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  • Saturday the last day to cast early votes

    MORRIS – Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson reminds voters that the last day to cast an early voter ballot for the April 7 Consolidated Election is Saturda ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Gravel-road bike race coming to Morris

    MORRIS – Craig Patnode rode his Nashbar 5000 bicycle through gravel roads and paved streets as a child in Morris.
    March 31, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • County board committee discusses policy for removal of county chairmen

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board's Legislative Committee has been looking over policy to recommend changes to the current policy list.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • 'The Last Words' is presented as a way to give back to Morris community

    MORRIS – An actor’s job is portraying a part with the right emotion and the right body language to be believable. Having a nonspeaking role makes that ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Morris Hospital removes guesswork at its 'Dining with Diabetes Fair and Exhibit'

    MORRIS – Diabetics last week sampled a mini-smorgasbord of healthful, low-carbohydrate restaurant food at Morris Hospital’s “Dining with Diabetes Fair ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Marseilles man arrested in stabbing incident

    STREATOR – A Marseilles man was arrested Saturday after authorities say he stabbed another man in a Streator residence.
    March 31, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Firefighters working on blaze in field in Dwight

    DWIGHT – Patty Jones emerged from her home Tuesday clutching her two cats closely as fire spread from the corn field behind her Dwight mobile home ove ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Serena hopes to be formally elected as Gardner mayor

    GARDNER – Michael Serena of Gardner is now running for the position he was appointed to Feb. 27 after the death of Mayor Tom Wise.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Cox runs again for top Gardner spot

    GARDNER – Gary A. Cox, a former Gardner commissioner, is trying his hand again at running for mayor of Gardner.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Reed looks to turn Gardner around

    GARDNER – Donald E. Reed has never held an elected position but he is seeking to become Gardner’s mayor to help take the village in a new direction.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Three new members join Community Foundation board

    MORRIS – The Community Foundation of Grundy County has elected three community members as new members of its Board of Trustees: Lois Durkin Darlington ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Doggie Easter Egg Hunt sets attendance record

    MORRIS – Temperatures in the low 30s Saturday morning couldn’t put a dent in the attendance of the 11th annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at Goold Park in ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Five running for three, four-year term spots on Minooka grade school board

    MINOOKA – Five candidates are vying for three seats in the Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 Board of Education election April 7.
    March 31, 2015 - 7:46 am
  • USDA extends deadlines

    WASHINGTON, – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agr ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Lisbon Road bridge to close for reconstruction

    MORRIS – Closure of the Lisbon Road bridge for reconstruction has been pushed back about a week, to mid-April, Illinois Department of Transportation c ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • 5 running for Minooka D-111 board seats

    MINOOKA – Five candidates are now competing for three seats on the Minooka Community High School District 111 school board this election.
    March 27, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Meet the candidates night April 1 in Channahon

    CHANNAHON – The Three Rivers Business Alliance and the Channahon Economic Development Corporation will host a “Meet The Candidates” night April 1 for ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • D-201 will get full-day kindergarten

    MINOOKA – Educators and local parents clinched hands and showed nervous faces as they anxiously awaited the decision made Wednesday by the Minooka Com ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Council of Catholic Women honors Dorothy Jenkins CHANNAHON – Dorothy Jenkins of Channahon has been n ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Morris police say goodbye to officers

    MORRIS – Morris police Sgts. Scott Henderson and Gregg Sager are retiring weeks apart, taking with them a combined 54 years of full-time police servic ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • JJC proposes balanced budget for next fiscal year

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College officials say they continue to be fiscally conservative in the college’s latest budget proposal.
    March 26, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Minooka 201 superintendent to retire this school year

    MINOOKA – Superintendent Al Gegenheimer of Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 will retire from the district at the end of this school ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Commission makes no notes on office rezoning

    MORRIS – After much debate, the Morris Planning Commission Wednesday decided to make no recommendation regarding the rezoning of a former chiropractor ...
    March 26, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • A fresh approach to freshman year

    MORRIS – Administration and faculty acknowledge the transition from eighth grade to freshman year is a difficult one for students.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • K-9 Deputy Nitro retires from Grundy County Sheriff's Office

    MORRIS – After a successful eight-year career with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, K-9 Deputy Nitro has retired.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Local schools budgets hurt by lawmakers' short-term budget fix

    MORRIS – Schools stand to lose out under a budget fix emerging from Springfield this week. That fix ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Minooka board approves resolution urging governor to protect local funding

    MINOOKA – Minooka trustees are urging Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly to protect local municipalities’ share of the state income t ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Strandell aims to use engineering knowledge

    MORRIS – Robert K. Strandell believes most politicians are too caught up in representing either the Republican or Democratic parties and opposing each ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Wachowski looks to use management background

    MORRIS – Jeffrey Wachowski, 58, is running for Third Ward Alderman for the second time.A Democratic ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Baron hopes to preserve, improve area

    MORRIS – Zora Baron, a 19-year resident of Morris, said she jumped on the opportunity to run for alderman in the Third Ward as soon as she heard of th ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Dr. John Roth Jr. retires from Morris

    MORRIS – Growing up, Dr. John Roth Jr. knew he would be a doctor like his father. He knew because his grandmother told him so.
    March 24, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Grundy County Board looking at ways to cut budget

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board Chairman David Welter will sit down with department heads and elected officials Wednesday to discuss where the county bud ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Traffic being rerouted from I-80 due to rollover

    MINOOKA – A semi truck has rolled over on Interstate 80 westbound across all lanes of traffic, causing traffic to be rerouted, according to Illinois S ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Raises approved for Channahon District 17 administrators, support staff

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon District 17 School Board has approved raises for district principals, the dean, the finance director and support staff.
    March 24, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Easter egg hunts planned for upcoming weekends

    MORRIS – Gould Park will be covered in paw prints Saturday and children’s footprints April 4 as two annual Easter egg hunts return to Morris.
    March 23, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Wilmington, Braidwood to gain new competing dollar stores

    Wilmington and Braidwood each have a dollar store. Wilmington has a Family Dollar and Braidwood has a Dollar General. But by the end of this year, bot ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • State’s attorney joins law enforcement in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland joined other police chiefs, state’s attorneys and sheriffs in Springfield last week to expr ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Farm bureau, supporters raise more than $30,000

    GARDNER – In a room filled with tables covered in John Deere green and yellow, supporters of the Grundy County Farm Bureau Foundation and the Grundy C ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:31 pm
  • Ambulance district referendum will not be on ballot

    MORRIS – Despite an emergency motion to get a referendum question for a rescue squad district on the April 7 ballot, Grundy County Judge Lance Peterso ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Grundy County names Brantley Harvey the Ag Baby of 2015

    MORRIS – Brantley Harvey was born Wednesday to Thomas Harvey and Christina Rowland, which made him the Grundy County 2015 Ag Baby in honor of National ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Minooka High School makes personnel cuts

    MINOOKA – A standing room-only crowd of students, parents, teachers and other staff gathered Thursday at Minooka Community High School’s school board ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Collecting coins for a cause

    MORRIS – White Oak students collected pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters for a cause during the last two weeks in a coin war that only saw winners.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Hearing on possible medical marijuana business on hold

    MORRIS – A presentation by Greenhouse Group LLC for a medical marijuana dispensary was scheduled to take place next week at the Morris Planning Commis ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Morris faculty boards 'The Energy Bus'

    MORRIS – "The Energy Bus" has traveled through the hallways and offices of Morris Community High School all school year.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • D-54 projections show bottoming out of assessed value declines

    MORRIS – Howard Crouse, senior vice president at PMA Financial Network, discussed this week financial projections with the District 54 School Board.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Minooka High School makes personnel cuts

    MINOOKA – A standing-room only crowd of students, parents, teachers and other staff gathered Thursday at Minooka Community High School’s School Board ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Hail to the Ag baby

    MORRIS – When Thomas Harvey and Christina Rowland of Coal City headed to the Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers to have their baby, they had no idea ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Coal City VFW’s 90th year honored with House bill

    COAL CITY – A House bill honoring the 90th anniversary of Coal City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) St. Juvin Post 1336 was adopted last week.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Morris elementary district discusses non-resident enrollments

    MORRIS – The Morris Elementary School District 54 board discussed Tuesday night non-resident student requests to attend school.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Morris amends, tightens parking rules

    MORRIS – A meeting Monday night of the Street and Alley Committee brought an amendment to Morris parking regulations.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Morris community schools proposing fee-based preschool

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 is partnering with Nettle Creek and Saratoga schools on a possible fee-based preschool under the name Mo ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Nettle Creek signs new contract with McKinney

    MORRIS – Don McKinney, superintendent and principal at Nettle Creek School District 24, signed a new three-year contract after the school board approv ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Kinzinger announces student art competition

    OTTAWA – Congressman Adam Kinzinger’s office is accepting submissions for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.  
    March 18, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Rauner’s proposed budget would cut $3.3 million from Grundy towns

    MORRIS – Mayor Richard Kopczick signed Wednesday morning a letter of objection to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget plans.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Morris schools form agreement for special education busing

    MORRIS – After two years of shared busing between Morris Elementary District 54, Saratoga Community School District 60C and Morris Community High Scho ...
    March 18, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • YMCA JETS swim team to expand into Morris

    MORRIS – Children ages 6 to 18 will soon have the opportunity to join a competitive swim team in Morris, as the Joliet YMCA JETS expand to an untapped ...
    March 18, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • 2 arrested, 2 more wanted for Morris residential burglaries

    MORRIS – Two of the four individuals believed to be behind nine Morris residential burglaries have been arrested.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • 'Mary Poppins' to be performed at Minooka High School

    MINOOKA – The cast and crew of this week’s performance of “Mary Poppins” at Minooka Community High School is more than a bit excited about doing this ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Saratoga school shares lot, upgrade plans

    MORRIS – Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60C has many plans for construction and refurbishing in the near future.
    March 17, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Morris names Funk Officer of the Year

    MORRIS – Officer Patrick Funk thought he wanted to be a high school gym teacher and football coach – until he went for a ride along with his uncle, a ...
    March 18, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • A note to our readers from the General Manager

    Since arriving in Morris in 2012, there’s one request I’ve constantly heard: Bring back the Monday print edition.
    March 17, 2015 - 7:28 pm
  • 20 percent of Grundy claim Irish heritage

    MORRIS – We may be a long way from Ireland, but it appears numerous Grundy County residents have family roots connecting them to the Irish land.
    March 17, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Channahon approves cupcake law

    CHANNAHON – Channahon residents wanting to operate a bakery or other food operation out of their homes may now do so legally.
    March 17, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Minooka considers educator cuts

    MINOOKA – To address an increasing deficit in Minooka Community High School District 111’s budget, the school board is set to consider Thursday cuts i ...
    March 17, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Diamond offering water, sewer line insurance

    DIAMOND – The Diamond Village Board last week discussed and approved offering a low-cost service plan for residents that would cover the water and sew ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • County administrator position now posted

    MORRIS – After months of discussion, the job position for Grundy County Administrator was posted Monday.
    March 16, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Local organizations donate to Morris police

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department recently received two separate donations from local organizations.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Hundreds take the plunge for Special Olympics

    JOLIET – The weather wasn’t exactly “polar” Saturday afternoon, but the water at Leisure Lake Resort in Joliet was plenty cold enough for more than 30 ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Area companies on display at Earth Expo

    MORRIS – A traveling reptile show, service dogs, science experiments, 4-H clubs, and numerous business exhibits were among the highlights at the Earth ...
    March 16, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Morris council to discuss Osaka Spa business license

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council is set to consider Monday whether to take action against the business license of Osaka Spa after its owner pleaded gu ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Grundy County, townships plan on rebuilding four bridges

    MORRIS – Grundy County is looking at four bridge rebuilds this year after one became a danger and was closed last year, and another is showing serious ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Wolf confirmed in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Tests have confirmed the wolf-like animal found dead along a roadside last month is indeed a gray wolf.
    March 13, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Morris High School student scores perfect ACT score

    MORRIS – Brian and Mary Gile of Morris knew their daughter was a smart kid at age 2 or 3. Bridget Gi ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • GEDC and Chamber recognize business and organizations

    MINOOKA – More than 240 investors, business and municipal leaders, and guests were in attendance Wednesday at Chapin’s East Banquets in Minooka for th ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Grundy County Democrats have new chairman

    MORRIS – Dick Joyce of Coal City has been named chairman of the Grundy County Democratic Central Committee, replacing Mike Clemmons.
    March 12, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • County, Minooka, Morris to develop Brisbin Road

    MORRIS – Grundy County is working with Minooka and Morris to create a pre-annexation agreement to allow the county to move forward with the Brisbin Co ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Seneca high school peforms musical this weekend

    SENECA – Audiences present Friday and Saturday at the Seneca Township High School auditorium can hop in a time machine back to the Roaring ‘20s for a ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Brothers Country Supply recognized

    MINOOKA – Brothers David and John Bankowski started their business selling horse products to farms and stables in the Ottawa area with no store front. ...
    March 12, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Benefit to be held for Morris man Saturday

    MORRIS – The community is invited to give back to a man who has bestowed much to the community. Fami ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Medical marijuana company looking to open dispensary in Morris

    MORRIS – The company issued a license by the state to open a medical marijuana dispensary unit in Grundy or Kendall counties is looking to open shop i ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Earth Expo in Morris will be held Saturday

    MORRIS – The 24th annual Grundy County Earth Expo returns to Saratoga Elementary School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    March 12, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • Grundy County to purchase new software for flyovers

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Land Use and Assessor will be splitting the cost of new software that will enable both offices to view changes to land parc ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:54 am
  • Metal stamping mastered

    MINOOKA – Lee and Kathy Hutchinson started their metal stamping business in 1983 in Shorewood, where they operated until it was time to grow their bus ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • English teacher adds reading specialist to duties

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School board has approved the assignment of Amy Carr as a part-time reading specialist for the 2015-16 school year.
    March 11, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • A different perspective

    MORRIS – Every time Kori Beck of Morris attends a mission trip she enjoys giving to those in need, but she also grows as a person.
    March 12, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Work to start on Blodgett Road in Channahon at I-55 for bridge work

    CHANNAHON – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that work on the Blodgett Road over Interstate 55 Bridge and Blodgett Road over Grant ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Morris high school assistant principal contract renewed; will be future AD

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School board approved Monday a one-year contract Monday for Assistant Principal Jeff Johnson.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Grundy County Personnel Committee hires new IT director

    MORRIS – Less than a month after the Grundy County Personnel Committee approved the final job description for a new IT director, the search is over.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • We Care's new location allows for growth

    MORRIS – Imagine moving into a new home six times the size of your last home, as well as all the possibilities and responsibilities that come with the ...
    March 11, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Grundy committee decides on temporary solution for Gardner well

    MORRIS – Cara Anderson told the Grundy County Board’s Finance Committee on Monday night that an abandoned well is improperly sealed on property owned ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • House adopts resolution honoring late Morris Firefighter James Allen

    MORRIS – The house bill designating a portion of Route 47 in memory of late Morris firefighter James Allen has been adopted and is moving on to the Se ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Informational meeting to be held on pipeline project to go through Grundy County

    KANKAKEE – The public is welcome to attend a pre-construction informational meeting for a pipeline project that will cross through Grundy and Will cou ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Committee approves Grundy County administrator position salary increase

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Finance Committee voted 6 to 0, with Chairman John Galloway absent, to extend the administrator salary up to $100,000 as me ...
    March 9, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • MCHS Principal Kelly Hussey receives new four-year contract

    MORRIS – Currently in his 34th year at Morris Community High School, Principal Kelly Hussey has been given a new contract that will carry him to his r ...
    March 9, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Coal City high school brings 'Beauty and the Beast' to life

    COAL CITY – As the stage lights start to come up at the Coal City High School auditorium, smoke fills the air and viewers are taken to a village that ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Coal City schools registration fees to increase

    COAL CITY – Some school fees are increasing for Coal City Community Unit School District 1 for the 2015-16 school year.
    March 9, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Morris fire department handles Lazy Acres fire

    MORRIS – Firefighters extinguished a structure fire Sunday evening at Lazy Acres Recreation Club on Gun Club Road in Morris.
    March 9, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Community colleges satisfied with Rauner's budget proposal

    JOLIET – Community college leaders support Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget proposal, since they say it will support institutions they call the economic dri ...
    March 9, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Channahon trims budget at weekend workshop

    CHANNAHON – It took only two hours for Channahon staff, trustees and the mayor to save the village almost half a million dollars during a Saturday mor ...
    March 9, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Rollover accidents on westbound I-80

    MORRIS – Two rollover crashes occurred in recent days on Interstate 80 near the 111 mile marker in Morris.
    March 9, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Grundy County will form committee to continue life skills house discussion

    MORRIS – Neal Sandburg, executive director of the Grundy County Special Education Cooperative, met with the Facilities/Law & Justice Committee Thursda ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Quilt Guild ‘not just for quilting’

    MORRIS – For the past 24 years, Mary Shoudis of Morris has been quilting, a hobby she didn’t have before joining the Pieces From the Heart Quilt Guild ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Garbage pick up halted in Erienna and Wauponsee townships

    Beginning Monday, residents living on weight-restricted roads in Erienna and Wauponsee townships will have their regular waste and recycling pickup ha ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Minooka high school board approves more bleacher work

    MINOOKA – Rather than remodeling only the floors of Minooka Community High School’s stadium grandstand bleachers, as approved at the February school b ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Gardner families evacuated because of gas leak Thursday night

    GARDNER – Emergency personnel evacuated 28 adults, children, infants and family pets late Thursday night from an apartment complex in Gardner after Ni ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Grundy officials provide severe weather tips

    MORRIS – With temperatures expected to reach the 50s next week, Joe Schroeder is advising county residents to prepare for the dangers of spring weathe ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Premier Academy students show off art

    MORRIS – Thursday night was the culmination of months of dedication from Premier Academy students at the school’s first art show, held at Whimsy Fancy ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Morris listed as one of 10 best cities to retire to in Illinois

    MORRIS – Good schools, a great church, and a rural setting are what brought Tim Beshoar and his family to Morris many years ago. And those same amenit ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Attorney General says no criminal acts occurred with cash payments

    MORRIS – The Illinois Attorney General's office found there is no basis for criminal charges against the Grundy County Sheriff's Department regarding ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • President Cook gives last State of the Village address

    CHANNAHON – Village President Joe Cook’s 12th and last State of the Village address Wednesday was an emotional one, consisting not only of a recitatio ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Morris student performs well on mock trial team

    MORRIS – Later this month, Joel Heilmann of Morris will be closing attorney for the plaintiff in a wrongful death case.
    March 5, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Grundy County holding off on participating in life skills house project

    MORRIS – The county has decided to hold off on a special education life skills house proposed to be constructed on county property.
    March 4, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Coal City officials still asking Grundy County for liability insurance

    COAL CITY – Discussions continue with Grundy County and Coal City officials regarding liability issues when it comes to Coal City police backing up th ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Tuesday last day to register for April 7 election

    MORRIS – Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson reminds voters the deadline to register to vote for the April 7 consolidated election is Tuesday.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Premier Academy hosts art show

    MORRIS – Premier Academy is hosting an Art Showing from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Whimsy in downtown Morris.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Dwight looking to build new $4.1 million pool

    DWIGHT – The village of Dwight is looking at ways to finance a new city pool to replace the current Stevenson Pool, which is almost 40 years old. Vill ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Road 2 Reality highlights distracted driving

    MORRIS – Parents and high school students gazed at a destroyed SUV surrounded by firemen and beaming fire truck lights for over five minutes as the cr ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Minooka school district students have Ag in Classroom

    SHOREWOOD – As the classroom lights went out and the black light came to life, fourth-grade students at Walnut Trails Elementary School in Shorewood s ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Channahon could consider cupcake law

    CHANNAHON – Village trustees may consider a version of the same “cupcake law” approved last fall by Joliet.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Illinois State Police issue winter travel advisory

    JOLIET – Illinois State Police District 5 is reminding motorists of potentially dangerous road conditions today.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Morris approves lot, plat split

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council approved an ordinance in a unanimous vote Monday night for a minor subdivision plat and lot split for property owned ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Morris high school staff beat Morris police in charity game

    MORRIS – Although The Fuzz scored the first points of the basketball game – a 3-point shot – and had the lead at halftime, with 24 points to the Facul ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Anthony proposes bill to combat heroin

    SPRINGFIELD – A 240-page, bipartisan, $25 million bill sponsored by House Democratic Deputy Majority Leader Louis Lang, D-Skokie, and state Rep. John ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • We Care moves to new, larger Morris location

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County has officially moved into its new location, where more space will allow the organization to add a clothes closet to ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Grundy Chamber Family Fest showcases local services

    CHANNAHON – Sitting for an acupuncture treatment was probably the last thing Morris resident Kelly Petry had on her mind when she attended Family Fest ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:56 pm