First National Bank and Trust Welcomes Three New Residential Loan Originators

Beloit, WI, April 27, 2022 – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Al Herbst, Rhonda Banks and Jessica Striegel have joined the bank’s mortgage lending team. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Al Herbst has been a well-known mortgage lender in the Janesville community for nearly 25 years. Now as Senior Residential Loan Originator at FNBT, he is responsible for … Read More


ROCKFORD – OSF Saint Anthony College of Nursing held its Commencement on May 13, 2022. The service recognized the graduation of 39 Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) degrees, 2 Master of Science in Nursing degrees, and 4 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees. Here is the complete list of graduates. Doctor of Nursing Practice: Dawn Cousins Smithfield, IL Rebecca Myers Machesney … Read More

First National Bank and Trust Introduces New Fraud Prevention Team and Announces Changes to Deposit Operations Team

Beloit, WI, May 16, 2022 – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following changes within the Deposit Operations department and the creation of a new Fraud Prevention team. FNBT’s new Fraud Prevention team is responsible for investigating and determining required action to prevent fraudulent financial transactions to mitigate loss to the bank and its customers. The team researches … Read More

OSF HealthCare donates life-saving tourniquets to Rockford Police Department

(ROCKFORD, Illinois/April 29, 2022) – OSF HealthCare has donated 300 CAT generation 7 tourniquets and 300 Israeli bandages to the Rockford Police Department that will be added to the police department’s first aid kits in each squad car. The donation was made possible by the OSF HealthCare Foundation and a donor, Christina Akely, in honor of her late husband, Jay, who worked … Read More


BELOIT, WI. (May 11, 2022) — BHS is pleased to announce Beloit Memorial Hospital has won the 2021 Excellence in Tissue Award. On Monday, May 16, 2022, the UW Organ and Tissue Donation is coming to Beloit Memorial Hospital to celebrate. There will be an awards ceremony in the auditorium, 1969 W. Hart Rd. to present awards, deliver packaged snacks, … Read More

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Named Among 2022 Safest Hospitals

(Rockford/Ottawa, IL | May 11, 2022) – The biannual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for the Spring of 2022 have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization for patient safety, and OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center and OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center have been named to the list. Nearly 3,000 hospitals across the U.S. are assigned … Read More

Cornerstone Credit Union Awards $5,000 of Founders’ Scholarships

FREEPORT, IL – Cornerstone Credit Union is proud to announce the outstanding recipients of their 2022 Founders’ Scholarships: Addison Gitz, Freeport High School; Lindsey Melancon, Freeport High School; Savannah Weinberg, South Beloit High School; and Cailyn Piercy, Fulton High School. Each deserving winner receives a $1,250 one-time award. “As part of our community outreach, we proudly recognize these excellent high … Read More

OSF HealthCare OB/GYN Offices Moving to Better Serve Community

Contact: Paul Arco | Media Relations Coordinator | (815) 395-5036 | (Rockford, Illinois/April 15, 2022) – Starting April 25, our providers from the OSF Medical Group – Obstetrics & Gynecology location on Garrett Lane will now be seeing patients at the new location of OSF Medical Group – Obstetrics & Gynecology (621 Roxbury Road, Rockford). The move to this … Read More

Mindy Lucchesi Joins First National Bank and Trust as Vice President, Trust Officer

Beloit, WI, April 14, 2022 – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Mindy Lucchesi has joined the bank as Vice President and Trust Officer. Lucchesi comes to FNBT with over 25 years of banking experience, working most recently as a senior fiduciary officer for another area financial institution. In her new role at FNBT, she will serve as … Read More