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  • 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. 25, 2014 - 8:37 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 - 8:46 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 - 8:46 pm
  • Nineteenth annual Festival of Trees sure to get you in holiday spirit

    Get in the Christmas holiday spirit by attending the 19th annual Festival of Trees.Hosting the event ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Home for the Holidays Schedule of Events

    FRIDAY • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Festival of Trees, sponsored by Grundy County Historical Society. Grund ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Five featured in Home for the Holidays House Walk

    Five homes will be featured in the 2014 Home for the Holidays House Walk.The event is hosted by the ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Letter from the chairwoman: Thanks to all those who help with Home for the Holidays

    Happy Holidays!“It’s A Wonderful Life” in Downtown Morris! It’s time to begin celebrating the Christ ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Lighted Holiday Parade celebrates Santa’s arrival in Downtown Morris

    The arrival of Santa in the Home for the Holidays Lighted Parade is the highlight of the Home for the Holidays weekend for many children. Once again, ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Over the river and through the woods

    Those needing to find the holiday spirit need to look no further than the 23rd annual Home for the Holidays events taking place in Morris during the T ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Santa to visit Morris during Home for the Holidays

    While Santa arrives in Morris on Friday evening during the annual Home for the Holidays Lighted Parade, and will be around the downtown area throughou ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Living Water Church to host House Walk tea event Saturday

    This year’s holiday tea that accompanies the House Walk will take place 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Living Water Church of the Nazarene.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Home for the Holidays 2014

    A look at all the events and activities planned for this year's annual event. ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:27 pm
  • Two taken to hospital after Morris accident

    MORRIS – Emergency responders had to extricate two people after an accident Sunday evening on Pine Bluff Road.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • Officials urge travel caution during Thanksgiving holiday

    As people take to the roads and the air this Thanksgiving holiday, area officials urge travelers to use caution and take their time.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Eight turn in petitions to run in Morris primary

    MORRIS – Of the five city offices up for election in 2015, there will be three with races in the Feb. 24 primary.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Morris businesses, organizations promote local shopping

    MORRIS – Julie and Dave Sparks smiled Monday as Julie tried on an anniversary wedding band at Van Duzer Jewelers in downtown Morris.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Morris firefighter Marx loses battle with cancer

    MORRIS – Ron Marx, known as a "gentle giant," lived his life serving others as a paramedic, a police officer and a firefighter.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • Morris firefigther Ron Marx has died

    MORRIS - Morris firefighter Ron Marx lost his battle against cancer Sunday.In April, Marx learned he ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Local legislators look for court guidance on pension reform

    SPRINGFIELD – Area lawmakers will look for guidance from the Illinois Supreme Court after a judge’s decision Friday to strike down a law intended to f ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Head Start, Big R partner for Christmas gift-giving event

    MORRIS – Santa faces made out of paper hang from a small Christmas tree display at the Big R Store in Morris.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Fire at Morris home causes $25,000 in damages

    MORRIS – A house fire on Main Street Thursday night appears to have been caused by an electrical malfunction in the home's attic, fire officials say.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Medical marijuana farm gets approval in Minooka

    MINOOKA — In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Minooka trustees approved allowing a medical marijuana farm to be established within the city's limits.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • I Care provides Thanksgiving meal for community

    MORRIS — For the past 12 years, Phil Ortiz has hosted I Care International's Thanksgiving Dinner at Al's Family Restaurant in Morris.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • Grundy, Morris and Minooka wait for final draft of Brisbin Road project agreement

    MORRIS – Grundy County is currently reviewing a draft of an agreement between the county, Morris and Minooka that will help fund the $8 million Brisbi ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Toys being collected for Grundy County families in need at holidays

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Environmental & Resource Conservation Office is once again asking people to donate gently used toys, books and DVDs to help ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Recent Grundy County indictments

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced that on Nov. 19 the grand jury has returned the following indictments. Helland’s offic ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Minooka District 201 votes to reprimand superintendent

    MINOOKA – Minooka Consolidated School District 201 Superintendent Al Gegenheimer has been reprimanded by the school board for unprofessional conduct.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 7:44 pm
  • Morris man's death ruled accidental

    MORRIS – The Morris man found dead in his apartment Wednesday afternoon lost his life accidentally, according to officials.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 7:33 pm
  • Official Grundy County election results are in

    MORRIS – The official results of the Grundy County elections are in and although the winners declared in the Nov. 4 election have not changed, some ca ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • House adopts resolution honoring late Sheriff Marketti

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House of Representatives formally adopted on Wednesday a resolution introduced by state Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, in ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Minooka high school to offer new classes next year

    MINOOKA – Some new offerings were placed Tuesday night on the 2015-16 curriculum list for Minooka Community High School. Other classes were reconfigur ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Minooka high school plans to issue bonds

    MINOOKA – In a unanimous vote, the Minooka Community High School District Board of Education on Tuesday approved its intent to issue $12 million in wo ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • We Care of Grundy County to move into bigger space in Morris

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County is moving on up, increasing the space it has to serve people five-fold.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Minooka high school plans to issue bonds

    MINOOKA — In a unanimous vote, the Minooka Community High School District 111 board of education approved a resolution Tuesday declaring its intent to ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:12 pm
  • Grundy County approves capital project fund

    MORRIS – High-priority projects for the Grundy County Administration Building include installing a new generator, repairing the roof and reducing the ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Morris Elementary advisory committee shares findings

    MORRIS – The Citizens Financial Advisory Committee formed last spring for the Morris Elementary School District board presented five recommendations M ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Wilmington nutrition coach recommends a plant-based diet

    WILMINGTON – All vegan diets are not created equal. Cyd Notter, a certified health coordinator with ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Morris man found dead in apartment

    MORRIS – The death of a 56-year-old Morris man is under investigation, but authorities say foul play is not believed to be the cause.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Candidates file for open positions

    MORRIS – Five candidates have filed petitions for Morris aldermanic seats and the City Clerk's seat in the Feb. 24 primary.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 7:55 pm
  • Train exhibition on display at Morris library

    MORRIS – Members of Heritage N-Trak Group of Channahon spent the later half of Tuesday putting together 144 feet of train track in the basement of the ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Morris City Council approves $1.66 million levy

    MORRIS – Property values in the city of Morris have continued to decrease, but the city plans to keep its tax rate the same, which should result in mo ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • County will discuss life skills house for special education cooperative

    MORRIS – A grassy area directly south of the Grundy County Administration Building is being considered as a potential location for a house where speci ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • Morris school board hears parent concerns on lockdown

    MORRIS – Parent Joanie Johnston told the Morris Elementary School District board Monday night she was unhappy with how the district notified parents d ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Morris YMCA holds informational meeting

    MORRIS – About 13 Grundy County residents met with Morris Community YMCA leaders Tuesday morning to discuss what the Morris location will look like an ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Channahon plans to keep village tax levy close to last year

    CHANNAHON — Homeowners may not see much of a change in Channahon's portion of their property taxes this year, as village trustees are leaning toward k ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Channahon teacher negotiations continue

    CHANNAHON — Negotiations are continuing between Channahon Grade School District 17 teachers and school board members.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • Shoppers attend holiday market despite cold temperatures

    MORRIS – Through the years, the 3 French Hens Holiday Market has grown ... and grown.Until finally, ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Morris fire department responds to emergencies

    MORRIS – The Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District, along with other first responders, had a busy weekend between fighting a house fire and re ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Grundy sheriff’s deputies increase belt enforcement

    MORRIS – Police and safety officials in Grundy County are reminding residents to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Morris council OKs airport construction

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council Monday approved about $15,000 in airport expenditures to move forward with its runway extension project.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Morris Hospital gala returns to Morris

    MORRIS – The Morris Hospital Auxiliary Charity Gala returned to Morris as guests filled the Morris Country Club on Saturday evening to raise money for ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Gas leak keeps Minooka high school students on campus

    MINOOKA – Minooka high school students living in the Rivers Edge subdivision were kept at school after hours due to a gas leak in the subdivision.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 4:17 pm
  • Two hospitalized after car falls into Nettle Creek in Morris

    MORRIS – Two people were hospitalized and a man was issued a citation after a car flipped and went into Nettle Creek Sunday afternoon.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Coal City fire crews respond to two weekend fires

    COAL CITY - The Coal City Fire Protection District was called out to two fires over the weekend.On F ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Many to thank a year after Diamond tornado

    COAL CITY – There were no village boundaries, according to Diamond Mayor Terry Kernc.When it came to ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 9:25 am
  • Hines mobile unit visit to Minooka canceled

    MINOOKA – Because of mechanical issues, the Hines Mobile Medical Unit will not be in Minooka as planned Monday.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Democratic, Republican parties eye political moves for next year

    In his concession speech, outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn suggested he wanted lawmakers to push for a minimum wage increase before he leaves office.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • New political landscape could mean changes coming to Illinois Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – In January, Illinois will have a new political landscape, with Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner and a Democrat-controlled Legislat ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Morris City Council to approve airport project expenses Monday

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council is set to take action Monday on two expenses to move the Morris Municipal Airport runway extension project along.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Organizations looking to form disaster relief program

    MORRIS – The tornado that hit the Diamond and Coal City area last year caused major damage from which families are still recovering. But it also unite ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Families in Diamond returning home

    DIAMOND – Joe and Lisa Pape are hoping that by Thanksgiving, they will be sitting around the table in their home, thankful they have one another.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • After the storm: Communities in Diamond are coming back together

    DIAMOND – Ed Bischoff finished his home repairs a few weeks ago. New roof, siding, windows and doors ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Officials say fireplace fire spreads into walls, ceiling of Morris home

    MORRIS – Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District responded to a structure fire at 7:11 p.m. Friday at 2895 N. Route 47, shutting down Route 47 b ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Grundy County Personnel Committee to review human resources director applications

    MORRIS – Applications for the human resources director position at Grundy County are set to be reviewed this weekend by members of the Personnel Commi ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Rasmusson seeks Grundy board chairman position

    MORRIS — Another Grundy County Board member has said he wants to be the next county board chairman.R ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Morris Hospital gets sixth consecutive 'A' rating for patient safety

    MORRIS – For the sixth consecutive time, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has received an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Morris school board approves tentative tax levy

    MORRIS – Morris homeowners will likely pay close to the same amount in property taxes as they did last year to Morris Community High School this year ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Donations needed for Morris woman's dog's cancer treatments

    MORRIS – Ollie, the 9-year-old cavalier king charles spaniel belonging to Bonnie Camacho of Morris, never gave his owner a clue he was sick.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 7:40 pm
  • Morris High School students win excellence awards at Joliet art show

    MORRIS – Students at Morris Community High School rushed to their seats Thursday morning to begin sculpting masterpieces out of stone clay during thei ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Slippery roads reported in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan said he has received a report from a deputy on patrol that bridge decks in the southern part of the coun ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 7:40 pm
  • State police seize 52 pounds of drugs on I-80

    MORRIS – Illinois State Police District 5 troopers patrolling Interstate 80 in Morris uncovered 52 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop recently.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 7:28 pm
  • ICC holds off on voting on Clean Line project

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Commerce Commission held off Thursday on voting on the Rock Island Clean Line project.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • Goose Lake garage fire causes $25,000 in damage

    GOOSE LAKE – The Coal City Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire at 2000 N. Island Drive in Goose Lake on Wednesday night just before ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 7:07 pm
  • Horse riding therapy program in Minooka looks to expand for veterans

    MINOOKA – Davin DeGeus climbed on Heidi, his therapy horse, Sunday afternoon after taking the time to brush her and feed her some carrots.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 7:10 pm
  • Harvest gets tougher for farmers with crop still in field

    MORRIS – This year is shaping up to be a record-breaking one for corn and soybean harvest in Illinois – and Grundy County farmers aren’t doing too bad ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 7:46 pm
  • Morris downtown organization looking to start arts festival

    MORRIS – The Morris Downtown Development Partnership is looking to revamp the annual Liberty Days event with an artsy twist.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 7:44 pm
  • Grundy County Board will help fund Minooka bike path

    MINOOKA – Two years ago, Minooka resident Kelsey Little was critically injured when she was struck by a vehicle while walking at the corner of McEvill ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 7:48 pm
  • Morris high school board will issue $1.4 million in bonds

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School board again plans to sell working cash bonds of $1.4 million to fund its operations.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • County board approves tax abatement for wind energy project

    MORRIS – Plans to construct a converter station and an overhead electric transmission line in Grundy County moved a step further Monday with the Grund ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • 3 French Hens Holiday Market this weekend

    MORRIS – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... at The 3 French Hens Holiday Market.Located ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Coal City library holds Veterans Day event

    MORRIS – State Rep. Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee, came close to tears Tuesday as she talked about how her husband, a Vietnam War veteran, and others were ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Morris ceremony gives respect to veterans

    MORRIS – Girl Scouts made their way through the Morris Community High School auditorium Tuesday morning, handing gifts to veterans.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court denies appeal in Gardner fire department case

    GARDNER – The Illinois Supreme Court has refused to hear a former Gardner Fire Department's appeal in a case against the Gardner Fire Protection Distr ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Local Girl Scouts earn badge at Aurelio’s

    MORRIS – What kindergartner doesn’t like to help in the kitchen?A local Girl Scout Daisy Troop made ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • White Oak teacher aide arrested on drug charges

    MORRIS – Jennifer L. Hougas, 42, of Morris was arrested on charges of misdemeanor theft and felony possession of a controlled substance Friday.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Applications on file for new county human resources director

    MORRIS – Three applications are now on file for a new human resources director for Grundy County.Deb ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Local officers serve their country, their town

    MORRIS – The call to protect and serve doesn’t leave veterans when they leave the United States Armed Services.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Morris man arrested Friday at White Oak

    MORRIS – A Morris man was arrested Friday at White Oak Elementary School after his forewarned presence at the school caused it to be put on a lockdown ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • One arrested in series of Morris burglaries

    MORRIS – A Morris man has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries that occurred in the area early Friday morning.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Radio legend shares stories at Morris library

    MORRIS – Although legendary WLS disc jockey and radio personality John Records Landecker gained his fame by playing top 40 hits, his middle name is no ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Police investigate rash of burglaries

    MORRIS – Morris Police Chief Brent Dite said Morris police are investigating a rash of burglaries that occurred Thursday night.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Morris school teacher's aide charged with theft, possession

    MORRIS - Morris police charged a teacher's aide at White Oak Elementary School with possession of a controlled substance and theft Friday.
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Community to honor veterans Tuesday

    MORRIS – Honoring local veterans for what they have done for this country is an important responsibility, said Ken Buck, superintendent of the Grundy ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:21 pm
  • Morris City Hall to be closed for 2 hours Monday

    MORRIS – The Morris Municipal Services Facility will be closed Monday from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday to allow employees to attend a funeral.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • City of Morris to start accepting petitions

    MORRIS – Morris City Clerk Carol Adair will accept candidate petitions Nov. 17 through Nov. 24 for the consolidated primary election Feb. 24.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:13 pm
  • Goodwill store in Morris now open

    MORRIS – Kathy Kasap and Joyce Denker traveled Friday to Morris from Tonica and Oglesby to see what bargains they could find at the newly opened Goodw ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • White Oak put on soft lockdown Friday after report of non-custodial parent at school

    MORRIS — Students at White Oak Elementary School in Morris were put on a soft lockdown at the end of the school day Friday.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:54 am
  • County building remodeling projects moving forward

    MORRIS – A new receptionist area with cabinets, countertops and two sliding glass windows may soon be added to the Grundy County Health Department.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 4:33 pm
  • Minooka high school principal search down to four

    MINOOKA — Minooka Community High School's principal search committee has narrowed down its selection to four candidates for the leadership position.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 2:18 pm
  • ‘God’s Favorite’ will be performed at Morris Theatre Guild

    MORRIS – Morris Theatre Guild takes a humorous look at a serious subject as it performs “God’s Favorite” by Neil Simon as the first of three Neil Simo ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Behavorial Health Alliance hosts Blue Christmas events

    MORRIS – Sharon Schultz remembers her husband, John, as a generous man and wonderful husband.  With ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 7:49 pm
  • Flood information meeting to be held Nov. 12

    OTTAWA – A Flood Fighting School meeting, hosted by Sen. Sue Rezin, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, La ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • State's Attorney's office investigating cash payments to sheriff's deputies

    MORRIS – Cash payments made to Grundy County sheriff’s deputies, a decades-old practice at the sheriff’s department, is being investigated by the stat ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Briefs

    Pieces from the Heart Quilt Guild to meet FridayMORRIS – Pieces from the Heart Quilt Guild will meet ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Braceville fire district will try referendum again

    BRACEVILLE – The Braceville referendum for a tax increase to construct a new fire station failed for a second time Tuesday.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Both new and familiar faces elected to local offices in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Grundy County’s newly elected officials – some familiar and some new faces – will take office Dec. 1.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Council OKs fines for those who abuse park pavilions

    MORRIS – The city of Morris can now fine individuals who do not properly clean up reserved park shelters.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Anthony retains seat, wants to earn trust of constituents

    MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, won his first election bid for the 75th House District.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Grundy board vice chair puts name in for chairman

    MORRIS -- Just one day after the general election, former Grundy County Board Vice Chairman David Welter declared his desire to become the next county ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • Channahon lends money to local business

    CHANNAHON – Channahon village trustees this week approved footing a low-interest loan of no more than $36,447 to a local restaurant to help the busine ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Roundup of area election results

    GRUNDY COUNTYCOUNTY OFFICESGrundy County Clerk(40 of 40 precincts reporting)• Kay Olson (D) — 8,415• ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Polar Plunge kickoff to be held Thursday in Ottawa

    OTTAWA – In its fourth year, the Penguin Plunge challenges hundreds of brave jumpers to jump together and make wishes come true for children facing li ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Morris Hospital to host ‘On the Red Carpet’ Nov. 15

    MORRIS – The Morris Hospital Auxiliary is hosting its 46th annual Charity Ball, themed “On the Red Carpet,” Nov. 15 at Morris Country Club.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Blue Christmas events scheduled in Morris, Coal City

    MORRIS – The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and happiness, a time to feel the magic of the season. For many people, this is true. But for o ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Morris decides medical marijuana facility zoning

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council voted this week to change a portion of the Morris Municipal Code to regulate where the city would allow marijuana cul ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Election Day roundup: Braceville referendum fails

    BRACEVILLE – The referendum asking Braceville residents to approve a tax increase to construct a new firehouse was defeated narrowly Tuesday night.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:19 am
  • Callahan wins election to keep sheriff's seat

    MORRIS – Sheriff Kevin Callahan is keeping his office for the next four years. Callahan, D-Morris, w ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Republican takes treasurer's office, Democrats keep clerk's office

    MORRIS – Republicans secured the county treasurer seat and Democrats took the county clerk seat in Tuesday's election.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Anthony holds on to 75th House

    As the final results trickled in late Tuesday night in the 75th House District, incumbent John Anthony was in the lead.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Republicans take on most available seats in county board races

    MORRIS -- Based on unofficial results of Tuesday’s General Election, the Grundy County Board will welcome four new faces: Kerri Courtright, Don Neushw ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:17 am
  • Voters turn out in Grundy County to cast ballots

    MORRIS – Voters in Grundy County took advantage of the mild weather to get out and cast their ballots Tuesday, with many polling locations reporting h ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Live Results: Election Central 2014

    Click here for live, updated results of the November election ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm
  • County building to get new generator next month

    MORRIS – A new generator that will give power to the entire Grundy County Administration Building will be installed in December.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • City Council approves church relocation

    MORRIS – The Rev. Mark Willig said he feels the former Grundy County Home was made for Friends in Christ Lutheran Church.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Dogs visit senior home for Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

    MORRIS – Nicole LaVarier and her dog, both dressed in bumblebee costumes, performed tricks Saturday at a local rehabilitation center, bringing huge sm ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Minooka woman remembered as one who never stopped learning

    MINOOKA – If anyone knew the value of a good education, it was Mary Pat Collins of Minooka.She was a ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 6:30 pm
  • Brisbin Road project moves forward

    MINOOKA – Background work for providing water and wastewater infrastructure to the Brisbin Road and Interstate 80 industrial area has taken another st ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • We Care donates old van to Grundy Area Vocational Center

    MORRIS — We Care of Grundy County is in the business of giving to the community.Denise Gaska, We Car ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Dresden unit shut down for planned maintenance

    MORRIS – Dresden Generation Station Unit 3 was taken out of service Monday morning for a planned refueling and maintenance outage.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Kinzinger seeks re-election in heavily Republican district

    A Republican has represented the 16th Congressional District in 95 of the past 97 years.Randall Olse ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Farmer selfies highlight harvest season

    GRUNDY COUNTY – A photo contest by the Grundy County Farm Bureau aims to show the world all the work that goes into providing food for the dinner tabl ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Meet the Democratic candidates for County Board District 2

    Editor’s Note – Below are candidate profiles for those running in the Nov. 4 election in the race for District 2 for the Grundy County Board. Earlier ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Morris Santa has book published about his stories

    MORRIS – For the past year, well-known Morris Santa Claus, Joe Corsello, and his friend Carol Walker met once a week at Corsello’s home in their own v ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Schools look forward to using new assessment

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    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 ...
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  • Nicor Gas offers safety tips for winter

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    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.
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  • Non-union county workers might get raise

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  • 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.
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  • Meet the Grundy County Board District 1 Republican candidates

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  • 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 ...
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  • Dwight closes double homicide case

    DWIGHT — Authorities have closed the investigation into the slaying earlier this year of two women inside their home.
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