Welcome to Citizens State Bank!
At Citizens State Bank, we are committed to being your full service, independent, locally-owned community bank. Our customers rely on our expertise, professional staff and diverse products and services, many of which can be customized to suit your specific needs. All business decisions are made locally by people who live and work where you do. Above all, we listen to your needs and go the extra step to provide you with complete satisfaction.
For more than 130 years Citizens State Bank has remained confident, courteous and close by.
Free Estate Planning Seminars
Choose the location convenient to you:
Freeport Branch: Wednesday, March 12 - 6:00 pm
Stockton/Country Inn & Suites: Tuesday, March 25 - 6:00 pm
Entitled “Estate Planning in 2014: Planning in Newly-Found ‘Stable’ Times,” the seminars will be hosted by experienced attorneys from Plager, Krug, Bauer & Rudolph. Presenters at each seminar will discuss a number of trends, topics and recent developments pertaining to estate planning, and will answer such questions as:
- What is a living trust, and should I have one?
- How will I pay for nursing home care?
- How can I preserve assets for my family?
- How will such things as digital assets, pets, and/or firearms be handled after my death?
For more information or to reserve your seat at any of the seminars, please call (815) 235-1212 or toll-free (800) 373-4109, or email email@example.com.
As a helpful service, Citizens State Bank would like to remind you to never share personal account information with anyone requesting it over the phone or in an email. Citizens State Bank will NEVER ask for personal account information in this manner. We recently received an alert that customers at another community bank reported receiving automated phone calls with a recording claiming that the call was coming from their bank. The recording then instructed the customers to provide their private account information. Customers who did so later discovered that unauthorized attempts had been made to access the funds in their accounts. Regardless of whether the party on the other end is a recording or a live person, please do not fall victim to this scam. When in doubt, hang up and immediately call the bank to report any information solicitations.
CSB makes donations to help local non-profits
In the spirit of the holidays, Citizens State Bank offered its support to a non-profit agency in each of the three communities we serve. This year's donations included $2,000 to the Lena Food Pantry, $2,000 to the Stockton Food Pantry, and $1,000 to the Freeport Area Church Cooperative.
"There's more to being a good neighbor than simply respecting those who live or work next door to you," observed Bank President Fritz Kuhlmeier. "Being a good neighbor means reaching out to help those in the community who are struggling or who are less fortunate than you. We're proud to offer our support to these organizations that are dedicated to helping the poor and underserved in our communities, and we encourage you to do the same."
First Picture (FACC):
Adam Talbert (left) and Dale Heinkel (right) pose with their $1,000 donation to the FACC's Dean Wright.
Second Picture (Lena Food Pantry):
Vice President Adam Talbert presents a $2,000 donation to the Lena Food Pantry's Larry Buchenau.
Third Picture (Stockton Food Pantry):
Mike Mammoser (center) and Dave Erwin (right) present a $2,000 contribution to the Stockton Food Pantry's Irma Zueger.
Pearl City Road roundabout open to traffic
Excellent news for our Freeport customers: the Pearl City Road roundabout is officially open to traffic! As mentioned on our Facebook page, the barricades were removed December 2nd, and traffic is now moving through the roundabout. However, the project is not yet complete; the city and its contractors still need to finish some construction and the landscaping on and around the roundabout. That work is scheduled to continue through the spring and early summer, with crews hoping to wrap everything up by July 2014.
If you've never driven through a roundabout before, you may want to review this online brochure to familiarize yourself with how they work. While they may seem confusing at first, numerous studies have shown that roundabouts increase safety for both drivers and pedestrians while reducing traffic congestion.
For further updates on the Pearl City Road roundabout project, visit the City of Freeport website at http://www.ci.freeport.il.us/recent_news.htm (scroll down until you come to the headline “Pearl City Road - Kiwanis Drive Roundabout”). You can also call us directly at the Freeport location and we’ll be happy to fill you in and answer your questions as best we can: (815) 801-4524.
Introducing our newest location... banking right in the palm of your hand.
With our new Mobile Banking apps, you can bank anywhere you can get an Internet connection.
To Download your Mobile Banking
app for Android™.
Scan this code using the QR code scanner on your phone to download the CSB Mobile Banking app to your Android™ phone now.
Or use your Google Play Store app from your device’s app launcher. Search
for “Citizens State
Bank IL” and click “Install”.
To Download your Mobile Banking
app for iPhone®.
Scan this code using the QR code scanner on your phone to download the CSB Mobile Banking app to your iPhone® now.
Or click on your Apple Store app, search for “Citizens State Bank
IL” and click “Install”.
The FDIC has issued warnings of scams involving emails and pop-ups, as well as text messages asking for account numbers, passwords, etc. NEITHER CITIZENS STATE BANK NOR THE FDIC WILL EVER ASK YOU FOR ACCOUNT INFORMATION EITHER ONLINE, E-MAIL, OR TEXT MESSAGING. If you receive any such requests asking for account numbers, credit or debit card numbers, or passwords, PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND!
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