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What is an ACHIEVER?

  • Are you age 50+
  • Do your account balances (checking, savings, certificate of deposit, IRA or loan) total $2,500 or more?
  • Do you bank at one of our locations in Ottawa, Morris, Streator or Yorkville?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you qualify to join ACHIEVERS.

As an ACHIEVER you are invited to attend one or more of our special events.  ACHIEVERS trips and events offer variety to any traveler.

ACHIEVERS Calendar of Events


Rock Island, IL
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Midwest Premiere!  In this hilarious comedy, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings….no matter what!  More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making “ the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow.  You are sure to be swept away, saying “I DO!” 

Prior to the show, you will have your choice of 3 different entrees, and of course we have included dessert.

Pick up the phone today and say “I DO” want to make a reservation.

Price per person - $87.00
Price includes:  Transportation, Lunch, Dessert, Show and Gratuity for Driver


Rock Island, IL
Monday, May 12, 2014

For more than 40 years THE LETTERMEN have been entertaining audiences throughout the country, and now these long-time favorites with audiences will be performing for the Achievers today.

To their credit THE LETTERMEN have over 50 albums – as well as hits including:  “When I Fall in Love,” “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “Going Out Of My Head,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Hurt So Bad,” and “Shangri-La.”  THE LETTERMEN are truly universal entertainers whose music speaks louder than words.

Prior to the 1:00 p.m. Show, you will have your choice of  lunch entrees and dessert.

Price per person - $95.00
Price includes:  Transportation, Lunch, Dessert, Gratuity for Coach Driver, and a fun day out!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

“In the good ole summertime, In the good ole summertime”…remember those words?

Join us for a wonderful day out.  We will begin our day and travel to Drury Lane in Oakbrook, Il.

The Sunday brunch features an enticing array of breakfast and lunch selections as well as seasonal and holiday specialties.  Starters include Oysters Rockefeller, Iced Gulf Shrimp, assorted Homemade Breads and Muffins, Cheese and Crackers, Fresh Grilled Vegetables and assorted Salads (Traditional House, Caesar Salad, and two Chef's Choices.)  For breakfast, fluffy Omelets with a choice of ingredients are made-to-order by Drury Lane's expert chefs. Other featured items are Eggs Benedict, Scalloped Potatoes, and Smoked Lox and Bagels.  Guests with a sweet tooth can top their waffles with a selection of fresh sauces at the Belgian Waffle station, and enjoy freshly baked treats made from a Mini Doughnut machine, seasonal Berries, Melons, and more at the Fresh Fruit Station.

Lunch selections include hearty Beef Stroganoff with Noodles, Cheese Blintzes, Quiche Lorraine, Potato Gnocchi, Meatballs with Marinara Sauce, Potatoes Au Gratin, Salmon, and Crabmeat Cakes.  The buffet also features a Pasta Station, a Pizza Station, with piping hot made-to-order Pizzas, and a Carving Station, which offers hand-carved Beef, Ham and Turkey with trimmings including Stuffing and Mashed Potatoes. A Kids' Station features Pizza, Chicken Tenders and Tater Tots.

For dessert
, guests are invited to indulge in the hand scooped Ice Cream Sundae Station or the Soft Serve Ice Cream Station with an assortment of delicious toppings. A Dessert Table also features Petit Fours, as well as homemade Pies and Cakes.

After our wonderful brunch experience, we will board our coach and continue our summertime adventure in downtown Chicago.

Voted the #1 architecture tour in the city by Fox News we will board our luxurious cruise vessel which has climate-controlled indoor seating and outdoor upper deck seating.  Our expert tour guide will provide an overview of historic and modern architectural styles, plus many stories about the people who designed and built Chicago.

We will be “Cruising down the River” on a Sunday afternoon. 

Price per person to be announced.  Please check back. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Headliners  in Las Vegas and now coming to Aurora, Il. …. We will have main floor seating for this brother and sister duo.  Having each been in show business since they were young children, the timeless Donny and Marie have both recorded multiple albums,  toured the world and hosted their famed television variety show.

Donny and Marie feature some of their chart-topping hits, including:  “Puppy Love,” “Paper Roses,” I’m Leavin’ it (All) Up to you,” and Soldier of Love.” 

Chronicling five decades, Donny gets a little rock ‘n’ roll and then Marie goes country in “These Boots Were Made for Walking,”

Show is at 1:00 pm.  We will be having dinner after the show at the Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove. 

What are you waiting for???…call or stop in and make reservation.

Price per person to be determined.  Please check back.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Fireside will present its spectacular 50th Christmas Show which is a must-see tradition.  It’s their mission each holiday season to bring you a show that will re-kindle the true Christmas spirit in all of us.  Through songs, stories, and dances – both traditional and original they commit themselves to capturing the very heart and essence of the holiday season.  Each show is new and exciting, with beautiful new costumes and settings, glorious singing and breathtaking dancing and new ways to tell the familiar stories of the season.   

Price per person - $117.00
Price includes:  Famous Sunday Brunch, The Bakery, The unique Shoppes, Great seats for this HOLIDAY show, Transportation, and Gratuity for Driver.


A Note From Your Coordinator - Nancy Koppen

Join the fun! 

We hope you make plans to join us for one or more of our special events.  You'll find that the trips and events listed offer variety to any traveler.

You will travel locally to some of the finest restaurants, events and theatres the Midwest has to offer.

Make your reservations as soon as possible.  Seats are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Thank you for your business and allowing us to be your bank!

Contact Nancy Koppen by Email
or call 815-672-2941 ext. 801

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