March Newsletter 2024

We are marching right along through 2024! Here is your monthly update from We Are Oglesby:
New this year, We Are Oglesby 2024 corporate members will receive a window decal to display at your business! If you have not yet received your decal you can pick it up at our next meeting or contact Once you get your decal up, we invite you to snap a picture to your social media and tag We Are Oglesby!

Bulldogs Bar

MP Automotive

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

6:00 pm

Oglesby Elks Lodge

Member Spotlight

Zamin Insurance & Tax Prep

Zamin Insurance & Tax Prep is now a 3rd generation business! The insurance agency was founded in 1968 by Louis Zamin and in 2023 Christian Zamin joined the agency.

They specialize in personal lines (Home, Auto, Life & Health) and small commercial (retail, restaurants, bars and contractors). Zamin Insurance is an independent insurance agency which means we work for our insured's to find the best coverage and price with several different insurance companies!

Mike Zamin has been awarded "Circle of Champions" for the past 5 years for production and service to policyholders on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Their agency helps dozens of people every year pay under $10 a month for quality health insurance coverage. Lots of people do not realize that this coverage is available and just how affordable it can be!

Zamin Insurance & Tax Prep has been doing income tax preparation for 25+ years. Rates start at just $85. Below is a coupon for $20 off tax preparation for NEW customers!

Upcoming WAO Events

Ducky Derby!

June 8, 2024

Watch for updates on where to buy your tickets

on our Facebook Page!

Member Corner

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American Legion Post #237 Oglesby, IL

410 Clark Street - Oglesby

Fish Fry

Friday, April 5th


Carry out or dine in

Call (815) 883-3214

Taco Night

Wednesday, March 13th


Carry out or dine in

Call (815) 883-3214

Steak Fry

Thursday, March 28th



131 E Walnut - Oglesby

Keep up to date with the latest events and specials on the Cortileno's Facebook Page!

Bulldog's Bar

201 E Walnut Street - Oglesby

River Road Trio

Saturday, March 9th


IVAC After Hours

Wednesday, March 13th



Wednesday, March 13th

Starts at 7:00pm


Wednesday, March 27th

Starts at 7:00pm


135 E Walnut Street - Oglesby

Keep up to date with the latest events and specials on the

Mercers Rooftop Facebook Page!

Oglesby Elks Lodge #2360

800 E Walnut St - Oglesby

Queen of Hearts every Thursday! Doors open at 5:00pm, with cash bar. Drawing at 7:00pm.

Bingo every Sunday!

Doors open at 2:00pm and starts at 4:00pm. Mini games are played between 2 and 4.

There is an Abe game and Dual Dab game that both have a jackpot. Also, the last game Coverall is now a guarantee $500 game! 

Kitchen is open from 2 until break.

Bingo info and jackpots posted on the Oglesby Elks Facebook page every week.

If you're a business member of We Are Oglesby and would like your monthly events featured in our newsletter, please email

Community Events

City of Oglesby

Get all the info for Bark at the Park HERE!

Oglesby Bars

Check out our members Bulldog's Bar, CortiLeno's, Lizzie's Lounge, and Mercer's Rooftop teaming up with other local establishments for a day of fun!

Get all the info for Oglesby Bars Eggstravaganza HERE!

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Volunteer Opportunities

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We Are Oglesby is a non-profit organization made of

residents and business owners.

Our mission is community improvements and economic growth.

Our vision is to revitalize Oglesby, highlight existing businesses, welcome new businesses, and to host and promote events.

We Are Oglesby Officers:

President Brandy D, Vice President Angie P, Secretary Erin Q, Treasurer Nick N, Marketing Michelle K

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