Regional Council Services

Land Use Planning

Planning for land use and development is an important activity for local governments. Regional councils … Learn More  

Economic Development

Economic development is about building a strong and self reliant community, responsive to citizen needs. … Learn More  


Transportation plans call for a greater number of options for getting around, including public transit, more … Learn More  

GIS Mapping

Many regional councils have in place sophisticated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with data used for … Learn More  

Grant Administration

Securing grant and loan assistance for community projects and programs is another primary service provided by … Learn More  

Greenways and Trails

Regional councils often coordinate planning for trails and greenways in Illinois. The plans are used … Learn More  

Demographic and Census Data

Regional councils create and maintain a tremendous quantity of demographic, economic, historic, land use, transportation … Learn More  

Business Loans

Recognizing that direct lending programs represent another tool with which to help implement economic development, … Learn More  

Environment and Water

Local governments face numerous land use challenges. Regional councils have innovative programs and tools in … Learn More  

Workforce Development

Regional councils provide a direct link to workforce needs at the local level. Planners assist … Learn More  

Human Services

Regional councils often collaborate with other community agencies to support the well-being and quality of … Learn More