Illinois Dem Senate Candidate Giannoulias Predicts Family Bank Will Fail

CHICAGO -- Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias says things don't look good for the struggling bank his family owns.

Giannoulias told the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board Wednesday that it's likely the bank his father founded 30 years ago will fail.

Broadway Bank entered into a consent decree with regulators in January and has 90 days to raise about $85 million in new capital. The bank also has to deal with bad assets and improve its management.

The bank's financial struggles have become a key issue in Giannoulias' bid for President Barack Obama's old Senate seat against Republican Mark Kirk.

Kirk is a five-term congressman who's sought to portray Giannoulias as a failed businessman. Giannoulias touted his banking experience when he was elected Illinois state treasurer in 2006.