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SBC Mobile Banking App!

Our new SBC Mobile Banking App is one more way we're making it easy for you to bank from anywhere! Not only is it FREE, but it's also secure and simple to use! The app will allow you to check your balances, transfer funds between SBC accounts, locate an SBC ATM and more.

You must be enrolled in SBC Internet Banking to take advantage of SBC Mobile Banking, so if you are not using our Internet Banking service, we encourage you to sign up today.

For iPhone® and Android™ users, simply search for "State Bank of Countryside" in the iTunes® store or Google Play store. Then, download the app and log into it using your SBC Internet Banking credentials.

As a reminder, always be cautious when banking on your phone just as you would when using your computer. Remember to secure your mobile device with a strong password, avoid unsecure Wi-Fi connections, delete unsolicited messages and be sure to have a back up plan that includes notifying the Bank in case your device becomes lost or stolen.

Have questions? View our SBC Mobile Banking FAQ's here or give us a call at (708) 485-3100.

NEW eNews Segment: SBC Spotlight!

Too often these days, the news is just not positive. SBC knows that everyone could always use a smile, so we're going to be featuring exciting, positive, feel-good, make you wanna smile and laugh stories from right here in our community! Whatever the case may be, if it made you feel good, we want to hear it and share with others too! Have a story you'd like to tell? Email us!


This SBC Spotlight brings us to Oak Lawn and Hillside:

Kids "Lemon-Aid" Stand Raises Money for Teen

A group of kids in Oak Lawn, ranging from ages 5-12, built a "lemon-aid" stand by hand and worked it one afternoon to raise money for a 16-year old boy fighting osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. How much did they raise? Over $1,800 in five hours!!


Man Listens to Fiancée and Wins $500,000!

A man in Hillside was encouraged by his fiancée to buy an Illinois Lottery 4th of July Millionaire Raffle ticket and won the early bird drawing prize of $500,000! Not only did he win the money on HER birthday, they also were set to (and did!) marry days later!!


Fun and Affordable Summer in Chicago

Looking for fun things to do this summer that won't put a dent in your wallet? Here are some good ideas for the whole family!


Chicago:

Millennium Park

Chicago's most famous park contains art, a performance stage and the popular Lurie Garden. The park also includes Downtown Sound, a free music series from May 27th to July 29th in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

Lincoln Park Conservatory and Lincoln Park Zoo

Both of these attractions in beautiful Lincoln Park are free to the public. See vibrant plant life at the conservatory and spend a day seeing all sorts of creatures at the zoo!

The Taste of Chicago – Grant Park

July 10 - 14, 2013 • 11am - 9pm

Each day more than 70 local restaurateurs offer a delicious combination of ethnic items, family favorites, exotic and Chicago specialties feeding more than 3 million people in Grant Park. Live entertainment is also provided every day by a variety of musical performances on multiple stages. It's free to go, and if you are hungry, which you will be, the food tickets are cheap

Chicago Air and Water Show – North Avenue Beach

August 17-18

The Chicago Air and Water Show is the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point.

54th Venetian Night – 31st Street Harbor

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Chicago's yachting tradition returns again this summer at a new location: the 31st Harbor at 3100 S. Lake Shore Drive. Enjoy the parade of boats on Lake Michigan along with great food and live music. Don't miss this great event!


Chicagoland:

"Tree House Tales Exhibition" at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle

Every tree has a story. Lisle's tree house village is filled with adventure and imagination. Play, make believe, and become part of the trees' ever-changing tales. This exhibit, for children ages 2 to 10 years old, is made of six fun-filled, educational tree houses. This exhibit is in the Arboretum's South China collection along Loop 1, a four-block walk from the Visitor Center. Free with admission.

LEGO Star Wars MINILAND Display Model - Schaumburg

Take the kids to visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago's LEGO Star Wars Miniland - a large-scale, interactive LEGO model display, focusing on Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago is located at 601 N Martingale Rd #130 in Schaumburg

Faces of the 1st – Wheaton

Now through September 2

The first Division Museum in Cantigny Park is holding an exhibit, Faces of the 1st, that tells the stories of 17 soldiers who served in the 1st Infantry Division through September 2nd. Visitors will learn what it was like to be a part of the major conflicts of the last hundred years. The exhibit is free with $5 paid parking per car. The museum is located at 1S151 Winfield Road.


For more fun activities, be sure to check your local town information for concerts in the park, summer festivals and other fun events!



SCAMS: Don't Be a Victim!

There has been a significant increase in scams lately and many people in the area have been affected. We think it's a good time to identify three of the major threats, provide an example and help you understand how best to avoid becoming a victim!


MALWARE:

A piece of malicious software that gets installed on your computer without your consent. Typically, this is done when you click on an internet link, a link within an email or pop-up ad, or by opening an attachment. Furthermore, it's possible to become infected simply by accidentally visiting the wrong website (www.goggle.com instead of www.google.com) or from an email that appears to be from someone you know.

EXAMPLE: You receive an email from your daughter saying nothing but "Look at this new way to lose weight!" and it has a link listed that may (or may not!) appear legitimate.

AVOID IT: Keep your security software updated! Also, even if it appears to be from someone you know, don't click on any links or attachments unless you specifically know what it is. Finally, do not click on any pop-up ads, no matter how appealing or even exciting ("You WIN!!") they might be.


PHISHING:

An email or text message falsely claiming to be an established legitimate business in an attempt to fool the recipient into giving private information such as passwords, credit card numbers and bank account information. The scam directs the individual to go to a specific website or call a specific phone number (sometimes local!) that will then steal their information. The emails can appear to be coming from legitimate companies you may do business with (UPS, FedEx, USPS, PayPal, Ebay, etc)

EXAMPLE: "We suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. To ensure that your account is not compromised, please click the link below and confirm your identity."

AVOID IT: Legitimate companies don't ask for personal information via email or text. If you're concerned about your account or need to reach an organization you do business with, call the number on your statement or on the back of your debit/credit card.


SMISHING/VISHING:

Targets your mobile or land-line phone. "Smishing" – a combination of text messaging and phishing and – "Vishing" – voice and phishing.

EXAMPLE: "Your ATM card needs to be reactivated." You are then directed to a phone number or website asking for personal information. With that information, criminals go to work! What's worse, if someone logs on to one of the phony websites with a smartphone, they could end up downloading malware that could give criminals access to anything on the phone.

AVOID IT: Similar to the other two threats discussed here, do not respond to texts or phone calls from an unknown source. Legitimate businesses will not request private information in an unsecure manner like this.


Small Business Loans


Think nobody is lending to small businesses? WE ARE!! Contact Raj Badri at 708-485-9981 or email him and set up an appointment to discuss your loan needs today!


SBC Recipe:

Can't decide between tacos or burgers for dinner? Enjoy the best of both worlds!

Have a recipe you'd like to share? Email us!

Taco Burgers – 6 Servings

Ingredients:

• 1 cup finely crushed corn chips

• 1 envelope taco seasoning

• 1 tablespoon dried minced onion

• 1 egg, lightly beaten

• 1-1/2 pounds ground beef

• 6 slices cheddar cheese

• Sandwich buns, split

• Lettuce leaves

• Tomato slices

• Salsa, optional


Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the corn chips, taco seasoning, onion, and egg. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.

Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 7-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear.

Top each burger with a cheese slice; cook just until cheese begins to melt. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and salsa if desired. Enjoy!