NorStates Bank ROCKS with David Archuleta!

Waukegan, IL – November 24, 2009

In celebration of the launch of REALTunes, the latest and greatest checking account from NorStates Bank, anyone opening a new REALTunes Checking Account now through Wed. 12/9 will receive two tickets to see David Archuleta in concert on Fri. Dec. 11th at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

Please visit any of the 8 NorStates bank locations for more information, or to sign up for a free REALTunes Checking Account which provides free iTunes® downloads each month.

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 or $50 minimum to open a REALTunes Checking Account. Account must meet all account opening requirements to qualify. Certain restrictions may apply.