City of Freeport, Illinois

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Freeport is a great place to live


Living in Freeport provides a well-balanced mix of small-town comforts and large-city amenities. Our residents enjoy quality health care, educational excellence in public and private venues, a diverse and well-managed park system, a state-of-the-art library, and a variety of entertainment, gastronomic, and cultural options. Volunteers pull together to operate an extensive network of non-profit organizations, and generally, people know their neighbors…and like them.

As for commutes– is seven minutes short enough? That’s about how long it takes to get from most driveways to most businesses. Ten minutes tops, even if you hit the lights.

Yet, our proximity to Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee provides Freeporters with all the perks of a major metropolitan area without the day-to-day hassles. Within 1-2 hours our citizens can access a plethora of big-city museums, sporting events, and shopping opportunities (though many will choose to take the five-minute drive to Park Hills Public Golf Course and fit in nine holes instead).

Stretching north from Freeport, Illinois, to the Wisconsin state line, the Jane Addams Trail is a natural wonder. Expect to see birds and wild animals-from aerial hunters, such as owls and hawks, to deer, squirrels, and chipmunks. Its crushed limestone surface (available to snowmobilers) and 4.1 miles of asphalt paved path may be used by hikers, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers. This multi-use 17 mile recreational trail offers beautiful scenery and is highlighted by 22 bridges passing through wetlands, creeks, woods, prairies, geologic formations and farmland. The Jane Addams Trail connects into downtown Freeport (opened June 2015) at Tutty's Crossing Trailhead leading visitors to a wide range of lodging, facilities, restaurants and specialty stores. Future plans will tie the trail to the Pecatonica Prairie Path allowing bikers a trail from Rockford to Freeport and north to trails in Wisconsin connecting to Madison.

Our city’s infrastructure is designed to enhance quality of life and make our city run efficiently. For example, at-the curb recycling for paper, glass, and cardboard is available for all city residents, and we’re constantly looking at new ways to support our community .Please view link for further information on curbside collection.

The city also offers through the haulers a curbside landscape waste program beginning mid-April and running through mid-November. All residences of six family units or fewer are eligible for the landscape waste curbside programs. Each annual subscription to the landscape waste serivice will include the rental of one 65-gallon toter - view Moring's 2018 program. Please call the haulers to sign up for the landscape waste program or visit Garbage/Recycling page of the webisite.

 

Electrical Aggregation

 

If you have any questions pertaining to your account, please feel free to contact the City of Freeport's aggregation consultant, Rock River Energy Services at 815-732-4603.

 

2018

 

The City of Freeport has selected Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. (“Constellation”) as the preferred supplier for its Municipal Aggregation Electricity Program.This includes a 3-year program that offers a fixed rate of 6.977¢/kWh for the term of August 2018 through August 2021 meter read cycles. The fixed price offered does not include taxes, ComEd distribution or other ComEd fees, charges or credits.

 

View Link to Opt In Toolkit

View Link to Opt Out Toolkit

 

Tool kits will be mailed on June 18, 2018, with directions on how to Opt In or Opt Out. Other important dates are as follows:

 

Deadline Task to be completed
Mon., May 28, 2018 Constellation receives newly eligible customer list
Mon., June 4, 2018 Constallation sends toolkit for review/approval
Fri., June 8, 2018 Final mailing list provided by Constellation
Mon., June 11, 2018 Opt-Out notices are finzalized (no changes beyond this date)
Mon., June 18, 2018 Tool kits mailed
Mon., July 9, 2018 Opt-Out period ends
Thurs., July 12, 2018 Constellation begins issuing enrollment transactions with utility
Wed., August 1, 2018 Service starts

 


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Freeport City Hall
314 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815.235.8200 or 815.235.8203