Membership that Lasts a Lifetime

First Northern Credit Union was established in 1944 to serve the employees of Commonwealth Edison.  Since then we have grown to serve the needs of those who live or work throughout northern Illinois.  All members are part-owners of this financial cooperative, and benefit from the low rates, reduced or eliminated expenses and extra services that come with membership… and once a member, always a member – even if you move, change jobs or retire!Join-Today-stamp

To open an account with First Northern you must meet one of our field of membership requirements:

  • Live or work in the following counties in Illinois:  Boone, Dekalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will, Winnebago.
  • Live or work in the City of Evanston
  • Employees of Exelon and its subsidiaries 
  • Employees of Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, Northwestern Faculty Foundation and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Northwestern University Student, Alumni or Employee
  • Tenant or an employee of tenants at 230 W. Monroe building (under the management of Lincoln Properties) or 541 N. Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL building (under the management of Golub Realty Services, LLC).
  • Related to a current member of First Northern Credit Union
  • Work at one of our Select Employee Groups / Organizations

Furthermore, ALL businesses located in any of our charter counties are welcome to contact First Northern to learn about offering this no-cost benefit of membership to their employees.

Joining is simple!  Submit a completed application online and we'll even put in your initial $5 opening deposit! We look forward to serving you.