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Bank of Belleville breaks ground on new facility

Bank of BellevilleFrom left: Gary Hoelscher, Scott Plocher, Dan Hurford, Rachelle Lengermann, Ron Stephens, Kevin Pesko, Mayor Mark Eckert, Wyatt Rawlings, Gregg Sutterfield and Katie Stein.

BELLEVILLE – Bank of Belleville, together with Hurford Architects and Plocher Construction,  celebrated the groundbreaking Thursday morning for its future new banking headquarters at 215 N. Illinois St. in downtown Belleville.

Slated to open in summer 2015, the new multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art facility will provide the bank space for growth and significantly increased exposure.

The 10,000-square-foot facility will include a more expansive lobby, a drive-up ATM, and three drive-up teller lanes along with a more easily accessible, centrally-located building on Illinois Route 159 across from the YMCA in downtown Belleville.

Bank of Belleville’s current location at 720 W. Main St. is being acquired by the city of Belleville.

“Our current location has worked well for us but the city’s wishes to move its police station to our building was an opportunity for us to expand to meet the needs of our growing customer base. It’s a win-win,” said Kevin Pesko, president of Bank of Belleville.

Bank of Belleville was established in 2005 on $8.5 million in capital and has grown to a bank with $115 million in assets, 300 shareholders and 28 employees. Bank of Belleville celebrates its ninth anniversary in November.

The bank has a new website at


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