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!

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, Cook (North of I-55), DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will, Winnebago
  • Live or work in the City of Evanston 
  • Employees of Exelon, Comed and its subsidiaries 
  • Employees of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare and its subsidiaries
  • Northwestern University Employee, Alumni or Student
  • 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  to get started today! We look forward to serving you.