A Chicago-area community bank that has stuck to the suburbs since its founding in 1983 plans to open a branch in one of the city's fastest-growing neighborhoods and hints that it might explore further urban growth.First Oak Brook Bancshares Inc., the $1.2 billion-asset parent of Oak Brook Bank, has scheduled a third-quarter opening for its 5,200-square-foot branch just north of Chicago's downtown Loop district in a neighborhood known as River North.

"We've been looking for a site in the city for a while," said William E. Navolio, chief legal officer and a vice president at First Oak Brook. "We're studying additional opportunities, and I wouldn't count us out of putting an office in the Loop."

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