About Us

We are an online newspaper serving Morrison, IL, and surrounding areas.

Thecity1.com is an online community newspaper focused on Morrison, IL, and the immediate area. Originated in 1998, thecity1.com continues to expand coverage of Morrison area school sports, businesses, government, and daily issues of citizens. Our offices are located at 230 E. Main Street, Suite 105, (the east side of Community State Bank) Morrison, IL 61270.  Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  We can be reached by phone or fax at 815-772-8718 or by email to webmaster@thecity1.com, using the Contact Us form.

We are an independent news source.

Thecity1.com is a privately-owned, independent, online news outlet.  We receive no funding from local government or any organizations. Our goal is to provide news, information, entertainment, and other services of interest.  We publish official press releases as a public service.  We provide links to the official websites of the City and County governments, the local school system, churches, and organizations.

Scope of our services:

Advertising services include banner ads, classifieds, and business listings. If you need online advertising to grow your business, we are flexible.  Contact us via email, phone, or fax.

Are you an internet service provider (ISP)?

No.  Thecity1.com is an online newspaper; we do not offer Internet access. If you are in the Morrison area and are looking for Internet access contact one of the following Broadband providers:  Frontier Online or Mediacom Cable.

Official Policies:


Thecity1.com is an online information service on the World Wide Web with a primary focus in Morrison, IL, and the area of Northwest Illinois. The website consists of information and content provided by thecity1.com, affiliates of thecity1.com, and other third parties. "Subscriber" means each person who establishes a connection to a portion of thecity1.com.

1) Terms of use of the site

Subscribers agree to all of the terms and conditions as set forth in this policies section of thecity1.com and any and all amendments. The right to use thecity1.com is personal to the Subscriber, and each Subscriber is responsible for use of their account. Subscribers are responsible for protecting and individual confidentiality of their password(s) or user name(s). Thecity1.com reserves the right to change or modify any portion of the website without notice including, but not limited to, content and hours of availibility.

2) Subscriber conduct

Subscribers of thecity1.com shall use thecity1.com for lawful purposes only. Subscribers shall not post or transmit through thecity1.com any information which violates in any way the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or privacy rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable. Subscribers may download and print content from thecity1.com for personal use only. Unless expressly permitted, Subscribers may not copy, distribute, or retransmit any content from thecity1.com.

3) Disclaimer of Warranty

Subscribers agree that use of thecity1.com is at the Subscriber's risk. Thecity1.com acknowledges that the website may be interrupted and may have errors. No warranty or guarantees are issued for accuracy or reliability of content. In no event will thecity1.com or any person involved in creating or producing thecity1.com be liable for any damages, whether direct or indirect, arising out of the Subscriber's use of the content of thecity1.com.

4) Ownership of content

Thecity1.com website and logo are copyrights and, therefore, cannot be copied or printed without the express permission of thecity1.com.  

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