Hometown is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,349 at the 2010 census.
Joseph E. Merrion developed inexpensive duplex houses in Hometown after World War II, targeting former GIs and their families. Hometown incorporated in 1953, and its population peaked at over 7,000 in 1958. On April 21, 1967, an F4 rated tornado tore through Hometown, devastating the area, destroying 86 homes and damaging 500 others.