Expanding Harris through acquisitions in the 1990s

Harris took a major step in its aggressive Chicagoland expansion through a 1994 merger with Suburban Bancorp, doubling its community banks to 25 and increasing its locations from 42 to 72. In 1996, Harris Bank acquired all 54 branches of Household Bank in Chicago. Harris had 142 locations, making it one of the largest retail banking networks in the Chicago region.


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