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) -- Regulators shut down seven Illinois banks Friday, bringing this year's tally of failed U.S. banks and thrifts to 57.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. found buyers for all of the failed institutions, and the failed banks' branches were all expected to reopen Saturday.

All of the failed institutions were included in's

list of

undercapitalized banks


Ten banks in Illinois have failed this year, the most for any state, followed by Florida with nine -- including three

bank failures

last week -- and


with seven.


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency closed

Amcore Bank NA

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, the main subsidiary of

Amcore Financial

( AMFI). Amcore had $3.8 billion in total assets and 58 branches, making it the largest failure on Friday.

The FDIC was appointed receiver and sold all of Amcore's deposits for a small premium to

Harris NA

of Chicago. Harris is a subsidiary of

Bank of Montreal

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The FDIC agreed to share in losses on $2 billion of the assets acquired by Harris and estimated the cost to the deposit insurance fund would be $220.3 million.

The remaining six failed banks were all shut down by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

MB Financial Scoops Up Two More

The FDIC arranged for

Broadway Bank


New Century Bank

, both of Chicago, to be taken over by

MB Financial Bank NA

, the main subsidiary of

MB Financial

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MB Financial, which is also headquartered in Chicago, paid no premium to the FDIC for the failed banks' deposits.

Broadway Bank had total assets of $1.2 billion, and the FDIC agreed to share in losses on $878 million, projecting a cost of $394.3 million to its deposit insurance fund.

New Century Bank had roughly $486 million in assets. The FDIC agreed to share in losses on $429 million and projected the cost to the insurance fund would be $125.3 million.

MB Financial has now acquired six failed institutions during 2009 and 2010, the largest of which was

Corus Bank

, which failed in September 2009.

Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Chicago

Citizens Bank & Trust Company of Chicago

was the smallest failed institution on Friday, with one office and $77 million in total assets. The FDIC sold the failed bank's deposits for a small premium to

Republic Bank of Chicago

, along with most of the assets. The FDIC projected the cost of Citizens Bank & Trust's failure to the deposit insurance fund would be $20.9 million.

Two Wins for Wintrust Financial

Lincoln Park Savings Bank

of Chicago had $200 million in total assets when it was shuttered on Friday. The FDIC sold the failed bank's deposits for a small premium to

Northbrook Bank & Trust

of Northbrook Ill. Northbrook is held by

Wintrust Financial

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. The FDIC agreed to share in losses on $142 million of the acquired assets and estimated that the cost to its insurance fund would be $48.4 million.

Wheatland Bank

of Naperville, Ill. had $437 million in assets when it failed, and was sold for a small premium on deposits to

Wheaton Bank & Trust

of Wheaton, Ill., also a subsidiary of Wintrust Financial. The FDIC agreed to share in losses on $300 million in assets acquired by Wheaton and estimated that the cost of Wheatland Bank's failure to the insurance fund would be $133 million.

Peotone Bank & Trust

Peotone Bank & Trust

of Peotone, Ill. had total assets of $130 million when it was shut down. The FDIC sold the failed institution's $127 million in deposits for a 1% premium to

First Midwest Bank

of Itasca, Ill. First Midwest also acquired the failed bank's assets, with the FDIC agreeing to share in losses on $58 million. The agency estimated that the cost to its insurance fund from the failure of Peotone Bank & Trust would be $31.7 million.

First Midwest Bank is a subsidiary of

First Midwest Bancorp

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. This was its second recent acquisition of a failed institution.

First Midwest picked up First DuPage Bank of Westmont, Ill.

in late October.

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Written by Philip van Doorn in Jupiter Fla.

Philip W. van Doorn joined Ratings., Inc., in February 2007. He is the senior analyst responsible for assigning financial strength ratings to banks and savings and loan institutions. He also comments on industry and regulatory trends. Mr. van Doorn has fifteen years experience, having served as a loan operations officer at Riverside National Bank in Fort Pierce, Florida, and as a credit analyst at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, where he monitored banks in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Mr. van Doorn has additional experience in the mutual fund and computer software industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Long Island University.