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Including Abbott Park, Addison, Aibonito, Algonquin, Alsip, Anasco, Antioch, Arlington Heights, Arlington Hts., Aroma Park, and 315 other towns.

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Banking in the Chicago Area

Chicago is the third largest city in America. It has a large, vibrant, diverse economy with multiple Fortune 500 companies and a massive finance sector. The Chicago Board of Trade is the second largest center for public market trading in the country. There are also an array of investment houses and a large number of high net worth individuals living in the city. Other large sectors include real estate, conventions, hospitality, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, technology, pharmaceuticals, education, health care and advertising. These sectors continue to build on one another to power the economy. For that reason, banking is thriving in Chicago with an array of services and financial options offered.

Chicago's nearby neighbors include Naperville, Aurora, Schaumburg, Joliet and Skokie. There are nearly 200 banks and 200 credit unions that are headquartered in Chicago. Some of the largest Chicago based banks include The Northern Trust Company, BMO Harris Bank and MB Financial Bank. Every major US bank has operations in Chicago including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank and JP Morgan. Many international banks even have a presence including HSBC, UBS, and Barclays. In total, there are about 4,060 branches from more than 270 banks and 240 credit unions in Chicago.

The city continues to grow and thrive. Even though the municipal government's finances are in jeopardy, the private sector is faring well. Banking will continue to excel as long as the rest of the city grows.

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Local Deals & News

Notre Dame Federal Credit Union Adds Rate-Leading CD Specials
Deal Summary: Certificate Specials – 11-18 months (5.55% APY), 36-month (5.25% APY), no minimum deposit. Availability: Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan; more than 1,200 SEGs. Indiana-based Notre Dame Federal Credit
Decrease In CD Rates
Small changes in CD Rates greatest decrease in the 18 and 60 month. CD's. Changes to standard CD's listed below: Term Old APR New APR 6 Month 4.50% 4.25% 18
Encurage Financial Network (Chicago) Has Competitive 48-Month CD
Deal Summary: 48-month Certificate, 5.05% APY, $1k minimum deposit. Availability: Greater Chicago metropolitan area (Chicagoland). Encurage Financial Network (EFNCU) is currently offering 5.05% APY on its 48-month Certificate. While the
Chicago Muni Employees Credit Union Has Competitive CD Specials
Deal Summary: Share Certificate Specials – 36-month (5.80% APY) and 18-month (5.60% APY), $5k minimum deposit, new money. Availability: Residents of most of Cook County, Illinois (Chicago); employees/retirees of the
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