Old Log Cabin Featured on WGN’S Chicago’s Best Program

Brittany Payton (yes she is Walter’s daughter) from WGN’s Chicago’s Best program came down to Pontiac to sample a little rhubarb pie and find out more about the Old Log Cabin Restaurant. Brad Trainor showed Payton how to make rhubarb pie. Payton also posed for photos with customers.

The show aired on August 21 and can be seen here.


Ribbon Cutting @ The Judy McGlasson Municipal Band Shell

Do you love live music? Well check out the new Judy McGlasson Municipal Band Shell.

The Judy McGlasson Municipal Band Shell was built with the generous support of the McGlasson Family, the Apollos Camp Bennett Humiston Trust & the J. Paul Yost Trust.

The Ribbon Cutting was held on June 3rd at the opening ceremonies of the Judy McGlasson Municipal Band Shell. Internationally renowned composer Robert Sheldon had written the “Riverside Overture” especially for the June 3rd concert. The performance on June 3rd was the first time that this new work was played publically.  Sheldon’s other works have been performed across the globe and he is a member of various organizations that promote music and music education.

Mindi Terrell, executive director of the Chamber, described the addition to the city of Pontiac.

 “It’s a wonderful new place. It’s awesome to see the Municipal Band play here. I was also here to see the Vermillion Players performing “Life is a Highway.” That was a lot of fun and there was a great crowd for that. I think this is going to be a great addition to the park,” Terrell said.

The Pontiac  Municipal band will present a new concert at 7 pm every Friday during June & July.



Ribbon Cutting @ Rebecca Campbell Photography

Say cheese! We had so much fun at the ribbon cutting for Rebecca Campbell Photography. But don’t mistake our photography for Rebecca’s work.

Whether your looking for someone to capture the perfect moment at your wedding or show your best side in senior pictures, Rebecca Campbell Photography has you covered.

Her tagline says it all “Life is beautiful….capture the moments that will last a lifetime.”

You can contact her at rebecca@rebeccacampbellphotography.com or call 815-780-9098.

Pontiac Family Eye Care Ribbon Cutting

Is your vision 20/20? Find out at the remodeled Pontiac Family Eye Care office. They believe that eye care is about more than your vision….it’s about you!

Since 1980, Pontiac Family Eye Care has provided quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to patients in Pontiac and the surrounding areas. Their experienced doctors and staff offer comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems.

Stop in to see the new office at 320 N. Ladd Street or call to make an appointment at (815) 842-4304.

They are having an open house on Thursday, May 19 from 4 – 6 pm.

Ribbon Cutting @ Dunkin’ Donuts

99¢ iced coffees & iced teas from 2 – 6 pm daily

Can you say coffee? Welcome to one of our newest members….Dunkin’ Donuts. They have a wide variety of breakfast and lunch sandwiches along with bagels, donuts and coffee. Sandwiches range from a snack and go chicken wrap to a turkey, cheddar & bacon flatbread to a sweet, black pepper bacon croissant, Check out their menu at www.dunkindonuts.com.

Happy hour specials….from 2 pm to 6 pm every day, they are offering 99¢ any size iced coffees and iced teas.

You can also use Chamber Gift Certificates at the Pontiac location.

Address: 1826 W Reynolds St, Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone:(815) 419-2337

Pontiac Community Art Center Creates Artwork for Children’s Advocacy Center

The Children’s Advocacy Center received a beautiful piece of artwork from the Pontiac Community Art Center on April 28. Nancy Flessner created the piece using a poem written by Dr. David Alexander as inspiration.

The artwork features news coverage of the trial of Heather Lamie, who was convicted of murdering her 4-year-old foster daughter, Kianna Rudesill.

This is the second collaboration between the Illinois State Poetry Society and the Pontiac Community Art Center.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.


Chamber Welcomes New Members in April

Welcome to our newest members…

Home Wishes, 216 N Main St, (815) 844-2850

Aly Annes, 737 W Howard St, (815) 252-4600

Lydia’s Cup, 107 W Madison St, (815) 842-0329

CIRBN, 200 W Front St, Ste 500 A, Bloomington, (309) 820-7321

Dunkin’ Donuts, 1826 W Reynolds St, (815) 419-2337

Morgan Laundromats, 1616 Shaft St, Streator, (815) 672-4630

Comcast Spotlight, 303 N Hershey Rd, Ste 2B, Bloomington, (309) 834-0250