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Wind Farm Hearing PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 11:07

Whiteside County Planning and Zoning will be having a hearing in April on a wind farm that will locate in the South East corner of the County.  Those attending should familiarize themselves with the Planning & Zoning Commissions Rules and Procedures.

Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi and the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Dept launched a new sex offender registrat PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 December 2011 13:30
Whiteside County Press Release-
Today Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi and the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch®. Whiteside County will now be part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies which includes over half of the Illinois county sheriff’s offices and police departments. The new service is a citizen-friendly, easy to use website that enables citizens to search for potentially dangerous sex offenders and predators which may be in close proximity to their homes, places of work, schools, churches and day care centers. The information is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is updated in real time by the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, Rock Falls and Sterling Police Departments, as offender information changes and is reported.
As part of this new, innovative service, citizens may enter any address of interest to them, and see a map and listing of all offenders within a user defined radius (of .25 miles out to 2 miles) of that address. Citizens can then register the address to be continuously monitored by the Sheriff, who will send to them an email alerting them if an offender or predator should register an address within their specified radius of their address. Citizens may confidentially register as many addresses as they like, at no cost to them. “Citizens have a right to know who may be living near them and could potentially pose a threat to their families. In cooperation with our local Police Departments, we provide citizens with the most up to date information on all offenders registered in the state and I am happy to be able to provide that information to them” says Sheriff Wilhelmi.
The sheriff has also made available additional web based resources designed to educate and inform the public on ways to keep their families safe. The purpose of the program is to lessen the anxiety of citizens by pro-actively alerting them should an offender/predator move within proximity to them, and to provide the highest level of security and safety to all Whiteside County citizens.
The program also enables the Sheriff to verify that offender addresses do not violate any safety buffers that may be implemented around protected institutions in the county, such as schools, day cares and parks, and helps law enforcement schedule compliance checks for verifying information provided by offenders. Citizens can access the OffenderWatch® registry at the Whiteside County Sheriff’s office sex offender search page at :
Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi
Whiteside County Sheriff's Office
400 N Cherry St.
Morrison, IL 61270
Office: 815 772-5240
Fax: 815 772-7944
5-Counties in Western Illinois Awarded Project to Enhance Business Climate PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 November 2011 15:13

November 11, 2011 - Five counties in Northwestern Illinois are engaged in a project to enhance opportunities for current and future businesses as way to improve the regional economic climate for both employees and employers. Economic development leaders in Carroll, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson and Whiteside counties are examining their competitiveness and evaluating opportunities to promote business clusters in the region. The project builds on previous economic development revitalization and planning efforts in the region.

Please click to read the entire Press Release


County Adopts rules governing Public Comment PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 July 2011 09:51
(5 ILCS 120/) Open Meetings Act states "Any person shall be permitted an opportunity to address public officials under the rules established and recorded by the public body". In accordance with this act the County Board has adopted rules governing public comment. For more information see Public Comment.
New Security Measures - County Board Meetings PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 09:35

As of April 19th, 2011 visitors attending the Whiteside County Board meetings are asked to enter the Whiteside County Courthouse at the 3rd floor entrance located on the North side of the building. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

Visitors will not be allowed to bring cell phones, any other electronic devises ( unless pre-approved by the Sheriff ), pocket knives or anything that could be considered to be a weapon.

The Whiteside County Board meets at 6:30 pm on the Third Tuesday of each Month at the Whiteside County Law Enforcement Center, 400 N Cherry St. Morrison, IL 61270.

Please call Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi with any questions @ 815 772-5240.

Property Fraud Alert Service Offered PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 February 2011 14:59

Whiteside County Recorder, Dawn M. Young, is pleased to offer Property Fraud Alert.  The free service notifies individuals when transactions involving their property are recorded in the Recorder's Office.  

"While property fraud is a serious problem in the Chicago and collar county areas, I am not aware of any local fraudulent filings.  By offering the residents of Whiteside County this type of protection, we hope to deter fraudulent recordings" Young states.

Sign up takes just a few moments and requires only the person's name and a phone number or e-mail address.  The Free service and database are managed and maintained by Fidlar Technologies, the County's software provider for land records.

The Property Fraud Alert system will deliver an alert by e-mail or telephone if the user's name appears on a document filed in the Whiteside County Recorder's Office.  Most alerts received will be for legitimate documents, such as those filed when a home is bought or sold.  But if the property owner is concerned about a document he or she is unaware of, the alert contains information that allows the owner to investigate the matter and take appropriate action.

For further details contact the Whiteside County Recorder's Office at 815.772.5192.  To subscribe free of charge: or call the PFA hotline at 800.728.3858.
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