Oregon is conveniently located at the crossroads of two well-surfaced and easy-to-travel Illinois highways, which intersect in the heart of Oregon’s downtown district:
We also have easy access to two U.S. interstates:
Oregon is in the enviable position of having direct access to rail, as BNSF operates tracks along the city’s southern border, providing connections and rail service from the East Coast to the West Coast. Meanwhile, neighboring Rochelle’s Union Pacific (UP) state-of-the-art intermodal facility — one of the largest in the Midwest — is located only 30 minutes from Oregon and can be easily accessed using our existing highway and rail systems.
A private rail spur is also available on the outskirts of town, and the city may explore the possibility of acquiring the property containing the local rail spur connection to Mt. Morris as an additional means of attracting potential industrial development opportunities. See the IDOT railroad map
The Chicago Rockford International Airport is 20 miles northeast of Oregon, offering both passenger and cargo services. The airport is also a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #176) that offers tremendous tax savings, including relief from tariffs and duties, to businesses that import/export goods and raw materials.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is a relatively easy 90-minute drive to the east, while the Quad City International Airport is only 90 minutes away to the west, by way of I-88.
Meanwhile, Rochelle Municipal Airport (AKA “Koritz Field”) is less than 30 minutes southeast of Oregon, with a 5,000-foot runway to support charter and general aviation operations.