About Shabbona


Experience picturesque, small town comfort, close to big city adventure

The Village of Shabbona is a small town with pride in its rich history and culture.

Shabbona is a prosperous and bustling village, located 30 miles west of Aurora, on US 30, approximately 16 miles south of DeKalb and Northern Illinois University with a population of 950 residents. The village is easily accessible, located close to several interstates and state highways making it an excellent place to live, own a business, or simply spend the day shopping, dining, or enjoying the many outdoor recreational activities that our historic area has to offer.

Shabbona is on the verge of exciting city life, yet retains that "get-away-from-it-all" atmosphere with rolling green meadows, picturesque pastures, and big-heart community. Our peaceful neighborhood offers the best nature has to offer with breathtaking parks and preserves and bucolic farmland. We have the Shabbona Lake State Park, Chief Shabbona Forest Preserve and Indian Oaks Country Club, which all have Native American names associated with them in honor of Chief Shab-eh-nay (Shabbona) of the Potawatomi Nation. Shabbona Lake State Park draws over 450,000 visitors per year. Shabbona also offers a state-of-the-art High School and elementary school with dedicated staff that facilitates an education and test scores that are the highest in the county. A volunteer rescue squad/fire department, second to none, in conjunction with DeKalb County police protection provides a secure environment to live and work.