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If you are have been personally impacted by issues related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, access a modification packet, which will have a checklist of items needed in order for ICCU to help you during this time of need.

If you are not able to print the documentation, please contact us at 815-895-4541 and we can provide the document via mail, email, or have it ready for you to pick up at one of our branches that is most convenient for you. Together we can find a solution that works for you! Due to safety precautions regarding sensitive information, DO NOT email the completed packet when you are finished, please utilize fax, personal mail or drop the packet off at one of our drive-thru’s.

Access an electronic copy of our deposit slip!

As we settle into these new and uncharted times, Illinois Community Credit Union wants to remind you the additional steps we are taking for both members AND staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, to keep us all safe!

  • Closing lobbies to decrease face-to-face interaction, while still maintaining drive-up capabilities to serve you, sanitizing the canister after every transaction.
  • Increasing our call center for assistance while members utilize online, mobile and over-the-phone services more.
  • Allowing staff who are able to work from home to do so for their safety, and providing extra resources such as laptops to aid them.
  • Cross-training staff to better serve our entire membership in all financial areas.
  • Waiving some of our over-the-phone fees for member convenience.
  • Buying and delivering meals to some of our local fire and rescue facilities, who selflessly help our communities each and every day without social distancing!

Our hope is for things to return to normal as quickly as they can, but in the meantime we want to do our part to ensure we are taking care of our membership and communities!

Our Mission

To improve the financial well-being of our members

Our Story

Illinois Community Credit Union began in 1935 as Sycamore Community Credit Union, when community leaders came together to form a financial institution that was owned by, and operated for the benefit of, the people of Sycamore and the surrounding area. Started in the midst of the Great Depression, Sycamore Community Credit Union provided a place where local residents could borrow at reasonable rates and have a safe haven for their life savings.

In 1996, as Sycamore Community Credit Union grew to serve other communities in DeKalb County and the surrounding areas, we changed our name to Illinois Community Credit Union. Though our name changed, our original values and commitment to serving our community remained the same.

Today, Illinois Community Credit Union continues to look to the future and expand our reach in the communities we serve, bringing new products, lower fees, great rates, and the multitude of other benefits that come with being a credit union member. Learn more about us here:

The Credit Union Difference

Credit Unions offer a different way to bank. We are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that are solely owned by their membership. Unlike banks, we do not have stockholders so decisions are made for the good of the membership, and not to drive stock value. Members have a direct impact on how the credit union moves forward by individually voting and electing a voluntary Board of Directors who have members best interest at heart.

At a traditional bank, you’re a customer. At a credit union, you’re a member.You belong. Unlike a traditional bank, the profits made by the credit union are given back to the member in the form of lower fees, higher dividends, and lower loan rates. True to their credo of “People Helping People”, credit unions are active in the community, offer financial education, and pathways to financial stability and success. At a credit union, your money is secure. Every individual is federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Unions Administration or NCUA.

Benefits of membership:

  • Low or no fees
  • High dividend yields
  • Low interest rates
  • NCUA backed safety and security

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ICCU's Board of Directors

David Thurwanger, Chairman
Douglas Lindgren, Vice-Chair
Richard Ott, Treasurer
Steve Elsik
Dana Crowley, Secretary
Kristin Cardinali
Thor Dolan

Joining is easy! You just need to live or work in:

Boone, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Will or Winnebago County in Illinois. You can also join if someone in your immediate family is a member or you are an employee of the Rockford Drop Forge Company. Once you become a member, you will always be a member – no matter where you live or work.

A $25 Share (savings) account deposit establishes your membership and you can start enjoying all the benefits of a credit union such as lower interest rates, higher dividends, and financial stability from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) backing you. Best of all, we are not-for-profit, which means the earnings we get go right back to you – not stockholders.

NEW! Start your application process online! Of if you prefer, follow the steps outlined below to join at any of our branches.

Join now!

  • Step 1: Complete, print, and sign a Membership Application.
  • Step 2: Deliver your complete Membership Application and any deposits* to your nearest branch location in person. Please also bring:
    • Your driver's License
    • If your address is out of date on your license, we'll need two (2) documents with proof of address (i.e. unexpired state ID, passport, utility bill, payroll stub, etc.)
  • Step 3: Congratulations - you're a member! Now you can start enjoying the benefits of Illinois Community Credit Union.

What's the difference between Credit Unions & Banks?

Unlike a traditional bank, joining Illinois Community Credit Union means you are a member - not a number. Simply put, our goal is to improve the financial well-being of our members. And when you join ICCU, you enjoy the same products and services you would find at any traditional bank.


Credit Unions


  Organization Type   Not-for-profit financial
Generate profit for
  Owned By Members Stockholders
  Board of Directors Volunteer (unpaid) Members Stockholders (paid)
  Who Can Join? Anyone within the designated
field of membership (FOM)
  Income Comes From Non-interest income & interest
from loans
Investments, fees & interest
from loans
  Income Goes To Members (by offering fewer
fees & better rates)
  Deposits Insured By National Credit Union
Administration (NCUA)
Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation (FDIC)
  Accessibility 5,600 Shared Branches Only bank-owned branches

Illinois Community Credit Union offers:


*A $25 Share account deposit establishes membership.
**Full information & details HERE.

Join our team!

Employees who feel valued tend to be happier and more engaged at the office. That’s why we offer a work environment that nurtures, teaches, and fulfills. As an employee of Illinois Community Credit Union, you have the opportunity to touch lives and make a difference in your community, which is a true reflection of the credit union credo of “People helping People”.

Illinois Community Credit Union is proud to offer our team members comprehensive employee benefits including:


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription
  • Disability insurances

Life Insurance

Employees are automatically enrolled in life insurance, by ICCU, valued up to $50,000. We also offer optional buy-up Life Insurance plans.


We offer a 401(K) Retirement Plan as well as a generous match on contributions for our team members.

Current career openings

Service Specialist

Are you an individual with a positive attitude combined with a passion for service? Do you have the desire to make an impact in people's lives by helping them improve their financial well-being? If so, Illinois Community Credit Union is seeking a Service Specialist to join our eBranch team. This position plays a critical role in providing exceptional service to our members and internal staff by assisting with solutions via phone, email, and internet interactions. Bilingual (Spanish) and previous call center experience is preferred, but not required. Apply now to join our team and start making a difference!

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Loan Processor

We are seeking the ideal candidate to join our dedicated team at Illinois Community Credit Union. We currently have a full-time Loan Processor position available in Genoa (DeKalb County). This great opportunity is reserved for those who have a commitment to service, community engagement and a keen eye for detail. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting our lending and sale staff to meet organizational goals by ensuring timely delivery of loan packages, effectively communicating with members, and building relationships with vendors and business partners. Duties include processing consumer and real estate loan requests and ensuring timely funding of loan packages. Your ability to effectively communicate via phone and written correspondence will set you apart from other applicants. Responsibilities include providing clerical support for all other loan processing activities including originating, evaluating and preparing loan applications for underwriting, and verifying loan documentation for funding and filing. The selected candidate will also interact with automotive dealers who participate in our indirect lending programs, ensuring quick and reliable financing options for their clients.

The Loan Processor position earns a competitive salary commensurate with experience. You would also be eligible for a robust benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, and an employer-matched 401(k) plan (up to 4%).

Apply on Indeed

Director of Retail and Sales

Illinois Community Credit Union is seeking a talented, self-driven senior level manager to fill the role of Director of Retail and Sales. Reporting directly to the VP of Operations, this management role will be responsible for overseeing the performance and management of our retail branch operations including member growth and retention, retail deposit, loan and product sales and member service support. As a member of the Sr. Leadership Team, the Director of Retail and Sales will assist in the strategic planning process, setting the credit union's long and short-term goals and objectives, and continue to develop our culture of service and sales. The ideal candidate will possess excellent leadership and communication skills with strong experience in retail branch sales, ebranch operations, loan underwriting, employee development, and community relations. A thorough background in financial regulatory compliance is desired. A Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 years in a senior leadership role within a credit union, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.

This Director of Retail and Sales position earns a competitive salary commensurate with experience. You would also be eligible for a robust benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, and an employer-matched 401(k) plan (up to 4%).

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Lending Manager

Illinois Community Credit Union of Sycamore, IL is looking to hire a full-time Lending Manager. Do you have lending and management experience? Are you ready to take your career to the next level with a well-respected employer? Do you have respect for the credit union movement? 

As our Lending Manager, you are responsible for the operations of our loan department, including directing loan origination processes and underwriting practices. You oversee a staff of three loan processors, one underwriter, and one lending clerk. Under your excellent leadership, they are inspired to take pride in their work. You monitor staffing levels, interview, hire, train, schedule, appraise performance, address complaints, and resolve problems. As you monitor advancements in lending processes, you initiate and develop methods for your team to streamline lending practices as well as cross-sell other credit union products and services.

This Lending Manager position earns a competitive salary commensurate with experience. You would also be eligible for a robust benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, and an employer-matched 401(k) plan (up to 4%).

Apply on Indeed

Illinois Community Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, employment, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination. All applications will be considered only on the basis of the applicant's knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. It is our established policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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