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

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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.



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Construction, Plumbing, Heating, & Service

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Private Label Food Manufacturing

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Stephenson County Celebrates the “Power of Travel” for National Travel & Tourism Week May 4, 2021 Freeport – Stephenson County is participating in National Travel & Tourism Week by highlighting safe events, activities and attractions for both our local and regional audiences from May 2-8. National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is the annual celebration of the travel industry’s critical role in driving economic recovery efforts and building the path forward through the theme, “Power of […]
Pretzel Fest celebrates Freeport’s moniker as the Pretzel City April 19, 2021 The inaugural Pretzel Fest is scheduled for April 24 in Downtown Freeport to celebrate the history and comradery of the Pretzel City. Activities, food, shopping and fun for all ages between 10 am to 4 pm on Chicago Avenue. The Pretzel Fest BBQ Competition will kick off in the early hours of the morning with aromas to entice all residents […]