Steinberg’s Furniture is the Illinois Valley’s oldest family-owned furniture store. Steinberg’s was founded in 1888 by our great grandfather, I.L. Steinberg. After immigrating to America from Lithuania, he peddled merchandise in New York, and then Chicago. While working in Chicago, a friend told him of the developing coal mines in and around Spring Valley. He first peddled merchandise door to door with a horse and wagon in Spring Valley and many of the area's other towns. In 1888, I.L. Steinberg was able to open his own store on Dakota Street in Spring Valley.