WASHINGTON — Regulators closed Chicago-area Amcore Bank late Friday, putting the $3.8 billion-asset institution out of its misery on a night when six other institutions in and around the Windy City also failed.

The agency quickly sold the nationally-chartered institution, based in Rockford, to $44 billion-asset Harris National Association in Chicago. The failure was projected to cost the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. an estimated $220 million.

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