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As northwest Illinois’ regional planning commission, Blackhawk Hills Regional Council provides 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 ask that you like us on Facebook.

Our 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available for download!

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Jump Start to a Good Year – 2016 Grazing Conference Held

Blackhawk Hills was one of the sponsors of the Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference. The event was held on March 2, 2016. There were 36 participants.  The program featured five speakers and covered various topics, including: Transitioning from Winter Feed to Summer Grazing, Who Manages Forage on Your Spread, Forage Options for Better Grazing, Economic Perspectives of Transition and Forage Management …

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Center for Small Business Development Launched

Sauk Valley Community College (SVCC) Center for Small Business Development (CSBD) opened in February. Services provided include one-to-one small business counseling, workshops, and seminars, partnership development to help improve the small business and entrepreneurship culture of the region, and the development of local, regional, and state resources to help small business communities. The Center was …

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