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  • Chronister defense granted additional request for more information

    MORRIS – Attorneys for Renae Chronister have requested a computer hard drive, Grundy County Health Department meeting minutes, Grundy County Treasurer ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Financial aid fraud targeted JJC and other colleges

    CHICAGO – Four men have been charged with trying to use other people’s identities to register as Joliet Junior College students and receive financial ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Coal City saving funds to renovate Broadway Street

    COAL CITY – The village of Coal City will begin saving funds for a future project to renovate Broadway Street.
    July 31, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Memory care center looking to come to Morris area

    MORRIS – A memory care facility is going through preliminary steps with the city of Morris in hopes of constructing a facility in connection with the ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • YMCA to lease building in Morris to provide local programming

    MORRIS – The Morris Community YMCA has found a temporary home in Morris and will begin offering local programming to Grundy County residents in the ne ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Trucker's widow files lawsuit after I-55 crash in Channahon Township

    CHICAGO – The widow of a trucker claims faulty brakes led to his fatal crash last week in the Des Plaines River Bridge construction zone on Interstate ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Morris scout reaches Eagle rank

    MORRIS – Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve, and only 6 percent of scouts make that mark. Morris senior Jacob Davids of Troop 469 ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Teen gives back to the school that helped shape him

    CHANNAHON – Who is that kid? That’s what several people at Families of Faith Ministries of Channahon ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • College Briefs

    Minooka alum graduates from Chicago schoolMINOOKA – Carla Dee Kundert of Minooka recently graduated ...
    July 30, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 30, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Morris High School Prom Fest thanks donors

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School’s Prom Fest at the end of last school year was another success, thanks to the generosity of local donors.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Transportation projects keep coming, along with trucks

    WILL COUNTY – When it comes to attracting transportation, distribution and logistics industries, the success of neighboring Will County is almost unpr ...
    July 30, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Driver in Route 6 accident has been released from hospital

    MORRIS – The driver involved in the severe single-vehicle accident on Route 6 earlier this month has been released from the hospital.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Dwight man arrested in cannabis plant bust

    DWIGHT – More than 200 cannabis plants were discovered in Dwight, police say, leading to the arrest of a 43-year-old Dwight man on charges of manufact ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Coal City sewer project estimated to cost more than expected

    COAL CITY – Bids for a project connecting Prairie Oaks subdivision to Coal City’s sanitation plant came in about $230,000 higher than expected, prompt ...
    July 30, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • United Way of Grundy County book party brings volunteers together

    MORRIS – Members of the Grundy County community came together July 22 for a Book Sorting Party for United Way of Grundy County.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Minooka firefighters train locally for first time in years

    MINOOKA – These days, burning down abandoned homes is a rarity for the Minooka Fire Protection District.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:23 pm
  • Dwight man charged with growing and selling cannabis

    DWIGHT – A 43-year-old Dwight man was arrested Tuesday for the manufacturing and delivery of cannabis, which included more than 200 cannabis plants.
    July 30, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Ottawa Art in the Park show and sale to be held

    OTTAWA – The Ottawa Art League presents its annual art show and sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
    July 29, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • We Care will take your excess produce

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County reminds community members with home gardens that if you find yourself with an excess of produce this season to not l ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Midewin equestrian tour set for Saturday

    WILMINGTON – On Saturday join volunteers from Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie for an interpretive ride through portions of Midewin which are not ye ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Verizon giving away school supplies in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – This weekend residents in Channahon can receive free backpacks full of school supplies through Verizon.
    July 29, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Fire does severe damage to Minooka house

    MINOOKA – Paula Henderson was sitting Monday night with a friend in her garage on Church Street in Minooka when they noticed smoke billowing from her ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Home for the Holidays Housewalk homes announced

    MORRIS – “Over the river and through the woods” is the perfect description for this year’s Home for the Holidays Housewalk scheduled for Nov. 29.
    July 30, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Local Doppler radar just got better

    ROMEOVILLE – Up until recently, six short-lived EF1 tornadoes spawned by two storms that tore through northern Illinois on June 30 might have been all ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Minooka hosts National Night Out Against Crime

    MINOOKA – The village of Minooka and the Minooka Police Department have decided to throw a goodbye party to crime and drugs as they celebrate National ...
    July 30, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • ​Lawyer plans constitutional challenge in mink farm case

    CHICAGO – The lawyer for one of two California animal activists accused of sabotaging a Morris mink farm and releasing about 2,000 animals into the wi ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Officials feel affordable housing still an issue in Grundy

    MORRIS – Local contractor John Latimer retired five years ago, but has spent that time off volunteering his skills to build more of what, he says, Gru ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Driver, train collide at crossing

    VERONA — A freight train traveling west through Grundy County collided Tuesday with a vehicle at Gonnam and Burkhart roads, totalling the Jeep and hal ...
    July 29, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Dept. on Aging seeks nominations for Senior Illinois Hall of Fame awards

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is taking nominations for the 2014 Senior Illinois Hall of Fame awards.
    July 28, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • Grundy County conservation district to hold tree, fish sales

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its semiannual tree and fish sales. 
    July 28, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • The Gardens at the Reddick Mansion certified by association

    OTTAWA – The Reddick Mansion Association announced recently it received certifications for its gardens.
    July 28, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Bike team makes first cross-country stop in Morris

    MORRIS – The bike riders of the Mountain Miracle Team rode into Morris on Saturday afternoon for their first overnight stop on a 1,300-mile journey th ...
    July 28, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • Morris Hospital, Dr. Charles Comfort announce affiliation

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers and Internal Medicine physician Dr. Charles Comfort have completed an affiliation agreement that merges ...
    July 28, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • ICS principal raises $28,000 through bike ride

    MORRIS – Immaculate Conception School Principal Kim DesLauriers recently completed a six-day, 517 mile bicycle ride through Illinois to raise money fo ...
    July 28, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • 4-H Fair more than just animals

    MORRIS – The Grundy County 4-H Fair that was held over the weekend isn’t just about animals – it offers a host of other project areas like visual arts ...
    July 28, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Mobile veterans services being offered locally

    MORRIS – The Veterans Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) from Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital is continuing its monthly visits to Morris and will be back in Morri ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Local residents applying for more building permits

    MORRIS – A slight increase in building permits points to more construction activity within Grundy County – what local officials say is a healthy indic ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Christmas in July breaks record for St. Nick

    MORRIS – It was Christmas in July Saturday night at Clayton’s Tap but this time it was St. Nick getting the presents – Operation St. Nick that is.
    July 28, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • 4-H Fair allows kids to show hard work, care for their animals

    MORRIS – Daniel Muller fancies a fancy pigeon, and it showed as he took home several awards at the Grundy County 4-H Fair this weekend for his show pi ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Minooka high graduate becomes Air Force airman

    Minooka Community High School graduate Eric M. Pashnick recently graduated as an Air Force Airman from basic military training at Joint Base San Anton ...
    July 25, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Party in the Park in South Wilmington this weekend

    SOUTH WILMINGTON – A Party in the Park will be held this weekend in South Wilmington that will provide family fun for everyone.
    July 25, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Marriage licenses for June 30 to July 25

    Marriage licenses issued by the Grundy County County Clerk from June 30 to July 25.• Kevin Thomas an ...
    July 25, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 25, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Anthony to host concealed carry training class

    MINOOKA – Local residents interested in becoming certified to apply for a concealed carry license are invited to sign-up for training classes being of ...
    July 25, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Minooka high school students perform in Lewis University play

    ROMEOVILLE – While most teens spent their summer with friends enjoying their free time, two Minooka Community High School students are spending countl ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • LyondellBasell employees fill We Care’s pantry

    MORRIS – On Friday, LyondellBasell employees donated more than $750 to help We Care of Grundy County obtain 6,951 pounds of food from the Northern Ill ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Oakwood Hills looks to Minooka for comparison of natural gas plants

    MINOOKA – About 70 miles from Minooka, the village of Oakwood Hills is working with a natural gas power plant on whether the plant would be a good fit ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Grundy County Chamber forms new BEN group

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Chamber’s Business Expansion Network will host an open house Tuesday to introduce the referral network to business professi ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • University of Illinois Extension hosting mystery camp

    MORRIS – The University of Illinois Extension Office – Grundy County will host a mystery camp Aug. 6 at the Grundy County Fairgrounds, 8890 Route 47 i ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Former Channahon woman remembered for her adventures

    CHANNAHON – Family gatherings around the dining room table became mini adventures when Viola Ramsey came to visit, said Viola’s nephew, Ed Dollinger o ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Morris family taking in Colombian siblings to help find adoptive family

    MORRIS - Eric and Anne Rasmusson of Morris were looking into adoption last fall when they found the organization Kidsave, an advocacy group that focus ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Grundy Transit System gets multiple new buses

    MORRIS – After waiting more than two years for the the state to deliver on a grant, the Grundy Transit System finally received four new buses this wee ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Morris artist relearns his skills after stroke

    MORRIS – Six years ago, Art Ashcraft never imagined he would be back in front of a canvas.He had jus ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center in Shorewood, IL - Don’t let the fear of using injections give you frown lines.

    Jessica Knowles of Eterna Med Spa & Laser Vein Center said many clients worry using the fillers will have them looking like a completely different per ...
    July 25, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • U of I Extension office offers lawn tips

    Homeowners strive to have the best lawn on the block and, all too often, at the expense of their checkbook.
    July 24, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Goodwill stores in Will County safe from credit card fraud

    JOLIET – Fears of possible credit card fraud at Goodwill stores have so far come up empty, with stores in Will County showing no signs of fraudulent a ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Gunshots heard at Braidwood station unfounded

    BRAIDWOOD – A security guard at Braidwood Generating Station heard gunshots Wednesday evening on the plant’s premises, but no evidence of gunfire was ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Eagle Scout project leads to a new path for park district

    CHANNAHON – Channahon Troop 444 Eagle Scout Bobby Babich earned his Eagle Scout rank by constructing a new path for the Channahon Park District.
    July 24, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • District 54 budget year better than expected

    MORRIS – District 54 officials anticipated fiscal 2014-15 to be the most brutal on district finances, but superintendent Teri Shaw said she is “very o ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Local property tax forums scheduled for homeowners

    MORRIS – Local homeowners interested in learning about the process for determining property taxes and how to appeal are invited to attend outreach for ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Local Habitat for Humanity chapter hires executive director

    MORRIS – Based on the job description drafted by Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity board members, the organization’s first-ever executive direc ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Kids will show projects at this weekend’s 4-H Fair

    MORRIS – Tucker and Taggert Tesdal, members of Saratoga Ag 4-H Club, are preparing their final entries for this year’s 4-H Fair, perfecting their reci ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Man chased by police from Morris to Newark

    NEWARK – Originally being pursued by Morris police, a Peoria man was arrested by LaSalle County sheriff’s deputies after a police chase.
    July 24, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Young woman injured by branch while kayaking

    MORRIS – A young girl kayaking Wednesday on the Mazon River near Stratton Park was taken to Morris Hospital after a large tree branch feel on her, str ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:17 pm
  • Electronic waste recycling event in Coal City Aug. 9

    COAL CITY – On Saturday, Aug. 9, Grundy County will be hosting an E-Waste collection event at the Coal City Village Maintenance Building, 830 N. Broad ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:16 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:16 pm
  • Fossil Ridge Public Library​ announces schedule of events

    BRAIDWOOD – The Fossil Ridge Public Library​ has numerous events schedule for the rest of July and August that are open to the public.
    July 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Weed science program to be held July 30

    UNION HILL – The University of Illinois weed science program will hold a field tour and discussions July 30 at the Palmer Amaranth research site in Un ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Cloonen rejects house pay raise

    BRADLEY – State Rep. Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee, is leading by example through her decision to reject a court ordered pay increase and donate a portion ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • College briefs

    Area students graduate from Parkland CollegeParkland College is proud to announce its list of gradua ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:14 pm
  • Golf outing raises money for center of independent living

    MAZON – The Mazon State Bank held its 21st annual Golf Outing last month at the Dwight Country Club where funds were raised for local nonprofit organi ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:12 pm
  • Down well does not affect water availability

    MINOOKA – Even though Minooka is down one water well right now, officials believe it will not affect the community in any way.
    July 23, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Kind gesture in Morris

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    July 23, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Third Will County judge appointed to Monson case

    MORRIS – Conflicts of interest caused recusals of two Will County judges in the latest lawsuit brought by former VAC Superintendent Elton Monson, but ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Morris man arrested on aggravated criminal sexual abuse charge

    MORRIS – A 25-year-old Morris man was arrested Tuesday on a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse to a child after a quick investigation.
    July 24, 2014 - 7:58 am
  • City of Morris will pursue condemnation for West Ave. easement

    MORRIS – The city of Morris and a landowner on West Avenue are headed to court over a water and sewer easement.
    July 23, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Small Town Theatrics presents ‘Rent’ this weekend

    COAL CITY – Theater-goers will be transported back to the 1980s in New York City’s East Village as actors portray a group of poor young artists strugg ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • 4-H club cake decorating class popular with the public

    MORRIS – The aroma in the room was unmistakable – cake and frosting – as the University of Illinois Extension in Morris hosted a cake decorating works ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • JJC Foundation wants changes in operating agreement with college

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College Foundation wants to change its operating agreement with the college after administrative action taken against the f ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • District 54 board member regrets vote on raises

    MORRIS – District 54 board member Bonnie Cap read a message to the school board Monday night stating she regrets her vote last month to approve the ad ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Channahon loses more administrative staff

    CHANNAHON – Trustees in Channahon will begin yet another search for a finance director – the second in as many months – as recently hired Erik Bush re ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Accident victims live on in loved ones

    MORRIS – Just beyond the Morris city limits, in a roadside ditch along Route 6, a copy of National Geographic was propped Tuesday against a small whit ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:22 pm
  • Two area mothers among those who died in I-55 crash

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – Two area mothers – one from Channahon, the other from Coal City – were among the five who died in a pair of fatal crashes Monday ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Driver and passenger injured in Morris accident still being treated

    MORRIS — The driver and front-seat passenger involved in Sunday's crash on Route 6 are fighting for their lives after leaving the accident in critical ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Bond for truck driver in fatal crash set at $1 million

    JOLIET – A $1 million bond was set Tuesday for the semitrailer driver who crashed into stopped vehicles in a Interstate 55 construction zone killing ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:17 pm
  • 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
  • Retiring nurse honored by Morris hospital

    MORRIS – For 38 years, Sydney Ferris of Ottawa has been making a difference in the lives of countless individuals in the community, first as a bedside ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:37 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 22, 2014 - 9:22 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 22, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • 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 22, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • 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
  • College Briefs

    Local student honoredat Lincoln CollegeLincoln College is recognizing dozens of students for their d ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • We Care receives donation of watermelons

    MORRIS – On July 10, We Care of Grundy County received a call from trucker William Brown who had a load of watermelons to donate.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:56 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 - 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 transitional youth

    MORRIS – The job market is not always kind to youth looking for employment. Nearly 3 million youth a ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • 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 reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • VA Mobile Medical Unit coming to Gardner

    GARDNER – The Edward Hines VA Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) will be in Gardner from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Local Grand Jury indictments announced

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland, announced on July 16 the grand jury returned the following indictments. The public is advised t ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Midewin programs to be held in Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – Learn about Midewin’s past, present and future as we explore, on foot and via car caravan, restored wetlands and prairie and observe rare ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Human Resources Association to meet

    JOLIET – The Grundy Will Human Resources Association will meet Wednesday to discuss "Emotionally Intelligent Leaders.”
    July 17, 2014 - 9:23 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
  • Marseilles Fun Days Benefit Auction to be held

    MARSEILLES – The first ever Marseilles Fun Days Benefit Auction will be Saturday.The auction is pres ...
    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
  • LyondellBasell United Way campaign a success

    MORRIS – LyondellBasell and its employees from the Morris Complex raised more than $93,000 for the United Way organizations of Grundy County, Eastern ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Area college briefs

    Morris native graduates from Drake UniversityMORRIS – Kaitlin McArdle of Morris recently graduated f ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:27 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
  • Kay Olson sponsors mobile food pantry

    MAZON – About 160 area families took part in the We Care of Grundy County mobile food pantry sponsored by Kay Olson on July 9 at the Mazon City Park.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:19 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
  • Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County sheriff’s office. Individuals listed in ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Neighborhood briefs

    Treasurer Miller distributes more than $51 millionMORRIS – Marcy Miller, Grundy County Treasurer, an ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:31 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
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