First State Bank of Mendota has added two new branches in Shabbona, both former locations of the Farmers and Traders State Bank of Shabbona, which was closed at end of business Friday by state regulators.
An aviation expert says Chicago's plan to bolster air cargo capacity at O'Hare International could have a negative effect on surrounding airports. He says Rockford's airport could be among those affected.
Road construction is becoming a familiar scene this time of year. For the month of June, construction is expected to continue around the revamped Machesney Town Center. All businesses will remain open during the road improvements, but it may take longer to get around.
Construction continues this month for the inside lane of Highway 251 around the area formerly known as the Machesney Park Mall. New turn lanes are being added on 251 between Copper Drive and Roosevelt Road.
Meanwhile, pavement will be moving east, framing the intersection of Illinois 173 and Illinois 251.
A group of Rockford-area educators and business-people think they have an answer to one of the region’s employment problems: they’ve developed a path to take talented students all the way from high school to careers in the aerospace industry.