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  • Gardner school supports Team Megan

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    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:43 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 ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:43 pm
  • Community kitchen to be relocating

    OTTAWA – Beginning Monday, A Servant’s Heart Community Kitchen will relocate to Christ Episcopal Church in Ottawa, which is located on the southeast c ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Eighth annual YMCA Giving Gala slated for Feb. 28

    BOLINGBROOK – Mark your calendars and plan to join the Greater Joliet Area YMCA for its eighth annual Giving Gala on Feb. 28, at the Bolingbrook Golf ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Shabbona Middle School students make honor rolls

    MORRIS – Shabbona Middle School students have been recognized for their academic accomplishments through the posting of the honor roll for the second ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • Morris girl earns Disney internship

    MORRIS – Growing up, Caitlyn Simpson loved going to Disney World. She knew then that, one day, she wanted to work at the land of magic.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • Minooka and Gardner among villages waiting to hear on medical marijuana licensing

    MINOOKA – Village Administrator Dan Duffy isn’t surprised by the state’s delay in issuing medical marijuana business licenses.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • Morris high school music students make All-State band and choir

    MORRIS – Five Morris students have risen to the top of the high school music world, selected from thousands of Chicago area students to join the Illin ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Appeal filed on decision over Gardner fire district objection

    GARDNER – A candidate for the Gardner Fire Protection District board has appealed a decision that one of her opponents can remain on the April ballot.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Braidwood Electoral Board rules in favor of mayoral candidate

    BRAIDWOOD – Despite an objection filed against one of its candidates for mayor, the city of Braidwood will see two people running for mayor on the Apr ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • College briefs

    Grove City College dean’s list announcedGROVE CITY, Pa. – Lauren Bodett of Seneca has been named to ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Tuesday last day to register for primary election

    MORRIS – Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson reminds anyone who resides in precincts Erienna 1 and 2, Morris 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Saratoga 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 that w ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Morris Hospital educator addresses prediabetes

    MORRIS – Before developing Type 2 diabetes, people almost always have “prediabetes,” meaning their blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:40 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 ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Morris High School releases honor roll

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School has released its second quarter high honor and regular honor roll students.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • White Oak in Morris hosts wax museum

    MORRIS – White Oak second-grader Skylar Sparks donned a beret and grabbed a paint brush Thursday to portray artist Vincent Van Gogh during the annual ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • Immaculate Conception School in Morris to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

    MORRIS – Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated in Catholic schools throughout the nation next week, including in Morris.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Morris high school issues working cash bonds

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School will again issue $1.44 million in general obligation school bonds to meet the district's cash flow needs.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Morris Hospital announces schedule of childbirth, family classes

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has announced its schedule of childbirth and family classes for February.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:13 pm
  • Grundy County indictments announced

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced the grand jury returned the following indictments Wednesday, according to a news relea ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:13 pm
  • Insurance Marketplace deadline approaching

    MORRIS – Since Nov. 1, 2013, Grundy County Health Department has partnered with Service Inc. to offer Individual appointments for clients to meet with ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:13 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    ICS to hold open house in FebruaryMORRIS – Immaculate Conception School will hold an informational o ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • College briefs: Peterson awarded EIU Enochs Scholarship

    CHARLESTON – The Eastern Illinois University Richard G. Enochs Scholarship Award has been presented to Kadie Peterson of Morris.CHARLESTON – The Easte ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:04 pm
  • Morris airport preparing for runway extension

    MORRIS – Preliminary work continues at the Morris Municipal Airport in preparations for its runway extension.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Morris library offers new toddler program

    MORRIS – Toddlers and preschool-age children ages 1 through 5 can get their wiggles on at the Morris Area Public Library with a new program: Wiggle Wo ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:38 pm
  • Grundy County Board hears audit findings

    MORRIS – Insufficient financial oversight has caused the county's audit to contain deficiencies and weakness in the Grundy County fiscal 2014 audit.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 5:50 pm
  • Morris and stadium group look at making band shell part of stadium plans

    MORRIS - The group looking to raise money for a new high school stadium is working with the city of Morris to possibly incorporate the city's band she ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • City OKs agreement for power savings

    MORRIS – The city of Morris is moving forward with another agreement with Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative in effort to obtain the l ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Grundy Medical Reserve Corps top ranking

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Medical Reserve Corps is a newer organization under the umbrella of the Grundy County Health Department – but it’s one of t ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Northern Illinois Food Pantry receives grant to help food pantries

    MORRIS – The Northern Illinois Food Bank received almost $50,000 from the Telligen Community Initiative in grant funding to help fund the Milk 2 My Pl ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Morris high school supports state Vision 20/20 program

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School is supporting the Illinois Vision 20/20 initiative to improve public education.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • United Way of Grundy County awards mini grants

    MORRIS – Twenty local nonprofit agencies have received a special check from the United Way of Grundy County.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Channahon trustees approve Bluff Road interchange agreement

    CHANNAHON – Channahon village trustees have unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement between the village and several area taxing bodies.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:34 pm
  • Gardner mayoral candidate wins filing objection case

    GARDNER – There will be three candidates for Gardner mayor in April after a ruling favoring mayoral hopeful Michael Serena.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • 161-year-old business healing hearts

    MORRIS – Jeffrey Dames of the Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes is proud to announce the five-year anniversary of Professional Partners LLC, a nationwide co ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 7:46 pm
  • Officials work to name road after late Morris firefighter

    MORRIS – At just 24, volunteer Morris fireman James Allen lost his life in a residential fire because of a backdraft.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • We Care sets up for a Souper goal

    MORRIS – As football season comes to a close and fans gear up for Super Bowl parties, We Care of Grundy County asks people to participate in their par ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 7:44 pm
  • Morris man sentenced to one year after We Care theft

    MORRIS – The man accused of stealing checks from We Care of Grundy County in 2013 has been sentenced to one year in the Illinois Department of Correct ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Morris man was accomplished farrier and fabricator

    MORRIS – Betty Pierce said when she and her husband Jim first moved to Morris, Jim worked various hands-on jobs, including construction and auto repai ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Dresden Unit 2 operating at full power again

    MORRIS — Operators at Dresden Generating Station returned Unit 2 to full power operation Saturday morning following the replacement of two circuit car ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • We Care tackles hunger

    MORRIS – This Super Bowl many of us will gather with family and enjoy a feast. However, one Super Bowl team has to lose.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:27 pm
  • Mobile food pantry held at First Christian Church

    MORRIS – About 160 area families took part in the mobile food pantry sponsored Wednesday by First Christian Church of Morris.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:27 pm
  • Personnel Committee discusses reverted funds

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Personnel Committee met Thursday only to find out one of its agenda items had already been approved at the full County Boar ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • Pasternak will not be on ballot for Gardner fire district

    GARDNER – There will be three names instead of four on the ballot for the Gardner Fire Protection District Board.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • Language lab allows students to improve Spanish skills

    MORRIS – Advanced Spanish students at Morris Community High School are increasing the fluency that they speak and hear Spanish with the addition of th ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • New principal for Minooka Community High School

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School has a new principal who will begin serving the district’s two campuses June 1.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Illegal parking in designated parking not tolerated

    MORRIS - It is important that parking stalls dedicated for the use of people with disabilities are used only by persons who have legally issued disabi ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Morris-area educators embrace free community college proposal

    JOLIET – President Barack Obama has proposed making community college free, giving low-income families greater access to higher education.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • Cloonen to host satellite office hours in Grundy County

    COAL CITY – Following through on her efforts to increase accessibility to constituents throughout the 79th District, state Rep. Kate Cloonen is hostin ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 1:49 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 ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Grundy health department warns residents to check houses for radon

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department encourages everyone to test their home for Radon as part of National Radon Action Month this month.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Roadside safety check to be conducted

    JOLIET – The Illinois State Police District 5 will conduct a roadside safety check in Will County during the month of February.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • New attorney still being debated in Grundy

    MORRIS – The Grundy County State’s Attorney’s office is no closer to hiring a new attorney after the Grundy County Personnel Committee met Thursday ni ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Community fighting cancer along side Coal City teenager

    MORRIS – The Coal City community has come together to cheer on Megan Bugg, the daughter of local superintendent Kent Bugg, as she fights an advanced s ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • Rezin made assistant Republican leader

    SPRINGFIELD – A day after the 99th Illinois General Assembly was sworn in, state Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, was announced as assistant state Republican ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • Grundy County Community Foundation moving to former We Care home

    MORRIS – The Community Foundation of Grundy County is getting a home of its own.With We Care of Grun ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • With swearing in, Anthony also moves into new office location in Morris

    MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, was inaugurated Wednesday for his first elected term in Springfield.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • Unit 2 at Dresden Generating Station in Morris taken offline

    MORRIS – Operators at Dresden Generating Station removed Unit 2 from service at 7:04 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a system notification for an elevate ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:14 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 ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:12 pm
  • Grundy County electoral board finds in favor of Perkins in Gardner case

    GARDNER – The Grundy County Electoral Board has overruled one of the objections filed against the petitions of two Gardner Fire Protection District Bo ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:07 pm
  • Merchant Marine pen pal had long correspondence with Morris woman

    MORRIS – When Carol Walker was an eighth-grader at Mazon Grade School, her world was small. She lived in town, close enough to walk to school, was an ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • Grundy County celebrates employee loyalty

    MORRIS – Dick Joyce has spent the past 30 years serving on the Grundy County Board because he believes he can continue to be of service.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • Grundy County's HR director has 'hit the ground running'

    MORRIS – After just 10 days on the job, Grundy County's new Human Resources Director Deborah Jankiewicz is hard at work.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Area pitches in to 'Bring Katelynn Home'

    SENECA – No one knows exactly what happened at 10:46 a.m. Aug. 29 on a rural road near Seneca.The ro ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • Crimestoppers seeking information

    GARDNER – Crimestoppers of Grundy County seeks information regarding a recent criminal damage to property incident at the Gardner Post Office.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 12:30 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 ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Seneca High School recognizes honor roll students

    SENECA – The names of students who made the recent semester honor roll at Seneca High School have been released by the school.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Mazon-Verona-Kinsman Middle School honor roll students recognized

    MAZON – At the end of each quarter, the academic accomplishments of Mazon-Verona-Kinsman Middle School students are recognized through the posting of ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • County Board supports recycling bill

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board voted, 12-2, to pass a resolution supporting House Bill 4042 – the Electronic Device Recycling and Reuse Act.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Morris homecoming queen represents at Liberty Bowl

    MORRIS – Monica Davy thought her reign as Morris Community High School’s homecoming queen would end with homecoming week last fall – but then she was ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Grundy County committee votes to move designated smoking area

    MORRIS - The designated area for visitors to smoke at the Grundy County Administration Building has been moved farther away from the front entrance.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Rauner sworn in as governor

    SPRINGFIELD – Bruce Rauner was inaugurated Monday as Illinois’ 42nd governor in a pomp-filled ceremony, promising to restore a state suffering from fi ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Foundation shares opportunities for continued education

    MORRIS – Some may think once you have a certification or degree you are good for life. However, the truth is most professionals are required to obtain ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Morris Hospital vice president retires after decades with hospital

    MORRIS – Dennis Mahoney was working as a hospital pharmacist in Chicago in the 1980s when he decided he was ready for a change. A native of Joliet wit ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:01 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 ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • City considering TIF grant for We Care

    MORRIS – The city of Morris is considering a TIF grant request for We Care of Grundy County to help the organization update its new facility.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Group looks to update Morris Community High School stadium

    MORRIS – A group of local men have teamed up to bring a facelift to the Morris Community High School stadium by forming a not-for-profit group they wi ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Seneca farmer to work in Rauner administration

    A Seneca farmer is one of two area people headed for Springfield as part of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Grundy County toddler taken to hospital after sledding accident

    MORRIS – A 3-year-old boy was taken Sunday to Morris Hospital after a sledding accident south of Morris.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Emergency lane closure on I-55 near Bolingbrook

    BOLINGBROOK – There is an emergency lanes closure on Interstate 55 near Bolingbrook due to a large pothole.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Shaw gets 2-year contract extension at District 54 in Morris

    MORRIS – Superintendent Teri Shaw will remain in her position through the 2015-16 school year after signing a new two-year contract with the district.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Olson chosen as hospital fire starter

    MORRIS – Much has changed since the last time Patti Olson of Morris was selected Fire Starter of the Month at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 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 ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Dolls will be on display at museum through February

    MORRIS – A special display of dolls collected over the past 20 years by Rosalie Jostes will be on exhibit at the Grundy County Historical Society Muse ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 7:51 pm
  • Kinzinger’s office to host traveling office hours

    COAL CITY – The Office of Congressman Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, will hold traveling office hours this month throughout the 16th District, including ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

    The Illinois Department of Public Health is encouraging women ages 21 and older to speak with their physician about cervical cancer screening and prev ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 7:51 pm
  • Grundy County Farm Bureau celebrates 100th anniversary

    DWIGHT – At the meeting celebrating its 100th year, the Grundy County Farm Bureau looked to the future and to the past.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Four Rivers open house scheduled

    Four Rivers in Channahon to host open housesCHANNAHON – “Four Rivers’ Wedding Open Houses” will be f ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 7:38 pm
  • Objections filed against candidates for Gardner Fire Protection District Board

    GARDNER – A Gardner Fire Protection District Board candidate has filed an objection against two opponents in the April 7 election.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 7:38 pm
  • Life skills house on Grundy County property discussed further

    MORRIS – Officials continued this week to discuss whether a life skills house for special education students should be built on county property.
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • Ottawa resident wins $1 million in lotto

    OTTAWA – On Christmas Day, Ottawa resident Bonnie Gama got the best Christmas gift she has ever received – a winning lotto ticket.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Grundy-area lawmakers taking wait-and-see approach on Rauner

    With a Democrat-controlled Legislature in Springfield and a Republican governor taking over Monday, local lawmakers hope for anything but a four-year ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 3:44 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 ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Rialto going to trial with special prosecutor over $6K rent dispute

    JOLIET – The Rialto Square Theatre and a special prosecutor for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office are headed to trial in March over a seven-year- ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Community YMCA open house to be Saturday

    MORRIS – As the Morris Community YMCA gears up for its grand opening Saturday, it already has started offering classes and a place to work out to the ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Morris Hospital classes

    CPR for Healthcare Provider Course to be heldMORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers will offe ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Blackbird’s Bowl owner will speak at seminar Sunday

    MORRIS – The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northeastern Illinois will host an educational seminar at 1 p.m. Sunday at The Hanson Center in Burr Ridge. ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Community-wide effort makes Christmas possible

    MORRIS – This Christmas, 878 children from low-income families received gifts under their tree from the help of 63 organizations and individuals in Gr ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Comptroller special election vote splits down party lines

    SPRINGFIELD – Local lawmakers were split along party lines on legislation approved Thursday requiring a special election in 2016 to replace the late J ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Committee recommends to county board new attorney position

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland received a recommendation Thursday from the Grundy County Law & Justice/Facilities Committee to ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Recent Grundy County indictments

    MORRIS - Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced that on Wednesday the grand jury returned the following indictments, according to a ne ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • School closures announced for Friday

    Due to the weather, the following area school districts have announced they will close on Friday, Jan. 9:
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Fire closes teller lines at First Midwest Bank in Morris

    MORRIS – A small fire was reported at First Midwest Bank at 220 W. Main St. in Morris on Thursday morning.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Crash causes shut down to river bridge traffic In Morris

    MORRIS – A two-vehicle crash shut down traffic on the Illinois River Bridge just before 8 a.m. Thursday morning.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Joliet man dies after Elwood collision

    ELWOOD – A 31-year-old Joliet man died after a collision Thursday morning on the Arsenal Road bridge.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Area schools announce closings and late starts for Thursday

    Due to continued frigid weather, the following area school districts have announced late openings or closures for Thursday.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • ‘Cold exposure’ may have contributed to death

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – An 86-year-old Channahon woman may have died from the cold weather.The Will Cou ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Shabbona Middle School students named DAR essay contest winners

    MORRIS – Imagine a blustery winter day in 1892, you have just completed an arduous sea journey to the New World. Your mother has told you that a new l ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • State plan would help nuclear plants by punishing carbon-based providers

    Illinois governmental agencies Wednesday issued reports proposing ways to prop up Exelon’s ailing nuclear power plants.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Gardner has a strong 2014, plans the same for 2015

    GARDNER – Residents in Gardner again enjoyed a break from water and sewer bills in December to Commissioner Dick Hileman said. The village started giv ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Coal City board approves interim superintendent

    COAL CITY – Coal City school board president Ken Miller told the board Wednesday one of Superintendent Kent Bugg’s daughters is experiencing a serious ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Need still great at pantries in Grundy County

    MORRIS – The holidays are behind us, but the need for food and personal items in Grundy County continue.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Channahon cop goes above and beyond

    CHANNAHON – Channahon Police Officer John Blough thought he was pulling over a lost motorist just before midnight a few weeks ago.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Coroner: 'Cold exposure' may have contributed to woman's death

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP - An 86-year-old woman may have died from the cold weather.The Will County Corone ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Schools announce late openings, closures

    Due continued frigid weather, the following area school districts have announced late openings or closures on Thursday.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 4:04 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 ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Upcoming community classes and groups at Morris Hospital

    Morris Hospital offers childbirth classesMORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers will have a c ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Diamond’s 2015 will focus on economic development

    DIAMOND – Diamond Mayor Terry Kernc said the village is focusing on economic development in 2015.The ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Six arrested on DUI charges in campaign

    MORRIS – Results are in from the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday crackdown on drunk drivers in Grundy County.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • January is National Blood Donor Month; area blood drives being held

    MORRIS – Working for Heartland Blood Centers, Julie Kinsella has always spread the word about how important blood donations are.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • 2015 expected to be ‘prosperous’ for Morris

    MORRIS – From planned expansion for existing industry to infrastructure work for future development, the city of Morris has quite a year planned for 2 ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • School closings for Wednesday

    Area schools have announced school will be closed Wednesday due to the predicted wind chills.All pub ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Channahon village board delays abatement vote

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Village Board declined Monday to vote on an intergovernmental agreement that would provide funding for a large construction ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Morris City Council approves garage variance, liquor license

    MORRIS – Morris City Council approved this week a code variance for Eric and Lorie Shear for a free-standing garage at their Creek Drive home.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • IDOT reports Interstates snow and ice covered

    MORRIS - According to the IDOT website gettingaroundillinois.com, at 10 p.m., Interstate 55 is 100 percent snow or ice covered from Pontiac to Joliet.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Morris council approves annual abatement

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council Monday approved an ordinance abating the property tax levied for 2014 to pay the principal and interest on the genera ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 7:56 pm
  • Morris Hospital welcomes first baby

    MORRIS – When David and Erin Nolan of Ottawa take their new son Liam Declan Nolan home, it will be to a familiar room.
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 7:37 pm
  • Dynamic Fitness Center in Coal City has expanded

    COAL CITY – Last month Dynamic Fitness Center, 995 E.Division St. in Coal City, officially celebrated its 2,000 square foot expansion with a ribbon cu ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Post office asks residents to clear snow and ice

    MORRIS – To help letter carriers deliver mail, the Postal Service is asking customers to clear snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes.
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Warming centers open in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Area municipal buildings and community buildings in Grundy County are open as warming centers during regular business hours to help those in ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Ottawa Art League Jan. 7 meeting cancelled

    OTTAWA – Due to the extreme cold forecast for the area, the Jan. 7 meeting of the Ottawa Art League has been cancelled, the group announced.
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • First baby at Morris Hospital in 2015 arrives

    MORRIS – Liam Declan Nolan was welcomed into the world at 3:34 p.m. Jan. 2 by his parents David and Erin Nolan of Ottawa, at Morris Hospital & Healthc ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Wintry weather blowing in, staying for the week

    MORRIS – The temperature could drop below zero Sunday night, and as much as 7 inches of snow is expected by Tuesday morning.
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Slick roads, several accidents on Saturday morning

    State police said slick road conditions caused several minor accidents Saturday morning. "We've had ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 10:06 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 ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 6:17 pm
  • Candidates running in the April 7 election listed

    Editor’s Note – Below is a listing of candidates the Morris Daily Herald has obtained so far who are running for election locally April 7.
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 6:17 pm
  • Seneca High School November students of the month announced

    SENECA – The following students were selected by the Seneca Township High School teachers and staff as the November 2014 Students of the Month, accord ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 6:16 pm
  • Community supports fallen officers

    MORRIS – When Linda Goff got a Facebook invite from a friend to change her porch light to blue in honor of fallen police officers, she quickly joined.
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 7:59 pm
  • Morris has two write-in candidates in local primary

    MORRIS – Two candidates running for Morris offices that had their names withheld from the primary ballot by the Morris Electoral Board will officially ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Morris Speech team kicks off season with victory

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School Redskin Speech Team kicked off their 2014-15 season with a team victory at the Morris Redskin Invitational.
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Residents requesting variance for garage height

    MORRIS - The Morris Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a recommendation to the Morris City Council to allow a code variance to Eric and Lorie Shear ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • Heartland Bank names recipient of Heart of our Community Award

    MINOOKA – Heartland Bank and Trust Company in Minooka presented their 2014 Heart of our Community award to Fred Ban at the November Chamber Business A ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • ‘Dueling Tonys’ show returns to Morris

    MORRIS – When Tony DeBlois and Tony Kidonakis team up, there is no telling where the piano keys will lead them.
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Local Special Olympians take home the gold

    MORRIS – Three area bowlers took home gold medals in December for their performance in the Illinois Special Olympics bowling competition.
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • Operation St. Nick program helps veteran families

    MORRIS – Kevin Akre spent four years in the United States Army before leaving the military and moving to Morris with his wife and children.
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Minooka projects for 2015 will improve traffic, attract growth

    MINOOKA – Village officials in Minooka plan to tackle several projects this year that they say will improve traffic and make residents safer. 
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Two injured in truck accident on I-80

    TROY TOWNSHIP – Two drivers were injured in the first of two truck accidents on local interstates Wednesday morning.
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Gardner mayoral candidate files objection against competition

    GARDNER – Late Tuesday afternoon, an objection was filed against mayoral candidate Mike Serena's petition for office in Gardner.
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • No objections filed against candidates for April 7 election

    MORRIS – No more objections appear to have been filed against those running in the April 7 elections in the Grundy County area.
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 6:53 pm
  • Morris city hall to close early Wednesday, will be closed Thursday

    MORRIS – The Morris Municipal Services Facility will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday for New Year's Eve. and will be closed on Thursday for New Year's Day.
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 4:26 pm
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