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How to Get Cheap Movie Tickets in Evanston and Skokie

Now that it’s May, it’s officially time for summer blockbuster season. And while you might be looking forward to taking a date, or your entire family, to the movies this summer, you’re probably cringing at the thought of what that is going to do to your wallet.

With movie tickets going as high as $12.50 … Read More ›

Central Street Shredding Day

Turnout High for April Community Shredding Day on Central Street

Every year, First Bank & Trust holds multiple shredding events at different locations. The turnout is always huge! Customers and members of the community come from all over to turn in their unwanted sensitive information.

April 4 was no different. Folks lined up before the trucks even arrived, proving the popularity of this service. Central Street … Read More ›

Michael Corr

Chamber Full of Secrets: Why you should join your local chamber

I was recently struck by the phrase “Common Interest Association” — although not in reference to a homeowners association, the context in which it was used, but rather as it relates to a chamber of commerce.

At First Bank & Trust, we have a long, proud affiliation with the … Read More ›


How to estimate what you need for retirement

Everyone always tells you that you need to save for retirement. That sounds good, but how do you know how much you really need to save? When do you know if you really have enough?

Chuck Dickson, Vice President and Trust Officer at First Bank & Trust, says saving for retirement may not seem like … Read More ›