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Banking

Federal Reserve chair leaving board once successor is sworn in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen on Monday submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve board to President Donald Trump, announcing that she will leave the board when her successor is sworn in as Fed chairman.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 16-23, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

16TH ANNUAL MANSFIELD WINTER FEST

What: Free horse and carriage rides, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have your picture taken with Santa! Over 30 vendors from seasonal decor to baked goods. Coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, breakfast and lunch provided by food vendors. Shop at the local village shops. Brochures and maps available day of event.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

ARCOLA'S DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

What: Get in the Christmas spirit while enjoying Christmas carols and samples of delicious Christmas goodies.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Main Street, downtown Arcola.

More info:Call 217-268-3576.

First Busey's net income up 21.8 percent in third quarter

CHAMPAIGN — First Busey credited another increase in quarterly net income to recent acquisitions.

In the third quarter, First Busey Corp. reported a net income of $18.8 million, up 21.8 percent from $15.4 million during last year's third quarter.

Year-to-date, First Busey has had a net income of $50.4 million, up from $38.2 million through three quarters last year.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 19-26, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

BALDWIN ASYLUM HAUNTED HOUSE

What: Back for its fifth year as Central Illinois' premiere haunted attraction with 10,000 square feet of terror, customers will find terror at every turn; "Lights Out" events, Oct. 19 and 30. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 12-19, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

NCSA OPEN HOUSE

First Busey Corp. 'continuing to outperform'

CHAMPAIGN — Last week, First Busey Corp. completed the third of three recent major purchases, nearly doubling the number of branches it has compared with two years ago — up from 35 then to 69 now.

And it has increased its total assets from $4 billion in December 2015 to approximately $7.6 billion as of last week.

Busey adds Mid Illinois Bancorp to holdings

CHAMPAIGN — First Busey Corp. completed its third of three major purchases in the past year.

On Sunday, Busey completed the purchase of Mid Illinois Bancorp, the holding company for South Side Trust & Savings Bank of Peoria for about $135.6 million. The deal was first announced in March.

Family Checkbook: A few tips for saving money while in college

By KATHY SWEEDLER

Typically, people think of spending — not saving — while in college. It's true that tuition and fees costs are fixed. However, at many schools tuition and fees may be less than half of the overall costs.