Mt. Morris


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Mount Morris is a village in Mount Morris Township, Ogle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,998 at the 2010 census, down from 3,013 in 2000.

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Mount Morris News


Several Win Races Throughout the Sauk Valley

Several other decisions in the Sauk Valley were decided Tuesday night. In Forreston voters chose Monty Cotter, Ken Vinnedge and Gary Buss out of a field of 6 candidates for Village Trustee’s.  In the Oregon City Commissioner’s Race Timothy Krug, Melanie Cozzi, Terry Schuster and Kurtis Ray Wilson won their races. Polo voters chose Randy…read more »

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Sauk Valley Voters Said Yes to Almost All Tax Increase Requests

Voters in several Sauk Valley communities had to decide if they wanted to raise their taxes for specific reasons. In Oregon the Police Protection Tax Increase of .60% on all taxable Property was approved 195-147.  Franklin Grove voters overwhelmingly approved the construction of a new fire station as the Fire District Bond was approved. Voters…read more »

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Demmer Says Lawmakers Do Not Care What Tax Barrage is Doing to Families

A recent Wallet Hub study gave Illinois the new title of “Highest Tax Burden State in the Nation”. State Representative Tom Demmer of Dixon joined colleagues in calling for an end to the barrage of tax increases in the state. Demmer says the conversation about taxes in Illinois around a family’s dinner table is far…read more »

Mount Morris Obituaries


Betty J. (Svendsen) Handschuh

Betty J. (Svendsen) Handschuh, 87, of Mount Morris, IL, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2019, at Pinecrest Terrace in Mount Morris, IL. She was born October 9, 1931, in Milladore, WI, the daughter of late Carl and Elvina Svendsen. She was the youngest of 3 siblings. She graduated from Lakeview High School, Chicago, in…read more »


Frank P. Sinkus

Frank P. Sinkus, 64 of Mt. Morris, died Sunday, August 19, 2018 at his home.  Frank was born on August 22, 1951 in Chicago, the son of Al and Janie (Morrano) Sinkus. He married Linda Newcomer on June 9, 2006 in Dixon.  He is survived by his wife, Linda of Mt. Morris; his children, Kevin…read more »

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