Helping to keep Illinois homeowners in their homes with more than 46,000 mortgage modifications.*

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.


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From Interns to Mentors

Sep 27, 2013

For 10 years, Bank of America and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago have helped children improve their academic achievement and character…  learn More about From Interns to Mentors

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The Art of Starting a Successful Business

Following her passion for dance, Aleksandra Efimova founded her own company, Russian Pointe, and set a new bar for footwear in the ballet industry…  learn More about The Art of Starting a Successful Business

After School Matters

Shaping Chicago’s Future, One Student at a Time

Oct 01, 2013

After School Matters has reached over 100,000 Chicago students and become a nationally recognized model for introducing students to the workforce…  learn More about Shaping Chicago’s Future, One Student at a Time

Still Running for a Diabetes Cure

Sep 19, 2013

Dr. Jose Oberholzer received the 2011 Richard M. Daley and Maggie Daley Award for raising more than $120,000 for The Chicago Diabetes Project running the Chicago Marathon…  learn More about Still Running for a Diabetes Cure

Running 36 Chicago Marathons

Sep 19, 2013

There are only eight people in the world who have run all 35 events to date – and two of those runners are Randy Burt and Larry Moon…  learn More about Running 36 Chicago Marathons

*46,524 mortgage modifications in Illinois since 2008.

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