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
Website: www.villageoflena.com
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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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 […]