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Village of Morton
Village Hall

120 North Main Street
Post Office Box 28
Morton, IL  61550-0028
7:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Monday – Friday
309-266-5361
309-266-5508 (Fax)
Planning & Community Development
(Zoning Dept.)
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7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
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News

Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Aug 25, 2016

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that intermittent overnight single lane closures are underway and are scheduled to continue until Friday, Aug. 26 on northbound I-155, just north of Exit 30 (Queenwood Rd.) in Morton. The lane closures are necessary for patching work to be completed. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones. ...

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Agendas - Regular Meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Plan Commission August 22, 2016

Aug 16, 2016

The agendas for the August 22, 2016, meetings of the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals are now available for review.  Please note there is no meeting scheduled for the Plan Commission.  Follow the links below to view the agendas for the upcoming meetings and the dates for the meetings in September. ...

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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees August 15, 2016

Aug 11, 2016

The agenda for the August 15, 2016, meeting of the Village Board of Trustees is now available for review.  Meetings are held at Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood Street, at 7:00 P.M.  The meetings are open to the public.  Follow the link below to view the agenda for the upcoming meeting. ...

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Agenda - Special Meeting of the Plan Commission of the Village of Morton

Aug 11, 2016

The agenda for the August 15, 2016, Special Meeting of the Plan Commission of the Village of Morton is now available for review.  The meeting will be held at Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood Street, at 6:30 P.M.  The meeting is open to the public.  Follow the link below to view the agenda for the upcoming meeting. ...

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Weed Spraying

Aug 8, 2016

Beginning Monday, August 22, and continuing for approximately two weeks, the Village’s contractor will be spraying for weeds along curb and gutters and curbside sidewalks on all Village of Morton streets.  If you do not wish to have the area adjacent to your property sprayed, be sure to remove any grass or weeds from those locations in front of your property.  In addition, please contact the Village at (309) 266-5361 so that your address can be given to the contractor. ...

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Detroit Ave. Project Update - Westbound W. Jefferson Between Detroit & Veterans Closed

Aug 5, 2016

Beginning Tuesday August 9th at 7:00 AM, West Jefferson Street will be restricted to westbound traffic only from Detroit Avenue to Veterans Road.  The eastbound closure is necessary for road construction work on the Detroit Avenue widening project.  Eastbound traffic should access Jefferson Street using the Veterans Road and Jackson Street detour.  Westbound thru traffic and business access will still be permitted.   Two-way traffic on Jefferson Street will re-open at 4:00 PM on Friday September 9th. ...

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IDOT Survey

Aug 4, 2016

The Illinois Department of Transportation is working on their Long Range Transportation Plan for Illinois and to that end they would like interested parties to participate in a survey. If you would like your priorities to be reflected in the survey, please go to http://tinyurl.com/2017LRTP. ...

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Update - Veterans Rd. Roadway Widening & Intersection Improvements Project

Jul 12, 2016

Construction began today, Tuesday, July 12 on the Veterans Rd. widening and intersection improvements project.  This work will include the widening of Veterans Rd. from approximately 700’ south of Thornridge Dr. to just south of Stoneway Dr.  Improvements include earthwork, base course widening, PCC curb and gutter, storm sewer and resurfacing.  The completion date is Sept. 30, 2016. ...

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Veterans Rd. Roadway Widening & Intersection Improvements Project

Jul 7, 2016

Construction will begin next week on the Veterans Rd. roadway widening and intersection improvements project.  This work will include the widening of Veterans Rd. from approximately 700’ south of Thornridge Dr. to just south of Stoneway Dr.  Improvements include earthwork, base course widening, PCC curb and gutter, storm sewer and resurfacing.  The completion date is Sept. 30, 2016.  ...

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Annual Water Quality Report

Jun 8, 2016

Go to http://www.morton-il.gov/files/2015-water-quality-report.pdf   to view your annual water quality report.  This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water during 2015.  For a paper copy, call (309) 266-5361. ...

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Work Set to Begin on Detroit Ave. in Morton

Apr 18, 2016

The Detroit Ave. roadway widening and intersection improvements project in Morton is set to begin construction on Monday, April 25.  ...

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Compliance Commitment Agreement voluntarily entered into by the IEPA and Morton

Mar 9, 2016

Compliance Commitment Agreement (CCA) voluntarily entered into by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Village of Morton pursuant to Violation Notice W-2015-00051 issued on November 18, 2015 as a result of MCL coliform bacteria confirmed during the Sept. 2015 monitoring period and failure to provide adequate chlorination in all parts of the distribution system.  Click here to view the CCA. ...

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Water Quality Advisory - Village of Morton

Jan 21, 2016

To improve water quality throughout the water distribution system, the Village of Morton is optimizing its water treatment and disinfection.  You may experience levels of chlorine in the distribution system higher than previously experienced.  This is normal as the Village monitors the chlorine levels entering the distribution system and they are within the limits for drinking water as established by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  If you have any questions regarding the water quality improvements, please contact Village Hall at (309) 266-5361. ...

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Morton Is the Best City for Illinois Families – WalletHub Study

Jan 15, 2016

Morton was just named by WalletHub.com the No.1, out of 162, city in Illinois in which to raise a family. WalletHub provides evaluations and help with personal finances and life styles. Last year Morton was named the 8th best place to raise a family out of 200 cities by NerdWallet.com. NerdWallet is similar to WalletHub. In 2013, we were named one of the ten best places to raise a family in the United States. All this makes Morton the go to place not only for families but for companies. Companies locate where there are plenty of trained employees to run their operations or, more importantly, where they can attract the people they need.  Any company looking for the right spot has to know that attracting families to Morton will be very easy. ...

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Plaza Update

Nov 3, 2015

Good news, the Morton EDC has raised $815,000 toward the Plaza. The Village Board agreed to start the project if the EDC raised $800,000 in donations. Craig Loudermilk, Public Works Director and the man in charge of this project, has advised me that we will go out for bids on December 18th. We hope to complete the project on or near September 9th, 2016. Thanks to everyone who participated. The central feature of the Plaza is a veterans memorial. If you would like to purchase a paver for the memorial in honor of someone who served in the Military, contact the Morton Community Foundation. ...

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Morton Disaster Exercise

Oct 19, 2015

Tazewell EMA's Dawn Cook held a disaster exercise in Tremont. The event was overseen by the IEMA's Marty Dwyer. The Salvation Army and Tazewell EMA volunteers participated as we walked through an imaginary tornado touch down in Morton. The step by step activity was done in real time and helped identify support as well as areas that need more attention. ...

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Metropolitan Planning Organization has Elected New Chairmen to the Policy and Technical Committees

Jul 7, 2015

The Metropolitan Planning Organization makes recommendations and decisions for the Tri-County area on the use of State and Federal transportation funds. Rainson will head the Policy Committee and Loudermilk will head the Technical Committee. Rainson came to Peoria in 1980 to take the position of Vice President of Operations at CILCO.  He later served as Chairman and CEO of Environmental Science & Engineering and, most recently, held the position of Chairman and CEO at Axis, Inc., an international manufacturing and design consulting firm.  In addition, Mayor Rainson has served on the Tazewell County Board and the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. ...

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Veteran Friendly Morton

May 26, 2015

Our young men and women go in harms way to protect our country but when they come home they go from standing at the front to standing in the back - that has to stop. Morton can lead the way as the premier veterans-friendly city. Why not give preference to veterans for village jobs, why not special offers to veterans from all our stores, how about a land-bank of property on which returning veterans can build, or apartments with subsidized rates for the first few years back until they get on their feet. What are your ideas? Please comment and give me your ideas and/or support. Write rrainson@morton-il.gov ...

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Morton Presented Ameren Illinois Progressive City Award

Apr 9, 2015

Morton was chosen by Ameren Illinois as one of the six Progressive Cities in their service territory. Chosen because 29 area businesses completed 44 energy efficiency projects through Ameren’s ActOnEnergy program. The impact is equivalent to the removal of nearly 1 million pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or planting 92 acres of trees. Ameren presented the award to Mayor Rainson and Administrator Smick at the Morton Fire Station on Thursday, April 9th. ...

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Morton Recognized as Great Place to Raise a Family

Feb 19, 2015

Morton was nationally recognized again as a great place to raise a family. You may recall that in 2013 Family Circle magazine named Morton one of the ten best towns in America in which to raise a family. Now the consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has ranked Morton 8th in their "Best Cities for Young Families in Illinois" study. They evaluated 200 cities for home affordability, prosperity and growth, quality of education, and family friendliness. For the full report, click on this link http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/cities/economics/best-cities-for-young-families-in-illinois-2015/ ...

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