Sunday Week In Review
While many activities are taking place today at the Grundy County Corn Festival, the biggest event of the weekend is the parade.
The LaSalle County Health Department has released their latest Covid-19 figures. A female in her 40’s, a male in his 60’s, and a female in her 70’s are the latest to pass away from the virus.
Morris Elementary School District 54 will see building updates thanks to a State of Illinois grant.
Principal, Dr. Bryan Zwemke, of Minooka Community High School announced today that Cole Kics has been named Semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Several big activities are scheduled for the Grundy County Corn Festival this weekend.
The U.S. EPA and Superior Battery in Morris recently reached an agreement to start the cleanup process from the lithium battery fire.
One of the traditions at the Grundy County Corn Festival on Saturday is the Crackerbox Derby.
A Morris woman has been arrested twice this month. Morris Police Deputy Chief Chad Skelton said Elizabeth Johnson was arrested on a Will County warrant on the charge of the unlawful possession of a controlled substance. She was arrested on George Street in Morris around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22nd.
A local legislator has introduced a bill to prohibit authorities from requiring mask wearing or vaccinations in children.
One person was injured in a three vehicle chain reaction accident that occurred in Morris on September 21st.
A local state representative will be hosting a fishing derby next month. Children of all ages are invited to participate in State Rep. David Welter’s Fishing Derby with the Illinois Conservation Police and T.E.A.C.H. Outdoors to be held at the Heidecke Lake Fishing Bank located at 6350 E. Collins Road from 9:00am to Noon on Saturday, October 2.
The Morris Elementary District 54 School Board on Monday heard an update about the latest Covid-19 pandemic.
The number of Covid-19 cases is decreasing slightly in Grundy County.
A local Republican State Representative and Democrat State Senator teamed up to pass a law that brings natural gas to Pembroke Township in Kankakee County.
The Village of Braceville has announced that the absence of train horn sounding will be starting today.
Area agriculture leaders are reminding the public to be cautious around tractors and combines during the harvest season.
A 29-year-old Morris man was sentenced in Will County. Dakota Lenzie pled guilty to non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images, a class four felony.
Grundy County Human Resources Director Mary Kucharz will become the next County Administrator.
There is a wide variety of entertainment scheduled for this year’s Grundy County Corn Festival.
The 72nd Annual Grundy County Corn Festival officially kicks off in downtown Morris on Wednesday.
A new event at the Grundy County Corn Festival is the Scarecrow Stroll.
The Livingston County Health Department has released their latest Covid-19 figures. 120 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week and a male in his 70’s is the latest to pass away.
A 45-year-old Newton, Illinois man is wanted in Grundy County for fleeing police. Dale Cornwell was indicted last week on the charge of Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding Police, a class four felony.
The Grundy County Board this week approved two items allowing for the Grundy Transit System to apply for a grant to possibly build a new transit center. GTS Director Sherry Zerbian updated the board about the grant process.
A Morris man who robbed a gas station in Mazon was sentenced in Grundy County on September 20th.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Route 6 near North Tabler Road around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 18th.
A 24-year-old Channahon man was arrested by the Morris Police Department in the area of Route 47 and Pine Bluff Road around 11:45 on Sunday, September 19th.
The Illinois State Police last Wednesday arrested four individuals four selling alcohol to minors.
We Care of Grundy County Executive Director Eric Fisher says the organization has seen an 140 percent increase in applications for rent assistance during the pandemic. The Illinois moratorium on evictions ends on October 3rd, which Fisher expects will mean even more applications to the program. Fisher explains how difficult it can be for a single person or a working family to afford housing in the area.
The unofficial start of the Grundy County Corn Festival was held with the 2021 Happy Hookers Bass Tournament on Sunday.
Six more people have died from Covid-19 in LaSalle County within the past week. The individuals are a male in his 40’s, a female in her 50’s, a male and three females in their 60’s, and a female in her 80’s.
Three new Grundy County Correctional Officers will be hired in the near future.
The unofficial start of the 72th Annual Grundy County Corn Festival is on Sunday, September 19th.
A Grundy County man was recently sentenced in a Will County court case. Colin West, 27, of Gardner pled guilty to dealing between 1 and 15 grams of fentanyl, a class one felony and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, a class two felony.
The Gardner Village Board met in regular session Monday evening, opening the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.
The Morris Police Department is investigating a motorcycle that was stolen earlier this week. Police officials say a black 1983 Honda Knighthawk was reported stolen from the 300 block of East Chapin Street around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 14th.
Several individuals were indicted by a Grundy County grand jury on Wednesday, September 15th. Michael Chalifoux, 37, of Minooka was indicted on five counts of possessing child porn, all class two felonies.
A sex offender was recently sentenced in Livingston County.