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CBAI Bankers Meet with Congresswoman Robin Kelly

CBAI bankers met with Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-02) to discuss issues of importance to Illinois community banks. The March 7th meeting took place at the offices of the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County in Kankakee Illinois. The topics of discussion included the uneven playing field between community banks, too-big-to-fail banks and financial firms, credit unions, and farm credit lenders; tiered regulation; the future of the housing GSEs (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac); safeguarding consumer data (data breaches); specific regulatory relief legislation; and local economic development and housing issues.

CBAI thanks Congresswoman Kelly for meeting with our members to discuss their important issues and concerns.

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Pictured (left to right): Michael O’Brien (EVP and COO - HomeStar Bank, Manteno), Francis Smith (Chairman, HomeStar Financial Group), Catherine Boicken (President - Municipal Bank, Bourbonnais), Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Jeff Hammes (President - Peoples Bank of Kankakee County, Bourbonnais and member of CBAI’s Board of Directors), Edward Meier (President - National Bank of St. Anne), Scott Smith (Vice President - First Bank and Trust of Illinois, Kankakee), and Larry Mulder (EVP - First Bank and Trust of Illinois).