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The Encore Shoppe

Futures Unlimited, Inc. acquired The Encore Shoppe on September 1, 1971 from the Winston Churchill College Guild. It's original location was 317 N. Mill St. We are currently located at 101 E. Madison Street in the Historical Rathbun Building.

The Encore Shoppe operates as a retail training site for the individuals that we serve in our programs.  They receive the opportunity to develop the skills needed to obtain community employment by experiencing first hand: running a cash register, communicating with the public, marketing inventory in the storefront windows and stocking store inventory in a way that is inviting to the customer.

Our inventory is comprised of donations; however, we will consign furniture items.  Donations are accepted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays or can be arranged for another day by calling The Encore Shoppe.

Store hours

Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday and Monday

Store Manager: Rob Alltop
Phone: (815) 842-1465

The Encore Shoppe has a wide variety of:
  •  Men's, Women's Juniors and children's clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories
  •  Housewares and small appliances
  •  Collectibles
  •  Toys, games, books, and puzzles
  •  Furniture
  •  Party needs - invitations, napkins, etc.
  •  Draperies, valances, curtains, tablecloths
  •  Knick-knacks
  •  Seasonal decorations
  •  Exercise equipment
  •  Old hat boxes, suitcases
  •  Wall pictures and mirrors
  • Wide variety of books
  • Customers may also pickup or special order Watkins Products



A downloadable/printable list of items we will not take 
can be found below.

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