Hard at Work in Illinois
Bank of America began serving Illinois more than 150 years ago. Merchants Savings, Loan and Trust, founded by Chicago’s first mayor, was instrumental in helping the city rebuild after the Great Fire of 1871. By guaranteeing all deposits, the bank solidified its commitment to Chicago, and in 1928, it became one of the biggest banks in the Midwest, Continental Illinois Bank. LaSalle Bank, another predecessor, demonstrated the same commitment during the Great Depression. Continental Illinois and LaSalle Bank became part of the Bank of America family in 1994 and 2007. Today, Bank of America is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions and provides services to half of all American households.
Aug 08, 2012
Ten years ago, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz set out to develop the idea of the chef-centric restaurant and build a highly successful business model around it. Since they opened their first business checking account at the branch at the end of the block, their team at Bank of America has shared their vision and helped them grow and expand… learn More about BOKA Restaurant Group Hones its Recipe for Boutique Restaurants Built Around Their Chefs’ Talents
Dec 26, 2012
Bank of America has long supported our service members in the military, assisting returning veterans with jobs, housing and education. This commitment was in evidence this year at the 35th Bank of America Chicago Marathon, where the bank supported events and nonprofits that make a positive impact on the lives of veterans and their families… learn More about Support for the Military at the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Dec 26, 2012
The 35th Bank of America Chicago Marathon took place on October 7, bringing together 45,000 runners, 12,000 volunteers and 1.7 million spectators from around the world on one extraordinary Sunday. When the runners and spectators converged in Chicago, they had raised millions of dollars for hundreds of charities and spent millions in tourism dollars… learn More about The Bank of America Chicago Marathon Gives a Boost to the Local Economy and to Nonprofits
Dec 06, 2012
When Ozinga needed a loan to grow their business and create jobs, we were there to build on a long-standing partnership… learn More about Ozinga Has Been a Part of Chicago's Growth and Iconic Skyline for Generations
Jul 20, 2012
Sixteen years ago, entrepreneur David Zimmer opened Fleet Feet Sports Chicago,retail stores for the city’s runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities. Building on the success of the stores, Zimmer needed to find the right financial partner to help him develop a long-term financing plan—and be a sounding board for potential opportunities… learn More about Chicago’s Fleet Feet Sports Expands its Business With Financing and Small Business Expertise
*46,524 mortgage modifications in Illinois since 2008.