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FirstMerit ready for more Illinois bank failures

FirstMerit, the Akron-based bank that has become a Top 20 player in the Chicago area through three recent acquisitions, said it expects the pace of Illinois bank failures to pick up again. Get the full story »

FirstMerit says it’s mostly focused on integration

FirstMerit Bank, which over the past year has entered the Chicago market through three acquisitions, said it is continuing to keep its eyes open for deals, but that its main focus right now is integrating its operations. Get the full story »