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Oct 03, 2017, 15:44 ET Cybersecurity Awareness Month Tips - Security in the Mobile Era

The vast majority of Americans – 95% – now own a cellphone of some kind, and the percentage of Americans with smartphones has risen to...


Sep 13, 2017, 17:18 ET The Illinois Bankers Association Offers These Tips for Navigating the Equifax Data Breach and Protecting Your Personal Information

Equifax ─ one of our nation's three major credit reporting bureaus ─ announced last week that it had been breached. Hackers accessed personal...


Jun 30, 2017, 12:37 ET Martin J. Noll Named Illinois Banker of the Year

Martin J. Noll, Chairman of the Board of the Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, was honored as the 2017 Illinois Banker of the Year by the...


Jun 29, 2017, 16:44 ET American Community Bank & Trust, The First Bank and Trust Company of Murphysboro and State Bank of Speer Recognized for Exceptional Community Service

American Community Bank & Trust, The First Bank and Trust Company of Murphysboro and State Bank of Speer were honored for their exceptional...


Jun 28, 2017, 15:25 ET Daniel G. Watts Elected Chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association

Daniel G. Watts, President of Forest Park National Bank, was inducted on June 23 as Chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) during the...


Feb 01, 2017, 11:19 ET Illinois Bankers Association Partners with BankWork$® and Association House of Chicago on Financial Services Industry Career Training Program

The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) announced that it has partnered with BankWork$® and Association House of Chicago to offer a free training...


Dec 05, 2016, 12:30 ET Three Bankers Elected Officers of the Chicago Area Chapter

The Chicago Area Chapter has elected new officers for 2017. Simon P. Yohanan from First Bank & Trust in Evanston is Chapter President; Vice...


Jun 17, 2016, 15:01 ET Dale L. Blachford Named Illinois Banker of the Year

Dale L. Blachford, President and CEO of Liberty Bank in Alton, was honored as the 2016 Illinois Banker of the Year by the Illinois Bankers...


Jun 17, 2016, 11:37 ET Bradford National Bank, Illinois National Bank and The PrivateBank Recognized for Exceptional Community Service

 Bradford National Bank, Illinois National Bank and The PrivateBank were honored for their exceptional community service with 2016 Illinois...


Mar 07, 2016, 15:48 ET Illinois Bankers Association Presents Financial Literacy Award to First Eagle Bank

The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) recently presented the Illinois Bank Financial Literacy award to First Eagle Bank in Chicago. The award was...


Mar 07, 2016, 15:32 ET Rachael Maurer Named Illinois Bankers Association Volunteer of the Year

The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) is grateful for our more than 220 volunteer bankers and associates who serve on one or more IBA boards or...


Mar 07, 2016, 15:28 ET Illinois Bankers Association Presents Innovations in Technology Awards

The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) recently presented Innovations in Technology awards to First National Bank of Steeleville and First Bankers...


Nov 05, 2015, 16:09 ET The Illinois Bankers Association Announces Plans for Its 125th Anniversary Year

The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) begins its 125th Anniversary celebration today with an exciting series of events and special promotions...


Aug 14, 2014, 14:43 ET Illinois Bankers Association Statement on Concealed Carry Law

Like other Illinois businesses, Illinois banks and thrifts hold a diverse range of views on the state's new concealed carry law.  Our banks...


Jun 23, 2014, 12:28 ET Alpine Bank, Bank & Trust Company and Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest Presented with Illinois Bankers Association Community Service Awards

Alpine Bank, Bank & Trust Company and Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest were honored as 2014 Illinois Bank Community Service Award...


Jan 10, 2014, 11:29 ET Jeffery J. Bowden Joins Illinois Bankers Association Staff

Jeffery (Jeff) Bowden has joined the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) as Senior Banking Advisor. Bowden, an Inverness, Ill., resident with more...


Oct 08, 2013, 15:07 ET Illinois Bankers Association Releases In-Depth Study of Large Illinois Credit Unions

The Illinois Bankers Association recently commissioned a comprehensive study of Illinois' largest credit unions and the impact it would have on...


Jun 27, 2013, 12:33 ET Charie Zanck Elected Chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association

 The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) announced that Charie Zanck has been elected Chairman of the IBA for 2013-2014. Zanck is Vice Chairman...


Jun 27, 2013, 12:31 ET Busey Bank, Forreston State Bank and Standard Bank and Trust presented with Illinois Bankers Association Community Service Awards

Busey Bank, Forreston State Bank and Standard Bank and Trust were honored as 2013 Illinois Bank Community Service Award winners by the Illinois...


Jun 27, 2013, 12:24 ET Michael Steelman, Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Bushnell, Named Illinois Bankers Association Banker of the Year

 Michael Steelman, Chairman and CEO of Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Bushnell, was honored as the 2013 Illinois Banker of the Year by the...


Feb 06, 2013, 14:49 ET ATM Skimming Resurfaces in Illinois

Illinois Bankers Association Provides Tips on ATM Safety and Awareness The Illinois Bankers Association is aware of several recent...


Jun 27, 2012, 12:09 ET Hunt Bonan, Peoples National Bank, Named Illinois Bankers Association Banker of the Year

Hunt Bonan, Vice Chairman of the Board of Peoples National Bank in Mount Vernon, was honored as the 2012 Illinois Banker of the Year by the...


Jun 27, 2012, 12:02 ET Hickory Point Bank and Trust, Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company and Williamsville State Bank and Trust presented with Illinois Bankers Association Community Service Awards

Hickory Point Bank and Trust, Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company and Williamsville State Bank and Trust were honored as 2012 Illinois Bank...


Feb 09, 2012, 13:29 ET First Illinois School Passes Financial Literacy Program with Flying Colors

Forty-three students from Collinsville High School were the first students in Illinois to graduate from the nationally-recognized EverFi...


Jan 30, 2012, 09:50 ET Illinois Bankers Association Alerts Consumers About Text Phishing Scam

The Illinois Bankers Association is aware of some recent incidences in the state of "phishing" through text messages. Phishing is a tactic in which...