September 20, 2016 / By Heather Denney, Marketing Manager

Grand Opening of Morton Estates in Morton, Illinois

Miller-Valentine Group, St. Mary Development Corporation and METEC are proud to announce, in conjunction with their partner organizations, the Grand Opening of Morton Estates Apartments, a brand new community exclusively for adults 55 and over.  The ceremony will begin at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 935 East Jefferson Street, Morton, Illinois 61550; property tours and a reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

We are honored to have several distinguished speakers at this event, including: Brad Stotler, District Director, US Congressman Darin LaHood’s Office; Brad Ruppert, Senate Staff Assistant, US Senator Richard J. Durbin’s Office; Bill Brady, Senator, State of Illinois; Ronald Rainson, Mayor, City of Morton; Tim Bete, President, St. Mary Development Corporation; Cheryll Boswell, Executive Director, METEC; Keith Pryor, Sr. Development Officer, Illinois Housing Development Authority; and Janet Latimer, Chief Executive Officer, RiverHills Bank.

Miller-Valentine Group worked with St. Mary Development Corporation, METEC, Illinois Housing Development Authority, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, RiverHills Bank, Affordable Housing Partners, Inc., City of Morton and Tazewell County to bring this remarkable property to fruition.

Morton Estates is a brand new, maintenance-free, pet-friendly community of 61 one and two bedroom apartment homes which were designed to serve adults 55 and over who desire high-quality, affordable rental housing.  All apartment homes feature amenities you would expect to find in a luxury apartment home, at an affordable price; a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, brand new energy-efficient appliances, exceptional closet space, oversized bathroom, central air conditioning, and a laundry room which includes a full-size washer and dryer!  Community amenities include a large multipurpose room with a kitchen/dining area, business center, media room and fitness center.

Morton Estates has provided over $4.8 million in income for the local economy.  This includes wages for workers and revenue for local proprietors, small businesses, and corporations. In addition, Morton Estates generated 92 new jobs during its construction for local contractors and subcontractors.

Brian McGeady, Partner & President of Miller-Valentine Affordable Housing Development said, “At Miller-Valentine Group we build communities such as Morton Estates with a vision to provide a high quality of life and peace of mind to each of our residents. We are greatly honored to touch the lives of residents in the Morton area.”

For further information about the Morton Estates’ Grand Opening Event, please call us at (309) 321-8543, email us at [email protected], or visit