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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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Whiteside Sheriff Deputies Issue Feeling Cute Challenge

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department decided they just wanted to have a little fun. They have also turned this fun into a challenge to other law enforcement agencies in the Sauk Valley. If you go to their Facebook page you will see one of their deputies draped over the hood of a patrol vehicle.  Above…read more »

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Whiteside County Sheriff Warns of Asphalt Scammers

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office has received recent reports from citizens that they have been in contact with asphalt contracting scammers. This type of scam is also referred to as a Gypsy Scam, in that these individuals will hit a specific area or neighborhood and once they have worn out their efforts, they pick up…read more »

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Morrison Teen Injured After Jumping From a Moving Vehicle

Early Saturday morning Whiteside County Deputies responded to a report of a female passenger jumping out of a moving vehicle on IL-78 south of Morrison. Upon further investigation, 19 year old Jenna D. Lilly of Morrison jumped out of the rear passenger seat of a moving vehicle causing injuries to her. She was transported by…read more »

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Driver Charged With Numerous Offenses After Putting Car in the Ditch

Shortly before 7am Sunday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Polo Police Department responded to the 16000 block of West Illinois Route 52 for a single vehicle in the ditch. After an investigation it was learned that 29 year old Arthur J Zacharias of Mt Carroll was driving westbound on Illinois Rte 52 when…read more »

Morrison Obituaries

Mary O. Ratzlaff

Mary O. Ratzlaff, 85, of Morrison, IL, passed peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Franklin, TN surrounded by her daughters. Mary was born February 25, 1934 in Rock Falls, IL, the daughter of Chirila John and Eva (Pavel) Ordean.  She married Harold Ratzlaff on July 6, 1952 in Sterling.  He preceded her in death…read more »

David Robinson

David Robinson, age 64, died Sunday June 2, 2019 at Morrison Community Hospital. David was born on May 24, 1955 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was the son of Donald and Colleen (Beer) Robinson.  He married Mary Haggard on January 20, 1984 in Clinton, Iowa.  David was employed as a Railroad Conductor with Union Pacific Railroad…read more »

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