CTCU news


Please be diligent in protecting your accounts from scammers.  There is an increase of scammers posing as investigators of financial institution fraud.  They explain you should withdraw cash or wire money to a ‘safe’ account outside of your financial institution.  In recent situations the scammer asks their victim to deposit cash into a crypto-currency machine.

CTCU is a secure and sound financial institution.  Government agencies will never contact a member to participate in any investigation of fraud.  Please contact the credit union yourself at 847-662-2050 and ask for a Branch Manager if you have questions or concerns. 

CTCU & Our Members Give Back to Our Community

We proudly delivered clothing and food from our holiday donation drives to The Warren Township Center Food Bank and Midwest Veterans Closet. A check was donated to The Northern Illinois Food Bank from money collected at each branch. For every $1 donated, Northern Illinois Food Bank is able to provide $8 worth of groceries to help a neighbor thrive. THANK YOU to all that donated.

CTCU Milestone Anniversaries

Congratulations to our 2023 Milestone Anniversary recipients. We are so thankful for your loyalty and dedication to CTCU and our members. Recipients were Daisy 5 years, Martha 5 years, Nicole 20 years, Nikki 20 years, Nick 10 years, Bettina 15 years, and Tracy 30 years.

2023 Maxie Award Winners

Congrats to our Maxie Award recipients. Maxie Award winners were nominated by their co-workers. These awards went to staff members that displayed great work ethic, positive attitude, and exceptional service. Recipients were: Donna, Cody & Ken, and Chanel. Very well deserved!

CTCU Welcomes Jeff Garcia to the Lending Team

Please join us in welcoming Jeff Garcia to the Community Trust Credit Union (CTCU) Mortgage team. Jeff comes to CTCU with over 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Jeff’s vast knowledge of the mortgage process will allow him to cater to members through the entire CTCU mortgage experience. Jeff enjoys getting to know the members and finds it rewarding walking them through the process of achieving homeownership. When Jeff was asked what he enjoys most about his role he said “whether it's their first home or forever home, I take personal satisfaction in helping them through the journey of home ownership.”

CTCU Celebrates 90 Years

A lot has changed over 90 years...except our superior service! We are proud to be huge community contributor and go-to financial source for our members and the community.

For the past 90 years, CTCU has continued to serve the community and now serves all those who live or work in Lake or McHenry Counties in Illinois and Kenosha County in Wisconsin.

Over the years, CTCU has played an important role in the history, development and growth of the communities it serves. We're proud of this, and we will never forget our dedication to our members to provide excellence through quality service.

CTCU is committed to fulfilling 90 good deeds for our community to celebrate 90 years:
  • Each Staff Member Given Money to Donate to Organization of Their Choice
  • Various Community Sponsorships
  • Personal Finance Classes
  • Career Fairs
  • Free Community Shred Events
  • Pet Adoptions
  • Snacks for Our Public Servants
  • Local Volunteer Efforts:
    Food Banks / Hospitals / Assisted Living Facilities
  • School Supply Drives for Local Students
  • Blanket Donations

CTCU Announces 2023 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Winners. Lia is a 2023 graduate of Warren Township HS and will be attending the University of Illinois in the Fall. Joel is a 2023 graduate of Lakes Community HS and will be attending Grand Canyon University in the Fall. We wish you both the best of luck in the future!

Tracy Johnson Celebrates 30 Years at CTCU

Congratulations on your 30 Year Anniversary Tracy! Your loyalty and commitment to CTCU and the members is truly appreciated. 30 Years is a remarkable milestone. Thank you for all that you have done and all you will continue to do in the future.

Making a Difference in Our Community

We proudly presented the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center Breast and Cervical Cancer Program a check for $1,135.00. CTCU donated money on behalf of each staff member that wore pink each Friday and Saturday during the month of October to help raise awareness and help the fight against Breast Cancer.