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ICUL Press Room

Awards, Executive Appointments and Nominations

Illinois CU execs continue tallying up industry certifications in 2015 (October 15, 2015)
Illinois League proudly supports nomination of Illinois CU CEO to slate for ASI Board (February 5, 2015)
Illinois CEO Jack Teausant awarded Illinois House of Representatives Resolution (May 6, 2014)

Illinois League’s Joni Senkpeil named CU Hero of the Year; Receives highest number of votes from peers in national competition (May 5, 2014)

Illinois credit unions finding key opportunities to pay tribute to long-time ICUL CEO (April 17, 2014)
Gurnee credit union executive named Employee of the Year (April 8, 2014)

Chicagoland credit union executive named Volunteer of the Year (April 8, 2014)

Illinois League’s 84th Annual Convention honors numerous individuals/CUs (April 5, 2014)

Illinois League governance groups elect officers (April 4, 2014)

Illinois statewide award winners announced; one placement in national competition (November 14, 2013)

Community Outreach

Illinois credit unions, ICU System raise nearly $3,000, 300 wreaths for Veterans graves (December 19, 2014)

Credit Union Activities 

Serving Up Thanks on International Credit Union Day (November 24, 2015)
Rockford Area Credit Unions hold successful fundraiser for YFC Tutoring Clubs (January 17, 2014)

Area Credit Unions Donate $5,000 to Local Charities (December 24, 2013)

South Division Credit Union thanks community for support of annual Shred Day (November 5, 2013)

DHCU’s New CashBack gives big Pay Back (November 5, 2013)

Disaster Relief

Illinois credit unions intact after November tornadoes wreak havoc across state; Several immediately begin rolling up their sleeves to help members, communities (November 20, 2013)

Financial Literacy 

Central Illinois credit unions provide 8th graders with a (financial) dose of reality (March 20, 2014)
Illinois reaches top 10 of states for number of financial education presentations, students reached (September 13, 2013)

Rockford, Illinois chapter, credit unions instrumental in expanded Money Smart Week (March 28, 2013)

Illinois REAL Solutions, Foundation kickoff Debt in Focus 2013 with 36 CUs (January 10, 2013)

Grants and Scholarships 

ICU Foundation provides more than $29K in third and final round of grants for 2014; Brings total for the year to nearly $69K in grants, $26K in scholarships (December 8, 2014)
ICU Foundation provides $11.5K in second round of grants for 2014 (September 12, 2014)
ICU Foundation provides nearly $28,000 in first round of grants; Also awards $24K in scholarships (May 8, 2014)


ICUL Conferences and Events 

Illinois League hosts inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference (October 21, 2015)
Illinois first host of “Life Simulation” for audience of statewide chapter leaders (September 17, 2015)
Illinois Governor to provide main address at League’s annual Legislative Day event (April 28, 2014)
Illinois League set to kick off 84th Annual Convention with “Monopoly” of activities Premiere event to feature incoming ICUL CEO, swearing in of new chairman, Cheney as keynoter (April 2, 2014)

Illinois League hosts expanded workshops for SAS credit unions (November 13, 2013)
Capacity crowd expected at Illinois League’s annual conference specially for small CUs (August 5, 2013)

Illinois Legislative Day for first time hosts incumbent governor as Keynote speaker (April 7, 2010)

ICUL Initiatives  

ICUL actions continue saving millions in regulatory fees for Illinois state-chartered credit unions; Latest credit totals nearly $1 million; Cumulative sum reaches nearly $16 million (January 26, 2015)
Illinois Governor signs landmark state regulatory exam consistency legislation into law (July 25, 2014)
Illinois League key advocate in passage of landmark state regulatory exam consistency legislation; HB 5342 overwhelmingly passes both chambers (June 3, 2014)
Illinois League staff complete another successful year of giving to those in need (December 20, 2013)

Illinois League takes critical role in passing general prepaid disclosure bill; ICUL-led coalition of national card associations, retailers, IL banks and thrifts results in signing by Governor (August 27, 2013)

ICUL title insurance settlement funds initiative signed by Illinois Governor; Measure an effort to reduce some costs credit union members bear (August 23, 2013)

League-initiated measure to delete ATM physical disclosure signage requirement now law in Illinois; Legislation contains language to mirror changes made to federal law in 2012 (August 23, 2013)

ICUL CU civil penalties bill receives unanimous support across Illinois General Assembly; Bill signed by Illinois Governor ensures due process, fairness, objective standards are applied consistently (August 19, 2013)

Illinois League recognized for leadership role in stemming elder financial abuse (August 1, 2013)  Certificate of Recognition 

Illinois Governor Quinn signs landmark fast track foreclosure legislation;  League key advocate in helping to pass bill to address local government abandoned property relief, counseling(February 12, 2013)

ICU System Governance 

Illinois League confirms Tom Kane as President/CEO (June 11, 2015)
Illinois small credit unions to receive unprecedented League support (December 18, 2014)

Illinois League announces new Office of General Counsel staff member (December 15, 2014)

Illinois League elects Peter Paulson as 40th Chairman (April 4, 2014)     

Illinois League elects chairman, re-seats four and one new director (April 3, 2014)  

Illinois League announces retirement of long time President/CEO Dan Plauda; D. Hilton Associates selected as search firm (June 10, 2013)

Illinois League rates exceptionally high in nationwide member satisfaction survey (March 29, 2013)

Illinois Credit Union League announces governmental affairs staffing changes (February 1, 2013)

Illinois State Political and Regulatory News 

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Demonstrates Support for Credit Unions (September 12, 2013)

LSC Initiatives 

LSC® card program filling niche for credit unions and their members (September 25, 2015)

Connecticut State Employees, members to see increased prepaid benefits; $1.6 billion credit union signs with LSC® for Everyday Spend (March 9, 2015)

CU Mobile Apps, LSC partnerships to help credit unions meet demand of evolving mobile age; Mobile app solution allows members to carry their credit union with them 24/7 (March 2, 2015)
Formidable partnership sets national stage for future of credit union mobile delivery;
CU Mobile Apps to help meet demand of ever-changing and evolving mobile age
(February 24, 2015)

LSC Deploys Cachet Financial Solutions Select Mobile Money Platform for LSC’s CU Money Prepaid Card Users (October 9, 2014)

LSC sees new growth as popularity of pre-paid increases (May 7, 2014)

Hill District FCU brings more than financial services to the community they serve! (January 30, 2014)

LSC SCORES SUPERIOR RATINGS BY THE CREDIT UNIONS IT SERVES IN 2013 SURVEY RESULTS; Reputation for ‘Helping Credit Unions Compete’ (January 23, 2014)

Credit unions have a partner in mobile technology, a critical member retention solution (October 15, 2013)

ICUL Service Corporation selects Nitro Mobile Solutions as mobile development partner (March 8, 2013)

ICUL Service Corp partners with CU Mobile Apps for mobile solutions (February 5, 2013)

Significant upgrades in prepaid products now available to more than 2,000 of the nation’s credit unions (December 18, 2102)

Member Business Lending 

Credit union movement finding success in providing loans to Chicago small businesses (June 28, 2102)  

REAL Solutions

Now in fifth year, Illinois REAL Solutions an inspiration to credit union success; Program a critical forum for sharing of latest successful programs, products and services (October 22, 2013)

Illinois CUs Kick off 3rd Year of Financial Counseling Program; Number of Counselors Continue to Grow via REAL Solutions Enhanced FiCEP (January 30, 2013)

Illinois serves as first League to host REAL Solutions Retirement Fair for staff (September 24, 2012)

Illinois wraps up second year of REAL Solutions enhanced FiCEP program (July 17, 2012)

Illinois REAL Solutions CUs network at first in-person meeting for 2012 (April 10, 2012)

FiCEP kicks off for Illinois CUs for second year (March 6, 2012)

REAL Solutions enhanced FiCEP program offered for second year in Illinois (January 19, 2012)

Illinois REAL Solutions holds fall in-person meeting (November 7, 2011)

First-ever concerted effort to provide FiCEP training concludes (July 20, 2011)

FiCEP training reaches mid-point in Illinois (June 16, 2011)

Illinois CUs to begin benefiting from FiCEP (March 8, 2011)   

REAL Solutions Illinois partners discuss saving, immigrant outreach (October 7, 2010)

Second Illinois REAL Solutions partners meeting held in 2010 (July 24, 2010)

Partner credit unions kick off 2010 Illinois REAL Solutions program (March 24, 2010)

Illinois REAL Solutions Partner CUs discuss innovations (October 9, 2009)

Illinois REAL Solutions CUs discuss VITA, foreclosure (July 10, 2009)

IL REAL Solutions Partners explore growth opportunities (Sept. 15, 2008)

Illinois CUs take next steps with REAL Solutions (June 9, 2008)

Illinois League kicks off REAL Solutions (March 27, 2008)

Young Professionals/Youth Activities

Second consecutive sell-out conference strikes chord with Illinois YPs (October 19, 2015)

Announcing CU*Reach – A new initiative for young credit union professionals (March 6, 2014

Illinois Young Professionals Advisory Committee established (July 31, 2013)

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