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.
Sep 26, 2012
The Pilsen community in Chicago has been a port of entry for new immigrants for over 130 years, first for Eastern Europeans and more recently, for working-class Hispanics. But through the waves of immigration there has been one constant: the ongoing need for rental housing for the community’s low-income residents… learn More about The Resurrection Project Is Working to Revitalize the Pilsen Community with Affordable Housing
Sep 26, 2012
From adoption services to elder care, we're helping one Chicago organization connect thousands of families with what they need to build a brighter future… learn More about A 150-Year-Old Organization Helps Families Grow In Chicago
Sep 26, 2012
Despite significant strides being made for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community, support is still needed for individuals who need a safe place to explore issues of identity and gain useful skills. Center on Halsted, located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, set out to create that supportive and nurturing environment… learn More about Chicago’s Center on Halsted Offers Programs and Social Services for the Local LGBTQ Community
The Greater Chicago Food Depository Distributes Over 60 Million Pounds of Food to Families in Cook County
Sep 18, 2012
Every day, over 800,000 people wake up hungry in the Chicago area, including one out of five children. And rather than lessening, the need is intensifying, with demand at one local food bank up 68% over the last four years… learn More about The Greater Chicago Food Depository Distributes Over 60 Million Pounds of Food to Families in Cook County
Chicago’s Mercy Housing Lakefront Builds Safe, Vibrant, Healthy Communities by Developing Affordable Housing
Aug 23, 2012
In Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood in the 1980s, housing options for low-income residents were rapidly disappearing. Many of the older single-occupancy hotels were being torn down… learn More about Chicago’s Mercy Housing Lakefront Builds Safe, Vibrant, Healthy Communities by Developing Affordable Housing
*46,524 mortgage modifications in Illinois since 2008.