Village of Morton, Illinois

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Village of Morton
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120 North Main Street
Post Office Box 28
Morton, IL  61550-0028
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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Apr 17, 2015

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that traffic on Jefferson Street in Morton will be detoured from Detroit Avenue to Veterans Avenue beginning Monday, April 20th and continuing until the end of May.

The detour will take Jefferson Street traffic to Jackson Street via Detroit Avenue and Veterans Avenue, and is necessary for continued work on the road and bridge structure.

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
For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at

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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees April 20, 2015

Apr 17, 2015

The agenda for the April 20, 2015, 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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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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Jefferson Street Detour Beginning April 20th

Apr 8, 2015

Beginning on Monday, April 20, 2015, W. Jefferson St. between I-74 and Veterans Rd. will be closed for approximately three (3) weeks.  The closure is necessary for crews to finish drainage, curb and gutter, and asphalt work.

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2015 Spring Hydrant Flushing Complete

Apr 7, 2015

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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Bulky Item Pick-up April 27-May 1

Apr 1, 2015

A bulky item pick up day for customers of Grimm Bros. Trucking is scheduled for the week of April 27th - May 1st on your regularly scheduled garbage day.  Please have acceptable items at the curb by 6:00 am.  Anything that can fit in a can, bag or box will require an additional trash sticker.  The pick up is for bulky items only.

Acceptable Materials Include: Doors & windows, mattresses, furniture, carpet & wood scraps (bundled), construction material (must be bundled, be cut to less than 5' in length, and weigh less than 50 lbs. per bundle)

Non Acceptable Materials Include: Tires, paint, batteries, appliances (white goods), yard waste, hazardous material (oil, gas, solvents), e-waste (computers, TV's, electronics), concrete

For more information call Grimm Bros. Trucking at 263-2390.

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I-74 & I-155 Ramp Detours

Mar 26, 2015

The Illinois Department of Transportation has informed the Village of Morton that the ramp closures and detours at the I-74/I-155 interchange will go into effect starting April 1st.  Click here to see a drawing showing the ramps that will be closed and the detour routes.  Also, the website below has additional information regarding the project.

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Improving I-74/I-155 Project Update

Mar 24, 2015

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following ramp closures, both scheduled to take effect Wednesday, April 1st and continue until the end of November:

• The ramp from northbound I-155 to westbound I-74 will be closed.

o Detour: Eastbound I-74 to Morton Avenue interchange; follow detour loops to westbound I-74; proceed westbound on I-74

• The ramp from westbound I-74 to southbound I-155 will be closed.

o Detour: Westbound on I-74 to Exit 98 (Pinecrest Drive); follow detour loops to eastbound I-74; proceed eastbound on I-74; exit onto southbound I-155

The ramp closures are necessary to reconstruct the I-74 and I-155 interchange.

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

For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at

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Spring 2015 Yard Waste Disposal Program

Mar 17, 2015


Saturday, April 11th through Sunday, April 26th
8:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. daily

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.).

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 plastic bags will be allowed for disposal.  
     3) Neither landscaping timber (railroad ties) nor construction lumber is                      allowed.
     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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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

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