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Including Chicago, Naperville, Schaumburg, Aurora, Joliet, Skokie, Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Evanston, Elgin, and 320 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

PNC At 2.35%
They raised their rate to 2.35% - it's on their web site (if you are in the targeted region).
Update On INOVA
INOVA's 14-month 2.4% "new money" $50,000 CD appears kaput, but, wait, there's good news. I just checked their website, and a new deal has popped up. For a minimum of
3 Yr Variable Rate CD
Increased to 3.04% APY, up from 2.92%. $500 min, rate adjusts on anniversary of purchase. Tied to one year CMT. More details at navyfederal.org
Another Small Rate Increase At Alliant CU
Once again, Alliant has bumped up the APY on its savings accounts. Effective today, the new APY is 1.95%. https://www.alliantcreditunion.org/bank/high-yield-savings
Member Appreciation CD
3.04% APY, limit one per member, $500 minimum; $20,000 maxiumum; Non-IRA certificate only.
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