An original Illinois Main Street Community since 1993, the citizens had a vision of revitalization for their Main Street. Prophetstown has worked hard to revitalize the Main Street by a facade grant, a good membership base, excellent volunteers who work with the City of Prophetstown, and the businesses to grow together and make Prophetstown a place to work, raise children, and retire.

Prophetstown remains true to the hallmarks of small town life: Friendly, caring people; established local institutions and businesses, pride in well-maintained homes and offices, schools, city facilities and parks, and a strong faith community.