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Peoria Metro Area

Including Peoria, Bloomington, Normal, Pekin, Washington, Canton, East Peoria, Morton, Pontiac, Havana, and 75 other towns.

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With over 115,000 people in the city itself and about 374,000 in the larger metro area, Peoria is the biggest city on the Illinois River. The area was first settled in the 1680s by French explorers who built a fort there. Later, in 1813, it became home to Fort Clark, which would eventually be renamed Peoria. The city's economy centers around industry, retail, and health care, with top employers being Caterpillar, UnityPoint Health, and Walmart. However, many people are also employed by Peoria's financial institutions.

Today, almost 50 banks and 25 credit unions maintain headquarters in the Peoria area. Among these are the Heartland Bank and Trust Company, State Farm Bank, CEFCU, State Farm Federal Credit Union, and Morton Community Banks. Counting institutions that are not headquartered in the city, there are approximately 25 credit unions and 85 banks with over 340 branches throughout the Peoria area. The city's oldest active bank, The First National Bank of Lacon, was originally established in 1864. The Bank provides an array of services today, but especially focuses on serving the agriculture industry.

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Up To $500 Bonus For Checking Account With Other Services In Illinois
First State Bank of Illinois promotion: Earn $250 with direct deposit and 10 Debit Card Transactions per month eStatements Earn $350 with $250 requirements and 2 of the following services:
State Farm Bank Adds 20 Basis Points To 60-Month CD
Deal Summary: 60-month CD, 2.30% APY, $500 minimum deposit Availability: Nationwide (internet bank) In early December, the good news was that State Farm Bank had raised the rate on its
Earn $150 When Opening An Associated Bank Wild® Checking Account
Availability: Market area includes Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Wisconsin-based Associated Bank, N.A. (Associated Bank) has had a series of $150 checking bonuses in the past that were sports team themed.
$400 Checking Bonus Available At Regions Bank
UPDATE 1/19/2017: The $400 bonus is no longer available. Availability: New checking customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Wells Fargo Offers Easy $250 Checking Bonus
UPDATE 2/20/2017: Offer extended through March 3, 2017. UPDATE 2/1/2017: The fine print on promotion page now reads, "This is an exclusive, nontransferable offer, available to those who received our
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