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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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Illinois

A 150-Year-Old Organization Helps Families Grow In Chicago

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

Chicago’s Center on Halsted Offers Programs and Social Services for the Local LGBTQ Community

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

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BOKA Restaurant Group Hones its Recipe for Boutique Restaurants Built Around Their Chefs’ Talents

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




*46,524 mortgage modifications in Illinois since 2008.

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