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  • Congressman Kinzinger talks with Grundy committee

    MORRIS – U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger met with members of the Grundy County Board Legislative Committee for a workshop Tuesday where he discussed the bene ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity seeking volunteer construction leaders

    MORRIS – The Grundy-Three Rivers chapter of Habitat for Humanity is hoping to break ground on its 12th home in late May, and is in need of voluntary c ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Mobile: The April 21 Deadline is Fast Approaching

    M-Day…April 21. That is the day Google is waking businesses up to the mobile revolution. Mobile has been growing for years, but the pace is picking up ...
    April 1, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Saturday the last day to cast early votes

    MORRIS – Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson reminds voters that the last day to cast an early voter ballot for the April 7 Consolidated Election is Saturda ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Gravel-road bike race coming to Morris

    MORRIS – Craig Patnode rode his Nashbar 5000 bicycle through gravel roads and paved streets as a child in Morris.
    March 31, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • County board committee discusses policy for removal of county chairmen

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board's Legislative Committee has been looking over policy to recommend changes to the current policy list.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • 'The Last Words' is presented as a way to give back to Morris community

    MORRIS – An actor’s job is portraying a part with the right emotion and the right body language to be believable. Having a nonspeaking role makes that ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Morris Hospital removes guesswork at its 'Dining with Diabetes Fair and Exhibit'

    MORRIS – Diabetics last week sampled a mini-smorgasbord of healthful, low-carbohydrate restaurant food at Morris Hospital’s “Dining with Diabetes Fair ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Marseilles man arrested in stabbing incident

    STREATOR – A Marseilles man was arrested Saturday after authorities say he stabbed another man in a Streator residence.
    March 31, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Firefighters extinguish blaze in field in Dwight

    DWIGHT – Patty Jones emerged from her home Tuesday clutching her two cats closely as fire spread from the corn field behind her Dwight mobile home ove ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • LaSalle farmer, donation direct funds to Pet Project

    MARSEILLES – The Pet Project has received a $2,500 donation from LaSalle County farmer Katie Bernard and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Birthing Suites recognized for patient safety

    JOLIET – The March of Dimes has recognized Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery Unit for successfully reducing their early elect ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Serena hopes to be formally elected as Gardner mayor

    GARDNER – Michael Serena of Gardner is now running for the position he was appointed to Feb. 27 after the death of Mayor Tom Wise.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Braidwood Generating Station Unit 1 offline

    BRACEVILLE – Operators removed Braidwood Station Unit 1 from service early Monday morning for a planned refueling outage.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Cox runs again for top Gardner spot

    GARDNER – Gary A. Cox, a former Gardner commissioner, is trying his hand again at running for mayor of Gardner.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Reed looks to turn Gardner around

    GARDNER – Donald E. Reed has never held an elected position but he is seeking to become Gardner’s mayor to help take the village in a new direction.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Three new members join Community Foundation board

    MORRIS – The Community Foundation of Grundy County has elected three community members as new members of its Board of Trustees: Lois Durkin Darlington ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Doggie Easter Egg Hunt sets attendance record

    MORRIS – Temperatures in the low 30s Saturday morning couldn’t put a dent in the attendance of the 11th annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at Goold Park in ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Five running for three, four-year term spots on Minooka grade school board

    MINOOKA – Five candidates are vying for three seats in the Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 Board of Education election April 7.
    March 31, 2015 - 7:46 am
  • MDDP honors retiring board director Tesdal

    MORRIS – The Morris Downtown Development Partnership held its annual meeting at Living Water Church of the Nazarene in Morris on March 10.
    March 27, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • USDA extends deadlines

    WASHINGTON, – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agr ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:32 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 ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Lisbon Road bridge to close for reconstruction

    MORRIS – Closure of the Lisbon Road bridge for reconstruction has been pushed back about a week, to mid-April, Illinois Department of Transportation c ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • 5 running for Minooka D-111 board seats

    MINOOKA – Five candidates are now competing for three seats on the Minooka Community High School District 111 school board this election.
    March 27, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Meet the candidates night April 1 in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – The Three Rivers Business Alliance and the Channahon Economic Development Corporation will host a “Meet The Candidates” night April 1 for ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • D-201 will get full-day kindergarten

    MINOOKA – Educators and local parents clinched hands and showed nervous faces as they anxiously awaited the decision made Wednesday by the Minooka Com ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Seneca High School honor roll announced

    SENECA – The honor roll for Seneca High School’s third quarter has been released.HIGH HONOR ROLLSeni ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • M-V-K honor roll released

    MAZON – At the end of each quarter, the academic accomplishments of Mazon-Verona-Kinsman Elementary School students are recognized through the posting ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Council of Catholic Women honors Dorothy Jenkins CHANNAHON – Dorothy Jenkins of Channahon has been n ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Morris Woman's Club marks 88th anniversary

    MORRIS – This year is the 125th anniversary of the General Federation of Women's Clubs and the 88th anniversary of the Morris Woman's Club.
    March 26, 2015 - 9:29 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 ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Morris police say goodbye to officers

    MORRIS – Morris police Sgts. Scott Henderson and Gregg Sager are retiring weeks apart, taking with them a combined 54 years of full-time police servic ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • JJC proposes balanced budget for next fiscal year

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College officials say they continue to be fiscally conservative in the college’s latest budget proposal.
    March 26, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Minooka 201 superintendent to retire this school year

    MINOOKA – Superintendent Al Gegenheimer of Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 will retire from the district at the end of this school ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Saratoga releases second trimester honor roll

    MORRIS – Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60C released its list of honor roll students for the second trimester for the 2014-15 school ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • I.C.S. announces honor rolls

    MORRIS – Immaculate Conception School released its list of honor roll students for the second trimester for the 2014-15 school year.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:51 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 ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    ICS preschool begins registration soon MORRIS – Immaculate Conception School has openings and is acc ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • O’Brien named health Employee of the Month

    MORRIS – Chris O’Brien was chosen as March Grundy County Health Department Employee of the Month. O’Brien has been employed with the health department ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • Commission makes no notes on office rezoning

    MORRIS – After much debate, the Morris Planning Commission Wednesday decided to make no recommendation regarding the rezoning of a former chiropractor ...
    March 26, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • A fresh approach to freshman year

    MORRIS – Administration and faculty acknowledge the transition from eighth grade to freshman year is a difficult one for students.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • K-9 Deputy Nitro retires from Grundy County Sheriff's Office

    MORRIS – After a successful eight-year career with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, K-9 Deputy Nitro has retired.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Local schools budgets hurt by lawmakers' short-term budget fix

    MORRIS – Schools stand to lose out under a budget fix emerging from Springfield this week. That fix ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Minooka board approves resolution urging governor to protect local funding

    MINOOKA – Minooka trustees are urging Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly to protect local municipalities’ share of the state income t ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Strandell aims to use engineering knowledge

    MORRIS – Robert K. Strandell believes most politicians are too caught up in representing either the Republican or Democratic parties and opposing each ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Wachowski looks to use management background

    MORRIS – Jeffrey Wachowski, 58, is running for Third Ward Alderman for the second time.A Democratic ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Baron hopes to preserve, improve area

    MORRIS – Zora Baron, a 19-year resident of Morris, said she jumped on the opportunity to run for alderman in the Third Ward as soon as she heard of th ...
    March 24, 2015 - 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 ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Dr. John Roth Jr. retires from Morris

    MORRIS – Growing up, Dr. John Roth Jr. knew he would be a doctor like his father. He knew because his grandmother told him so.
    March 24, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Grundy County Board looking at ways to cut budget

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board Chairman David Welter will sit down with department heads and elected officials Wednesday to discuss where the county bud ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Traffic being rerouted from I-80 due to rollover

    MINOOKA – A semi truck has rolled over on Interstate 80 westbound across all lanes of traffic, causing traffic to be rerouted, according to Illinois S ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • How to improve your business SEO and reach customers with sponsored content

    Sponsored Content is a form of marketing that offers a business the opportunity to reach a targeted audience in a new way. While sponsored content can ...
    March 26, 2015 - 1:13 pm
  • Raises approved for Channahon District 17 administrators, support staff

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon District 17 School Board has approved raises for district principals, the dean, the finance director and support staff.
    March 24, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Easter egg hunts planned for upcoming weekends

    MORRIS – Gould Park will be covered in paw prints Saturday and children’s footprints April 4 as two annual Easter egg hunts return to Morris.
    March 23, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Wilmington, Braidwood to gain new competing dollar stores

    Wilmington and Braidwood each have a dollar store. Wilmington has a Family Dollar and Braidwood has a Dollar General. But by the end of this year, bot ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Dwight Rotary hears presentation on Illiana expressway development

    DWIGHT – Rotarians welcomed John Greuling from the Will County Center for Economic Development to its meeting earlier this month.
    March 23, 2015 - 8:34 pm
  • State’s attorney joins law enforcement in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland joined other police chiefs, state’s attorneys and sheriffs in Springfield last week to expr ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Farm bureau, supporters raise more than $30,000

    GARDNER – In a room filled with tables covered in John Deere green and yellow, supporters of the Grundy County Farm Bureau Foundation and the Grundy C ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:31 pm
  • Ambulance district referendum will not be on ballot

    MORRIS – Despite an emergency motion to get a referendum question for a rescue squad district on the April 7 ballot, Grundy County Judge Lance Peterso ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Cardiologist joins specialist team

    MORRIS – With the recent addition of Dr. Athar Saeed, Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists has expanded its outreach into the community with off ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Two OB-GYNs join local practice

    MORRIS – Dr. Andrea L. Chen and Dr. Jody De Lind have joined Morris Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, a practice of five obstetrician/gyne ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    ‘Tree-Stump Tombstones’ presentation on Tuesday MORRIS – The museum of the Grundy County Historical ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Grundy County names Brantley Harvey the Ag Baby of 2015

    MORRIS – Brantley Harvey was born Wednesday to Thomas Harvey and Christina Rowland, which made him the Grundy County 2015 Ag Baby in honor of National ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Minooka High School makes personnel cuts

    MINOOKA – A standing room-only crowd of students, parents, teachers and other staff gathered Thursday at Minooka Community High School’s school board ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:15 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 ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Collecting coins for a cause

    MORRIS – White Oak students collected pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters for a cause during the last two weeks in a coin war that only saw winners.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Hearing on possible medical marijuana business on hold

    MORRIS – A presentation by Greenhouse Group LLC for a medical marijuana dispensary was scheduled to take place next week at the Morris Planning Commis ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Morris faculty boards 'The Energy Bus'

    MORRIS – "The Energy Bus" has traveled through the hallways and offices of Morris Community High School all school year.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • D-54 projections show bottoming out of assessed value declines

    MORRIS – Howard Crouse, senior vice president at PMA Financial Network, discussed this week financial projections with the District 54 School Board.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Minooka High School makes personnel cuts

    MINOOKA – A standing-room only crowd of students, parents, teachers and other staff gathered Thursday at Minooka Community High School’s School Board ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Hail to the Ag baby

    MORRIS – When Thomas Harvey and Christina Rowland of Coal City headed to the Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers to have their baby, they had no idea ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:56 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 ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • News briefs

    Kendall-Grundy Community Action is offering scholarships to those income-eligible individuals looking to further their formal education or occupationa ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Coal City VFW’s 90th year honored with House bill

    COAL CITY – A House bill honoring the 90th anniversary of Coal City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) St. Juvin Post 1336 was adopted last week.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Morris elementary district discusses non-resident enrollments

    MORRIS – The Morris Elementary School District 54 board discussed Tuesday night non-resident student requests to attend school.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Morris amends, tightens parking rules

    MORRIS – A meeting Monday night of the Street and Alley Committee brought an amendment to Morris parking regulations.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • News briefs: Spring Fling vendor and craft show March 20

    Spring Fling vendor and craft show starts tonight MINOOKA – The Spring Fling vendor and craft show w ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Morris community schools proposing fee-based preschool

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 is partnering with Nettle Creek and Saratoga schools on a possible fee-based preschool under the name Mo ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Nettle Creek signs new contract with McKinney

    MORRIS – Don McKinney, superintendent and principal at Nettle Creek School District 24, signed a new three-year contract after the school board approv ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Kinzinger announces student art competition

    OTTAWA – Congressman Adam Kinzinger’s office is accepting submissions for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.  
    March 18, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Rauner’s proposed budget would cut $3.3 million from Grundy towns

    MORRIS – Mayor Richard Kopczick signed Wednesday morning a letter of objection to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget plans.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Morris schools form agreement for special education busing

    MORRIS – After two years of shared busing between Morris Elementary District 54, Saratoga Community School District 60C and Morris Community High Scho ...
    March 18, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • YMCA JETS swim team to expand into Morris

    MORRIS – Children ages 6 to 18 will soon have the opportunity to join a competitive swim team in Morris, as the Joliet YMCA JETS expand to an untapped ...
    March 18, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • 2 arrested, 2 more wanted for Morris residential burglaries

    MORRIS – Two of the four individuals believed to be behind nine Morris residential burglaries have been arrested.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • 'Mary Poppins' to be performed at Minooka High School

    MINOOKA – The cast and crew of this week’s performance of “Mary Poppins” at Minooka Community High School is more than a bit excited about doing this ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:25 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 ...
    March 17, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Saratoga school shares lot, upgrade plans

    MORRIS – Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60C has many plans for construction and refurbishing in the near future.
    March 17, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Morris names Funk Officer of the Year

    MORRIS – Officer Patrick Funk thought he wanted to be a high school gym teacher and football coach – until he went for a ride along with his uncle, a ...
    March 18, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • A note to our readers from the General Manager

    Since arriving in Morris in 2012, there’s one request I’ve constantly heard: Bring back the Monday print edition.
    March 17, 2015 - 7:28 pm
  • 20 percent of Grundy claim Irish heritage

    MORRIS – We may be a long way from Ireland, but it appears numerous Grundy County residents have family roots connecting them to the Irish land.
    March 17, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Channahon approves cupcake law

    CHANNAHON – Channahon residents wanting to operate a bakery or other food operation out of their homes may now do so legally.
    March 17, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Minooka considers educator cuts

    MINOOKA – To address an increasing deficit in Minooka Community High School District 111’s budget, the school board is set to consider Thursday cuts i ...
    March 17, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Deininger joins Land Pro real estate brokerage company

    OSWEGO – Land Pro LLC, a land real estate brokerage company, is proud to welcome real estate broker Doug Deininger. Deininger joined Land Pro in Decem ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Art for Animals charity event set Thursday

    MORRIS – Downtown Morris’ 3rd annual Art for Animals charity event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
    March 16, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Local resident joins Edward Jones team

    MINOOKA – Suzanne Lowden recently joined the Minooka office of the financial services firm Edward Jones as a branch office administrator. Lowden must ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Grundy Chamber spotlights Los Charros

    COAL CITY – Los Charros Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s recent Business Spotlight.
    March 16, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Diamond offering water, sewer line insurance

    DIAMOND – The Diamond Village Board last week discussed and approved offering a low-cost service plan for residents that would cover the water and sew ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • County administrator position now posted

    MORRIS – After months of discussion, the job position for Grundy County Administrator was posted Monday.
    March 16, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Local organizations donate to Morris police

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department recently received two separate donations from local organizations.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Hundreds take the plunge for Special Olympics

    JOLIET – The weather wasn’t exactly “polar” Saturday afternoon, but the water at Leisure Lake Resort in Joliet was plenty cold enough for more than 30 ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Area companies on display at Earth Expo

    MORRIS – A traveling reptile show, service dogs, science experiments, 4-H clubs, and numerous business exhibits were among the highlights at the Earth ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:48 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 ...
    March 13, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Nettle Creek hosts heart-healthy events for youths

    MORRIS – Nettle Creek students were all heart on Feb. 20 as they jumped, ran, scrambled, took part in relays and shot hoops. All for heart – “Jump Rop ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Morris council to discuss Osaka Spa business license

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council is set to consider Monday whether to take action against the business license of Osaka Spa after its owner pleaded gu ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Grundy County, townships plan on rebuilding four bridges

    MORRIS – Grundy County is looking at four bridge rebuilds this year after one became a danger and was closed last year, and another is showing serious ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Wolf confirmed in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Tests have confirmed the wolf-like animal found dead along a roadside last month is indeed a gray wolf.
    March 13, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Morris High School student scores perfect ACT score

    MORRIS – Brian and Mary Gile of Morris knew their daughter was a smart kid at age 2 or 3. Bridget Gi ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • GEDC and Chamber recognize business and organizations

    MINOOKA – More than 240 investors, business and municipal leaders, and guests were in attendance Wednesday at Chapin’s East Banquets in Minooka for th ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Grundy County Democrats have new chairman

    MORRIS – Dick Joyce of Coal City has been named chairman of the Grundy County Democratic Central Committee, replacing Mike Clemmons.
    March 12, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • County, Minooka, Morris to develop Brisbin Road

    MORRIS – Grundy County is working with Minooka and Morris to create a pre-annexation agreement to allow the county to move forward with the Brisbin Co ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Seneca high school peforms musical this weekend

    SENECA – Audiences present Friday and Saturday at the Seneca Township High School auditorium can hop in a time machine back to the Roaring ‘20s for a ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Crime Stoppers seeking information on burglary

    GOOSE LAKE – Crime Stoppers of Grundy County is seeking information regarding a recent residential burglary in Goose Lake.
    March 12, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Brothers Country Supply recognized

    MINOOKA – Brothers David and John Bankowski started their business selling horse products to farms and stables in the Ottawa area with no store front. ...
    March 12, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Benefit to be held for Morris man Saturday

    MORRIS – The community is invited to give back to a man who has bestowed much to the community. Fami ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Medical marijuana company looking to open dispensary in Morris

    MORRIS – The company issued a license by the state to open a medical marijuana dispensary unit in Grundy or Kendall counties is looking to open shop i ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:52 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 ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:58 am
  • Earth Expo in Morris will be held Saturday

    MORRIS – The 24th annual Grundy County Earth Expo returns to Saratoga Elementary School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    March 12, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • Grundy County to purchase new software for flyovers

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Land Use and Assessor will be splitting the cost of new software that will enable both offices to view changes to land parc ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:54 am
  • Metal stamping mastered

    MINOOKA – Lee and Kathy Hutchinson started their metal stamping business in 1983 in Shorewood, where they operated until it was time to grow their bus ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • English teacher adds reading specialist to duties

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School board has approved the assignment of Amy Carr as a part-time reading specialist for the 2015-16 school year.
    March 11, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • A different perspective

    MORRIS – Every time Kori Beck of Morris attends a mission trip she enjoys giving to those in need, but she also grows as a person.
    March 12, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Souper Bowl raises more than $6,000 for We Care

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Grundy County Souper Bowl of Caring.
    March 11, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Work to start on Blodgett Road in Channahon at I-55 for bridge work

    CHANNAHON – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that work on the Blodgett Road over Interstate 55 Bridge and Blodgett Road over Grant ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Community invited to Rep. Anthony open house

    MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, invites constituents to attend an Open House at his new District Office, 1421 N. Division St. in Morri ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Sheriff’s office reminds motorists to drive safely on St. Patrick’s Day

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day to crack down on drunk drivers. Unbuckled motori ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Saratoga PTO fundraiser and dinner this weekend

    MORRIS – Saratoga School District 60C’s PTO is having a “Luck of the Irish” draw down fundraiser. Th ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Morris high school assistant principal contract renewed; will be future AD

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School board approved Monday a one-year contract Monday for Assistant Principal Jeff Johnson.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Grundy County Personnel Committee hires new IT director

    MORRIS – Less than a month after the Grundy County Personnel Committee approved the final job description for a new IT director, the search is over.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • We Care's new location allows for growth

    MORRIS – Imagine moving into a new home six times the size of your last home, as well as all the possibilities and responsibilities that come with the ...
    March 11, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Grundy committee decides on temporary solution for Gardner well

    MORRIS – Cara Anderson told the Grundy County Board’s Finance Committee on Monday night that an abandoned well is improperly sealed on property owned ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • House adopts resolution honoring late Morris Firefighter James Allen

    MORRIS – The house bill designating a portion of Route 47 in memory of late Morris firefighter James Allen has been adopted and is moving on to the Se ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Informational meeting to be held on pipeline project to go through Grundy County

    KANKAKEE – The public is welcome to attend a pre-construction informational meeting for a pipeline project that will cross through Grundy and Will cou ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • 8th grade career fair to be held in Morris, businesses sought

    MORRIS – If you ask a 4-year-old what do you want to be when you grow up, they often times answer by saying a fireman, police officer, or something cr ...
    March 9, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Committee approves Grundy County administrator position salary increase

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee voted 6 to 0, with Chairman John Galloway absent, to extend the administrator salary up to $100,000 as me ...
    March 9, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • MCHS Principal Kelly Hussey receives new four-year contract

    MORRIS – Currently in his 34th year at Morris Community High School, Principal Kelly Hussey has been given a new contract that will carry him to his r ...
    March 9, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Coal City high school brings 'Beauty and the Beast' to life

    COAL CITY – As the stage lights start to come up at the Coal City High School auditorium, smoke fills the air and viewers are taken to a village that ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Coal City schools registration fees to increase

    COAL CITY – Some school fees are increasing for Coal City Community Unit School District 1 for the 2015-16 school year.
    March 9, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Morris fire department handles Lazy Acres fire

    MORRIS – Firefighters extinguished a structure fire Sunday evening at Lazy Acres Recreation Club on Gun Club Road in Morris.
    March 9, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Community colleges satisfied with Rauner's budget proposal

    JOLIET – Community college leaders support Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget proposal, since they say it will support institutions they call the economic dri ...
    March 9, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Channahon trims budget at weekend workshop

    CHANNAHON – It took only two hours for Channahon staff, trustees and the mayor to save the village almost half a million dollars during a Saturday mor ...
    March 9, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Rollover accidents on westbound I-80

    MORRIS – Two rollover crashes occurred in recent days on Interstate 80 near the 111 mile marker in Morris.
    March 9, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • College briefs

    Local students named to Aurora University Dean's ListAURORA – Aurora University congratulates the mo ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Grundy County will form committee to continue life skills house discussion

    MORRIS – Neal Sandburg, executive director of the Grundy County Special Education Cooperative, met with the Facilities/Law & Justice Committee Thursda ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Quilt Guild ‘not just for quilting’

    MORRIS – For the past 24 years, Mary Shoudis of Morris has been quilting, a hobby she didn’t have before joining the Pieces From the Heart Quilt Guild ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Garbage pick up halted in Erienna and Wauponsee townships

    Beginning Monday, residents living on weight-restricted roads in Erienna and Wauponsee townships will have their regular waste and recycling pickup ha ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Minooka high school board approves more bleacher work

    MINOOKA – Rather than remodeling only the floors of Minooka Community High School’s stadium grandstand bleachers, as approved at the February school b ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Gardner families evacuated because of gas leak Thursday night

    GARDNER – Emergency personnel evacuated 28 adults, children, infants and family pets late Thursday night from an apartment complex in Gardner after Ni ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Farmers weigh credit options

    Like all flourishing businesses, a successful farm needs to monitor its cash flow.  A farm may have higher expenses in spring when crops are being pla ...
    March 31, 2015 - 8:41 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 ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Grundy officials provide severe weather tips

    MORRIS – With temperatures expected to reach the 50s next week, Joe Schroeder is advising county residents to prepare for the dangers of spring weathe ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:04 pm