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Area Events provided by: The Freeport/Stephenson County Convention and Visitors Bureau - view link
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Electronics Recycling Collection Offered
An Electronics Recycling Collection will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Highland Community College Parking Lot B.
The Electronics Recycling Collection is sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension and the Stephenson County Health Department. There is no fee for this collection and the collection is open to the public. Items that will be accepted at the collection include: Televisions, CRT and LCD monitors, computers, laptops, printers, scanners, fax machines, copiers, VCRs, keyboards, mice, DVD players, stereos, speakers, microwaves, miscellaneous cables, computer parts and peripherals, telephones, cell phones, PDAs, game counsels, and handheld electronic devices (iPods, cd players, game boys). Only items on the list will be accepted.
Why should we, as consumers, recycle our old electronic devices? First of all, it is now required by law. As of January 1, 2012, The State of Illinois officially banned electronic products from landfills. Public Act 97-0287 Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act outlines the details of the ban. Second of all, it is the right thing to do. The Electronics Recycling Collection is sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension and the Stephenson County Health Department. For more information about this event or other recycling opportunities please call the University of Illinois Extension at (815) 235-4125 or visit our website at web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw.
Pearl City Road, Kiwanis Drive and Forest Road Intersection Improvements
Albertus Airport (FEP)New Corporate Hangars- view brochure
PROPERTY TAX BILLS
The 2011 Stephenson County Real Estate Tax Bills were mailed recently by the Stephenson County Treasurer and are due on; 1st Installment due by June 8, 2012 and 2nd Installment due by September 7, 2012. How much of my tax bill is directed to the City of Freeport corporate fund? To view the answer, see link.
In 2011, the City of Freeport received property taxes on a home valued at $146,000, located in the City limits, and owner occupied in the amount of $378.46. Based on taxes that are due in 2012, the City of Freeport's share of property taxes on this same home is $378.20. To view a chart showing how the other taxing bodies will share the 2011 property taxes that are payable in 2012: see link.
Freeport Sales Tax Rates
Freeport Sales Tax Rates: Effective January 1, 2010, the sales tax rate for general merchandise for the City of Freeport is 8%. For prepared foods which are subject to the City's food and beverage tax, the rate is 9 1/4%.
Sales tax charts may be purchased from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.
STARTING A BUSINESS IN FREEPORT?
Looking to start a business in the Freeport area? Follow this link for some helpful information: Business Start-Up Brochure
For more information on the Freeport Mosquito Abatement District
Call the Mosquito Control Hotline @ 1-800-942-2555
WHEN DO WE NEED A BUILDING PERMIT?
Effective May 16, 2011 no permit will be required for minor repairs or alterations which do not involve structural changes, installation of new units or connections and which do not exceed $1,500 in cost. Please note that this change does not apply to plumbing, electrical, or HVAC work, which still require permits for smaller jobs. Posted by:
NOTICE REGARDING TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS AND BUILDING PERMITS
Effective May 16, 2011, work performed for tax supported or tax exempt organizations is no longer exempt from the payment of a permit fee under the Building Code. Posted by: Shelly R. Griswold, Community Development Director
The Midwest is working as one region to connect its residents through improved high-speed and intercity passenger rail service. Connecting the metropolitan areas of the region, such as Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Des Moines, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis- St Paul and St. Louis, to each other through rail will create new jobs, stimulate private investment, expand transportation options and reduce our environmental impact.
For more information, please visit this link: Midwest High-Speed Rail
The City of Freeport is part of the Rawleigh Collaboration Team--a community-driven effort to renovate and reuse the historic Rawleigh Industrial Complex in downtown Freeport, Illinois. Visit www.renewrawleigh.com to learn more.
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