St. Margaret's Hospital

114 years


Mautino Distributing Co.

112 years


Spring Valley City Bank

112 years


Barto Funeral Home

109 years


Western Sand & Gravel

109 years


Cosgrove Distributors

105 years


Verucchi's Ristorante

103 years


Happy's Super Service

86 years


Spring Valley Tastee Freez

68 years


Graphic Electronics

59 years


Alfano's Pizza

59 years


Mercier/Dakota Insurance

56 years


Valley Forms

56 years


Chuck's Barber Shop

54 years



53 years


Schlegle/Sheet Wise Printing

53 years


Heartland Bany & Trust

Citizen's 1st National Bank

Heart of IL Bank

1st Federal Savings & Loan

of Bureau County

40 + years


Valley Flowers & Gifts

43 years


Bernabei, Balestri & Fiocchi

42 years


Thomas A. Tonozzi

42 years


Johnson's Pharmacy

39 years


Ronken Industries

37 years


Valley Roundhouse

27 years














Spring Valley History

The history of the town’s inception is found in coal. The first mine shaft was bored in 1884 and the town of Spring Valley was officially incorporated in 1886. One mine grew into three, drawing workers and their families from near and far. Almost every nationality of Europe was represented here, along with a large Lebanese population. The diverse cultural heritage brought to the community by the mine workers and those who provided support goods and services to Spring Valley, has enriched the 125 year history of the town. 

Spring Valley Historical Museum

Open Saturdays (March - November)

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Or by Appointment


Featuring items related to John Mitchell, Coal Mining, Area Businesses and Schools.

Seeking donations and loans of historical items pertinent to our town and surrounding area.

Do you have a family history? The museum is seeking copies to have on file for genealogical research.

125th Celebration

The 125th Anniversary celebration in 2011 welcomed families, friends and visitors to the community.

One of the highlights was the Hometown Pride Parade on July 24th. Click the play button below to view a video of that event.


Be sure to make plans to attend or participate in the

Annual Lighted Santa Parade!

(Check this year's calendar for the date.)

Call: 815.830.4303 or e-mail, sveconomics@comcast.net for more information.

125th Anniversary United Church of Christ (Congregational) Spring Valley - 2011

Known today as the Spring Valley UCC, The First Congregational Church of Spring Valley was organized September 5, 1886 in a meeting in the Coal Company Office. The committee chosen to begin a Protestant church in Spring Valley was formed at a July 16, 1886 meeting. The location on the corner of Power and Erie Streets has been the church’s home since then.

We are a congregation of the United Church of Christ, a denomination of about 1.3 million Christian souls. We believe in a “Still Speaking” God who answers prayers and acts creatively in the lives of the faithful. “Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.” Sunday Service 10 o’clock.

Phone 815-663-1951.








Charles Devlin 1886-1888

Henry Dugan 1888-1893

Tom B. Jack 1893-1895

Martin DelMargo 1895-1897

William Baxter 1897-1900

Peter Lauer 1900-1902

Edward McCabe 1902-1907

Jack Stuart 1907-1908


William Burnell 1908-1911

and 1915-1919


Charles Knapp 1911-1915

William Burnell 1915-1919

Charles Knapp 1919-1927

John Doyle 1927-1931

Andrew Pricco 1931-1935

John Doyle 1935-1937

Anton Faletti 1937-1939

Charles Sulski 1939-1941

Peter Ternetti 1941-1953

William Savitch 1953-1964

Jake Jacobs 1964-1965

Joseph Ruva 1965-1981

James Cinotto,Jr. 1981-1985

Jim Narczewski 1985-2001

Joseph Taliano 2001-2005

Jim Narczewski 2005-2009

Cliff Banks 2009-2013

Walt Marini 2013 - Present


SV Rock Island Depot

Check out the model train diorama of the depot and surrounding area on display

in the window at

Valley Roundhouse

122 W. St. Paul Street


Copyright 2008 Spring Valley