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  • 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.
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 9:33 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.
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 9:25 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 3, 2015 - 9:15 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 3, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Channahon could consider cupcake law

    CHANNAHON – Village trustees may consider a version of the same “cupcake law” approved last fall by Joliet.
    UPDATED: 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
  • Crime Stoppers

    Crime Stoppers seeks information on incidents• A residential burglary that happened Jan. 28 in the 6 ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Gardner Fire District to get advance on TIF funds

    GARDNER – The village of Gardner voted Friday night in a special board meeting to advance $90,000 in tax increment finance funds to the Gardner Fire P ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • Seneca native leads country trio up independent charts

    MORRIS – With a sultry, raw, emotional voice, Jonelle Marie has led the River Road Trio up to the No. 5 spot on the Country Independent charts with th ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:32 pm
  • Gardner board appoints Mike Serena as mayor

    GARDNER – The Village of Gardner voted 3-0 Friday to appoint Commissioner Mike Serena to mayor, with Serena abstaining. The position opened when Mayor ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:36 pm
  • Grade school hosts science fair

    SENECA – Students of Seneca Grade School’s South Campus held their Science Fair on Feb. 20. After mo ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:43 pm
  • MVK students participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week

    MAZON – Random Acts of Kindness Week was recently celebrated by students at Mazon-Verona-Kinsman Middle School in Mazon.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:47 pm
  • Deadline extended for farmers to update information

    A one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Covera ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Agreement lets Coal City pay for animal control as-needed

    MORRIS – Grundy County Animal Control and the village of Coal City have entered into a new and unprecedented animal control contract.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:40 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    District 54 to host annual kindergarten assessment MORRIS – Morris Elementary District 54 will be ho ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Morris Theatre Guild play begins this weekend

    MORRIS – Bill Griffith and Karianne Dugard of Plainfield are engaged in real life, but on the stage at Morris Theatre Guild they are portraying Paul a ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Annual Faculty vs. The Fuzz game set for Saturday

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School faculty has better chances than ever to take home bragging rights from the Morris police during the annual ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • JJC introduces new program for industrial and energy careers

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College unveiled a new degree program Thursday that will train students to enter local industrial and energy jobs, professions ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Grundy students put science knowledge on display in chemist challenge

    SENECA – Megha Maroney, a Minooka Junior High School eighth-grader, took top honors in the Grundy County division of the "You Be The Chemist Challenge ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 9:40 am
  • Seneca High School recognizes four students of the month

    SENECA – The following students were selected by Seneca Township High School teachers and staff as the January 2015 students of the month:
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Minooka students given Director Awards

    MINOOKA – Four Minooka Community High School students taking classes at the Grundy Area Vocational Center (GAVC) were recently presented with Director ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Adair retains Morris clerk position, implementing new plans

    MORRIS – Carol Adair has lofty goals for the office of Morris city clerk now that she won her first election Tuesday night.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Congressman Adam Kinzinger meets with Agriculture Advisory Committee

    OTTAWA – Congressman Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, met with the Agriculture Advisory Committee Thursday at Ottawa City Hall to discuss policy issues wh ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Eighth-grade Career Fair to be held in Morris

    MORRIS – Eighth grade is not too soon for students to be thinking about what they might like to do with their lives. Whether they plan on college or a ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • TNT Dance Studio in Morris succeeds at competition

    MORRIS – TNT Dance Studio walked away with the Highest Scoring Studio Award at a competition in Davenport, Iowa, earlier this month.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • New Morris alderman plans to hit the ground running

    MORRIS – The 2nd Ward will soon have a new alderman on the Morris city council after Tuesday night's election where write-in candidate Doug Hayse edge ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Coal City library hosts presentation on mobile websites for business

    COAL CITY – The Coal City Public Library District will sponsor a seminar on mobile websites for businesses at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Minooka sees decrease in reported crime

    MINOOKA – Minooka police saw a reduction in all but one category of criminal offenses reported into the Uniform Crime Reporting program, Police Chief ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Morris aldermanic race runs close

    MORRIS – The race for 2nd Ward Alderman was a close one Tuesday night, but according to unofficial results the ward appears to have a new alderman.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Morris high school student named National Merit finalist

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School senior Bridget Gile has been chosen as a finalist in the 2015 competition for the National Merit Scholarships. 
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Incumbent clerk Adair keeps her position

    MORRIS – Carol Adair won her first election Tuesday night, keeping her seat as the Morris city clerk.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Channahon schools to receive technology upgrade

    CHANNAHON – Channahon School District 17’s four grade schools will receive extensive technology upgrades this summer, making it easier for students an ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • Dresden helps prevent ice damage to homes on Kankakee River

    MORRIS – As cold temperatures grip the area, warm water from Dresden Generating Station’s cooling pond is helping to prevent ice-related damage to hom ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • Possible wolf found in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Morris veterinarian David Bainbridge examined this past weekend what appears to be a dead female gray timber wolf.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 8:15 pm
  • Channahon schools to see tech upgrades

    CHANNAHON – Channahon District 17’s four grade schools will receive extensive technology upgrades this summer, making it easier for students and teach ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Landowners group appeals ICC approval of Clean Line project

    OTTAWA – A group representing landowners affected by the proposed Rock Island Clean Line project in Illinois has appealed an Illinois Commerce Commiss ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Common Core forum brings out parents and educators

    MINOOKA – Several residents of the 75th District attended a legislative event discussing common core in schools by state Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfie ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • First Prom Expo provides safety information and prom essentials

    MORRIS – Macy Hively, a senior at Morris Community High School, was aware of abuse in teenage relationships, but learned Saturday that many in those r ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • First United Methodist Church of Morris spreads awareness of world hunger

    MORRIS – For one third of the world’s people, a meal of rice and dirty water may be the day’s only ration.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Grundy County Prom Expo offers information, assistance (with video)

    MORRIS - With tears nearly running down her cheeks, Coal City High School senior Abigayl Taylor tried on jewelry to match the flowing red prom gown sh ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Grundy County indictments announced

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced Wednesday that a grand jury returned the following indictments, according to a news re ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • IDOT offers safety tips for traveling in winter conditions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a winter storm is expected to produce measurable snowfall and freezing rain in ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Grundy emergency planning committee receives IEMA grant

    MORRIS – An annual grant issued by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency ensures Grundy County can continue expanding its hazmat safety programs.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Four running in Morris primary election

    MORRIS – In Tuesday’s primary election for the city of Morris, four Republican candidates will face off for two offices. The 2nd Ward has two familiar ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Ottawa’s ‘Penguin Plunge’ raises over $96,000

    MORRIS DAILY HERALDOTTAWA – Heritage Harbor Ottawa, a marina resort community is proud to announce i ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Workshop tackles identity theft

    MORRIS – Even though University of Illinois Extension educator Sasha Grabenstetter has both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in personal fina ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Nicor: Beware of carbon monoxide

    As temperatures plummet, Nicor Gas reminds customers of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning when using home heating appliances.  
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Seneca Spay It Forward has upcoming fundraisers

    SENECA – Spay It Forward, the nonprofit organization that serves Grundy and LaSalle counties, spends $800 to $1,200 every month transporting feral and ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Sheriff offers hunter safety education classes

    MORRIS – Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan’s office will be hosting an Illinois Department of Natural Resources hunter safety education course.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Grundy County employees satisfied with insurance change

    By HEIDI LITCHFIELDhlitchfield@shawmedia.comMORRIS – Grundy County Personnel Committee Chairwoman Vi ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Immaculate Conception School wedding teaches students rules Q and U

    MORRIS – At a wedding held at Immaculate Conception School, quarterbacks and queens walked down the aisle instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen, follow ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Seneca Spay It Forward helps feral cat problem in Grundy, LaSalle counties

    MORRIS – A beautiful yellow tabby cat, which came to be known as Sardine, started hanging out last October on Anja and Ken Carlson’s porch in Morris.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Weather-related closings

    The following school districts have announced they will be closed Thursday due to the expected extremely cold temperatures.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Lisbon student wins spelling bee

    Lisbon Grade School seventh-grader Eliza Johnson won the Lisbon Spelling Bee on Jan. 31. She will advance to the District Contest Feb. 28. Brandon Cou ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Coal City school will launch Kickstarter for new park

    COAL CITY – Coal City student Juliana Gomien loves swinging across monkey bars, climbing up slides and gliding on swings as much as the next fifth-gra ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Morris Elementary School District to purchase board agenda program

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 is purchasing a web-based program to streamline agenda packets used by the school board.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Lawmakers, local agencies react to governor’s budget address

    SPRINGFIELD – Area lawmakers had mixed reactions to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts – which he called the state’s “last, best chance to get o ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Local parishioners observe Ash Wednesday

    MORRIS – Parishioners filled Immaculate Conception Church on Wednesday to hear the words of the Rev. Ed Howe as he discussed the true meaning of Ash W ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Morris police union supports Julian Houston in election

    MORRIS – The Morris police union has announced its endorsement of Alderman Julian Houston for re-election.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Morris Hospital sponsors mobile food pantry

    GARDNER – About 155 area families took part in the mobile food pantry sponsored by Morris Hospital at the Gardner American Legion on Feb. 10.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Knights of Columbus Free Throw ContestMORRIS – The DuPontaris Council of the Knights of Columbus wil ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Hospital allergist to speak at Family Fest

    MORRIS – Dr. Hetal Amin, an allergist with Morris Hospital, is scheduled to speak at a free program during the Grundy County Chamber’s Family Fest at ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Channahon will use firm to help attract retail

    CHANNAHON – The village of Channahon will work with a national advisory firm to help bring retail business to the community.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Nettle Creek no longer considering combined classrooms

    MORRIS – At least for the immediate future, Nettle Creek School will not be combining grades into one classroom next year.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Morris welcomes new arts festival

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council heard more details and approved street closings to accommodate the city’s new arts festival in June.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Paczki pastries prove profitable

    MORRIS – Fat Tuesday offers a day of indulgence as area residents partake in the traditional Polish pastries paczki.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • Local D.A.R. chapter awards essay winners

    MORRIS  – The words “past” and “future” hold different meanings for different people, with age playing a big part in how they are respectively defined ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Annual safety brochures in mail for those within 10 miles of nuclear facilities

    MORRIS – Exelon Generation mailed nearly 100,000 public information emergency planning brochures to residents and businesses within 10 miles of its Br ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Coroner’s office to digitize old records

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Coroner’s Office is doing its part to try and preserve local history. The coroner’s office’s death investigation documents, ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Whiteout conditions cause I-55 crash Saturday

    MORRIS – Gardner Fire Chief Terry Jensen said Monday the multi-vehicle collision Saturday morning on southbound Interstate 55 near Gardner escalated q ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Morris colorguard performs in additional circuit

    MORRIS – When Laurel Harper joined the Morris Community High School Color Guard as a freshman, she had no idea she’d compete with the winter guard tea ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Multiple-vehicle crash on I-55 still under investigation

    GARDNER — Heading south on Interstate 55 near Gardner on Saturday morning, 26-year-old Anthony Do looked out his passenger-side window to see a semitr ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 6:28 pm
  • I-55 near Gardner closed due to crash with reported 20-plus vehicles

    GARDNER — A multi-vehicle crash has shut down both southbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Gardner.Th ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Recent Grundy County indictments

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced the grand jury recently returned the following indictments, according to a news releas ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Cupids visit downtown Morris

    MORRIS – Nothing quite warms the heart like hearing “I love you” from your sweetheart.A handful of p ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Home is where the heart is

    ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Rezin to take lead on energy issues at Illinois Statehouse

    MORRIS – Understanding the importance of the energy industry in Illinois, state Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, is taking a leading role in the 99th General ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • County and transit system looking at combined building for bus and document storage

    MORRIS – A new bus barn could be the answer to storage issues for several Grundy County offices needing a more secure space to house county documents.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • New Gardner Village Clerk completes first week on job

    By CHRISTINA CHAPMAN-VAN YPERENcchapman@shawmedia.comGARDNER – After just a week of officially being ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Grundy County approves IT Director job description, search to begin

    MORRIS – The final job description and salary for an IT director has been approved for the county. The Grundy County Personnel Committee met Thursday ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Morris Hospital cardiologist speaks on heart attack

    MORRIS – This year, more than 720,000 Americans will have a heart attack. Knowing the warning signs and symptoms is key to preventing death. Join int ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Grundy County libraries receive state grant funding

    MORRIS – Local libraries will invest in technology improvements thanks to grant funding awarded by the state.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Corps sets meeting on Marseilles Dam repairs

    MARSEILLES – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will host a public meeting Feb. 24 at the Marseilles Fire Station to discuss ongo ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Correction

    In the article, “Child care providers plead for funding fix” that was on page 8 of the Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, edition of Morris Daily Herald, a sent ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Grundy Housing Authority to receive federal money for construction

    MORRIS – Grundy County’s housing agency will receive more than $75,000 in federal money for construction and renovations, the U.S. Department of Housi ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Grundy County Mental Health Court will receive funding

    MORRIS – After a nearly yearlong battle for funding, the Grundy County Mental Health Court is up and running.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • HUD allocates housing money to Joliet and Grundy County

    Local housing agencies will receive nearly $1.8 million in federal money for construction and renovations, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban De ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Cancer support group to meet at Morris Hospital

    MORRIS – The Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital is hosting the Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer support group from 2 to ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Grundy County board approves rezoning despite objections

    MORRIS – Despite objections from neighbors, property owned by Chris and Stacey Hutchcraft in rural Morris has been rezoned by the Grundy County Board. ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Seneca’s sixth grade tours the world at annual Geography Fair

    SENECA – From pita bread and churros to kringla and schnitzel, Seneca Grade School’s sixth-grade class had a plethora of treats for sampling at their ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Recent Grundy County felony dispositions announced

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland released the following felony dispositions. The State’s Attorney’s Office often reaches plea agr ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Grundy County Board fails to hold required hearing

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board neglected to hold a truth in taxation hearing when members passed the levy for fiscal 2015 on Dec. 9, which could pot ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Morris child care providers plead with lawmakers for funding solution

    MORRIS – Stephanie Spanbauer, owner of Step-By-Step Child Care Center in Morris, fears what could happen to her business and the families she serves i ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • GEDC, Grundy Chamber to hold awards dinner in Minooka

    MORRIS – Many Grundy County businesses, leaders and organizations work daily to grow the community in ways local residents may not always recognize.
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Grundy residents learn to spot trouble in the skies

    MORRIS – The National Weather Service depends on trained spotters to verify developing weather conditions identified by radar and also to report dange ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Godley Park District awarded an OSLAD Grant

    GODLEY – The Godley Park District has been awarded its first OSLAD grant in the amount of $400,000.T ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Foodie 5K race expanding to three locations for 2015

    The Foodie 5K presented by Meijer that benefits the Northern Illinois Food Bank is expanding to three locations, including at the Chicagoland Speedway ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Grundy County SWCD tree and fish sales coming up

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Soil & Water Conservation District is holding its semiannual tree and fish sales.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Grundy County to contract human resources assistant

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Board approved Tuesday a resolution to hire an independent contractor to provide assistance to the new human resources dire ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Felony dispositions for Grundy County

    MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland recently released the following felony dispositions.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Grundy County nurse an empowering champion

    MORRIS – Phylicia Malone of Plainfield has always loved helping people.The little sister of a person ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Morris High School seeks reading specialist

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School Board has agreed to hire a certified reading specialist to work with teachers and students.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Morris High School asks parents to take survey

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School has joined the third statewide 5 Essentials survey to learn what students, staff and the community think about t ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Crete, Sauk Village open houses held for Enbridge pipeline project

    CRETE – Open houses will be held next week on the pre-construction phase of a pipeline that will run through Grundy and Will counties.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Channahon discusses housing rule changes

    CHANNAHON – By all indications, the housing market is beginning to make strides again after a long recession, and Channahon trustees and commissioners ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • GCSWCD to hold open house, annual meeting

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Soil & Water Conservation District’s open house and 68th annual meeting will be Feb. 23 at the district’s office, 3605 N. S ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Taking genetic testing to the next level

    JOLIET – Dr. Nafisa Burhani, with Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates in Joliet and Morris, said doctors have known about cancer genes for some time ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Gardner mayor had 'Gardner in his heart'

    GARDNER – Gardner Mayor Tom Wise lived to help others and loved the village of Gardner that he called home, according to his family and friends.
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Judge denies review of electoral board decision for Gardner case

    GARDNER – A judge has denied the judicial review of a Grundy County Electoral Board decision, leaving Todd Perkins on the April 7 ballot for Gardner F ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Morris Dist. 54 climate has improved, according to staff survey

    MORRIS – Recent survey results suggest the overall work climate of Morris Elementary School District 54 has improved, officials said.
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Investigation determines Coal City Marine’s fatal fall was accidental

    POINT, N.C. – The Marines’ investigation into Lance Cpl. Steven Hancock’s death has been determined as accidental.
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Gardner student was honoray coach at Jaguar game

    JOLIET – Like all sports teams, the Joliet Jaguars and Rockford Hockey Club can be fierce rivals on the ice.
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • Will-Grundy Medical Clinic offers diabetes prevention program

    JOLIET — The Will-Grundy Medical Clinic will help people make changes in their lives to prevent diabetes. 
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Morris Prom Style Show has another successful year

    MORRIS – Sunday’s Family Career and Community Leader of America Prom Style Show was a mixture of stand-up comedy, skits and song and dance, but the hi ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Friends mourn passing of Gardner Mayor Tom Wise

    MORRIS – Gardner Mayor Tom Wise, 68, died at a facility in Hinsdale on Sunday, according to commissioner Dick Hileman.
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Hospice class to focus on ‘Coping with Loss’

    MORRIS – Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice “Coping With Loss” class, a prerequisite of becoming a Hospice volunteer, is a series of 10 class sessions ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Coal City school district taking closer look at bus sytem

    COAL CITY – Coal City school district officials are looking at several ways to make the bus system more cost-effective.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • LaSalle Generating Station under refueling outage

    MARSEILLES – More than 2,000 workers arrived Monday at LaSalle County Generating Station to work on the Unit 2 refueling outage.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • CERT training being offered in Coal City

    COAL CITY – The Community Emergency Response Team Program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skill ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • Morris Prom Style Show will be Sunday

    MORRIS – Sunday is the annual FCCLA Prom Style Show at Morris Community High School, where teens and their parents go to see the latest fashions for t ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • Morris Hospital fills We Care pantry

    MORRIS – On Jan. 30, Morris Hospital donated $750 to help We Care of Grundy County obtain 5,526 pounds of food from Northern Illinois Food Bank and pr ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • Minooka ranked 4th in Best Cities for Young Families list

    MINOOKA – Josh and Sarah Schroeder were looking for a new place to live about two years ago that would be close to family and provide the best environ ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 6:04 pm
  • White Oak reaches new record for Jump Rope for Heart

    MORRIS – White Oak Elementary School students got to skip class Friday to spend time jumping rope for the American Heart Association.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 6:05 pm
  • Morris police participate in ‘Below 100’ program

    MORRIS – The Morris Police Department has joined a mission spreading through the nation called “Below 100.”
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 5:46 pm
  • Minooka School board approves bleachers remodeling project

    MINOOKA – Following an insurance company inspection that found safety deficiencies in Minooka Community High School’s grandstand bleachers, the School ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Coal City school district considers referendum

    COAL CITY – Coal City school board members discussed Wednesday how to prepare for potential long-term financial difficulties due to state and local fi ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Animal control ventilation issues continue

    MORRIS – Grundy County Animal Control officials are getting frustrated by problems with the ventilation system in the building, and the company that i ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Thursday was last day for write-in candidates to file for April election

    MORRIS – Thursday was the last day for write-in candidates to file for the April 7 election.The foll ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • A challenge they enjoy: Band leader with Morris ties plays with guest, substitute musicians

    MOKENA – Jeff Rutter is a frequent substitute or addition to the local band Acoustic Avenue. Rutter ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Illinois Senate passes minimum wage hike

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate voted on Thursday to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $11 per hour by 2019, according to a news release from Sen ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Minooka schools receive natural resources grant

    MINOOKA – Monarch butterflies may be losing habitat throughout North America, but come this spring, the insects can rest their wings in Minooka Interm ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Gotta Do It

    Writers group to meet at Morris library  MORRIS – Calling all writers! The Morris Area Public Librar ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Anthony tapped for ag, education, energy and special needs committees

    SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, has been assigned to several committees for the 99th General Assembly.
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Girl wants to provide for orphange from which her sister is adopted

    MORRIS – When Steve and Tina Rain went to Africa to adopt their daughter, Alayah, they had no idea the impact it would have on their oldest daughter, ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • Grundy officials favor Rauner's plan, look forward to specifics

    MORRIS – State, county and local officials said the plan Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined in his State of the State address Wednesday is bold and comprehens ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 6:42 pm
  • Morris police believe burglary suspects may live in Will County

    MORRIS – Police are still searching for four people of interest authorities believe are connected to a number of recent residential burglaries in Morr ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Morris Hospital, YMCA host heart discussion

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers and the Morris Community YMCA will offer a free community health education program focusing on heart hea ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Verona native publishes children's book

    VERONA — After publishing her first book, local children’s author Julie Stroebel Barichello feared the critical reception from two important readers – ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Minooka and Gardner companies not given medical marijuana licenses

    SPRINGFIELD – Four companies were awarded licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana in Will County, also servicing Grundy County, according to an an ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • New Morris CYC director plans on involving community

    MORRIS – Caleb and Rebecca Mercado still are getting to know the Morris community.Rebecca spent a da ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Peace Lutheran in Morris raises more than $1,000 for We Care

    MORRIS – Peace Lutheran Church in Morris broke a record Saturday night, raising an unprecedented $1,044 at its annual Trivia Night – Souper Bowl of Ca ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Morris police release information on suspects

    MORRIS – Morris police have linked four suspects to some of the burglaries that have occurred recently in the Morris area.
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Mazon working on TIF District

    MAZON – Mazon village officials drew inspiration from Morris for a new tax increment financing, or TIF, district covering about half the village.
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Site ranks Channahon among Illinois' most family friendly towns

    CHANNAHON – Trustees are expected to vote Feb. 6 on an agreement between Channahon and a developer to build a Thornton's gas station.
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:48 pm