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Morris (Illinois)

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Morris is in Grundy County.

Understand[edit]

Morris is a city of almost 13,000 located about 60 miles south of Chicago. It is also the county seat of Grundy County.

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By plane[edit]

The nearest airports to Morris are Chicago O'Hare (airport code: ORD) and Chicago Midway (airport code: MDW). Chicago Midway is located roughly an hour north of Morris and is serviced primarily by Southwest Airlines, the most well-known low-cost American domestic flight operator. Chicago O'Hare is served by American Airlines and most other major airlines. Both of Chicago's airports act as major hub airports, so it's easy to get anywhere in the US from them.

By car[edit]

Route 47 connects to Interstate 80 and Route 6.

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

Morris is fairly easy to drive around in. However, in the downtown area on Liberty Street, parking can be limited, the traffic lights are purposefully set to be out of sync with each other, and the assumed speed limit is 15 MPH.

In general, there is very little congestion. However, there are a few exceptions:

  • Weekday rush hours - although very brief, they tend to cause a lot of congestion on Route 47
  • Home football games can cause limited parking and heavy congestion on Union Street, which is in front of Morris Community High School.

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Movie Theaters[edit]

  • Carmike Orpheum Cinema 10, 515 Gore Road, (815) 941-1639, [1]. On the outskirts of Morris lies the movie theater.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • The Grundy County Corn Festival, (815) 942-CORN, [2]. is held yearly around the end of September to the beginning of October. It is free and open to the public, and takes place on Liberty Street in downtown Morris. Activities include free live concerts, food, and carnival attractions. In 2014, it will be held between September 24-28.  edit

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Routes through Morris
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