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If you are have been personally impacted by issues related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, click this link to 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.

Need an electronic copy of our deposit slip! Access one here!

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
Adam Ferguson, Secretary
Richard Ott, Treasurer
Steve Elsik
Dana Crowley
Kristin Cardinali

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

There are no openings at this time, however we always accept resumes from exceptional candidates. Should a position become available, we will contact you.  Feel free to submit your resume to human.resource@myICCU.org



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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