From 1973 until 2023 — James K. Parker & Bonnie M. Parker, husband and wife for 62 years and Founders, Owners and Operators of the Illinois Billiard Club and Bonnie’s Dining & Banquets for the past 50 years, have retired and sold their dream to others who have the intent to carry on the Parker’s legacy.
Collectively for over 70 years we were two separate entities uniquely designed under one roof – a public banquet facility and private billiard club that either of which (independently or collectively) host four hour small to mid size planned parties and special events to accommodate 20 to 100 guests. Unique special events ranging from traditional family celebrations of life (Anniversaries, Graduations, Birthdays, Showers, Weddings, etc.) to corporate team building meetings, school, church, fund raisers and community events.
What we are not… We are not simply the all too typical restaurant, gaming arcade, pool room, bar room, banquet room or any form of traditional public place of amusement.
Our basic business philosophy that has largely led to collectively over 70 years in business …
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always try to do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too can become great.” … Mark Twain