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!