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Midwest Community Bank, loan officer receive award

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ROCKFORD (WREX) – A local bank and loan officer is recognized for how much they helped others in 2018.

Midwest Community Bank and Stacy Jones got an award for being the number one lender in the region for home buyers. The award comes from the Illinois Housing Development Authority, which gives out the first time home buyer and repeat home buyer grants. The bank is a sponsor of the program, which gives money toward a down payment and closing costs to buy a home.

“We were asked to be a sponsor, and again, as being a locally owned, we wanted to be in a situation where we could give back to the community that we serve,” said Jones. “So we were more than happy to be able to offer this program where we would be able to assist folks with realizing home ownership.”

The bank says someone can take part in the program by finding a lender who is involved in it.