Welcome to the City of Morris, Illinois! Just 60 miles Southwest of Chicago, Morris is the County Seat for Grundy County with a population of nearly 14,000—and growing. There are many opportunities for residential, commercial and industrial development. Located just off Interstates 80 and 55, as well as the Illinois River, the setting is ideal. Our historic downtown, situated along the I&M Canal, provides a quaint shopping experience. With a wonderful combination of friendly neighborhoods, beautiful parks, festivals and river fun – Morris is a community Norman Rockwell would have loved!




Morris is an inviting community nestled in the northeastern quadrant of Illinois, just an hour Southwest of Chicago. It boasts a diversified business base including manufacturing, construction, technology and energy. We are fortunate to have exceptional healthcare and quality education.


The City of Morris is loaded with charm, has a rich history, and a modern attitude! The City celebrates its many community festivals and events, its eclectic and historical downtown with unique shops, and its many great restaurants. All together, it’s why Morris is an ideal community to raise a family, start a business, celebrate success!

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