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The Village of Morton Gas Department will conduct a leak survey beginning May 28th and concluding on June 5th, weather permitting.  Residents in areas being surveyed will see Gas Department employees performing tasks similar to those in the photo in the link below.  Some employees will also be conducting the survey on foot.  For more information on the leak survey call 266-5361.


Morton Relay For Life
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Jefferson Elementary School
220 E. Jefferson, Morton


3:00 PM Opening Ceremony
3:30-5:00 PM Glow Run Registration
3:30-6:00 PM Girl Scouts Kids' events
4:00-8:00 PM Kids events including the Balloon guy from 4-5 pm, bouncy houses and kids registration booth
4:00-6:00 PM Bags contest
5:30-6:30 PM Survivor Dinner
6:00-8:00 PM Rock-paper-scissors contest
7:00-8:00 PM Glow Run Race
8:30 PM Glow Run Prizes
9:00 PM Luminaria Ceremony
9:30 PM Closing Ceremony

Morton Public Library Summer
Monday, June 1, 2015
9 am - 8 pm

The Morton Public Library Kickoff begines on Monday, June 1, 2015. They have many program planned throughout the summer for all age groups including magic acts, juggling, science programs and Toddler Time. During the Kickoff there will be a program by Rick's Magic at 12:30 pm and Batman Visits at 6 pm. A calendar of events may be obtained at the library on Pershing in Morton. Brown Bag-It is every Friday from 12:30pm to 1 pm. It's going to be a busy summer! Bring your kids and have some fun.

Registration is required for several programs. Registration begins May 26 for: Learn Spanish through Fun and Games beginning on June 4; Fun with Art beginning on June 10; and the Peoria Fencing Academy beginning on June 11.

During the Kickoff, Rick's Magic will perform at 12:30 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. Batman will be visiting.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event

Saturday, June 13, for Morton residents, from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., at the Bus Transportation Facility at 250 W. Courtland Street in Morton. Morton residents will be able to dispose of items otherwise prohibited in landfills and which cannot legally enter sanitary or storm water sewage systems. A list of acceptable items and non-acceptable items are listed below. Disposal will be managed by Area Disposal / Grimm Bros. Trucking, and their contractor Veolia, an international firm specializing in household hazardous waste disposal.

Morton police will provide traffic control at the site to facilitate entry and departure. There is no limit to the amount of material each resident may drop off. However, because the service is limited to Morton residents, identification will be required for disposal.

For those looking to dispose of used motor oil or e-waste only, Grimm Bros. Trucking accepts these items for disposal on a regular basis from their customers at their facility located at 1090 W. Jefferson Street in Morton during regular business hours.

Paint can be disposed of at the curb as long as it is solidified. To turn the paint from a liquid to a solid, leave the lid off the paint can and let it dry. Customers can also add kitty litter to the paint can to expedite the drying process. The lid must be off the paint can, and the can outside the tote, at the curb for Grimm Bros. Trucking to accept it.

Acceptable Items
o Oil-based paints
o Household & Auto (lead acid) batteries, NiCd, lithium, and alkaline batteries
o Paint thinner
o Used motor oil*
o Herbicides
o Drain cleaners
o Insecticides
o Lawn chemicals
o Pesticides/solvents
o Old gasoline
o Antifreeze
o Pool chemicals
o Hobby chemicals
o Cleaning products
o Mercury
o Aerosol paints and pesticides
o Fluorescent lamp bulbs
o Double bagged & wetted asbestos
o Old, outdated medicines & pharmaceuticals (NO DEA CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES)
o CFL (compact fluorescent light bulbs) 4’ & 8’ fluorescent light bulbs
o Computers, old electronics*
o Latex paint
o Propane tanks

Non-Acceptable Items
o Smoke detectors
o Explosives
o Fireworks
o Fire extinguishers
o Medical wastes (Sharps, needles & potentially infectious medical wastes)
o Business/commercial sector wastes

*Denotes items accepted for disposal during regular business hours at the Area Disposal/Grimm Bros. Trucking office in Morton.


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

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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