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Including Chicago, Naperville, Schaumburg, Aurora, Joliet, Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Valparaiso, Skokie, Elgin, and 321 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

Quorum FCU Raises APY On High Q Savings To 1.1%
Quorum FCU today raised its rate on its High Q savings account from 0.7% to 1.1% APY. I just got an e-mail about it. Dang, I finally gave up on
Washington Federal (IL) Offers Money Market Special, 1.70% APY
Teaser Rate Alert: Money Market, 1.70% APY; $5k minimum; new money; no rate guarantee. Availability: Market area is the greater Chicago metropolitan area. DA has a new type of blog
U.S. Bank Chicagoland CD Specials - 2.05% 59-Month
In today’s Chicago Tribune 2.05% apy 59-month CD 1.01% apy 11-month CD $1,000 minimum $249,999 maximum Offer only valid at Chicago metro area U.S. Bank locations
Washington Federal Bank For Savings - 1.70% Money Market
Two locations in Chicago listed in ad today in Chicago Tribune - I looked on web site wafedbank.com and this rate not listed there. Don't know if rate is available
INOVA FCU Offers 2.00% APY On Nationally Available 30-Month CD
Deal Summary: 30-month Certificate, 2.00% APY, $200 minimum deposit. Availability: Easy Membership Requirement In June, INOVA Federal Credit Union (INOVA) celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a 42-month Certificate of Appreciation.
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