NorStates Bank's Brett Houston Reappointed to Illinois Bankers Association's Government Relations Committee

July 28, 2009

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Scott Yelvington


Lake County, IL, July 27, 2009--NorStates Bank (, a community bank with eight locations in Lake County, proudly announces that Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer Brett Houston was recently reappointed to the Illinois Bankers Association's (IBA) 2009-2010 Government Relations Committee by IBA Chairman Thomas W. Hough, Carrollton Bank, Carrollton, Illinois.

As a member of the IBA Government Relations Committee, Brett Houston will recommend the Association's state and federal legislative and regulatory policies to the IBA Board of Directors, and will review and advise the IBA on proposals related to the financial services industry.

"Brett Houston's reappointment to the IBA's Government Relations Committee solidifies his stature as a valuable member of the committee," says NorStates Bank's President Scott Yelvington. "NorStates Bank and its customers continue to benefit from Brett's banking wisdom and guidance--and we're pleased that the IBA will also continue to reap these benefits."

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.

About Illinois Bankers Association

The Illinois Bankers Association is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry. Founded in 1891, the IBA is the only banking trade association in the state that represents financial institutions of all sizes. Membership includes community banks, regional banks, holding companies, savings and loan associations, savings banks and organizations that serve the banking industry. The IBA has two offices: on in the State Capitol complex in Springfield and the other in the heart of Chicago's financial district

By NorStates Bank Staff