Welcome to Blackhawk Hills Regional Council’s website.  As northwest Illinois’ regional planning commission, we provide resources for communities, counties, and other organizations in our region on issues like community and economic development, land use, natural resource conservation.  For the latest updates, please visit the grants page on our website.  And for the very latest, we recommend that you like us on Facebook.


Featured – 2015 Regional Development Summit

Community Economic Development (Steve Deller @ UW-Madison)
Make Trails Count (Steve Buchtel @ Trails for Illinois)

Previous – 2015 Spring Symposium and Annual Meeting

2014-2015 Blackhawk Hills Regional Council Annual Report 4.22.2015FinalBHRC1415AnnualReport_Page_01

State and Local Taxes in Illinois – Issues and Trends (Taxpayers Federation of Illinois)

Illinois Enterprise Zone Program Changes and New Zone Application Process (Betty Steinert)

State Representative Demmer speaks at Annual Meeting (YouTube video)

2014-15 Development Guide 2013-14 Annual Report 5-Year CEDS
2014-2015DevelopmentGuide_Page_01 2013-2014AnnualReport_Page_01 CEDS 2014-2019 FINAL

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