NAPERVILLE, Ill. (4/29/10)--Nearly 690 executives representing more than 120 credit unions are expected to attend the Illinois Credit Union League’s (ICUL) 80th Annual Convention starting today. The event runs through Saturday in Chicago. With a Hawaiian theme of “Surf’s Up: Catch a New Wave,” the convention will begin today with the Delegates’ Meeting. The meeting will include the swearing in of two new ICUL directors. The Exhibit Hall Grand Opening, with more than 80 vendors, will follow. This year, ICUL will host two keynote speakers: Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn, a staunch supporter of Illinois credit unions, and National Credit Union Administration Chairman Deborah Matz. The convention also includes 18 educational sessions. A closing session on Saturday morning, titled “Moving Ideas to Action,” will feature credit union speaker and president of St. Louis Community CU, Patrick Adams.