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  • 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 ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival Art Show winners announced

    Winners of the Grundy County Corn Festival Art Show are below. The Morris Daily Herald will run results as they are received and as space is available ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Exelon points to benefits, uncertain future at plants

    The local Braidwood and Dresden nuclear plants support nearly 9,000 jobs in the state, according to a study released Wednesday that also suggests econ ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Donation allows for unique room at Coal City High School

    COAL CITY – When Coal City Community High School received $100,000 from the estate of Henry “Bud” and Marjorie Gaddo, officials weren’t sure what to d ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Senior needs discussed at Community Foundation event

    MORRIS – Is Grundy County a retirement-friendly community?That was the question posed Wednesday at a ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Harvard Savings Bank possibly subject to fraud

    HARVARD – Harvard Illinois Bancorp Inc., the holding company of Harvard Savings Bank, informed investors Wednesday of the potential for losses related ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Colorado man indicted on drug possession, trafficking charges in Grundy County

    MORRIS — A Colorado man charged with trafficking 5,000 grams of cannabis through Grundy County is facing between six and 30 years in prison.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Feds seek to keep animal activist in custody

    CHICAGO (MCT) — Federal prosecutors want an animal activist accused of releasing hundreds of minks from a Morris farm into the wild kept in jail pendi ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Grundy County tentative multiplier announced

    Grundy County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Brian Hamer, director of the Illinois Depart ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 2:37 pm
  • Exelon points to benefits, uncertain future at nuclear plants

    The local Braidwood and Dresden nuclear plants support nearly 9,000 jobs in the state, according to a study released Wednesday that also outlines econ ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Aurelio’s Pizza to hold grand re-opening

    MORRIS – Aurelio’s Pizza, under new ownership at its Morris franchise location, is holding an open house this week.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Grundy County residents asked to donate used children books to benefit others

    MORRIS – The Environmental and Resource Conservation Office is collecting used children’s books for Bernie’s Book Bank from Monday through Nov. 7.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Grundy County schedules flu clinics

    The Grundy County Health Department will host the following flu clinics in the Nursing Division Clinic at 1320 Union St., Morris, according to a depar ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Will-Grundy Medical Clinic 5K set for Sunday

    JOLIET – The first 5K fundraiser race for the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic is scheduled for Sunday in downtown Joliet.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Events: Pelican Paddle deadline is near

    CHANNAHON – Friday is the deadline to sign up for the "Pelican Paddle," a search for pelicans organized by the Forest Preserve District of Will County ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Morris man charged in theft, damage of campaign signs

    MORRIS – A Morris man is facing charges of criminal damage to property and theft after police allege he damaged four Ken Briley campaign signs and sto ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Best of Show artist's piece at Grundy County Corn Festival inspired by his marriage

    MORRIS – “Love and Respect” is what Mark and Erin Fiske built their marriage on, and it’s what inspired his Best of Show painting by the same name at ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Neighbors object to special ed co-ops planned use of Morris home

    MORRIS – A special education classroom destined for the Fields of Saratoga subdivision faces opposition from a group of neighborhood homeowners.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Grundy United Way surpasses fundraising goal by $100k

    MORRIS — "Just amazing" is how Grundy United Way Board President John Roundtree described the organization's fundraising efforts this year.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Corn Festival Kiddie Parade winners

    Winners of the Grundy County Corn Festival 2014 Kiddie Parade are below. Places and names provided by the Corn Festival Committee.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival winners for the Corn, Grain and Flower Show

    Winners of the Grundy County Corn Festival Corn, Grain and Flower Show are below. Places and names provided by the Corn Festival Committee.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Corn Festival Pumpkin Decorating Contest winners

    Winners of the Grundy County Corn Festival 2014 Inaugural Pumpkin Decorating Contest are below. Places and names provided by the Corn Festival Committ ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Corn Festival Hobby & Handicraft Show winners

    Winners of the Grundy County Corn Festival Hobby & Handicraft Show are below. Places and names provided by the Corn Festival Committee.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival Art Show winners

    Winners of the Grundy County Corn Festival Art Show are below. Places and names provided by the Corn Festival Committee.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Corn Festival band winners

    Winners of the Grundy County Corn Festival band contest are below. Places and names provided by the Corn Festival Committee.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Unregistered voters have until Oct. 7 to register

    MORRIS – Those wishing to vote in the Nov. 4 general election who are not registered to vote, or need to update their registration information, have u ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Draw Down to benefit Housing Authority building in Grundy County

    MORRIS – The hot water tank in Saratoga Tower – which is on the seventh floor, directly above resident’s apartments – sprung a leak earlier this year, ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Corn Festival ends with energetic parade

    MORRIS – As the sun rose Sunday over downtown Morris, vendors and festival attendees of the Grundy County Corn Festival made last-minute adjustments a ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Only 8 public drinking citations issued during Corn Festival

    MORRIS — The new rule prohibiting public drinking during Corn Festival resulted in just eight public drinking citations, Morris Police Chief Brent Dit ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm
  • Kids dive in during Corn Festival pie eating contest

    MORRIS — With a face covered in chocolate and whipped cream, Tyler Semlar grinned from ear to ear as his family cheered Saturday at the annual Grundy ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Corn Festival events keep kids busy

    MORRIS — There is always plenty for kids to do at the Grundy County Corn Festival, and this year was no exception.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • First week of winning numbers announced for Corn Festival

    MORRIS – The first week of winning button numbers for the Grundy County Corn Festival have been announced.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Fire strikes Minooka house

    MINOOKA – A fire caused major damage on the second floor, attic and roof of a residence in Minooka early Monday morning, according to a news release f ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Nominations sought for JJC’s annual award

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College is seeking nominations from the community for its annual J.D. Ross Extraordinary Service Award.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • WGGS, LAGHS jointly host antique expert

    COAL CITY – At 10 a.m. Oct.11, the Will/Grundy Genealogical Society and the Lockport Area Genealogical & Historical Society will hold a joint meeting ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Winners of the Corn Festival coloring contest

    The 2014 CornFest coloring book page design winners (from left) are: Brista Johnson (third-place winner who received $25); Jessica Winter (first-place ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Corn Festival continues through weekend

    MORRIS – The 66th Annual Grundy County Corn Festival continues this weekend. The following events and activities are scheduled to take place Saturday ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Illiana tollway project receives clearance

    The Federal Highway Administration gave the green light Friday to the Illiana Expressway project, meaning transportation officials can move forward wi ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Former Morris resident, state rep. Roth not alone in her move to Texas

    SPRINGFIELD – Pam Roth packed her bags and moved to Texas last year.That in itself isn’t unusual.Ill ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Morris High School principal pleased with test performance

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School Principal Kelly Hussey is pleased with results of the school’s ACT college benchmark scores.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Log Home Festival offers artisans place to demonstrate their wares

    MORRIS – For 363 days, Ken and Judy Daggett’s home on Southmor Road is private property, but for two days every September, their residence is transfor ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Fisher wins title of Corn Festival queen

    MORRIS – Bright smiles and sequins took over downtown Morris on Friday night as the Grundy County Corn Festival queen candidates paraded down Liberty ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • ‘In Plain Sight’ display to be on courthouse lawn

    MORRIS – The In Plain Sight Bedroom will be on display Saturday at the Grundy County Corn Festival.T ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Community members to be dunked at Corn Fest

    MORRIS – One dollar will buy a chance to take down some of Grundy County’s most notable community members.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Drive for Tomorrow aims to teach Grundy County teens to embrace safe driving culture

    WILMINGTON – Jayme Bufford loaded up an Illinois State Police truck Thursday with two dummies heading for a lethal ride.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Community unites to help Morris family following fire

    MORRIS – First Presbyterian Church of Morris and Carpenters Local 916 have come together to help one of their own.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Police cite 4 for drinking in public at Corn Festival

    MORRIS – Morris police issued four citations for drinking in public on Wednesday, the opening night of the Grundy County Corn Festival.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 7:20 pm
  • Fifth-grade students learning about Grundy County's natural resources

    MORRIS – Local fifth-graders ditched their desks and worksheets Thursday to spend the day outside, learning about the county’s natural resources and e ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • Downed power lines cause fire on Alicia Drive in Morris

    MORRIS - The Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District was called to a fire caused by downed power lines on Alicia Drive Thursday afternoon.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Faulty cable causes power outages in Joliet

    JOLIET – A cable fault was behind a loss of power Thursday afternoon at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Siegel Farms to sell items at Log Home Festival to benefit scholarship fund

    MORRIS – Don Siegel Farms will sell Indian corn, decorative corn crafts, cornstalk bundles, pumpkins and more at the Log Home Festival on Friday and S ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Weather observers needed in Kendall County

    YORKVILLE – A volunteer program is seeking weather observers across Kendall County and its surrounding counties.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • Fundraiser held to raise money to assist crime victims in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Mmembers of the Grundy County Justice Assistance Board held their annual steak sandwich dinner Tuesday on the Grundy County Courthouse lawn. ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Grundy transit could offer free medical rides to Medicaid patients

    MORRIS – The Grundy Transit System could begin offering free rides to Medicaid patients traveling to and from doctor appointments.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Area fire departments hold water fight

    MORRIS – It’s not just fire that firefighters fight with water.For 43 years, area fire departments h ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • Despite revenue declines, D- 54 adds to education fund balance

    MORRIS – District 54 officials have added money to the district’s education fund balance despite four years of declining revenue.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:28 pm
  • Morris man pleads guilty to aggravated robbery

    MORRIS — The Morris man accused of robbing a downtown store at knifepoint has pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, a Class 1 felony.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:25 pm
  • Stoplight on Route 47 in Morris now active

    MORRIS – Drivers should be prepared to slow down and stop at the Route 47 intersection where the new Pilot Travel Center is located.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Kinzinger endorses Briley for sheriff

    MORRIS – U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, has endorsed Republican Grundy County sheriff candidate Ken Briley.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Minooka tables medical marijuana farm

    MINOOKA — Minooka trustees tabled a vote Tuesday on a requested permit for a medical marijuana cultivation center in Minooka Industrial Park.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Family supplies Corn Festival stalks for generations

    MINOOKA – Minooka farmer Bob Bols spends one morning every September bringing in bushels of corn that aren’t quite ready for harvest so Morris’ lamppo ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Amid confusion, Grundy County committee halts proposed hiring

    MORRIS – The hiring of an assistant for Grundy County Human Resources Director Debra Johnson was halted Monday evening following confusion about the p ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • YMCA open house to introduce community to facility

    MORRIS – The Morris Community YMCA invites Grundy County residents to take selfies with scarecrows, drink free apple cider and enjoy outdoor activitie ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Channahon District 17 delays school closing discussion until spring

    CHANNAHON — The Channahon District 17 school board has a lot on its plate this year: A new superintendent search, collective bargaining, and designing ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Nicor explains gas smell in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – Excess levels of mercaptan – the pungent additive that gives natural gas its "smell" – led to several calls from concerned residents about ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Grundy County Corn Festival brings community together

    MORRIS – This year’s Grundy County Corn Festival celebrates the strong, closely knit community that is Grundy County, a strength that was put to the t ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Corn, Grain and Flower Show attracts local growers

    Admission fee is a Corn Festival button.Local amateur growers are encouraged to participate in this ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Fun Run supports Morris Hospital Foundation

    Registration for the Corn Fest 5K Fun Run will be 8:30 a.m. Sept. 27. The race takes off at 9 a.m. from White Oak Elementary School, 2001 Dupont Ave. ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Items for sale at Craft Show

    Admission is a Corn Festival button.Each year, this show attracts 9,000 to 10,000 attendees who look ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Pie Eating Contest a messy tradition

    There are four age categories for the Pie Eating Contest: 5 and 6 years old, 7 and 8 years old, 9 and 10 years old, and 11 and 12 years old.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Something for everyone at Hobby and Handicraft Exhibit

    There is a class for everyone at the Hobby and Handicraft Exhibit. This event showcases the many talents of the participants by exhibiting their handm ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Photographers offer view of world during Photo Show

    Entries for the Photo Show already have been submitted, but all are invited to see what the amateur photographers have submitted.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Artists on display during Corn Festival Art Show

    Entries will be accepted from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 23 and entries must be picked up between 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 29.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Crackerbox Derby held Sept. 27

    Car inspection will begin at 7:30 a.m. with runs starting at 8 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for first- and second-place winners with ribbons being aw ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Corn Festival 2014 schedule of events

    Schedule of eventsn 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Steak sandwiches, Courthouse Lawn, benefits Grundy County J ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Going home

    MORRIS – A favorite during the Grundy County Corn Festival is the Log Home Festival, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 and from 8 a.m. ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Long-time church dinners reinvest in Grundy County community

    MORRIS – Each year, the Grundy County Corn Festival brings out thousands of residents who – whether they know it or not – support their local business ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • It's the music

    MORRIS – It wouldn't be a party without a band, and this year's Grundy County Corn Festival is no exception.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • The grand finale

    MORRIS – The grand finale of the annual Grundy County Corn Festival is the parade that brings thousands to the city of Morris on Sunday for the beat o ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Post Office invites businesses to workshop in Morris

    MORRIS — The United States Postal Service invites small businesses to attend a “Grow Your Business Day” workshop that will teach them how to promote t ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Blackbird’s Bowl, Natural Pet Foods & More offering new therapy service in Morris

    MORRIS – Blackbird’s Bowl, Natural Pet Foods & More, 221 Liberty St. in Morris, recently expanded its store to include a healing room that offers comp ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival parade seeks veterans

    MORRIS – The John Martin Steele VFW Post in Morris is inviting local veterans to participate in the Grundy County Corn Festival Parade.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Rezin endorses Anthony for state rep

    MORRIS – State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, endorsed state Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, at a news conference at Morris City Hall on Monday.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • We Care event raises money to help those in need in Grundy County

    MORRIS – We Care at the Farm was a huge improvement over last year’s football tailgating-themed event, according to Executive Director Denise Gaska.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Local Girl Scout works with city to create dog park

    MORRIS – Local pooches could have a new place to play now that the city is pursuing the creation of a dog park in Morris.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival kicks off with annual Baby Show

    MORRIS – One of Samantha Elmore’s first words was “flowers.”The 22-month-old from Channahon loves fl ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Students in Grundy County honored for their dedication to reading

    MORRIS — Emma Johnson, a 9-year-old Saratoga student, loves to read, especially the "Dork Diaries" series.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Candidate petitions available for 2015 board elections

    MORRIS – Residents wanting to run for local office in 2015 can pick up candidate petitions and begin collecting signatures.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Two killed after motorcycle hits Joliet building

    JOLIET — Two people were killed Sunday when their motorcycle struck a building.Joliet Police Cmdr. A ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Annual Basset Waddle draws crowds to Dwight

    DWIGHT —  Anyone wanting to see a basset hound just had to stand on the street Sunday during Dwight’s Harvest Days parade.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Cut meat auction to be held during Corn Festival

    MORRIS – The Farm Fair tent will host the 4-H Federation cut meat auction during the Grundy County Corn Festival.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Highway 36 in Seneca set to reopen

    SENECA – County Highway 36 in Seneca, which was closed for a third of a mile east of Route 170, is set to reopen to traffic by 4 p.m. Saturday.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • IDOT holding meeting to get public feedback

    OTTAWA – An IDOT public meeting is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the IDOT headquarters in Ottawa, 700 E. Norris Drive in Ottawa.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • ComEd customers to get refunds in state ‘smart grid’ settlement

    ComEd customers are set to receive a total of $46.2 million in refunds for rate increases dating to 2008, the state attorney general’s office announce ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Contest could net winners $300 toward utility bill

    In honor of the Citizen Utility Board’s 30th Anniversary, the watchdog organization is hosting an “I Love CUB” photo contest to give Illinois consumer ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Morris Hospital offering screenings, classes

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is hosting the following screenings and classes.• Free ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • District 111 continues deficit spending

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School District 111 will benefit from a nearly $1 million increase in state aid this year but still operate at a defi ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • D-17 school board to continue talks on enrollment, facilities

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon District 17 School Board is set to continue discussing its facility needs at its meeting Monday.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Be safe on the roads as harvest starts in Grundy County

    MORRIS – In less than a month, drivers will again share the roads with tractors and other equipment-harvesting grain.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • High-speed rail could mean changes for Braceville

    BRACEVILLE – Between five and 14 homes and businesses in Braceville may be acquired through eminent domain to make way for Illinois high-speed rail, v ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Local veteran’s flag finds new life

    Editor’s note: This story initially was published in the Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, edition of the Morris Daily Herald. It is being rerun because Phil ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Farmers brace for record-breaking corn harvest

    MORRIS – Preliminary yield checks on the Jeschke farm are showing a corn crop so large that farmer Donna Jeschke doesn’t want to say the estimate out ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Nicor holding programs at fire departments

    Nicor Gas is taking its natural gas safety program to fire stations in 61 communities throughout its northern Illinois service territory during Octobe ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Women of Distinction winners announced

    MORRIS – A community is only as strong as its people. In greater Grundy County, there are many strong women who touch the lives of those around them a ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Morris resident overcomes leg injury to win medals at Special Olympics

    MORRIS – Katie Lovell wears her four Special Olympics medals with pride. But the journey to those medals was even sweeter.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Grundy County taking part in first-ever Illinois Railroad Safety Week

    MORRIS – When a 12 million pound freight train is barreling down the tracks, it can smash a vehicle as easily as most cars can crumple a soda can.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Conceal carry not allowed at Corn Festival activities

    MORRIS — People with concealed carry permits should not be surprised that they cannot carry their guns at the Grundy County Corn Festival, conceal car ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Deadlines approaching for Corn Festival events, activities

    MORRIS – Deadlines are approaching for some events and activities at the 66th annual Grundy County Corn Festival.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Grundy County administrator submits resignation

    MORRIS — Grundy County Administrator Heidi Miller has tendered her resignation, five months after being hired, Grundy County Chairman Ron Severson sai ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • No injuries in Coal City house fire

    COAL CITY – No one was injured when a basement fire damaged a two-story home Thursday.The Coal City ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Annual Prairie Day scheduled for Goose Lake this weekend

    MORRIS – The 17th Annual Prairie Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area. 
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • No injuries in Coal City home fire

    COAL CITY – No one was injured when a basement fire damaged a two-story home Thursday.The Coal City ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Holiday Parade seeks floats for November

    MORRIS – The Home for the Holidays Parade Committee invites businesses and residents participating in the 66th Annual Corn Festival Parade to “hold th ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Fall crop sales closing date nears

    SPRINGFIELD – The USDA’s Risk Management Agency reminds wheat and winter barley producers they have until sales closing Sept. 30 to purchase crop insu ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Grundy County Sheriff’s Office to offer child seat inspections

    GRUNDY COUNTY – Certified technicians will hold a car seat check Saturday at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Regional transportation committee meets Oct. 3

    OTTAWA – The Human Services Transportation Plan, Region 3, Transportation Committee meets at 10 a.m. Oct. 3 at the Mendota Civic Center, 1901 Tom Merw ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:29 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 ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Saratoga schools agree to terms on energy line project

    MORRIS – Saratoga school officials have agreed to abate taxes on the site of the proposed Rock Island Clean Line Energy power station until 2032 in ex ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:19 pm
  • Morris volleyball ‘Turn the Towns Teal’ for ovarian cancer

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School sophomore Veronica Johnson and her volleyball coach Taylor Lafond have something in common.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:17 pm
  • Local veteran’s flag finds new life

    MORRIS – Moldy, musty and stained: The flag belonging to former Morris resident Louis Cheshareck was in poor shape when his nephew Phil Cheshareck fou ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 6:32 pm
  • Morris bar owners react to new Corn Festival rule

    MORRIS — Nervous, afraid and uncertain.Those are the feelings of some downtown bar owners now that a ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 6:13 pm
  • Election petitions available Sept. 23 in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – Election petitions and materials will be available for circulation starting Tuesday at the Village of Channahon, 24555 S. Navajo Drive.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Funds given to Gus Macker volunteer groups

    MORRIS – On Sept. 3, Gus Macker-Morris volunteers were recognized for their support of the Gus Macker three-on-three basketball tournament.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Grundy County sheriff honored for traffic safety, DUI enforcement

    MORRIS – Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge Director Scott Kristiansen presented Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan with two state awards Sept. 9 rec ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:22 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 ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • New Pilot Travel Center opens in Morris

    MORRIS – Pilot Flying J has opened a Pilot Travel Center in Morris featuring full amenities for residents and travelers.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Mazon man celebrates 90th with those who keep him healthy

    MORRIS – Frank Sereno of Mazon is happy to celebrate his 90th birthday.After experiencing some healt ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Grundy Bank brings Lincoln to local schools

    MORRIS – Third-grade student Angelina Nushardt was surprised to find the Abraham Lincoln impersonator who spoke to her Saratoga class Tuesday was not ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Grundy Bank marks 150th anniversary by unveiling renovations

    MORRIS – Grundy Bank celebrated a major milestone Tuesday, marking its 150th year in business in Morris.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • No drinking in public during Grundy County Corn Festival

    MORRIS – During the Grundy County Corn Festival, liquor flows from local bars, and inevitably onto city streets, where police say dense crowds of drin ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Channahon housing market improving

    CHANNAHON – Channahon’s housing market is doing a tad better this year than last, growing from the smidgen of improvement between last year and the ye ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Mosquitoes from Minooka test positive for West Nile

    GRUNDY COUNTY – The Grundy County Health Department has collected mosquitoes in Minooka that tested positive for West Nile Virus.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Young Eagles program at Morris Airport program children a chance to soar through the skies

    MORRIS – The day started out chilly and overcast, but by fly time, the gray skies had been replaced with sunshine and white fluffy clouds, little wind ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Thousands turn out for 3 French Hens market in Morris

    MORRIS – Although Monica Vogel now lives on the East Coast, she still returns to run 3 French Hens Country Market with Whimsy’s Traci Tessone each mon ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Morris to pay for water main improvements

    MORRIS – The city of Morris will pay D Construction more than $40,000 to complete water main improvements underneath Route 47 near Brentwood Drive.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Morris man treated, released following I-80 accident Friday

    MORRIS — A Morris man was treated for injuries and released from Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove after he was life-flighted from the scene of ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Hearing held to determine sentence for driver in fatal Plainfield crash

    JOLIET – Ronald Oswald, the motorcycle rider killed two years ago in a Plainfield crash caused by a driver on drugs, died doing what he loved.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Cruise Night draws crowd to downtown Morris

    MORRIS – Cooler than normal temperatures may have drawn a smaller crowd to view the cars according to Herb Wyeth founder of Morris Cruise Night Saturd ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Corn Festival buttons on sale

    MORRIS – Grundy County Corn Festival Board members Sue Morse and Jim Maskel kicked off the event's 66th year with the sale of the first button to Morr ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Marriage licenses issued to local couples

    MORRIS – The following names are who marriage licenses by the Grundy County Clerk’s office for July 28 through Sept. 5.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Local briefs: College planning class offered for parents

    MORRIS – Parents of high school students graduating in 2015 and 2016 are invited to a free college planning class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Schools begin year facing new mandates from state

    COAL CITY – With a new academic year comes a new round of state mandates for schools.Often, these ne ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Morris Hospital not facing penalties others in state are facing

    The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced this month that it will collect more than $16 million from hospitals in penalties ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Grundy Bank to celebrate 150 years

    MORRIS – A lot of things have changed in Morris since 1864, but one cornerstone has remained the same. Grundy County National Bank, now called Grundy ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Leaf burning prohibited in Morris area

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department is already handling complaints related to burning yard waste.I ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Grundy County evaluates waste production, recycling in new plan

    MORRIS – Candy wrappers, plastic bags, food containers, cardboard boxes – the refuse of daily life can add up quickly.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Two injured in plane crash near Newark

    NEWARK – Two people were injured Friday when a small airplane crashed into a field near Newark.The s ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Pair honor troops on 9/11 anniversary

    MORRIS – It’s not uncommon to hear horns blaring in traffic, but on Thursday, the horns were sounding to honor U.S. troops.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Truck driver who died identified as Morris man

    CHANNAHON – The Will County Coroner’s office has identified the semitrailer driver who died Wednesday on Interstate 55.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Prayers said on courthouse lawn to remember those lost in attacks

    MORRIS – Huddled under a blanket, Alfred and Elizabeth Franks sat on the courthouse lawn Thursday, cold but determined to say prayers for U.S. soldier ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 9:30 pm
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