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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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It is Pumpkin Time in Mount Carroll

It’s all about pumpkins in downtown Mount Carroll from 10am – 2pm on October 27th during the annual Pumpkin Fest. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce and suitable for all ages, it will offer a variety of activities to help get you in the spirit of Halloween. From kids and pets in costume to the…read more »

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Morrison Police Holding Forums For Police Protection Referendum

Chief of Police Brian Melton will be presenting information to the public regarding the Police Protection Tax Referendum that is on the Nov. 6 ballot for voters within the City of Morrison. There will be two community forums offering information on this referendum. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm Community Room (Odell Library) Tuesday,…read more »

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Pet Microchip Scanners Provided to Area Law Enforcement

On Monday Twilight Bark in conjunction with Granny Rose Animal Shelter and Lee County Animal Control, presented pet microchip scanners to local law enforcement agencies. Between a very generous anonymous donation, a local business and other donations from the public, the CHIPS fundraiser raised $1,388 that was used to purchase six scanners in addition to…read more »

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Several Persons Taken to Rockford and Area Hospitals Following Head On Crash

Saturday morning, shortly before noon, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a reported two vehicle head on collision. According to Deputies the accident happened on Illinois Rt. 78 on the curve north of Vinegar Hill Road.  Preliminary investigation showed a pickup operated by Jamie Dowdall of Lena was heading southbound.  Deputies say…read more »

Morrison Obituaries


Gary Lee Downs

Gary Lee Downs, age 75 of Lanark, died Sunday, October 14, 2018 at his home. Gary was born on May 6, 1943 at his paternal grandparents’ home in Lanark, the son of Harlan L. and Mary L. (Endress) Downs. He was very active all his life as a Boy Scout. He served his country in…read more »


Ardee Jean Fogel

Ardree Jean Fogel, age 89 of Milledgeville, died Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in Mt Carroll. Ardree was born on July 23, 1929 in Sterling, the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Reiger) Conley. She attended Sterling Schools. Ardree married John “Jay” B. Fogel on April 24, 1948 in Milledgeville. He preceded her…read more »

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