1st Community Bank is offering a special 14-month CD with a 2.50% APY. Minimum deposit is $500, and new money is required. This special is listed at the bank's rates page as of 4/12/2010.
It appears that a branch visit is required to open an account. It's a small bank with two branches located in the Illinois cities of Sherrard and Aledo.
The bank's ratings for safety and soundness are strong: 5 stars (superior) at BauerFinancial (based on 12/31/09 data) and 4 stars (sound) at Bankrate.com (based on 9/30/09 data). The bank has been a FDIC member since 1934 (FDIC Certificate # 11706).
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