Chamber Golf Outing is On!

The annual golf outing, typically held in June, is the biggest fundraiser for the Pontiac Area Chamber. The 2020 event will be held a bit differently this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Outing will take place over a five day period; Sunday, August 23rd through Thursday, August 27th at the Elks Club. Register your team with the Chamber by calling 8150848-3297 or emailing and then pick the tee-time you want by calling the Elk’s at (815) 844-7168. The COVID pricing is $275 per team this year. The day is full of entertaining extra events such as marshmallow golf, the fastest hole, the Toilet Bowl Award sponsored by Popejoy, and the Superior Award sponsored by Superior Landscaping.

fastpassTeams can add a ‘Fast Pass’ for $70. This will include team mulligans, drink and food vouchers and more.

There are sponsorship still available: Award Sponsors and Hole Sponsors. Sponsorship now include having  your sign displayed all 5 days!!! We are throwing in some interactive fun as well and promise to give you a great experience too.

For more information concerning team sign-up and sponsorship registration, please Call or text Cat at 815-848-3297 or email



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.