Village of Morton, Illinois

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Morton, IL  61550-0028
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2015 Spring Hydrant Flushing Schedule

Mar 27, 2015

Sunday NIGHT Shift - March 29/30
Hampton Way / Hampton Ct. / Cape Cod / Jay St.
Westshore / Ridge / Circle / Paris / Ken St.
East St. / Stanley
N. Morton: Lakeview to Timberlane
Waldheim Rd. / Lynwood Ct. / Hyde Park Dr
Forestview / Timberlane

Monday DAY Shift - March 30
100-400 blocks of: S. Minnesota / S. Mississippi / S. Montana / S. Nebraska / S. Ohio
Lincoln Ct. / Akron Ct. / Dayton Ct./ North Dr. / Shiloh St.  Pocono Ave. / Warwick Cr.
100-300 blocks of: N. Oklahoma / N. Oregon / N. Pennsylvania / N. Rhode Island
1000 block of: Emerson / Dunne

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2015 Spring Hydrant Flushing Schedule

Mar 26, 2015

Thursday NIGHT Shift - March 26 / 27
 E. Ashland / W. Ashland / Ashland Ct / W. Courtland / W. Lakeland   
N. Morton: Ashland to Lakeland
Veterans Rd.: Jackson to Lakeland
W. Birchwood west of I-155
Erie / Flint

Friday DAY Shift - March 27
Sunset Rd. / Sunset Ct.
100-400 blocks of:
S. Illinois / S. Indiana / S. Kansas / S. Louisiana / S. Missouri
100-300 blocks of: 
N. Ohio / N. Oklahoma / N. Oregon
800-1000 block of:
Emerson / Dunne / Kay / Madison / Marshall / Monroe / Johnson St.

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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 25, 2015

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the right two lanes of eastbound I-74 between I-474 and I-155 will be closed from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 28th.

All eastbound I-474 traffic will be required to merge into one lane of I-74 traffic. Significant travel delays are possible on both eastbound I-74 and eastbound I-474 during this time. Motorists should plan accordingly.

The lane closures are necessary for striping work to be completed in preparation for the upcoming construction season.

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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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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2015 Spring Hydrant Flushing

Mar 19, 2015

Village of Morton employees will begin the semi-annual hydrant flushing program on Sunday, March 22, 2015, weather permitting.  Flushing operations will be conducted between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM daily (Mon. through Fri.), and between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM nightly (except Fri. and Sat.).  Flushing of the entire system should be completed in approximately three weeks.  Residents in affected areas may notice a brief drop in water pressure, as well as some discoloration of the water.  Daily information regarding flushing patterns may be found on Comcast channel 22, iTV-3 channel 23, and

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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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Agenda - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees March 16, 2015

Mar 16, 2015

The agenda for the March 16, 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 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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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:

0-5 Years: Detroit Ave. (Jackson to 1600’ South). This project is funded.
6-10 Years: Detroit Ave. (Jackson to Birchwood). This project is approved and projected to cost $5.5 Million but the availability of Federal funds is expected; not guaranteed.
11-25 Years: 4th St. $5.6 Million, Tennessee Ave. $11.2 Million, and Main Street $5 Million. These projects are approved but funding is only estimated to be available; funding is not guaranteed.

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