Extraordinary Changes for Evenglow

The Lodge at Evenglow held a groundbreaking ceremony and unveiled the plans to the new Lodge that will be built out at the Inn. Evenglow Senior Living opened in October of 1958 in response for a need for quality care for seniors. Mrs. Ada Swords was concerned about a number of retired people she new living alone who craved friendship and social relationships. Her legacy gift helped to establish a United Methodist retirement community that would be open to all regardless of religious affiliation. And as they say, “the rest is history”.

The new buildings will allow Evenglow to meet the need of residents and the community for generations to come. For more information about giving opportunities, please contact Charlotte Hoffmann, Director of Development at 815-844-6131 ext. 248. 1200 Evenglow Ln, Pontiac, IL 61764 *215 E. Washington St. *https://evenglowlodge.org/ *https://www.facebook.com/evenglow1/

Press Release from Livingston County Clerk’s Office

Kristy A. Masching
Livingston County Clerk & Recorder
112 W. Madison Street
Pontiac, IL 61764-1871
Ph. (815) 844-2006
Fax: (815) 842-1844

March 12, 2020


Polling Place Re-Location: Pontiac Precinct #1

The polling site at Evenglow Lodge for voters in Pontiac Precinct #1 is being relocated from the Evenglow Lodge to the Pontiac United Methodist Church (Asbury Room located in the basement), 219 N Chicago Street for the Tuesday, March 17, 2020 General Primary Election.
Questions, call 815-844-2006

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Cat and Danielle took a tour of the Strevell House


Mayor Bill Alvey with Congressman Kinzinger

Cat Coppinger, Kinzinger, & Danielle Coyne











Cat and Danielle took a tour of the Strevell House and attended a presentation that included former Congressman Tom Ewing. Tom thanked and introduced Congressman Adam Kinzinger for all of his work to get Livingston County admitted to the Abraham Lincoln Natl Heritage Area.

“Among the many connections Pontiac has to Abraham Lincoln, one of the most interesting revolves around Lincoln’s friendship with local attorney, Jason W. Strevell.  Strevell and Lincoln were close friends and shared many hours together in conversation. One of the most documented meetings between these two gentlemen occurred on the evening of January 27, 1860. During the course of the conversation, Strevell suggested that Lincoln might be selected as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate at the upcoming party convention. Lincoln argued that he might be chosen as a vice-presidential candidate, but did not believe he would gain the top spot on the ticket”. The rest as they say, is history.


This morning Enbridge donated money for this years Threshermans Parade.

We Thank them for their generosity and continued support.

Pictured is, Luke Bartosik (Enbridge), Cat Coppinger ,  Danielle Coyne, Deb Howard & Alisha Murray

This year’s parade is being held Sunday, September 1, in Downtown Pontiac at 1:15 pm (rain or shine).

The theme is “Freedom isn’t Free-Honoring our Hometown Heroes”. Our local military, veterans, first responders including police, fire and EMTs are serving as our Grand Marshall.


2019 Art Walk

The GLCAC and Pontiac Heart & Soul are sponsoring a 2019  Art Walk August 10-18th in Pontiac through participating businesses.

Artist have donated artwork which will be sold by silent auction, place your bid on the clipboard provided with the artwork.

View the two pieces the Chamber has on display we are open Monday through Friday 8-4:30 pm

Tour of I-55 Construction

The Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce was invited by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to attend a Tour of I-55 Construction around Pontiac. The group took a bus to a work area north of Pontiac where we got to see IDOT’s crews from ground level. Also attending were Senator Jason Barickman, Representative Tom Bennett and a representative from Senator Don DeWitte’s office.