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NorStates Bank Hosted Waukegan Business Association's "After Hours" Networking Event

August 10, 2009

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Scott Yelvington

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Lake County, IL, August 7, 2009--NorStates Bank, a community bank with eight locations in Lake County, successfully hosted the Waukegan Business Association's "After Hours" networking event on Thursday, August 6th. NorStates Bank's President Scott Yelvington greeted the Lake County attendees that consisted of local residents, politicians and businesses.

"We're delighted each time we have an opportunity to mingle with the businesses and dignitaries of Lake County, as it gives NorStates Bank the chance to listen and discuss important topics affecting our community," says Yelvington. "Waukegan Business Association's "After Hours" is an excellent networking opportunity and we are honored to have hosted the event."

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 www.norstatesbank.com and (847)244-6000.

By NorStates Bank Staff