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Lincoln Daily News

(217) 732-7443





McEntire's Home
Appliance and TV

403 Broadway St.

(217) 732-4874





John R. Gehlbach
Law Office

529 Pulaski St.

(217) 735-4311



Thomas L. Van Hook


(217) 735-2187



auto repair/service


DuVall's Automotive
Complete Auto Repair

720 N. Sherman St., rear

(217) 735-5545



Thompson Auto Body

919 S. Kickapoo

(217) 735-2915




Interstate Chevrolet

105-115 Lincoln Ave.

P.O. Box 170

Emden, IL

(888) OK-CHEVY




J&S Auto Center

103 S. Logan

(217) 732-8994



Row Motors

222 S. McLean

(217) 732-3232





Logan County Bank

303 Pulaski

(217) 732-3151




Prairie Years

121 N. Kickapoo

(217) 732-9216


bottled water



318 N. Chicago

(217) 735-4450



Gold Springs

1165 - 2200th St.

Hartsburg, IL

(888) 478-9283



carpet cleaners


Advanced Carpet Cleaning

708 Pulaski St.

P.O. Box 306

(217) 732-3571


cellular phones


Team Express

411 Pulaski St.

(217) 732-8962





Heartland Com. College

620 Broadway St.

(217) 735-1731



computer service



601 Keokuk St.

(217) 735-2677





Closet Classics

129 S. Sangamon St.

(217) 735-9151

(888) 739-0042




Koller Construction

2025 2100th St.

Atlanta, IL  61723

(217) 648-2672

(217) 737-2672 cell



Roger Webster Construction

303 N. Sangamon St.

(217) 732-8722



credit unions



341 Fifth St.

(217) 735-5541

(800) 633-7077





Illinois Employment
and Training Center

120 S. McLean St.

(217) 735-5441



fin. consultant


K. Bridget Schneider

A.G. Edwards & Sons,


628 Broadway, Suite 1

(217) 732-3877

(800) 596-0014



food & ice cream


Gleason's Dairy Bar

110 Clinton St.

(217) 732-3187


funeral directors



127 S. Logan

(217) 732-4155

F-C-S at LDN




The Mustard Moon

1314 Fifth St.

(217) 735-1093



health &



Health & Fitness Balance

113 S. Sangamon

(217) 735-4463





214 N. Chicago

(217) 732-8682

Windows, doors, siding,
awnings, sunrooms.





315 Eighth St

(217) 732-2161



Shopping in Lincoln offers many treasures, fewer hassles

[DEC. 13, 2002]  Crafts and collectibles, candies and candles, clothing, cosmetics, clocks and CDs -- these are just a few of the Christmas presents you can buy for your friends and family right here in Lincoln. And that's just one letter of the alphabet.

Choice offerings

Shopping on the courthouse square reveals treasures that will please the most discriminating person on your gift list, such as the exquisite inlaid wood Reuge music boxes from Italy and the Seagull Pewter picture frames from Nova Scotia that can be found at MKS Jewelers.

Would you like to impress someone with a truly exclusive piece of jewelry? Ortak, a line of handcrafted pieces using designs by famous artists like Frank Lloyd Wright, is available at MKS. The only other place in Illinois that carries the Scottish-made line is the Art Institute of Chicago.


If your list includes collectors, the square is the ideal place to visit. At MKS, Beans & Such, Kathleen's Hallmark and Abe's you can find a wide range of collectibles, including Precious Moments, Snow Babies, Silhouettes, Department 56 Houses, Calico Cats, Kim Anderson, Hummel, Winnie the Pooh, Sarah's Angels, Walnut Ridge, Dedham Pottery, Monroe Saltworks, Fitz and Floyd, Captured Carvings, Willow Angels, Peggy Karr glassware and more and more and more.


[Photo by Bob Frank]

Christmas decor

The shops in town will provide you with an outstanding selection of Christmas ornaments, either for gifts or to decorate your own tree. Three Roses has the largest selection, along with potted poinsettias and other Christmas floral arrangements, both real and otherwise. Three Roses also has lamps, small pieces of furniture, framed pictures and many other decorator items.

For friends who like pretty things but have active children in the house, you can find attractive decorator items that are inexpensive and won't be easily broken, such as wooden Santas or fabric wreaths and wall hangings. Try the Treasure Chest, Sugar Creek Essentials, or, out on Fifth Street, the Mustard Moon. The Mustard Moon has lots of tree decorations that those active youngsters aren't likely to break.


Cool for kids

Those youngsters aren't hard to shop for, either. All sizes and kinds of stuffed animals, from huge bears to the tiniest Beanie Babies, are waiting for good homes this Christmas. Children's craft kits and wooden puzzles teach coordination and patience; an excellent selection of children's books encourages youngsters to read. Klutz activity books for kids are popular this year, along with Thomas the Tank Engine trains, Brio building systems and Madeline dolls. For these items, visit Abe's and Prairie Years. Mustard Moon has a line of Happy House backpacks, cell phone holders, plush and other items for toddlers to "tweens."

Older girls will like the fun new jewelry at MKS called Fiddlesticks, and both girls and boys might be wishing for new bicycles. The Lincoln Cycle Center has just about any kind of bike they could ask for -- single-speed cruisers, touring bikes, mountain bikes, BMX and stunt bikes, and all kinds of accessories.

For kids and adults who are sports fans, Sports Plus offers Cubs, Cardinals, Bears, Packers, Nascar, Illini and Railer sportswear and other paraphernalia. They also have school jackets and the popular flannel pants, along with sweat shirts and T-shirts that can be stamped with the logo of any school in the area.


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Crafts plus

Someone on your list into scrapbooking? Prairie Years has scrapbook supplies.

Quilters on your list? There are at least 500 fabrics to choose from at Sew Many Friends, along with books and patterns for quilting and smocking and plenty of sewing notions. The quilter might also might like one of the wooden quilt racks from the Treasure Chest.

Serendipity Stitches offers cross-stitch kits, patterns for all kinds of stitchery and the yarn and fibers to make those items with. If you've had the kids' pictures taken by one of our local photographers, or maybe had an old family photo reproduced by Amp Studio, Serendipity can frame them for you.


[Photo by Joan Crabb]


Cosmetics? There are lots of choices, including the old favorite Camille Beckman and Burt's Bees, a new line of skin care products at Abe's that includes items for babies. Merle Norman cosmetics, along with clothing for her and costume jewelry, are at That Place.


Almost anywhere you go you'll find a variety of candles, some locally made. At Sugar Creek Essentials, you can bring in your own container and Sharon will transform it into the scented candle of your choice -- maybe mulled cider or sugar cookie dough. The shop also carries other locally made craft items, including handmade soap and birdhouses.

At Franz Express you can find both soy and wax candles made locally by Stone River Candle Company. You can also find gift packs, or have one made, with your choice of coffee, flavoring, chai and even mugs to drink it in.

Clocks and more

For something really unusual, you can buy an antique mantle clock, made about 1910, at the Lincoln Clock Shop. Novelty clocks, cuckoo clocks, grandfather clocks and new reproductions are also available. (This shop is open for limited hours on weekdays, so call ahead first, 732-2565.)

Another interesting gift would be Abe Lincoln books and memorabilia from the Lincoln College Museum store or Prairie Years.

Common denominators

Sometimes practical gifts will fit the bill better than luxury items. Don't forget to consider our auto supply stores, garden centers, hardware and home maintenance centers for those gifts.

If nothing else suits, there are always gift certificates to local restaurants, stores, or health and beauty establishments.


Community cheer

Most of all, shopping in Lincoln is pleasant and hassle-free. You won't be fighting traffic, you can lunch in one of the local restaurants or just have a cup of coffee, you'll see people you know to visit with, and you'll get good advice from the friendly local retailers.

And remember, you are helping local businesses grow and possibly even encouraging new ones to locate in town. Shopping locally increases the amount of sales tax that comes back to the community, which in turn funds better services for those of us who live here. It's a win-win way to get ready for Christmas.

[Joan Crabb]

Main Street Lincoln grant
to help new businesses

[DEC. 4, 2002]  Main Street Lincoln has received a $20,000 Illinois FIRST grant that will be used to put new businesses on the courthouse square, Cindy McLaughlin, Main Street director, told the Lincoln City Council this week.

Grant money will be given either to new businesses or to existing ones that want to relocate in the Logan County Courthouse Historic District. The historic district includes the square and areas up to two blocks from the square, McLaughlin said.

Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of $10,000. They will not fund the complete startup of a new business but could fund as much as one-third of the cost, according to McLaughlin. The money can be used for almost anything except inventory, including remodeling, facade renovation or historic signs.

Businesses must invest in a Main Street Lincoln Partnership to be eligible and must provide a business plan based on or similar to the Small Business Administration model.


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The Main Street Lincoln Economic Restructuring Committee had expected to receive the grant a year ago, but it didn't come through until Nov. 7 of this year, McLaughlin said. The Main Street group held a meeting with local bankers and other lenders immediately so these institutions could tell prospective business owners about the possibility of getting the extra funds.

A recommendation from a lending institution, as well as the approval of the Economic Restructuring Committee, is required for the award of the grant. Grant recipients should also consult with the Main Street Lincoln Design Committee to comply with historic district guidelines for signs and facade improvements.

McLaughlin said one potential new business owner has already come in to discuss applying for the grant. She hopes to see the grant money used by the end of March 2003.

[Joan Crabb]

[Click here for eligibility criteria and details on the grant process.]

Shop at ho-ho-home
with Chamber Bucks

[OCT. 30, 2002]  The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce will issue a new holiday version of their popular "Chamber Bucks" to encourage businesses and individuals to patronize local businesses during the holiday season. The new holiday gift certificates will be available in denominations of $10 and $25 and will be accepted in more than 75 member businesses.

"Individuals and businesses enjoy the convenience of giving the Chamber Bucks, and people love receiving them," said Bobbi Abbott, executive director of the local chamber of commerce. "The certificates can be used to purchase practical items like groceries, gas, health care services or household needs. Or, recipients can indulge themselves and redeem them for fun items such as massages, specialty gifts or dining out."

The holiday certificates take the guesswork out of gift giving. They can be included with a greeting card, tucked in a Christmas stocking or added to gift baskets. Each certificate lists participating businesses and is valid for 180 days from the date of purchase. Certificates can be personalized with a name and a message line.

The Chamber Bucks are accepted as cash, with no administrative charge added for the purchaser or the recipient. Purchasers need not be members of the chamber.

For more information or to order the certificates, please call 735-2385.

Participating members of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce

J.M. Abbott & Associates

Abe's, Lincoln

ALMH Auxiliary Gift Shop

Advanced Carpet Cleaning

Advanced Eyecare of Lincoln

Alexander Lumber Co.

All About You

Avon, Larry Adams

The Award Shop

B & K Antiques

Beans & Such

Becherer's Jewelers

Big R of Lincoln

Blue Dog Inn

Bode's Welding

Bonanza Restaurant 604

Glenn Brunk Stationers, Inc.

Burwell / Thornton Oil

The Carpet House

Century Dental Center

Closet Classics

Computer Consulting Associates

Cracker Barrel, Lincoln, IL

Domino's Pizza, Lincoln

Eagle Country Market 32

Eckert's, Inc. or Capone's

El Rey Mexican Restaurant

Fifth Street Food Mart

Flowers & Things

Franz Express

Thomas W. Funk Law Office

Graue, Inc.

Graue Pharmacy

Green Oil Co., Lincoln

Guzzardo's Italian Villa


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The Health and Fitness Balance

Hicksgas, Lincoln

Interstate Chevrolet

Kathleen's Hallmark

Key Printing

Kroger, Lincoln

Lincoln Cycle Center

Lincoln Heating & Cooling

Lincoln IGA

Lincoln Land Communications

Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce

Lincoln Medical Equipment

Lincoln Park District

Lincoln Printers, Inc.

Lincoln Vacuum

Logan County Health Department

Logan Lanes

Main Street Lincoln

McDonald's, Lincoln

McEntire Appliance & Repair

McQuellon's Appliance

Meier Accounting & Tax Service

Michelle's Home & Garden Shop

Mitchell-Newhouse Building Center

MKS Jewelers, LTD

The Mustard Moon

NAPA Auto Parts, Lincoln

Neal Tire

Dr. Todd Nobbe, OD

Papa John's Pizza

Prairie Years

R. & H. Farm Supply

The Restaurant at the Depot

Row Motor Sales

Carol Runyon, Creative Memories consultant

Sew Many Friends

Tarter Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning

Team Express

That Place Inc.

The Treasure Chest

Vintage Fare

Wal-Mart of Lincoln

Wibben Computer Service

Jim Xamis Ford-Lincoln-Mercury

The following financial institutions are members of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce. However, because of the nature of this promotion, they have agreed not to participate:


Central Illinois Bank

Illini Bank

Logan County Bank

State Bank

Union Planters Bank

[Press release]


Memorial Medical Center Foundation
giving away $20,000 in calendar raffle

[NOV. 19, 2002]  SPRINGFIELD In an effort to raise funds for grants, the Memorial Medical Center Foundation is selling calendars and giving away cash prizes totaling $20,000. By purchasing a Memorial calendar for $25, participants are entered into a drawing to win daily cash prizes in the year 2003 of $50, $100, $200 and $1,000. After a person's name is drawn, it will be re-entered in the drawing, making the person eligible to win again.

Since 1981, the Memorial Medical Center Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in grants, not only to Memorial Medical Center, but also to other not-for-profit health-related community organizations. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars will allow Memorial to continue to deliver state-of-the-art health care and take a leadership role in education and research.

For more information about the foundation's grant funding opportunities or to purchase a calendar, please call the Memorial Medical Center Foundation at (217) 788-4700.

[Press release]

The Chamber Report

["Shop at ho-ho-home with Chamber Bucks"]

Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce

Bobbi Abbott, Executive Director

303 S. Kickapoo St.

Lincoln, IL 62656

(217) 735-2385


The local chamber of commerce is a catalyst for community progress, bringing business and professional people together to work for the common good of Lincoln and Logan County.

Honors & Awards

Main Street Corner News

Main Street Lincoln
business-builder fund

[DEC. 4, 2002]  Purpose: To provide partial funding to facilitate new businesses in the downtown area.

Eligibility criteria

1.  Grant recipients must invest in a Main Street Lincoln Partnership in order to be eligible for this grant.

2.  Business location must be within the Logan County Courthouse Historic District.

3.  Business should consult with the Main Street Lincoln Design Committee concerning signage and potential facade improvements in order to comply with historic district standards and guidelines.

4.  As part of the grant application, business must provide a business plan based on or similar to the Small Business Administration model.

5.  Grant is available to potential business owners upon recommendation from the Economic Restructuring Committee and with Main Street Lincoln board approval.


1.  Application for the grant is made as part of the business loan application process at participating local lending institutions. Contacts made to Main Street Lincoln will be referred to lending institutions.


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2.  Grant will provide no more than one-third of the equity or down payment for a bank loan of a maximum of $10,000.

3.  Approval of the grant will be considered at a regular monthly meeting of the Main Street Lincoln Economic Restructuring Committee. A lending institution recommendation is required for the award of this grant. The committee reserves the right to reject any and all grant applications.

4.  Payment of approved grants will be made at the time of the business loan closing.

Reporting requirements

In order to meet Main Street reporting requirements, the business agrees to provide Main Street Lincoln with the following information within three months: listing of capital improvements to the building, dollar amount spent on improvements, number of full-time and part-time employees of the business.

[Main Street Lincoln]

Main Street Lincoln

Cindy McLaughlin, Program Manager

303 S. Kickapoo

Lincoln, IL 62656

Phone: (217) 732-2929

Fax: (217) 735-9205

E-mail: manager@mainstreetlincoln.com




Thrivent Financial
for Lutherans
Linda Aper

604 Broadway St., Suite 4

(217) 735-2253




May Enterprise

106 S. Chicago

P.O. Box 129

(217) 732-9626


Moriearty Insurance
Agency, Inc.

218 Eighth St.

(217) 732-7341



State Farm-
Deron Powell

114 E. Cooke St.

P.O. Box 78

Mount Pulaski, IL  62548

(217) 732-7341



interior decorators


Decorator Studio

311 Broadway St.

(217) 732-3111



internet services



601 Keokuk St.

(217) 735-2677





Thrivent Financial
for Lutherans
Linda Aper

604 Broadway St., Suite 4

(217) 735-2253






Donna Jones
Commercial Cleaning

Floor waxing,
polishing & cleaning

(217) 735-2705




All About You

408 Pulaski St.

(217) 735-4700


Serenity Now

716 N. Logan

(217) 735-9921


meat market


Benner's Too

511 Woodlawn Road

(217) 735-9815




Holiday Inn Express

130 Olson Drive

(217) 735-5800



nursing homes


Maple Ridge

2202 N. Kickapoo

(217) 735-1538

Maple Ridge at LDN


office supply


Glenn Brunk

511 Broadway

Lincoln, IL  62656

(217) 735-9959





Advanced Eye Care

623 Pulaski St.

(217) 732-9606



Nobbe Eye Care
Center, LLC

1400 Woodlawn Road

(217) 735-2020


pest control


Good Ole Pest Control

  Daron Whittaker, owner

380 Limit St.

(217) 735-3206




Stuffed-Aria Pizza

102 Fifth St.(217) 732-3100




Key Printing

   Tom Seggelke

(217) 732-9879




real estate


Alexander & Co.
Real Estate

410 Pulaski St.

(217) 732-8353



Diane Schriber

610 N. Logan

(217) 735-2550



ME Realty

222 N. McLean

(217) 735-5424



Werth & Associates

1203 Woodlawn Road

(217) 735-3411





Blue Dog Inn

111 S. Sangamon St.

(217) 735-1743



service station


Greyhound Lube

1101 Woodlawn Road

(217) 735-2761



thrift stores


Lincoln Mission Mart

819 Woodlawn Road

(217) 732-8806


Clinton Mission Mart

104 E. Side Square

Clinton, IL  61727

(217) 935-1376




Neal Tire & Auto

451 Broadway

(217) 735-5471



title companies


Logan County
Title Co.

507 Pulaski St.





Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County

303 S. Kickapoo

(217) 732-8687





AA Towing
& Repair

945 Broadwell Drive

(217) 732-7400




L.C. Upholstery

529 Woodlawn Road

(217) 735-4224




The Classic Touch

129 S. Sangamon St.

(217) 735-9151

(888) 739-0042


Weddings by Crystal

121 S. Sheridan St.

(217) 735-9696



youth programs



319 W. Kickapoo St.

(217) 735-3915

(800) 282-3520