Why choose Mt. Morris? Because there is a comprehensive menu of resources for businesses and residents to use and enjoy for a superb quality of life! In addition, Mt. Morris has a legacy of creative, hard-working community members, instilled with a dedicated Midwestern work ethic. The maps of the Village highlight many of these resources.

Resources

Land and Development

  • Hundreds of acres of land for residential and industrial development within and contiguous to the Village limits as you can see on the Village Map.
  • Village Board of Trustees who are eager to partner with developers.
  • Business incentives, Enterprise Zone and TIF Districts and tax incentives.
  • Available lease opportunities and building sites.

Transportation

  • Centrally located in Ogle County, on IL Highway 64.
  • Available railroad spur that connects with a main line of the BNSF railroad.
  • Interstates 39 and 88 are within 25 miles and 20 miles respectively.
  • Near regional airports in Rockford, Freeport, Dixon, and Moline which connect with international hubs in Chicago O’Hare and Midway Airports, and Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport in Wisconsin.

Utility and Communication

  • The Village has a new 800,000 GPD wastewater treatment facility with excess capacity to serve your business. 2,000,000 GPD, deep water wells.
  • Two substations of ComEd, a division of the Exelon corporation, provide redundant connections of electric power for the community.
  • The NICOR Corporation provides natural gas services to Mt. Morris.
  • Communication links, including redundant, gigabit, and buried commercial grade IFIBER/Fiber Optic Network are provided by LR Communications, Verizon, Frontier, US Cellular, and Comcast.

Recreational and Entertainment

  • Sunset Hills, a nine-hole golf course.
  • Town & Country Lanes, a bowling alley.
  • A venue known as The Bandshell for concerts and community celebrations.
  • Four community parks: Dillehay, Zickuhr, Palmer Memorial and Mounder.
  • An indoor recreation facility known as The Coliseum.
  • White Pines State Park, Lowden State Park, and Lowell Park are less than 12 miles away.

Here's a video about why Ogle County is a great place to live and work.