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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
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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Sep 19, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the left lane of eastbound I-74 and the left lane of westbound I-74 between Morton Avenue and I-155 will be closed from 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 19th until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21st. During this time, traffic will be shifted onto recently constructed pavement and bridges. The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Road to Morton Avenue in Tazewell County. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones. For more information on this project, visit http://www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/i-74-and-i-155-improvement-project.   For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4. ...

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2014 Fall Hydrant Flushing - Area 2 Zone A

Sep 19, 2014

The semi-annual hydrant flushing program begins on Sunday, September 21, 2014.  Flushing operations will be conducted from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday thru Friday), and from 8:30 PM to 6:30 AM nightly (Sunday thru Thursday). ...

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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Sep 18, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that US 150 (Jackson Street) in Morton will be closed where it meets I-74 from 6:00 a.m. Saturday, September 20th until 6:00 a.m. Monday, September 22nd. The closure is necessary for demolition of the bridge carrying the eastbound lanes of I-74 over Jackson Street. Eastbound I-74 traffic will be moved onto newly constructed lanes. Detour signs will be posted for Jackson Street traffic. The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Road to Morton Avenue in Tazewell County. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones. For more information on this project, visit http://www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/i-74-and-i-155-improvement-project.   For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4. ...

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Morton Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Q&A

Sep 16, 2014

What is the household hazardous waste disposal day? The household hazardous waste disposal day is an opportunity for Morton residents to discard household and garden chemicals, batteries, and related items that cannot go into normal waste collection or the Village sewer system. ...

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Jackson Street Closure

Sep 15, 2014

Jackson Street under I-74 will be closed the morning of Saturday, September 20th and will remain closed until Monday morning, September 22nd, at 6:00 A.M. ...

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Village of Morton Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event

Sep 15, 2014

A household hazardous waste disposal event will be held on Saturday, October 11, for Morton residents, from 7:30A.M. to 3:30P.M., in the parking lot of the former Farm and Fleet store at 180 Detroit Avenue in Morton. Morton residents will be able to dispose of items otherwise prohibited in landfills and which cannot legally enter sanitary or storm water sewage systems. Click here for a list of acceptable items and non-acceptable items. ...

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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees September 15, 2014

Sep 15, 2014

The agenda for the September 15, 2014, Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Morton, Illinois is now available for review.  The meetings are open to the public.  Follow the link below to view the agenda for the upcoming meeting. ...

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Video - September 3, 2014 Public Meeting Regarding New Water Treatment Process

Sep 4, 2014

Video of the September 3, 2014, public meeting held by the Village of Morton and representatives from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) regarding a new process to eliminate buildup in the water main pipes is now available.  Follow the link below to view the video. ...

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Public Meeting Tonight 6:00 PM with Village of Morton and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Sep 3, 2014

Please note the public meeting being held by the Village of Morton and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) regarding a new process to eliminate buildup on the water main pipes is scheduled for tonight at 6:00pm at Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood St., Morton, IL 61550.  A misprint in today’s edition of the Morton Times-News listed the meeting start time at 7:00pm which is incorrect.  For more information click here or please contact Craig Loudermilk, Director of Public Works, or Bob Burton, Superintendent of the Water Treatment Department, at (309)266-5361. ...

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Reminder - Public Meeting September 3, 2014 with Village of Morton and IEPA

Sep 2, 2014

The Village of Morton is working with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on a new process to eliminate buildup in the water main pipes and will hold a public meeting on the matter on Wed., Sept. 3, 2014 at 6:00pm at Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood St., Morton, IL, 61550.  For more information click here or please contact Craig Loudermilk, Director of Public Works, or Bob Burton, Superintendent of the Water Treatment Department, at (309)266-5361. ...

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The Village of Morton is Working with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on a New Process to Eliminate Buildup in the Water Main Pipes

Aug 22, 2014

The Village of Morton has a plentiful and safe supply of drinking water. Our water is pumped daily through wells from a sand and gravel aquifer located approximately 300 feet underground. Once this well water enters one of our three water treatment plants, it is filtered, softened, and disinfected prior to being distributed for consumption.  The water we pump from our treatment plants has been constantly good quality for many decades. ...

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Upcoming Sewer Repair Work

Aug 19, 2014

The Village of Morton has contracted Hoerr Construction Inc. to install CIPP (cured in place pipe) in the following areas. ...

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Free Medication Disposal September 27th at Morton Police Department

Aug 18, 2014

Unused or expired medications can be brought to the Morton Police Department, 375 W. Birchwood Street, for safe disposal on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10 a.m.-2p.m. ...

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School Zone Enforcement

Aug 7, 2014

The Morton Police Department would like to remind motorists that Morton School District (709) resumes session on 8/13/14.  School speed zones and no parking zones will be enforced to ensure the safety of the students. ...

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Morton Police Department Police Officer Examination

Jul 21, 2014

The Morton Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will hold an examination for the position of Police Officer on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:30 A.M. at Morton High School. ...

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Annual Water Quality Report

Jun 27, 2014

The annual water quality report is now available for review.  This report contains important information about the quality of your drinking water during 2013.  Please follow the link below to view the report.  Please call (309) 266-5361 to obtain a paper copy of the report. ...

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Temporary Daytime Closure of On-Street Bike Trail along W. Jefferson St.

Jun 27, 2014

The Village of Morton announces that the on-street bike trail along W. Jefferson St. from W. Bond St. to the South will be closed Monday through Friday during the daytime hours (7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) for approximately eight (8) weeks beginning Monday, June 30th.  This closure is necessary as Ameren upgrades the overhead power lines along W. Jefferson St. ...

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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

May 23, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that northbound and southbound traffic on Morton Avenue in Morton will be shifted to the southbound lanes between Ashland Street and Clark Street Thursday, May 29th, weather permitting. The traffic shift will allow for the reconstruction of the northbound lanes of Morton Avenue. A minimum of one lane in each direction and access to and from I-74 will remain open throughout construction. Traffic will remain in this revised pattern until November. Also May 29th, the loop ramp taking eastbound I-74 traffic to northbound Morton Avenue will permanently close. Eastbound I-74 traffic will access northbound Morton Avenue by making a left turn from the ramp on the west side of Morton Avenue. The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Road to Morton Avenue in Tazewell County. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones. For more information on this project, visit http://www.dot.il.gov/ImprovingI74I155/index.html.   For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4. ...

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Homefield Energy to Continue as Morton's Aggregation Supplier

Apr 15, 2014

Download: News-Release-Contract-for-2014-2016.pdf

The Village of Morton will enter a new contract period with electric power supplier Homefield Energy later this year.  The Village’s first aggregation contract with Homefield will end with the June billing cycle, and the new contract will take effect with June meter readings payable in July.  The new 24-month agreement with Homefield locks in a rate of 4.66 cents per kilowatt hour and mandates that Homefield supply 50% of power from renewable sources or purchase renewable energy credits. ...

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Courtland St. Roadway Widening and Intersection Improvements Project

Sep 17, 2013

By the end of September, work will begin to widen E. Courtland St. from N. Morton Ave. to Walton Ave.  This effort will also include intersection improvements at both locations.  This is all part of the planned improvements to increase the traffic capacity along the Courtland St. corridor due to projected future development.  The project will consist of multiple traffic stages with a projected completion date of June 1, 2014. ...

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