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In the heart of the Midwest, Freeport has a history of innovation, a highly-skilled workforce, award-winning healthcare and a focus on continuous learning. This forward-looking community embraces qualities that make the city unique and champions ideas toward progress. 

Population: 25,638 (2010 Census)

President: Jodi Miller, 815-232-8200

School: Freeport School District #145

View: ESRI Summary Report

City of Freeport Web Site

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Water: City of Freeport

Sewer: City of Freeport

Electric: ComEd

Gas: Nicor

Telecommunications: Mediacom, Frontier, T6, AT&T, MCI, Sprint

Sanitation/Recycling: Gills Freeport Disposal, Moring Disposal



Freeport is a city with a rich and vibrant history that welcomes new concepts and innovation. Embracing collaboration, new ideas and diversity, the city celebrates what is being created today for future generations. Freeport is home to Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial expertise and manufacturing infrastructure to employ and provide for the community.





  • The Freeport Park District maintains more than 800 acres of park land including Krape Park, Read Park, Oakdale Nature Preserve and Taylor Park.
  • The Freeport Art Museum holds the collection of famed businessman, W.T. Rawleigh, along with other resident and traveling exhibits.
  • The Freeport Art Plaza is being completed as a cultural hub for Downtown Freeport activity and leisure.
  • The 17-mile Jane Addams Trail winds along the northern edge of Freeport with a beautiful trail head at Tutty’s Crossing in Downtown Freeport.
  • The Pecatonica River flows adjacent to the Jane Addams Trail making it a leisure destination for paddling enthusiasts.
  • Freeport Public Library is a beacon to the value of continuous learning located in downtown.
  • Winneshiek Theater is the country’s oldest continuously running amateur theater.
  • The Children’s Hands-On Museum has a mission to inspire all children and families to learn, explore, and create through interactive experiences.



  • List of major employers

Key Industries

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Construction, Plumbing, Heating, & Service

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Private Label Food Manufacturing

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Impressions May 23, 2023 Yep, I’m bringing you another message talking about the power of visual representation. Think about the way you make decisions about what to buy, menu items to order, or places to visit simply based on how things look in the photos. It makes a BIG difference! As you look around your business, neighborhood or venue, the visual appearance of your […]
You Get Out What You Put In May 17, 2023 There is a phrase that I hear frequently from members, prospective members, and chamber executives around the state: “You get out of it what you put into it.” The “it” refers to membership in an organization such as the Greater Freeport Partnership, and that the value of your membership increases the more involved and active you get in the organizations’ […]