A thrift holding company rallied enough last-minute support at a Wednesday shareholder meeting to push through a contested merger of equals with another Chicago-area thrift.

The victory was the fruit of a two-week shareholder lobbying campaign by Hinsdale Financial Corp. management, which had postponed a Nov. 26 vote because the proposed merger with Liberty Bancorp lacked support.

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