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About Us

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago fosters economic opportunity by advancing a strong, inclusive economy and promoting a stable and secure financial system so people can borrow, save, and spend.

We serve the public by contributing to the creation of a national monetary policy, supervising and regulating banking organizations, and providing financial services to banks and other depository institutions and the U.S. government.

The Chicago Fed serves the Seventh District: Iowa and most of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The Seventh District is economically diverse, with a heavy concentration in manufacturing and agriculture.

The Chicago Fed is part of the Federal Reserve System, which is made up of 12 regional Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. Together, they serve as the central bank for the United States.

The Bank takes a holistic approach to its varied responsibilities, seeking to connect its internal and external practices with key initiatives that include:


Charles L. Evans

Charles L. Evans

President and Chief Executive Officer
Charles Evans Bio
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Ellen Bromagen

First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ellen Bromagen Bio

About Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Chicago Fed serves the Seventh Federal Reserve District, an economically diverse region that includes all of Iowa and most of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. The Seventh District has a large national share of many important economic sectors. The Chicago Fed has a head office in Chicago and a branch office in Detroit.

About the Federal Reserve System

Congress created the Federal Reserve System in 1913, charging it with the responsibility to foster a sound banking system and a healthy economy. This remains the broad mission of the Fed and its component parts: the 12 Federal Reserve Banks nationwide that each serve a specific region of the country, and the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., which is set up to oversee the Fed System.

To accomplish its mission, the Fed:

  • serves as a banker's bank and as the government's bank
  • serves as a regulator of financial institutions
  • serves as the nation's money manager, performing a vast array of functions that affect the economy, the financial system, and ultimately, each of us

For more information on the Federal Reserve System, please visit Fed FAQs.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413, USA. Tel. (312) 322-5322

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