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Shabbona is a village in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States. The population was 925 at the 2010 census, down from 929 at the 2000 census.HistoryThe village takes its name from the Potawatomi chief and peacemaker Shabbona. Chief Shabbona traveled through the Fox Valley warning the white people about the approaching war Black Hawk was going to wage. He was hailed as the "Whiteman's Friend".In 2006, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reacquired 128 acres of its original, historic 1,280-acre Shab-eh-nay Reservation in Shabbona. On February 20, 2008, the DeKalb County Board approved an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Nation and DeKalb County by a vote of 16 to 7.GeographyShabbona is located at . Shabbona Lake State Park is located nearby.According to the 2010 census, Shabbona has a total area of 0.831sqmi, of which 0.83sqmi is land and 0.001sqmi is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 929 people, 329 households, and 224 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,252.7 people per square mile (484.7/km²). There were 347 housing units at an average density of 467.9 per square mile (181.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.49% White, 0.22% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.65% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.
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