As northwest Illinois’ not-for-profit regional planning commission, Blackhawk Hills Regional Council (BHRC) provides resources for communities, governments, and non-profits on issues like community and economic development and natural resources conservation.


Take the 8-County Freight Study Business Survey

  Are you an area business owner or manager? Do you ship and receive goods? Take the 8-County Freight Study business survey and support local economic development.  Click here to take the survey. What is the Eight-County Freight Plan? The study will help the eight-county region (counties in Iowa and Illinois, including Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, …

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Trails Study Kick-Off Meeting

The kick-off meeting for the regional Trails Study will be held at 1 p.m. on March 15, 2017, at the Freeport Chamber of Commerce (27 W Stephenson St, Freeport, IL).  An agenda is available here.

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