• About the Illinois Valley

  • The Illinois Valley area is a vibrant community offering a remarkable quality of life with a traditional Midwestern lifestyle and values.Whether you are here for a weekend, attending an event, or on business, there are plenty of things to do here and we hope you enjoy your visit and return often.  Made up of 24 cities and villages in three counties, the region's educated workforce not only provides an abundant talent pool for companies, but also bolsters the region’s vibrancy, artistic and musical essence, and competitive edge in technology and innovation. The Illinois Valley is defined by a diverse economy, low costs of living and doing business, a creative culture and a well-educated population. Cultural diversity, unique neighborhoods, a variety of industries and a thriving creative community make north central Illinois among the nation’s best locations for relocating, expanding and startup companies.

    We invite you to discover the wealth of exciting attractions the Illinois Valley has to offer, with a multitude of arts, culture and entertainmenttrails and parks, fairs and festivals, restaurants, hotels, and shopping.