Larry Gillie wants his old-fashioned thrift to make money the new-fashioned way: through commercial banking.

The former commercial banker is eager to steer First Federal Bank for Savings, whose performance has been lackluster for several years, back toward his own roots. Commercial lending points the way to the suburban Chicago thrift's future, he says.

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