Recent Updates

2014-2019 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Plan – Our draft plan is open for public comment.  We welcome your feedback.  If you have ideas or suggestions, please provide them to us by email at info@blackhawkhills.com or call our office at 815/625-3854.  Click here to view the plan.


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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.