The mission of the City of Freeport is to provide sound municipal leadership and efficient, high quality services that enhance the safety, economic prosperity, quality of life, and public health of our community.
Mayor Miller and Nancy McDonald take time for a selfie while at the Swift House in Belvidere last night with the Northern Illinois Mayors Association. There are some amazing things happening in our region! ... See MoreSee Less
Business of the week
Generations Boutique, owned by Sharon Moring, is the exclusive area retail store for Toms, Softt and more! Check them out for unique gifts and home decor. Generations Boutique is also a local dealer of Brighton and Vera Bradley. Stop by the store at 21 S. Chicago or give them a call at 815-297-7050. ... See MoreSee Less
Danielle Rogers, director of Downtown Freeport, Illinois, is ‘All In’ for Freeport and Stephenson County. "It's pretty simple to me. Remaining positive on every level is what will move us forward together. Being kind to and supporting one other, celebrating successes and trying new things are all so important. I'm 'All In' because positivity is critical to a bright future." Don’t forget to join Danielle and Freeport Downtown Development Foundation for Freeport Cruise Night tomorrow night! #AllInFreeport
Brett Whitacre describes the mural he's working on to celebrate downtown revitalization. It's on the side of Mort's Bar and Grill.
Our City Inspectors and Police Department have joined forces in cleaning up our community of vehicles like this. ... See MoreSee Less
City of Freeport would like to recognize our Business of the Week!
1834 S. West Ave, Freeport
Sarah Shroyer invites you into her locally owned women’s clothing boutique. She strives to offer affordable, on trend fashions for ladies of all ages. She also carries jewelry and accessories. There is a large variety of styles from casual to dressy and staff will offer you a personalized shopping experience if you need help!
Vogue Boutique hours are as follows:
Everyone go and show your support to Vogue Boutique by stopping in and taking a peek around. Make sure you like, follow, and share on Facebook, Instagram, and join their free VIP text club for special promos, sales, and coupons.
www.instagram.com/vogueboutiquefreeport/ ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you FACC for assisting our community when it needed it most! ... See MoreSee Less
We are no longer offering assistance for flood clean up. Over the past two weeks, FACC assisted 57 families with basement clean up and we have completed our list as of this afternoon.
So exciting! Boys and Girls Club youth working with Brett Whitacre on the mural today. Thank you Freeport Community Foundation for supporting Summer Artivation
Freeport All In. ... See MoreSee Less
The Lindo Theatre - Classic Cinemas is ‘All In’ for Freeport and Stephenson County! With its classic architecture and nine digital projection screens, the Lindo Theatre is a great example of the combination of historic atmosphere and modern amenities. Over the years, the Lindo has become a significant part of bringing energy into downtown Freeport and has added to the Freeport community. Thank you to the Lindo Theatre for investing in Freeport All In! #FreeportAllIn ‘All In’ T-shirts are available for $20 cash or check in black and white from Blake Musser in the NIDA Offices on the 2nd floor of 27 W Stephenson Street.
Thank you for your service to our community. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Battalion Chief Jim Blackbourn who recently retired after serving over 30 years with Freeport Fire Department! BC Blackbourn began his career on June 23rd, 1987 and has been an EMT, Lieutenant, and former Chief. The department came together with Jim's family to mark the occasion with a flag ceremony at Central Station. Chief Miller presented BC Blackbourn with the flag that has hung at Central in recent months. Thank you for your service BC!-Jennifer Schneider photos.
In the interest of promoting code compliance and improving our neighborhoods, city council recently raised the minimum fine for many violations, including weed and grass violations, to $100.
Get out and enjoy the sunshine, mow and trim the grass/weeds and keep our community looking nice, this will also keep mosquitoes to a minimum. ... See MoreSee Less
Freeport's PAINT-the-PORT coming September 15th.
PAINT-THE-PORT is a family fun event put on by the Freeport Art Museum where downtown streets are transformed into over 800 squares measuring 4×4 as a canvas for hundreds of amateur artists of all ages. Kids and adults are invited to get creative and paint the street squares using washable, tempera paints provided. Together we will create a colorful vibrant masterpiece spanning Chicago Ave. from the future site of the Freeport Art Museum Arts Plaza to the Lindo Theater. Gather your friends and family together and get your PAINT On! ... See MoreSee Less
This picture is courtesy of Paint The Town Morrison, IL and this is what Freeport's PAINT the PORT will look like. These painted square frames will line Chicago St. and are waiting for you to get creative and add your stamp to this city. Don't be shy, get registered today at www.paintheport.com/registration
Press Release concerning the August 3rd shooting. ... See MoreSee Less
Freeport All In. ... See MoreSee Less
Freeport is full of outdoor adventures! Krape Park has an antique carousel that is truly unique to Freeport. It is only 50 cents per ride and sure to awaken the child in anyone! #OutdoorExperience #AllInFreeport
Storm Debris Drop Off at the Transfer Station provided to residents as a result of the storm event will be ended on Monday, August 7 @ 2 PM. After that time the service fees will be implemented per the Transfer Station guidelines. ... See MoreSee Less
A Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be held Friday August 4th from 10am to 7pm at Highland Community College, Building H 101/Cafeteria. The purpose of this event is to provide individuals with one on one assistance for a variety of issues they may have. Resources will be provided by a variety of community and faith-based service agencies, along with local and state partners.
Please bring current proof of address. This is being provided for the towns of Freeport, Pearl City, Lena, Winslow, Mc Connell and surrounding rural areas.
Transportation will be provided for Freeport and Pearl City residents.
Pearl City Pick-up location. Freeport Pick-up location.
American Legion Hall Taylor Park School
100 N. Main St. 806 E. Stephenson St.
Pearl City, IL 61062 Freeport, IL 61032
Pearl City → HCC → Taylor Park → HCC
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11:00am 11:30am 11:45am Noon
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City of Freeport would like to recognize our
Business of the Week!
312 Beef & Sausage
116 W. Douglas, Freeport
Adam & Renee Talbert along with Doug & Carolyn Talbert invite you into their neighborhood Italian beef, sausage and hot dog joint specializing in quick carryout service located in downtown Freeport, IL.
312 Beef & Sausage is opening their doors TODAY, August 3. Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm
You can conveniently order online at www.312beef.com or call 815-616-8553.
Everyone go and show your support to 312 Beef & Sausage by enjoying their incredible food. Make sure you like, follow, and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Yelp.
Let 312 Beef & Sausage do your cooking so you can enjoy the extra time to live, laugh, and play with those you enjoy most! ... See MoreSee Less
Recovery Resources for Flood Victims ... See MoreSee Less
Please feel free to contact the Small Business Collaborative Executive Director Brian Borger at (815) 233-6301 for post disaster business counseling. SBC services are offered at no cost through the collaborative efforts of the Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Freeport, Northwest Illinois Development Alliance, Freeport/Stephenson County Visitors Center, and Freeport Downtown Development Foundation. ... See MoreSee Less
Emergency Management Agency has advised that lime will be delivered to Ross Auto Glass at 737 E Stephenson, Freeport at 2 PM today.
According to the EMA the lime is to be lightly spread over outdoor areas affected by flooding to combat odor. This is for outdoor use only. ... See MoreSee Less
In 1978 local car club The Freeport Street Machines got permission to host a 'cruise' through downtown Freeport as a showcase for the hard work put into their cars. Today, Freeport Cruise Night is the premier show car cruise event in northern Illinois. This is a great family event to enjoy Downtown Freeport. ... See MoreSee Less
CITY OF FREEPORT LARGE ITEM PICKUP
Your garbage hauler will not pick up large items such as chairs, mattresses or furniture without you scheduling a special pickup.
If your hauler is Moring Disposal:
$10 per item
Call by Tuesdays at 4PM
Pickup on Wednesdays
If your hauler is Gill’s Disposal:
$10 per item
Call by Wednesdays at 4PM
Pickup on Thursdays
If you do not know your hauler:
City of Freeport – 815-235-8202
Your garbage hauler will not in any instance pick up used tires or televisions. These must be stored inside a building until disposed of with an electronic recycler or at a recycling event, or at a tire recycler or tire recycling event. ... See MoreSee Less
Church of Christ National Disaster relief Organization will be distributing food, clothing and cleanup kits from the Dream Center on Adams for all flood victims. Food boxes include 1 week of non-perishable foods. ... See MoreSee Less
The Stephenson County Health Department has advised us that another mosquito application will take place on Tuesday, August 1st in the afternoon/evening. For the applications there will be workers walking through areas with backpacks. Any questions should be directed to the Abatement Call Center at 800-942-2555. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This larvicide application is now scheduled to take place on the East side of Freeport between 11 and 11:30 AM today. ... See MoreSee Less
Building Permits Waived
The City of Freeport will waive building permit fees to victims that have been affected by the recent flooding for repairs to damage caused by the flood waters. For more information and approval, call the City’s Community Development Department at 815-235-8202 or stop by our office at 314 W. Stephenson Street. ... See MoreSee Less
Destination Weekend in Freeport with many wonderful things to do and fun for the whole family. ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know that Freeport will be a destination weekend with so many things to do all over the city September 15, 16 + 17th? We encourage you to find out more about Paint-The-Port, Tour de Freeport, Pretzel City Brewfest and Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation. Please share this.
Starbucks is making progress, walls and drywall are going up!!! ... See MoreSee Less
The Dumpsters have been shifted out of Kmart parking lot to support the Clean up efforts in the Third Ward by FACC. They are still present at Taylor school. The transfer station is collecting material from Freeport residents free of cost. ... See MoreSee Less
Freeport ALL In. ... See MoreSee Less
What is 'All In?' See this video by Alex Lane Jansen, Highland Community College Mass Communications student and 'All In' supporter, to find out! #FreeportAllIn
Get Ready Freeport, Shoe Carnival is coming!!!
Construction is underway and will be conveniently placed by Sherwin-Williams. ... See MoreSee Less
Latest on the Pec. Will be drop below 14 ft by Monday morning. ... See MoreSee Less
Follow these tips to minimize food loss & reduce your risk of foodbourne illness during weather emergencies. ... See MoreSee Less
Experiencing heavy rains in your area? ☔🌩️Stay safe out there! Follow these tips to help minimize food loss & reduce your risk of foodborne illness during weather emergencies.