Welcome to Pekin

Whether you’re coming to Pekin for a few days or for a lifetime, you’ll find the perfect combination of community, opportunity and home that you’re looking for. Quiet and scenic, safe and convenient, Pekin is a union of volunteers, community leaders and businesses building together what none of us can do alone. Outstanding educational institutions, first-class health care, ease and accessibility and boundless recreational activities are just a few of the things that make Pekin unique.

Pekin is the hometown of Senator Everett Dirksen, professional golfer D.A. Points and NASA astronaut Scott Altman, all of whom are remembered and honored in their own ways around town. Pekin is a place that balances a sense of pride in the past with a sense of optimism and hope toward the future. We are proud of the opportunities created here.

This publication is our open door to you … you’re invited to come, see and experience for yourself what makes Pekin so special. We’re happy to show you around our city and answer questions by phone, email or in person. Take a step inside and you’ll discover why nearly 33,000 people call Pekin their hometown … community, opportunity, home.