Hoping to turn up the heat on an acquisition target, a $375 million- asset suburban Chicago bank holding company has gone public with its offer to buy an area thrift.

Success Bancshares of Lincolnshire offered to pay $32.8 million of stock for North Bancshares, a $120 million-asset company headquartered in Chicago, according to Saul D. Binder, president and chief executive officer of Success.

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