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About Us

About Us

Safe, Solid, & Local

Dear Clients and Friends,

For over fifty years the staff of Peoples Bank has had the privilege of serving the people of Kankakee County. Since our inception in 1962, we have grown up with many of our customers, yet we have remained a locally owned and operated community bank.

Though we are proud to have added many new customer relationships over the years, we do not believe that bigger is better. In fact, just the opposite is true, especially when it comes to our community banking philosophy of putting customers first and investing in the communities we call home. We evidence this by employing the area’s most experienced professionals who provide the finest service to both commercial and personal customers. Throughout our history we have supported numerous organizations and causes. In addition to financial support, our employees contribute time and expertise to many local committees and boards. If something is important to the community, you’ll likely find the staff of Peoples Bank involved in and supporting the effort through time, money or resources.

Our goal is to be small enough to know you by name and large enough to offer cutting edge products that serve your needs. When you walk into our bank, our friendly staff will typically greet you by name. And our loan decisions are made right here in our office, by long time area residents. We’re happy to offer the very latest in financial tools such as online banking, imaged bank statements, 24-hour bank-by-phone access, and remote deposit services. We offer one of the best checking accounts in the area we call Possibilities, we have an award-winning program for children called Money Island and we provide the latest in cash management services for businesses. Of course, you will find all of the traditional products that you've come to expect from a full service bank such as mortgages, savings accounts, home equity loans, and safe deposit boxes. Our priority is serving you and giving you the personalized attention needed to meet your financial goals.

I believe you'll find our staff easily accessible and dedicated to servicing your financial needs. You may have noticed that we have a saying around here: "Let’s Make it Happen." We think it says a lot about how we do business: upbeat, positive and with your interests in mind at all times.

Thank you for choosing us. We look forward to serving you for many years to come.


Jeff Hammes