Hometown Community Bancorp in Morton, Ill., has agreed to buy Trivoli Bancorp in Trivoli, Ill.

The privately held banks said in a press release Tuesday that they expect the transaction to close in the third quarter. The banks did not disclose the deal’s financial terms.

Hometown, the parent of the $3.1 billion-asset Morton Community, is controlled by its employee stock-ownership plan. Trivoli is the holding company for the $256 million-asset Heritage Bank of Central Illinois.

Heritage Bank lost $106,000 in the fourth quarter after earning $394,000 during the first nine months of last year, according to its call report. Morton Community earned $48 million last year, including nearly $12 million in the fourth quarter.

Heritage Bank, founded in 1920, has six branches around Peoria, Ill. Morton Community has 33 branches in Illinois.

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