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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. 

Population: 2,912
President: Dennis Bergman, 815-369-4016
School: Lena Community Unit School District #202
View: ESRI Summary Report



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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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’ […]