Grundy County, IL

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Social media post helps identify robbery suspect

Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley reports tips to a social media post proved invaluable in determining the identity of a man accused in an armed robbery. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, Grundy County Sheriff’s detectives arrested 22-year-old Joseph Kneller, of Morris, for the armed robbery of the Casey’s General Store in Mazon.
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Extension relaunches STEM Camp in Grundy

With an aim to help keep kids learning and engaged this summer while growing skills for the future University of Illinois Extension is sponsoring Grundy County's STEM Camp 2021. The two week four session camp will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays—June 29, July 1, July 6 and July 8—from...
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Serial Burglar & Grundy County Jail Escapee Sentenced

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 County in 2012. Viles then burglarized two businesses in Morris nearly two months after his release from prison.
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for Kendall, Northern LaSalle, Southeastern DeKalb and Northern Grundy Counties until 11:45PM CDT

..A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1145 PM CDT FOR KENDALL...NORTHERN LA SALLE...SOUTHEASTERN DE KALB AND NORTHERN GRUNDY COUNTIES... At 1111 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Leland, or near Sheridan, moving east at 40 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Locations impacted include... Aurora, Joliet, Plainfield, Oswego, Ottawa, Yorkville, Morris, Channahon, Minooka, Plano, Sandwich, Sheridan, Montgomery, Boulder Hill, Lake Holiday, Somonauk, Earlville, Serena, Newark and Leland.
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Grundy County Grand Jury Announces Felony Indictments

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. Several individuals were indicted by a Grundy County grand jury on Wednesday, June 16th. Colleen Sprinkle, 27,...

Morris Police Reminding Drivers To Be Aware of Motorcycles For Freedom Run

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 Morris Police Department said participants will meet at the Grundy County Fairgrounds beginning at 7:00 a.m. and the motorcycle procession will leave the fairgrounds at 10:30 a.m.

One Person Wounded in Accidental Shooting in Minooka

Minooka Police responded to 100 block of S. Wabena Ave on Thursday morning after receiving a call of shots fired. When they arrived, Police saw a female sitting the front stoop of the house with a gunshot wound to her shoulder. The victim was transported to Morris Hospital but eventually flown to Loyola Hospital in serious but stable condition. The investigation has shown that the victim and her boyfriend, Deonte Wardick, were in their bedroom when the gun he was holding fell out of his hand and discharged. Wardick has been arrested for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and has been transported to Grundy County Jail. Minooka Police tell WJOL that the incident is a result of alcohol use and carless handling of firearms that led to the accidental shooting.
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Mazon Man Arrested on Warrants From Three Counties

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man wanted on three warrants on Sunday, June 13th. In May of 2021, a Grundy County grand jury indicted Damon Ward, 22, of Mazon for the unlawful delivery of a look-alike substance, a class three felony. He is accused of knowingly selling a look-alike substance to an individual somewhere in the Grundy County area on February 3rd of 2020.
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More on the energy bill

The fate of a $1.3 billion natural gas plant under construction in Grundy County is mainly what kept the Senate from acting yesterday on the most ambitious state energy bill in 25 years. Competitive Power Ventures, a Silver Spring, Md.-based power generator, threatened to pull the plug on a massive...

Grundy County Speedway Rained Out

MORRIS, Ill. — An isolated rain storm forced officials to cancel Friday night’s stock car racing program at the Grundy County Speedway. Racing resumes next Friday at the third-of-a-mile paved oval.
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2020 Parolees Recap: Who was paroled in Grundy County?

There were 32 offenders released on parole during 2020 that live in Grundy County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by Illinois Valley Times. The data shows 27 men and five women were released in Grundy County. The median age of the parolees was 39. The youngest parolee was a 23-year-old man convicted of a financial crime or fraud in 2019, and the oldest was a 70-year-old woman convicted of a crime involving alcohol in 2018.
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COVID-19: This is the Most Dangerous County in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

Though vaccine distribution is well underway across the United States, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 33,056,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day. In the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metropolitan area, which covers parts of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, a total of […]

I-80 motorcycle crash kills Joliet man

MORRIS – A 25-year-old Joliet man was killed after a crash on I-80 Wednesday morning in Grundy County. Authorities say Devon J. Wade was traveling westbound driving a motorcycle when a semi-tractor trailer reportedly came in front of the cycle causing Wade to lose control. The Grundy County Coroner’s Office said the cycle traveled into the safety wire and ejected the man. Wade was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The crash is still under investigation by the Illinois State Police and the Grundy County Coroner’s Office.