27 W. Stephenson Street Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-233-1356 Fax: 815-235-4038

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Jane Addams, Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Chicago's Hull House, was born in Cedarville in 1860. You can tour Cedarville's Jane Addams Museum. Freeport native Robert Johnson founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) in 1980, became the first black billionaire and proceeded to co-own a pro basketball team with Michael Jordan and rapper Nelly.

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Each of the communities in Northwest Illinois is proud of its rich heritage and unique character. For example, Freeport is known as the Pretzel City. Lena hosts a popular and well-known fall festival. And the village of Cedarville is the home of Jane Addams, founder of Chicago's Hull House.

In addition to the landmarks and lore that flavor each area's distinctive personality, every one offers abundant opportunities for your business and your family to thrive. View their unique profiles by choosing a city on the map or in the left column, or through the Community Profiles search button.

Choose one of these map views to see the transportation network that blankets this region, ensuring quick and easy access to air, rail and road. Note the Economic Development Centers throughout northwest Illinois that are ready to help your business prosper and thrive.

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27 W. Stephenson Street
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-233-1356
Fax: 815-235-4038
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