Stephenson County

Stephenson County, Illinois

15 N Galena Ave Suite 1
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: (815) 235-8289
Fax: (815) 235-8378

Located on northern border of IL; organized on Mar 4, 1837 from Winnebago and Jo Daviess counties. Name Origin: For Benjamin Stephenson (?-1821), adjutant general of IL Territory (1813), IL legislator, and prominent banker

Area (sq mi):: 564.72 (land 564.18; water 0.54) Population per square mile: 85.00
Population 2005: 47,965 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.10%; 1990-2000 1.90% Population 2000: 48,979 (White 88.60%; Black or African American 7.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.70%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $19,794; median household $40,366; Population below poverty level: 9.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,800-$28,069
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 19.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Freeport County seat (25,771)

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    It came two days after Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was killed while conducting a traffic stop near Freeport in Stephenson County.
    Investments like these help communities in Stephenson County to reduce energy costs through advancements in renewable energy and energy efficiency, said Duckworth.
    August 5-7th, 2016 Gates open 7am Stephenson County Antique Engine Club 47th Annual Old-Time Threshing and Antique Show Stephenson county Fairgrounds-1 mile south of Freeport IL Feature Tractor John Deere, Feature Gas Engine is Fairbanks Morse, also all garden tractors.
    The (Freeport) Journal-Standard reports ( that Stephenson County Sheriff Dave Snyders and jail administrator Dean Schroeder have partnered with Highland Community College's Wind Turbine Technology department on the project.
    Foresight continues to hold the largest market share of deposits of any financial institution operating in Stephenson County. Foresight centralizes the IT operations for its five community banks that otherwise wouldn't be able to house the robust infrastructure needed to maintain sensitive data and comply with FFIEC regulations.
    On December 8, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Stephenson County, finding that the defendant's proposed policy of operating audio-recording equipment in special-education classrooms violated section 14-2(a)(1) of the Illinois Criminal Code (hereinafter the Illinois Eavesdropping Act or Act).
    Illinois' Freeport Journal-Standard reported last week that officials in Stephenson County, IL have joined with the Stephenson County Farm Bureau and the Northwest Illinois Agriculture Coalition to apply for a $25,000 grant through the Illinois Department of Agriculture's AgriFIRST program to support a study examining the feasibility of developing a biodiesel production facility in the county.
    We started with a $5 donation to open our checking account and have relied on the generosity of the Stephenson County to keep our doors open.
    The Stephenson County Farm Bureau, Freeport, Illinois, is doing just that by working with two federally funded, locally administered volunteer labor programs: the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Job Training Partnership Act's (JTPA) summer youth program.
    Stephenson County State's Attorney Carl Larson argued Dittmar continued to drive though he knew his condition hindered his ability to drive safely.
    A damage assessment conducted in August identified 112 homes, six businesses and one non-profit entity in Stephenson County sustained major damages and had uninsured losses.
    Stephenson County Antique Engine Club 46th Annual OId-Time Threshing and Antique Show Stephenson county fairgrounds-1 mile south of freeport IL.