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Western Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Mission Statement

In 2005, an unusual opportunity occurred in today’s banking industry for Midwest Bank.  That was the opportunity to bring local ownership back to our bank.  The local Board of Directors formed a new holding company known as “Western Illinois Bancshares, Inc.” or “WIBI.”  This was an exciting experience for our board of directors, staff and the community.

WIBI has three main responsibilities: The first one is to our customers.  As we work toward the future, we will continue placing our customers first by offering extraordinary services, innovative products delivered by various technical methods and cutting-edge technology.  The second responsibility is to our staff by providing them opportunities to grow and allowing them to realize their true potential.  We have positioned our team with local, knowledgeable people who take great pride in their service and achievements.  The third responsibility is to our shareholders.  We will strive to enhance our shareholders’ investment through a balance of growth and profitability. 

In the 150 years of our existence, we have never rested on our laurels.  We feel very fortunate to have the trust and support of so many people in the communities we serve.  This is something we don’t take for granted.

We invite you to take a close look at Midwest Bank and our holding company Western Illinois Bancshares, Inc. We are devoted to earning and retaining the respect, confidence and loyalty of our customers, staff and shareholders by maintaining the highest level of integrity, honesty and ethical standards in all aspects of our business banking. 


Board of Directors

Augustin S. Hart III, President Agri-Business
Robert A. Riley, Vice President Retired John Deere Dealer
Christopher J. Gavin, Secretary/Treasurer  President/CEO, Midwest Bank
Scott T. Champion  MCM Media
Alice J. Defenbaugh Beulah Land Farms, LLC
Andrew J. Gianulis Retired John Deere Executive
Cristin D. McGrath CPA
Mark J. Sexton Bart Bank Group & Attorney
James R. Purlee Purlee Farms


Midwest Bank of Western Illinois Locations

Main Banking Center
200 East Broadway
Monmouth IL 61462

Oquawka Banking Center
Schuyler and Eighth Street
Oquawka IL 61469
Seminary St
Seminary Street Banking Center
2558 North Seminary Street
Galesburg IL 61401

Galesburg Banking Center
612 West Main Street
Galesburg IL 61401
Mercer County Banking Center
Mercer County Banking Center
200 Southeast 13th Avenue Court
Aledo IL 61231

 Moline Moline Banking Center
3907 16th Street
Moline, IL 61265

Peoria Banking Center
300 East Washington Street
Peoria, IL 61611

Andalusia Banking Center
601 8th Street East
Andalusia, IL 61232




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