Update 8/08/08: The yield on the 15-month CD special has gone up from 4.10% to 4.40% APY.
Cole Taylor Bank has again increased the rates on some of its CD promotions. The latest new rates include a 5.25% APY 60-month CD and a 4.10% APY 15-month CD. It's also offering other competitive rates that I first mentioned in this July 14th post: 4.00% APY 11-month CD and a 4.75% APY 36-month CD. The minimum deposit is $10,000, and new money is required.
It appears a branch visit is required to open an account. Branches are located in Chicago, Illinois and its suburbs. The bank has been FDIC insured since 1978 (FDIC Certificate # 22599). It has a 3-star rating (adequate) at BauerFinancial, but only a 1-star rating (lowest) at Bankrate.com. Both ratings are based on 3/31/08 data.