Welcome to the Western Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Website!
Western Illinois Bancshares, Inc.,
otherwise known as WIBI, was established in the fall of 2005
when the board of directors of Midwest Bank and other local investors bought the bank from its former owner,
Midwest Banc Holdings, Inc. of Melrose Park.
Midwest Bank, formerly
known as The National Bank of Monmouth established in 1870, had been
purchased in 1992 by the aforementioned Chicago area company and had
its name and charter changed in 1998.
WIBI was established by the purchasing group as a bank
holding company which owns all shares of Midwest Bank.
Our 1,004,720 common shares, 77,207 shares of
series D preferred and our 16,978 shares of series E preferred stock
are owned by fewer than 225 stockholders and are therefore considered
privately held. Anyone
interested in purchasing or selling shares should contact Kim
McKeown at (309) 457-6267 or toll free at (888) 309-2265.
Midwest Bank prides itself
on its people, their banking experience and high quality customer
service. While striving
to provide our older customers the traditional banking services they
expect, we try to provide our younger and tech-savvy customers with
the most up-to-date electronic and mobile banking features.
We offer all
of the modern banking technologies including internet banking,
online bill pay, check and document imaging, telephone and mobile
banking applications, both debit and credit cards along with remote
capture for commercial customers.
Our Wealth Management division provides a broad
range of services ranging from retail brokerage to portfolio
management. Through its Trust Department, Wealth Management offers farm management
services as well as a full range of trust and estate planning,
investment management and fiduciary services.
Our insurance subsidiary, Porter Insurance, can meet all the
insurance needs of individuals, businesses and farmers.
With eight locations in a four county area of
West Central Illinois, Midwest Bank serves the
individuals and businesses that make our agricultural economy strong
If you wish to know more about our company, its
products or services, please contact Kim McKeown at the numbers
Augustin "Gus" S. Hart III
Christopher J. Gavin
Direct Line (309) 457-6227
Toll Free (888) 309-2265, ext. 227
Direct Line (309) 457-6267
Toll Free (888) 309-2265, ext. 267
We value your privacy and online
safety. Please note that any information sent to the bank via email is not encrypted
and we caution anyone sending email not to send any confidential data.