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Region 1 Planning Council


Region 1 Planning Council (RPC) is a special-purpose, regional government agency providing cross-jurisdictional, collaborative planning across Northern Illinois. The regional planning model provides an efficient means to promoting a well-informed, comprehensive dialogue that holistically addresses regional issues by fulfilling the needs of government entities for long-range planning, securing funding, and analyzing and providing data in support of regional projects and initiatives. 

Essential to fulfilling its purpose as a planning commission, RPC is a designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO), economic development district (EDD), geographic information system (GIS), and land bank authority (LBA). Services also extend to a wide variety of economic development assistance, fund development, research and analytics, and criminal justice support services.


Consistent with 50 ILCS 15/Regional Planning Commission Act, Region 1 Planning Council was created by the cooperation of authorized authorities through intergovernmental agreement.