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

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Mt. Morris Driver Injured and Cited Following Single Vehicle Crash

Shortly after 10am Tuesday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident with an injury on East IL Route 64. After arriving on scene, Deputies learned a SUV driven by 54 year old Pamela Beecham of Mt Morris was traveling eastbound.  Beecham then traveled across the westbound lane and into the north side…read more »

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Judge Douglas Lee Appointed to 15th Judicial Circuit

Judge Daniel Fish, who has served as a circuit judge in Lee County since July 2008, is retiring July 8. Fish, who is the Chief Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit, has heard a variety of cases during his tenure and currently hears most of the lawsuits and juvenile matters pending in Lee County. Fish’s…read more »

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ISP to Conduct Special Patrols in the Sauk Valley During May

District 1 troopers of the Illinois State Police will conduct Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols in Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties in May. These Step patrols allow the ISP to focus on what is called the fatal four violations which contribute to traffic crashes and fatalities.  These are DUI, Safety Belt and Child Restraint Violations, Speeding…read more »

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Encore Mt. Morris Welcomes New Artist in Residence

During the summer of 2018, Encore! Mt. Morris welcomed its first Artist-in-Residence (Brittney Meyer) who added so much art-related fun to Mt. Morris’s summer of art experiences. This year, the new Artist-in-Residence will arrive on June 3rd and serve as our AiR through August 9th. Rachel Oliver, an art therapy major at Augustana College and…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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