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Too Old for Back-to-School Sales? Think Again!
[ 0 ] August 14, 2019 |

Too Old for Back-to-School Sales? Think Again!

You may not be on the market for a graphing calculator, and you probably needed a permission for field trips when you last needed a glue stick. Though you may not be shopping for “school supplies,” you may in fact find yourself in luck this back-to-school season! Take advantage of deals on home goods, clothes, […]

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Don’t Break the Budget! Tips for Back to School Shopping.
[ 1 ] August 14, 2019 |

Don’t Break the Budget! Tips for Back to School Shopping.

  I remember a time when my school shopping list only included a backpack, a lunch box, a notebook and a pencil. Unfortunately, school supply lists now seem to be a mile long. Rather than spending an arm and a leg for your little one, prep for the new year with these 5 simple tips! […]

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Eyes Wide Open to Credit Unions
[ 0 ] July 26, 2019 |

Eyes Wide Open to Credit Unions

CU QUICK FACTS IAACU Data as of 06.30.19 HQ: Bloomington, IL ASSETS: $261.6M MEMBERS: 16,773 BRANCHES: 3 12-MO SHARE GROWTH: 3.3% 12-MO LOAN GROWTH: 5.2% Periodically I find myself in a casual non-work discussion which eventually touches on what I do for a living. As I try to explain what a credit union is, the […]

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A Sense of Place
[ 0 ] July 26, 2019 |

A Sense of Place

Doug Johnson is a local artist who grew up in the Bloomington/Normal, IL area. He is a graduate of Normal Community High School and earned a master’s degree in Studio Art from Illinois State University. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Northern Illinois University. “The traditional techniques of painting, […]

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Seth from LeRoy High School
[ 0 ] June 7, 2019 |

Seth from LeRoy High School

“As I am sure you already know, we are all living projects. From birth to death, one hopes to have made mental progress, one hopes to have matured. Such is much easier said than done, and it is a rather momentous struggle for an individual to break from their norms. Within the transitional period of […]

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Ashley from Heyworth High School
[ 1 ] June 7, 2019 |

Ashley from Heyworth High School

This piece was done for my History teacher in the summer and also the start of our school year to have ready for his classroom.  It was what I valued in History class and what I researched and did from my heart!

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What Is Financial Aid for College?
[ 0 ] May 29, 2019 |

What Is Financial Aid for College?

Financial aid includes all funding to help you pay for college, such as scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. To access most aid, you must complete a FAFSA. Today’s skyrocketing college tuition prices mean most families can’t afford the whole bill on their own. Financial aid can help fill in the gaps. Here we explain everything you […]

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