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Canals & Trails Credit Union:

"Our mission is to provide ultimate member satisfaction and we believe
in the philosophy of "People helping people."

Canals & Trails Credit Union was established in 1959 as Lockport Schools Credit Union.  As the community grew and the population expanded, Lockport Schools Credit Union changed its name to Tri-Township Schools Federal Credit Union.  In addition to serving school districts in Lockport, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Homer Glen, Lemont, and Plainfield, the credit union also serves many local businesses and government groups.

In 2002, the credit union underwent a major change in our field of membership.  In order to grow and thrive in the future, the credit union converted from a federal charter to a state charter and then obtained a community charter.  In an era of financial institution's mergers, Canals & Trails Credit Union is committed to remaining an independent financial institution that provides high-quality service to our members.

We are a well capitalized credit union with over 2,750 members and $20.5 million in assets.  We carry federal share insurance with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) up to $250,000.

Canals & Trails Credit Union Field of Membership is anyone who lives or works in:

Bolingbrook, IL (60440, 60490)                   Mokena, IL (60448)
Crest Hill, IL (60435)                                  New Lenox, IL (60451)
Homer Glen, IL (60491)                              Orland Park, IL (60462)
Lemont, IL (60439)                                     Plainfield, IL (60544)
Lockport, IL(60441)                                    Romeoville, IL (60446)

In addition, any employee of public schools in Lockport, Dupage, or Homer Township in Will County, IL; employees of Lockport Township Park District; KineticSystems Corporation; St Joseph School; Baird & Company; Township of Lockport, Bonnie Brae Forest Manor Sanitary District; Team Food Service, Inc. who work in at Lockport Township High Schools in Will County IL; Lemont Township High School or Marmon/Keystone Corporation in Lemont, IL; Advertising Designs in Orland Park, IL.

To join the credit union, you must complete an application for membership, make a deposit into a savings account for $25.00, and it must stay in your savings account as long as you are a member. Your deposit represents your "share" of ownership in the credit union and provides access to all of our products and services. Bring your application to Canals & Trails Credit Union at 838 S State St Lockport, IL.

Once your join Canals & Trails Credit Union, your membership is good for life, no matter where you work or live as long as you maintain your accounts in good standings. Furthermore, your immediate family are eligible to join the the credit union.

 Credit Union Staff                         

Janet Schuler, President
Amy Kryza, Accounting Manager
Robert Schroll, Credit Administrator

Lorraine Murphy, Member Services Representative
Nancy Nelson, Member Services Representative

Patty Krohn, Loan Processor/Member Services Representative

Board of Directors

David Hennessey, Chairman of the Board
Kent Irvin, Vice Chairman
Maryann Bailey, Secretary

Max Woods,  Treasurer
Brenda Piry, Director
James Gliwa, Director

James Wartenberg, Director


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