First Eldorado to buy eight Illinois branches from MidCountry Bank


The move will more than double the size of Eldorado's branch network, while allowing MidCountry to exit the market.


Midland States to buy Centrue Financial in Illinois


The merger will create a bank with more than $4 billion in assets.


Mortgage banking, M&A fuel profits at Wintrust Financial


Fourth-quarter profits at Wintrust Financial in Rosemont, Ill., climbed 54% to $54.6 million from a year earlier, helped largely by acquisitions and increases in mortgage banking and other fee income.


Southern Missouri Bancorp to buy Capaha Bank


The company will pay $23.4 million for the $194 million-asset parent of Capaha Bank.