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URBANA — Busey Bank has received the Financial Literacy Award from the Illinois Bankers Association.
The award is presented annually to a financial institution for its work in providing financial education to community members of all ages.
MILFORD — The Citizens State Bank of Milford improved from a 3 1/2-star (“good”) rating to a 4-star (“excellent”) rating in the latest ratings from BauerFinancial based on data for the financial quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2014.
All other banks with offices in the Paxton Record’s coverage area retained the ratings they had at the close of the Sept. 30 quarter.
PAXTON — On most nights, the lights are kept on inside the future home of the Harvest Brewhouse in downtown Paxton. It allows drivers and pedestrians passing by to get a glimpse of the progress being made to get the long-anticipated restaurant open.
The progress, according to Harvest Brewhouse owner Ben Grice, has been slow, but steady.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council approved the issuance of a second public statement last week, again urging the local school district and a Gibson City ethanol plant to settle the plant’s years-long dispute over its taxable value.
DEWEY — Good news at the gas pump is good news to farmers, as well.
Darrel Good told those attending the Dewey Bank Annual Farm Seminar Wednesday that government projections forecast an increase of 2 percent to 3 percent in fuel use among U.S. drivers this year. That would mean more corn-based ethanol consumption.
CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sent a letter on Feb.
PAXTON — The Dogtown Wind Farm, a proposed 100-megawatt wind farm featuring up to 49 turbines east of Paxton, could be built “within the next year or two,” one of the project’s co-developers said.
CHICAGO — For the second year in a row, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services’ chief executive officer, Rob Schmitt, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.
BUCKLEY — The University of Illinois Extension’s Ford-Iroquois Office will hold its annual Ag Day on Friday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley. This year’s theme is “It’s All Up in the Air ... Ag. Drones, Weather and More!”
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner awarded licenses Monday to dozens of medical marijuana businesses across the state after conducting an internal review that found flaws in the never-completed license award process under former Gov. Pat Quinn.