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Business & Industry Review

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Free spirits reign at Wild Hearts Boutique in Streator

Deb Sergeant and Jennifer Blanchette manage Wild Hearts Boutique in downtown Streator. The store offers unique clothing, jewelry, accessories and fragrances. Wild Hearts Boutique is a destination for the free spirited. The Streator business began in a remodeled corn crib, along Route 17 in the middle of a field near Wenona, before moving last year to Streator’s business district. The new spot provided more space for their growing business. The end of April marks the store’s first anniversary at its Streator location. Mother and daughter, Deb Sergeant and Jennifer Blanchette manage the store, which is all about vibe, with bare brick walls and hardwood floor. They describe themselves as a team with a passion for all things free spirited, bringing to customers

unique clothing, jewelry, accessories and fragrances. If the soul of a gypsy beats inside your heart and you’re looking for some boho cowgirl flair, visit Wild Hearts Boutique and discover the inspiration the store holds.

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“We believe every woman is amazing and unique, and her clothing should represent her very own style!” Deb said. Follow Wild Hearts Boutique on Facebook and Instagram at @ yourwildhearts.

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Holland: Salon job offers preparation for future career From page 21 The course she is now taking at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby is a psychology one. Anna’s game plan calls for her to attend IVCC two years and then transfer to another school. It could be Loyola University in Chicago. “I really like Loyola,” Anna observed. As far as her interest in the workings of the mind, Anna said it’s a combination of curiosity and compassion. “I’ve always been told I’m very observant. I also connect with people. I like knowing why people get angry. I want to understand why and make them feel accepted,” Anna noted. She is getting a little advance education at her part-time job at Cinderella Beauty Salon in Streator, where she has worked three years, doing shampoos and miscellaneous tasks. “Working at the beauty salon is good practice for nursing. We’ve had other girls work here, then become nurses, and they said salon work really

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Cinderella Beauty Salon owner Becky Chalkey says Woodland High School senior and salon employee Anna Holland (shown here) excels at assisting patrons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

‘Anna is a very good listener. ... You couldn’t ask for anyone better.’ sandy watson Salon stylist helped them,” said salon owner Becky Chalkey. Chalkey added Anna is quiet, thoughtful, punctual and efficient.

She’s also patient, especially with some older ladies with Alzheimer’s disease, who visit the salon. “We don’t want to say goodbye to her. We’ll miss her — definitely! I hope she’ll come back and work during the summers,” Chalkey said. Sandy Watson is a stylist at the salon. “Anna’s a very good listener and does whatever we ask her to do,” Watson said. “You couldn’t ask for anyone better.”

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Wild Hearts Boutique ADDRESS: 212 E. Main St., Streator PHONE: 815-674-7558 WEB: HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

204 East Kent Street • Streator • 815-510-0658 •

815-672-7183 Open: M-F 6am - 2am SAT-SUN: Noon - 2am

415 S. Illinois St., Streator, IL

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