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.
Jul 18, 2012
Three years ago, Wiegel Tool Works was faced with a challenge many companies would like to have. After having weathered the downturn of 2009 thanks to Wiegel’s conservative focus, the company saw demand for their products pick up and had to consider whether they had the manufacturing capacity and financing they needed in place… learn More about Helping a Third-Generation Precision Stamper in Chicago Retool to Meet Demand
Cardenas Marketing Network, with Roots in Chicago, Sponsors Live Events Nationwide to Reach the Hispanic Market
Sep 25, 2011
Many Fortune 500 companies turn to entrepreneur Henry Cardenas—founder, president and CEO of the Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN)—for his expertise in reaching the Latino consumer… learn More about Cardenas Marketing Network, with Roots in Chicago, Sponsors Live Events Nationwide to Reach the Hispanic Market
Nov 07, 2011
Our innovative loan program has helped True Value support retailers, like the Zimmermanns in Buffalo Grove, to expand their services and stay competitive… learn More about Working with True Value to Help Local Storeowners Better Serve Their Customers
Apr 20, 2011
Mayor Richard M. Daley and Illinois Market President Tim Maloney announced that Bank of America is working in partnership with the City of Chicago to lessen the impact of vacant properties on the city’s neighborhoods… learn More about Partnering with the City of Chicago to Address Abandoned Properties
A Grant to the Northern Illinois Food Bank—and Help from Volunteers—Delivers Food Directly to Hungry Families
Nov 06, 2011
Since 1983, the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) has provided food to people in need in 13 northern Illinois counties… learn More about A Grant to the Northern Illinois Food Bank—and Help from Volunteers—Delivers Food Directly to Hungry Families
*46,524 mortgage modifications in Illinois since 2008.