DeKALB – The 3M Foundation donated $250 to Children’s Learning Center in DeKalb in recognition of Jeff Lizer’s commitment to the community. Lizer has donated more than 50 hours to CLC as a volunteer. He has constructed three benches for the day care center’s playground – donating most of the materials – helped secure donations for the center’s 2012 Family Fun Night, and worked to prepare, set up and assist at the 2012 CLC Family Picnic.
DeKALB – Kishwaukee Community Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. CT scanning, sometimes called CAT scanning, is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
GENOA – Genoa again will have a grocery store after Piggly Wiggly finalized a deal to open in the old Browns’ County Market on Pearson Drive and bring about 70 jobs to the community.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that applications are being accepted from qualified nonprofit and public organizations that provide loans to support rural businesses and community development groups. Funding, which is intended to spark business expansion and create jobs, will be made available through USDA’s Intermediary Relending Program (IRP).
SYCAMORE – Sycamore insurance agent Jeff Keicher, CLU ChFC CPCU, was asked to attend a special legislative conference held by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. The event brought more than 1,000 influential life insurance agents from across the country to Washington D.C. April 8 and 9 to urge legislators to protect life insurance from taxation.
DeKALB – The DeKalb Schnucks is one of 79 stores in the grocery chain whose customers’ credit-card information might have been compromised in a cyber attack.