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  • Candidates announced for the April 7 ballot

    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. The list wi ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • Annual Christmas dinner to be served again at Turtle’s Tap

    MORRIS – Turtle’s Tap restaurant in Morris is hosting its annual Christmas dinner again where anyone who would like to grab a bite to eat with a side ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 8:05 pm
  • Coal City organization brings ‘hope’ to area

    COAL CITY – Families in Coal City, Diamond and surrounding areas have a new place to turn for help – and for hope.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 8:05 pm
  • Pedestrian hit by car in Morris

    MORRIS - A pedestrian was hit by a car in Morris Tuesday morning.A car driven by a 48-year-old Morri ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Anderson appointed superintendent of public works in Minooka

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Village Board unanimously approved at a special meeting Monday night the appointment of Ryan Anderson to superintendent of Publi ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • It's beginning to look like a white Christmas

    It looks like it's going to be a white Christmas. How white is the question.It's also likely to be a ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Channahon Village President Joe Cook is retiring from office

    CHANNAHON – Channahon Mayor Joe Cook announced he will be retiring after serving as mayor for the past 12 years.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Two arrested on charge of firing shotgun in residential area in Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – Two men were arrested Monday after allegedly firing a shotgun in a residential area.Pol ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Morris man made many friends at Saratoga Tower

    MORRIS – Terrified of spiders, Susan McDaniel, administrative assistant at the Grundy County Housing Authority in Morris, glanced above her. Hanging d ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Coal City house fire training helps area firefighters

    COAL CITY – Firefighters in Coal City trained in an actual burning house Saturday, as they set fire to a home donated by Margaret Ruffatti for trainin ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • One files as independent for Morris office

    MORRIS – Monday was the last day for independent candidates to file petitions for the April 7 election and only one person filed for a Morris office.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Morris Community YMCA renovations nearing completion

    MORRIS – As the Morris Community YMCA gets closer to opening its doors in January, finishing touches are being put on the building and partnerships ar ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Five hospitalized in I-80 crash Sunday

    MORRIS – Five people were taken to area hospitals, one by helicopter, with injuries from a two-vehicle crash Sunday on Interstate 80 near Morris.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Two-car accident near Morris temporarily shuts down I-80

    MORRIS - A two-car accident occurred at 1:39 p.m. today on Interstate 80 close to mile post 113 near Morris and closed the roadway for "a little bit" ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Roadside safety checks planned over holidays

    SPRINGFIELD – A final, end-of-the-year push has begun to lead Illinois to fewer motor vehicle fatalities than last year and the lowest annual fatality ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Military blankets presented to vets in care centers in Morris area

    MORRIS – U.S. Army, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans who are residents of Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Morris were presented ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Minooka High School plans to issue $12 million in bonds

    MINOOKA – A local resident told the Minooka High School board he was concerned about his taxes during a public hearing Thursday on the proposed issuan ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Minooka pennies add up to helping disabled veterans

    MINOOKA – While Minooka Intermediate School’s fifth- and sixth-graders learn about typical subjects like math and writing, staff also are ensuring the ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Morris electoral board rules in favor of objectors

    MORRIS – After the Morris electoral board’s ruling, there will be no primary race for the Morris city clerk position or for 2nd Ward Alderman for the ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Shabbona students motivated to do positive behavior

    MORRIS – Friday afternoon the gym at Shabbona Middle School in Morris echoed with the screams of excited students as they competed in homeroom wars, a ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Grundy County Legislative Committee recommends resolution to support House Bill 4042

    MORRIS – Grundy County officials have lent support to proposed state legislation that would increase recycling goals for state electronics manufacture ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Attorneys make final arguments in petition objection cases

    MORRIS – Attorneys Thursday gave closing arguments in the petition objections for two Morris residents attempting to run for city offices.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • First Christian Church in Morris to perform musical that shows more than just the birth of Christ

    MORRIS – The story of Jesus Christ starts with his birth at Christmas for most Christians.First Chri ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Trucker in Wednesday rollover said cargo shifted

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – The trucker whose semitrailer rolled over on Interstate 55 on Wednesday told police he believes cargo shifted before the accident ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:46 pm
  • Saint Mary’s giving tree serves the needy and more this holiday

    MINOOKA – Minooka-area families and numerous others from nursing home residents to young mothers will benefit this holiday season from the generosity ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • New charges filed against Morris man who allegedly shot dog

    MORRIS – The Grundy County State's Attorney's office has filed new charges against a Morris man who was arrested and released on animal cruelty charge ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:36 pm
  • Local families celebrate Hanukkah as a holiday that brings people together

    MORRIS – Hanukkah represents not only religious freedom, but community and connection for the Berman and English families.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Morris candidates contend they properly submitted paperwork

    MORRIS – Two people who want to run for Morris public offices in the April 2015 election who have had their petitions challenged testified Wednesday t ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:52 pm
  • Rollover accident blocks northbound I-55 near Bluff Road

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – A rolled over semitrailer has blocked northbound lanes on Interstate 55 since 5 p.m.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Coal City woman places in bodybuilding competition

    COAL CITY – It wasn’t too long ago that Jeanine Pierard of Coal City was fairly inactive.She had a d ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:54 pm
  • Morris man arrested on charge of aggravated animal cruelty

    MORRIS – A Morris man was arrested Tuesday after police say he shot a neighbor's dog to death. Rob ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:52 pm
  • Legislative Committee introduces change to mileage rules

    MORRIS – Mileage reimbursement for Grundy County board members soon might be limited to only include distances between their home and the administrati ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • Morris School District 54 approves levy

    MORRIS – Some property owners living in Morris Elementary School District 54 will pay slightly more in taxes to the district and others slightly less ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:59 pm
  • Prosecutors await additional medical records in I-55 crash case

    JOLIET – Medical records are being turned over in the case of a trucker accused of causing a crash on Interstate 55 that killed five people in July.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • Minooka residents may not see increases in taxes despite levy increase

    MINOOKA – Even with a 7 percent increase in the village's levy over last year, Minooka residents may not see much of an increase, if at all, on the vi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • County employees get full days off for Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

    MORRIS – Earlier this month, county officials decided to give employees a half day off for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Desserts and treats made at Three Rivers Library Tween Scene

    CHANNAHON – Inside a Crock-Pot, melted chocolate bubbled, as kids searched out the perfect ingredients to make a sweet holiday treat at Three Rivers P ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Channahon school board and teachers reach agreement

    CHANNAHON – Teachers in Channahon School District 17 have a new five-year contract after the school board approved the deal Monday.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • District 54 creates new position to fill need

    MORRIS - Amy Aldrich, administrative assistant to the Director of Special Populations with Morris Elementary School District 54, will move from a part ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Channahon village board will keep tax rate the same as last year

    CHANNAHON - Presented with two property tax levy choices, the Channahon Village Board Monday chose to keep the village’s tax rate the same as it was l ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Morris council approves enterprise zone

    MORRIS – Almost all eight of the municipalities involved in the proposed new enterprise zone encompassing parts of Grundy and LaSalle counties have ap ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Morris hires new building inspector

    MORRIS – A new building inspector will start for the city of Morris Jan. 1.The Morris City Council M ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • Habitat for Humanity hosts home dedication

    MORRIS – Five-year-old Estefany Gonzalez smiled as she saw her new room painted with light and turquoise blue colors, inspired by her favorite movie “ ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Grundy County Mental Health Court receives funding

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Mental Health Court program is moving forward after receiving a grant from Adult Redeploy Illinois for $51,380
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Electoral Board approves subpoenas

    MORRIS – The Morris Municipal Officers Electoral Board approved numerous witnesses to be subpoenaed for the hearings on objections to two Morris candi ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:10 pm
  • Police asking for public's help in catching vandals

    MORRIS – Morris police are hoping for community help in solving several reports of criminal damage to property that occurred Saturday night or early S ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • Grundy County to prepare for hunt for new administrator

    MORRIS – With a new human resources director set to start Jan. 5, Grundy County’s Personnel Committee is preparing to search for a new county administ ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Morris YMCA starts office hours Tuesday

    MORRIS – Although the building is not quite complete, the Morris YMCA will be open for office hours starting Tuesday.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • REACH students make cookies for housing authority residents

    MINOOKA – Students in the Realizing Educational and Career Hopes program based at Minooka Community High School learn more than reading, writing and a ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Senior citizen group asks area to be a Santa for seniors

    MORRIS – Laurie Krischel, client service coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care, will be playing Santa again this year with the help of the community ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 6:04 pm
  • Grundy Personnel Committee picks start date for new human resources director

    MORRIS – The new Grundy County human resources director will start on the job Jan. 5.Personnel Commi ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:17 pm
  • Trucker escapes cab as it hangs over I-55 bridge

    CHANNAHON – A semitrailer driver managed to exit his cab as it hung over the edge of a bridge Friday morning, state police said.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Grundy County has new human resources director

    MORRIS – Deborah Jankiewicz, human resources practitioner for the village of Alsip, has accepted an offer to become the new human resources director f ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Community asked to buy gifts for senior citizens

    MORRIS – This season, many Grundy County seniors who are alone will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior program.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Coal City High School musical auditions set for next week

    COAL CITY – Auditions are being held next week for the Coal City High School’s spring musical, “Beauty and the Beast.”
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Morris police warn of home repair scams

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department reminds residents to be cautious and alert for home repair scams and distracted resident burglaries.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Grundy's Tax Committee, GEDC to form subcomittee for solutions to alternative tax revenues

    MORRIS – A new subcommittee might be coming to Grundy County next year to search for alternative revenues to the Machinery and Equipment Tax.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Grundy County families seek fresh trees as part of family traditions

    MORRIS – Christmas is often about tradition, whether it be cutting down the perfect tree or hanging a handmade ornament that brings back memories.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Local fire departments share tree safety tips

    MORRIS – Holiday fires that originate from Christmas trees have become a rare occurrence thanks to education and the improvement of Christmas lights o ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • County has new human resources director

    MORRIS – Deborah Jankiewicz, human resources practitioner for the Village of Alsip, has accepted the offer to become the new human resources director ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Morris man killed in I-55 accident Wednesday

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – Ryan Smith, 19, of Morris was a fun-loving kid who loved diesel pickup trucks, according to Andy Kacena, Grundy Area Vocational C ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • R-Place makes top 10 truck stop list in U.S.

    MORRIS – According to over the road truck driver Ronald Dennis Page, it takes work to be a great truck stop.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:11 pm
  • Grundy County Board gives official approval for bond refinancing

    MORRIS – With official approval by the full Grundy County Board, the county can pay down some of its debt from bonds issued in 2008.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:25 pm
  • Student arrested after soft lockdown at Wilmington High School

    WILMINGTON – A high school student has been arrested after allegedly writing a threatening message on a bathroom wall.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:20 pm
  • Gardner-South Wilmington school district wins battle against village

    GARDNER – With the state Supreme Court’s latest ruling, the court battle between the village of Gardner and Gardner-South Wilmington High School has e ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Board approves official offer to candidate for HR position

    MORRIS – A new face will soon join the Grundy County administration team as its new human resources director.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Anonymous donation of gold coins in red kettles in Grundy County continues

    MORRIS – An anonymous donation of three gold coins to We Care of Grundy County and The Salvation Army has fascinated residents, businesses and organiz ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Morris electoral board hearings continued

    MORRIS – The hearings for arguments on the objections to two Morris candidates running for city offices were continued Tuesday to Dec. 17.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Counterfeit money still being circulated in Morris

    MORRIS – The use of counterfeit money is still being reported in Morris.Police received another repo ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Morris high school approves tax levy

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School board Monday unanimously approved a property tax levy of $6.39 million.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 2:29 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity home dedication Saturday

    MORRIS – The Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity is dedicating its latest house at 930 E. North St. in Morris Saturday.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Briefs: Madrigal singers perform Thursday

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School Madrigal Singers will present a program of holiday music at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Morris Area Public Librar ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Historical calendar is gift to readers from the newspaper

    MORRIS – There’s a little something extra in today’s edition of the Morris Daily Herald for our subscribers. An effort by our advertising department h ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Committee recommends raising salary for human resources director position

    MORRIS – If a candidate in the running for human resources director for Grundy County accepts the offer for the position, she could make as much as $7 ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:00 pm
  • Angels of Hope vigil allows families to mourn

    COAL CITY – Beneath the cool glow of a full moon, dozens of mourners holding candles and white flowers circled together Saturday night to pay respects ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Coal City to receive federal funds for sidewalk improvements

    COAL CITY – Safer sidewalks are set to be constructed in Coal City near local schools and the Coal City Public Library District, thanks to federal fun ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Police say investigation continues in Wilmington bicyclist's death

    WILMINGTON TOWNSHIP — Illinois State Police are still investigating the weekend death of a Wilmington man struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Local schools support Morris family following house fire

    MORRIS – Local schools are collecting donations to support a Morris family whose home sustained $60,000 worth of fire damage over the weekend.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:02 pm
  • Operation St. Nick auction raises more than $100,000 again

    MORRIS – Some events that transpire during Operation St. Nick’s annual radio auction are so filled with emotion and the spirit of giving that Shirley ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Kitchen fire at Morris home causes $60,000 in damages

    MORRIS – A fire in the kitchen of a Morris home caused about $60,000 in damages and claimed a family pet.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • Morris woman back from studying, teaching in South Africa

    MORRIS – Although Jorie Struck learned the Xhosa language and could communicate fairly well with the mostly English-speaking population of the South A ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:09 pm
  • Veterans service officer discontinues Grundy County visits

    MORRIS – Monthly visits to Grundy County by a state veterans service officer must end until further notice due to a shift in staffing by the Illinois ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:55 pm
  • GAVC, Special Education Co-op to get drawings for life skills house

    MORRIS – Renderings of a life skills house for special education students are set to be presented at Grundy County’s next Law & Justice/Facilities Com ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:55 pm
  • City clerk's office accepting independent and new party petitions

    MORRIS – The Morris City Clerk's office has given notice that the City Clerk Carol Adair's office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 throug ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • State’s Attorney’s Office begins engineering study for safety improvements

    MORRIS – Constructing a new receptionist window, key card access on doors and leveling a countertop are a few potential ideas for improvements in the ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:54 pm
  • Objections filed against two Morris office candidates

    MORRIS – Two objections have been filed against Republican candidates running for two Morris city offices.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 4:06 pm
  • IHSA questions merits of concussions lawsuit

    NEW LENOX – The Illinois High School Association defended its policies in response to a lawsuit that addresses its monitoring of concussions for footb ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 2:18 pm
  • Quilters donate blankets to Grundy County Health Department

    MORRIS - As winter sets in, there is nothing like a warm blanket wrapped around you to keep you warm.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Grundy County a step closer to gaining new software for transparency

    MORRIS – Software recently approved by Grundy County’s Technology/Elections Committee will help increase transparency for the County Board and clerk’s ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Annual Operation St. Nick radio auction is Sunday in Morris

    MORRIS – With Christmas just around the corner, Operation St. Nick President Joe Schmitz is preparing for the annual radio auction on Sunday.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Coal City school district assisting with help center

    COAL CITY – Superintendent Kent Bugg updated the Coal City Community Unit School District board Wednesday on the progress of the community help center ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Counterfeit bills passed at Morris businesses

    MORRIS – Reports of counterfeit money use in Morris has the secret service assisting Morris police in an investigation.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • Fast food has its own meaning in Minooka schools

    MINOOKA – When her daughter’s lunch came back from school half eaten, Kristin Rhoads just assumed she wasn’t hungry.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Toys for Joy event starts this weekend

    MAZON - Tina Brookman likes to think about the joy of a child opening gifts on Christmas as she sorts toys to give away to people in need at Toys for ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Grundy County's Personnel Committee recommends half-day for employees for Christmas Eve

    MORRIS – A proposed recommendation to give Grundy County employees a half-day off for Christmas Eve raised some questions and concerns from committee ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Morris girl’s Christmas spirit spreads to classmates

    MORRIS – When Emma Johnson went with her mother to Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center to show residents her dog, she became concerned ab ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:19 pm
  • Grundy County shortens committees from 14 to 11

    MORRIS – Decreasing the number of county committees will help save money for Grundy County and also will help committees perform more efficiently and ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • City approves new self-serve ice machine

    MORRIS – Zachary Beatty has plans to bring a new self-serve ice machine to Morris next year and with an unanimous vote Monday of a zoning variance by ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Grundy among counties receiving funds

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn announced last week investments of more than $8.3 million for construction projects in northern Illinois, including in Gr ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Morris YMCA to hold last informational meeting

    MORRIS – The Morris Community YMCA will host one more Coffee with the YMCA informational meeting Saturday to solicit community input and provide area ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Sheriff’s Office reports successful campaign

    MORRIS –The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office had a successful Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pu ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Grundy Treasurer expands transparency through social media

    MORRIS – Grundy County Treasurer Lori Werden took to social media on her first day in office Monday, inviting the community to “like” her office’s Fac ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Committee recommends candidate for human resources director position

    MORRIS – County Board members have their eyes set on one candidate who possibly could fill the empty human resources director position for Grundy Coun ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Highway department begins second phase for Ridge Road project

    MINOOKA – A county project that will widen Ridge Road and the railroad viaduct over it is now in the engineering and design phase.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Channahon considering loan program for local businesses

    CHANNAHON – Channahon village trustees are looking into setting up a program that would offer low-interest loans to local businesses that want to make ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • City creates new catering liquor license

    MORRIS — The city of Morris has added a new liquor license option that can be utilized by catering companies.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Welter appointed as new Grundy County Board chairman

    MORRIS – Board members applauded Monday night as David Welter walked to his new chair as Grundy County’s new County Board chairman.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • House Walk Tea shows off church’s new design

    MORRIS – The Home for the Holidays House Walk Tea on Saturday in Morris was a time of repose for those who toured the five decorated homes on this yea ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Historical society’s Festival of Trees kicks off holidays

    MORRIS – The Festival of Trees took place in Morris over the weekend, decorating the Grundy County Historical Society from floor to ceiling and kickin ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Annual house walk brings families together

    MORRIS – College student Caitlyn Simpson came home for Thanksgiving, joining her extended family Saturday in the annual Home for the Holidays House Wa ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Living nativity brings story of Jesus' birth to life

    MORRIS - Gabi Born of Morris participates in First Presbyterian Church's Christmas celebration by playing a part in the live nativity scene in front o ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Grundy County officials sworn in to office Monday

    MORRIS – County officials were ready to take their oath of office Monday morning as they sat with friends and family in the upstairs courtroom at the ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:01 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 ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Coal City fire department extinguishes car fire

    GOOSE LAKE – Firefighters on Friday put out a car on fire in the driveway of a home at 6010 E. Peart Road.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Ethics commission informs residents of ability to file complaints

    MORRIS – Those with complaints or concerns regarding unethical conduct within Grundy County government have a resource to express their issues to – th ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Coal City On Broadway Dancers show this weekend

    COAL CITY – Charlie Brown, the good-natured leader of the Peanuts gang, has come alive for people in the Coal City area, thanks to dancers and actors ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Families gather for annual lighted holiday parade

    MORRIS – Horse carriage rides, Christmas characters dressed in costume, carolers singing and Santa gliding down Liberty Street in his well-lit sleigh ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Local boys ask for donations to We Care for their birthdays

    MORRIS — When Andrew Danek decided to have a birthday party this year, he wanted to do something for someone else, just as his brother Brady did when ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • Nettle Creek students celebrate Thanksgiving

    MORRIS – Nettle Creek School second grade students dressed as Native Americans to celebrate Thanksgiving at school on Tuesday where they were served a ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Gegenheimer to receive official letter

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Consolidated School District 201 board voted to have a letter drafted to Superintendent Al Gegenheimer responding to allegations ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 8:00 pm
  • Grundy organizations participating in Giving Tuesday

    MORRIS – The Community Foundation of Grundy County has partnered with nonprofit agencies that serve Grundy County for “Giving Tuesday.”
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 7:58 pm
  • Technology Committee approves GIS data sharing for nonprofits agreement

    MORRIS – Local nonprofit organizations are a step closer to being able to use Geographical Information Systems data for free thanks to a proposed shar ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 7:58 pm
  • Community Thanksgiving sees largest crowd yet

    MORRIS – Rich Meyer and Luella Kellogg met in 2006 when they started exercising together. Instead of being alone this Thanksgiving, the two decided to ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • Dryer fire damages half of Braidwood duplex

    BRAIDWOOD – A dryer fire damaged half of a duplex Wednesday in Braidwood.Fire Chief Ken Heberer said ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Morris video store to close after more than 30 years

    MORRIS – In 1982, Julia Drake opened Play It Again Video in Morris, offering video rentals to the town she was born and raised in.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Finance Committee approves amended resolution to refinance bonds

    MORRIS – Grundy County might be able to pay off bonds it issued in 2008 with a one-time payment, thanks to a proposed amendment to a resolution adopte ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Seneca high school alum shares Navy Academy experience

    SENECA – Seneca Township High School's auditorium became a beacon Monday morning to students interested in joining and supporting the United State's A ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Wilmington man arrested on animal cruelty charges

    WILMINGTON - A Wilmington man was arrested Friday on warrant charges of animal cruelty.Wesley Majka, ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • ICC approves Clean Line project

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Commerce Commission has officially approved the Rock Island Clean Line project to be constructed in Illinois.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:43 pm
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