Find out more about our unique towns

Each of the communities in Northwest Illinois is proud of its rich heritage and unique character. For example, Freeport is known as the Pretzel City. Lena hosts a popular and well-known fall festival. And the village of Cedarville is the home of Jane Addams, founder of Chicago’s Hull House. Click here to learn more about communities in Stephenson County.

In addition to the landmarks and lore that flavor each area’s distinctive personality, every one offers abundant opportunities for your business and your family to thrive. View their unique profiles by choosing a city.

Choose one of these map views to see the transportation network that blankets this region, ensuring quick and easy access to air, rail and road. Note the Economic Development Centers throughout northwest Illinois that are ready to help your business prosper and thrive.

Rail Lines
Class II Highways and above
Off Load Locations
Stephenson County
County Economic Development Centers