Why Should I Contribute?
CBAI initiates legislation each session that helps community banks build profitability and operate safely and soundly. CBAI also works to defeat legislation deemed harmful to community banks.
Every year, competitor interest groups, regulatory agencies, and consumer groups initiate legislation affecting the banking profession in Illinois. In addition, the big banks have representation not just from their trade associations, but also from in-house representation and counsel. They also administer their own political action committees to influence policymakers.