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

Dixon Fire Department

Donations Being Sought to Help Family Who Lost Everything in Blaze

Several area fire departments responded to a garage and house fire in Mt. Morris Tuesday. In the end the home was a complete loss. The resident of the home is Former Ogle County Deputy Alan Koper and his family.  It was reported the Koper’s lost everything in the blaze. Several groups are doing what they…read more »

Police Motorcycle crash

Motorcyclist Hit by Falling Tree Saturday Afternoon

Saturday afternoon Ogle County Deputies responded to a single vehicle motorcycle accident in the 10500 block of North IL. Rte 2. After a brief investigation Deputies identified the driver as 68 year old Jerry L. Dilday of Mt. Morris.  Dilday was traveling south bound, when at this time he was struck by a falling tree,…read more »

Police accident 2

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 »

Justice Gavel

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 »

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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