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  • 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 a bedroom

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon Police Department will have an interactive display called "In Plain Sight" at the Channahon Police Department through Wednes ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 7:33 pm
  • 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. 1, 2014 - 7:32 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

    MORRIS – A memory care facility is going through preliminary steps with the city of Morris in hopes of constructing a facility in connection with the ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • 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 ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • 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.
    July 30, 2014 - 9:02 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
  • ​Lawyer plans constitutional challenge in mink farm case

    CHICAGO – The lawyer for one of two California animal activists accused of sabotaging a Morris mink farm and releasing about 2,000 animals into the wi ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:32 pm
  • Officials feel affordable housing still an issue in Grundy

    MORRIS – Local contractor John Latimer retired five years ago, but has spent that time off volunteering his skills to build more of what, he says, Gru ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Driver, train collide at crossing

    VERONA — A freight train traveling west through Grundy County collided Tuesday with a vehicle at Gonnam and Burkhart roads, totalling the Jeep and hal ...
    July 29, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Dept. on Aging seeks nominations for Senior Illinois Hall of Fame awards

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is taking nominations for the 2014 Senior Illinois Hall of Fame awards.
    July 28, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • Grundy County conservation district to hold tree, fish sales

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its semiannual tree and fish sales. 
    July 28, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • Bike team makes first cross-country stop in Morris

    MORRIS – The bike riders of the Mountain Miracle Team rode into Morris on Saturday afternoon for their first overnight stop on a 1,300-mile journey th ...
    July 28, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • ICS principal raises $28,000 through bike ride

    MORRIS – Immaculate Conception School Principal Kim DesLauriers recently completed a six-day, 517 mile bicycle ride through Illinois to raise money fo ...
    July 28, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • 4-H Fair more than just animals

    MORRIS – The Grundy County 4-H Fair that was held over the weekend isn’t just about animals – it offers a host of other project areas like visual arts ...
    July 28, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Mobile veterans services being offered locally

    MORRIS – The Veterans Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) from Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital is continuing its monthly visits to Morris and will be back in Morri ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Local residents applying for more building permits

    MORRIS – A slight increase in building permits points to more construction activity within Grundy County – what local officials say is a healthy indic ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Christmas in July breaks record for St. Nick

    MORRIS – It was Christmas in July Saturday night at Clayton’s Tap but this time it was St. Nick getting the presents – Operation St. Nick that is.
    July 28, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • 4-H Fair allows kids to show hard work, care for their animals

    MORRIS – Daniel Muller fancies a fancy pigeon, and it showed as he took home several awards at the Grundy County 4-H Fair this weekend for his show pi ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Anthony to host concealed carry training class

    MINOOKA – Local residents interested in becoming certified to apply for a concealed carry license are invited to sign-up for training classes being of ...
    July 25, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Oakwood Hills looks to Minooka for comparison of natural gas plants

    MINOOKA – About 70 miles from Minooka, the village of Oakwood Hills is working with a natural gas power plant on whether the plant would be a good fit ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Grundy County Chamber forms new BEN group

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Chamber’s Business Expansion Network will host an open house Tuesday to introduce the referral network to business professi ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Former Channahon woman remembered for her adventures

    CHANNAHON – Family gatherings around the dining room table became mini adventures when Viola Ramsey came to visit, said Viola’s nephew, Ed Dollinger o ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Morris family taking in Colombian siblings to help find adoptive family

    MORRIS - Eric and Anne Rasmusson of Morris were looking into adoption last fall when they found the organization Kidsave, an advocacy group that focus ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Grundy Transit System gets multiple new buses

    MORRIS – After waiting more than two years for the the state to deliver on a grant, the Grundy Transit System finally received four new buses this wee ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Morris artist relearns his skills after stroke

    MORRIS – Six years ago, Art Ashcraft never imagined he would be back in front of a canvas.He had jus ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Goodwill stores in Will County safe from credit card fraud

    JOLIET – Fears of possible credit card fraud at Goodwill stores have so far come up empty, with stores in Will County showing no signs of fraudulent a ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Gunshots heard at Braidwood station unfounded

    BRAIDWOOD – A security guard at Braidwood Generating Station heard gunshots Wednesday evening on the plant’s premises, but no evidence of gunfire was ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • District 54 budget year better than expected

    MORRIS – District 54 officials anticipated fiscal 2014-15 to be the most brutal on district finances, but superintendent Teri Shaw said she is “very o ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Local property tax forums scheduled for homeowners

    MORRIS – Local homeowners interested in learning about the process for determining property taxes and how to appeal are invited to attend outreach for ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Local Habitat for Humanity chapter hires executive director

    MORRIS – Based on the job description drafted by Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity board members, the organization’s first-ever executive direc ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Kids will show projects at this weekend’s 4-H Fair

    MORRIS – Tucker and Taggert Tesdal, members of Saratoga Ag 4-H Club, are preparing their final entries for this year’s 4-H Fair, perfecting their reci ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Man chased by police from Morris to Newark

    NEWARK – Originally being pursued by Morris police, a Peoria man was arrested by LaSalle County sheriff’s deputies after a police chase.
    July 24, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Young woman injured by branch while kayaking

    MORRIS – A young girl kayaking Wednesday on the Mazon River near Stratton Park was taken to Morris Hospital after a large tree branch feel on her, str ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:16 pm
  • Electronic waste recycling event in Coal City Aug. 9

    COAL CITY – On Saturday, Aug. 9, Grundy County will be hosting an E-Waste collection event at the Coal City Village Maintenance Building, 830 N. Broad ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:16 pm
  • Cloonen rejects house pay raise

    BRADLEY – State Rep. Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee, is leading by example through her decision to reject a court ordered pay increase and donate a portion ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Down well does not affect water availability

    MINOOKA – Even though Minooka is down one water well right now, officials believe it will not affect the community in any way.
    July 23, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Kind gesture in Morris

    July 23, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Third Will County judge appointed to Monson case

    MORRIS – Conflicts of interest caused recusals of two Will County judges in the latest lawsuit brought by former VAC Superintendent Elton Monson, but ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • City of Morris will pursue condemnation for West Ave. easement

    MORRIS – The city of Morris and a landowner on West Avenue are headed to court over a water and sewer easement.
    July 23, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Small Town Theatrics presents ‘Rent’ this weekend

    COAL CITY – Theater-goers will be transported back to the 1980s in New York City’s East Village as actors portray a group of poor young artists strugg ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • 4-H club cake decorating class popular with the public

    MORRIS – The aroma in the room was unmistakable – cake and frosting – as the University of Illinois Extension in Morris hosted a cake decorating works ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • JJC Foundation wants changes in operating agreement with college

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College Foundation wants to change its operating agreement with the college after administrative action taken against the f ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • District 54 board member regrets vote on raises

    MORRIS – District 54 board member Bonnie Cap read a message to the school board Monday night stating she regrets her vote last month to approve the ad ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Channahon loses more administrative staff

    CHANNAHON – Trustees in Channahon will begin yet another search for a finance director – the second in as many months – as recently hired Erik Bush re ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Accident victims live on in loved ones

    MORRIS – Just beyond the Morris city limits, in a roadside ditch along Route 6, a copy of National Geographic was propped Tuesday against a small whit ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:21 pm
  • Two area mothers among those who died in I-55 crash

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – Two area mothers – one from Channahon, the other from Coal City – were among the five who died in a pair of fatal crashes Monday ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Driver and passenger injured in Morris accident still being treated

    MORRIS — The driver and front-seat passenger involved in Sunday's crash on Route 6 are fighting for their lives after leaving the accident in critical ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Bond for truck driver in fatal crash set at $1 million

    JOLIET – A $1 million bond was set Tuesday for the semitrailer driver who crashed into stopped vehicles in a Interstate 55 construction zone killing ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Kinzinger to hold traveling office hours

    The office of U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, will hold traveling office hours this month throughout the 16th Congressional District, which inc ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Morris Hospital Auxiliary hosts first Wild West Fest

    CHANNAHON – The idea was to add a third fundraising event – one that is different than the others Morris Hospital Auxiliary features every year.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Braidwood station doing security training

    BRAIDWOOD – Exelon Generation’s Braidwood Station’s Security Team will be conducting training exercises this week and next.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Morris police investigating a burglary, attempted robbery

    MORRIS – Authorities are investigating the burglary of one local business and the attempted robbery of another in Morris last week, but officials beli ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Council approves new garbage contract with Republic

    MORRIS – Morris residents will pay slightly more for garbage fees once the city’s Environtech Landfill closes.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Memorial ride for fallen officers stopped in Morris

    MORRIS – Ten years ago, when Joliet Police Department bicycle officer Jonathan Walsh was killed in the line of duty, a bike ride seemed a fitting trib ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Five dead in I-55 construction zone crashes

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – Five people are dead after two separate collisions Monday involving semitrailers in the Interstate 55 construction zone at the De ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Four reported dead in I-55 crash

    ELWOOD – Police on the scene say four people are dead after an accident involving one semitrailer and three cars on Interstate 55 near Arsenal Road.
    July 22, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Four reported dead in I-55 crash

    ELWOOD – Police on the scene say four people are dead after an accident involving one semitrailer and three cars on Interstate 55 near Arsenal Road.
    July 21, 2014 - 4:17 pm
  • Second passenger in accident near Morris dies at hospital

    MORRIS — A second passenger involved in Sunday night's one-vehicle accident on Route 6 near Gun Club Road has died this afternoon.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Channahon man killed in Sunday crash identified

    MORRIS — Authorities have identified James M. Harris III, 22, of Channahon as the passenger killed during Sunday night's one-vehicle accident on Route ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • One killed in late-night accident

    MORRIS – A crash late Sunday night left a 22-year-old man dead after he and two others were ejected from the vehicle.
    July 21, 2014 - 7:23 am
  • Minooka High School principal resigns from district; interim superintendent hired

    MINOOKA – Darci Kubinski submitted her resignation Thursday as principal to the Minooka Community High School Board, which approved the request after ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Morris High School band director will resign

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School Band Director Don Stinson announced Friday that he intends to resign from his position at Morris Community High ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Morris man coached thousands of kids on and off the field

    MORRIS – During the graveside services for Charles “Chuck” Farinella of Morris, eight of Chuck’s “sons” each talked about how much Chuck meant to them ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Channahon teen returns from year abroad in Italy

    CHANNAHON – Anthony Devier felt like he hadn’t left home when he returned July 6 after a year spent studying in Italy on the island of Sicily.
    July 21, 2014 - 7:23 am
  • The Chauffeurs deliver the tunes

    MORRIS – The Chauffeurs took Morris music lovers on a journey back to the authentic sounds of 1950s, ’60s and ’70s on Thursday night.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Operation St. Nick’s Christmas in July set

    MORRIS – When Lois Darlington was approached in 2011 by Morris resident Owen Stuckey about hosting a fundraiser for Operation St. Nick, she was on boa ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Public pushes Grundy to wait for ICC decision

    MORRIS – It may be a while before the Grundy County Board reaches a decision regarding the Rock Island Clean Line converter station project.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Grundy County Workforce Services internship program helps transitional youth

    MORRIS – The job market is not always kind to youth looking for employment. Nearly 3 million youth a ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • Minooka day care closes doors

    MINOOKA – Minooka resident Gerald White got a big surprise Tuesday when he went to drop off his son at Royal Child Care and Learning Center – the door ...
    July 19, 2014 - 6:01 pm
  • Minooka stabbing suspect arrested

    CHICAGO – A Joliet man wanted for stabbing a fellow employee at a Minooka warehouse was arrested by Chicago police Thursday night.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Police looking for suspect who attempted to rob Morris Citgo

    MORRIS – Police are working to obtain security surveillance to try and identify the suspected who entered the Morris Citgo on Thursday night wearing a ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Minooka High School principal resigns from district; interim superintendent hired

    MINOOKA – Darci Kubinski submitted her resignation Thursday as principal to the Minooka Community High School Board, which approved the request after ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Anthony announces traveling office hours

    MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, has announced upcoming traveling office hours to serve residents of Kendall, Grundy, LaSalle and Will ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Junk in the trunk to be held this Sunday

    The Junk in the Trunk will be every third Sunday through October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The next  monthly event will be on July 20 and proceeds this m ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Police: Channahon man arrested with marijuana and money

    JOLIET – Police said they found a Channahon man with more than $2,500 worth of marijuana Wednesday.W ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Morris High School shuffles leadership roles

    MORRIS – Athletic leadership responsibilities are set to change this school year at Morris Community High School District 101 as Jeff Johnson, assista ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Morris High School updates strategic plan

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School District 101 has updated its strategic goals and objectives for 2014 to 2016.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Man who shot himself has connection to homicide

    DWIGHT – A former Morris resident who took his own life while fleeing police was a previous acquaintance of Dwight murder victim Kelli Denker, police ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Sheriff’s Explorers program achieves success

    MORRIS – As a 15-year-old, Trent Sula knows how to write police reports, break down a door, fire a gun and conduct a death investigation – all skills ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Joliet Slammers to host ‘Seneca Night’

    SENECA – The Seneca Park Board and the Joliet Slammers have teamed up with local organizations to host “Seneca Night” at Silver Cross Field in Joliet ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Concert will be held tonight in Morris

    MORRIS – The city of Morris has scheduled two upcoming Concert on the Courthouse Lawn events – one is tonight.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Awareness being raised to prevent elder abuse

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has proclaimed July as Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is raising ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Christian artist to perform in Minooka

    MINOOKA – On July 25, at contemporary Christian artist Carisa Jurgens Turner’s pre-release Extended Play party at Minooka Bible Church, patrons will h ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Public meeting to be held on Clean Line project

    MORRIS – A public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Grundy County Administration Building regarding the Rock Island Clean Line project.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Grundy looking to rewrite siren policy

    MORRIS – Confusion and complaints from local residents regarding the lack of severe-weather sirens during the June 30 storms could prompt changes to t ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Morris Area Toastmasters elect new officers

    MORRIS – The Morris Area Toastmasters recently elected Frank Hankins as President for the 2014-15 term.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Board raises environmental health fees

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Environmental Health Division will be the next department to raise user fees as a result of a recent cost-analysis study.
    July 16, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Morris student excels at SkillsUSA nationals

    MORRIS – A Morris Community High School student will return to class in the fall with the story of a silver medal he earned at the SkillsUSA National ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Local kids take to fields for summer work

    MORRIS – School is out for summer, but Plainfield fifth-grade teacher David Campbell is still teaching kids in the Morris area about agriculture as he ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Anthony tours Springfield concealed carry unit

    SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, toured the Illinois State Police Concealed Carry Unit in Springfield recently and met with offici ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Morris school board talks Clean Line project

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School District 101 Board and administration renewed discussion Monday on what it would mean to the district if Roc ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Objections to concealed carry applicants now explained to applicants

    SPRINGFIELD – Emergency amendments, including a review of objections to concealed carry applicants, to the Firearm Concealed Carry Act were filed July ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Appellate court denies rehearing Gardner TIF case

    GARDNER – The village of Gardner’s attempt to have the state appellate court rehear its case with Gardner-South Wilmington High School regarding TIF d ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Families of three generations volunteer at Price-less Day

    MORRIS – Dozens of volunteers help annually during First Christian Church’s Price-less Day, including up to three generations of some area families.
    July 15, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Coal City police to undergo random drug testing

    COAL CITY – Police officers in Coal City will submit to random drug and alcohol testing while on the job, and face repercussions if they test positive ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Morris father and son to ride across Iowa

    MORRIS – Shawn Hornsby and his son Seth have found a way to bond this summer, as they ride their bicycles for miles each morning preparing for their r ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Weather doesn’t stop French market shoppers

    MORRIS – Rain did not dampen the spirits of those attending the 3 French Hens French Country Market luncheon Saturday.
    July 14, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Coal City School District budget may be cut by $400,000

    COAL CITY – The preliminary budget for next year for Coal City School District reflects about $400,000 in reductions as the district works to trim $1 ...
    July 14, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Morris High School gets new transportation van

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School has bought a 2014 multiple passenger activity bus as part of its planned transportation purchases, at a cost of ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • County negotiates lower insurance costs with help of new broker

    MORRIS – Under its new insurance broker, Grundy County has negotiated a savings of about $13,000 in employee insurance costs after much negotiating wi ...
    July 14, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Threat of rain makes for smaller Cruise Night crowd

    MORRIS – In 1985, William Biros of Mazon traded a wagonload of oats for a rusty 1947 GMC pickup truck, which he spent the next 14 years restoring.
    July 15, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Man who drowned in river near Wilmington identified as being from Melrose Park

    WILMINGTON – The fisherman who drowned Friday after being swept into the Kankakee River has been identified.
    July 14, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Channahon police no longer investigating reports of jumper

    CHANNAHON – Reports that a man may have jumped off the Route 6 bridge into the DuPage River appear to be unfounded, according to local authorities.
    July 14, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Police still looking for suspect in Minooka stabbing

    MINOOKA – Police are still looking for a Joliet man they say stabbed a fellow employee on Friday at the World Class Distribution Inc. warehouse in Min ...
    July 14, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Drowning victim found in Kankakee River near Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – The body of the man who drowned in the Kankakee River was recovered Sunday evening. Dep ...
    July 14, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Police: Reports man jumped off bridge unfounded

    CHANNAHON – Reports that a man may have jumped off the U.S. Route 6 bridge into the DuPage River appear to be unfounded, according to local authoritie ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Fisher presumed drowned in Kankakee River

    WILMINGTON – A man is presumed drowned after currents pulled him under the Kankakee River Friday night.
    July 14, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Joliet Man Wanted in Warehouse Stabbing

    MINOOKA - Police are looking for a Joliet man they say stabbed a co-worker Friday at a warehouse. An ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Shabbona Middle School fourth quarter honor roll announced

    MORRIS – Shabbona Middle School has released the names of students who made the fourth quarter honor roll this school year.
    July 17, 2014 - 5:48 pm
  • New alderman takes oath in Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – Steve Evans was sworn in this week as the city of Wilmington’s new 4th Ward alderman.Ev ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Morris Hospital announces next blood drive

    Big Band Concert planned in Coal CityCOAL CITY – A Big Band Concert featuring Del Bergeson Orchestra ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Big Band Concert to be held

    COAL CITY – A Big Band Concert featuring Del Bergeson Orchestra and the Legacy Girls will be July 19.
    July 11, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Grundy sergeants will receive raise through new contract

    MORRIS – After 18 months of negotiations, sergeants at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department have ratified their first-ever union contract.
    July 11, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • State licensing fee gains support from two area hospitals

    MORRIS – A new annual licensing fee to fund a system for reporting medical errors received support from hospitals in Morris and Joliet.
    July 11, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Charges filed in 2013 Morris mink farm incident

    CHICAGO – Two California men were indicted on federal charges related to an August 2013 incident where about 2,000 minks were released from a Morris f ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Amazing Race’ 4-H activity teaches kids reasoning, cooperation

    MORRIS – The Homes Cool Kids 4-H group decided to challenge its collective brains Friday as members used the lessons learned from the GPS segment of c ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Coal City Clothes Closet will close its doors Oct. 1

    COAL CITY – The Coal City Clothes Closet will be closing its doors Oct. 1, according to Cathy Milne, who along with her husband, Gordon, started the f ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Police searching for person of interest in stabbing in Minooka

    MINOOKA – Police continued to search late Friday for a person of interest in the stabbing that took place earlier in the day inside World Class Distri ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Alternative applications to Concealed Carry License available

    SPRINGFIELD – An alternative application option to apply for a Concealed Carry License is available for those individuals without computer access, acc ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Coal City school district setting new goals

    COAL CITY – Superintendent Kent Bugg and the Coal City school board have set a goal to develop a new strategic plan and timeline.
    July 10, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • 3 French Hens market featured in magazine

    MORRIS – The 3 French Hens French Country Market was recently picked as “a Midwestern must stop” by Vintage Style magazine.
    July 10, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Army medic becomes civil servant

    MORRIS – When it comes to her desire to help people in need, Carissa Smith, 25, is a ball of fire. O ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Minooka student’s designs taking her to higher levels

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School student Claire Dobry is spending her summer at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she is getting a h ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • County voices support for nuclear planning bill

    MORRIS – An Illinois Senate bill is receiving official support from the Grundy County Emergency Management Agency.
    July 10, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Driver loses control on Pioneer Road

    MORRIS – A vehicle heading northbound on Pioneer Road lost control, rolled into a ditch and took out a power line Wednesday afternoon.
    July 9, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Morris Cruise Night to be held Saturday

    MORRIS – The second Morris Cruise Night of the season will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in downtown Morris on Liberty Street. Any Classic car own ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • I&M Gymnastics Circus to be held Sunday

    CHANNAHON – The grand reopening of Circus Spectacular will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Performances start at 2:30 p.m and include professional perform ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Morris to purchase back-up generators

    MORRIS – The next time the entire city of Morris loses power, Mayor Richard Kopczick wants to be prepared.
    July 9, 2014 - 8:25 pm
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