Local residents are invited to attend the Tuesday, November 28 meeting of the Behavioral Health Alliance of Grundy County to learn more about MPD Cares, a new program of the Morris Police Department to help respond more effectively to crisis situations that involve individuals with special needs.  The meeting starts at 3 p.m. with a short business meeting, followed by the presentation.  The meeting will be held at the Canalport Conference Room, located at 518 W. Illinois Ave., Morris.

By Justin Ritz | WCSJ News

Here are the trick or treat hours in the area for Tuesday, October 31st. These are the times that we have confirmation for:

Morris 5 to 7
Minooka 4 to 7
Channahon 4 to 7
Coal City 4 to 7
Gardner 4 to 6
Marseilles 5 to 7
Mazon 4:30 to 7
Dwight 4 to 7
Braidwood 4 to 7
Diamond 4 to 7
Braceville 4 to 7
Wilmington 4:30 to 7:30
Verona 4:30 to 6:30
Kinsman 5 to 6
Unincorporated Grundy County 4 to 6
State Rep. David Welter's Office participated in the 4th annual 8th Grade Career Expo at Morris High School's Rec Center on Tuesday, sponsored by the Grundy Area Vocational Center and The Community Foundation of Grundy County. At Rep. Welter's table, students were encouraged to match the names of Illinois elected officials with the corresponding photo of each official on a display, in order to help students identify the Governor of Illinois, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Comptroller, Treasurer, State Senator and State Representative.

By Shea Lazansky
Kendall County Record 

Two local lawmakers went back to school on Tuesday to act as “Principal for a Day” at P.H. Miller Elementary School in Plano.

State Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, and U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, visited the school, and were led on a tour through several classrooms by Principal Laurel Mateyka.

The lawmakers started their day by helping first-graders from Renee Miller’s classroom to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the school’s PA system, followed by a stop at the school’s collegiate reading corners, a program at the school of which Mateyka is especially proud...
The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking input on the state's rest areas.

To enhance traveler safety and comfort, IDOT maintains a system of 30 rest areas and 11 welcome centers on highways throughout the state, which serve more than 36 million visitors annually. IDOT wants to make sure these service centers are kept clean, safe, and updated with travel-related amenities to enhance the travel experience for Illinois residents and visitors.

Illinois' rest areas and welcome centers are open 24 hours a day and feature restroom facilities, picnic areas, lighted walkways, maps, security cameras, parking for recreational vehicles, and commercial trucks, among other services.

Help shape the future planning of rest areas by completing IDOT's Illinois Rest Area Survey.

For a paper copy of the survey call 402-399-1405.
MINOOKA - State Sen. Sue Rezin is teaming up with other area lawmakers and local officials to host a “Coffee and Conversation,” an informal forum where constituents can talk to officials about topics important to them, ask questions, and receive updates on legislation, projects, and issues.  
Rezin is hosting her “Coffee and Conversation” Friday, Oct. 20 at Minooka Village Hall (121 McEvilly Rd.) from 5:00-7:00pm. She’ll be joined by State Rep. David Welter (R-Morris), Minooka Mayor Pat Brennan, and Dan Duffy, Minooka Village Administrator. 
“This is a great opportunity for constituents to speak one-on-one with their elected officials about issues important to them,” Rezin said. “This isn’t a formal town hall style event. It’s simply come whenever you can, stop in, and if you have a question or concern, then make sure you talk to us. I look forward to meeting more of my constituents and personally hearing what is important to them in their community.” 
Coffee and soft drinks will be provided at the event, which is free and open to the public.