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Monmouth Flowers for Less On-line Store

Check out the On-Line Store that recently "OPENED".  Visit - The Kitchen Bakery - to order your favorite Salsas and Jellies!  More products being added in the next few days.

Big Deals Store of Western Illinois News!

Have you checked out the new offers on the BIG DEALS site at or ? Check it out for savings at some of our local and regional businesses!

Shop your local business community...AND get ready to save BIG!

Shared Treasures

Just a reminder for those of you preparing for the new school year - Make sure you stop by Shared Treasures, 125 W. 1st Ave, and check out our Great Bargains! You'll find Name Brand, gently used clothing and apparel for the whole family (from infant to women's and men's plus sizes) - we have you covered - for a fraction of what you would pay at the mall! Retail price for a new pair of jeans will get you a stack of jeans at Shared Treasures!! Come on in - you won't believe what you can save! See You Soon!

"The Kitchen" is Open!!!

Linda Putnam has opened "The Kitchen" at 1343 South Main Street, Monmouth, IL.  This is not only a restaurant, but also a Bakery featuring pies, breads, cakes, candies and more. Linda's vision is to utilize locally grown or raised products to create a sustainable business as well as helping other local businesses and offering fresh, healthy foods and baked goods. There is currently seating for a few people, but Carry-Out is available. Everything will be home cooked, with Daily Specials as well as home made soups. In the bakery they will have a Diabetic line.  She also has home made Jams and Jellies for sale.  Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but the bakery is open 7:30 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.  Phone 309-221-3549

Remember - Olivia's has ice cream!!!

Now that the weather is warming up----It is a good time to remind everyone that Olivia's has ice cream.......Wisconsin made Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream!  Check it out:

Warren Achievement Center Van Service

Warren Achievement Center now has a new Fixed Route running Monday - Wednesday - Friday, making 21 stops around the City of Monmouth.  For more information, call 309-734-6001.  Ride cards are available.

New Business in Monmouth!

Lori A. Seals Photography & Boutique recently opened at 101 Market Alley to provide a full-service digital photography studio, specializing in personal and family portraits, senior pictures, engagements, weddings, children, pets and much, much more.  Come in to check out the photography boutique with unique jewelry, frames, cards, photo albums, etc. Have a special occasion in the future that you would like to capture in pictures?  Lori can be reached @ 536-2188 or drop by to visit her new studio/boutique.

Olivia's Cookie Jar and Kitchen

Shop Local:  Two great deals to let you in on from Olivia's Cookie Jar and Kitchen.  First is their Birthday Special.  If you come in to Olivia's with a friend for lunch or dinner within a week before or after your Birthday you will get your meal (of equal or lesser value of your friend's meal) FREE! AND, the birthday guest will get his/her choice of cupcake for FREE also!  Secondly, most of the cookies are $1.00 each, but if you purchase a dozen, you will pay only $10!  They very much appreciate your help in getting the word out about their fabulous deals so that more people will be aware and shop local:)  Tell your friends about these terrific deals and make a trip to Olivia's Cookie Jar and Kitchen.

Shop Local - Gift Certificates/Cards

Are you not sure what books Auntie June has read, not at all certain if Grandpa would even think about wearing that shirt, or maybe you simply just don't know what to get that person who has everything???  Think of getting a gift certificate/gift card to a restaurant, retail store, gas station, local bookstore, or any number of other places located right here in Monmouth.  You save time, money on gas or shipping charges, the tax dollars stay right here in our community, and you help local businesses remain strong!

Shop Local News

We will be posting any news or information we receive from local businesses on this Shop Local page.  If you have information you would like us to include, please send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Jan at 309-734-2141.  Remember to think of shopping local - it benefits all of us!

Make It Monmouth - Shop Our Local Businesses

The City of Monmouth joins with the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce in encouraging residents to continue to support businesses in Monmouth by shopping locally. The benefits are many and thriving local businesses are incredibly important to our citizens as well as the success of our community. For example, sales taxes generated from purchases in Monmouth go directly into the City's General Fund - an account that pays for the services provided by the City. Shopping Locally benefits our hometown businesses, local employees and our citizens, as well as the Chamber of Commerce and the City.

Purchase your Make It Monmouth shopping bags at City Hall and the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce for only $1.00!