Press Releases

New Restaurant Locating in Downtown Morton 01 February 2012

Today, Erik Perkins announced he would be opening a Firehouse Pizza location in Morton, IL along with Edward Flores and Marcus Hazel. “We are extremely excited to be bringing Firehouse Piz...

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Morton EDC Announces China Trip 15 January 2012

On January 13th at the Morton EDC Annual Meeting, Mayor Norm Durflinger invited attendees to join the Morton EDC on a planned trip to China, scheduled for October 4 - 12 of 2012.  “Yo...

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Honeggers Receive 2011 Morton Venture Award 15 January 2012

The Morton Economic Development Council recognized Jean Ann and Gordon Honegger as their 2011 Morton Venture Award Winner during their Annual Meeting held on January 13th.  The award was pr...

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Ribley Announced Keynote Speaker 01 January 2012

Today, the Morton Economic Development Council announced Warren Ribley will be the keynote speaker at their Annual Meeting and luncheon this Friday. Governor Pat Quinn appointed Warren Ribl...

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Soderstrom Dermatology and Day Spa to Build in Morton 01 November 2011

Today, Soderstrom Dermatology Center announced that they will build a new 7,500 sq ft building in Morton to serve the Peoria, Morton, East Peoria, Washington and Pekin areas.  The faci...

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Morton Business Financing Programs Announced 01 October 2011

Today, the Morton Economic Development Council and the Morton Business District Commission announced three new financing programs for local small businesses. “We have been working diligent...

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Morton Mayor Featured in Forbes 01 September 2011

Mayor Norm Durlfinger was recently featured in a Forbes article highlighting his trip with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to China.  Forbes Story: Read More

Morton Mayor to Join Governor in China 31 August 2011

Morton, IL  – Today, the Morton Economic Development Council announced that Mayor Norm Durflinger will travel to China next month with Governor Pat Quinn.  &ldqu...

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Uhlig Elected IDC Chair 01 August 2011

At the Illinois Development Council’s conference last month, Kim Uhlig, Business Development Director for the Morton EDC was elected Chairman of the Board for the upcoming year.  &ldq...

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Alwan Announces Morton Location 21 July 2011

Morton, IL – Today, Mike Minesinger, Owner of Alwan Pharmacy & Compounding Center, announced a second location of the popular West Peoria pharmacy will be built in Morton, Illinois.&nb...

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