s Attorney’s office is no closer to hiring a new attorney after the Grundy County Personnel Committee met Thursday ni ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Community fighting cancer along side Coal City teenager

    MORRIS – The Coal City community has come together to cheer on Megan Bugg, the daughter of local superintendent Kent Bugg, as she fights an advanced s ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • Rezin made assistant Republican leader

    SPRINGFIELD – A day after the 99th Illinois General Assembly was sworn in, state Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, was announced as assistant state Republican ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • Grundy County Community Foundation moving to former We Care home

    MORRIS – The Community Foundation of Grundy County is getting a home of its own.With We Care of Grun ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • With swearing in, Anthony also moves into new office location in Morris

    MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, was inaugurated Wednesday for his first elected term in Springfield.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • Unit 2 at Dresden Generating Station in Morris taken offline

    MORRIS – Operators at Dresden Generating Station removed Unit 2 from service at 7:04 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a system notification for an elevate ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Grundy County electoral board finds in favor of Perkins in Gardner case

    GARDNER – The Grundy County Electoral Board has overruled one of the objections filed against the petitions of two Gardner Fire Protection District Bo ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:07 pm
  • Merchant Marine pen pal had long correspondence with Morris woman

    MORRIS – When Carol Walker was an eighth-grader at Mazon Grade School, her world was small. She lived in town, close enough to walk to school, was an ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • Grundy County celebrates employee loyalty

    MORRIS – Dick Joyce has spent the past 30 years serving on the Grundy County Board because he believes he can continue to be of service.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • Grundy County's HR director has 'hit the ground running'

    MORRIS – After just 10 days on the job, Grundy County's new Human Resources Director Deborah Jankiewicz is hard at work.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Area pitches in to 'Bring Katelynn Home'

    SENECA – No one knows exactly what happened at 10:46 a.m. Aug. 29 on a rural road near Seneca.The ro ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • County Board supports recycling bill

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board voted, 12-2, to pass a resolution supporting House Bill 4042 – the Electronic Device Recycling and Reuse Act.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Morris homecoming queen represents at Liberty Bowl

    MORRIS – Monica Davy thought her reign as Morris Community High School’s homecoming queen would end with homecoming week last fall – but then she was ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Grundy County committee votes to move designated smoking area

    MORRIS - The designated area for visitors to smoke at the Grundy County Administration Building has been moved farther away from the front entrance.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Rauner sworn in as governor

    SPRINGFIELD – Bruce Rauner was inaugurated Monday as Illinois’ 42nd governor in a pomp-filled ceremony, promising to restore a state suffering from fi ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • City considering TIF grant for We Care

    MORRIS – The city of Morris is considering a TIF grant request for We Care of Grundy County to help the organization update its new facility.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Group looks to update Morris Community High School stadium

    MORRIS – A group of local men have teamed up to bring a facelift to the Morris Community High School stadium by forming a not-for-profit group they wi ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Seneca farmer to work in Rauner administration

    A Seneca farmer is one of two area people headed for Springfield as part of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Grundy County toddler taken to hospital after sledding accident

    MORRIS – A 3-year-old boy was taken Sunday to Morris Hospital after a sledding accident south of Morris.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Emergency lane closure on I-55 near Bolingbrook

    BOLINGBROOK – There is an emergency lanes closure on Interstate 55 near Bolingbrook due to a large pothole.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Shaw gets 2-year contract extension at District 54 in Morris

    MORRIS – Superintendent Teri Shaw will remain in her position through the 2015-16 school year after signing a new two-year contract with the district.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

    The Illinois Department of Public Health is encouraging women ages 21 and older to speak with their physician about cervical cancer screening and prev ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 7:51 pm
  • Grundy County Farm Bureau celebrates 100th anniversary

    DWIGHT – At the meeting celebrating its 100th year, the Grundy County Farm Bureau looked to the future and to the past.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Objections filed against candidates for Gardner Fire Protection District Board

    GARDNER – A Gardner Fire Protection District Board candidate has filed an objection against two opponents in the April 7 election.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 7:38 pm
  • Life skills house on Grundy County property discussed further

    MORRIS – Officials continued this week to discuss whether a life skills house for special education students should be built on county property.
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • Ottawa resident wins $1 million in lotto

    OTTAWA – On Christmas Day, Ottawa resident Bonnie Gama got the best Christmas gift she has ever received – a winning lotto ticket.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Grundy-area lawmakers taking wait-and-see approach on Rauner

    With a Democrat-controlled Legislature in Springfield and a Republican governor taking over Monday, local lawmakers hope for anything but a four-year ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 3:44 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 ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Rialto going to trial with special prosecutor over $6K rent dispute

    JOLIET – The Rialto Square Theatre and a special prosecutor for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office are headed to trial in March over a seven-year- ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Community YMCA open house to be Saturday

    MORRIS – As the Morris Community YMCA gears up for its grand opening Saturday, it already has started offering classes and a place to work out to the ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Blackbird’s Bowl owner will speak at seminar Sunday

    MORRIS – The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northeastern Illinois will host an educational seminar at 1 p.m. Sunday at The Hanson Center in Burr Ridge. ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Comptroller special election vote splits down party lines

    SPRINGFIELD – Local lawmakers were split along party lines on legislation approved Thursday requiring a special election in 2016 to replace the late J ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Committee recommends to county board new attorney position

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland received a recommendation Thursday from the Grundy County Law & Justice/Facilities Committee to ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • School closures announced for Friday

    Due to the weather, the following area school districts have announced they will close on Friday, Jan. 9:
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Fire closes teller lines at First Midwest Bank in Morris

    MORRIS – A small fire was reported at First Midwest Bank at 220 W. Main St. in Morris on Thursday morning.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Crash causes shut down to river bridge traffic In Morris

    MORRIS – A two-vehicle crash shut down traffic on the Illinois River Bridge just before 8 a.m. Thursday morning.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Joliet man dies after Elwood collision

    ELWOOD – A 31-year-old Joliet man died after a collision Thursday morning on the Arsenal Road bridge.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Area schools announce closings and late starts for Thursday

    Due to continued frigid weather, the following area school districts have announced late openings or closures for Thursday.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • ‘Cold exposure’ may have contributed to death

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – An 86-year-old Channahon woman may have died from the cold weather.The Will Cou ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • State plan would help nuclear plants by punishing carbon-based providers

    Illinois governmental agencies Wednesday issued reports proposing ways to prop up Exelon’s ailing nuclear power plants.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Gardner has a strong 2014, plans the same for 2015

    GARDNER – Residents in Gardner again enjoyed a break from water and sewer bills in December to Commissioner Dick Hileman said. The village started giv ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Coal City board approves interim superintendent

    COAL CITY – Coal City school board president Ken Miller told the board Wednesday one of Superintendent Kent Bugg’s daughters is experiencing a serious ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Need still great at pantries in Grundy County

    MORRIS – The holidays are behind us, but the need for food and personal items in Grundy County continue.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Channahon cop goes above and beyond

    CHANNAHON – Channahon Police Officer John Blough thought he was pulling over a lost motorist just before midnight a few weeks ago.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Coroner: 'Cold exposure' may have contributed to woman's death

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP - An 86-year-old woman may have died from the cold weather.The Will County Corone ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Schools announce late openings, closures

    Due continued frigid weather, the following area school districts have announced late openings or closures on Thursday.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Diamond’s 2015 will focus on economic development

    DIAMOND – Diamond Mayor Terry Kernc said the village is focusing on economic development in 2015.The ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Six arrested on DUI charges in campaign

    MORRIS – Results are in from the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday crackdown on drunk drivers in Grundy County.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • January is National Blood Donor Month; area blood drives being held

    MORRIS – Working for Heartland Blood Centers, Julie Kinsella has always spread the word about how important blood donations are.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • 2015 expected to be ‘prosperous’ for Morris

    MORRIS – From planned expansion for existing industry to infrastructure work for future development, the city of Morris has quite a year planned for 2 ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • School closings for Wednesday

    Area schools have announced school will be closed Wednesday due to the predicted wind chills.All pub ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Channahon village board delays abatement vote

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Village Board declined Monday to vote on an intergovernmental agreement that would provide funding for a large construction ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Morris City Council approves garage variance, liquor license

    MORRIS – Morris City Council approved this week a code variance for Eric and Lorie Shear for a free-standing garage at their Creek Drive home.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • IDOT reports Interstates snow and ice covered

    MORRIS - According to the IDOT website, at 10 p.m., Interstate 55 is 100 percent snow or ice covered from Pontiac to Joliet.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Morris council approves annual abatement

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council Monday approved an ordinance abating the property tax levied for 2014 to pay the principal and interest on the genera ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 7:56 pm
  • Morris Hospital welcomes first baby

    MORRIS – When David and Erin Nolan of Ottawa take their new son Liam Declan Nolan home, it will be to a familiar room.
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 7:37 pm
  • Post office asks residents to clear snow and ice

    MORRIS – To help letter carriers deliver mail, the Postal Service is asking customers to clear snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes.
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Warming centers open in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Area municipal buildings and community buildings in Grundy County are open as warming centers during regular business hours to help those in ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Ottawa Art League Jan. 7 meeting cancelled

    OTTAWA – Due to the extreme cold forecast for the area, the Jan. 7 meeting of the Ottawa Art League has been cancelled, the group announced.
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • First baby at Morris Hospital in 2015 arrives

    MORRIS – Liam Declan Nolan was welcomed into the world at 3:34 p.m. Jan. 2 by his parents David and Erin Nolan of Ottawa, at Morris Hospital & Healthc ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Wintry weather blowing in, staying for the week

    MORRIS – The temperature could drop below zero Sunday night, and as much as 7 inches of snow is expected by Tuesday morning.
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Slick roads, several accidents on Saturday morning

    State police said slick road conditions caused several minor accidents Saturday morning. "We've had ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 10:06 am
  • Candidates running in the April 7 election listed

    Editor’s Note – Below is a listing of candidates the Morris Daily Herald has obtained so far who are running for election locally April 7.
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 6:17 pm
  • Community supports fallen officers

    MORRIS – When Linda Goff got a Facebook invite from a friend to change her porch light to blue in honor of fallen police officers, she quickly joined.
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 7:59 pm
  • Morris has two write-in candidates in local primary

    MORRIS – Two candidates running for Morris offices that had their names withheld from the primary ballot by the Morris Electoral Board will officially ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Residents requesting variance for garage height

    MORRIS - The Morris Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a recommendation to the Morris City Council to allow a code variance to Eric and Lorie Shear ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 1:36 pm
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