U.S. Bank branch closure one of many across state

The U.S. Bank branch at 525 Main St. in an October 2018 Google Maps photo.

U.S. Bank, which closed its branch at 525 Main St. in Evanston last week, is in the process of closing 22 of its Chicago area locations -- about 14 percent of the full-service branches it had in the area a year ago.

Chicago Business reports the closures are part of a trend for banks that are shuttering retail branches as customers handle more routine banking transactions online.

The move leaves U.S. Bank with two Evanston branches -- at 1325-1355 Howard St. and at 1999 S. Campus Drive.

Paul Zalmezak, who heads economic development efforts for the city, says a bank official hasn't yet shared plans for a new use for the Main Street space.

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