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.
Mar 11, 2014
Celebrating its 35th year on Sunday, March 30, the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle has grown from a small local event into the world’s largest 8K (4.97-mile) road race with 40,000 participants. The second largest running event in Chicago behind the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Shamrock Shuffle ranks among the 10 largest races in the U.S. and 20 largest in the world. Its size is a tribute to the growing enthusiasm of the Chicago running community, with more than 90 percent of Shamrock Shuffle participants hailing from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs… learn More about Ring in spring at the 2014 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K
Nov 01, 2013
See how the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is making an economic impact on the city and its neighborhoods… learn More about The Bank of America Chicago Marathon boosts the local economy
Blue Plate Catering proudly serves Bank of America Chicago Marathon participants thanks to its long relationship with Bank of America… learn More about Serving the Masses at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
*46,524 mortgage modifications in Illinois since 2008.