Our vision: "Hillsboro, Illinois is a picturesque, inviting place that offers city amenities and small town charm. Hillsboro's thriving historic downtown boasts unique shops and creative dining options. Reliable, high-speed connectivity has attracted cutting edge, technology-based businesses and telecommuters. Residents appreciate their community's blue-ribbon schools and quality housing selections at all price points. Outdoor recreational opportunities, cultural events, and lively festivals entertain residents and visitors year round. Imagine yourself in Hillsboro!"

Imagine Hillsboro began in May 2015 by a group of impassioned citizens and a program facilitated by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. The program, "MAPPING the Future of Your Community", resulted in the ongoing, ever improving Imagine Hillsboro. The committees include the scenic downtown committee, the nature committee, the technology committee, festivals and events committee, the education committee, the housing committee, and the general volunteer committee.


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