Regulators Close Bank in Illinois
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - Regulators have closed a small lender in Illinois, making it the first U.S. bank failure of 2014 following 24 closures last year. 

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said Friday it has taken over DuPage National Bank, based in West Chicago. 

The lender, which operated three branches, had about $61.7 million in assets and $59.6 million in deposits as of Sept. 30. 

Republic Bank of Chicago, based in Oak Brook, Illinois agreed to pay the FDIC a premium of 1.20 percent to assume all of DuPage National Bank's deposits.  

 Republic Bank also agreed to buy essentially all of the failed bank's assets. 

The failure of DuPage National Bank is expected to cost the deposit insurance fund $1.6 million.

Published 10:30 AM, Saturday Jan. 18, 2014
Updated 09:27 AM, Saturday Jan. 18, 2014