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Karla Miller

LISTEN: Hickory Point Bank’s Karla Miller

July 30, 2020 – Hickory Point Bank’s Karla Miller joined Byers and Co to talk about feeling positive about the inspiring projects being completed by local young people and compliments the work of Natalie Beck and the Community Foundation.  Listen to the podcast now.Continue Reading


Gov Announces New Guidelines for Youth and Recreational Sports

July 29, 2020 -Governor JB Pritzker announced today guidance for youth and adult recreational sports, including, but not limited to, school-based sports, travel clubs, private leagues and clubs, recreational leagues and centers, and park district sports programs. Collegiate sports and professional leagues are not impacted by these restrictions. The guidance was developed by the Illinois…Continue Reading

Power Lines

Ameren Illinois Allocates $8 Million For “Fresh Start” Program

Ameren Illinois has allocated $8 million for the “Fresh Start” program to assist qualified residential customers in reducing or eliminating their past-due account balance.  Customers struggling to pay their energy bills due to COVID-19 will be eligible for up to $700 in assistance.  The program opened on July 9th, with almost 5,000 customers in Illinois…Continue Reading


Unfamiliar Call? It Might Be a Contact Tracer

July 27, 2020 – The next time you get a call from an unfamiliar number on your phone, you may want to take the call. It might be a contact tracer. An important component in the fight against COVID-19 is contact tracing, where those who have been around someone who has recently tested positive are…Continue Reading