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Name Number of ratings Checkbook's top rating for quality () What percent of customers rated firm "superior" on our survey for "overall quality" Areas in which the bank has branches (see key at bottom) Approximate number of branches in area
1. Abbott Laboratories Employees Credit Union


12 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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2. Alliant Credit Union


17 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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3. American Chartered Bank


26 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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4. Associated Bank


15 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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5. Bank of America


219 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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6. BankFinancial


32 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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7. Baxter Credit Union


16 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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8. BMO Harris Bank


285 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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9. Bridgeview Bank Group


11 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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10. Charter One


117 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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11. Chase


581 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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12. Citibank


68 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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13. Consumers Credit Union


17 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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14. DuPage Credit Union


22 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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15. Fifth Third Bank


127 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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16. First American Bank


31 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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17. First Bank & Trust


30 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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18. First Midwest Bank


53 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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19. FirstMerit Bank


17 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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20. Glenview State Bank


40 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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21. Great Lakes Credit Union


15 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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22. Home State Bank


11 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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23. Itasca Bank & Trust


10 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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24. Liberty Bank for Savings


13 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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25. Libertyville Bank & Trust


10 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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26. Lisle Savings Bank


10 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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27. Marquette Bank


22 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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28. MB Financial Bank


57 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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29. North Community Bank


15 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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30. North Shore Community Bank


23 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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31. Northern Trust Bank


37 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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32. Old Second National Bank


22 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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33. Oxford Bank & Trust


16 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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34. PNC Bank


76 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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35. Republic Bank


12 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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36. Standard Bank & Trust


14 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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37. State Bank of the Lakes


11 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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38. TCF Bank


89 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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39. US Bank


71 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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40. USAA Federal Savings Bank


15 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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41. West Suburban Bank


55 ratings Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 41 local banks.
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