Recent Updates

***Registration - Regional Development Summit: Energizing Tomorrow’s Economy (link to registration form)

Details: August 15 at Lake Carroll Clubhouse in Carroll County. Featuring regional and national speakers on transportation, community development, tourism, and energy efficiency. A full summit agenda is available here.  Please call (815) 625-3854 with any questions.


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About Blackhawk Hills Regional Council


The six counties of Blackhawk Hills: Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Carroll, Ogle, Whiteside, and Lee in IllinoisBlackhawk Hills Regional Council is a not-for-profit organization based in Rock Falls, that serves Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, and Whiteside Counties in northwest Illinois. Services include community planning, development assistance, natural resource conservation and protection support, and grant writing and administration. Blackhawk Hills Regional Council is sponsored by local County Boards and Soil and Water Conservation Districts and is overseen by an 18-member council, consisting of three representatives from each of the six counties.

The mission of Blackhawk Hills Regional Council is to assist the people and local agencies of northwest Illinois in developing and implementing a regional outlook that will enhance economic growth, workforce development, natural resource conservation, and quality of life for local communities through leadership, program and project development, planning, and leveraging of resources.

Contact our office with questions about administering grants, visioning, or comprehensive planning.  You may also submit a project proposal online for these and any number of other community planning initiatives!



If you have a project or initiative and would like our assistance,
please submit a Project Proposal Form.