Why You Need a Mortgage Lender During Your Online Home Loan Application

By: Justin Gensler Vice President, Mortgage Lending NMLS #611367 A few months ago, I was contacted by a couple who had completed a mortgage application with an online lending program and got pre-qualified quickly for a $220,000 home. However, the sellers of the home they were purchasing wanted a local lender, so the couple came…
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Expert Small Business Resources Available at Upcoming Seminar

By Chris Thoennes Vice President, Commercial Lending NMLS # 1591984 Starting a new business can be overwhelming, so an upcoming event in Bloomington will walk local entrepreneurs through the necessary steps. Illinois National Bank is sponsoring “How to Start a Small Business in Illinois,” a luncheon-seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at…
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Pleasant Plains Senior Shines on Stage

By Marsha Shomidie VP, Pleasant Plains Branch Manager NMLS# 662908 Training to be a dancer takes hard work, practice and dedication. Jillian is focused on stage and in the classroom. That’s why Pleasant Plains High School faculty and staff chose Jillian as their December Senior-of-the-Month. For Jillian Hergenrother, dance has been her activity of choice.…
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Pleasant Plains senior holds football record and senior honors

By Marsha Shomidie VP, Pleasant Plains Branch Manager NMLS# 662908 Pleasant Plains High School certainly had an epic 2017. The varsity football team scored its way into the final round to play for the 3A State Championship in DeKalb. While the Cardinals ended the season as runner up, senior player, Kevin Ingram, exploded on the…
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