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Morrison is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,188 at the 2010 census, down from 4,447 in 2000. It is the county seat of Whiteside County. It is located on the Historic Lincoln Highway, the nation’s first transcontinental highway and in Morrison was the site of two concrete “seedling miles”, which served as prototypes of what an improved highway could do for the nation.

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Morrison News

Gas Leak

Most of the Community of Shannon Evacuated Due to Gas Leak

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department Friday night announced they were evacuating most of the community of Shannon due to a gas leak. The department says the gas leak happened at Route 72 and Stanton Street.  An area of at least 5 blocks around the leak has been evacuated.  The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page…read more »

Whiteside County Stolen Bike

Whiteside Sheriff Department Asking Help to Locate Stolen Motor Bike

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in locating a stolen, green in color, 1978 Honda Express NC50 taken from the Rock Falls area sometime this past week. It has modifications with a lawn mower ignition. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Deputy Deyo at the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office,…read more »

Whiteside Sheriff Forgery

Whiteside County Deputies Take Into Custody Two Suspects They Were Looking For

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of the last of two individuals they had been looking for. On Monday Deputies took into custody Jarrod Meurs following an ongoing investigation.  Meures was charged with Forgery as well as Burglary. About mid-July Deputies arrested Gregory McElhiney for the same offenses.  Additional charges are said to…read more »

Savanna Sabula Bridge

The Savanna Bridge to Reopen at the End of the Month

The Iowa Department of Transportation has announced that the Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge that crosses the Mississippi River at Savanna is scheduled to reopen Aug. 31. The ferry service will remain in place until then. The new bridge has been closed for several months after its original opening date earlier this year.  The delay…read more »

Morrison Obituaries


Robert “Bob” Pannell

Robert “Bob” Pannell, 87 of Thomson, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at his home. Bob was born on May 4, 1931 in Fulton, the son of Edward and Katherine (Norman) Pannell. He married Dorothy Kustes on April 23, 1960 in Fulton. She preceded him in death on August 14, 2012. He was a member of…read more »


Hazel Arlene Gonigam

Hazel Arlene Gonigam, 84 of Dixon, formerly of Walnut, died Friday, August 03, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison.  Hazel was born on March 14, 1934 in Mendota, the daughter of Vesta and Laura (Moody) Pasley. She married Gail Gonigam on September 6, 1985 at the Harmon Christian Assembly Church. She worked as…read more »

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