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Lena’s rural setting, low cost-of-living and commitment to high quality of life make it an excellent option for your next home. The village is home to an award-winning school district, active park district and business services to support all essential family needs. 


Water: Village of Lena

Sewer: Village of Lena

Electric: ComEd

Gas: Nicor

Telecommunications: Mediacom, Frontier, T6 Broadband, Sand Prairie Wireless, Aero Inc.

Sanitation/Recycling: Gills Freeport Disposal



Lena is not far from urban amenities and yet remains closely connected to the country. We believe you will find Lena’s rural setting, low cost-of-living, and commitment to business and community development worthy of consideration for your next move.


Businesses will find that we offer a range of local, county and federal incentive programs that are flexible for your specific needs and business.


  • Multiple winner of the Governor’s Home Town Award
  • Voted “The Best Small Town in the Region” in an annual poll conducted by the Freeport Journal-Standard newspaper





  • Lena Jaycees
  • Lena Business Professionals Association
  • Evangelical Free Church -Lena
  • Lena United Methodist Church
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
  • Beloved Church
  • St John’s Lutheran Church
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Salem United Church of Christ


  • Sullivan’s Foods
  • Casey’s
  • Lena Veterinary Clinic
  • FS Fastop
  • Lena Living Center
  • Werhane Trucking
  • Lobdell Trucking
  • Doc’s Excavating
  • Community Bank
  • Citizens State Bank
  • Lena State Bank
  • Click here for a full listing of retailers
  • Click here for a full listing of restaurants

Key Industries

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Construction, Plumbing, Heating, & Service

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Private Label Food Manufacturing

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Exposure to Manufacturing April 18, 2024 Freeport, greater freeport partnership, Manufacturing, Stephenson County It is human nature to gravitate towards the familiar. That holds true for high school students. They will frequently choose careers or educational pathways aligned to future careers based on their exposure to that career. So how do we expose more students to the varied manufacturing careers available locally? That was the most prominent conversation thread at our recent Manufacturing […]
Stephenson County Home Show – April 20 April 18, 2024         Participating Vendors include: Acri Company PO. Box 737 Milan, IL 61264 (309) 787-3580 Affordable Water 214 W. Menomonie St. Belvidere, IL 61008 (815) 544-1021 Bader Construction 1506 S. Oak Ave. Freeport, IL 61032 (815) 821-5733 Bath Planet 7111 N. Alpine Rd. Loves Park, IL 61111 (815) 205-0049 Bowen’s Carpet Dry 108 2nd Ave. […]
2024 Restaurant Week Participants April 13, 2024 We are excited to share the great featured dishes from Freeport & Stephenson County restaurants during Stephenson County Restaurant Week! Check back as we get more information added as the event draws closer!     Featured restaurants include: Big O’s on the Hollow The Freeprot Club Higher Grounds Hilldale Deli The Freeport Club Journey’s Cafe Jumpin’ Joes La Patrona Landmark […]
New People Mean Business April 10, 2024 advocate program, greater freeport partnership, Stephenson County The real estate market may not be as active as it was this time last year, but there is constant movement of new people and families into Freeport and Stephenson County. The Partnership connects with newcomers to provide information on things to do in the area that may interest them, services they need to make Freeport and Stephenson County home, […]