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 and prosperous.

If you wish to know more about our company, its products or services, please contact Kim McKeown at the numbers listed above.


Augustin "Gus" S. Hart III


Contact Us

Christopher J. Gavin
Direct Line (309) 457-6227
Toll Free (888) 309-2265, ext. 227


Kim McKeown
Direct Line (309) 457-6267
Toll Free (888) 309-2265, ext. 267

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