Roscoe, IL (May 18, 2023) – Forest City Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears, is proud to announce the hire of Kevin Rogers as Quoting Engineer. Some of his responsibilities in this role include reviewing and generating new requests for quotes and working with clients to determine their orders’ special requirements. According to Director of Technical … Read More


Roscoe, IL (May 4, 2023) – Forest City Gear has expanded its capacity for the grinding of high precision internal and external gears with the addition of two Kellenberger K100 cylindrical grinders. These machines will support the growing capabilities Forest City Gear offers customers with complex OD (outside diameter) and ID (inside diameter) grinding requirements. The first machine is a Universal … Read More


(ROCKFORD, IL | May 17, 2023) – OSF Saint Anthony College of Nursing held its Commencement on May 12, 2023. The service recognized the graduation of 33 Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) degrees, 5 Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees, and 13 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees. Here is the complete list of graduates. Doctor of Nursing Practice: Alissa … Read More

Savant Wealth Management Acquires $1.53 Billion Domani Wealth; Continues Mid-Atlantic Expansion

ROCKFORD, Ill. (May 10, 2023) – Savant Wealth Management, a nationally recognized, fee-only registered investment advisor (RIA), has acquired Domani Wealth, an RIA firm focused on financial planning working with those approaching and in retirement. In business for more than 25 years, Domani is based in Lancaster, Pa. and has four offices throughout Central Pennsylvania. Its 23 employees and $1.53 billion in assets … Read More

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center Named Among 2023 Safest Hospitals

The biannual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for the spring of 2023 have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization for patient safety, and OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center has been named to the list. Nearly 3,000 hospitals across the U.S. are assigned A, B, C, D and F letter grades. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious … Read More

Keith McCormick Promoted to VP Commercial Banking Officer

Beloit, WI, May 04, 2023 –First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), is pleased to announce that Keith McCormick has been promoted to Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer. Keith manages existing agricultural and commercial customers in his role as Vice President Commercial Banking Officer. He works to develop new business relationships and provides sound advice for customers seeking commercial loans. Keith graduated with … Read More

Tyler Noto Joins First National Bank and Trust as Branch Manager

Beloit, WI, May 2, 2023 – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the addition of Tyler Noto as Branch Manager for the Beloit-Madison Rd location. Tyler joined the First National Bank and Trust Family in March of 2023. Before joining the bank, Tyler worked as a Branch Manager with a credit union in Rockford, Illinois. Tyler brings 15 years … Read More

Savant Wealth Management Acquires Basil Financial Group and Paragon Financial Advisors

ROCKFORD, Ill. (May 2, 2023) – Savant Wealth Management, a nationally recognized, fee-only registered investment advisor (RIA), has acquired Chicago-based Basil Financial Group, a women-owned, fee-only RIA firm with three employees and $75.5 million in AUM, and Paragon Financial Advisors, a Columbia, S.C.-based fee-only RIA firm with two employees and $84.1 million in AUM. Both acquisitions closed on Apr. 30, and Savant … Read More