A community with a vision for the future.
Located at the gateway to Starved Rock State Park, Oglesby takes pride in it’s small town feel and wide ranging amenities. Interstate access, a community college, lively festivals, tourism traffic, and a vibrant downtown filled with independent businesses are typically features only associated with much larger communities.
What makes Oglesby so unique is the undeniable sense of belonging you find here. Because of the intimacy of a small town, residents tend to be community minded. There are year-round parades, festivals, and other gatherings where neighbors join together for celebratory traditions.
Good schools. Affordable cost of living. Culture. Entrepreneurial vibe. Low crime. Easy access to the outdoors. Family friendly environment. Oglesby truly does check all the boxes.
The City of Oglesby and the Illinois Valley region is ideal for new business and the relocation or expansion of existing operations. With infrastructure in place and proximity to interstate, rail, barge and air, Oglesby makes for excellent business opportunities. Many incentives are also offered through Enterprise Zones and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts. Oglesby supports a thriving downtown business district perfect for entrepreneurs of all sizes. Over 3 million tourists visit Starved Rock annually, making Oglesby’s downtown one of the most frequented in central Illinois.
Whether you join us for a festival, enjoy one of our downtown establishments in your travels, or proudly call Oglesby home- we’re glad you are here. We look forward to creating lasting memories and economic opportunities for you and your family.