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  • West Nile reported in Grundy County

    MORRIS — Those swarming, sucking mosquitoes just got a little more dangerous, as a test from the health department confirms West Nile is in Grundy Cou ...
    NEW: Aug. 21, 2014 - 4:06 pm
  • Shorewood man charged with local burglaries

    MORRIS — Surveillance video secured by the Morris Police Department aided in an investigation that led to the indictment of Huy V. Nguyen, 22, of Shor ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Center for Independent Living hosts fundraiser

    JOLIET – Fans of “The Wizard of Oz” should fit right in this Saturday when the Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living holds its “Yellow Brick Road ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Local employees combat the negative effects of sedentary jobs

    MORRIS – Jean Koerner of Coal City knows she has a sedentary job. A bookkeeper in the Grundy County ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Memorial fund to support Reed-Custer school, needy families

    MORRIS – Those who knew 3-year-old Lunden Chappell say she was full of energy, constantly moving and laughing, and brought joy to her classmates, teac ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Neighborly disagreement leads to arrest, surveillance cameras

    BRAIDWOOD – A dispute among neighbors in what would seem like a tranquil residential setting has led to an order of protection, an arrest and two side ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Unique perspective sets 6-year-old’s photos apart

    MORRIS – What started with Olivia Peterson toying around with her parents’ cellphone cameras led to a local art gallery showing for the 6-year-old.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Dumbauld takes his opportunities in stride

    MORRIS – Bob Dumbauld of Morris was born in Missouri and grew up in Seneca where he went to school.“ ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Morris weather radio program ends

    MORRIS — Equipped with a police scanner, emergency radio and weather alert systems, Morris resident Tim Pfaff is prepared for unpredictable weather.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Accident occurred Tuesday outside of Morris High

    MORRIS – A five-vehicle accident outside of Morris Community High School caused no major injuries Tuesday.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Parent open house to be held in Morris

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School will host a parent open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 25.All par ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Daycare center to hold an open house

    CHANNAHON – An open house has been scheduled for Saturday for a day care center in Channahon.The LLC ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Channahon hires police officer from New Lenox

    CHANNAHON – Trustees have approved the appointment of a new Channahon police officer.Justin Bennett ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • D-54 board approves retirements, resignations in personnel shakeup

    MORRIS – Morris Grade School District 54 board members have approved the retirement of art teacher Joan Workman, as well as six staff resignations and ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Grundy Animal Control to pay for ventilation repairs

    MORRIS – A new truck, new dog cages and ventilation repairs will cost Grundy County Animal Control about $77,000 in coming months.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • District 54 hires tech consultant

    MORRIS – District 54 has hired Unified Concepts for technology support instead of hiring a new IT director.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Officials seek public opinion on commuter rail service

    MORRIS – Public officials from across Illinois Valley are studying commuter rail service between Peru and Joliet, and they want resident feedback.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • White Oak school hosts first day of kindergarten

    MORRIS – Justin Kowalczyk walked leisurely along the sidewalk up to White Oak Elementary School on Tuesday morning with his parents, Vince and Sherrie ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Woman transported to hospital after Stratton Park accident

    MORRIS – A woman was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by LifeStar helicopter Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle struck a tree on the west entranc ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • 200 families get back-to-school help from Operation St. Nick

    MORRIS - For some families, the end of summer and the start of the school year brings added stress as they try to afford new clothes, shoes and school ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Stratton Park closed following accident

    MORRIS – Emergency response teams were at Stratton Park on Tuesday afternoon following a single-car accident there.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:55 pm
  • Woman hit by car after jumping from it

    COAL CITY - A woman was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday after she apparently jumped from a moving car and was struck by it.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Minooka hosts mobile veterans medical unit

    MINOOKA – The Veterans Mobile Medical Unit of Hines VA Hospital was available to area veterans Monday morning and afternoon in the Minooka Village Hal ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Music at McKinley becoming a popular summer event in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – Just in its third year, Will County Forest Preserve District’s Music at McKinley is fast becoming a popular summer event in Channahon.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • GOP nominate Kinsella for County Board

    MINOOKA – Longtime Minooka resident Debra Jo Kinsella has been nominated by the Republican Central Committee to run for Grundy County Board in a speci ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Public works project proves not as costly as anticipated

    MORRIS – A project originally intended to be “in-house” will cost the city $34,650, thanks to a shortage in public works labor.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Horse show supports Silver Spurs 4-H

    MORRIS – Clouds of dust rose into the air Sunday as horses raced around barrels and poles at the Grundy County Fairgrounds. 
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Morris Community High School administrators take part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    MORRIS – Several Morris Community High School administrators decided Monday to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • Braidwood imposes new prostitution fine

    BRAIDWOOD — An update to Braidwood's prostitution ordinance could mean additional village revenue.Th ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Despite health reform, demand remains for Will-Grundy Medical Clinic

    JOLIET – Despite the advent of the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, Will-Grundy Medical Clinic Executive Director Shawn West believes there's st ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Open House to be held at Morris High School

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School will host a parent open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 25. 
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • LyondellBasell to hold training drill Saturday

    MORRIS – LyondellBasell has scheduled an incident responsiveness training drill from about 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at its Morris Complex on Tabler Road ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Construction affects parking in Morris

    The curbs and pavement along Washington Street between Wauponsee and Route 47 are getting a makeover this week and next.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Church sponsors mobile food pantry

    Approximately 170 area families took part in the mobile food pantry sponsored by First Christian Church that took place Aug. 13 in the church parking ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Events mark 30th anniversary of canal heritage corridor

    The Canal Corridor Association has scheduled a series of free events from Lemont to LaSalle next weekend to kick off a year-long celebration of the 30 ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Second real estate tax payments due Sept. 2

    MORRIS – The second installment of the 2013 real estate tax is due Sept. 2.Second installment tax pa ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Morris library welcomes director with reception

    MORRIS – The public is invited to a reception Sunday afternoon to welcome the new Morris Area Public Library director Lorene Kennard.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Braidwood Area Historical Society opens museum

    BRAIDWOOD – Braidwood’s early years were shaped by the men and women who came to the town to put down roots, farm, build businesses, and work in the m ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Officials stress school bus safety

    With the school season arriving, authorities are cautioning motorists to take care around the most popular mode of transportation for budding young mi ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Goose Lake Prairie photo contest set to accept entries

    MORRIS – Amateurs and experts alike are welcome to submit photos for the eighth annual Goose Lake Prairie nature photography contest.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Grundy EMA hires new deputy director

    MORRIS – After a three-month search, Grundy County has a new deputy director for its Emergency Management Agency.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Mazon man honors late grandmother in tractor pull at State Fair

    MAZON – Sam Halterman is following in the footsteps of his father, Kevin, on the tractor pull circuit, powering his mini rod pulling tractor all over ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • All I-55 lanes now open over Des Plaines River

    JOLIET – Both south and northbound lanes of Interstate 55 over the Des Plaines River are now open, state transportation officials announced Friday.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Mazon firefighters invite community to first-ever spaghetti dinner, raffle

    MAZON – The Mazon Fire Department is looking to the communities it serves to help raise money for new equipment and training.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 8:14 pm
  • Highway department to patch roads, save on energy costs

    MORRIS – Grundy County Highway Department crews will patch and paint a number of Grundy County roads in upcoming weeks.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Committee asked to revisit salary freeze

    MORRIS – Lana Phillips may be the Grundy County clerk and recorder, but she addressed the Personnel Committee as a member of the public Thursday.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Lawyer gets probation for punching person in Braidwood

    JOLIET – A lawyer was sentenced Thursday to a year’s probation for punching a stranger in a Braidwood bar two years ago.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Minooka girl delays college for missionary work

    MINOOKA – Brother, can you spare some dimes, enough to total $2,150? If Courtney Peterson, 18, of Mi ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 8:22 pm
  • Freshmen prepare to enter Morris High School

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School freshmen are preparing to start their lives as Morris Redskins.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 8:02 pm
  • IDOT reopens portions of 55 over Des Plaines River near Joliet

    JOLIET – The northbound lanes of Interstate 55 over the Des Plaines River have reopened, state transportation officials announced Thursday.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Coloring scholarship available for children

    CHANNAHON – Children 13 and younger in Channahon have the opportunity to receive college scholarships by simply coloring.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Son of Coal City woman killed in I-55 crash sues truck driver

    COAL CITY – The son of a Coal City woman killed in a deadly chain-reaction crash last month on Interstate 55 near Channahon has filed suit against the ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Legislative lunch held in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – Local lawmakers talked traffic, budgets and education Wednesday during a legislative luncheon organized by the Grundy County Chamber of Co ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Grundy County Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years

    MORRIS – Grundy County has a strong agricultural heritage that will be celebrated Aug. 23 as the Grundy County Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Coal City VFW charter commemorated

    COAL CITY – For a 90-year-old piece of parchment, the Coal City VFW’s original charter looks pretty good.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Morris kid's steer gets $100k at state fair auction

    SPRINGFIELD – Shaelye Varner knows it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to raise an award winning steer.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 6:12 pm
  • Klukas from SA’s office to be honored

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland has announced that Kyle Klukas will be presented with the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Morris Dairy Queen to celebrate Miracle Treat Day

    MORRIS – Blizzard Treats will be flowing Thursday during the Dairy Queen system’s ninth annual Miracle Treat Day at the Dairy Queen restaurant at 1243 ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Farm producers schedule meeting for local counties

    MORRIS – With the new 2014 Farm Bill comes a lot of questions.How does the new Farm Bill affect High ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Income up, costs down in District 101 budget

    MORRIS – Next year’s tentative budget for Morris Community High School District 101 shows a $60,000 increase in expected revenues, while expenditures ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:14 am
  • Bus sharing results in savings for D-101

    MORRIS – The inaugural year of the Morris schools shared busing program finished with more savings than anticipated for Morris Community High School D ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Grundy County Board welcomes new member

    MORRIS – Minooka resident David Nelson shook hands and accepted congratulations from County Board members Tuesday evening after being sworn in as the ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Local church to debut revamped organ at anniversary celebration

    GOODFARM TOWNSHIP – No one knows exactly when the music stopped, but some say it’s been 40 years since anyone’s fingers danced across the keys of the ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • I-55 construction in Channahon Township nearing completion

    JOLIET – Bridge work on Interstate 55 near Channahon — marred with seven fatalities and more than 100 accidents over the course of two construction se ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 6:07 pm
  • Semitrailer driver pleads not guilty to charges related to fatal I-55 crash

    JOLIET – An Indiana semitrailer driver pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges related to last month's fatal chain-reaction crash on Interstate 55 near ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • I-55 construction over Des Plaines River Bridge to wrap up next week

    JOLIET – Interstate 55 construction over the Des Plaines River Bridge is wrapping up next week, two weeks ahead of schedule.
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 6:01 pm
  • 12-year-old raises money for local cancer patients

    MORRIS – Twelve-year-old Eli Davy of Morris wanted a new set of golf clubs this summer, so he set out devising a plan to raise the money to buy them.
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Scouts learn science lessons at Airfest

    ROMEOVILLE – Channahon Troop 444 Boy Scout Christian Martinez flew with Scouts of other troops over the Joliet area, catching close, aerial glimpses o ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Committee approves changes to insurance plan

    MORRIS – The county will save about $13,000 in insurance fees by incorporating the veteran’s commission into the county insurance plan.
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • 3 French Hens market has record number of visitors

    MORRIS – The first time was the charm for Kathy Lombardi of Custer Park.Lombardi, working from her O ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Morris band boosters raise $5,000 toward uniforms

    MORRIS – Marching bands have changed a lot in the last 10 years, with more athletic, showy performances than in the past.
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Morris Cruise Night brings in record amount of cars

    MORRIS – Saturday’s Morris Cruise Night not only brought in a record amount of cars that thousands of spectators walked the streets to view – but ther ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Gun used in suicide connected with Dwight double-homicide

    DWIGHT – Police said Monday the gun a man used to kill himself recently in Sheridan is the same weapon used 12 days earlier in the shooting deaths of ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Morris alderman arrested on DUI in Will County

    MORRIS – Alderman Brian Feeney is out of jail on bond after being arrested in Joliet last week on an aggravated driving under the influence charge.
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Police: Weapon found at Sheridan scene the same used to kill two Dwight women

    DWIGHT – Police have confirmed the weapon a man used to kill himself in Sheridan recently is the same weapon used to kill two Dwight women in their ho ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • March of Dimes garage sale accepting items

    MORRIS – Donations are being accepted for an annual March of Dimes garage sale in Morris.Items neede ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:08 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 ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • State officials recognized for poaching prosecutions

    MORRIS – Grundy County State's Attorney Jason Helland and Assistant State's Attorney Kyle Klukas were honored by the Illinois Department of Natural Re ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Leak in Grundy County records storage facility causes concern

    MORRIS – An old, leaky roof on a Grundy County storage facility is putting some of the county's historic, vital documents at risk.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Coal City School District 1 receives bid to rebuild storage structures

    COAL CITY – Coal City Community Unit School District 1 is ready to rebuild its storage buildings nearly nine months after an EF-2 tornado ripped throu ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Car show, concert and fireworks come to the forest in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – Classic cars, free music and fireworks to close out the evening.The above might not be f ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Grundy County Animal Control facility needs ventilation issues fixed

    MORRIS – Post-construction problems at the Grundy County Animal Control facility built two years ago could cost the county $35,700.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Remembering veteran of 'forgotten war'

    MORRIS – When Rudolph Ramirez was growing up in Chicago he was proud of his country, so when the Korean Conflict started he talked his mother into sig ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Motorcyclist killed in Channahon crash

    CHANNAHON – The man killed in a motorcycle crash early Friday has been identified as Timothy J. Connolly, 41, of Channahon.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Support group for women with cancer to meet

    MORRIS – A support group for women undergoing cancer treatment is offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Rezin and Anthony to host Health & Safety Fair

    MORRIS – Families are invited to attend State Sen. Sue Rezin and state Rep. John Anthony’s Children’s Health and Safety Fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Au ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Rezin appointed Senate Republican Whip

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, has appointed state Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, to the position of Senate Rep ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Fifth person dies from I-55 crash in Channahon Township

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – A husband and father who died Wednesday is the fifth person to have been killed as a result of the July 21 collision of a semitra ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • D-54 needs upgrades to handle tech program

    MORRIS – Ted Lemmy with Unified Concepts said his firm discovered issues during an audit of Morris Elementary School District 54’s technological capab ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Local payday loan store violates law

    MORRIS – Payday loan providers owned by the company Cottonwood Financial Illinois have violated state law more than 90 times since March, and the Morr ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Coal City school district, union reach agreement

    COAL CITY – Coal City’s school board reached a four-year collective bargaining agreement with its union, the Coal City Community Unit Education Associ ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • 3 French Hens market featured in magazine

    MORRIS – The 3 French Hens promise much better weather for this Saturday’s market.After last month’s ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Yappy Hour brings dogs, owners together

    MORRIS – A yip, a yap, and an occasional growl was heard as four legged patrons of Clayton’s Tap greeted one another in the back room during the Augus ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Grundy Republicans nominate Minooka man for County Board vacancy

    MORRIS — The Grundy County Republican Central Committee has nominated David Nelson of Minooka to replace former Grundy County Board member Teryl Lunde ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Electronic waste recycling event to be on Aug. 9

    COAL CITY – From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 9 at the Coal City Village Maintenance Building, 830 N. Broadway, an electronic waste recycling event will be ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Schools will be opening soon, drive carefully

    MORRIS – Morris Police Chief Brent Dite is reminding motorists that schools will soon be in session.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • LaSalle Station Unit 2 goes offline Monday

    MARSEILLES – Exelon’s LaSalle Generating Station Unit 2 automatically shut down at 5:34 p.m. Monday, after a valve on one of the station’s steam lines ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • 4,000 Scouts coming to Lewis University for AirFest

    ROMEOVILLE – The Boy Scouts of America and Lewis University Airport will host about 4,000 Scouts and leaders from across the country Friday through Su ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Gardner asks state Supreme Court for more time

    GARDNER – The village of Gardner has requested from the court more time to ask the state Supreme Court for an appeal on its latest decision on its cas ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Construction approved on Morris sidewalks, bridge

    MORRIS – By next fall, a semi-continuous path of sidewalks will link Gore Road to downtown Morris, something Mayor Richard Kopczick is excited about.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Marijuana grower interested in possible Grundy County location

    MORRIS – A medical marijuana grower is interested in building a cultivation center in Morris, an investment that could bring as many as 40 jobs to the ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 9:14 am
  • Three Rivers Festival opens in a special way

    CHANNAHON – The Ferris wheel turned out to be a ride that Anastacio Salazar’s 4-year-old son did not quite like Wednesday as they visited the Channaho ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Kids solve crime at murder mystery camp

    MORRIS – The body of a woman was found Wednesday behind the Grundy County Farm Bureau building north of Morris by a group of children playing the part ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Minooka stabbing suspect indicted

    MORRIS – The man charged with stabbing his co-worker at a Minooka warehouse last month was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury for attempted murder.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • AirFest to encourage Scouts to consider STEM careers

    ROMEOVILLE – The Boy Scouts of America and Lewis University Airport will host about 4,000 Scouts and leadership from across the country Friday through ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • Nettle Creek School hosting pig roast for school community

    MORRIS – Students, their families, staff and the Nettle Creek community are invited to a pig roast Aug. 18 at Nettle Creek School.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Channahon welcomes new administrator

    CHANNAHON – Channahon trustees Monday welcomed new Village Administrator Thomas Durkin to his first Village Board meeting.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Morris High School hires new band director

    MORRIS – Members of the Morris Community High School Marching Band are pounding pavement in the high school parking lot this week as band camp is unde ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Morris mother of deceased passenger suing Grundy County for misplaced stop sign

    MORRIS – Susan Mallory alleges a poorly-placed stop sign contributed to a car accident that claimed her daughter’s life.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Morris approves gas aggregation program

    MORRIS – The city of Morris will save about 23 percent on its natural gas bill for the seven-month period starting in September.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Minooka Police Department hosts National Night Out

    MINOOKA – On Tuesday night at Lions Park in Minooka, the community and its police force came together to help take a bite out of crime.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Spontaneous combustion cause of hay bale fire

    MORRIS – Spontaneous combustion caused a several hundred hay bales to catch fire Tuesday morning, destroying 200 bales by the time flames were extingu ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:38 pm
  • Authorities finish search in Dwight homicide

    SHERIDAN – Authorities are processing what was found during a Sunday search of a 26-acre, undisclosed site in LaSalle County for evidence related to t ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Braidwood, Channahon, Coal City to benefit from aggregation group switch of suppliers

    The Will Electric Aggregation Group has selected a new supplier with a goal of saving its members – which include Braidwood, Channahon and Coal City – ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Public asked to attend hearing on poverty in area counties

    KANKAKEE – The Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday in Kankakee where members hope to gather ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Morris YMCA will move into old city hall

    MORRIS – The former Morris city hall and police department on Wauponsee Street will be the new home of the local YMCA – at least temporarily.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • White Oak, Shabbona schools have new traffic patterns

    MORRIS – Parents dropping off and picking up children at White Oak Elementary and Shabbona Middle School will see changes this fall as to where they a ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Grundy County officials working on veterans program

    MORRIS – A group of Grundy County officials is working to add a veteran’s component to the county’s prison diversion programs, with the aim that veter ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Good number attend Back to School Fair

    COAL CITY – By 8:15 a.m. Saturday, 250 people were lined up at the door of the Coal City Early Childhood Center waiting for the fair to begin.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Authorities processing what was found in search said to be tied to Dwight double homicide

    SHERIDAN – Authorities said Sunday they were processing what was found during a search in Sheridan that was held to look for evidence that may assist ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Authorities to conduct search Sunday for evidence in Dwight double homicide

    SHERIDAN – Authorities intend to conduct a search Sunday for any evidence that may assist them in the investigation of a double homicide in Dwight and ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 4:17 pm
  • State promotes August as National Immunization Awareness Month

    SPRINGFIELD – During August, National Immunization Awareness Month, the Illinois Department of Public Health encourages people to speak with their hea ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 7:39 pm
  • Newark Fire Protection District sets open house

    NEWARK – The Newark Fire Protection District has scheduled an open house for Aug. 10 for two of its longtime members.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 7:39 pm
  • Area blood drives to be held

    GRUNDY COUNTY – Heartland Blood Centers serves 57 hospitals in a 12-county region in Illinois and Indiana and is asking all healthy individuals to “ro ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Trial for man in officer’s death won’t be moved

    PONTIAC – The trial of a South Carolina man accused of reckless homicide in the death of a Pontiac police officer who has ties to Grundy County will n ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 7:34 pm
  • Veterans, emergency responders to get housing help

    BRAIDWOOD – Mayor Bill Rulien thinks military veterans make good community members. “Veterans, as a ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Channahon police turn office into interactive educational display

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Police Department will have an interactive display called "In Plain Sight" at the Channahon Police Department through Wednes ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 6:58 am
  • Morris music school adds a parlor touch to lessons and events

    MORRIS – Perhaps Toni Brandolino doesn’t have enough on her plate.She works as a full-time social wo ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 7:33 pm
  • Coal City library hosts groovy activities

    COAL CITY – “It’s totally groovy.”That’s how Teen Services Director Danielle Diamond described the C ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Chronister defense granted additional request for more information

    MORRIS – Attorneys for Renae Chronister have requested a computer hard drive, Grundy County Health Department meeting minutes, Grundy County Treasurer ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Financial aid fraud targeted JJC and other colleges

    CHICAGO – Four men have been charged with trying to use other people’s identities to register as Joliet Junior College students and receive financial ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Coal City saving funds to renovate Broadway Street

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

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  • YMCA to lease building in Morris to provide local programming

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

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

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

    CHANNAHON – Who is that kid? That’s what several people at Families of Faith Ministries of Channahon ...
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  • Transportation projects keep coming, along with trucks

    WILL COUNTY – When it comes to attracting transportation, distribution and logistics industries, the success of neighboring Will County is almost unpr ...
    July 30, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Driver in Route 6 accident has been released from hospital

    MORRIS – The driver involved in the severe single-vehicle accident on Route 6 earlier this month has been released from the hospital.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Dwight man arrested in cannabis plant bust

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

    COAL CITY – Bids for a project connecting Prairie Oaks subdivision to Coal City’s sanitation plant came in about $230,000 higher than expected, prompt ...
    July 30, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Minooka firefighters train locally for first time in years

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

    DWIGHT – A 43-year-old Dwight man was arrested Tuesday for the manufacturing and delivery of cannabis, which included more than 200 cannabis plants.
    July 30, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • We Care will take your excess produce

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County reminds community members with home gardens that if you find yourself with an excess of produce this season to not l ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Verizon giving away school supplies in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – This weekend residents in Channahon can receive free backpacks full of school supplies through Verizon.
    July 29, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Fire does severe damage to Minooka house

    MINOOKA – Paula Henderson was sitting Monday night with a friend in her garage on Church Street in Minooka when they noticed smoke billowing from her ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Home for the Holidays Housewalk homes announced

    MORRIS – “Over the river and through the woods” is the perfect description for this year’s Home for the Holidays Housewalk scheduled for Nov. 29.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Local Doppler radar just got better

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

    MINOOKA – The village of Minooka and the Minooka Police Department have decided to throw a goodbye party to crime and drugs as they celebrate National ...
    July 30, 2014 - 9:07 pm
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