NorStates Bank Participates in Waukegan's Scoopin Genesee

July 17, 2009

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Jeri Foster

NorStates Bank

847-244-6000 ext. 292

Waukegan, IL, July 9, 2009--NorStates Bank (, a community bank with eight locations in Lake County, will participate in the annual Scoopin Genesee being held in downtown Waukegan. The bank will have a booth on July 11th from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM with fun activities including tattoos for kids, popcorn and other giveaways.

The popular community event on July 10th and 11th features classic cars and entertainment by top musical groups, including Mellencougar, 8 Miles South, Curtiss Lowe & the Reverb Kings and Rare Earth.

About NorStates Bank

NorStates Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Northern States Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: NSFC). It is the combination of the Bank of Waukegan (founded in 1962), First State Bank of Round Lake (founded in 1949) and First Federal Bank (founded in 1919) -- Bank of Waukegan and First State Bank of Round Lake merged in 2005 to form a single bank with assets in excess of $625 million. The bank has eight locations throughout Lake County. More information is available at (847)244-6000.

By NorStates Bank Staff