Grundy County

Two semi-tractor-trailer trucks collided near Coal City Monday night. (CBS)

Semi Driver Dead In Two-Truck Collision Near Coal City

(CBS) – Two semi-tractor-trailer trucks collided Monday evening on Interstate 55, killing one driver, authorities said. The accident occurred south of Coal City in the interstate’s southbound lanes. At least one semi was on fire, […]


Hoarder House

Support Group Seeks To Help Hoarders Find Cause Of Their Compulsion

Health officials in southwest suburban Grundy County have begun reaching out to people known as hoarders, to provide help for a relatively rare mental health disorder.


Ice jams on the Kankakee River in Will County have prompted the closure of Warner Bridge Road, due to possible structural damage. The ice jams also are at risk of coming on shore and damaging homes, if the river rises much further. (Credit: CBS)

Ice Jams Close Bridge On Kankakee River, Threaten Homes

While the threat of flooding has eased in much of the Chicago area, there’s still concern about the Kankakee River, because of ice jams in the water.


Trevor Russell (Credit: Grundy County Sheriff)

Missing Teen Found Safe

A 13-year-old boy who has been missing since Monday afternoon was found safe.


A resident of Des Plaines walks through floodwater to get to his home on Friday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster Areas

On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.


Workers pile up sandbags outside a Gurnee barbershop on Thursday. (Credit: Ed Curran/CBS)

Governor Declares 38 Counties Disaster Areas Due To Floods

The designation will help speed and expand access to state emergency resources and allow the governor to pursue federal relief and support, a statement from the governor’s office said.


An extra-alarm fire gutted a warehouse building in Coal City on March 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Extra-Alarm Fire Engulfs Warehouse In Coal City

Firefighters spent several hours Thursday working to put out an extra-alarm blaze at a warehouse building in far southwest suburban Grundy County.



Body Found After House Fire In Grundy County

A person was found dead after a house fire in Grundy County, Morris police said.


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Possible Bomb Threat Prompts Search Of Southwest Suburban School

Bomb-sniffing dogs searched a Grundy County middle school complex after a threat was found written on a bathroom wall, the Herald-News is reporting.


A judge has ordered the Grundy County Sheriff to seize all of the equipment from the Gardner Volunteer Fire Department, amid a dispute with the Gardner Fire Protection District over alleged mismanagement of department funds. (Credit: CBS)

Volunteer Firefighters’ Equipment Seized In Financial Dispute

An entire fire department in Grundy County has been effectively shut down, all because of a fight over money.

CBS 2–06/26/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Prison Inmate Suspected Of Mailing Powder To Grundy Courthouse

Authorities have identified a prison inmate as the person allegedly responsible for sending a suspicious powder to the Grundy County courthouse last month.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011


Letter With White Powder Found At Grundy County Courthouse

Five people have been taken to the hospital as a precaution after opening a letter containing an unknown white power at the courthouse in Grundy County.

WBBM Newsradio–11/21/2011

A buck that was part of an alleged poaching case in Grundy County. (Credit: Illinois Department Of Natural Resources)

Men Charged With Poaching Deer In Cook, Grundy Counties

The State’s Attorney of Grundy County southwest of Chicago has brought poaching charges against three men who allegedly killed a valuable deer on private property.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Jason M. Gonzalez, 25, of Morris is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Lance Goebel, who was found shot to death in his New Lenox Township home in September 2009.

Accused Killer Suing Cops For ‘Using’ His Mom During Interrogation

A Grundy County man charged with killing his uncle in 2009 is suing three Will County Sheriff’s officers who used his mother during his interrogation.


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Tornado Warning For Parts Of Will, Grundy County

A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Will and Grundy counties southwest of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011