• Bank pulls out of Illinois medical marijuana industry

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois medical marijuana companies may have to deal in cash after the main bank serving operators has decided to pull out of the industry. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Bank of Springfield informed cannabis clients... Read More

  • USDA: Illinois farmers to plant more corn than soybeans

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois farmers are expected to continue planting more corn than soybeans despite the trend changing nationally. The USDA's prospective plantings estimate said there will likely be... Read More

  • Meeting on bidding to be a Foxconn vendor set

    JANESVILLE — A meeting on how construction-related businesses can be considered as vendors, subcontractors or suppliers during the construction phase of the Foxconn project in Racine County will be held at the Blackhawk Technical College Central Campus on April 9.... Read More

  • Career expo scheduled for April 14 in Janesville

    JANESVILLE — A Transportation and Logistics Career Expo will be held from 9 a.m. - noon on April 14 at the Rock County Job Center, 1900 Center Ave. Ten employers will be present, as well as one training provider, for... Read More

  • ‘Uptown District’ plan moves forward

    By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer TOWN OF BELOIT — Plans for an “uptown district” in the Town of Beloit are underway, as town officials have developed a concept map with Batterman. Town Administrator Ian Haas held an initial concept meeting... Read More

  • On the Move— Spring 2018

    Rockford Mutual Insurance Company recently announced Kent B. Shantz, CIC, former C.O.O., as their new Acting President and CEO. Shantz joined Rockford Mutual Insurance January of 2012 as Vice President of Operations before being promoted to Chief Operations Officer April... Read More

  • Business Bits — Spring 2018

    V2 Marketing achieves Silver Certified Agency Partner status Rockford’s V2 Marketing recently announced that it has achieved Silver Certified Agency Partner status with HubSpot. As the world’s leading inbound marketing and sales platform, HubSpot works hand-in-hand with Agency Partners to... Read More

  • SwedishAmerican breaks ground on new Creekside Medical Center

    ROCKFORD— SwedishAmerican officially broke ground on its new state-of-the-art Creekside Medical Center, located at 3505 North Bell School Road, Rockford. SwedishAmerican leadership, board members, doctors, representatives from the City of Rockford, along with local officials, formally broke ground on its... Read More

  • Gateway Bank to move to new location

    By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer ROSCOE — Gateway Community Bank will be moving from 5390 Williams Drive to the Blackhawk Bank location at 5206 Elevator Road in early July as Blackhawk Bank moves to the former Tuscan Grill building... Read More

  • ABC Supply sponsor Greenwood bus tour

    BELOIT — ABC Supply and singer/songwriter Lee Greenwood have entered a multi-year relationship and the Beloit-based company will sponsor Greenwood’s tour bus as he travels across the county, according to a news release posted on the ABC Supply website. Greenwood,... Read More

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