Just two weeks after Bank of Montreal Corp. unveiled a 10-year plan to bolster Harris Bankcorp, its flagging Chicago affiliate, it received notice that the timetable may require dramatic acceleration.

In a single thrust, ABN Amro Holding this week grabbed a big chunk of the Chicago market when it agreed to buy Cragin Financial Corp., parent of Illinois' second-largest independent thrift.

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