Two dissidents who have been pushing a $324 million-asset Illinois thrift company to sell itself said they have failed to win seats on its board.

Shareholders of Bloomington-based Citizens First Financial Corp. voted Monday for two three-year terms on its eight-member board. The vote count is to be announced next Monday, but the dissidents, Lawrence Seidman and James D. Dickinson, quickly conceded that the incumbents had beaten them.

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