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 Woman Arrested for Giving False Report

Just after 3pm Sunday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a stolen vehicle complaint at 4449 W. IL Rte 64. After the investigation, Deputies learned the vehicle was in fact not stolen and the report was false.  Deputies then placed 43 year old Hortencia Jaimes-Carbajal of Mt. Morris under arrest for Disorderly Conduct. Jaimes-Carbajal was…read more »

Encore Art 2018

Encore! Mt. Morris Announces September Lineup

Encore! Mt. Morris announces its September events for 2018. The new art show opens in the Old Sandstone gallery Sept 8, 5-8pm with opening night activities including refreshments (cider and cider donut holes), opportunities to meet the artists for the “Art in the Country” new show, and gentle music. This show continues the September tradition…read more »

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Lee Ogle Enterprise Zone Expanding is Good News for Job Seekers

When most people hear of TIF Districts or Enterprise Zones they have no idea of what that really means or how in the long run it may positively affect them. In reality, the enterprise zone is an economic tool businesses can use when they wish to expand.  With expansion comes new jobs says Lee County…read more »

Straw Sculpting

National Straw Sculpting Competition Open in Mt. Morris

The Third Annual US National Straw Sculpting Competition is now open every day through August 26th on the Mt Morris campus square. Six new sculptures for 2018 are featured. This year’s competition will be judged for two awards: ‘People’s Choice’ public voting by all visitors, and ‘Artist’s Choice’ voting by the competing sculptors. The winners…read more »

Mount Morris Obituaries


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 »


Shirley Ann Adams

Shirley Ann Adams, age 68 passed away at home Sunday, March 4, 2018 surrounded by her family. Shirley was born on April 21, 1949 in Sterling the daughter of Thomas and Bernice (Ennis) Holcomb. She married Harold G. Adams on October 29, 1977 in Rock more »

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