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Downtown Pekin

Happening Downtown

Pekin Farmers Market

Every Wednesday, 11am to 2pm - 326 Court Street

Dining Downtown

Coffee shops, sweet treats, pubs and nightlife await you.

In The Arts

We have a growing community of artist & creators

Unique Shopping

From unique one-of-kind gifts to eclectic finds, you're going to like shopping downtown.


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In The NewsWhat's Happening Downtown

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We are Pekin Main Street

Dedicated to the revitalization, promotion, beautification
and preservation of downtown Pekin
Why choose Us?

Revitalization Programs

Programs to assist building and business owners in the revitalization process.

Why choose Us?

Our Mission

The mission of Pekin Main Street is to preserve, restore and revitalize Pekin's downtown area, both aesthetically and economically, through educating the entire community to the benefits of Pekin's downtown.

Why choose Us?

What we Do.

We are a voice for our local businesses and drive to promote and encourage activities that improve the overall appearance and vitality of our downtown business district.


Downtown Business Spotlight

Check out our many independent businesses and services... See More

Revitalization: Let's get started!

Looking to renovate an existing building in our downtown? We may have a program that can help. Let us guide you through the process.


The Sign & Awning grant program encourages businesses to revamp their storefront signs and awnings.


The Facade Program is designed to help building and business owners with exterior improvements to their building.


The loan program is available for viable commercial retail use on first & upper story floors and upper story lofts / apartments.

TIF district

Downtown TIF District

What is a TIF District and how does it work?

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a program that allocates future increases in property taxes from a designated area, or TIF district, to pay for improvements wihin that area. In Illinois, the TIF district can remain in place for up to 23 years after its creation. The district can be extended for another 12 years, but an extenion requires an act of the state legislature.

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