Bank breaks ground on Shabbona branch

SHABBONA – Resource Bank held a ceremonial groundbreaking at Indian Oaks Country Club on Dec. 21 for the bank's new Shabbona branch. With wind chills in the single digits, the cheerful group of citizens, business owners, bank officers and directors gathered indoors to celebrate the new branch construction at 601 E. Comanche Ave.

Bank president Richard Katz expressed his commitment to the community, and State Rep. Robert Pritchard commended the investment being made by Resource Bank. 

The construction is being conducted by Shepard Construction of DeKalb, and the building is designed by David Hagney of Hagney Architects, LLC of Rockford. The blueprints for the new bank will incorporate the historic Quilhot one-room schoolhouse, built in 1856, which has been owned by the Mullins family of Shabbona.  The schoolhouse will be restored and integrated with the bank to provide a public space for use by the entire community.

A temporary office is serving the Shabbona area from 308 E. Comanche Ave., and in early February, a temporary bank facility, complete with drive-thru teller, will be open during the construction at the corner of East Comanche Avenue (Route 30) and Indian Road.

The temporary Resource Bank Shabbona Branch is one of nine locations throughout DeKalb County.  For more information, call 815-756-6321 or visit www.ResourceBank.com.