About the IBA and Our Founding Members

The Illinois Bankers Association, the voice of Illinois' banking industry, is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry and the communities they serve. Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks and savings banks employing over 105,000 people in nearly 4,500 offices.

The IBA is proud of its diverse membership, serving all sizes of financial institutions, from the smallest community bank in the state to the largest national bank in the country. Our individual and organization membership programs become your primary source for information, collaboration, and innovation. 

Our Mission

Advocacy. Education. Industry Resource...for all Illinois bankers.

Our Vision

Connecting Bankers. Advancing Banking.®

Illinois Banks Establishing the IBA

Company Name City Date Established 
First National Bank LitchfieldLitchfield1/1/1860 
Port Byron State BankPort Byron 9/1/1863 
Farmers State Bank Elmwood 12/6/1864 
First National Bank of Lacon Lacon 4/11/1864 
Grundy Bank Morris 6/3/1864 
Hill-Dodge Banking Co. Warsaw 12/3/1864 
First Illinois Bank East Saint Louis 1/1/1865 
First Mid-Illinois Bk & Tr NA Mattoon 2/8/1865 
First National Bank Vandalia 5/26/1865 
First National Bank of Ottawa Ottawa 6/1/1865 
Harvard State Bank Harvard 8/6/1866 
Bradford NB of Greenville Greenville 1/1/1867 
Lena State Bank Lena 5/12/1867 
National B&TC of Sycamore Sycamore 1/29/1867 
Bank of Edwardsville Edwardsville 1/1/1868 
Farmers & Mechanics Bank Galesburg 3/31/1869 
National Bank Hillsboro 1/1/1869 
First Midwest Bank Itasca 10/27/1870 
Midwest Bank of Western IL Monmouth 9/9/1870 
Petefish Skiles & Co. Virginia 8/1/1870 
Bank of Yates City Yates City 12/25/1871 
Old Second National Bank Aurora 11/21/1871 
Ottawa SB (MHC) Ottawa 8/23/1871 
Farmers Bank of Mt. Pulaski Mount Pulaski 10/25/1872 
First National B&TC Clinton 1/20/1872 
Edgar County B&TC Paris ILParis 3/23/1873 
Premier Bank of Jacksonville Jacksonville 12/25/1873 
Arcola First Bank Arcola 11/9/1874 
Centrue Bank Streator 8/24/1874 
Murphy-Wall State B&TC Pinckneyville 11/1/1874 
First Farmers State Bank Minier 1/1/1875 
Havana National Bank Havana 3/30/1875 
Peoples State Bk of Newton IL Newton 1/1/1875 
Anderson State Bank Oneida 1/1/1876 
Carrollton Bank Carrollton 1/1/1877 
Warren-Boynton State Bank New Berlin 8/29/1877 
Exchange State Bank Lanark 4/2/1878 
First National Bank in Carlyle Carlyle 1/1/1878 
Beardstown Savings s.b. Beardstown 1/1/1880 
Casey State Bank Casey 12/30/1880 
Citizens State Bank Lena 1/1/1880 
First SB Danville 1/1/1880 
Franklin Grove Bank Franklin Grove  12/25/1880 
Hometown National Bank LaSalle 12/16/1880 
Midland States Bank Effingham 1/1/1881 
Nokomis SB Nokomis 5/6/1881 
BMO Harris Bank NA Chicago 5/1/1882 
Ctzns Frst State Bk of Walnut Walnut  1/1/1882 
First FS&LA of Kewanee Kewanee 1/1/1882 
First National Bank Arenzville Arenzville 2/1/1882 
Security SB Monmouth  5/23/1882 
Stillman BancCorp N.A. Stillman Valley  6/9/1882 
First Robinson SB NA Robinson  1/1/1883 
Flora Savings Bank Flora 1/1/1883 
Iroquois FS&LA Watseka 5/3/1883 
Milford Building & Ln Assn SB Milford  1/1/1883 
Philo Exchange Bank Philo 12/25/1883 
UNION SB Freeport 1/1/1883 
Washington SB Effingham  9/4/1883 
Tompkins State Bank Avon  1/1/1884 
Collinsville Building Ln Assn Collinsville  1/1/1885 
Eureka Savings Bank La Salle 1/1/1885 
First National Bank of Sparta Sparta  10/2/1885 
Gifford State Bank Gifford  1/1/1885 
Hardware State Bank Lovington  11/1/1885 
Sterling Federal Bank F.S.B. Sterling  1/1/1885 
First Savanna Savings Bank Savanna  1/1/1886 
Illinois National Bank Springfield  8/16/1886 
Atlanta National Bank Atlanta  8/2/1887 
DeWitt SB Clinton  1/1/1887 
First Bank & Trust IL Paris  1/1/1887 
First Natl Bk of Beardstown Beardstown  2/24/1887 
Forreston State Bank Forreston 12/25/1887  
Gerber State Bank Argenta  10/1/1887 
Home FS&LA Collinsville  1/1/1887 
Hoyne Savings Bank Chicago  1/1/1887 
North County SB Red Bud  1/1/1887 
Peru FSB Peru  1/1/1887 
Royal SB Chicago  1/1/1887 
Scott State Bank Bethany  1/1/1887 
CNB Bank & Trust N.A. Carlinville 1/1/1888  
Reynolds State Bank Reynolds 12/25/1888 
Farmers State Bank Pittsfield  1/26/1889 
First B&TC of Murphysboro Murphysboro  5/13/1889 
First FS&LA of Mattoon Mattoon  1/1/1889 
First FSB Ottawa  1/1/1889 
Northern Trust Co. Chicago  10/12/1889 
State Bank of Geneva Geneva  1/1/1889 
Tempo Bank Trenton 1/1/1889  
BankORION Orion  5/21/1890 
First Neighbor Bank NA Toledo  1/1/1890 
Pulaski SB Chicago  1/1/1890 
Rushville State Bank Rushville  1/4/1890 
State Street B&TC Quincy  1/1/1890 
Tuscola National Bank Tuscola  12/25/1890 
Union FS&LA Kewanee  1/1/1890 
Wabash SB Mount Carmel  1/1/1890 
Williamsville State Bank & Tr Williamsville  12/25/1890 
ABC Bank Chicago  6/10/1891 
Bank of Modesto Modesto  9/14/1891 
Farmers State Bank of Emden Emden  5/25/1891 
First Natl Bk in Georgetown Georgetown  2/2/1891 
PNA Bank Chicago  1/1/1891 
State Bank of Chrisman Chrisman  8/11/1891 
Waterman State Bank Waterman  1/1/1891 

Our Core Values

The Illinois Bankers Association will place our members' interests first, be responsive to their needs, and provide them with the highest level of professionalism and service. The IBA staff is the Association's greatest asset. We will conduct ourselves with integrity and respect. We will work together as a team, share information, build upon our strengths, embrace new ideas, and recognize and celebrate accomplishments. 

IBA Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Illinois Bankers Association’s mission is to promote a healthy environment for banks in Illinois that, in turn, focus on helping their local communities. Ensuring that a broad mix of individuals with a variety of ideas, differing viewpoints, thought processes, backgrounds and experiences play a meaningful role in all aspects of the banking industry is critical to the success of IBA and its members. Embracing differences and promoting equity is at the foundation of IBA as an employer and as a trade association.

Similar to the banking industry we serve, IBA understands that in order to more fully accomplish our mission, and live our values, we must leverage the diverse backgrounds, skills, knowledge and perspectives of our members, Board of Directors, vendors and employees. IBA is passionate about fostering a culture for members and employees where everyone feels welcome, included, empowered and valued. This includes attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, and encouraging our staff to promote diversity and inclusion in all internal teams and across external relationships and services.