ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Amcore Financial reported earnings for the quarter ended June 30 of $4.12 million, or 40 cents a share, up 7.1% from the same quarter a year ago. Return on assets was 1.02%, compared with 0.99%.

Much of the earnings increase was the result of lower loan-loss provisions, higher trust fees, and expense control efforts, the company said.

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