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Feds: ‘Dangerous’ Animal Rights Activist Should Stay Behind Bars

A Californian animal rights protestor who allegedly freed 2,000 mink from an Illinois fur farm is a “danger to the community” who should be kept locked up, federal prosecutors say.


A group of minks take shelter in a hole in the ground after they and more than 10,000 others were released from a breeding facility in the eastern German town of Grabow by unknown persons on October 26, 2007. ( JENS SCHLUETER/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds: Activists Released 2,000 Mink From Fur Farm In Morris

Tyler Lang, 25, and Kevin Johnson, 27, allegedly released the animals from a mink farm 65 miles southwest of Chicago last August, then daubed the walls of a barn with the words “Liberation is Love,” the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.


Terrion and Donel Smith

4 Kids Drown In 3 Weekend Accidents

The victims included two brothers who drowned in a pit filled with water in Hobart, Ind., Saturday night, prompting their grieving mother to call for more security on the private property where they died.


Debris from Washington, Ill. landed in Morris, 85 miles away. (April Gerstung)

Evidence Of Lives Devastated By Downstate Tornado Found Near Chicago

Debris from someone’s life landed at April Gerstung’s residence near Morris, hours after a devastating tornado flattened parts of Washington in central Illinois.



Motorist Dead After Crashing Into Pond

A motorist is dead after a vehicle went into a pond Friday night in Morris.


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.


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School Bus Driver Fired For Dropping Kids Off At Park, Not Home

Morris Elementary School District 54 Supt. Teri Shaw said she doesn’t know why the driver dropped all 20 students from White Oak Elementary at a local park Tuesday afternoon.


According to the Morris Police, the gunman, left, and an accomplice in a cell phone store robbery are shown in surveillance photo. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Three Suspects Sought In Robbery Of Morris Cell Phone Store

At 5:43 p.m. three men entered the Sprint store in the 1400 block of Division Street and showed a gun to an employee.


A single-engine plane made an emergency landing near Morris Municipal Airport Saturday and ended up in a field. (CBS/Network Video)

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing Near Morris Airport

A small airplane made an emergency landing near the Morris airport Saturday afternoon, touching down on Illinois Route 47 before careening into a field, a dispatcher tells CBS 2.


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House Explodes In Morris

A house explosion in far southwest suburban Morris sent firefighters scrambling to battle more than just the fire.



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.


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Semi Slams Into SUV In Crash That Shuts Down I-80

A newspaper delivery woman was hurt after a semi-trailer truck slammed into the sport-utility vehicle she was driving southwest of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

Dakota Goff of Morris collects aluminum pop-can tabs for a good cause. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: 5-Year-Old Fundraiser

Dakota Goff spends his time on a project to help sick children and their parents. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.


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Bomb Threat Prompts Response To Morris Theater

Emergency crews are on the scene of a possible bomb threat at a suburban movie theater.


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

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Suburban Couple Says Hotel Stay Ruined By Bed Bugs

Imagine turning the light on in your hotel room and finding bed bugs. That’s what a suburban couple says happened to them about 10 days ago at a hotel in Morris, Illinois.

CBS 2–09/06/2011

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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Area Near Morris Chemical Plant Temporarily Evacuated

About 100 residents were returning to their homes in southwest suburban Minooka Sunday evening after a scare involving volatile material at a local industrial plant.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2011