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Road Closure
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.

For information on the I-74/I-155 ramp closures please refer to:



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.

Totes for Ta-Tas
5th Annual
25 Cent Night

Community United Church of Christ, 300 N. Main, Morton
Saturday, April 25, 2015 5:00pm
Auction begins at 6:00pm
Their is $5.00 admission fee and all ages are welcome!
Bring lots of quarters and bid on some great items from a variety of crafters and vendors!
Food and drinks will be available for purchase as well.
Questions? Contact Sharyl at (309)657-0992

2nd Annual Morton
Community Garage Sale

The Morton Tourism Association is accepting donations for the 2nd Annual Community Garage Sale to be held at Lincoln School on April 24th and 25th. The purpose of the sale is to raise money to replace the Christmas decorations that are over 10 years old and need to be replaced. If you have gently used items that you are willing to donate you can bring them to the tourism office at 200 S. First Ave anytime now through April 23rd. The office is open from 9am-1pm on Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri. Large items should be delivered to the school on April 24th at 3pm. If you need to make arrangements to have something delivered at a special time, or picked up, call Susan Pyles at 573-1276. If you need additional information, the tourism office number is 266-5153

Villas of Holly Brook - Morton
Grand Opening

You are cordially invited to the Villas of Holly Brook – Morton Grand Opening to be held on April 25, 2015 starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 amfollowed by a full meal and building tours between Noon and 4pm. Public welcome. Please invite your friends and family! Villas of Holly Brook–Morton, 1709 North Main Street, Morton, Illinois 61550, (at the north-west corner of Highland and Main) If you have any questions please call me!
Jamie Troyer, Executive Director, 309-264-0341.

Bulky Item Pick Up Day

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.

The Morton High School Orchestra
Outdoor concert

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Idlewood Park Pavilion (Bertha Frank in case of rain).

The Morton High School Orchestra will present its first ever outdoor concert. The music for the evening has been chosen by the graduating Orchestra Class of 2015, and the theme is “One for the Decades.”  Beginning in the 1970s and working their way to the present, the MHS Orchestra will present blasts-from-the-past by Queen, Rick Springfield and Michael Jackson, as well as contemporary favorites by Fun., Imagine Dragons, and Mumford and Sons!  It will be a fun evening of music with something for everyone to enjoy!  

Morton Tunnel Memorabilia
Morton Tourism Office, 200 S. First.

The Morton Tourism Association has Morton Tunnel travel mugs, short & long Sleeve T-Shirts for sale. The 18 oz. travel mug is $15 and short sleeve t-shirts are $20 and long sleeve are $25. These can be shipped for an additional $2. We now have long sleeve Morton Tunnel T-shirts in children's sizes for sale for $20.

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