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Service. Support. Solutions.

Our Mission: To Improve the financial well-being of our members

What does financial well-being mean to you? For some, it could mean helping your child graduate debt free. For others, it could mean being able to retire at 55. Regardless of how you define it, Illinois Community Credit Union is here to help YOU reach your ultimate financial well-being.

We strive to provide exceptional service to each and every member that walks through our doors. We are here to support you through all of life’s events, no matter how big or small.

We want to be your trusted financial partner. There’s a reason we say “myICCU.” We’re all yours! We want to give our members the tools to achieve their financial well-being. Contact us today so we can help you find yours!

Our Story

Illinois Community Credit Union began in 1935 as Sycamore Community Credit Union. 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. 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 mission, original values and commitment to serving our community remained the same. We continue to look to the future and find the best solutions to your financial well-being.

So, what differentiates us from banks? Have you ever asked yourself, “What is a Credit Union?”

The Credit Union Difference

Credit Unions offer a different way to bank. At a traditional bank, you’re a customer. At a credit union, you’re a member. We are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that are solely owned by their members.

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.

Profits made by the credit union are given back to the member in the form of lower fees, higher dividends, and lower loan rates. 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
Dana Crowley, Secretary
John Linderoth
Steve Elsik
Steve Garland

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.



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.

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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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