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Including Elmhurst, Abbott Park, Addison, Aibonito, Algonquin, Alsip, Anasco, Antioch, Argonne, Arlington Heights, 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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Navy Special Certificate Rates (9-Month, 18-Month, 5-Year) Gone
9-month 2.25% -> 1.85% 18-month 2.6% -> 2.15% 5-year 3.0% -> 2.4% I've been buying the 5-year certificates as funds became available at 3.5%, then 3.25%. and then 3.0%. I
Time To Exhale
I was holding my breath (figuratively) on the NFCU 5-year 3% APY CD waiting for my CD at another institution to mature. It matured today (10/22) and, thankfully, NFCU did
Streator Onized Credit Union (IL) Has 7-Month CD Special, 2.38% APY
Deal Summary: CD Specials – 7-month (2.38% APY), 16-month (2.38% APY), and 30-month (2.38% APY), $500 minimum deposit. Availability: Residents of 16 north-central Illinois counties. In celebration of its 80
Wells Fargo Drops Rates Again
The slide continues. Will it stop anytime soon
Justice Federal Credit Union 60-Month Jumbo CD Earns 3.21% APY
Deal Summary: 60-month Jumbo Certificate, 3.205% APY, $100k minimum; 60-month Share Certificate, 3.102% APY, $500 minimum; checking relationship. Availability: Easy membership requirement Justice Federal Credit Union (Justice Federal) is currently
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