Local News

  • Grundy County Speedway opens its 44th season

    MORRIS – Stock Car Racing action in four divisions kicks off Friday with a 44-lap main event for the Illinois Truck & Equipment Super Late models.
    April 24, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Junk in the Trunk sale to be held

    MORRIS – A Junk in the Trunk sale will be held at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot behind Wendy’s on Route 47 in Morris. This is the first ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • IAS hosts spring gathering

    CHANNAHON – Members of the public are invited to participate in the Illinois Audubon Society’s (IAS) Spring Gathering. The event, which is sponsored b ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Village of Diamond looking for commissioner

    DIAMOND – Diamond residents wanting to be more involved in their local government can apply to be a village commissioner.
    April 24, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Minooka has three new officers – one a canine

    MINOOKA – Minooka police has a new officer. He is young, eager and can be found drooling on occasion.
    April 24, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Grundy County to trim $440K from general operating budget

    MORRIS – Fewer spare computers, less education programming, furlough days and a smaller rainy-day fund. These are a few of the ways Grundy County is t ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Minooka students compete in underwater robotics competition

    MINOOKA – Students from Minooka Community High School heading to the pool this weekend aren’t going to swim.
    April 24, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • County finance committee freezes salaries for multiple offices

    MORRIS – There’s a chill in the air at the Grundy County Administration Building after the finance committee approved more salary freezes this week.
    April 23, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Official apologizes for Facebook post

    MORRIS – Nettle Creek Superintendent Donald McKinney has sent a letter to district parents admitting and apologizing for language he used in a post on ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Minooka Village Board approves budget

    MINOOKA – Proposed revenues in the village of Minooka are set to increase in fiscal year 2015.That i ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Vehicle enters creek in Morris

    MORRIS – A blue mustang headed east on Route 6 veered off the road and into Aux Sable Creek on Wednesday afternoon.
    April 23, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Coal City library’s photography exhibit on display through May 15

    COAL CITY – Throughout the last eight years, Coal City resident Mary Jo Breneman has developed a passion for photography, snapping photos of landscape ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Kinsman Road closed for bridge construction

    NORMAN TOWNSHIP – The Grundy County Highway Department will be replacing the Kinsman Road Bridge over Armstrong Run, located about two-thirds of a mil ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:17 pm
  • Morris high school seeks parents to take survey

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School has joined the second statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions, which allows teachers, student ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Morris approves balanced budget

    MORRIS – The city of Morris expects to spend more in fiscal 2015, but will still retain a balanced budget.
    April 22, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Channahon’s budget prepares for point-of-sale revenue loss

    CHANNAHON – The village’s 2014-2015 budget was approved Monday with significantly less revenue in its capital fund in order for the village to prepare ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Hundreds participate in Minooka Earth Day recycling event

    MINOOKA – Broken televisions, old Christmas lights, outdated computers and all other manner of junk filled the Minooka Village Hall parking lot Tuesda ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Montage Wine Bar and Spirits OK'd for license upgrade

    MORRIS – It took two trips to Morris City Council and much convincing, but Montage Wine Bar and Spirits owners Michelle Xydakis and Ginger Hollenbeck ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Old Stage Road to be closed for construction

    The Grundy County Highway Department has resumed reconstructing a portion of Old Stage Road. This will require the closure of the road between the Sen ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Comcast Cares Day will be held Saturday

    MORRIS – Comcast Cares Day, the largest corporate volunteer initiatives in the nation, will be held on Saturday and includes helping We Care of Grundy ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Mattingly re-elected as Grundy County Republican Central Committee chair

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Republican Central Committee announced that Michael Mattingly of Morris has been re-elected chairman of the Grundy County R ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Minooka high school’s fishing team receives honor

    MINOOKA – The 60-some members of Minooka Community High School’s fishing team, The Minooka Anglers’ Club, got a big surprise last week.
    April 21, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Bike path in Diamond will provide safe routes

    DIAMOND – More than 200 children living in the Diamond Estates and Farmstone subdivisions in Diamond will travel a safer route to school thanks to a n ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Warm weather has residents ready for planting

    Spring is in the air and with warmer than normal temperatures over Easter weekend, many people are itching to get into their yards and flower beds in ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:22 pm
  • Annual Lions Club Easter hunt fills park with eggs, people

    MORRIS – With the sun shining and the spring temperatures rising, children and their parents filled Goold Park on Saturday for their chance to gather ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:22 pm
  • Minooka High School board welcomes new member

    MINOOKA – A new Minooka Community High School board member was named and sworn in during Thursday’s board meeting.
    April 18, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Marriage licenses issued recently

    Marriage licenses issued from March 31 to April 17:• James Lewis and Jessica Pivonka, both of Diamon ...
    April 18, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Gardner-South Wilmington High School wins case against Gardner

    GARDNER – An appellate court has upheld the Grundy County court’s decision in favor of Gardner-South Wilmington High School in its lawsuit against the ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Cross walk unites local churches for Good Friday

    MORRIS – During his last hours on the cross, Jesus said seven final statements, often referred to as the seven last words of Jesus Christ.
    April 19, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Band, choral programs do well at contest

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School would like to congratulate the band and choral programs on their outstanding showings at this past weekend’s I ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Verona native wins big on Wheel of Fortune

    CHICAGO – After keeping her silence for two months, Verona native Amy Johnson is finally able to talk about her performance on Wheel of Fortune, which ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Second annual White Oak Tech Trot will be held on May 3

    MORRIS – As the weather gets warmer and runners take to the streets, White Oak Elementary School is gearing up to hold its second annual White Oak Tec ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • EMA Director Jim Lutz will retire at the end of the month

    MORRIS – Jim Lutz promises last year’s record flood, tornado and arctic onslaught did not impact his decision to retire from his post as Grundy County ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • One year after flood, area is more prepared

    MORRIS – The newly poured concrete wall lining the walkway to Morris Hospital’s emergency room doesn’t look like much, but the 4-foot-tall barrier cou ...
    April 18, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Nostalgic Morris great site for Gus Macker tournament

    MORRIS – This will be the 12th year of Gus Macker 3-on-3 in Morris and registration has begun.Gus Ma ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Joliet Junior College chef Vonhoff to retire after 30 years

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College chef Keith Vonhoff chose a culinary career partly to avoid math, or so he thought.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Local middle school announces honor roll

    MAZON – At the end of each quarter Mazon Verona Kinsman Middle School recognizes the accomplishments of its students through the honor roll.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Two Morris high alums compete at national speech contest

    Former Morris Community High School speech team members Lauren Galloway and Jeremy Murphy recently competed in the American Forensics Association Nati ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Morris High School working on education foundation

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School may soon create an education foundation.The school district is ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • County Assessor Dave Henderson to retire this June

    MORRIS – Dave Henderson is one of a select few who possesses a real passion for property taxes.The c ...
    April 17, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • World War II veteran honored by France

    MORRIS – Seventy-one years after Arnold “Sonny” Kjellesvik found himself drafted into World War II, he was recognized by France and awarded the Knight ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Nettle Creek School Board addresses Facebook post

    MORRIS – Nearly 40 people attended Monday’s Nettle Creek School Board meeting to discuss issues within the district that houses 96 students.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • County residents save more than $40,640 on prescriptions in 2013

    MORRIS – A new, 10-year national partnership has been announced between United Way and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership to help families who a ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Library to have ‘May the Fourth’ party

    MORRIS – The Morris Area Public Library will be having a “May the Fourth” party. The phrase is a play on the traditional Jedi blessing “may the force ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Relay For Life of Grundy County to be held

    MORRIS – Join the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Grundy County at 2 p.m. May 31 to June 1 at Morris Community High School, 1000 Union St. ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Earth Day recycling event to be held on April 22

    MINOOKA – From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 22, the village of Minooka and Grundy County will be hosting an E-Waste/Recycling Collection Event at the Mi ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Driver clocked at 118 mph heading for I-55 construction zone

    CHANNAHON – A Dwight man was clocked at 118 mph just before he drove into the Des Plaines River Bridge construction zone on Interstate 55 on Sunday, p ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Nettle Creek School Board hears concerns on approval of superintendent’s pay raise

    MORRIS – Nettle Creek School District said it would look into allegations claiming the school board violated the Open Meetings Act.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Coal City Intermediate School hosts Science Fair

    COAL CITY – To find the latest research about the science behind melting chocolate chips, talk to Coal City fifth- graders Hailey Miller and Madison S ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • Legislators talk point of sale, other topics at annual breakfast

    MORRIS – The area’s elected officials discussed pension reform, point of sale legislation and the graduated income tax over coffee and eggs Tuesday mo ...
    April 24, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • We Care employees raise money for its food pantry at Foodie 5K

    WHEATON – With demands for food increasing at We Care of Grundy County, employees decided to run for the hills – well, one hill – in Wheaton where mor ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Historical Society members will meet

    MORRIS – A long time resident of White Willow will be a guest speaker at the April meeting of the Grundy County Historical Society.
    April 14, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Easter Bunny will visit Morris Saturday

    MORRIS – The Easter Bunny will be visiting the Morris Building and Loan from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
    April 14, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Time runs out today on tax returns

    A word of advice on Tax Day: File your income tax returns on time – even if you owe.“If residents do ...
    April 14, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • Hotel looking to come to Minooka

    MINOOKA – A nationally franchised company is considering building a new hotel in Minooka as early as this summer.
    April 15, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • "Make Your Dollars Stretch" program to be held Friday

    MORRIS – For individuals who live on a limited income, making your dollars stretch is very important.
    April 14, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • Senior town hall meeting to be held April 15

    DWIGHT – U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger will hold a town hall meeting for seniors at 3:30 p.m. today to provide information on what is happening in Washingt ...
    April 14, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • Doggie Easter Egg Hunt has largest turnout in 10 years

    MORRIS – Saturday provided the perfect morning for this year’s annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt. Partly sunny and warm, the weather cooperated for once, ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • The Last Words’ to be performed Thursday

    MORRIS – Seeing your son “nailed” to a cross would be difficult for many parents.Ray Mitchell of Mor ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Garage explosion causes severe damage in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – An explosion Saturday night in an attached garage located at 24261 S. Burr Road in Channahon caused severe damage.
    April 14, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Secretary of State Jesse White visits Joliet Junior College

    JOLIET – Kimberly Koning’s family was saying its goodbyes to her after a digestive problem turned into a fight for her life.
    April 11, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • A whole different ball game

    MINOOKA – It was a rocky relationship from the very start for Dane Christensen and his donkey as soon as the duo hit the basketball court Wednesday ni ...
    April 14, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Benefit Sunday to help Morris mom fight leukemia

    MORRIS – Angela Bartholomew is a 33-year-old wife and mother in Morris who is fighting acute promyelocytic leukemia, a subtype of acute myelogenous le ...
    April 11, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Coal City school district approves summer projects

    COAL CITY – This summer, the Coal City Community Unit School District 1 will be replacing a school parking lot, as well as storage facilities damaged ...
    April 11, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Grundy County looks at salary freezes

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Personnel Committee was unanimous Thursday night: There will be no pay raises for Grundy County board members or the board ...
    April 23, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Morris Detective honored as Morris' Officer of the Year

    MORRIS – Detective Alicia Steffes is one of three Morris police officers to receive the “Officer of the Year” award from her peers for a third time.
    April 14, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • GAVC students take first at SkillsUSA

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Grundy Area Vocational Center students took first place at the SkillsUSA 2014 State Championship held in Springfield earlier this mo ...
    April 14, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • State rep accepts apology after lawmaker makes perceived racial slur

    SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. John Anthony accepted Thursday the apology of another representative who appeared to make a racial comment directed at him.
    April 10, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • City vehicles will be auctioned on April 21

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council has approved allowing the auction of four police vehicles and the sale of some Public Works vehicles.
    April 10, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Verona native participates on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

    As Amy Johnson grew up in her Verona home, she spent time in front of the television with her family trying to guess the answers to the phrases on “Wh ...
    April 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Costco expanding in Morris with meat processing plant

    MORRIS – As many as 100 local residents could find employment at a new hot dog, hamburger and meatball processing plant scheduled for construction in ...
    April 10, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • About 75 attend Minooka heroin forum

    A second “Heroin in your neighborhood forum” wasn’t originally scheduled, but organizers planned a Minooka forum immediately after the first one in Co ...
    April 11, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Cook says Channahon is ripe for investment

    CHANNAHON – Village President Joe Cook’s State of Channahon address Wednesday came with a message of transition.
    April 9, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Remaining donations to be split among tornado victims

    DIAMOND – The more than $200,000 remaining in tornado relief funds will be divided equally among all tornado victims in the Diamond and Coal City area ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Decisions on 911 funding postponed another month

    MORRIS – A technicality kept the Emergency Telephone System Board – or 911 board – from voting on a proposed and much-debated intergovernmental agreem ...
    April 9, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Waste among concerns for Diamond residents

    DIAMOND – Diamond homeowner Lori Bonarek worries about people dumping unwanted trash into the dumpster sitting outside her tornado-damaged home.
    April 10, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • GAVC students participate in health occupations competition

    DECATUR – Several Grundy Area Vocational Center students participated in the 35th annual Illinois Health Occupations Students of America State Leaders ...
    April 12, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • Channahon will post ‘no dumping’ signs on property

    CHANNAHON – “No dumping” signs will be posted on property located behind 24721 S. Potawatomie Trail due to people dumping garbage and causing hazardou ...
    April 8, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Accident shuts down I-55

    CHANNAHON – On Monday, transportation officials and police gathered by the Des Plaines River Bridge on Interstate 55 to warn about the dangers of dist ...
    April 9, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Health department looking to start garden

    MORRIS – Flower beds, fresh fruits and organic vegetables will grow outside the Grundy County Administration building this summer, if the health depar ...
    April 8, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • County back to drawing board for technology director job

    MORRIS – Grundy County would be welcoming a new technology director today if the person chosen for the position had not withdrawn their application a ...
    April 8, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Local business, city attempting to come to an agreement

    MORRIS – Communication between Montage Wine Bar & Spirits and with the city of Morris started out rough, but the parties said they are working togethe ...
    April 8, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Hiring freeze tabled by Grundy County Board

    MORRIS – After a lengthy discussion about county finances and potential budget cuts, the Grundy County Board decided to hold off on approving a hiring ...
    April 9, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Government Day gives students a taste of the judicial system

    MORRIS – Barb Hammered was found “guilty” Tuesday of driving under the influence by a jury made up of fourth- through eighth-graders.
    April 9, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Celebrate National Library Week locally

    April 13 to 19 marks the annual celebration of National Library Week at public, school and special libraries across the country.
    April 7, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • LaSalle County settles lawsuit with Coal City woman stripped after arrest

    (MCT) — LaSalle County authorities will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle lawsuits filed after a Coal City woman was stripped naked by fo ...
    April 8, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Semitrailer accident on I-55 snarls traffic

    CHANNAHON – All southbound traffic on Interstate 55 near U.S. Route 6 is now open after an accident late Tuesday morning shut down traffic for several ...
    April 8, 2014 - 3:27 pm
  • Coal City shed fire causes $4.2K in damage

    COAL CITY – A fire destroyed a shed at 1605 N. Rollin Lane in Coal City, but caused no injuries Monday afternoon.
    April 7, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Pension crisis arises among local municipalities

    The ballooning cost of pensions doesn’t start and stop in Chicago.That’s according to Pension Fairne ...
    April 7, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • I-55 bridge work is back

    CHANNAHON – If all goes well, drivers using the Des Plaines River bridge over Interstate 55 will have a smooth drive for Labor Day.
    April 8, 2014 - 1:34 pm
  • Gagliardo: Big and small ways to help local nonprofits

    MORRIS – Twice in the last month I’ve picked up a newspaper to find an article written about a nonprofit agency on the brink of closing its doors. In ...
    April 7, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Grundy County board discusses hiring freeze

    MORRIS – Grundy County is taking the first step in preparing for looming budget reductions by instituting a hiring freeze.
    April 7, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Teachers vs. students games raise money for new uniforms

    MORRIS – With only two months left in the school year, some Saratoga School eighth-graders got their chance at payback on some of their former teacher ...
    April 7, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Public able to vote at township meeting

    MORRIS – If township government were a religion, today – annual township meeting day – would be “highest of holy days,” according to Bryan Smith, Exec ...
    April 7, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Cinderella coming to Morris High School

    MORRIS – A Disney princess is many little girl’s dream growing up, and senior Carol Marie Gaska gets to have her dream come true as she portrays Cinde ...
    April 8, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Morris Drama Club fundraiser surveys student compatibility

    MORRIS – Compatibility is important in any relationship, whether it be a friendship or significant other.
    April 6, 2014 - 7:54 am
  • Grundy County Health Department celebrates Public Health Week

    MORRIS – When sitting down to a meal at a favorite restaurant, be sure to notice the unique placemats adorning the tables.
    April 4, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Lawsuit accuses Minooka Principal Kubinski of putting student records on iTunes

    MINOOKA – A lawsuit filed in Will County alleges a Minooka Community High School principal shared student records on iTunes.
    April 4, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Kids say goodbye to Christian Youth Center director

    MORRIS – Christian Youth Center Director Peter Vienne III made an announcement at a meeting last week that no one liked.
    April 6, 2014 - 7:53 am
  • Heroin forum coming to Minooka

    MINOOKA – Jenny Edwards knows firsthand what the face of heroin addiction looks like. Her husband, Anthony Edwards, died at age 30 of an overdose in N ...
    April 7, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Quinn's running mate criticizes Rauner's financial plan

    GENEVA – Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate criticized Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's plan to roll back state income tax rates during a news conferen ...
    April 4, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Morris residents could get new trash containers next year

    MORRIS – Residents using Republic Services garbage pickup in the city of Morris could see a few improvements next year if the city decides to renew a ...
    April 3, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Nettle Creek students get one-on-one technology program

    MORRIS – Students in Katy Hester’s sixth-grade classroom may have looked like they were playing on Facebook as they watched the CNN Student News, but ...
    April 3, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Local farmers use drone technology in farming practices

    MAZON – It’s about one foot in diameter, made from white plastic, propelled by four small blades and looks more like a children’s toy than a marvel of ...
    April 4, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Coal City man in critical condition after accident

    WILMINGTON TOWNSHIP – A Coal City man was critically injured when his SUV rolled over early Thursday.
    April 3, 2014 - 6:47 pm
  • Wilmington man faces pot, weapons charge

    WILMINGTON – An investigation by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and the Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad resulted in the Tuesday arrest of a Wilm ...
    April 2, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Coal City man pleads guilty, is sentenced

    A Coal City man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a reckless homicide charge stemming from the death of a 16-year- ...
    April 7, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Trinity Services opens Morris office

    MORRIS – Trinity Services Inc. has opened its doors in Grundy County, partnering and sharing office space with Special Connections of Grundy County.
    April 2, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Illinois House approves Anthony bill

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday sponsored by State Rep. John Anthony to allow licensed tattoo busines ...
    April 2, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • City of Morris could enforce meter repairs

    MORRIS – Some Morris residents are going months – and in some instances, years – with broken water meters, and it is a cause for concern among city of ...
    April 2, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Channahon, Marseilles among ‘safest cities’

    CHANNAHON – A recently-released study states Channahon and Marseilles are two of the safest cities in Illinois.
    April 2, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Brennan: Minooka growing strong

    MINOOKA – When 70,000 Minooka residents look back from the future 40 years from now, they may find it hard to believe their community was once home to ...
    April 3, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Local celebrities read to Nettle Creek students

    MORRIS – Reading is a lifelong love for many people, and educators know that early literacy leads to better reading habits as students grow.
    April 3, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Coal City man sentenced to four years for reckless homicide

    A Coal City man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a reckless homicide charge stemming from the death of a 16-year- ...
    April 7, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Elburn Cooperative grain terminal expansion project set for summer

    MORRIS – Larger, faster and more efficient: That’s what the Elburn Cooperative terminal hopes to be after it makes $10 million in capital improvements ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Local mayors help We Care for Mayors Day

    MORRIS – Mayors are used to serving their community – after all, that’s what they were elected to do.
    April 1, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • County officials protest Ill. Senate bill on wind farms

    MORRIS – A proposed Illinois Senate bill aims to make all wind farms state-regulated, and Grundy County officials are not happy about the proposition.
    April 2, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Morris Boy Scout becomes Eagle Scout

    MORRIS – For Boy Scout Alex Vermillion, Scouting is about more than just enjoying the good times.It’ ...
    April 2, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Morris Area Toastmasters will meet on April 8

    MORRIS – Is your inability to communicate holding you back? Do you need leadership experience? Toastmasters has what you need!
    March 31, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Police: Minooka man asleep inside building he set on fire

    BOLINGBROOK – A Minooka man is facing charges after police say he set fire to a Bolingbrook business Sunday morning.
    March 31, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Joliet woman will rappel to raise money for respiratory disorders

    Heights terrify Amanda Buechel, so she’s mentally preparing for that first step off the top of a 27-story building – backwards – to rappel 278-feet do ...
    March 31, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Morris church to hold grilled pork chop fundraiser

    MORRIS – Each year, the 30 New Community Christian Church junior high and senior high school youth attend Christian camps where they hear inspiring me ...
    March 31, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Suicide hot line faces funding shortfall

    For 37 years, volunteers and staff members at Crisis Line of Will & Grundy Counties have been the voice-at-the-end-of-the-line for people with thought ...
    April 1, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Retired Grundy Sheriff’s deputy is remembered as a hard worker

    MORRIS – Those who knew longtime Morris resident and former Grundy County Sheriff’s deputy Daniel Carey say he was a good father and a hard worker.
    March 31, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Morris Police Department looks to auction squad cars

    MORRIS – It’s out with the old and in with the new for the Morris Police Department.The department i ...
    March 31, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Verona-Kinsman fire chief celebrates retirement this weekend

    Former Verona-Kinsman Fire Department Chief Paul Anderson retired just a few months ago – but since being a fireman is in the blood, he is still regul ...
    April 1, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Missing teens found

    SENECA -- Two missing teenagers who ran away together in the early morning hours Sunday have been found in Seneca. 
    March 31, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Burglary suspect wanted by Grundy County sheriff

    GARDNER – Grundy County sheriff’s deputies are on the hunt for a man they say burglarized one home and attempted to burglarize numerous others in the ...
    March 28, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Drivers need awareness of motorcycles

    MORRIS – As the season starts to change to warmer weather, Morris Police Chief Brent Dite reminds local residents about the importance of traffic cons ...
    March 28, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Coal City could see tax increase to handle dispatch costs

    COAL CITY – The village of Coal City may need a tax increase to pay for the anticipated increase in emergency dispatch service costs next fiscal year.
    March 28, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Grundy County comprehensive plan covers more users

    MORRIS – The future of Grundy County is mapped out in a new 20-year comprehensive plan, replacing the county’s old plan which was drafted more than ni ...
    March 31, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Channahon-based company contests OSHA citations

    SPARTA, N.J. – A Channahon-based company’s LP-Gas storage and distribution terminal in New Jersey faces $73,500 in penalties for allegedly exposing wo ...
    March 28, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Morris High School band receives national recognition

    MORRIS – Don Stinson has been trying to make an identity for his band.Stinson, the marching band dir ...
    March 28, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Historic Morris desk finds new home

    MORRIS – Imagine the stories a desk from the early 1900s could tell – if it could talk.Stories about ...
    March 28, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • GCHA raising funds to replace hot water tank

    MORRIS – The hot water tank in Saratoga Tower – located directly over residents’ apartments – has sprung a leak, causing officials with the Grundy Cou ...
    March 27, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Rep. Kinzinger announces full funding for Marseilles Lock and Dam repair

    MARSEILLES – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide full funding for the second phase of the Marseilles Lock and Dam repair project.
    March 28, 2014 - 8:09 am
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser

    MORRIS – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties is asking the community to support Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring organization’s big ...
    March 27, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Grundy County Board member Frank Halpin facing prosecution

    OTTAWA – The civil case against Grundy County Board member Frank Halpin continued Wednesday with his defense team fighting the appointment of a Kendal ...
    March 27, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Morris man awarded more than $1 million by jury

    MORRIS – Up until six years ago, 48-year-old Thomas Hagerman never missed a day of work and spent his free time at the gym, preparing for weightliftin ...
    March 27, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Burning of tornado debris has caused concerns in Coal City, Diamond

    COAL CITY – When deciding what to do with debris leftover from November’s tornado, the Diamond Village Board chose one of the least expensive and quic ...
    March 27, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Grundy County Farm Bureau welcomes Ag Baby

    MORRIS – When a couple has a baby, they spend months planning, purchasing a crib, clothing, diapers, bottles, wipes and other necessities.
    March 27, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Streator fire fighters concert set for April

    STREATOR – The Streator Fire Fighters Local 56 27th Annual Music Concert at Streator High School will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 12th.This year's show ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Morris H.S. softball camp set for July

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School will be hosting a softball camp for girls grades fifth through eighth the week of July 7 through July 10. For mo ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Midewin Presents “Bee Smart: Native Bee Habitat Needs and How You Can Help”

    WILMINGTON – At 7 p.m. today, the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie will conclude their Winter Lecture Series. It will be held at 30139 S. State Rout ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Grundy County Retired Teachers Association to meet

    MORRIS – The Retired Teachers Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. April 3 at Maria’s Restaurant in Morris. The Grundy County Retired Teachers Associati ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • New Morris Theatre Guild set for May

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild, Inc. has begun rehearsals and is taking reservations for its spring production of Frederick Knott’s drama/mystery/t ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • NIU holds workshops to address student retention, other concerns

    DeKALB – Beatriz Anabell Rodriguez Zelaya feels scared and ill-prepared ahead of her college graduation in May, so she attended a workshop this week t ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • Kindergarten pre-registration available in Braceville

    BRACEVILLE – Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2014-15 school year for Braceville School District 75 will be held the week of April 7.
    March 26, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Villages team up with NIU for Brisbin Road analysis

    MINOOKA – A cluster analysis of the Brisbin Road industrial area being performed by Northern Illinois University will help village officials from Chan ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Auditions being held for Cabaret Night in Coal City

    COAL CITY – “Cabaret Night” is a variety show that is offered to any schools or community members in Grundy County.
    March 26, 2014 - 9:05 pm
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