The Kendall County Highway Department on Monday held an open house to start a phase one study for improvements to Ridge Road, from Holt Road to Black Road. The corridor spans from Minooka to Joliet and is approximately 4.5 miles wide. It features a mix of residential and agricultural land us…
The Coal City Police Department is investigating a stolen vehicle incident. Investigators say a 1988 GMC Jimmy was reported stolen from the 400 block of North 4th Avenue sometime between 6 p.m. on May 21st and 1 p.m. on May 22nd.
Several employees took to Wednesday’s Minooka District 111 school board meeting to call upon officials to take a stand against what they call an unfair practice spearheaded by the governor that prevents those who are unvaccinated from recouping pay from sick days. The district, however, is p…
The LaSalle County Health Department has released their latest Covid-19 figures. A female in her 80’s is the latest to pass away. There have been a total of 472 COVID-19 related deaths in LaSalle County. LaSalle County had 332 positive Covid-19 cases in the last week. LaSalle County has had…
Morris Wal-Mart is planning to construct a drive thru pharmacy on their property. The Morris City Council, last week, approved a conditional permitted use request, by PB2 Architecture and Engineering, to allow the company to construct a drive thru pharmacy. City Planner Mike Hoffman had this…
Summer heat makes having a community swimming pool a necessity. When pools close for maintenance it leaves kids (and adults) to figure out other ways to stay cool. That's what's happening in Ottawa. Riordan Pool, 500 E. Norris Dr., has maintenance/rehab issues (ranging from not having enough…
The Marseilles City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution as a first step in dealing with a dilapidated home at 354 Clark Street.
Work on a bridge on Route 52, about 7.5 miles east of Route 47 and north of Minooka is scheduled to start on Monday.
In order for early voting and vote by mail to begin on the date determined by Illinois statute, please be aware that two pending objections are now in judicial review. These pending objections involve the contest for Governor/Lt. Governor on both, Democratic and Republican ballots.
The Board of Directors at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has selected Thomas J. Dohm as the next President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 1. He succeeds Mark Steadham, who is retiring June 30 after serving 12 years in the organization’s top leadership position.
Details on how to finance the Village of Minooka’s $20 million stake in the Grand Prairie Water Commission that would bring Lake Michigan water to town were reviewed by trustees at a committee of the whole workshop held last week.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is endorsing new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines which recommend COVID-19 booster shots for children age five through eleven. The guidance from the CDC came on Thursday and says that children can receive a vaccine booster at least five months after completion of a primary series of the Pfizer vaccine.
During the evening of Tuesday May 17, Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 3 Agents conducted Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) surveillance, at various establishments, in Will and Kendall Counties.
The Grundy County Circuit Clerk’s Office has released the following felony grand jury indictments. Stephen Wells, 58, of Godley, was indicted for the unlawful possession of cocaine, a class four felony.
The Morris Police Department arrested a man for beating and strangling a woman at a residence on Sharon Drive around 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17th.
The Seneca Parks and Recreation Board will be looking for two additional board members, adding to the seven people currently on the board - Melissa Klicker, Brooke Andreatta, Marissa Maloney, George Lamboley, Lonnie Horn, Darin Crask and Becky Siegel.
The Grundy County Proactive Unit was recognized by the Morris City Council on Monday.
The Grundy County Law Enforcement Managers Association held a memorial service at Chapin Park on Thursday. The event was held to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Last night, after a public hearing in which no one representing the owners was present, the Seneca Village Council unanimously approved a resolution declaring property at 348 Main Street a public nuisance. The home is believed to have been vacant for about a year.
Major news was released on Wednesday about the future home of a new YMCA building in Morris.
The Minooka High School Board last night approved the hire of Robert Schiffbauer as their newest Superintendent. Schiffbauer is currently serving as the Assistant Superintendent of the Lincoln-Way High School District #210 in New Lenox.
The University of Illinois Extension Office in Grundy County held their annual Government Day event this morning.
Two felony charges have been filed against a man accused of stabbing another individual at El Burrito Loco in Channahon around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17th.
On May 17th, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) announced the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for the 16th District of Illinois. This year marks the Congressman’s last year participating in the Congressional Institute’s Art Competition, capping off a perfect record of his ta…
The Morris City Council approved three street related items. Alderman Derrick Wren and Mayor Chris Brown talk about the 2022 Street Maintenance Program.
Superintendent of District 54 School Board, Shannon Dudek, spoke with WCSJ about renovation progress being made at the Shabbona Middle School building. He said the new roof and some exterior work is already underway with more updates and improvements yet to come.
The Grundy County Proactive Unit arrested two individuals after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Morris on April 29th.
The Minooka District 201 school board is looking to upgrade the experience of preschool students who play on the playground at the Minooka Primary Center. Richard Searl, the district’s director of building and grounds, says new playground equipment is in the works.
Several Morris Police officers were honored at the city council meeting on Monday.
A Marseilles man was arrested and charged with failure to register a new address as a sexual offender Monday. 58-year-old Randy Barile, of Marseilles, was picked up as part of countywide compliance check in LaSalle County this week.
Morris Hospital has received another ‘A’ on the most recent Leapfrog Hospital This is the hospital’s eighth consecutive ‘A’ grade since the fall of 2018. This national distinction recognizes Morris Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
The first ever Morris State of the City Address will be happening in June. Amanda Hiller with the Grundy Chamber was in our studios providing the details.
- Police Blotter for Tuesday, May 24th
- PADS Assisting Area Homeless With Rapid Rehousing
- Project Leaders Seek Input on Ridge Road Improvements
- Coal City Police Investigating Stolen Vehicle Incident
- Minooka District 111 Staff Take Issue with Administrative Leave Policy
- Gardner Man Sentenced in Grundy Co.
- National Boat Safety Week Currently Underway
- Police Blotter for Monday, May 23rd
- Latest LaSalle County Covid-19 figures
- Several Donations Approved By Morris City Council