Illinois Main Street

Illinois Main Street is part of a successful national movement to revitalize America's traditional downtowns, neighborhood business districts, and urban corridors. Illinois Main Street gives value as it works with Illinois' communities to provide technical and consultative assistance, training and resources to improve the economic, social, cultural and physical aspects of each unique commercial area. Illinois Main Street communities use the Main Street Four-Point Approach® to revitalize their local business districts.

Main Street encourages partnerships with local stakeholders, who support the local program, to build the local community and to foster economic development while maintaining the unique, historic character of each district. Most of all, Main Street offers a practical, comprehensive methodology for commercial district revitalization and advocates local self-reliance.

Recent Events

Auctioneer Bill Phelps
April 30th

Community Auction

The Annual Community Auction featured all kinds of treasures that were taken home by their new owners. Auctioneers Bill Phelps and Danny Loftus made sure of that!

Rivard kids on Santa's lap
December 3rd

Christmas Gathering

The annual kickoff for the Christmas holiday featured Santa and his reindeer, camel rides, carriage rides, beautifully decorated store windows, and many more activities. Always a favorite event for Main Street!

Bordertown Hauntings Hayride on Washington Street
October 29th

Bordertown Hauntings

The annual halloween event featured downtown trick-or-treating, both kid's and pet costume contests, hayrides and lots more!

Spotlight

Cruise Night Street Scene

Cruise Nights

2nd & 4th Tuesdays May 23 - August 22, 5-8pm

Next up - After a record-breaking year in 2016, Washington Street Downtown will once again come alive with antique and unique "Cool Cars under the Stars" throughout the summer. The public is invited to come out and browse, listen to the music, eat some great food, and take a chance on the split the pot drawings held at each event. Mark your calendar now!