Illinois

Organizers apply with FDIC to open women-run bank in Chicago

09/24/19

FWBank would be led by Marianne Markowitz, former acting SBA director. Amy Fahey, a former JPMorgan Chase executive, would serve as chairman.

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Illinois leads nation in bank M&A. Here's why.

09/18/19

Nearly a tenth of the industry’s deals this year were connected to the state, which boasts a good number of sought-after small banks.

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RBB entering Chicago with PGB acquisition

09/06/19

Both banks focus on the Chinese-American community.

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CFPB says Chicago debt collector made bogus threats against consumers

08/28/19

Asset Recovery Associates told borrowers that it could sue them, garnish their wages and place liens against their homes, according to a consent order by the consumer bureau.

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First Midwest making big Milwaukee push with Park Bank purchase

08/28/19

The company will pay $195 million for its first retail operations in the city.

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Hometown Community entering northwest Illinois with bank acquisition

08/20/19

The company has agreed to buy Albany Bancshares, which has four branches near the Iowa border.

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Heartland Financial buying bank in Illinois

08/13/19

The Iowa company will pay QCR Holdings about $59 million for Rockland Bank and Trust.

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Chicago-area banks reportedly in merger talks

07/26/19

Byline Bancorp is in discussions to buy Parkway Bank and Trust, according to a local publication.

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Wintrust continues Chicago suburb expansion with SBC purchase

07/25/19

The company agreed to buy the parent of Countryside Bank for $90.5 million.

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Associated adding heft near St. Louis with First Staunton acquisition

07/25/19

The Wisconsin regional agreed to buy the parent of First National Bank in Staunton for $76 million in cash.

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