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


Robert Sage, DPM, was elected to serve the national association representing America’s podiatrists. April 4, 2023 —Robert Sage, DPM, was elected as the newest member of the Board of Trustees of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) during its House of Delegates meeting this month in Washington, DC. “I look forward to being a part of the work of the … Read More

OSF HealthCare Welcomes New Primary Care Physician

(Rockford, IL. | March 31, 2023) – OSF HealthCare is pleased to add a new primary care physician to its staff to better serve the community of Rockford and surrounding areas. The addition of Dr. Somiya Haider, MD, on April 2, will ensure increased access for patients in need of primary care at the OSF Medical Group – Primary Care … Read More


BELOIT, IL. (March 23, 2023) — On Friday, March 24 at 1:00pm in the Beloit Memorial Auditorium, 10 Beloit Health System employees will be honored for their exemplary service to our patients, family members, and their fellow employees. During the event, one employee will be selected to attend a special program at the Disney Institute in Orlando, Florida. The event … Read More

Parks Kiwanis Pork Chop Day

LOVES PARK – The Parks Kiwanis Club will host their 2023 Pork Chop Day on Saturday May 13th at the Loves Park City Hall, 100 Heart Boulevard, in Loves Park. Each meal includes a pork chop sandwich, Ole Salty’s Potato Chips, applesauce and a bottle of water. Drive through pick up is available from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tickets … Read More


BELOIT, WI (March 20, 2023) – Beloit Health System has passed its yearly State of Illinois inspection for Radiation and Mammography Quality Standards Act by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. This inspection reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Beloit Health System underwent an inspection by the State of Illinois. The inspection … Read More

M3 Broker Laurie Miller Recognized as a 2023 Employee Benefits Power Broker

Laurie Miller’s goal is to be a master of the insurance trade and her mission is to share her knowledge with her clients. Miller’s enthusiasm as a lifelong learner is echoed by her clients, with one saying “she is a wealth of knowledge in the area of benefits and human resources” and another calling her a “true partner.” One of … Read More

Cornerstone Credit Union Announces 2023 Founders’ Scholarship Program

FREEPORT, IL – Cornerstone Credit Union is now accepting applications for their 2023 Founders’ Scholarship Program. Cornerstone will be awarding five (6) $1500 one-time scholarships, for a total of $7500, to deserving high school seniors. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2023. Since the program’s inception in 1998, Cornerstone has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to youth in … Read More