Mutual Bank's new Aurora, Illinois branch is having a new-branch CD special with a 5.85% APY 24-month CD and a 5.75% APY 12-month CD. The 24-month CD has a $5k minimum deposit and the 12-month CD has a $2.5k minimum.
Like the Houston branch special that I've reported on, they allow you to open the CD by mail. You have to make sure to mail the application to the new Aurora branch. This is not advertised at Mutual Bank's website. A reader emailed me info on this, and I called the Aurora branch today for further details.
The customer service rep wasn't sure how long these rates will last. So please check with Mutual Bank before sending in the application. The application and the required documents to mail in are listed on their website here. Once the CD is established, you should be able to get online access.
Mutual Bank has been FDIC insured since 1962 (Certificate # 18659).
Thanks to the reader who emailed me info about this special.