Harris Absorbs Amcore Bank

Broadway Bank may be capturing the headlines because of its family connection to Alexi Giannoulias, the Democratic Party’s candidate for U.S. Senator, but the big Illinois bank going down in Illinois is Amcore. Amcore has $3.8 billion in assets, while … Continue reading

Grafton Township Hall Expenses Revealed

I filed a Freedom of Information request with Grafton Township for the checks paid so far for the new township hall. That doesn’t include interest to Harris Bank on the debt certificates. That’s the $3.5 million ($5 million+, if interest … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A Sign

There were so many signs in Crystal Lake and Algonquin at the 4th of July TEA Parties. In view of the Grafton Township Board’s having stopped the $430 a day hemorrhage to the Harris Bank for the $3.5 million loan … Continue reading

Grafton Township Board All Agree to Ditch Harris Bank Loan

Believe it or not, newly-elected Township Supervisor Linda Moore and the four township trustees who resent her having been elected because of the monkey wrench she threw into the $5 million (including interest) new township hall project agreed tonight. Without … Continue reading