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Upcoming Events

Check out these upcoming events happening around Murphysboro:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sara Bachmann Benefit

M'boro American Legion

Chicken & Dumpling Dinner (5 pm -7 pm)
Entertainment by Lewis Creek Band (9 pm - Midnight)
Silent Auction (Ends @ 7:30 pm)
Live Auction (Begins @ 7:30 pm)
Cash Bar, Meat Wheel, Door Prizes, 50/50 Drawing

Tickets available at the door: $10 for meal & band, $5 for entertainment only

Patriots Bravo Company is also smoking ribs that can be picked up at the American Legion on February 28th, between 4 pm and 6 pm.
$20 per slab

More information on both fundraisers is available at First Bank & Trust.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Murphysboro Baseball Inc. Trivia Night

17th Street Warehouse
5:30 pm



Sunday, March 8, 2015

Pasta Dinner
Fundraiser for Marsha Carter

M'boro Knights of Columbus Hall

11 am - 2 pm

Silent Auction & 50/50 Drawing

Carry Outs available

Advance Tickets are $8 for Adults, $5 for Children 8-12, and Children under 6 are FREE
$2 more at the door


For more information on any of these events, see flyers posted inside The First Bank & Trust Co's Main Branch.


New Online Banking Login Link

Our new, improved Online Banking is here! Consumers & Business Customers both - Click below to login.

New Internet Banking Login



All Internet Banking customers should click on the below link for information on the brand-new services we are bringing you in a couple weeks. Included in the letter below is information on how to back up your settings, notifications, bill pay information, and also information on how to log in to the new service after November 4th.

This information only applies to Consumer Internet Banking customers. Business Banking customers should look for an email in the upcoming days with information on the changes to their Internet Banking service.

As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us at 618.687.1711 or email us at

New Internet Banking Informational Letter


14th Street Branch

September 30, 2014 will be the last day to visit our 14th Street branch. We will be merging operations with additional tellers in the Drive-Up and Carbondale branches. We look forward to serving your at these locations.


Another Successful Apple Festival

The First Bank & Trust Co of Murphysboro once again sponsored the Appletime Stage at this year's 63rd Annual Murphysboro Apple Festival. This year, we also sponsored and built a float for the Grand Parade and won 1st place in the Business & Industry Division. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who helped with the float build and participated in the parade!

For more information and pictures, please visit the Involved in our Community page under About Us in the menu bar above.

Online Banking

As some of you have noticed, when clicking on the new link to log into your Internet Banking (at the top of the page, click on "Internet Banking" and the links for several of our products are on the page that follows), you are first presented with a page that states a warning that looks like the following:

External Link Notice

You have selected a link that is going to navigate you away from our domain.

We are not responsible for and have no control over the content or subject matter of this link.

Continue or Go Back

Several of our customers have called with concerns over the wording of this message. Let us put your mind at ease.

This warning is mandatory for most financial institutions providing Internet Banking services to their customers. With the rise of so many cyber security threats in the past few years, we are required by law to post a warning about the sensitivity of your financial information being available over the Internet. Please do not fear using Internet Banking. In order to protect you, our loyal customers, we use every precaution available to maintain the security of our website and Internet Banking. Your privacy is very important to us and we value your input. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call 618.687.1711 or email

Google Chrome and E-Statements

Customers that use Google Chrome browser are reporting issues printing images on their E-Statements accessed through eSafe. The images are printing as black boxes. This is a functionality associated with Google Chrome and we cannot change this feature.

If you use Google Chrome and have experienced this issue, you should save the statement to your computer and then open the statement with a PDF viewer, such as Adobe. The statement should print without error.

First Bank & Trust: Celebrating 125 Years!

Welcome to Our Newly Designed Website

This year, we are pleased to be celebrating our 125th anniversary! As the oldest financial institution in Jackson County, we strive to offer you the best in new banking technology without sacrificing our ability to be the best Community Bank we can be.


  • To access this website your Internet Explorer needs to be updated.

    To get the best possible experience and added internet security using our website, we require you to upgrade your current web browser or install another web browser. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.

    Just click on the icons to get to the download page.
    Please note: These links will navigate you away from our domain.
    We are not responsible for and have no control over the content or subject matter of these external links.