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All solicitors must register
at the City Clerk’s office.

A fee of $50/day, $250/month and $750/year is charged per person.” License Permit Application

Garage Sale Application Form

800 Washington Street
Mendota, IL 61342


Mission Statement: To promote community involvement of the physical and cultural heritage within the historic business district of Mendota.

The Illinois Main Street Program is a preservation-based economic and community development program that follows the National Main Street Center’s Main Street approach. The approach emphasizes four critical areas of revitalization:

  • Organization helps everyone work towards the same goals and maximizes involvement of public and private leaders within the community.
  • Promotion brings people back downtown by helping to attract visitors, shoppers and investors.
  • Design enhances a district’s appearance and pedestrian amenities while preserving its historic features.
  • Economic Restructuring stimulates business development and helps strengthen the district’s economic base.

Join a committee: There are four committees; Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Restructuring. The committees are diverse and we have many different opportunities for people to get involved. Contact the Mendota Main Street office at 815-538-5043, or mainstreetmendota@yahoo.com

Why is downtown important? Even if you don’t work, shop or live near the downtown, the condition and success of the downtown business district affects the entire community. Long-term revitalization establishes stability in businesses that generate tax dollars which in turn support our city, county and school district. A vital downtown is essential to recruiting new families, businesses, visitors, and is a reflection of the overall health of the community.

Contribute Financially: Programs are funded through contributions from individuals, families, businesses, downtown property owners and local government. By contributing financially you are investing in Mendota’s future.

Facade Grant Program: The City of Mendota provides grants to commercial building owners and business owners in the Historic Preservation District located in downtown Mendota. The purpose of the program is to provide a financial incentive to property owners and business owners to improve the visible exteriors (facades) of their buildings.

Become a Member (application)

Current Members in the Mendota Main Street Program:
Mendota Historical Society
Mendota Connections
Black Brothers
First State Insurance
Sports & Stuff
Krenz Dental
Mendota Reporter
Gish Jewelers
Jerry’s Flower Barn
True Value Hardware
Jacquesi’s Salon and Spa
Head Hunters Salon
ARS Auto Repair
Mauch Carpentry
City of Mendota
Pro Care Senior Services
Barr’s Variety/Radio Shack
Expressions Hallmark
American Tile and Carpet
Last Days Bible Book Store
Edward Bock
Alan Russell
State Farm, Kurt Bruno
Mendota Community Hospital
Phalen Steel

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