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About Kewanee, IL

Kewanee is a community built upon a great work ethic and neighborly ideals. Kewanee is strategically located an equal distance from the Peoria and Quad Cities metro areas. We are a city of many ethnicities – a melting pot of sorts. The community offers a high quality of life for a very reasonable cost. Kewanee is home to quality health care, public and private schools, Black Hawk College – East Campus, a full range of public services including full-time professional police, fire and emergency medical services, a municipal airport and Amtrak Service. Our community is safe, and a great place to raise a family. Our park district is one of the largest in the state, and can boast of providing a full range of recreational opportunities for citizens of all ages.

Kewanee always welcomes new business and industry, and has worked hard to keep regulations business-friendly while providing incentive programs, including enterprise zone, tax increment financing and a local revolving loan fund to mention a few. The city has partnered with our Kewanee Economic Development Corporation to secure land for two new industrial parks. We can boast of having an available, highly skilled work force, while also partnering with Black Hawk College – East Campus to provide training in many job skills.

Kewanee was founded in 1854 and incorporated as the City of Kewanee on January 18, 1897. The City of Kewanee is a non-home rule unit that operates under the city manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of the Mayor and four Councilmen who are elected at large for four-year terms

Sponsors of Kewanee, IL


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

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Businesses of Kewanee, IL


The businesses of our towns are truly the lifeblood of each community, click on any businesses below to learn about them, to learn how to add your business to your town and county page CLICK HERE

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Community Organizations of Kewanee, IL


Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

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Events of Kewanee, IL


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

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Faith Communities of Kewanee, IL


Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

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Points of Interest of Kewanee, IL


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Henry County, IL


Visit our county page and you will learn about the contributions made by the citizens from our town and county (founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs and military veterans). Here you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Henry County, IL page.

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Citizens of Henry County, IL


The citizens from our towns for generations have exhibited a pride in community and a enterprising spirit! Click on any of the citizens below to learn more about them. To nominate a citizen to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

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Veterans of Henry County, IL


Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!