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  • 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
  • YMCA fishing camp most popular this season

    MORRIS – Getting kids hooked on fishing and the outdoors is the goal of Steve Rogers, program instructor for the YMCA fishing camp in Morris.
    July 9, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Farmers object wind energy project to County Board

    MORRIS – Vocal, vehement opposition from local farmers and landowners has put a $300 million Grundy County project on hold.
    July 9, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Missing man with Alzheimer’s found OK

    MORRIS – Some residents who live near Old Pine Bluff Road received a reverse 911 call Tuesday regarding a missing elderly man who was safely found a s ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Grundy County dancers succeed at competition

    MORRIS – Disney World might be called the happiest place on Earth, but for a group of local dancers it took a lot of hard work and dedication to get t ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:23 pm
  • Route 47 shut down Monday evening because of accident

    MORRIS – A 92-year-old Dwight woman was driving south on Route 47 on Monday afternoon when she crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a semitrailer.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Minooka District 201 hires new principal

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 boardduring a special meeting Monda ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Illinois will have new boating laws

    MORRIS – Gov. Pat Quinn signed three laws over the Fourth of July weekend aimed at increasing boater safety. He timed it for when many were spending t ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Money for road, bridge work at Route 6, I-55 will be appropriated

    CHANNAHON – State Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, shared some good news Monday evening with the Channahon Village Board.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Kennedy named Grundy County tax assessor

    MORRIS – Stephanie Kennedy has replaced Dave Henderson as the Grundy County tax assessor.The Grundy ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • County Board discusses former board member’s residency issue

    MORRIS – Former Grundy County Board member Teryl Lundeen was a Will County resident during part of her term, but was still legally allowed to serve th ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Local farms booming from agri-tourism

    MINOOKA – Surely, when Minooka homesteader Abel Heap founded the family farm 148 years ago, he did not envision haunted corn mazes, hay-rack rides and ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Morris man with Alzheimer's found OK after almost four hours missing

    MORRIS - An 87-year-old man with Alzheimer's who was reported missing Tuesday afternoon has been found and is being treated at Morris Hospital.
    July 8, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Morris Lions offer free day at Morris Pool

    MORRIS – The Morris Lions Club is sponsoring a free day of swimming to all Morris residents July 12. 
    July 7, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Morris Library presents “Incredible Bats"

    MORRIS – The Morris Area Public Library will host Daniel and Sharon Peterson and their educational program “Incredible Bats” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    July 7, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Grundy Health Department collecting birds for West Nile testing

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department is reminding residents they are collecting birds for testing as part of the West Nile Virus surveillance ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Morris, ComEd combined resources after storms

    JOLIET – It’s not always easy to understand the critical needs of a community following a significant storm event – not unless you’re in the heart of ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • 2nd Will County judge recused himself in Monson case

    MORRIS – A new hearing brought the recusal of a second judge in the Grundy County case involving former Veteran’s Assistance Commission Superintendent ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness run to be held

    MORRIS – After losing her mother to a 14-month battle with ovarian cancer in January 2005, Corri Trotter has worked diligently to share the symptoms o ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Morris City Council establishes TIF borders

    MORRIS – Boundaries for the long-anticipated Marina TIF District were created Monday at the Morris City Council meeting.
    July 7, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Local couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

    MORRIS – While most people were spending the weekend grilling and celebrating the United States’ independence from England, Wendell and Sharon Johnson ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Area enjoys county fair over weekend

    MORRIS – For some, the Fourth of July festivities wrapped up Friday, but for those attending the Grundy County Agricultural District Fair, the celebra ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Indian Trail Road to close for bridge construction

    The Grundy County Highway Department will be reconstructing the Indian Trail Road bridge over Hog Run, located approximately one-fourth a mile west of ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Car, motorcycle show to be held today in Seneca

    SENECA – The Woodsmoke Ranch Care and Motorcycle Show will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.This year’ ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • County fair continues to entertain

    MORRIS – For more than 20 years Juan Friguglietti has been honing his juggling and plate spinning skills to put on the world’s smallest circus – the P ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Grundy County Fair schedule update

    Today• 8 a.m. – Judging swine (Market hogs)• 9 a.m. – Grand entry and Judging in speed and game hors ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Liberty Days 5K continues its growth

    MORRIS – Wearing patriotic tutus and American flag costumes, members of Team Red ,White and Blue were some of the most spirited runners at the Liberty ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Power returns for most Morris residents

    MORRIS – Most residents had their power restored by noon Friday, according to Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance District Chief Tracey Steffes.
    July 4, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Police say they have weapon used in killings

    DWIGHT – Police say they have recovered the weapon used in the shooting deaths of two women last month.
    July 4, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • County clerks preparing for Election Day voter sign-ups

    JOLIET – Grundy County Clerk Lana Phillips expects a busier-than-usual Election Day this year.“We ar ...
    July 8, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Jobless rate drops in Grundy County

    MORRIS – May was a good month for the Grundy County workforce as unemployment numbers dropped to their lowest point since 2008, when the recession hit ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • U.S. flag from Morris raised underwater

    Everything seemed to come together perfectly as if it was it meant to be.In mid-May, Scott Belt talk ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Fireworks show delights local residents Rockets’ red glare

    MORRIS – People came from far and wide Thursday night to witness the rockets’ red glare over the Grundy County fairgrounds.
    July 4, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Weather Service: Weak tornado did touch down in Grundy County

    MORRIS – New information released by the National Weather Service confirms there was an EF-0 tornado that touched down in Grundy County north of Morri ...
    July 4, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • Police say they have weapon used in Dwight murders

    DWIGHT – Police say they have recovered the weapon used in the shooting deaths of two women last month.
    July 3, 2014 - 4:59 pm
  • Number of local residents in Grundy County without power dwindling

    MORRIS — According to local ComEd officials, 714 people in the area were still powerless as of Thursday morning.
    July 3, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Measure signed into law regarding school safety

    Aiming to upgrade various protections at local schools, a measure sponsored by state Rep. Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee, recently was signed into law.
    July 2, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Banana Derby kicks off fair events in Grundy County

    MORRIS – About eight years ago, Phil Hendricks noticed his monkey, Gilligan, riding on the back of his dog, George, and he envisioned the world’s firs ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Donations sought for ‘Price-less Day’

    MORRIS – First Christian Church in Morris is holding its 11th annual Price-less Day on July 22. In preparation for the free garage sale, the church is ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Grundy County Fair events schedule announced

    The Grundy County Fair has the following events scheduled: THURSDAY • 8 a.m. — Judging Swine (Breedi ...
    July 3, 2014 - 7:56 am
  • Minooka police station gets box to drop off medications

    MINOOKA – With the closure of Minooka Pharmacy, Grundy County Coroner John Callahan and Minooka Police Chief Justin Meyer have teamed up to have a dep ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Sanders named 2014 Miss Grundy County Fair Queen

    MORRIS – With a wave of the hand and an occasional thumbs-up tiny contestants took the stage just before 6 p.m. after power was restored to the pavili ...
    July 3, 2014 - 7:57 am
  • Food safety stressed after prolonged power outages

    MORRIS – Throwing away food is hard for the Morgan family, who live on the east side of Morris. But ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • City of Morris returning to normal

    MORRIS – Upward of 1,000 Grundy County residents entered their second day without power Wednesday after brutal weather swept across Illinois on Monday ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Caution urged as power comes back on

    MORRIS – As ComEd restores power to Morris, the Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance District has been receiving calls of fires caused by debris on the ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Water safe to consume in Morris

    MORRIS — Residents are safe to consume water as usual, Morris Mayor Richard Kopczick said Wednesday morning.
    July 2, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Weather Service: No tornado in Morris

    MORRIS — No tornadoes were confirmed in Morris. Despite numerous media and weather reports saying a ...
    July 2, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • Storms leave property damage in Wilmington

    It could have been worse.That was the word on the street Tuesday in Wilmington, where wind-swept des ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Local citizens step up to help during severe weather

    MORRIS – With only one week left in his position as Grundy County Housing Authority Resident Council president, Dennis Komnick was able to help his fe ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Hospital offering Diabetes Support Group, baby-sitting course

    Diabetes Support Group meets TuesdayMORRIS – The Diabetes Education Center at Morris Hospital will h ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Extreme heat can be serious health hazard

    On average, more people die from heat-related causes each year than any other weather hazard. Yet many people still don’t take heat dangers seriously.
    July 1, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Morris residents witness electrical fire caused by storm

    MORRIS – When Scott Kerr got home from work Monday night, he knew it was storming – but he didn’t expect what would happen next.
    July 1, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Photo gallery: Storm damage in and around Grundy County

    Monday night's storms caused widespread damage in Morris and elsewhere in and near Grundy County. ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Morris works to clean up after storms

    MORRIS – The two-punch storm that pummeled Grundy County on Monday night left a trail of debris, electrical fires and power outages in its wake.
    July 1, 2014 - 7:18 pm
  • Officials say ComEd hopes to restore majority of power by 11 p.m.

    MORRIS – The two-punch storm that pummeled Grundy County on Monday night left a trail of debris, electrical fires and power outages in its wake.
    July 1, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Reader-submitted photos: Storm hits Grundy County

    Readers sent us photos of the damage caused by the storms that hit the area on June 30. Send your photos to news@morrisdailyherald.com
    July 1, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Authorities holding press conference on storm damage shortly

    MORRIS -- Officials will be holding a press conference in minutes to update the public on the latest in storm damage across Morris and neighboring are ...
    July 2, 2014 - 7:47 am
  • Morris Daily Herald building closed due to power outage

    MORRIS – The Morris Daily Herald building at 1804 N. Division St. will be closed Tuesday due to the power outage caused the Monday night's storms.
    July 2, 2014 - 7:49 am
  • Thousands remain without power after storms

    MORRIS – Thousands of people remained without power Tuesday morning after severe storms and high winds caused widespread damage in Grundy County on Mo ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Morris water quality report available

    MORRIS – The city of Morris Water Department has available upon request the 2013 Consumer Confidence/Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. Copies may ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Mental health first aid training to be offered

    The Grundy County Health Department is offering a course in mental health first aid on July 11 and July 16, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.
    June 30, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • ‘Knee-high’ no longer a Fourth of July standard

    GRUNDY COUNTY – Tom Nugent stood just outside his home, impressed.“I’m looking at a field of corn th ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Street closings for Liberty 5K on Thursday

    MORRIS – The Liberty Run 5K Run/Walk will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in downtown Morris.The fo ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers volunteers honored

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers recently honored 606 volunteers for their dedicated service during the annual volunteer recognition lunc ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Grundy County Fair starts on Wednesday

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Agricultural District Fair is celebrating 110 years of family-centered fun at the Grundy County Fairgrounds this week.
    June 30, 2014 - 8:32 pm
  • Grundy County will assist Minooka in getting bike path

    MINOOKA – Grundy County will contribute $100,000 to the construction of a Minooka bicycle path along McEvilly Road.
    June 30, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • New railroad crossing coming to Coal City

    COAL CITY – A new railroad crossing on Broadway Road in Coal City could congest traffic in the area, if only for 10 minutes per day.
    June 30, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Dwight murder investigation continues

    DWIGHT – The investigation into the shooting death of two women in their home last month remains active.
    June 30, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Law enforcement reminds drivers to be safe over holiday

    GRUNDY COUNTY – The Fourth of July is a time for barbecues and family get-togethers – and unfortunately, increased drunken driving arrests and acciden ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Liberty Days brings families together to celebrate America

    MORRIS – Saturday afternoon was a great day for sitting on the courthouse lawn in Morris and listening to President Abraham Lincoln recite the Gettysb ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Storms cause power outage in Minooka

    Grundy County remains under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. Monday. As of 8:15 p.m. ComEd ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Morris Area Garden Club will meet again July 8

    MORRIS – The Morris Area Garden Club held its annual Flower Show and Raffle on June 21.There were ra ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Marriage licenses issued by Grundy County clerk

    The marriage licenses issued by the Grundy County County clerk June 23 to June 27 were the following:
    June 27, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Sen. Rezin to help with phone bills

    MORRIS – State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, is hosting a free Citizens Utility Board Clinic in July aimed at helping residents save money on their phone ...
    July 8, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Lady Landowner Day planned for July 10

    There are a lot of discussions happening lately about cover crops, using drones with farming and how rain gardens can help groundwater. Do you underst ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • New law improves state licensing program

    The law proposed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to further improve Illinois’ heralded Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program takes effec ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Steampunk genre takes over Coal City library

    COAL CITY – Teens at Coal City Public Library were transported this week to a bygone era – the 19th century to be exact – to celebrate the literary ge ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Recent deaths reflect the hazards of summer fun in the water

    MORRIS – Recent tragedies serve as a warning on just how hazardous summer fun can be when it involves swimming pools, lakes or rivers.
    June 30, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • RTA files another lawsuit to prevent agreements

    MORRIS – The Regional Transportation Authority filed another lawsuit Friday aimed at preventing sales tax arrangements similar to those Morris and Cha ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Doctors, police prepare for fireworks do-it-yourselfers

    Firecrackers and gunshots sound a lot alike. Sometimes they can do the same amount of damage.Unless ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Kinzinger hears from local veterans about benefit concerns

    MORRIS – When asked about his Veteran’s Affairs health benefits, local veteran Bob Messel had this to say – “It’s probably the best care I’ve had in m ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Something for everyone at Liberty Days

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Courthouse lawn was transformed into a child’s paradise Friday afternoon, complete with bounce houses, carnival food, train ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Former Morris resident takes own life while being chased by police

    LASALLE COUNTY – A former Morris man took his life Thursday after trying to escape from police. LaSa ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Cadet graduates from military academy

    MORRIS – Cadet James Francis Kruse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kruse of Duluth, Minnesota, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Walter of Morris, and Mr. ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Children invited to play with ‘Zhen’ the panda

    NEWARK – Attention moms, bring your 15-month-old through preschool-aged children to the Charles B. Phillips Library in Newark for sing and dance with ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Minooka, Grundy County sharing cost of new railroad viaduct

    MINOOKA – The Minooka Village Board has approved an agreement with Grundy County to foot $2 million of the cost to build a new railroad viaduct over R ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Dresden station has improved safety measures for flooding

    MORRIS – Is Dresden Nuclear Station entirely prepared for a major natural flood?It wasn’t last year, ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Wolf and friends visit Morris library

    MORRIS – Porcupines, skunks and wolves, oh my!Children signed up for the summer reading program at M ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • State leaders host senior fair at White Oak School

    MORRIS – Anne Kenney of Minooka tries to attend most senior fairs in the area to get information as well as check her health.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Tea Room serves a higher cause

    MORRIS – Letty Mae’s Tea Room in downtown Morris is known for more than its lunchtime sandwiches and quiche, vintage tea cups and tasty desserts. Its ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Streator Garden Club hosting garden walk Saturday

    STREATOR – The Streator Garden Club has scheduled its second annual garden walk from 10 a.m. to 3  p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the walk are $10 each, w ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Kendall- Grundy Community Action announces summer cooling program

    The Kendall-Grundy Community Action has available limited funds to assist with home summer cooling bills.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Grundy County Board member resigns

    MORRIS – Republican Teryl Lundeen resigned last week from the Grundy County Board due to family, business and personal issues that were not made publi ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Airport will see profit after paying off hangars

    MORRIS – Morris Municipal Airport will profit an additional $79,000 per year beginning in December once it pays off 30 of its aircraft hangars.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Family working to turn tragic death into way to honor son

    MORRIS – A Morris family is trying to turn tragedy into something positive as they works their way through their grief.
    June 26, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Woman missing since Sunday in river has been found

    MORRIS – The body of a woman missing since Sunday in the Illinois River near Morris has been recovered.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • Search resumes for missing woman in river near Morris

    MORRIS – The search has resumed for a female boater who has been missing in the Illinois River since Sunday.
    June 25, 2014 - 2:40 pm
  • Tentative budget approved by Channahon School Board

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon School Board has approved a tentative budget for 2015.Total revenues are e ...
    June 25, 2014 - 7:07 am
  • It’s time to watch out for lightning

    This is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and it comes at a time when Grundy County has seen waves of thunderstorms in recent days.
    June 24, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Liberty Days schedule of events

    The following are some of the events that will be held at this year's Liberty Days. For more information visit www.downtownmorris.com/liberty-days/
    June 27, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Second arrest made in vandalism case

    MORRIS – A second arrest has been made in the case against those whom authorities say are responsible for a number of vandalism incidents in town that ...
    June 24, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Semitrailer and car collide on I-55

    CHANNAHON – One man was injured when a semitrailer and a car collided Tuesday in the construction zone on Interstate 55.
    June 24, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Fallen soldier honored

    ORLAND PARK – Some people walk through life wearing a cloak of fear. Army Private First Class Aaron ...
    June 25, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Grundy County closer to knowing how point of sale will affect area

    MORRIS – Illinois legislators have spoken, and Grundy County is closer to knowing exactly how much supplemental sales tax revenue it could lose from C ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Missing boater in Marseilles found

    MARSEILLES – The remains of the boater who entered the Illinois River in Marseilles to cool off Sunday and went missing have been recovered.
    June 24, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Liberty Days offers new attractions

    MORRIS – Art and history take center stage at this year’s Liberty Days in Morris.New features includ ...
    June 25, 2014 - 7:12 am
  • Channahon Park District hosts Teen Leadership Camp

    CHANNAHON – Area teens are learning what it takes to be a leader during Teen Leadership Camp at Channahon Park District this summer.
    June 24, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Search continues for missing boater near Morris

    MORRIS – Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance District continued the search Tuesday for the 20-year-old female missing after a boat became lodged Sunday ...
    June 24, 2014 - 6:05 pm
  • Missing boater in Marseilles found

    MARSEILLES – The missing boater who entered the river to cool off Sunday and went missing in Marseilles hasve been recovered.
    June 24, 2014 - 6:09 pm
  • Grundy real estate taxes due July 2

    MORRIS – Grundy County real estate taxes are due Wednesday, July 2. Payments may be mailed directly ...
    June 23, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Veterans medical unit will visit Morris on Wednesday

    MORRIS – The Veterans Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) from Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital will continue its visits to Grundy County with the next being in Mor ...
    June 23, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Grundy EMA receives state funding

    MORRIS – State funding for the Grundy County Emergency Management Agency is on par with the local department’s budget.
    June 23, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Officer Watson's conditions approved by Dwight Board

    DWIGHT – The off-duty Dwight police officer involved in a DUI accident in December must fulfill a lengthy list of conditions before his official reins ...
    June 23, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Teens drink nothing but water for a year

    MORRIS – Imagine drinking water as your only beverage for an entire year.Now, imagine a teenager doi ...
    June 23, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Search for missing swimmer in Marseilles in ongoing

    MARSEILLES – Authorities are still searching for a man who jumped into the Illinois River to cool off Sunday, but never made it back to the boat he wa ...
    June 23, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Morris fire district working on fuel spill on Route 47

    MORRIS – A semitrailer rolled over into a ditch Monday morning in the 900 north area of Route 47 south of Morris, reducing traffic to one lane for sev ...
    June 23, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Search called off Monday for missing female in Illinois River

    MORRIS – Recovery efforts were suspended again Monday afternoon, but are set to continue each morning, in the search for a 20-year-old female who went ...
    June 23, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • One remains missing after boat accident in Grundy County

    COAL CITY – Search and rescue teams suspended their search late Sunday night on the Illinois River near Coal City for a missing 20-year-old white fema ...
    June 23, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Search on for person reported missing in river near Morris

    MORRIS – A search is underway for a person reported missing in the Illinois River near Morris. A boa ...
    June 22, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Rezin and Anthony host senior fair on Wednesday

    MORRIS – State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, will host a free senior fair with state Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, aimed at providing screenings and in ...
    June 20, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Learn about ‘Bird Nerds’ at Midewin for Kids

    WILMINGTON – Did you know that Midewin is home to many unique birds that are hard to find in other places?
    June 20, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Rezin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine offering scholarships

    MORRIS – The physicians of Rezin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are excited to announce their 12th annual call for scholarship applicants.
    June 20, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Will-Grundy Medical Clinic’s golf outing to be held June 27

    The Will-Grundy Medical Clinic’s golf outing will be held at 12:30 p.m. June 27 at the Links at Carillon.
    June 20, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • United Way of Grundy County seeking volunteers

    MORRIS – Would you like to impact the lives of others? Do you have a least one free hour per month? Have you always wanted to volunteer and not sure w ...
    June 20, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Wendy's Cruisers hold gathering

    MORRIS – The "Wendy's Cruisers" of Morris invites all those who love antique cars, trucks, motorcycles etc. to come to its social gatherings Monday ni ...
    June 20, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Joliet Slammers to host “Seneca Night”

    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 19. ...
    June 20, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Marriage licenses issued

    Marriage licenses issued by the Grundy County County Clerk June 9 to June 20.• Andrew Weber and Kait ...
    June 20, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Minooka High School board hires firm to find new superintendent

    MINOOKA – A search firm will help Minooka Community High School District 111 find its next superintendent.
    June 20, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Funding for Grundy Mental Health Court being delayed

    MORRIS – Grundy County’s recently approved Mental Health Court program is shelved until next spring due to a delay in funding – disappointing news for ...
    June 20, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Accused Chronister demands jury trial

    MORRIS – A jury will hear the case involving Renae Chronister, the former health department employee who allegedly stole taxpayer money.
    June 20, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Battle of the Bands battles the weather

    MINOOKA – Music wasn’t the only battle at the Minooka Summerfest’s Battle of the Bands Thursday night.
    June 20, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Summer fun to be had in Grundy County

    MORRIS – It’s time to forget about the below zero temperatures, the backbreaking shoveling and the fight to stay warm.
    June 23, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Seneca asks for letters of support for railroad switches

    SENECA – Business owner Michael Ellis isn’t surprised when his employees show up 30 to 40 minutes late for work.
    June 19, 2014 - 8:03 pm
  • Grundy to hire new assessor

    MORRIS – The search to replace Grundy County’s long-time Supervisor of Assessments Dave Henderson may be over.
    July 8, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • No arrests made in Dwight shooting case

    DWIGHT – As family and friends paid their last respects Thursday to two women who were killed last week in their home, authorities have still not rele ...
    June 19, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Local vet: Protect pets from heat

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  • News briefs: Redskins Marching Band holding car wash

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  • Mitch Madness fundraiser June 27

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    June 19, 2014 - 8:14 pm
  • Voter registration available at Minooka Summerfest

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    June 18, 2014 - 9:58 pm
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    June 18, 2014 - 9:58 pm
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    June 19, 2014 - 8:14 pm
  • Morris, Republic negotiate garbage service

    MORRIS – With the upcoming closure of Environtech Landfill, Morris residents could pay slightly more in garbage fees.
    June 18, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Morris District 54 to hire new dean

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    June 18, 2014 - 9:52 pm
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