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11th Annual Blessed Sacrament Community Faith 5k run / 2 mi walk
Saturday, May 23

Hosted by Blessed Sacrament Parish. 225 E Greenwood St, Morton. Has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 23. Registrations still being accepted until 8:15am on race day. $15 per person /$30 per family (sorry, race t-shirts are no longer available)


Memorial Day Breakfast
American Legion, 24 East Adams Street, Morton, IL
Monday, May 25, 2015
7 - 10 am

Breakfast is free for Veterans. Breakfast buffet includes: Sausage, scrambled eggs, wedge potatoes, and biscuits & gravy. For non-veterans the breakfast buffet is $6, while just sausage & eggs OR biscuits & gravy is $4.

Memorial Day Services
American Legion
Monday, May 25, 2015
11 am-12 pm

Bring a lawn chair and join your neighbors to celebrate this patriotic holiday. Corner of Adams and First St. in Downtown Morton.

Morton Public Library Presents
Meet author Alan Guebert
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
6 - 8 pm

Come and meet author Alen Guebert,
"The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey", memories from the farm of my youth with Mary Grace Foxwell

Morton Relay For Life
Saturday, May 30, 2015
12 pm - 10 pm
Jefferson Elementary School
220 E. Jefferson, Morton


Morton Public Library Summer
Monday, June 1, 2015
9 am - 8 pm

The Morton Public Library Kickoff begines on Monday, June 1, 2015. They have many program planned throughout the summer for all age groups including magic acts, juggling, science programs and Toddler Time. During the Kickoff there will be a program by Rick's Magic at 12:30 pm and Batman Visits at 6 pm. A calendar of events may be obtained at the library on Pershing in Morton. Brown Bag-It is every Friday from 12:30pm to 1 pm. It's going to be a busy summer! Bring your kids and have some fun.

Registration is required for several programs. Registration begins May 26 for: Learn Spanish through Fun and Games beginning on June 4; Fun with Art beginning on June 10; and the Peoria Fencing Academy beginning on June 11.


Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event

Saturday, June 13, for Morton residents, from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., at the Bus Transportation Facility at 250 W. Courtland Street in Morton. Morton residents will be able to dispose of items otherwise prohibited in landfills and which cannot legally enter sanitary or storm water sewage systems. A list of acceptable items and non-acceptable items are listed below. Disposal will be managed by Area Disposal / Grimm Bros. Trucking, and their contractor Veolia, an international firm specializing in household hazardous waste disposal.

Morton police will provide traffic control at the site to facilitate entry and departure. There is no limit to the amount of material each resident may drop off. However, because the service is limited to Morton residents, identification will be required for disposal.

For those looking to dispose of used motor oil or e-waste only, Grimm Bros. Trucking accepts these items for disposal on a regular basis from their customers at their facility located at 1090 W. Jefferson Street in Morton during regular business hours.

Paint can be disposed of at the curb as long as it is solidified. To turn the paint from a liquid to a solid, leave the lid off the paint can and let it dry. Customers can also add kitty litter to the paint can to expedite the drying process. The lid must be off the paint can, and the can outside the tote, at the curb for Grimm Bros. Trucking to accept it.

Acceptable Items
o Oil-based paints
o Household & Auto (lead acid) batteries, NiCd, lithium, and alkaline batteries
o Paint thinner
o Used motor oil*
o Herbicides
o Drain cleaners
o Insecticides
o Lawn chemicals
o Pesticides/solvents
o Old gasoline
o Antifreeze
o Pool chemicals
o Hobby chemicals
o Cleaning products
o Mercury
o Aerosol paints and pesticides
o Fluorescent lamp bulbs
o Double bagged & wetted asbestos
o Old, outdated medicines & pharmaceuticals (NO DEA CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES)
o CFL (compact fluorescent light bulbs) 4’ & 8’ fluorescent light bulbs
o Computers, old electronics*
o Latex paint
o Propane tanks

Non-Acceptable Items
o Smoke detectors
o Explosives
o Fireworks
o Fire extinguishers
o Medical wastes (Sharps, needles & potentially infectious medical wastes)
o Business/commercial sector wastes

*Denotes items accepted for disposal during regular business hours at the Area Disposal/Grimm Bros. Trucking office in Morton.


For information on the I-74/I-155 ramp closures please refer to:

Morton Tunnel Memorabilia
Morton Tourism Office, 200 S. First.

The Morton Tourism Association has Morton Tunnel travel mugs, short & long Sleeve T-Shirts for sale. The 18 oz. travel mug is $15 and short sleeve t-shirts are $20 and long sleeve are $25. These can be shipped for an additional $2. We now have long sleeve Morton Tunnel T-shirts in children's sizes for sale for $20.

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