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.)
Village Hall

7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Pay Utility Bill
Call our office at 309-266-5361 to pay by credit/debit card or checking/savings

Gas Odors, Carbon Monoxide Calls, & Water Leaks
Home or Business

7:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
After hours and Holidays



Morton Fire and Emergency
Medical Services
Emergency Calls – 911
Non-Emergency Calls

Morton Police Department
Emergency Calls – 911
Non-Emergency Calls

Call:  811 - 24 Hours a day


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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees January 16, 2017

Jan 13, 2017

The agenda for the January 16, 2017, 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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Agendas - Regular Meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Plan Commission January 23, 2017

Jan 6, 2017

The agendas for the January 23, 2017, meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Plan Commission are now available for review.  Please note there is no meeting scheduled for the Zoning Board of Appeals this month.  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 and the date for the next Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.

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Water Use Site Survey Error

Dec 30, 2016

The Village of Morton is aware of an error on the billing and site address portion of the Water Use Site Survey that all residents and businesses will receive in the mail from Aqua Backflow.  We apologize for the inconvenience as we have received many phone calls and e-mails today and we are working to resolve the issue. 

We would still appreciate your efforts to complete the survey as it is an important part of our cross connection program.  For the Village to remain compliant, cooperation from all residential and commercial property owners is essential and a critical part of this program. 

You can revise the form with your correct Billing Information and Site Information or you may contact Aqua Backflow at (847) 742-2296 if you have questions or need assistance filling out the survey.  It should only take 60 seconds of your time.  Or, you can also fill out the survey on-line at  Go to the Forms tab and select Water Use Survey.  The password is Illinois.

Again, I apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your efforts to continue to fill out the survey.

Craig Loudermilk, Director of Public Works

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Christmas Tree Mulching at Freedom Hall

Dec 27, 2016

Village of Morton residents can bring their Christmas trees to Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood Street, for mulching December 26th - January 13th.  Please be sure to remove all tree bags, lights, ornaments, and tinsel before dropping off the tree for disposal.  Click here to view a complete listing of the Tazewell County Christmas tree mulching sites.

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Water Use Survey

Dec 19, 2016

MORTON – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires every water supplier to develop and implement a comprehensive cross connection control program for the elimination of existing cross connections and prevention or protection from all future cross connections.  Regulations are in place to protect our drinking water systems.  A requirement of the program is to conduct a survey of all water customers every two years.  Morton water customers will receive a survey form in the mail soon, if not already.  Please simply follow the directions, complete, and return the short survey form immediately after you receive it.  The survey can be returned for free via an online form, fax, or email. It can also be returned via the U.S. Postal Service.

The contractor hired to implement and oversee Morton’s program is Aqua Backflow from Elgin, IL.  They specialize in cross connection control program management.  Please return all surveys to them, not Morton.  Note that if you have or require backflow protection, you may be notified for compliance (testing, repairs, or installations) by Aqua Backflow.  Contact them at 847-742-2296 or with any questions.

Morton’s Cross Connection Control Program is designed to safeguard public health.  We ask for your cooperation with our program, its enforcement, and any requests for information that comes from Aqua Backflow or utility staff.

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Oct 31, 2016

The Village has openings on one Board and two Commissions. These openings are filled by the President (aka Mayor) and approved by the Board of Trustees. If you are interested in being appointed, please send an email to with a very short resume and a brief explanation of why you are interested in serving.

Zoning Board of Appeals
Five Year Appointment
Independent of the Village Board, the ZBA considers appeals to decision of the Zoning Officer and considers zoning variances.

Business District Commission
Three Year Appointment
Administers grants and loans for improvement of Morton from the 1/4% sales tax.

Police & Fire Commission
Three Year Appointment
Responsible for the selection, appointment, promotion, discipline, and dismissal of the Village of Morton’s full-time sworn police officers.

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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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