CHICAGO - TCF Financial Corp., a Minneapolis-based thrift holding company, is poised to grow in Illinois, said chairman and chief executive officer William Cooper.

"We've got our stock to a point where it is a currency for acquisition, and our capital levels are up to a level where acquisitions make sense," Mr. Cooper said in an interview. He said Illinois, which accounts for 15% of TCF's business, eventually will exceed its Minnesota revenues.

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