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Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Pet Project celebrating 25 years of animal adoptions

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Brandy, Audrey and Gary of Wilk’s Tavern are ready to make your visit comfortable and memorable.

Wilk’s Tavern a welcoming neighborhood bar Gary (WILK) and Audrey Wilkerson opened the door to Wilk’s Tavern on the corner of Illinois and Lundy streets 22 years ago. With a clientele ranging from their 20s to 80s we have a little something for everyone. Audrey, aka MA, says it is not uncommon to have a bar full of people and not a car in the parking lot. People don’t see the lawn mowers and bicycles parked out back. “We have a nice neighborhood bar.” We have some great girls working for us. Amy Copeland, our Mad Scientist Mixologist, is always experimenting to make a signature drink, Brandy Born and Michelle Drysdale who will greet you with a smile and our newbie Anne Grossman,

Wilk’s Tavern ADDRESS: 415 S. Illinois St., Streator PHONE: 815-672-7189 HOURS: 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday to Friday; noon to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

who is doing a great job. Audrey’s mom, Audrey Glowicki, was slinging drinks for 19 years until her retirement last year. She will never know how much Gary and I appreciated all she did for us. We are known for our $2.25 Tall Boys, our Friday Night Dart Tournaments,

which draw people from Peoria to Joliet and our private gaming room where people float in and out all day to try their luck on GEM gaming machines. Our newest addition is the AutoFry in which we can cook up your favorite appetizers like hot wings, cauliflower, cheese stix, fries and more. We also have pizzas. We sponsor several dart and pool leagues and are always looking for new players. Our huge deck out back is a great place to relax, sip on a cold beverage and enjoy visiting with friends. The doors are open Monday through Friday at 6 a.m. for third shift at Vactor and Owens and close at 2 a.m. Weekend hours are noon to 2 a.m.

Streator Community Credit Union where members become our family

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Pet Project holds the distinction of being the first nonprofit no kill animal shelter run by volunteers in La Salle County. These days, the shelter operates with a full-time paid kennel staff of three, and operates with a volunteer-run board of directors.

From its humble beginnings in a barn type building, Pet Project is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2018. The organization is now operating at 2676 E 2575 Road, Marseilles – maintaining their own shelter while actively working on what they do best, finding loving homes for the homeless dogs and cats of La Salle County. Since its inception, Pet Project has found homes for almost 7,000 pets. Pet Project also holds the distinction of being the first nonprofit no kill animal shelter run by volunteers in La Salle County. These days, the shelter operates with a full-time paid kennel staff of three, and operates with a volunteer-run board of directors. Every dollar raised goes to paying staff, caring for the animals, and maintaining the shelter. Pet Project would not have survived these many years without community support and their interest and compassion for abandoned pets. For 2018, Pet Project will be dedicating a memorial garden, in which supporters can donate for an inscribed brick in memory of a loved one. They are currently getting ready for the Cutest Pet Contest 2019, their biggest

Pet Project ADDRESS: 2676 E. 2575th Road, Marseilles PHONE: 815-795-9663 WEB: FACEBOOK: Pet Project Inc., LaSalle County Illinois HOURS: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; by appointment

fundraiser of the year. To participate, call Annette Barr Photography Studio at 815-434-4114 to schedule an appointment. Sitting times available are April 4 through April 7. Adoption hours at the shelter are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. If you’d like to volunteer, you can contact the shelter via Facebook or email, petprojectinc@

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Staff members at Streator Community take pride in offering a family-friendly atmosphere. The staff includes (back from left) Julie Ohmes, Tina McShots, Paula Ligori, Jamie Cunningham, Betsy Rhymes, and Dawn Groesbeck; (front from left) Pat Catrell and Cindy Taylor. Streator Community is proud to be part of the community for 68 years and we take pride in the friendly family atmosphere that we offer our loyal members. Our focus remains on keeping up with the ever-changing financial world and offering our members the best customer service available. Streator Community is a full service financial institution offering free checking with no minimum balance, low

rate Visa cards, Visa debit cards, prepaid Visa, and competitive CD and loan rates and Christmas and Vacations Clubs. We have a state-of-the-art ATM on the premises and offer Home Banking and Mobile Banking. If you live or work in Streator you are eligible for membership. So stop in today and see what we can offer you and become part of our family! Check out our website at or visit us at 302 N. Park St.

Enjoy the

Streator Community Credit Union ADDRESS: 302 N. Park St., Streator PHONE: 815-672-8488 WEB: HOURS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; Thursday and Friday drive-up open until 6 p.m.; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday

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