Fire Chief Tracey Steffes' Action and Expertise Saved Thousands, Earning Him the 2022 Red Cross Firefighter Hero Award, Sponsored by Wintrust

Fire Chief Tracey Steffes of Morris, Illinois, is the 2022 Red Cross Firefighter Hero Award recipient. Chief Steffes has dedicated his life to his community, serving first as a volunteer fireman for the city of Morris before eventually becoming fire chief. In June 2021, Chief Steffes faced his biggest challenge as the leader of the […]

2020 Change Maker: Ed Wehmer, CEO & Founder of Wintrust

Ed Wehmer founded Wintrust on a strong belief that he could spend more time with his large and growing family, while serving a community he loved, if he built a better bank for Lake Forest, where he and his wife, Dorothy, were raising six young children. He was so successful that the bank grew to eventually become Chicagoland’s […]

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids How to Save Money

Teaching your child the importance of saving money, and how to do so, is a life lesson that will shape their financial future and lead them to financial independence. When saving becomes part of their routine at an early age, it’s a habit that will continue through all stages of life. So, consider the following […]

Quick and Easy: Bernie's and Wintrust Book Drive

Bernie’s Book Bank needs help reaching their goal of collecting 100,000 books this summer for young children in need throughout Chicago. What: Bernie’s Book Bank and Wintrust Community Banks have partnered to create a book drive that will provide books to children who may not have steady access to adequate reading materials in their homes. […]