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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



Puritan Springs

1709 N. Kickapoo St.

(217) 732-3292

(800) 292-2992

Puritan Springs at LDN


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) 732-2672 cell



Roger Webster Construction

303 N. Sangamon St.

(217) 732-8722






725 Broadway

(217) 732-4193


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





All Things Blooming

125 S. Lafayette St.

Mount Pulaski, IL


(217) 792-5532



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




Clark's Greenhouse
& Herbal Country

2580 100th Ave.

San Jose, IL

(309) 247-3679





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



Interstate Chevrolet celebrates
grand opening

[JULY 6, 2002]  Only minutes away in quiet little Emden, new business owner Steve Roti and his wife, Katherine, celebrated the grand opening of Interstate Chevrolet. Interstate was formerly known as Fink Chevrolet. The Rotis threw a whole-hog roast shebang reflective of their warm personalities and big enthusiasm for doing good business. Nearly 500 people stopped by last Saturday, June 29. (They must have heard what a good cook Katherine is.) Lots of food was on hand, including roast barbecued pork, homemade Italian pastries and cake.

Welcoming all those present for the morning ribbon-cutting, Roti took a few minutes to express his deep appreciation to all who have helped pull the business together in the last year. He thanked the community, each of his staff by name and most of all, his wife, Katherine, saying that he couldn’t have done it without any of them.


[Photo by Jan Youngquist]

Father Higgins from Holy Family Church in Lincoln was on hand to properly dedicate and bless the business.

Two new color television sets were given away through a drawing. The winners were Mr. Nelson Betxlerberger of Lincoln and Mr. Doug Goekin of Greenview.

Roti is a veteran in the car sales business from the Chicago area. He loved his job, but when he found himself working 85 hours a week he realized that he didn’t see enough of his wife and kids. It was time for a change. He said, "I went to my wife and together we decided to start looking at dealerships that were up for sale."


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The Rotis looked for a year, and on Oct. 23, 2001, they took over the 73-year-old dealership from Norman and Loretta Fink Hellman. "The good Lord landed me here in Emden," Roti says.

They’ve enjoyed the acceptance they’ve experienced from the community and have been working hard at getting into the business. With all the enthusiasm of someone who completely means it, Roti declared, "Be ready for action. Be ready for a ride. We’re going to sell automobiles to people, with friendly service!"

The dealership offers new Chevrolet cars and trucks and is a GM certified used vehicle dealer. The business is staffed by 13 employees, including new positions for a mechanic and an office manager. Roti believes providing their own service department will be important to taking care of their customers and will keep them coming back.

The Rotis make their home in Lincoln. It is rumored that all the employees at Interstate Chevrolet look forward to Fridays. Not because it’s payday, not because the weekend’s coming, but Katherine makes Italian homemade pizza and brings it in for all to eat at noon.

[Jan Youngquist]

Celebrating American Theatre

Lincoln Community Theatre


Dearly Departed

July 12-20
Johnston Center
for the Performing Arts

for ticket information, call 732-2640
click here: http://www.geocities.com/

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Greyhound Lube

At the corner of Woodlawn and Business 55

No Appointments Necessary

Sale of Kerrigan Funeral Home keeps ownership local

[JUNE 27, 2002]  The family of the late J. Richard Kerrigan, owner of Kerrigan Funeral Home, Lincoln, has announced the sale of the funeral home to Don Peasley of Atlanta. One of only three funeral homes in Lincoln, the funeral home name will change to Kerrigan-Peasley Funeral Home effective July 1.

Dennis Kerrigan, family spokesman, said, "The family is pleased to have found a buyer who was born and raised in the Lincoln area. We think our father would be happy with our decision."

Don Peasley, 38, has worked in the funeral industry for 17 years in Atlanta and other locations throughout central Illinois, including Quincy, Decatur, Peoria and Bloomington.

Don has a long history of service to the people of Logan County through activities that include the 4-H Cooperative Extension programs and emergency medical and fire departments.

"I look forward to moving to Lincoln from Atlanta and continuing to serve the people of Logan County," Don said. "My goal is to provide quality and dignified service."



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Kerrigan Funeral Home was opened in 1933 by John Kerrigan, father of J. Richard Kerrigan, at a Kickapoo Street address. The business moved to its current Delavan Street location in 1946. Family-run for nearly 70 years, this sale provides that the business will remain owner-operated.

The Kerrigan family thanks "the many families who entrusted their loved ones to the care of our father’s and grandfather’s business over the years," said Dennis. "We also thank Joe Rabbit for his years of service with the funeral home."

Joe is returning to his hometown of Streator.

[Press release]

Where do you go for the
goods and services you want?

In the know…

You finally discover where the best chai in town is and you’re ecstatic! Then you discover it’s been there a year or so and no one told you about it. You’re exasperated! Local businesses change hands, move, increase their stock or services, do all sorts of things you’d really like to know about, and somehow you don’t get in on it.

The cure:

LogOn Production’s Channel 15 has the show you’ve been waiting for — "Chamber Chat." It airs from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays. The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce hosts the weekly half-hour LIVE talk show.

"Chamber Chat" features updates on local business activity, community events, issues, and interviews with volunteers and leaders of special programs taking place in the community. There will also be opportunity for viewers to call in with live questions.

There are plans to occasionally film segments on location in local businesses to add to the perspective and content of the show.

The show will air several additional times each week, but Tuesday night will be the LIVE show. [Click here to hear it!]


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Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bobbi Abbott thinks, "A focus on our GOOD NEWS will hopefully provide a domino effect in positive attitudes and opinions about our community."

Abbott invites, "If you have business activity, please e-mail to me any news about your place of business — expansions, new employees, new products or services, changes in location or management, etc."

Bobbi Abbott, Executive Director

303 S. Kickapoo Street

Lincoln, IL 62656

(217) 735-2385





The Chamber Report

Chamber week ahead

[JULY 8, 2002]  Chamber activities, events and action for the week of July 8-15:

•  Tuesday, July 9, 8:30 a.m. — Marketing Committee meeting, Grapes & Grounds

•  Wednesday, July 10, 8 a.m. — Technology Committee meeting, Coffee with Einstein

•  Wednesday, July 10, 5 p.m. — Ribbon-cutting ceremony, Stuffed Aria Pizza, 102 Fifth St.

•  Thursday, July 11, 7:30 a.m. — Government/Education Committee meeting, Cookie’s Bakery

•  Thursday, July 11, noon — Healthcare Committee meeting, ALMH Conference Room A

•  Friday, July 12, noon — Induction and luncheon for new chamber members, The Restaurant at the Depot. All members are invited! Come for lunch and welcome new members into the chamber (RSVP 735-2385 or reply to chamber@lincolnillinois.com).


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Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival license plates, T-shirts and collector pins are now on sale in the chamber office. Also, we’re recruiting festival volunteers for parking cars, selling tickets or manning booths. Stop in and pick up a stack of festival brochures for your business!  

Have a terrific week, and — always — thank you for your support and involvement!

[Bobbi Abbott,
Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce]

The 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.

Bobbi Abbott, Executive Director

Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce

303 S. Kickapoo St.

Lincoln, IL 62656

(217) 735-2385


Honors & Awards

Main Street Corner News

Lincoln's Dog Daze of Summer

The Dog Daze of Summer will be in downtown Lincoln on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. This event will include a dog parade, contests and demonstrations. In addition, Logan County Animal Control will be on-site with adoptable dogs.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Blue Dog Inn on historic Sangamon Street. Other events will be held on the courthouse lawn.

Fees of $6 in advance or $8 on-site include a participation ribbon and entry to any of the contests.

[News release]

[For more details, see "Every dog has its day and
Main Street says it’s July 20."]

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

Job Hunt

Lincolndailynews.com makes it easy to look for a job in the Logan County area.

Three full-time positions available — Office manager; telemarketer, $8/hr. plus commission; and computer setup artist. Call (217) 544-9419 and ask for Leon.


  • Do you have construction administration experience?

  • Are you familiar with change orders or shop drawings?

  • Are you organized and detail-oriented?

  • Do you have excellent administrative skills using MS Office programs like Excel and Word?

  • Can you report to work promptly and stay till the job is done?

  • Do you like being a part of a team who works hard and has fun?

If your answers are "yes" to these questions, then we should talk about a career opportunity at Paric Corporation, a 23-year-old construction management firm based in St. Louis and Dallas. We are seeking a new associate for our project management team in Lincoln, IL. A project assistant has overall responsibility for expediting, maintaining and acquiring all pertinent documents regarding projects assigned. Includes responsibilities for accounting, data entry, and both written and verbal communications with teammates, clients/owners and sub-contractors. Also includes miscellaneous duties as assigned. Seeking upbeat, client-focused individual who has at least two years of administrative/secretarial experience in an energetic environment. Prospects with successful construction administration experience are very desirable prospects. Must be a skillful, sensitive communicator with strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to project a positive image to others over the phone and be skillful in Excel, Word and working with other software packages in a Windows NT operating environment. Prospects with construction experience will be considered immediately.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to forward a copy of their resume, including Job Number 2002-22 to:

Paric Corporation

E-mail: recruiter@paric.com

Fax: (636) 561-9502

Employers, you can list available jobs by e-mailing ads@lincolndailynews.com. Each job listing costs $10 the first week, $20 for eight days to one month. There is a limit of 75 words per announcement.


To place a classified ad, e-mail ads@lincolndailynews.com or call (217)732-7443.




Aid Association
for Lutherans/
Lutheran Brotherhood

604 Broadway St., Suite 4

(217) 735-2253




Behne & Co. Inc.

  Richard I Ray & Assoc

1350 Richland Ave.

(217) 732-9333


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





Aid Association
for Lutherans/
Lutheran Brotherhood

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

2222 S. Sixth

Springfield, IL  62703

(217) 522-3363





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




The Sewing Place

503 Woodlawn Road

(217) 732-7930


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