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  • Kinzinger to hold traveling office hours

    The office of U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, will hold traveling office hours this month throughout the 16th Congressional District, which inc ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Morris Hospital Auxiliary hosts first Wild West Fest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – A crash late Sunday night left a 22-year-old man dead after he and two others were ejected from the vehicle.
    July 21, 2014 - 7:21 am
  • Minooka High School principal resigns from district; interim superintendent hired

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Junk in the Trunk will be every third Sunday through October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The next  monthly event will be on July 20 and proceeds this m ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Police: Channahon man arrested with marijuana and money

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has proclaimed July as Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is raising ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Christian artist to perform in Minooka

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – School is out for summer, but Plainfield fifth-grade teacher David Campbell is still teaching kids in the Morris area about agriculture as he ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Anthony tours Springfield concealed carry unit

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – Shawn Hornsby and his son Seth have found a way to bond this summer, as they ride their bicycles for miles each morning preparing for their r ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Weather doesn’t stop French market shoppers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MINOOKA - Police are looking for a Joliet man they say stabbed a co-worker Friday at a warehouse. An ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Shabbona Middle School fourth quarter honor roll announced

    MORRIS – Shabbona Middle School has released the names of students who made the fourth quarter honor roll this school year.
    July 17, 2014 - 5:48 pm
  • 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 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
  • Grundy sergeants will receive raise through new contract

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

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

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

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

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

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

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