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  • Costume contest, trunk or treating attracts residents

    MORRIS – Characters such as Harry Potter, Transformers’ Optimus Prime and Megatron, Batwoman and others gathered Thursday afternoon in front of Grundy ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Klukas first Grundy assistant state’s attorney to receive award

    MORRIS – Kyle Klukas of the Grundy County State’s Attorney’s Office was named an outstanding assistant state’s attorney by the Alliance Against Intoxi ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Nicor Gas offers safety tips for winter

    As temperatures begin to dip below freezing, Nicor Gas offers safety tips for this winter season.Sno ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Halloween fun for decorating and trick-or-treating

    MORRIS – Halloween decorations don’t have to be gory, just a little scary, creepy or eerie to be effective, according to two Morris residents who enjo ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Local church a step closer to moving into new building

    MORRIS – A new sanctuary, handicap bathrooms, a kitchen and offices are just a few of the additions Friends in Christ Lutheran Church will gain if it ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Ebola discussed at local town hall

    CHANNAHON — Chances are if you are experiencing fever, muscle pain, vomiting or diarrhea you have influenza — not Ebola.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:33 pm
  • Non-union county workers might get raise

    MORRIS – Non-union workers for Grundy County are a step closer to receiving a 2 percent raise.The Gr ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Postal carrier killed in crash in Channahon Township

    CHANNON TOWNSHIP – A U.S. post driver was killed Thursday in a crash that occurred on Youngs Road in Channahon Township.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • Meet the Grundy County Board District 1 Republican candidates

    Editor’s Note – Below are candidate profiles for those running in the Nov. 4 election in the race for District 1 for the Grundy County Board. Friday a ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Meet the Grundy County Board District 1 Democrat candidates

    Editor’s Note – Below are candidate profiles for those running in the Nov. 4 election in the race for District 1 for the Grundy County Board. Friday a ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • ‘Meet the Candidates’ highlights options for voters

    MORRIS – Local residents got to hear during a Meet the Candidates Night held Tuesday about future plans of local candidates who hope to be elected int ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Teal pumpkins signify a fun Halloween for all

    MORRIS – Sarah Nelson just wants her 2-year-old son Oliver to enjoy trick-or-treating like all the other children.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Dwight closes double homicide case

    DWIGHT — Authorities have closed the investigation into the slaying earlier this year of two women inside their home.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Grundy EMA donation causes board discord

    MINOOKA – A $6,600 donation to Grundy County Emergency Management Agency created discord among Minooka trustees at the monthly village board meeting T ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Morris Hospital announces diabetes screenings in November

    MORRIS – In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers will offer free diabetes screenings during November at loc ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Grundy County sets annual mitigation plan meeting

    MORRIS – Grundy County will undertake the annual Hazard Mitigation Plan Monitoring Meeting on Thursday.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • OSF Saint Elizabeth to host blood drive

    OTTAWA – OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center will host a blood drive Nov. 5.“Blood is a perishable pr ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Nixon facing Cloonen in election for second time

    BOURBONNAIS – Glenn Nixon, R-Bourbonnais, may have lost the election for state representative of the 79th District against Kate Cloonen in 2012, but j ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Incumbent Cloonen looking to retain seat

    KANKAKEE – Democrat incumbent state Rep. Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee, was elected to the new 79th District in 2012, and is knocking on doors to talk to t ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Student briefs

    Morris student receives Central College scholarshipMORRIS – Salvador Villanueva, a graduate of Morri ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Channahon school board sets criteria for new superintendent

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon District 17 school board is now clear on what it wants from a new superintendent.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • County Farm Bureau holds Meet the Candidates Night

    MORRIS – Grundy County voters who still are making up their minds about who they will vote for Nov. 4 had a chance to hear the candidates Tuesday nigh ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Land Use Director keeps job

    MORRIS – On Tuesday the Land Use Department functioned as usual without the concern of losing its director.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 5:46 pm
  • Minooka holds bonfire at Lakewood Ball Park

    MINOOKA – Minooka residents gathered Saturday to visit around a blazing fire.The Community Bonfire a ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Grundy County human resources director resigns

    GRUNDY COUNTY – Debra Johnson, human resources director for Grundy County, resigned from her job during a closed discussion at Monday night's county b ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Roth running for Grundy County Clerk to 'make a difference'

    MORRIS – Mary Michael Roth believes her years of experience in customer service, human resources and running the day-to-day operations of her family’s ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Kay Olson believes next county clerk should come from within office

    MORRIS – Kay Olson, chief deputy clerk, has worked for the county clerk’s office for 11 years and believes the experience she’s gained on the job make ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Grundy County Board does not terminate land use director

    MORRIS – The county will be on the hunt for a new county administrator, but Heidi Miller will continue on as its Land Use director.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Week 5 of winning Corn Fest buttons

    MORRIS – The fifth week of winning button numbers are as follows:1st – 10226 – $500 Grundy County Ch ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Special Connections of Grundy County celebrates Halloween with annual dance party

    MORRIS – Even the goblins were smiling Saturday night at the Special Connections of Grundy County’s fifth annual Halloween dance and costume contest.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Nazi Holocaust camps brought to life at Morris high school

    MORRIS – Steen Metz was only 8 years old when his family was arrested and taken to Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Sheriff encourages safety on Halloween, shares local trick or treat hours

    The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department urges everyone to keep safety in mind as they celebrate Halloween.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Mazon haunted house reaches 15 years of scaring visitors

    MAZON – Beheaded dolls, demented clowns, a wall covered in cockroaches falling toward you – whatever your biggest fear is, there is a chance it can be ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Briley says he wants to bring change to sheriff’s office

    MORRIS – With 33 years of criminal justice experience, Ken Briley seeks to be a force of change within the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • Parks committee approves backstop for Deer Ridge Park

    MORRIS – A plan to purchase a backstop for Deer Ridge Park unanimously was approved Friday by the Morris Parks & Annexation Committee.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Sheriff Callahan believes he’s most qualified for job

    MORRIS – A 31-year veteran of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, Kevin Callahan proudly touts his life-long experience in law enforcement.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • Bridge closed in Goose Lake

    GOOSE LAKE – The North Prairie Road Bridge over a lake channel in Goose Lake is closed.The bridge is ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Students learn about experiments at Morris science fair

    Nettle Creek School hosted an eighth-grade science fair Wednesday. Participants showed their experiments to younger students during the fair.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Morris candidate prepares for Nov. 4 election for county treasurer

    MORRIS – Lori Werden has gone door-to-door since March telling Grundy County residents about her campaign for treasurer for the Nov. 4 election.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Incumbent prepares for Nov. 4 election for county treasurer

    MORRIS – Enhancing the payroll and budget system for Grundy County departments is one of the improvements Marcy Miller plans if she is re-elected in t ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Local support group available to help families of addicts

    MINOOKA – When Crystal Nero’s son, Kyle, started experimenting with marijuana at age 14 people told her not to worry, it’s just what teenagers do.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Coal City heroin addict shares recovery story to spread hope

    COAL CITY – One day at a time is how Michael Milne of Coal City is facing life.At 14, Michael starte ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Work begins on Minooka hotel

    MINOOKA – Groundbreaking for a new Hampton Inn & Suites in Minooka on Thursday morning was touted by local officials as a sign of economic growth in t ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:17 pm
  • Morris Lions Club Costume Contest to be Thursday

    MORRIS – It’s that time of year again for kids in cute costumes to enter the Morris Lions Club Halloween Costume Contest.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:18 pm
  • Braidwood man arrested in Morris, charged with heroin possession

    MORRIS – A Braidwood man was arrested in Morris on Wednesday night on charges of possession of heroin with the intent to deliver.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Morris government, schools discuss new communication mandate

    MORRIS – Local governments and school districts soon must comply with a state mandate making it easier to reach elected officials through electronic c ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Court awaits medical records in I-55 crash trial

    JOLIET – A civil lawsuit filed against the trucker who allegedly caused the Interstate 55 crash that led to five deaths in July has been expanded to i ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Braidwood voters asked to pay more for police pensions

    BRAIDWOOD – City officials say police services could be eroded if voters do not pass a referendum to pay extra taxes to fund pensions on Nov. 4.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Grundy sheriff explains timing on heroin arrest announcement

    MORRIS – The timing of the announcement of 18 local arrests on heroin charges had nothing to do with the upcoming November election, Sheriff Kevin Cal ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 6:40 pm
  • Minooka students use Legos to construct robots in school club

    MINOOKA – Building a robot with Legos sounds easy enough, but getting that robot to follow commands was another story for Minooka students in the Lego ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Grundy sergeants and dispatchers Teamsters endorse Briley

    MORRIS – Teamsters Local 700, which represents the sergeants and dispatchers of Grundy County, announced Wednesday they are endorsing Ken Briley for G ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Weather radios available to Morris residents

    MORRIS – The city of Morris will be distributing weather radios to eligible residents for one final day today.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • National Teen Driver Safety Week reflects lower teen driving deaths

    NAPERVILLE – Secretary of State Jesse White kicked off National Teen Driver Safety Week by announcing teen driving deaths are down by nearly 55 percen ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Ebola preparedness town hall Oct. 29

    CHANNAHON – State Rep. John Anthony is hosting a town hall meeting to inform residents of measures being taken to prepare for the possibility of an ou ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Grundy County moves forward with animal control renovation

    MORRIS – Plans to renovate the Grundy County Animal Control building continued last week with the pouring of a concrete pad on the east side of the bu ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • Braceville asking to build new fire station

    BRACEVILLE – Braceville residents face a referendum from the Braceville Fire Protection District on the November ballot asking them to approve a tax i ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Morris High School brings Nazi camp survivor’s story to life

    MORRIS – Haleigh Zorn, a senior at Morris Community High School, can’t imagine what being sent to a Nazi labor camp at her age would be like, but that ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Grundy sheriff's department and narcotics squad charge 18 with heroin delivery

    After a year of undercover investigation work, 18 people have been arrested on charges of delivery of heroin.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Morris District 54 approves shed lease with Morris Chiefs and MSA

    MORRIS - Concerns over a shed lease agreement between Morris Elementary School District 54, Morris Chiefs Football and the Morris Soccer Association w ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Channahon hears prelminary proposal for town center

    CHANNAHON – The disparaged town center in Channahon may see some activity after years of stalled development.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Morris marching band, color guard impress at competition

    MORRIS – Competition has ended for the Morris Community High School Redskins marching band and color guard after competing in Sandwich over the weeken ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:53 pm
  • First Presbyterian Church to host Trunk or Treat event

    MORRIS – Halloween decorated vehicles, trick or treating and the giving away of special prizes are just a few of the activities lined up Oct. 30 for t ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:37 pm
  • Early voting off to a good start in Grundy County

    MORRIS - Grundy County voters were at the polls Monday as early voting started at the Grundy County Courthouse.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:37 pm
  • Fire in electrical panel closes Premier Academy

    MORRIS - Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District was called to Premier Academy about 11:30 a.m. Monday for a report of smoke after lights went o ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Civil War re-enactment offers important lesson in history

    CHANNAHON – Dollinger Family Farm was transformed into a battleground this weekend when it hosted the 19th Civil War Days re-enactment.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:41 pm
  • Joliet Junior College hosts film festival today

    JOLIET – Gisele Atterberry, professor of fine arts at Joliet Junior College, said she loves blockbuster movies, but small independent – and often over ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Annual growth conference focuses on future jobs

    MORRIS – Grundy County’s manufacturing, agriculture, logistics and health care industries are projected to expand in coming years, remaining the promi ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Hospitals, health departments prepare for Ebola

    Local hospitals and health organizations in Grundy and Will counties are preparing – just in case – for an outbreak of Ebola through a series of measu ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Dance school, special needs group team up for dance class

    MORRIS – Allie Armstrong just wants to dance.Armstrong, a 15-year-old student at Coal City High Scho ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • White Oak holds Clothesline Across Campus event Friday

    MORRIS – Rows of shirts, pants and other clothing items hung on a rope that covered part of a field Friday in front of White Oak Elementary School.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Minooka school board approves price change

    MINOOKA – Driver’s education fees have increased by $50 at Minooka Community High School.The action ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Flu clinics offered in Grundy County

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department will be holding a series of flu clinics starting next week.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Morris High School powderpuff games cut short due to conditions

    MORRIS – Homecoming week’s Powder Puff game at Morris Community High School Wednesday night was cut short because of the conditions of the field, but ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Harlem Wizards will play District 54 staff in fundraiser

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 teachers will face off against the Harlem Wizards on Monday night in a basketball game where the communi ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Former sheriff’s deputy, nurse square off in 75th District

    The two candidates vying for the 75th District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives come from very different backgrounds.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Committee discusses financial possibilities for District 54

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 formed a Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee last spring to analyze, evaluate and update a financial ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Morris family remembers woman who died of heroin overdose

    MORRIS – Rebecca Smith was 11 months clean when she was released from prison last Friday. Her first ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Fifth-graders compete in 4th annual Cupcake Launch Competition

    COAL CITY – Spectators gasped in unison Thursday as Nicholas Latta and Nicholas Leasure launched a cupcake 107˝ feet from their homemade catapult, mak ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Mazon railroad crossing will close Sunday for reconstruction

    MAZON – The Illinois Department of Transportation will close the Route 47 BNSF Railway crossing in Mazon on Sunday for up to 14 days for a crossing re ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Morris homecoming brings spirit to the forefront

    MORRIS – Homecoming week at Morris Community High School is a day shorter because of Columbus Day, but it’s packed full of spirit – or perhaps spirits ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Cash payments to sheriff’s deputies cause concern

    MORRIS – A decades-old practice at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department came under question this week following Freedom of Information Act requests ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Minooka woman indicted on aggravated battery to a child charges

    MINOOKA —A Minooka woman was indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated battery to a child younger than 13 years old, a class 3 felony.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 7:00 pm
  • We Care of Grundy County faces shortage in meat donations

    MORRIS - For the second consecutive year, Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan bid at the annual 4-H livestock auction to donate meat to We Care of Gr ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Grundy County approves airstrip for retired Mazon farmer

    MORRIS – Mazon resident Doug Harford has spent more than 30 years flying airplanes, a hobby that will be easier now that he can build a grass airstrip ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Morris woman dies of heroin overdose

    MORRIS – A 25-year-old Morris woman died of a heroin overdose Wednesday and her family has requested officials to use her death to raise awareness.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Minooka and Morris alumni will play second annual alumni game

    MINOOKA – They are back in orange and black. Again.After a successful inaugural event last year, Min ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Gardner Township Hall hosts E-Waste recycling event

    GARDNER – From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Grundy County will host an E-Waste collection event at the Gardner Township Hall, 301 N. Liberty St., Gardne ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Seneca man killed in I-80 accident Tuesday morning

    SENECA – A Seneca man was killed this morning in an accident on Interstate 80.Mark A. Billings, 54, ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Operation St. Nick grants Christmas wishes in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Without steady employment, Matt Cowell said there was a time a few years back when he had trouble making ends meet.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Grundy County Board OKs new waste management plan

    MORRIS – Moving forward, no more Grundy County land will be used for landfills, according to the newly adopted Grundy County Solid Waste Management Pl ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Manufacturing on the rise in Grundy County

    MINOOKA – The manufacturing industry is seeing a resurgence across the country, including right here in Grundy County, according to local officials.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Man arrested, swallows bags of heroin

    MORRIS — A Streator man was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, but first had to be taken to the hospital after sheriff's police say he swall ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Lions Club car show brings ‘gearheads,’ family together

    MORRIS – Overcast skies accompanied the annual Morris Lions Club Fall Classic Car Show on Sunday near Morris.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • Quinn’s $5 million in funds did not cover project’s tab

    JOLIET – Interior construction of Joliet Junior College’s City Center campus project is moving forward even with the school still waiting on most of t ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Final Morris Cruise Night of season brings cooler weather

    MORRIS – Spirits were high for the latest installment of the Morris Cruise Night on Saturday night, where cars from every era and style were on displa ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Channahon man charged with domestic battery

    CHANNAHON – A man was arrested early Monday after allegedly beating up his quadriplegic brother. Chi ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Comcast service out throughout area due to Channahon fire

    MORRIS — Several Comcast customers throughout Morris, Channahon, Mazon and other local areas were without cable and internet for much of Monday.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Minooka church accomodates busy lives

    MINOOKA – “Man, we really miss our church, but our kids have soccer or football practice.”It was a r ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Gas prices below $3 in Morris

    MORRIS — Champaign-Urbana resident Darla Kelley was happy she stopped in Morris to buy gas for her trip home Monday.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival Week 3 winning button numbers

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Corn Festival has announced the Week 3 winning button numbers.1st – 15272 ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 1:09 pm
  • Grapevine Mission fundraiser small, but successful

    MORRIS - Wheels were spinning and children were giggling as they picked out prizes at the Grapevine Mission Fundraiser Sunday night at the Moose Lodge ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Crisp weather doesn't stop shoppers at 3 French Hens market

    MORRIS – A crisp and sunny autumn day provided the setting for another successful 3 French Hens French Country Market Saturday.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Local pumpkin farmer grows fall traditions

    MORRIS – It’s hard to ignore the hoards of colorful squashes, pumpkins and gourds filling the Morris Coin Shop when walking down Liberty Street.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Secretary of State offices closed Saturday, Monday for Columbus Day

    MORRIS – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced all offices and facilities that are normally open Monday through Friday will be closed Mond ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • We Care now accepting applications for Christmas program

    MORRIS — We Care of Grundy County is now accepting applications for its Adopt-a-Family Christmas assistance program.
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Hackers dip into Morris Dairy Queen data, put customers at risk

    MORRIS – Those who purchased dip cones, sundaes and other treats from the Morris Dairy Queen between Aug. 5 and Aug. 31 may want to check their bank s ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Various services available to Grundy County veterans

    MORRIS – The VA Mobile Medical Unit has flu shots available to all enrolled and eligible veterans. The shots will be available during the October visi ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Liberty 5K donates to Patriots 4 Heroes

    MORRIS – On July 3, 578 runners and walkers participated in the fifth-annual Liberty 5K Run/Walk. That was more than 200 more participants than 2013.
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Goodwill opening new locations in Morris, Will counties

    MORRIS – Goodwill stores are expanding in Grundy and Will counties, and company leaders say it’s the result of donor efforts.
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Local students attend Manufacturing Day event

    JOLIET – The Three Rivers Manufacturers’ Association and Joliet Junior College partnered to host about 500 local high school students as part of its M ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Minooka police, firefighters and teachers prepare in active shooter drill

    MINOOKA – Mayor Pat Brennan was visiting family in Colorado a few years ago when he took his grandsons to a local park.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Illiana Expressway plans move forward

    WILL COUNTY – The Illiana Expressway project withstood a second attempt Thursday to end the proposed highway.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Generator outage puts county in crisis

    MORRIS – A broken back-up generator at the Grundy County Administration Building is prompting an emergency expenditure by the county.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • PADS in need of volunteers or sites may close

    MORRIS – Would you give up four hours of sleep to save your neighbor’s life?That is what PADS is ask ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • GAVC hopes aviation program gets off the ground

    MORRIS — The Grundy Area Vocation Center board has approved starting an aviation program for the 2015-2016 school year, according to a school official ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:58 pm
  • Coal City looking for Grundy County to pay liability insurance

    COAL CITY — Coal City officials say they don't mind providing police back-up for their neighbors in Diamond, but they no longer want the liability.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • 'Ribbon Tree' honors those with cancer

    MORRIS — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and once again the Grundy County Health Department has put up a "Ribbon Tree" to celebrate and honor ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Morris Lions Club Car Show this Sunday

    MORRIS – Morris Lions Club members are busy preparing for their 28th annual Fall Classic Car Show at LyondellBasell Recreation Area this Sunday.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • 3 French Hens will be this weekend

    MORRIS — There's a nip in the air and the leaves along the I & M Canal are turning beautiful fall colors – it's the perfect setting for this Saturday' ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Women of Distinction highlights standouts in the community

    MINOOKA – This year’s Women of Distinction award winners had one thing in common.All three were surp ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Breaking the silence to end violence

    MORRIS – Sarah Anderson is not scared to show her face or tell her story. She is brave, but it took a tremendous amount of effort to get there.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • Morris high choir commission original piece

    MORRIS - When Alyssa Napolitano, choir director at Morris Community High School, went to Millikin University, she had no idea she would meet the compo ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:38 pm
  • Joliet Junior College students will assist Food Network star

    JOLIET – Katlyn Kelty of Coal City, said she's honored for the chance to work with a well-known chef.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Efforts being made for new enterprise zone

    MORRIS — With the Ottawa, LaSalle & Grundy County Enterprise Zone set to end in 2016, local leaders are taking necessary steps to replace it.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Forum addresses bullying among youth

    MORRIS – Bullying is a problem among the youth in Grundy County, and no one knows this better than Cathy Gettle, who lost her son April 16, 2002, when ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Coal City Middle School students to perform ‘High School Musical 2’

    COAL CITY – Students at Coal City Middle School get a chance to be high schoolers as they take the stage this week in “High School Musical 2” at Coal ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Morris family running in marathon to bring clean water to Africa

    MORRIS — It's on those 10-mile runs, when her legs are tired and her breathing is heavy, that Megan Hayworth begins to really appreciate water.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Channahon considers changes to single-day liquor licenses

    CHANNAHON — Village officials are considering changes to single-day liquor licenses in an effort to help local catering businesses.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Morris council approves "strong" audit

    MORRIS — A deficiency in internal control was the only finding in the city's annual audit report this year, but that's not news to city officials, sai ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • California man arrested on DUI after driving into flea market

    MORRIS — A California man was charged with driving under the influence after driving his car into a vendor's booth at the Grundy County Corn Festival ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Parade tonight to honor Saratoga baseball team

    MORRIS – A caravan through downtown Morris tonight will celebrate a second place state finish by Saratoga School's boys baseball team.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • October set for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has proclaimed October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Illinois.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • WIC program changes state milk choices

    MORRIS – The state WIC program recently made changes to its milk choices, allowing only children ages 12 to 23 months to receive whole milk.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Morris gains Illinois State Police K-9 officer

    MORRIS – At a glance, two-year-old Talon looks like an average dog. A Dutch Shepherd with brown hair and a wagging tail, he licks and jumps just like ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Fire at Morris Days Inn & Suites causes $7,000 in damages

    MORRIS — Firefighters quickly contained a fire on the second floor of the Days Inn & Suites in Morris Monday.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Fundraiser being held Sunday for The Grapevine Mission

    MORRIS — With cooler temperatures and falling leaves, The Grapevine Mission's Fall Festival hopes to rake in some much needed funds to provide for the ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Mazon woman in critical condition following weekend crash in Joliet

    JOLIET – A Mazon woman remained in critical condition Monday following a weekend traffic crash on the far West Side.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Local groups turn out for Coal City Octoberfest

    COAL CITY — Scattered snowflakes, low temperatures and howling wind on Saturday didn't keep Michelle Miller away from Coal City Octoberfest.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Coal City schools settle with custodial supply vendor

    COAL CITY - Coal City Community Unit School District 1 will receive $50,000 in restitution to settle a dispute with an outside vendor of custodial sup ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • New Corn Fest winning button numbers announced

    MORRIS – The second week of winning button numbers for the Grundy County Corn Festival have been announced.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Anderson named to the public works department

    MINOOKA – Ryan Anderson has been named the interim superintendent of Public Works for the village of Minooka.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Braidwood station to host event

    BRACEVILLE – Ever wonder how electricity is generated at a nuclear power plant or what goes on in a plant’s control room? Then come to a Community Inf ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Morris Rotary Club collects coats for homeless veterans

    MORRIS – The Morris Rotary Club is collecting used winter coats for homeless veterans living on Chicago’s streets.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Morris HS students receive National Career Readiness Certificates

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School recently was awarded 204 National Career Readiness Certificates, including 32 Bronze certificates, 110 Silver ce ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Morris Hospital announces results of Cornfest 5K Fun Run

    MORRIS –  Three hundred sixty-six runners and walkers completed the Morris Hospital Cornfest 5K Fun Run to Support the Betty Sterritt Scholarship Fund ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Local residents to appear on ‘Family Feud’

    MORRIS – Wilmington resident Angela Baumeister can’t say much about her appearance on “Family Feud,” but she can say this: It was incredible.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Take Back the Night event scheduled for Wednesday

    MORRIS – Local residents are invited to attend a domestic violence awareness event Wednesday at the Grundy County Courthouse.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Grundy County Health Department holding flu clinics

    MORRIS – The chairs were filled Thursday evening in the waiting room at the Grundy County Health Department as residents 65 and older waited their tur ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • New fees in place for county health division

    MORRIS – A new Grundy County Health Department, Environmental Health Division fee schedule was adopted at the September Grundy County Board meeting.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Coal City Octoberfest supports cancer awareness

    COAL CITY – The 29th annual Octoberfest held in Coal City Friday will honor cancer survivors and loved ones lost to the disease.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:47 pm
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