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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

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What is the Coolest Thing Made in Your Town?

Statewide, manufacturing generates more than $304 billion in economic output, contributing 12 percent to the state’s Gross Domestic Product – the largest share of any industry in Illinois. To celebrate and bring awareness of what is made in Illinois and in your own community, the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association launched the first annual “Makers Madness” contest,…read more »

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Whiteside County Sheriff Taking Applications for Scholarship

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of…read more »

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Teen Arrested in Connection to Drive-by Shooting in Morrison

On Saturday at approximately 10 AM Whiteside County Sheriff’s office was contacted in reference to a drive-by shooting which occurred on January 25, 2020. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that 19 year old Jonathan P. Wiersema of Morrison was driving a vehicle and fired four shots from the vehicle aimed at…read more »


Whiteside County Sheriff Looking for 911 Dispatchers

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Merit Commission is currently accepting applications for the 9-1-1 Dispatcher / Telecommunicator Eligibility List. Positions are available at locations in Morrison and Sterling, IL. Application deadline is Monday, February 24, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. FOR MORE INFORMATION please visit: (Under Documents and Forms)read more »

Morrison Obituaries


Jimmy L. Church

Jimmy L. Church, age 70, of Lyndon, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. Jimmy was born October 8, 1949 in Prophetstown the son of Everett and Mabel (Warnke) Church.  He served in the US Navy from 1969-1971 and was employed at Lawrence Brothers for many years.  He married Gayle Powell…read more »

Thomas and Dawn Whitney

Thomas and Dawn Whitney, of Lyndon, died Saturday, November 16, 2019 at their home. Thomas was born January 6, 1941 in Keshena, Wis. the son of Thomas and Madeline (Westcott) Whitney.  He served in the US Coast Guard and was employed as a contractor.  He was also a member of the Menominee Nation. Dawn was…read more »