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  • Nettle Creek students celebrate Thanksgiving

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    Nov. 27, 2014 - 8:01 pm
  • Gegenheimer to receive official letter

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Consolidated School District 201 board voted to have a letter drafted to Superintendent Al Gegenheimer responding to allegations ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 8:00 pm
  • Grundy organizations participating in Giving Tuesday

    MORRIS – The Community Foundation of Grundy County has partnered with nonprofit agencies that serve Grundy County for “Giving Tuesday.”
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 7:58 pm
  • Technology Committee approves GIS data sharing for nonprofits agreement

    MORRIS – Local nonprofit organizations are a step closer to being able to use Geographical Information Systems data for free thanks to a proposed shar ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 7:58 pm
  • Community Thanksgiving sees largest crowd yet

    MORRIS – Rich Meyer and Luella Kellogg met in 2006 when they started exercising together. Instead of being alone this Thanksgiving, the two decided to ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • 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. 27, 2014 - 8:09 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. 27, 2014 - 8:26 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
  • Dresden Unit 3 operating at full power after refueling

    MORRIS – Operators returned Dresden Generating Station Unit 3 to full power Friday, marking the successful completion of a scheduled refueling and mai ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:06 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
  • Buck: Foundation encourages people to donate on Giving Tuesday

    MORRIS – The season of giving is here. Not just the monetary gifts to charity or the gifts we give to family and friends, but also the love and talent ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 8:58 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
  • ‘Barefoot in the Park’ auditions to be held

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild Inc. will hold open auditions for its winter production of Neil Simon’s comedy, “Barefoot in the Park,” on Dec. 16 a ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:00 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 ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Seneca High School names Students of the Month

    SENECA – The following students were selected by the Seneca Township High School teachers and staff as the October 2014 Students of the Month:
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • White Oak D.A.R.E. students recognized

    MORRIS – This week White Oak Elementary School and the Morris Police Department held the fifth-grade D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony at the school.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Kids craft planned at Newark libraryNEWARK – The Charles B. Phillips Public Library, 6 N. Jackson St ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • 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
  • Tips for safe turkey dinners

    MORRIS – As Thanksgiving approaches, questions often arise in regards to preparing, cooking and storing turkey and side dishes. The Grundy County Heal ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:42 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
  • 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 ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 7:38 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
  • YMCA registration underway for youth basketball leagues

    MORRIS – Registration is underway for the Morris Community YMCA’s Youth Basketball Leagues. Open to ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 7:38 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
  • The Cellular Connection donating to food pantries for holidays

    CHANNAHON – The Cellular Connection stores will be donating at local food banks through its “Stop the Hunger” campaign this holiday season, including ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Morris student joins University of Iowa Class of 2018

    IOWA CITY, IA – Jonathan Turman, a native of Morris, is officially enrolled as a member of the University of Iowa Class of 2018.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Local author book signing is coming up

    MORRIS – “Mr. C – A Portrait of Santa,” a book recently written by Carol A. Walker, chronicles 40 years of Joe Corsello’s role as one of Santa’s best ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Immaculate Conception School students participate in speech contest

    MORRIS – Fifty-two Immaculate Conception School students in fifth through eighth grades recently participated in the Illinois Elementary School Associ ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:12 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
  • Morris high school students get a ‘Clue’

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School was the “crime scene” for the third annual Clue Mystery Game on Oct. 31.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:48 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
  • Retirement open house for Grundy County clerk

    MORRIS – An open house is being held Friday to celebrate the retirement of Grundy County Clerk and Recorder Lana Phillips.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 7:59 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
  • 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 ...
    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
  • 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 ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 7:52 pm
  • Seneca student receives DAR award

    SENECA – Rebecca Doloski was recently honored with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award for Seneca High School. She is th ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 7:30 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
  • Consul general of Israel visits Dwight Rotary

    DWIGHT – The Rotary Club of Dwight welcomed Roy Glad, consul general of Israel, to its weekly meeting Nov. 5. Glad spoke on Israel, its history, relat ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 7:42 pm
  • Minooka high school cross country team gives back

    CHANNAHON – About 75 members of the Minooka Community High School cross country team completed many service projects at the Channahon Park District la ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 7:38 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
  • 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 ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:58 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
  • Local briefs: Anthony, Morris Hospital to host Diabetes Screening Friday

    Anthony, Morris Hospital to host Diabetes ScreeningMORRIS – In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Day ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Minooka school board election filings coming up

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School District 111 will have seats to be filled on its school board at the April 7 Consolidated Election.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Federal Paper Board Reunion to be Monday

    MORRIS – A Federal Paper Board Reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Maria’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, 1591 Division St. in Morris.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:55 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
  • Grundy County recent indictments announced

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced that on Nov. 5, the grand jury returned the following indictments. The public is advis ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:43 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
  • Veteran services provided in Grundy County

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission in cooperation with the Hines MMU, the Vet Center and the IL Department of Veterans Affairs ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 7:53 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 ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 7:52 pm
  • Postal Service to offer with 7-day package delivery

    MORRIS – The Postal Service has kicked off the holiday shipping season and will be delivering packages seven days a week through Christmas Day through ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 7:51 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
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