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  • PADS to focus on homeless prevention

    MORRIS – Grundy Area PADS (Public Action to Deliver Sustenance) is expanding its focus to include homeless prevention.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Morris will collect tow, impound fee

    MORRIS – The city of Morris will now collect an administrative fee up to $300 from every resident whose vehicle is towed or impounded by local police.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Feeney indicted on DUI charges in Will County

    MORRIS – Morris Alderman Brian Feeney was indicted last week in Will County on a charge of aggravated driving while under the influence.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Grundy County couple provides free lunches to those in need

    MORRIS – When you are homeless, finding a meal can be difficult; finding a hot meal is near impossible.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Driver in fatal Route 6 crash indicted on reckless homicide, other charges

    MORRIS — More than a month after a car crash on Route 6 that killed two people, the vehicle's driver has been indicted for aggravated driving while un ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Coal City community-wide garage sale Sept. 20

    COAL CITY – It’s school time and fall is on it's way. It‘s time to clean out your closets and garage to get ready for the winter. Sept. 20, the Coal C ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Family of I-55 crash victim calls for federal investigation

    CHANNAHON – The family of one of the victims in the July 21 fatal chain-reaction crash on Interstate 55 is calling for a federal investigation into a ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Health careers Explorer Post begins in Morris

    MORRIS – Jessica Jurak has inherited her physician father’s scientific mind. The Morris Community High School junior loves science and medicine and is ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Pink Heals honors three Morris residents battling cancer

    MORRIS – It was an emotional Saturday morning for three Morris families who received surprise visits from Joliet Pink Heals and the Morris Fire Depart ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Labor Day means family time for local residents

    MORRIS – Jetting down the Illinois River, soaking up the sunshine and eating homemade barbecue is how the Valderrama and Chaidez families of Morris sp ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Mazon woman honored for dedication to 4-H

    MAZON – Rita Mills was recognized this year for having spent more than half of her 82 years serving 4-H as a volunteer by being inducted into the Illi ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:33 pm
  • Emergency responders train for water rescues

    MORRIS – Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District has been involved in several water rescue and recoveries this year. Training for those emergenc ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:37 pm
  • Police looking for help in car damage incident

    MORRIS – Two parked vehicles were damaged Wednesday in the 100 block of Wauponsee Street, according to a Morris police report.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Mobile medical unit, Vet Center schedule visits

    GRUNDY COUNTY – The Veterans Mobile Medical Unit from Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital will be at the Morris American Legion on Sept. 8.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Senior Services to host presentation

    MORRIS – Grundy County Senior Services has scheduled an informative meeting for 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in the Grundy Administration Building entitled “What ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Morris Hospital fills We Care’s Pantry

    MORRIS – On Aug. 22, Morris Hospital donated $750 to help We Care obtain 6,617 lbs. of food from Northern Illinois Food Bank and provided volunteers t ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Blended tech course combines classroom, independent study

    MORRIS – Leanne Dammann’s computer maintenance technology classes at the Grundy Area Vocational Center have been popular for years, with instruction i ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Morris resident wins Goose Lake photo competition

    MORRIS – Morris resident Gerald Diederich vividly remembers the morning he spotted a Scarlet Tanager perched on a tree branch near Holderman Road, bec ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Lions Park gets new playground equipment

    MORRIS – Morris Lions Club member Louie Eliakis loved watching the kids play in Lions Park on Michael Drive in Morris.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:37 pm
  • Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Library accepts food for fines

    MORRIS – From Sept. 15 to Sept. 30, the Morris Area Public Library will offer a Food-for-Fines program.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:44 pm
  • Sheriff’s office accepting applications for program

    Becoming a Police Explorer allows young adults ages 14 to 20 an inside look at law enforcement, and to discover what policing is really like.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Vallas claims Rauner's plan includes education cuts

    JOLIET – Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor Paul Vallas said Bruce Rauner’s tax plan will cut more than $12 million from Grundy County schools ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Look for crowded roads and low gas prices this weekend

    Labor Day weekend is often the last extended break people get before leaves start changing color and the heat gives way to cold.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • State awards $1.1 million to Morris airport for runway extension project

    MORRIS – The Morris Municipal Airport will receive about $1.1 million in state money for a runway extension project.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Man suing agencies asks for recusal of another judge

    MORRIS – A Will County judge’s suspension following his use of a work computer to browse pornographic websites has Grundy County plaintiff Elton Monso ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Friends, athletes give back to Redskins super-fan

    MORRIS – Nothing brings an athlete’s spirits up like an enthusiastic, thundering shout of encouragement from the stands.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Morris Airport to receive more than $1 million in state funding

    Grundy County will receive more than $1.1 million in state money for improvements at Morris Municipal Airport.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:32 pm
  • Husband of I-55 crash victim sues truck driver

    CHANNAHON – The husband of one of the victims in the July 21 crash on Interstate 55 has filed a lawsuit against the truck driver as well as the driver ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • No signs of fire found after Premier Academy temporarily evacuated due to electrical fire odor

    MORRIS – Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District was called to Premier Academy about 11 a.m. Thursday for a report of odor of electrical fire in ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Charges upgraded for trucker accused in I-55 fatal crash

    JOLIET – The truck driver in the Interstate 55 crash that led to five deaths driver now faces more than a dozen charges of reckless homicide.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Electronic recycling event planned

    MORRIS – Grundy County Environmental and Resource Conservation Office has scheduled an E-Waste/White Goods Collection for Sept. 12 and 13.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Brothers-in-law jumping together since ’64

    Why would anyone jump out of a perfectly good airplane?That is a question brothers-in-law Dick Parke ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Rauner visits Morris, Braidwood

    BRAIDWOOD – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stressed the importance of small town families and diverse backgrounds as he swung by Grun ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Swim coach affiliated with Morris-based team arrested on assault, disorderly conduct charges

    A Morris youth swim coach accused of slipping a pill into a woman's drink at a Lombard bar was arrested this week during open registration for the Jol ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Minooka trustees upset with Grundy County over 9-1-1 cost increase

    MINOOKA – Minooka village trustees have agreed to pay $199,983 annually for 9-1-1 communication services to Grundy County – despite nearly unanimous d ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • AED machine donated by OSF

    OSF Saint Elizabeth Foundation Board Chairman George Shanley presented an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, to Dan Flavel, vice president of t ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Bill Walsh Honda to open new location

    OTTAWA – Bill Walsh Honda has scheduled a grand opening Monday at its new Ottawa location.Bill Walsh ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • IEMA encourages residents to register for The Great ShakeOut earthquake drill

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is encouraging residents to take part in a worldwide earthquake drill set for Oct. 16.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • State’s Attorney forum focuses on cyberbullying

    MORRIS – Cyberbullying is becoming an increasingly dangerous threat, Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland said.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Agencies making slow progress on aqueduct restoration

    MORRIS – Walking down the I&M Canal towpath, it’s hard to forget the Nettle Creek aqueduct is broken.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Crime Stoppers looking for information on burglary

    MORRIS – Crime Stoppers of Grundy County is seeking information about a burglary that happened between Aug. 1 and Aug. 4 occurring at Grain Co F.S., 2 ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Legislation to increase penalties for manufacturing meth near schools becomes law

    GRUNDY COUNTY – Legislation co-sponsored by state Rep. Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee, to increase the penalties for any individual who manufactures methamp ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Residents targeted in phone scam

    The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office had received several complaints from residents who have received telephone calls and messages from subjects claimin ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Mazon family grows corn for those in need

    MAZON – Generosity and helping others is prominent within the Grundy County agricultural community. So it came as no surprise to Chris Harford when he ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Seniors offer helping hand through District 54 program

    MORRIS – Connie Schuler of Morris read about the Seniors Supporting School program several years ago and thought it sounded like something she’d be in ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Morris man charged following confrontation with Wisconsin police

    MORRIS – A Morris man was arrested at a music festival in Wisconsin after authorities said he tried to run down three police officers as they pursued ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Channahon schools discuss superintendent search, school closure

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon District 17 school board could take a vote next month on whether to close Pioneer Path school.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Three Rivers hosts talk on Alzheimer's

    MINOOKA – Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease at Three Rivers Public Library District’s Minooka Branch on Sept. 9.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Faulty fire detector causes LaSalle Station to declare, terminate 'usual event'

    MARSEILLES – Operators at LaSalle County Generating Station declared an “usual event” at 8:12 a.m. Monday due to a faulty fire alarm that activated. T ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • LyondellBasell and 14 agencies partner for training exercise

    MORRIS – LyondellBasell recently conducted a full-scale incident responsiveness training drill at its Morris Complex.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Park Pointe fair rained out, but attendees continue fun inside

    MORRIS – Park Pointe Senior Living residents spent only a few minutes outdoors with their friends and family Saturday at the Old Fashioned Fair before ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Thunder, engines rumble on Cruise Nite

    SENECA – Thunder, rain and the rumble of unique automobiles accompanied the annual Seneca Prairie Shipyard Cruise Nite on Saturday.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Area schools cope with high heat

    MORRIS – When Ruth Lines died in July 2013, her family asked donations be made to Immaculate Conception School in her honor.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Business briefs: Chamber event to focus on succession planning

    MORRIS – Join The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday for the next Chamber Lunch & Learn. ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Carson & Barnes Circus returns to Morris on Sept. 8

    MORRIS – The Globe of Death riders and the “Smallest Elephant in the World” are among attractions coming to town Sept. 8 when the Carson & Barnes Circ ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Families honor loved ones at Ovarian Cancer Awareness 5K

    MORRIS – Stewart Hipes first ran in the Ovarian Cancer Awareness 5K in August 2012, six months after he lost his mother, Evelyn Hipes, to ovarian canc ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Grundy County Farm Bureau celebrates its centennial

    MORRIS – For 100 years, the Grundy County Farm Bureau has provided service to the community, and Saturday night, members celebrated its anniversary on ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Area schools cancel activities because of heat

    GRUNDY COUNTY – District 54 schools have announced that all after-school activities were canceled Monday due to the heat.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • Metropolitan Alliance of Police to begin annual telephone solicitation in Minooka

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Police is informing residents the Metropolitan Alliance of Police, which represents the department’s officers for the purpose of ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • State providing funding for Grundy, Will County projects

    GIBSON CITY – Gov. Pat Quinn announced last week capital investments of more than $1.6 million for construction projects in several counties, includin ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Community events around the area

    First United Methodist holding special serviceMORRIS – The First United Methodist Church of Morris, ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Forest Preserve District of Will County prepares for Kayak the Canal

    CHANNAHON – The registration deadline for Kayak the Canal is Sept. 1.The kayaking program will be fr ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Colombian orphans enjoy summer in Morris

    MORRIS – Two Colombian orphans have enjoyed themselves this summer in Morris with their host family Eric and Anne Rasmusson.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Love for animals leads Seneca teen to train service dogs

    SENECA – Rebecca Doloski of Seneca always wanted to work with animals, so when it came time to choose her FFA project, she decided to train a service ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Community Nutrition Network looking for volunteers

    Community Nutrition Network (Meals on Wheels) is in need of drivers in different locations in Grundy County.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Cloonen encouraging nonprofits to apply for Direct Energy Grant

    State Rep. Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee, is encouraging area nonprofit organizations to apply for the Reduce Your Use For Good Grant Program.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • More Grundy County families relying on foodstamps

    MORRIS – Several years ago, Grapevine Mission founder Judy Pershey came across two young kids digging through dumpsters, looking for their next meal.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Historical Society puts old advertisements on display

    MORRIS – Donating to the Grundy County Historical Society’s latest exhibit could be as easy as digging through your junk drawer.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • FFA members act as Vets for a Day

    MORRIS – Four Seneca FFA members took advantage of a unique learning opportunity when they were invited to act as a Vet for a Day at the Animal Care H ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Work on closed I-80 exit ramp in Joliet to continue at least three days

    JOLIET – An Interstate 80 exit ramp at Center Street will remain closed an estimated three to four days until repairs are completed, according to the ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Morris Hospital Board appoints new member

    MORRIS – The Board of Directors at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has selected Brian Angwin, plant manager at LyondellBasell’s Morris manufactur ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Church events around the area

    Minooka CrossPoint plans free end-of-summer bashMINOOKA – Minooka CrossPoint Lutheran Church has sch ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Student comment inspires Saratoga Elementary School teacher's first book

    MORRIS – As Adam Peterson taught his kindergarten class at Saratoga Elementary School, one of his students asked why he wasn’t in a good mood.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Farmers urged to consider legacy planning

    MORRIS – Local farmers gathered Wednesday night at Terry and Carol Seggebruch’s farm to learn about legacy planning, so their farms aren’t lost when t ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Shorewood man charged with local burglaries

    MORRIS – Surveillance video secured by the Morris Police Department aided in an investigation that led to the indictment of Huy V. Nguyen, 22, of Shor ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Minooka High School group presents class rank findings, suggestions

    MINOOKA – A focus group studying class rank presented its conclusions and recommendations to Minooka Community High School board members Wednesday eve ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Ticket quota prohibition won't affect Morris Police Department

    MORRIS – Morris police officer Ben Wiechen knows, when he flips on his blue and red lights, people presume the worst.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Fresh picks from Morris farmers market

    MORRIS – There is nothing like fresh vegetables from a garden, but not everyone has the time or space to plant a garden of their own.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • West Nile reported in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Those swarming, sucking mosquitoes just got a little more dangerous, as a test on mosquitoes from the health department confirms West Nile in ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Center for Independent Living hosts fundraiser

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – Marching bands have changed a lot in the last 10 years, with more athletic, showy performances than in the past.
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 9:26 pm
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