Monday, December 17, 2012
The Grundy County Sheriff passed away suddenly on Dec. 14
Funeral services have been set for Terry Marketti, 56, of Gardner. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 17, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 165 East Rice Road, in South Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name to any Grundy County Organization Terry was associated with would be appreciated. A list of the organizations are found on the bottom of this post. Beginning at 10 a.m., Dec. 18, a funeral mass will take place at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington, with Rev. John Hornicak officiating. Interment Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville, IL. Marketti was born July 26, 1956 in Joliet, IL to the late Charles C. and Matilda “Tillie” (nee Batusich) Marketti, Sr. Terry had been the Grundy …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Callahan was named as replacement by Sheriff Terry Marketti before his untimely death on Friday.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Marketti was pronounced dead in his home Friday morning. He died of natural causes.
Coroner says Terry Marketti died of natural causes.
Grundy County Sheriff Terry Marketti was found dead in his home of natural causes Friday morning. Grundy County Coroner John Callahan said in a written release that the Marketti had been found in his home by family members. He was pronounced dead at 8 a.m. Friday morning. The Joliet Herald News is reporting that Marketti was 56 years old. “Sheriff Marketti had been treating medical issues and passed away in his sleep of natural causes," Callahan said in a written release. Funeral arrangements are pending with the R. W. Patterson Funeral Home in Braidwood.
Friday, November 9, 2012
State Police are describing the vehicle stopped as a rolling meth lab.
Two Illinois State Police Troopers inhalation injuries Friday afternoon when the car they stopped turned out to be a rolling meth lab, Illinois State Police said. The District 5 troopers stopped the car at 3 p.m. Friday on Interstate 80, westbound at mile marker 106. The area is west of Morris and east of Seneca. During the stop of the 2012 Volvo 4-door, troopers became suspicious for a number of reasons, including the behavior of the driver, Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Jeff Padilla said. "A search of the vehicle discovered the chemicals consistent with the production of methamphetamine," he said. "Both troopers suffered inhalation burns and were transported to Morris Hospital with non life-threatening injuries." Padilla said the …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The school hosted an outdoor ceremony as well as speaker Grundy County Coroner John Callahan, who helped in identification efforts following the attack.
Every year that Joliet Junior College has hosted a 9/11 ceremony, attendance has grown. Some professors bring their whole classes out," Rachel Rose, Joliet Junior College Communications & External Relations said. On Tuesday, she estimated about 150 people came to campus for the outdoor ceremony and a great deal followed the crowd inside to hear the speaker, Grundy County Coroner John Callahan. Callahan has been the coroner for 17 years. "I know a lot of you folks were very young when this happened," he said addressing the crowd, which included a number of JJC students. "Who would have ever thought this could happen in the greatest country we live in?" Callahan went to New York following the 9/11 attacks as part of Disaster Mortuary …
When we see photos of the tragedy of 9/11, we are remembering those who were killed in the attacks.
There are some among us who feel a calling to chronical life. This includes tragedy. It’s not a need to be morbid. In fact, it’s the opposite. If we don’t tell the stories of tragedy, then how will we fully understand the suffering of other human beings? During the slideshow put on by Grundy County Coroner John Callahan at the Joliet Junior College 9/11 ceremony, there is a photo of a crowd of people surrounded by the dust of the falling twin towers. The man farthest back in the crowd is holding up a camera. He was probably on automatic response. He saw what was going on around him and realized that if he did not capture it, perhaps no one would. If that happened, perhaps it would be lost to everyone except those there that day. Like many …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Grundy County event celebrates farming heritage.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Village had been waiting for other municipalities to approve agreements.
With a unanimious vote Tuesday night, Minooka trustees approved an intergovernmental agreement that will allow the dispatching for Minooka Police Department to go through the new Grundy County 911 center. Minooka Fire Protection District is dispatched through Wescom. “We will start paying for 911 services now, we’ve always received them free before,” Minooka Village Manager Dan Duffy said in a phone interview after the meeting. The new arrangement will go into effect on May 1. Prior to the vote Tuesday night, Minooka Police were dispatched by Grundy County, but the county was picking up the cost. The agreement passed Tuesday will cost the village $100,000 per year for three years. That is Minooka’s share of the $1.8 million annual …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Grundy County Housing Authority CEO wraps up year of PADS.
Dear Friends, Every year here in Grundy County, from the months of October to April, seven area Churches volunteer to let people with nowhere else to go sleep in their premises overnight from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Most often, this is a on vinyl covered 4-inch foam pad, covered with linen provided by our local hospital. The program is called Public Action to Deliver Sustenance (PADS). It's completely volunteer and operates with a few donations of food and very little actual cash. It's one way our community helps to take care of those around us during the brutal winters here in Northern Illinois. I volunteer once a month, taking a shift from 3 a.m. until 7 a.m. I do it because it's necessary, like dusting, or going to visit my sister-in-law. …