Experience Loves Park, Illinois
"The City with a Heart"
The City of Loves Park is a flourishing residential, commercial, and industrial community in Northern Illinois.  We have a wide variety of housing options, employment options, and recreational opportunities.  Located 80 miles Northwest of Chicago, Loves Park is situated along the beautiful Rock River with easy access to I-90.  Whether you are looking for a state park for camping, boating and fishing, a booming commercial and industrial sector, or a minor league baseball game, Loves Park is a close-knit community that offers it all!

Loves Park is also the proud home of MercyHealth Sportscore Two, the premier sports facility in the Midwest.  Operated by the Rockford Park District, the 180+ acres MercyHealth Sportscore Two features a 60,000 sq. ft. indoor multi-sport center, a 133,000 sq. ft. Mega-sports center, Wedgebury Soccer Stadium, 26 outdoor soccer fields, 5 illunminated turf soccer/baseball fields, 3 sand volleyball courts and a 4500 sq. ft. concession building. The City welcomes all sports enthusiasts to the MercyHealth Sportscore Two Facility and encourages all to book their future tournaments and events in this premier sports facility.


News and Announcements

Garbage pick-up delay due to weather
Due to the weather we have experienced over the last couple days, garbage pick-up, provided by Rock River Disposal, will be pushed back one day this week from Friday to Saturday. Pick-up will occur on Saturday, January 26, 2019 Read More
Snow Ordinance Notification
Due to the heavy amount of snowfall expected starting this evening, Friday, January 18, 2019 through the weekend the City of Loves Park would like to to remind everyone that the snow parking ordinance will be enforced.
The complete ordinance is as follows:
Sec. 86-95. - Parking during snow removal.
(a) No person shall park any motor vehicle of any class on any street in the city after two inches of snow has fallen, until such time as the snow has been plowed to the side of the street, except that no parking shall be allowed on North Second Street from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. after two inches of snow has fallen, until such time as the snow has been plowed to the side of the street.
(b) Any vehicle found illegally parked under this section may be towed away under the order of the police department, and, in addition to the fine, the person shall pay the towing and storage charges to the towing-away agency before regaining possession of his/her vehicle.
(c) The police department or the code enforcement officer may issue tickets for parking violations of this section; however, no snow parking tickets shall be issued between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. if snow commences after 9:00 p.m. and accumulates to two inches or more before 7:00 a.m.
(d) The person parking, and/or owner, of any vehicle found illegally parked under this section shall be fined the sum of $25.00 for his/her first offense and $25.00 for each subsequent offense.
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2019 Water Department Upgrades
Over the last few months, the Loves Park Water Department has been working to implement new technology and policies to better serve it’s customers. There are numerous changes taking place over the next several weeks that we would like to bring to your attention.

The first, as some have already noticed, is a change to the billing format, including the addition of garbage collection service to your bill. The new billing format breaks down each charge associated with your account. We believe this will help you to better understand your bill.  Along with this format change, we have extended the due date of the water bill payment to the last working day of the month before any penalties are assessed.

The second change is to introduce a new customer web portal which has been implemented as a result of our billing software upgrade.  We believe this portal will better serve the community with a long overdue advance in technology. This portal will require you to create an account to gain access. Once the account has been created, you can gain access to real time billing amounts, account history, prior usage, payment options, and much more.  You can access the web portal directly from the city’s web page (www.loves-park.il.us ) or by using the URL below:

The third change is the implementation of an automated meter reading solution. This will take the burden of meter reading off of the customer and provide up to date consumption readings.  We are truly looking forward to the future of the department as it grows to better serve the citizens of Loves Park.  Please check back as we make future announcements of scheduled improvements and upgrades.

If you have any questions on these upgrades, please contact the Loves Park Water Department at 815-877-1421.
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