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The Most Unique City In America

The City of Hoopeston would like to thank the thousands of people from near and far who came to visit our first annual “Light Up McFerren Park” extravaganza. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed having you, and we thank you for your generous donations which will help us make the show even bigger and brighter next year. We also want to thank  everyone who volunteered their time to help make this all possible.

Hoopeston is located on the east central edge of Illinois, in the heart of the Corn Belt and is known as the “Original Sweetcorn Capital of the World ”. It is home to the annual National Sweetcorn Festival and the National Sweetheart Pageant, which is a high level showcase of the Miss America Pageant system. Many of our National Sweetheart winners have gone on to become Miss America. Hoopeston is known for its quiet hometown feel and Midwestern hospitality. With 5,400 residents, Hoopeston is the second largest city in Vermilion County.

The City offers growth opportunities for new and expanding businesses and has an exceptionally skilled and dedicated workforce. Hoopeston residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life that continues to grow and develop each day! With outstanding health care and elder care services, a modern, committed, well equipped and staffed educational system and a community that cares, it’s difficult to find a reason not to stay! The City takes pride in having the only known remaining historic transitional stage/movie theater in the Art Deco design in the world (which is presently in the early stages of a complete ground up restoration). We have three large public parks, a skate rink, and a regional public library. An outdoor skate park is in the planning stages and attractive new businesses are beginning to spring up in our historic downtown district. As with most successful communities, Hoopeston boasts a myriad of modern businesses and professional services that line the two major highways that lie on the west and south borders of the city.

Most importantly, the City of Hoopeston and community members are committed to preserving its rich history while working to create a bright and prosperous future! We invite you to visit Hoopeston, Illinois and experience its unique nature! You might just decide to stay!

We hope you like our new website and all of the new features we have implemented. Please check back regularly, this website will evolve constantly and there will be new things to see and do here on a regular basis. We will always be a work in progress in an effort to continue to make Hoopeston a better place to live, work, shop and do business.