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5-Star Rated Villa Grove State Bank Earns Prestigious Award


September 2013: Villa Grove State Bank, Villa Grove, Illinois is a proud to be recognized as one of the strongest banks in the nation by BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm. BAUERFINANCIAL has been analyzing and rating the nation’s financial institutions since 1983 and Villa Grove State Bank has earned its recommended rating (5-Stars or 4-

Stars) for the most recent 96 consecutive quarters. The latest rating is based on June 30, 2013 financial data and indicates that Villa Grove State Bank significantly exceeds all federal capital requirements and maintains a low level of delinquent loans, among other benchmarks.


Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm, had this to say, “A recent Gallop poll indicates that customer confidence in the banking industry is beginning to come back. That confidence, no  doubt, can be attributed to community banks like Villa Grove State Bank, that hold to the principles of sound banking. These are the shining stars of the industry. Villa Grove State Bank has been able to thrive without compromising its standards, and that’s commendable.”


Villa Grove State Bank was established in 1919 and has been committed to providing the best of banking to its community for 94 years. It currently has 2 conveniently located locations in in Villa Grove. Villa Grove State Bank ( is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.


Villa Grove State Bank: Your Hometown Community Bank Since 1919.


BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting



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