A serial burglar was sentenced in a Grundy County courtroom on Tuesday, June 22nd. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Andrew Viles, 36, of Morris was released on parole in March of 2019 after serving a 12 year prison sentence he received on a burglary charge out of Grundy C…
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is planning a traffic enforcement campaign for the Fourth of July.
A Warrenville man is wanted on the charge of Aggravated Home Repair Fraud in Grundy County. Michael Machowski was indicted on the class two felony charge by a Grundy County grand jury on Wednesday, June 16th.
Minooka High School Board of Education members last week approved a $330,000 upgrade to the central campus.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Casey’s gas station in Mazon around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 20th.
28 Marseilles streets will be getting resurfaced this year when the 2021 Street Maintenance program begins. D Construction, Coal City, was awarded the street resurfacing project for a cost of $302,245. Nathan Schaefer, Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements, said the lowest bid was …
A Grundy County grand jury indicted a Morris man on Wednesday, June 16th.
Since the first 2004 Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run to the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial, 220 Riverfront Drive, Marseilles, a lot of memorabilia has been left at what is now a wall of more than 7800 names on 15 7-foot panels that make up the Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall. Every …
The Morris Fire Department is reminding the public about safety tips after two major fires that occurred last week.
A Lockport man is wanted on the charge of Aggravated Home Repair Fraud in Grundy County.
A powerful tornado touched down Sunday night in suburban Woodridge, which borders Naperville and Bolingbrook. The Woodridge Police Department says the tornado touched down at around 11:30 Sunday night east of Route 53 between 83rd Street and 75th Street and traveled east. Emergency sirens were sounded at about 10:48. One Woodridge resident said she knew something was wrong when the lightning started crashing.
Channahon Village Board members recently discussed alternative drinking water sources for the future.
Governor J.B. Pritzker on Thursday signed the state's budget for the next fiscal year into law. The budget spends $42.3-billion and focuses on paying down Illinois' existing debt. The budget also includes about $8.1 billion in COVID-19 relief programs.
Two people were killed in an eight motorcycle accident that occurred on Interstate 80 near Interstate 55 in Will County around 10:15 a.m. on June 19th. The Illinois State Police said a larger group of motorcycles were traveling westbound on Interstate 80 when one of the cycles crashed causin…
Grundy and LaSalle County residents can expect to see more than 1,000 motorcycles in the area for the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run happening on Saturday, June 19th.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced earlier this week that a batch of mosquitoes from Skokie have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes were collected on June 9. The virus typically appears annually this time of year. Last year, the virus was found in Illinois near the end of May. Mosquitoes usually pick up the virus from feeding on infected birds and then transfer it to humans.
The Gardner Fire Protection District announced that they have been awarded two grants over the past month.
Note to Readers: Information presented here is obtained from the city police and sheriff's departments. Individuals listed in reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.
An investigation into the fire at the Greenhorn Saloon in Morris on Wednesday morning has been completed.
Major roadwork is scheduled for the Route 47/Interstate 55 area in Dwight. IDOT announced that the removal and replacement of the Illinois Route 47 bridge over Interstate 55 in Dwight will begin on Monday, June 21st. Work will also consist of reconstructing Route 47 from Northbrook Avenue to…
The United Way of Grundy County is working to bring a new service to the area.
Illinois is the latest state to use a lottery to encourage residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The 'All in for the Win' promotion includes $7 million in cash prizes and another $3 million in scholarships to be awarded to vaccinated youth. Anyone who has received at least one vaccine dose will be entered into the lottery automatically. People have until July 1 to get vaccinated and be entered to win. The first drawing will be on July 8. There are 43 cash prizes including three $1 million jackpots and twenty scholarship awards.
Blue green algae has been confirmed along the Illinois River near Starved Rock State Park. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency collected samples on June 10 along the northern bank of the Illinois River at the Starved Rock Lock & Dam.
Michelle Pruim with the Grundy County Health Department was on WCSJ last week discussing updates on the fight against COVID-19.
Nancy Norton with the Grundy Economic Development Council was on WCSJ last week discussing the recent inflation of construction products.
A possible change of the Morris Redskins mascot continues to be a hot topic. Morris High School Superintendent Craig Ortiz said the Board of Education in May heard a report from a special committee.
The cause of the massive apartment complex fire in Morris has been released.
The Minooka Village Board on Tuesday recognized the promotion of Officer Ryan MacDonald to sergeant.
The Grundy County Board last week approved a text amendment allowing for the accessory of beekeeping as an administrative use.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man wanted on three warrants on Sunday, June 13th.
The Gardner Village Board met in regular session Monday evening. The board discussed and approved the ordinance regulating grass, weeds, and plant maintenance.
Nancy Norton with the Grundy Economic Development Council was on WCSJ last Friday providing details about the latest unemployment figures.
A Joliet man was killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Interstate 80 on June 9that 7:43 a.m. Grundy County Coroner John Callahan said preliminary investigation indicates a motorcycle driven by 25-year-old Devon Wade was westbound on 80 when witnesses said a white tractor trailer m…