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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)
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(Zoning Dept.)
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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Jun 29, 2016

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following lane closures on I-74 between I-474 and I-155, near Morton in Tazewell County: ...

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Agendas - Regular Meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Plan Commission June 27, 2016

Jun 20, 2016

The agendas for the June 27, 2016, meetings of the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals are now available for review.  Follow the links below to view the agendas. ...

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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees June 20, 2016

Jun 16, 2016

The agenda for the June 20, 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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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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Police Officer Testing Saturday, August 20, 2016

Jun 1, 2016

The Morton Police & Fire Commission will be conducting testing for the entry-level position of Police Officer for Morton, Illinois. ...

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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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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Mar 28, 2016

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will resume Friday, April 1 on I-74 from I-474 to Main St. and on I-155 from Birchwood Ave. to I-74 in Morton. The traffic pattern on eastbound I-74 at the Morton Ave. (Exit 102) interchange will change April 1. Traffic in the right lane of eastbound I-74 will be required to exit to Morton Ave. Through traffic will use the left lane of eastbound I-74. This traffic pattern will remain in effect until July, while construction of eastbound I-74 lanes is completed. Work zone speed limits will be set to 45 mph along I-74 and I-155 in the vicinity of this project, starting April 1. The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Rd. to Morton Ave. in Tazewell County.  The project is expected to be completed by Fall 2016. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones. ...

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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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Long Range Transportation Planning

Feb 5, 2015

IDOT makes their own plans for the use of Federal highway funds. IDOT’s 0-6 Year plan includes money for the Morton intersection at Jackson & Main ($3.9 Million). In addition, our Tri-County Regional Planning Commission makes it’s own plans by accepting project proposals for Federal and State funding from local communities in our area and, using a point system, determining which projects are the most deserving. They are prioritized into 0-5 years, 6-10 years, and 11-25 years. The Peoria-Pekin Metropolitan Planning Area Technical Committee (on which our own Craig Loudermilk serves) makes the recommendations to the Policy Committee (on which I serve) and the Policy Committee accepts, modifies, or rejects their recommendations. Here are some of the upcoming major projects for Morton that are scheduled or expected to receive 70% from the Federal government: ...

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Grimm Bros. Trucking Drop-off Point

Dec 17, 2014

Grimm Bros. Trucking operates a drop-off point at 1090 W. Jefferson St. for their Morton customers.  They accept cardboard, used motor oil and e-waste such as computers, cell phones, TVs, dry cell batteries and audio-video equipment. ...

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Government Access Channel Information

May 7, 2013

Download: Government-Access-Channel-Guide.pdf

You can view Village information and watch Village Board meetings and Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings on your local Government Access Channel.  The Government Access Channel can be found on channel 22 for Comcast customers, and channel 23 for customers of ITV-3.  ...

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