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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Morrison have a daycare or preschool?

Morrison Community Daycare, 100 East Lincolnway, serves children 6 weeks to 5 years old M-F from 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The daycare also offers programs for 5 – 12 year olds including the before and after school clubs on school days from 6 – 8 a.m. and 3 – 5:30 p.m. and a summer kids club M-F from 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more information call (815) 772-3707 or visit Part-day preschools are offered at the Morrison Community Daycare; Morrison Community Pre-School, 200 W. Lincolnway, (815) 772-7158; Preschool Blast, 300 W. South Street, (815) 772-4657; Morrison Early Learning Program, 520 Genesee, (815) 772-2153; and Head Start, 11429 Ward Road, (815) 772-8008.

Are there any airports near Morrison? 

There are two area airports which are primarily used by Morrison Residents: Quad City International Airport in Moline, IL and Chicago Rockford Int’l Airport in Rockford, IL. Both provide affordable long-term parking. Morrison is also conveniently located near O’Hare International Airport, Midway International Airport, Peoria International Airport, and Des Moines International Airport. Limousine service is available from Morrison. Call (815) 772-7226.

Where can I get a driver’s license or vehicle registration?

There is a Drivers License facility at 1224 W. 4th St., Sterling, IL 61081, ph. (815) 626-2825 and at 236 Main St., Chadwick, IL 61014, ph. (815) 684-5156. Both offices are closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information visit

Where can I register to vote?

At the County Clerk’s Office; At any Drivers License facility. Also, mail-in registration forms are available at nearly all financial institutions and governmental offices in the county. Registration always closes 28 days prior to Election Day. Notary Public Documents can be notarized at your financial institution, City Hall, and some accounting and insurance offices.

Where can I get a hunting or fishing license?

Licenses are available at Morrison-Rockwood State Park Concession Stand, Exner’s Sportsmans Paradise, 101 W. Lincolnway, or Sullivan’s Foods at Route 30 and Madison Street.

Where can I register my pet?

The Whiteside County Animal Control office is located at 1701 Industrial Park Rd., Rock Falls, IL 61071. Phone (815) 625-3507 M-F from 12-4 PM.

Does Morrison have a community newspaper?

The Whiteside News Sentinel is published every week by WNS Publications, Inc., 100 E. Main St. Morrison, IL. Call (815) 772-7244 for subscription information. The community also has an online magazine,, focused on area schools, sports, businesses, government, and daily issues of citizens.

Where is the nearest hospital?

The Morrison Community Hospital, 303 N. Jackson St., Morrison, IL, offers physician coverage, ambulance service, patient transfer helipad, and a skilled care unit. Morrison is also home to three fully staffed clinics and a regional network of hospitals in nearby Sterling, IL and Clinton, IA which provide additional, outstanding medical care and services.

Where is the nearest Amtrak train station?

The Illinois Zephyr (daily service between Chicago and Quincy, IL) stops in Princeton, IL, which is about 1 hours drive from Morrison. Visit or call 800-USA-RAIL for more information.

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