A Morris man was sentenced in a Grundy County court case this afternoon. Jeremy Applebee pled guilty to Aggravated DUI/Death, a class two felony and was sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The 42-year-old Applebee must serve 85 percent of the sentence, was giv…
Governor J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed a bill that expands Illinois' background checks to all gun purchases in 2024.
The US EPA will no longer be conducting air quality checks at the lithium battery fire site on the east side of Morris until foreseeable future.
The Coal City Fire Protection District and several other agencies were called to a structure fire in the 8,000 block of East Pine Bluff Road around 140 p.m. on Friday, July 30th.
A few changes will be implemented at Minooka High School this year. Superintendent Kenny Lee said the board of education recently approved recommendations that came from a special task force in regards to their cultural assessment.
The findings of a financial audit of the Illinois Department of Employment Security were released by state officials last week. State Senator Sue Rezin said the audit covered only seven weeks of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program.
The Grundy County Land Use Committee last week heard about the results of two events that occurred in July.
Visitors to Downtown Morris after sunset will notice that more of Liberty street is now awash with festival lighting. Each intersection on Liberty from North street to Washington street is now adorned with strings of small white vibrant LED ball lights which were illuminated fully for the fi…
The Gardner Village Board met in regular session Monday evening once again hearing from several residents regarding clean-up of the village and progress regarding cleaning of yards. Mayor Serena reported three cars have been removed and the village mowed three properties. The properties that…
The Grundy County Board has started the process of looking to replace their administrator George Gray. County Board Chairman Chris Balkema spoke about Gray’s decision to retire.
State Senator Sue Rezin was on WCSJ this week discussing an ongoing dispute between the State government and county jails about inmate transfers. State law mandates that the Illinois Department of Corrections receive prisoners from county jails within 14 days of a transfer request.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), LaSalle County is now experiencing increased transmission of the COVID -19 virus.
The plans for a 9-hole disc golf course in Morris have hit a snag. In April of 2020, the Morris Parks and Annexation Committee approved purchasing $5,000 in equipment for the course to be located at Gould Park.
Two men who fled from the police have been sentenced. Jacob Esquivel, 25, of Prospect Heights pled guilty last week to a new charge of fleeing or attempting to elude police, a class A misdemeanor and received 24 months of conditional discharge.
Kendall/Grundy County Farm Bureau Manager Victoria Wax was on WCSJ on Tuesday talking about an event happening in our area.
An out-of-state individual has been sentence in a major drug case. Miguel Martinez, 38, of Desert Springs, California pled guilty to manufacturing and delivering between 15 and 100 grams of cocaine, a class X felony out of McLean County and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Exelon Generation is submitting decommissioning plans to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for power plants in Morris and Byron.
One of two individuals was sentenced in a Grundy County court case. Jacob Gabel, 29, of Minooka pled guilty to two counts of retail theft over $300, both class three felonies and was placed on 30 months of probation as well as 180 days in the Grundy County Jail.
A six-year-old girl from Joliet was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Route 126 at Grove Road south of Oswego Tuesday morning. 34-year-old Michael A. Kubistal, of Joliet, has been charged in the crash with driving under the influence of drugs.
The Kendall/Grundy Farm Bureau will be having district discussion meet on August 2nd. Farm Bureau Manager Victoria Wax explains the details of the event.
Minooka High School Board of Education members have released their back to school Covid-19 guidelines.
State Senator Sue Rezin is calling on the Illinois legislature to take a closer look at electric vehicles following the Lithium Battery Fire in Morris earlier this month.
For those impacted by the lithium battery fire in Morris, the application deadline has been extended.
Seems everyone has it on their minds these days and has circled their calendar.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adopting new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that recommends universal masking for students and staff in schools. The updated guidance also recommends masks for everyone, including fully vaccinated people, should wear masks in public indoor settings in areas where there is substantial or high spread of COVID-19.
A Morris man has been sentenced in a Livingston County court case. Stephen Dobo pled guilty to Theft between $10,000 and $100,000, a class two felony in October of 2020.
The Livingston County Health Department has released its latest COVID-19 figures. Twenty-three residents of Livingston County have tested positive for COVID-19 and one more resident has also died due to complications related to the virus.
The Coal City Police Department arrested a man for felony disorderly conduct around 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 25th. Michael Moe, 24, of Coal City was charged with Disorderly Conduct/False Alarm/Complaint to 911, a class four felony.
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A Minooka man was sentenced in a Kendall County animal cruelty case earlier this month. Nicholas Jolly pled guilty to cruelty to animals, a class A misdemeanor and was placed on 18 months of probation. He must also serve 60 days in the Kendall County Jail. Minooka Police Chief Justin Meyer s…
Three individuals were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a house in Morris. Danielle Hall, 32, of Pontiac, Timothy Vacha, 42, of Braidwood and Timothy Sullivan, 32, of Saunemin are accused of burglarizing a house in the 400 block of Nettle Street in Morris on July 18th.
Several individuals were indicted by a Grundy County grand jury on Wednesday, July 21st. Greg Byerley, 54, of Minooka was indicted for the unlawful possession of cocaine, a class four felony.
National Guard troops will soon be training at the Marseilles Training Center's state-of-the art gun range, 1700 Army Rd.
A Morris man was indicted by a Grundy County grand jury this week on a sex related charge.
Morris Mayor Chris Brown was in our studios last week giving an update on the lithium battery fire that forced 3000 residents on the east side of Morris near the old paper mill facility to evacuate on June 29th.