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Get text messages on your mobile phone or PDA with news, weather and more from the The Herald-News in Joliet and Morris Herald-News.

Stay connected to us wherever you are! With Text Alerts, get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Choose from the following message categories:

  • News - Get breaking news and AMBER alerts when issued in our area.
  • Weather - Receive the daily forecast and be notified when severe weather strikes Will or Grundy Counties.
  • School Notices & Closings - Be alerted when when your school is closed or delayed.
  • Community Info - Be the first to know what's going on in and around Will and Grundy Counties.

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