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  • Joliet Junior College hosts film festival today

    JOLIET – Gisele Atterberry, professor of fine arts at Joliet Junior College, said she loves blockbuster movies, but small independent – and often over ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Annual growth conference focuses on future jobs

    MORRIS – Grundy County’s manufacturing, agriculture, logistics and health care industries are projected to expand in coming years, remaining the promi ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Hospitals, health departments prepare for Ebola

    Local hospitals and health organizations in Grundy and Will counties are preparing – just in case – for an outbreak of Ebola through a series of measu ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Dance school, special needs group team up for dance class

    MORRIS – Allie Armstrong just wants to dance.Armstrong, a 15-year-old student at Coal City High Scho ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • White Oak holds Clothesline Across Campus event Friday

    MORRIS – Rows of shirts, pants and other clothing items hung on a rope that covered part of a field Friday in front of White Oak Elementary School.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Minooka school board approves price change

    MINOOKA – Driver’s education fees have increased by $50 at Minooka Community High School.The action ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Flu clinics offered in county next week

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department will be holding a series of flu clinics starting next week.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Morris High School powderpuff games cut short due to conditions

    MORRIS – Homecoming week’s Powder Puff game at Morris Community High School Wednesday night was cut short because of the conditions of the field, but ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Harlem Wizards will play District 54 staff in fundraiser

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 teachers will face off against the Harlem Wizards on Monday night in a basketball game where the communi ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Former sheriff’s deputy, nurse square off in 75th District

    The two candidates vying for the 75th District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives come from very different backgrounds.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Committee discusses financial possibilities for District 54

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 formed a Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee last spring to analyze, evaluate and update a financial ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Morris family remembers woman who died of heroin overdose

    MORRIS – Rebecca Smith was 11 months clean when she was released from prison last Friday. Her first ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Fifth-graders compete in 4th annual Cupcake Launch Competition

    COAL CITY – Spectators gasped in unison Thursday as Nicholas Latta and Nicholas Leasure launched a cupcake 107˝ feet from their homemade catapult, mak ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Mazon railroad crossing will close Sunday for reconstruction

    MAZON – The Illinois Department of Transportation will close the Route 47 BNSF Railway crossing in Mazon on Sunday for up to 14 days for a crossing re ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Morris homecoming brings spirit to the forefront

    MORRIS – Homecoming week at Morris Community High School is a day shorter because of Columbus Day, but it’s packed full of spirit – or perhaps spirits ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Cash payments to sheriff’s deputies cause concern

    MORRIS – A decades-old practice at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department came under question this week following Freedom of Information Act requests ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Minooka woman indicted on aggravated battery to a child charges

    MINOOKA —A Minooka woman was indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated battery to a child younger than 13 years old, a class 3 felony.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 7:00 pm
  • We Care of Grundy County faces shortage in meat donations

    MORRIS - For the second consecutive year, Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan bid at the annual 4-H livestock auction to donate meat to We Care of Gr ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Grundy County approves airstrip for retired Mazon farmer

    MORRIS – Mazon resident Doug Harford has spent more than 30 years flying airplanes, a hobby that will be easier now that he can build a grass airstrip ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Morris woman dies of heroin overdose

    MORRIS – A 25-year-old Morris woman died of a heroin overdose Wednesday and her family has requested officials to use her death to raise awareness.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Minooka and Morris alumni will play second annual alumni game

    MINOOKA – They are back in orange and black. Again.After a successful inaugural event last year, Min ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Gardner Township Hall hosts E-Waste recycling event

    GARDNER – From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Grundy County will host an E-Waste collection event at the Gardner Township Hall, 301 N. Liberty St., Gardne ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Seneca man killed in I-80 accident Tuesday morning

    SENECA – A Seneca man was killed this morning in an accident on Interstate 80.Mark A. Billings, 54, ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Operation St. Nick grants Christmas wishes in Grundy County

    MORRIS – Without steady employment, Matt Cowell said there was a time a few years back when he had trouble making ends meet.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Grundy County Board OKs new waste management plan

    MORRIS – Moving forward, no more Grundy County land will be used for landfills, according to the newly adopted Grundy County Solid Waste Management Pl ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Manufacturing on the rise in Grundy County

    MINOOKA – The manufacturing industry is seeing a resurgence across the country, including right here in Grundy County, according to local officials.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Man arrested, swallows bags of heroin

    MORRIS — A Streator man was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, but first had to be taken to the hospital after sheriff's police say he swall ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Lions Club car show brings ‘gearheads,’ family together

    MORRIS – Overcast skies accompanied the annual Morris Lions Club Fall Classic Car Show on Sunday near Morris.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • Quinn’s $5 million in funds did not cover project’s tab

    JOLIET – Interior construction of Joliet Junior College’s City Center campus project is moving forward even with the school still waiting on most of t ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Final Morris Cruise Night of season brings cooler weather

    MORRIS – Spirits were high for the latest installment of the Morris Cruise Night on Saturday night, where cars from every era and style were on displa ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Channahon man charged with domestic battery

    CHANNAHON – A man was arrested early Monday after allegedly beating up his quadriplegic brother. Chi ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Comcast service out throughout area due to Channahon fire

    MORRIS — Several Comcast customers throughout Morris, Channahon, Mazon and other local areas were without cable and internet for much of Monday.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Minooka church accomodates busy lives

    MINOOKA – “Man, we really miss our church, but our kids have soccer or football practice.”It was a r ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Gas prices below $3 in Morris

    MORRIS — Champaign-Urbana resident Darla Kelley was happy she stopped in Morris to buy gas for her trip home Monday.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival Week 3 winning button numbers

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Corn Festival has announced the Week 3 winning button numbers.1st – 15272 ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 1:09 pm
  • Grapevine Mission fundraiser small, but successful

    MORRIS - Wheels were spinning and children were giggling as they picked out prizes at the Grapevine Mission Fundraiser Sunday night at the Moose Lodge ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Crisp weather doesn't stop shoppers at 3 French Hens market

    MORRIS – A crisp and sunny autumn day provided the setting for another successful 3 French Hens French Country Market Saturday.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Local pumpkin farmer grows fall traditions

    MORRIS – It’s hard to ignore the hoards of colorful squashes, pumpkins and gourds filling the Morris Coin Shop when walking down Liberty Street.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Secretary of State offices closed Saturday, Monday for Columbus Day

    MORRIS – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced all offices and facilities that are normally open Monday through Friday will be closed Mond ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • We Care now accepting applications for Christmas program

    MORRIS — We Care of Grundy County is now accepting applications for its Adopt-a-Family Christmas assistance program.
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Hackers dip into Morris Dairy Queen data, put customers at risk

    MORRIS – Those who purchased dip cones, sundaes and other treats from the Morris Dairy Queen between Aug. 5 and Aug. 31 may want to check their bank s ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Various services available to Grundy County veterans

    MORRIS – The VA Mobile Medical Unit has flu shots available to all enrolled and eligible veterans. The shots will be available during the October visi ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Liberty 5K donates to Patriots 4 Heroes

    MORRIS – On July 3, 578 runners and walkers participated in the fifth-annual Liberty 5K Run/Walk. That was more than 200 more participants than 2013.
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Goodwill opening new locations in Morris, Will counties

    MORRIS – Goodwill stores are expanding in Grundy and Will counties, and company leaders say it’s the result of donor efforts.
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Local students attend Manufacturing Day event

    JOLIET – The Three Rivers Manufacturers’ Association and Joliet Junior College partnered to host about 500 local high school students as part of its M ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Minooka police, firefighters and teachers prepare in active shooter drill

    MINOOKA – Mayor Pat Brennan was visiting family in Colorado a few years ago when he took his grandsons to a local park.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Illiana Expressway plans move forward

    WILL COUNTY – The Illiana Expressway project withstood a second attempt Thursday to end the proposed highway.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Generator outage puts county in crisis

    MORRIS – A broken back-up generator at the Grundy County Administration Building is prompting an emergency expenditure by the county.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • PADS in need of volunteers or sites may close

    MORRIS – Would you give up four hours of sleep to save your neighbor’s life?That is what PADS is ask ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • GAVC hopes aviation program gets off the ground

    MORRIS — The Grundy Area Vocation Center board has approved starting an aviation program for the 2015-2016 school year, according to a school official ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:58 pm
  • Coal City looking for Grundy County to pay liability insurance

    COAL CITY — Coal City officials say they don't mind providing police back-up for their neighbors in Diamond, but they no longer want the liability.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • 'Ribbon Tree' honors those with cancer

    MORRIS — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and once again the Grundy County Health Department has put up a "Ribbon Tree" to celebrate and honor ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Morris Lions Club Car Show this Sunday

    MORRIS – Morris Lions Club members are busy preparing for their 28th annual Fall Classic Car Show at LyondellBasell Recreation Area this Sunday.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • 3 French Hens will be this weekend

    MORRIS — There's a nip in the air and the leaves along the I & M Canal are turning beautiful fall colors – it's the perfect setting for this Saturday' ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Women of Distinction highlights standouts in the community

    MINOOKA – This year’s Women of Distinction award winners had one thing in common.All three were surp ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Breaking the silence to end violence

    MORRIS – Sarah Anderson is not scared to show her face or tell her story. She is brave, but it took a tremendous amount of effort to get there.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • Morris high choir commission original piece

    MORRIS - When Alyssa Napolitano, choir director at Morris Community High School, went to Millikin University, she had no idea she would meet the compo ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:38 pm
  • Joliet Junior College students will assist Food Network star

    JOLIET – Katlyn Kelty of Coal City, said she's honored for the chance to work with a well-known chef.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Efforts being made for new enterprise zone

    MORRIS — With the Ottawa, LaSalle & Grundy County Enterprise Zone set to end in 2016, local leaders are taking necessary steps to replace it.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Forum addresses bullying among youth

    MORRIS – Bullying is a problem among the youth in Grundy County, and no one knows this better than Cathy Gettle, who lost her son April 16, 2002, when ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Coal City Middle School students to perform ‘High School Musical 2’

    COAL CITY – Students at Coal City Middle School get a chance to be high schoolers as they take the stage this week in “High School Musical 2” at Coal ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Morris family running in marathon to bring clean water to Africa

    MORRIS — It's on those 10-mile runs, when her legs are tired and her breathing is heavy, that Megan Hayworth begins to really appreciate water.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Channahon considers changes to single-day liquor licenses

    CHANNAHON — Village officials are considering changes to single-day liquor licenses in an effort to help local catering businesses.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Morris council approves "strong" audit

    MORRIS — A deficiency in internal control was the only finding in the city's annual audit report this year, but that's not news to city officials, sai ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • California man arrested on DUI after driving into flea market

    MORRIS — A California man was charged with driving under the influence after driving his car into a vendor's booth at the Grundy County Corn Festival ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Parade tonight to honor Saratoga baseball team

    MORRIS – A caravan through downtown Morris tonight will celebrate a second place state finish by Saratoga School's boys baseball team.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • October set for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has proclaimed October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Illinois.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • WIC program changes state milk choices

    MORRIS – The state WIC program recently made changes to its milk choices, allowing only children ages 12 to 23 months to receive whole milk.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Morris gains Illinois State Police K-9 officer

    MORRIS – At a glance, two-year-old Talon looks like an average dog. A Dutch Shepherd with brown hair and a wagging tail, he licks and jumps just like ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Fire at Morris Days Inn & Suites causes $7,000 in damages

    MORRIS — Firefighters quickly contained a fire on the second floor of the Days Inn & Suites in Morris Monday.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Fundraiser being held Sunday for The Grapevine Mission

    MORRIS — With cooler temperatures and falling leaves, The Grapevine Mission's Fall Festival hopes to rake in some much needed funds to provide for the ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Mazon woman in critical condition following weekend crash in Joliet

    JOLIET – A Mazon woman remained in critical condition Monday following a weekend traffic crash on the far West Side.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Local groups turn out for Coal City Octoberfest

    COAL CITY — Scattered snowflakes, low temperatures and howling wind on Saturday didn't keep Michelle Miller away from Coal City Octoberfest.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Coal City schools settle with custodial supply vendor

    COAL CITY - Coal City Community Unit School District 1 will receive $50,000 in restitution to settle a dispute with an outside vendor of custodial sup ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • New Corn Fest winning button numbers announced

    MORRIS – The second week of winning button numbers for the Grundy County Corn Festival have been announced.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Anderson named to the public works department

    MINOOKA – Ryan Anderson has been named the interim superintendent of Public Works for the village of Minooka.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Braidwood station to host event

    BRACEVILLE – Ever wonder how electricity is generated at a nuclear power plant or what goes on in a plant’s control room? Then come to a Community Inf ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Morris Rotary Club collects coats for homeless veterans

    MORRIS – The Morris Rotary Club is collecting used winter coats for homeless veterans living on Chicago’s streets.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Morris HS students receive National Career Readiness Certificates

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School recently was awarded 204 National Career Readiness Certificates, including 32 Bronze certificates, 110 Silver ce ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Morris Hospital announces results of Cornfest 5K Fun Run

    MORRIS –  Three hundred sixty-six runners and walkers completed the Morris Hospital Cornfest 5K Fun Run to Support the Betty Sterritt Scholarship Fund ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Local residents to appear on ‘Family Feud’

    MORRIS – Wilmington resident Angela Baumeister can’t say much about her appearance on “Family Feud,” but she can say this: It was incredible.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Take Back the Night event scheduled for Wednesday

    MORRIS – Local residents are invited to attend a domestic violence awareness event Wednesday at the Grundy County Courthouse.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Grundy County Health Department holding flu clinics

    MORRIS – The chairs were filled Thursday evening in the waiting room at the Grundy County Health Department as residents 65 and older waited their tur ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • New fees in place for county health division

    MORRIS – A new Grundy County Health Department, Environmental Health Division fee schedule was adopted at the September Grundy County Board meeting.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Coal City Octoberfest supports cancer awareness

    COAL CITY – The 29th annual Octoberfest held in Coal City Friday will honor cancer survivors and loved ones lost to the disease.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Special education co-op dropping plans for in-home classroom

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Special Education Cooperative is no longer pursuing a proposed in-home classroom on Indian Grass Road in Morris.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Morris dance school’s ‘Wizard’ earns national honors

    MORRIS – Last month, girls from Donna Mueller’s School of Dance donned “Wizard of Oz” costumes and followed the yellow brick road, all the way to the ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Coal City schools set rules, consequences for spectator behavior

    COAL CITY - Coal City Community Unit District 1 has set new guidelines for spectators at extra-curricular activities.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 7:00 pm
  • Corn Festival Crackerbox Derby results

    Below are the results from the 2014 Grundy County Corn Festival Crackerbox Race.The first time liste ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Grundy County confirms West Nile in Minooka, Morris mosquitoes

    GRUNDY COUNTY – Mosquitoes collected in Minooka and Morris have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Grundy County Health Department.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Medical marijuana businesses face stiff competition

    Competition for medical marijuana cultivation centers will be fierce in Will, Grundy and Kendall counties, according to figures released by the state ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Alternative energy homes welcome visitors during Solar Tour

    MINOOKA — Warren Kronberger hopes to see people at the front door of his Minooka home Saturday.Kronb ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Protocol breach led to exit of county administrator

    MORRIS – Grundy County said goodbye to another administrator Wednesday night, marking the fourth person to leave the position in just three years.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Grundy County Corn Festival Art Show winners announced

    Winners of the Grundy County Corn Festival Art Show are below. The Morris Daily Herald will run results as they are received and as space is available ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Exelon points to benefits, uncertain future at plants

    The local Braidwood and Dresden nuclear plants support nearly 9,000 jobs in the state, according to a study released Wednesday that also suggests econ ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Donation allows for unique room at Coal City High School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – Aurelio’s Pizza, under new ownership at its Morris franchise location, is holding an open house this week.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Grundy County residents asked to donate used children books to benefit others

    MORRIS – The Environmental and Resource Conservation Office is collecting used children’s books for Bernie’s Book Bank from Monday through Nov. 7.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Grundy County schedules flu clinics

    The Grundy County Health Department will host the following flu clinics in the Nursing Division Clinic at 1320 Union St., Morris, according to a depar ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Will-Grundy Medical Clinic 5K set for Sunday

    JOLIET – The first 5K fundraiser race for the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic is scheduled for Sunday in downtown Joliet.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Events: Pelican Paddle deadline is near

    CHANNAHON – Friday is the deadline to sign up for the "Pelican Paddle," a search for pelicans organized by the Forest Preserve District of Will County ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Morris man charged in theft, damage of campaign signs

    MORRIS – A Morris man is facing charges of criminal damage to property and theft after police allege he damaged four Ken Briley campaign signs and sto ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Best of Show artist's piece at Grundy County Corn Festival inspired by his marriage

    MORRIS – “Love and Respect” is what Mark and Erin Fiske built their marriage on, and it’s what inspired his Best of Show painting by the same name at ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Neighbors object to special ed co-ops planned use of Morris home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Winners of the Grundy County Corn Festival band contest are below. Places and names provided by the Corn Festival Committee.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Unregistered voters have until Oct. 7 to register

    MORRIS – Those wishing to vote in the Nov. 4 general election who are not registered to vote, or need to update their registration information, have u ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Draw Down to benefit Housing Authority building in Grundy County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    WILMINGTON – Jayme Bufford loaded up an Illinois State Police truck Thursday with two dummies heading for a lethal ride.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 2:16 pm
  • Community unites to help Morris family following fire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MORRIS – The Grundy Transit System could begin offering free rides to Medicaid patients traveling to and from doctor appointments.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Area fire departments hold water fight

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

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

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