Florence Hardy is planning to offer Illinois investors an opportunity to stimulate local business through truCrowd Illinois, Inc., an online equity investment platform. Florence HardyHardy, of Flossmoor, was given the chance to develop her ideas when her proposal for truCrowd was selected one of six startups in the BMO Harris/1871 FinTech Partnership mentorship program. For the past three months, Hardy has been mentored by three BMO Harris executives as she finessed her ideas on how to educate the public about equity investing, develop a campaign to reach businesses and investors and learn how truCrowd can work . . .