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Don O’Day Appointed to Board of Directors of Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc.

Beloit, WI, June 23, 2020 – Steven M. Eldred, Executive Chairman of the Board for Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc., the holding company of First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), and David N. McCoy, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FNBT, are pleased to announce the election of Don O’Day to the Board of Directors of the bank […]


ROCKTON, IL. June 18th 2020 – Expertise presents Best Advertising Agencies in Rockford 2020 to the top 17 advertising agencies out of the 39 that were scored. These agencies were examined on more than 25 different variables across five categories. These results were then analyzed to give a hand-picked list of the best agencies. RyCOM […]

Natural Land Institute Announces Family Nature Adventures, a Series of Free, Fun Learning Videos and Interactive Activities for Kids and Families to Get Outside and Explore

ROCKFORD, IL – Natural Land Institute (NLI) is pleased to announce the first-ever Family Nature Adventures, an opportunity to connect and engage with nature through a series of 13 free guided activities with topics ranging from water to archaeology, pollinators to mammals and soils to seeds. Anyone can discover the outdoors together in their backyard, […]

Cornerstone Credit Union donates $21,000 to Community Organizations

FREEPORT, IL – Cornerstone Credit Union (CCU) was a recipient of a $20,000 grant as part of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s (FHLB) COVID-19 Relief Program, designed to support its member institutions and the communities they serve in Illinois and Wisconsin directly impacted by the current pandemic. An additional $1,000 was donated through […]

FNBT Announces Officer Promotion & Addition to Mortgage Banking Team

Beloit, WI, May 4, 2020 – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following officer promotion and addition to the mortgage banking team. Angie Baskin has been promoted Customer Support Manager and Officer. Baskin started at FNBT in December 2017 as the teller supervisor at the Beloit-Madison Road branch and moved to the customer support […]

Hononegah to Submit Proposal for Rock Valley College Advanced Technology Center Project

Hononegah Community High School Board votes to respond to Rock Valley College’s Request for Proposal. Rockton, Roscoe, and South Beloit leaders sign on in support. Building on the success of its architectural award-winning Fieldhouse, Hononegah Community High School District #207 (HCHS) will submit a proposal to build the Rock Valley College Advanced Technology Center on […]

Village Offers Boost to Local Economy Through Social Media Giveaway

$1,700 in gift cards from Machesney Park businesses to be awarded through Destination Machesney Program MACHESNEY PARK, IL (April 3, 2020) – In effort to support Machesney Park businesses during the coronavirus, the Village is hosting a Gift Card Giveaway through its Destination Machesney social media sites. As a no-purchase-necessary contest, the giveaway offers a […]


Telehealth is now available for Beloit Health System providers. As part of Beloit Health Systems response and preparation to Covid-19, this technology ensures ongoing access to care, while supporting important social distancing measures set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Providers will be able to use everyday health-related services and information via electronic […]


NO VISITORS ALLOWED   BELOIT, WI. (March 20, 2020) – In an abundance of caution and until further notice, Beloit Health System has activated the next level of visitor restrictions to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and community.   In the context of Rock County’s second confirmed case of COVID-19 today, […]

Beloit Health System Reports First Positive COVID-19 Case

BELOIT, WI. (March 20, 2020) – A patient, tested by Beloit Health System, was positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The patient was tested in the Health System’s freestanding Testing Center designed to limit exposure to staff and other patients.  The patient is currently in isolation at home and is recovering. “We are taking every step […]

Edward Jones: Support for community is a top priority

In today’s challenging times, Edward Jones financial advisors are thinking about the health of their clients, their families and their colleagues, what’s happening in their communities and the effect of Covid-19 on the markets. “Most importantly, we want everyone to know we’re taking steps to protect the health and well-being of our clients, associates, families […]

Announcing the Recipient of the George and Barbara Fell Award to be presented at NLI’s Annual Dinner

Natural Land Institute (NLI) is pleased to announce that Don Miller will receive the 2020 George and Barbara Fell Award at their Annual Dinner on March 24, 2020. Don is known for his 27 years of leadership at Severson Dells Nature Center in Rockford and for connecting thousands of children and adults to nature through […]