Press Releases

Sheet Metal Apprentice Program to Locate in Morton 01 April 2012

Today, the Morton Economic Development Council announced the Sheet Metal Workers Local 1 Joint Apprenticeship Training facility will be locating in Morton.  “The Sheet Metal JATC is a...

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4B Components Opens New 53,000 sf Facility in Morton 01 April 2012

Today, the Morton Economic Development Council announced that 4B Components, the USA division of the 4B Group, re-located to a new state of the art facility in Morton Illinois. The new building ...

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Morton Facade Grants Announced 01 March 2012

Today, the Village of Morton and the Morton Econonomi c Development Council announced that 14 Morton businesses have been awarded funding from the new Morton Façade Improvement Grant prog...

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New Arts Academy To Open in Morton 01 March 2012

Today, Morton resident Sarah Knuppel announced she will be opening a new arts academy in Downtown Morton. “Inspired Arts Academy is a creative avenue to provide a quality fine arts educati...

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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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