MSM Staff

Main Street Momence relies on a professional staff to ensure that the program best serves downtown business investors and community stakeholders, while meeting the Board of Directors' ambitious annual program goals and overseeing committees' action plan implementation.

Janine Loftus

Janine Gubbins Loftus serves as Main Street Momence Executive Director. A 20 year resident of Momence, Janine is a former Je Neir Elementary School teacher with a Master's in Education in Teaching and Leadership. She has 3 children, and her hobbies include: birdwatching, hiking, driving pony carts, dancing and karaoke. Her favorite Main Street projects are the Christmas Gathering and the Facade Grant Program. Janine spearheaded our downtown revitalization program in 2001, which would subsequently earn a Main Street designation. Her favorite quotes: "People are about as happy as they make their minds up to be" -Abraham Lincoln and "As long as you live, keep learning how to live" -Seneca

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!


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!