Hoopeston has been selected as a site where a national hotel chain is looking to build. Cobblestone Hotels has agreed that Hoopeston would be a fit for one of its franchises.
Harry Brockus, CEO of Hoopeston Regional Health Center and a member of a foundation seeking economic development in Hoopeston, says a group of local investors is looking into financing and operating the hotel. He says it is proposed for a 5-acre site along Illinois route 9 between Star Chrysler and a Marathon gas station.
Brockus adds one thing being explored is possibly getting some help with funding through the USDA.