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Illinois league honors individuals CUs
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (4/24/08)--Several awards were presented to credit unions and individuals at the Illinois Credit Union League’s 78th Annual Convention last week. State-level Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility award honorees include:
* Streator Onized CU, Streator, first place, $50 million to $100 million in asset category; * Financial Plus CU, Ottawa, first place, $100 million to $200 million in assets; * Community Trust CU, Gurnee, second place, $100 million to $200 million in assets; * Consumers Cooperative CU, Waukegan, first place, $200 million to $500 million in assets; and * GCS FCU, Granite City, second place, $200 million to $500 million in assets.
GCS FCU and Consumers Cooperative CU also received first place for the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award. Prairie Trail CU, Joliet, received first place for the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award program in the $35 million to $75 million asset category. NuMark CU, Joliet, earned first place in the $75 million to $250 million category. CEFCU, Peoria, earned first place in the $250 million or more category. Gail Clore, CEO, Cornerstone FCU, Freeport, was honored as Executive of the Year. Clore is a member of the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) Illinois Council. David Walker, CEO, Decatur Earthmover CU, Decatur, was inducted into the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame. Illinois Credit Union Foundation recognized tribute scholarships established in the honor of:
* Barbara Jackson, president/manager, Holy Cross Hospital Employees CU, Chicago; * Patricia Fox Johnson, president/manager, Sun-Times Employees CU, Chicago; * Marjorie Lindberg, chairman, VAMCO CU, Des Plaines; and * Ida Miller, CEO, VA West Side FCU, Chicago.
A memorial scholarship also was established in the name of David L. Christensen, board member, Prairie Trail CU, Joliet.


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