About Grundy County

Encompassing areas both rural and urban, Grundy County is a progressive region poised for residential and economic growth.

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Progressive & Poised Growth

Hugging the shores of the Illinois River and the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal and home to state parks and nature preserves, we look to the future, while placing a high premium on preserving our history and natural resources. An excellent transportation network and close proximity to Interstate Highways 80 and 55 provide Grundy County residents and industries with easy access to state and national markets. Grundy County is located in the southwestern region of the Chicago Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Rich ancestry, scenic beauty, friendly faces and historic buildings are just a few of the avenues to enjoy when visiting Grundy County. From the antiques, specialty shops, parks, restaurants, and festivals to the quaint atmosphere of each of its cities, a small town heartbeat resides in each of its businesses and shops. Browse our area; find your interest. It's here. We guarantee it. Come see us soon.

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Recreation & Events

From May through November, our towns are brimming with a festival of activities.

Relocation Information

Information on the area (including available real estate, schools, healthcare, professional services, etc) is available by mail by contacting the chamber. These packets are customized to your needs and mailed for a nominal postal fee.

Business Development

Located just one hour south of Chicago and situated at the intersection of I-80 and I-55, Grundy County's transportation amenities make it an ideal location for business and industry in the Midwest.

Job Opportunities

A directory full of local job opportunities near and within Grundy County

Communities within the County include

  • Braceville
  • Carbon Hill
  • Channahon
  • Coal City
  • Diamond
  • Dwight
  • East Brooklyn
  • Gardner
  • Godley
  • Kinsman
  • Mazon
  • Minooka
  • Morris
  • Seneca
  • South Wilmington
  • Verona
Getting around the County

Grundy Transit System

The Grundy Transit System (GTS) ensures that convenient transportation is only a phone call away. The GTS Shuttle will pick you up at your door and deliver you right to your destination for a nominal fee.

The Shuttle runs Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. - 24-hour advance reservations are required. Call 1-888-786-0862 for more details and service areas.

Morris Senior Van (PUP Van)

The Morris Senior Van will transport seniors throughout the Morris area for a nominal fee.

To schedule a ride, please call the Public Works Department at 815-942-5063 or 815-942-5064. Senior Van Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Patient Transportation

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is pleased to offer a free, non-emergent transportation service for individuals from Morris and the surrounding communities to the Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers campus, or to area physician offices. Vehicles are equipped to accommodate physically challenged individuals. Specially trained volunteer drivers and assistants are also readily available to assist patients on and off the vehicles. Patients have used this service to get to and from doctor's appointments, immunizations at the Health Department, radiation therapy at the Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, dental and eye appointments at area offices, and for many other health-related needs. The rides are set up on a first call basis.

To schedule a ride, call 877-743-3123 or 815-942-2932, ext.7250. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 48-hour notice is requested.

Workforce Board - GAVC

With manufacturing being the 3rd largest industry in Illinois, Grundy County is home to over 50 employers. Thank you to all the Grundy County manufacturers for your investment in our communities. Watch the short video below starring local manufacturers and middle school students to learn about just a few of the exciting manufacturing careers in Grundy County.


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