City of Pekin

Welcome to Pekin, Illinois!

We’re a vibrant community of 34,000 with the perfect mix of business and pleasure. We’re conveniently located in central Illinois, about halfway between Chicago and St. Louis (about 165 miles from each) and just a few hours from Indianapolis.

Our community is full of friendly people, great neighborhoods, recreational opportunities, food, shopping and more. We hope you enjoy your visit!

Check out the City of Pekin’s website to learn more about the municipal operations.

Christmas decorations on Court Street