NAPERVILLE, Ill. (12/10/08)--The Illinois Credit Union League (ICUL) honored several Illinois credit unions for their efforts through the Desjardins, Dora Maxwell, and Louise Herring award programs, including one that placed second in the national competition. In the Desjardins Youth Financial Awards program, first-place winners in their asset categories are:
* Prairie Trail CU, Joliet, $35 million to $75 million assets; * NuMark CU, Joliet $75 million to $250 million; and * Great Lakes CU, North Chicago, more than $250 million.
In the Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility competition, first-place winners are:
* Rock Valley FCU, Rockford, $50 million to $100 million assets; * Financial Plus CU, Ottawa, $100 million to $200 million (also second-place national award winner); * Scott CU, Collinsville $200 million to $500 million; and * Consumers Cooperative CU, Waukegan, more than $500 million.
In the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action, the first-place winners are:
* GCS FCU, Granite City $50 million to $250 million assets; and * Consumers Cooperative CU, Waukegan, more than $250 million.
Each credit union will be recognized during ICUL’s 79th Annual Convention to be held April 16-18 in Chicago and will be presented a plaque at the chapter level. “We sincerely appreciate everything all of our credit unions do for their communities, and this is just one small way we can recognize them for their efforts,” said Dan Plauda, ICUL president/CEO.