Who We Are
To promote financial advocacy through unparalleled service, individualized support and customized solutions.
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.
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:
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ICCU's Board of Directors
David Thurwanger, Chairman
Douglas Lindgren, Vice-Chair
Adam Ferguson, Secretary
Richard Ott, Treasurer
Become a Member
Unlike a traditional bank, joining Illinois Community Credit Union means you are a member – not a number. Our goal and mission is to be your financial advocate by offering unparalleled service, individualized support, and customized solutions so you can achieve your financial dreams.
When you join ICCU, you enjoy the same products and services you would find at any traditional bank, only with lower interest rates, higher dividends, and financial stability from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) backing you. ICCU offers 3 convenient branches and 11 local no-fee ATMs as well as ATM fee reimbursement, nationwide.*
Best of all, we are not-for-profit, which means the earnings we get go right back to you – not stockholders.
Illinois Community Credit Union offers:
Who can become a member of ICCU?
Anyone can join Illinois Community Credit Union who lives or works within 25 miles of one of our 3 branches, Rockford Drop Forge Company and anyone living or working in Boone, DeKalb, Ogle, or Winnebago County in IL. Once you become a member, you will always be a member – no matter where you live or work.
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:
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
ICCU is currently seeking a part-time teller for our DeKalb, IL location. Responsibilities include lobby and drive-thru services performing teller transactions including but not limited to deposits, withdrawals, cashing checks, transfers, loan payments and credit card payments and taking opportunities to cross sell Credit Union products. Cash handling experience is required.
When you would like to apply for a position opening, please email your resume to Human Resource Manager at Human.Resource@myICCU.org