Village of Morton, Illinois

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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
309-266-5508 (Fax)
Planning & Community Development
(Zoning Dept.)
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Fall 2016 Hydrant Flushing Complete

Oct 27, 2016

The fire hydrant flushing program has been completed.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during the last few weeks while flushing operations were conducted.

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Trick or Treat Hours

Oct 24, 2016

Trick or Treat hours for the Village of Morton are set for Monday, October 31st from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. for visiting homes in the neighborhoods.  Children are asked to visit homes that have the porch light on, inviting them to ring the bell for treats.  Watch for cars and stay safe!

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Agendas - Regular Meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Plan Commission October 24, 2016

Oct 17, 2016

The agendas for the October 24, 2016, meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Plan Commission are now available for review.  Meetings are held at Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood Street, beginning at 6:00 P.M.  The meetings are open to the public.  Follow the link below to view the agendas for the upcoming meetings.

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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees October 17, 2016

Oct 14, 2016

The agenda for the October 17, 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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Yard Waste Disposal Program Fall 2016

Sep 26, 2016


Open: Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Wednesday, Nov. 23
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. daily (Wednesday – Sunday)
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

VILLAGE OF MORTON RESIDENTS ONLY:  Free yard waste disposal is available at Sewage Treatment Plant #2, 2625 S. Fourth (at the corner of S. Fourth and Broadway Rd.).  Verification of name & address required.

The program is "self-serve" as it has been in the past.  A fenced area at STP#2 will be designated for yard waste disposal.  Assistance will not be provided for removal or dumping of landscape waste, so please plan accordingly.    

The following regulations and limitations must be met: 

     1) Only leaves, grass clippings, and tree branches (no greater than 5' in length
         or 4” in diameter), and any associated landscape waste will be accepted.
     2) No paper or plastic bags will be allowed for disposal.  
     3) Neither landscaping timber (railroad ties) nor construction lumber is
     4) No commercial enterprise may deposit landscape waste at this site.
     5) "Root mass" from trees, bushes, or shrubbery is not allowed.
     6) No pet waste, household garbage or plant containers of any kind at this site.
     7)  No yard waste is to be left outside the designated fenced area.
     8) Video surveillance will take place during the program. 

Please follow, or help us police these rules to ensure the continued operation of this free yard waste disposal program for all citizens of Morton. 

Remember that it is a violation of Village ordinances to deposit landscape and yard waste on Village property (in the streets, in Prairie and Bull Run Creeks, down storm sewers, etc.), and that open burning of landscape waste or any kind of garbage is prohibited within the Village limits.

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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

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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Jul 8, 2016

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following lane closures on I-74, between I-474 and Main St. (just east of Exit 102) near Morton in Tazewell County:

• Two left lanes of eastbound and westbound I-74 will be closed from 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 8 to 6 a.m. Monday, July 11.

These closures are necessary for crews to install pavement markings. Significant travel delays are expected.

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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Annual Water Quality Report

Jun 8, 2016

Go to   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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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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