Pontiac is the Best!

Pontiac was recently recognized by Time Magazine as one of the ten best small towns in the United States, in a feature article about the immigration of people to less urban areas.

The Time article noted the unique character of Pontiac as a whole, and the downtown in particular. From restored historic buildings, brick streets, swinging bridges, beautiful parks, to a historic courthouse, the downtown is second to none. All these qualities are not taken for granted by residents of Pontiac. Nor did the successes happen by accident; the hard work of many makes our community successful.

Recognition by the National Main Street program and numerous Governor's Home Town awards also provide testimony to the great community that nearly 12,000 people call home. Credit for the success belongs to the Chamber of Commerce, PROUD, many civic organizations, and countless volunteers and residents. The Mayor's Office, and other elected officials, is dedicated to supporting this spirit of continued improvement.

Pontiac is an ideal place to work, live, and raise a family. Many are considering it their "new home" as they retire. With a wide variety of specialty shops, retail opportunities, outstanding schools, quality employment, and entertainment, Pontiac provides all the advantages of a large city with the qualities of a small town.

Welcome to Pontiac.

We're sure you will enjoy it as much as we do.

G. Michael Ingles, Mayor

Business & Industry

Pontiac's economic strength comes from its diversity. Manufacturing, commercial, professional and governmental offices provide the balance for the city's economy. Through cooperation and hard work of many, the city has succeeded in developing an environment supporting and fostering investment in the community

Manufacturing and industrial businesses have found it profitable and rewarding to invest in the community The community provides these businesses a committed and well-educated workforce, affordable utilities, necessary infrastructure and opportunities to finance their growth. International companies such as Cater-pillar, Inc., R.R. Donnelleys &t Sons, and Interlake Steel have made Pontiac part of their success stories. Homegrown businesses are also finding Pontiac an ideal place to do business. Exact Packaging was the first company to move to the city's; Pontiac Corporate Center. With free land and utilities to their site, they were able to build and expand their business while creating jobs and revenues for the community

Commercial businesses have flourished along Route 116 and Interstate 55 corridor. Residents have all the commercial amenities of a larger community without the associated congestion.

Downtown Pontiac, through the efforts of PR.C.U.D., local merchants and city officials, has maintained it's commercial viability. The quaint buildings and unique blend of craft and antique shops are just a few of the items 'on the square' worth seeing. A visit to downtown Pontiac will quickly show you the reason the city was named as 'one of the ten best small towns in America' by Time Magazine.

Pontiac also serves as the county seat for Livingston County. The community's balance of economic activities is supported by full-time economic development professionals; from the city's economic development department, the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce, and PR.C.U.D.

 

 

 

 

 

Pontiac, Illinois Business Directory

(All Area Codes Are 815 unless otherwise indicated)

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Fellheimer Law Firm

210 N. Main Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-3858

Strong, Blakeman &T Schrock, Ltd.

307 W Washington St.

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-6177

AUTOMOTIVE

NAPA Auto Paris

422 W. Howard Street, P.O. Box 414

Pontiac, IL b 1764

842-3871

AUTO SALES

Heller-Lincoln-Mercury-Dodge

720 South Deerfield See

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-1128

Lynn Chevrolet-Buick, Inc.

601 S. Newport Rd. P.O. Box 648

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-3344

BANKING

Bank Of Pontiac

(Main Bank) 300 W Washington Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-6155

(West Bank) 1703 W Reynolds

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-1069

Telebank 24 (815) 844-1069

Mutual Bank

110 West Water Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-3838

Pontiac National Bank

223 North Mill Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-3171

 

State Bank of Graymont

PO. Box 47

Graymont, IL 61743

743-5951

State Bank of Saunemin, Pontiac Facility

901 E. Howard Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-4456

CELLULAR PHONES

Illinois Valley Cellular

455 Main Street

Marseilles, IL 61341

800-438-4824

CellularOne

4371 Venture Drive

Peru, IL 61354

1-(800)-CELLONE

CHURCH

1st Lutheran Church

311 West Grove Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-3695

CONSTRUCTION/CONTRACTOR

McCoy Construction Company

417 Sherman Avenue

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-3117

CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Farnsworth & Wylie

106 East Washington

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-5571

DENTIST

Associated Dentists

519 North Plum Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-6184

106 South First Street

Fairbury IL 61739

692-4b39

EDUCATION

Heartland Community College

1226 Touanoa Avenue

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 827-0500

ELECTRIC SUPPLY

Durham Electric, Inc.

502 N. Vermillion, P.O. Box 68

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-6630

Pontiac Electric Supply Company

711 N. Ladd

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-0345

ENGINEERING

Farnsworth & Wylie

106 E. Washington Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-5571

EQUIPMENT

Caterpillar

PO. Box 740

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-6000

EYECARE/OPTOMETRY

Reid A. Pettit, O.D. & Associates

Family Eye Care & Contact Lens Center

320 N, Ladd

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-4304

FUNERAL HOME

Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home

413 N. Main Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-5151

FURNITURE

Wright's Quality Furniture-Carpeting & Appliance

115 F. Madison Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-7177

GOVERNMENT

City of Pontiac

115 W Howard Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-3396

HAIR CARE

Caryl & Marilyn Ltd

205 N. Ladd Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-3500

HEALTH CARE

Livingston County Home Health Care

310 E. Torrence Avenue

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-7174

 

CSF Saint James Hospital

610 E. Water Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-2828

HOTEL/MOTEL

Holiday Inn Express

1823 W. Reynolds Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-4444

HUMAN SERVICE AGENCY

Futures Unlimited, Inc.

210 E. Torrence Avenue

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-1122

INSURANCE

Bertsche & Berry Inc.

321 W Madison Street, PO. Box 349

Pontiac, IL 61764

815-844-7108

LeMessuner Insurance Agency Inc.

209 W Madison Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-3183

State Farm Insurance/Rick Renzelman

307 W. Madison

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-6591

MANUFACTURER

Driscoll Motor Co., Inc

Rt. 116 West

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-1143

Walker Wire, Inc.

#1 Industrial Court

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-6505

NEWSPAPER

Daily Leader

318 N. Msin Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-1153

ORGANIZATIONS

Pontiac Elks Lodge

Rt. 116 West

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-7168

PACKAGING

Exact Packaging

1000 Deerfield Road

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-5111

PHARMACY

Sanotis Super Drug

32 Vermillion Plaza

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-6774

PLUMBING

BDI Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Ventilation

803 Custer Avenue, PO. Box 685

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-3143

PUBLISHING

Progressive Publishing

Bloomingdale, IL 60108

(630) 582-8888

RADIO

WJEZ/WLDC

315 North Mill Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-6101

REALESTATE

Century 21 Riverside Realty

802 W Washington St

Pontiac, IL 61764

(815) 842-1188

Louis Lyons Realty

318 W Madison

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-1400

Panno Realty

109 W. Water Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-6771

RETAIL

Don's Red Fox Food Store

601 N. Ladd

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-6151

Jane's Hallmark

109 West Madison Street

Pontiac,IL61764

844-7603

Nieman County Market

406 W Madison

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-7158

Pickles, Peppers, Pots & Pans

101 W Madison St.

Pontiac, IL 61764

842-3667

RETIREMENT

Evenglow Lodge

215 E. Washington Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-6131

Livingston Manor

14335 U.S Hwy 66

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-5121

SPECIALIZED MAGAZINE PUBLISHING

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company

1600 North Main Street See

Pontiac, IL 61764

844-5181

TRAVEL AGENCY

National Travel

218 W Madison Street

Pontiac,IL 61764

844-6171

UTILITIES

NICOR Gas

1305 Martin Luther King Drive

Bloomington, IL 61701

800-231-1571