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Business Bits: New counseling center opens

A counseling center that can serve Spanish speakers has been open for business since early February in Sterling.

Juanita Madrigal, 54, opened Isaiah Counseling Center at 2605 Woodlawn Road.

Madrigal speaks English and Spanish fluently, so Spanish speakers will need no translator for counseling, she said. She is trained in Christian therapy counseling, but her center is open to everyone, she said.

Madrigal has lived in Rock Falls since 2005. She has been a counselor since 1983. She also owns an Isaiah Counselling Center in Stickney.

Hours in Sterling are by appointment Monday, Friday and Saturday, including evenings. Call 815-716-8641 for more information.

Sauk Valley Bank coming to new Lincolnway location

STERLING – Sauk Valley Bank will open a new location at 3319 E. Lincolnway.

Suzy Perino is marketting director for Sauk Valley Bank.

The new location will be a full-service bank with safe deposit boxes, Perino said. It will have a dedicated space for investment and trust services and will open in the second quarter of the year, she said.

Cobblestone coming to Dixon

DIXON — Cobblestone Ice Cream & Deli is moving into the former location of Lil’ Angelo’s Pizza, 117 N. Galena Ave.

Josh Burkhalter, owner of the Dixon location, hopes to open by May 1. He says it will serve only ice cream. It has no affiliation with the restaurant in Sterling.

Have a business tip? Let us know. Email SVM reporters Bridget Flynn, or Derek Barichello,, or call 800-798-4085, ext. 521 or 526.

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