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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


Area Representatives Respond to Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal

In his first budget proposal as Illinois’ new Governor, J.B. Pritzker proposed a nearly $39 billion fiscal 2020 budget. The Governor said it will serve as a bridge to a stable fiscal future until they can change the income tax system. Democrats applauded the address, saying the Governor gave a realistic view of the state’s…read more »

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Two Persons From Morrison Arrested for Animal Neglect

On Monday, February 11, 2019, Morrison Police arrested 23 year old Marissa R. Smith of Morrison and 31 year old James D. McCollough, also of Morrison, charging them both with Animal Neglect (Class B Misdemeanor). These arrests are the result of an investigation conducted with the assistance of the Whiteside County Health Department – Animal…read more »


Whiteside County Sheriff Taking Applications for Scholarship

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $50,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2019-2020 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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High Winds, Blowing Snow and Power Outages Shuts Down the Sauk Valley

Winter weather came through the Sauk Valley with a roar on Tuesday. Ice accumulation and high winds caused thousands of ComEd costumers to find themselves without power. Ogle, Lee and Whiteside County Sheriff’s Departments stated the road conditions deteriorated and several places had downed power lines on or near the roads.  Wind gusts up to…read more »

Morrison Obituaries


Jerry Ray Habben

The man. The myth. The legend. Men wanted to be him and women wanted to be with him. Jerry Ray Habben, 63, of Morrison, died Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home after a courageous battle with cancer.  Jerry loved spending time with his family, his grandchildren always held a special place…read more »


Dr. Catherine R. Akker

Dr. Catherine R. Akker, age 68, of Thomson, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Heritage Health in Walnut. Catherine Rebecca Still was born February 24, 1950 to Paul and Frances (McHan) Still in Clinton, Iowa.  She married Steven Akker on August 2, 1992. Cathy graduated from Mt. St. Clare Academy.  Later, she earned her nursing…read more »

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