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RETIRE MORTGAGE-FREE WITH “10 & DONE”

April 5, 2018

RETIRE MORTGAGE-FREE WITH “10 & DONE”

Wouldn’t it be nice to retire and not have to worry about making a mortgage payment? We can help you make that dream come true! LLCU offers a…

MEMBER NOTIFICATION: 22nd STREET DRIVE-UP CLOSING MAY 31st, 2018

April 5, 2018

Members have come to expect the best and easiest banking experience from LLCU, and we’ve worked hard to deliver on that expectation. It is important that we provide…

RefiMyRide Cruise the Sea Sweepstakes Official Rules

April 3, 2018

RefiMyRide Cruise the Sea Sweepstakes Official Rules

All refinanced Auto Loans from Monday, April 9th, 2018 – Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 5p.m. will qualify. New loans only, does not apply to refinance of an existing…

LLCU CEO Doug Harris Resigns and Craig Althoff Named Interim CEO

March 7, 2018

LLCU CEO Doug Harris Resigns and Craig Althoff Named Interim CEO

CRAIG ALTHOFF, pictured above, will take over as interim CEO on March 10th, 2018. Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) announced that Doug Harris, CEO has resigned effective…

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY IN BANKING

March 7, 2018

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY IN BANKING

Alexa Could Become Your Future Bank Teller Enrichment Federal Credit Union has become the first credit union to roll out a new technology that allows members to manage…

ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATING IN YOUR SPONSORED 401K PROGRAM?

March 7, 2018

ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATING IN YOUR SPONSORED 401K PROGRAM?

It’s important to help your employees understand the importance of participating and working toward retirement readiness.  This preparation can do a lot of good at helping them reach…

Contests - General Rules

February 26, 2018

Contests - General Rules

General Contest Rules The prize winner will be notified by email and their name will be posted on LLCU website and social media. Prizes are not transferable or…

Land of Lincoln Credit Union Becomes a Certified SBA Lender

January 29, 2018

Land of Lincoln Credit Union Becomes a Certified SBA Lender

Land of Lincoln Credit Union recently obtained SBA Certified Lender status. This status allows LLCU to offer a new line of business loans that include lower down payments…

SPECIAL RATES on SHARE CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE NOW

January 8, 2018

Land of Lincoln Credit Union is currently offering some special rates on SHARE CERTIFICATES as follows:   15-month certificate - 1.25% APY 40-month certificate - 1.60% APY *APY=Annual…

LLCU Takes to SNAPCHAT!

December 15, 2017

LLCU Takes to SNAPCHAT!

LLCU is on SNAPCHAT! Snapchat isn't just for millennials anymore. People of all ages are using the app to keep up with what their friends are doing. The…

Kirby Kangaroo Coloring Contest 2018

April 3, 2018

Kirby Kangaroo Coloring Contest 2018

Land of Lincoln Credit Union will be hosting our First Annual Kirby Kanagaroo Coloring Contest from Monday, April 9th – Saturday, May 5th.  Children aged 3-12 years old…

Corey Conroy named LLCU’s new Business Development Manager

November 29, 2017

  Decatur, Illinois, November 29, 2017– Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Corey Conroy as the Business Development Manager. Corey holds…

Andrew Young Named LLCU’s Chief Lending Officer (CLO)

November 29, 2017

  Decatur, Illinois, November 29, 2017– Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Young as the Chief Lending Officer (CLO). Before…

Credit Card Updates

November 2, 2017

Land of Lincoln Credit Union is excited to announce improvements to our Credit Card program.

Shred Day 2017

October 11, 2017

Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) will be holding a Shred Day at Prosperity Place Branch (located across from the Mt. Zion Wal-Mart) on Saturday, October 21st from…

Nicole Pinkston Named Mortgage Loan Officer in Decatur

August 8, 2017

Nicole Pinkston Named Mortgage Loan Officer in Decatur

Decatur, Illinois, August 8, 2017– Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Pinkston to Mortgage Loan Officer. “Nicole has all the…

Cayla Hittmeier Named LLCU’s AVP of Marketing

August 7, 2017

Cayla Hittmeier Named LLCU’s AVP of Marketing

Decatur, Illinois, August 7, 2017– Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cayla Hittmeier as the AVP of Marketing. Hittmeier brings over…

Bloomington and 22nd Street Branch Changes

May 10, 2017

Effective June 1, 2017, LLCU's Bloomington/Normal branch and Decatur's 22nd Street branch will have the following changes:BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL: The branch will be closed on Saturdays. All other hours of…

Toby Ragaini Named LLCU’s Chief Information Officer

May 3, 2017

Decatur, Illinois, May 3, 2017– Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Toby Ragaini, CCE as the Chief Information Officer. Ragaini brings…

Stop, Drop & Roll Refinance Promotion - Offer Extended!

February 14, 2017

Give us your loan and receive up to $100!* If you have a loan financed with another lender or want to add $2,500 or more to your existing…

Get Help Doing Your 2016 Taxes with LLCU!

January 23, 2017

Get Help Doing Your 2016 Taxes with LLCU!

Visit Our Oakland branch in Decatur to Have Your Taxes Prepared! Land of Lincoln has two great ways to help you get through tax season this year! In…

Macon County CASA Receives Donation from LLCU

January 19, 2017

Macon County CASA Receives Donation from LLCU

Decatur, Illinois, January 19, 2017 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) staff worked throughout the year to raise funds for its 2016 Charity of the Year, Macon…

Alien Auto Attack Promotion

October 3, 2016

Alien Auto Attack Promotion

Get an auto loan from Land of Lincoln Credit Union in October, and you could receive up to a 1% discount off your loan rate in our ALIEN…

Shred Day 2016

October 3, 2016

Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) will be holding a Shred Day at our Prosperity Place Branch (located across from the Mt. Zion Wal-Mart) on Saturday, October 15th…

21 Film Project Is Back in 2016!

June 1, 2016

21 Film Project Is Back in 2016!

Win Big in the 21 Film Project 2016 Auto Loan Promotion and Film Festival! In June and July 2016, Land of Lincoln Credit Union is offering you the…

Win Two Tickets to the CMAs - LLCU Auto Loan Promotion

April 11, 2016

Win Two Tickets to the CMAs - LLCU Auto Loan Promotion

Yeehaw little doggies! It's a Cars, Stars and Country Guitars Auto Loan Promotion that could get you a great prize when you get an auto loan from Land of Lincoln Credit Union.…

LLCU Donates $1,000 to Golden Circle Nutrition Program

March 2, 2016

LLCU Donates $1,000 to Golden Circle Nutrition Program

Effingham, Illinois, March 2, 2016 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has donated $1,000 to the Golden Circle Nutrition Program of CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation in Effingham…

Decatur Macon County Senior Center Receives Donation from LLCU

January 21, 2016

Decatur, Illinois, January 21, 2016 – The staff of Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) worked for a year to raise funds for its 2015 Charity of the…

Charitable Giving and Taxes

December 10, 2015

Charitable Giving and Taxes

Doing good is its own reward, but when you donate to certain causes, Uncle Sam smiles on you by allowing you to take a tax deduction. When you…

LLCU Grand Opening in Springfield

November 16, 2015

Springfield, Illinois, November 16, 2015 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) is now open in Springfield located at 300 South Grand Avenue West! The public is invited…

Shred Day at the LLCU Prosperity Branch

October 8, 2015

Land of Lincoln Credit Union will be holding a "Shred Day" at our Prosperity Place Branch (located across from the Mt. Zion Wal-Mart) on October 17th from 10AM-1PM.…

Win $1,500 in Our Dream Makers Promotion!

October 1, 2015

Win $1,500 in Our Dream Makers Promotion!

At Land of Lincoln Credit Union, we are your #dreammakers. Whether it's publishing your book, taking drum lessons, buying a new home or just saving money, we're here…

Home Equity Loans with Low Interest Rates and No Closing Costs

September 3, 2015

Home Equity Loans with Low Interest Rates and No Closing Costs

Great Rates and No Closing Costs Take advantage of LLCU's great home equity loan rates and no closing costs promotion starting in September 2015.* Borrow $10,000 or more…

Land of Lincoln Credit Union Names New CEO

July 21, 2015

Land of Lincoln Credit Union Names New CEO

Decatur, Illinois, July 21, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Land of Lincoln Credit Union are pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas B. Harris as the…

New Land of Lincoln Location Now Open in Springfield

July 6, 2015

Springfield, Illinois, July 6, 2015 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has recently opened a Central Illinois location in Springfield located at 300 South Grand Avenue West.…

New Land of Lincoln Location Now Open in Bloomington-Normal

July 6, 2015

Normal, Illinois, July 6, 2015 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has recently opened its newest Central Illinois location off Veteran’s Parkway in Normal, IL at 115…

Doug Dehority Named Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for Land of Lincoln Credit Union

June 10, 2015

Decatur, Illinois, June 8, 2015 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has recently promoted Doug Dehority to Vice President and Chief Lending Officer with responsibilities supervising consumer,…

The 21 Film Project and Auto Loan Promotion 2015

June 1, 2015

The 21 Film Project and Auto Loan Promotion 2015

Win Big in the 21 Film Project 2015 Auto Loan Promotion and Film Festival! In June and July 2015, Land of Lincoln Credit Union is offering you the…

Recreate LLCU Security Questions on May 21st, 2015

May 18, 2015

Re-Creation of Your Security Questions As LLCU continues our commitment to provide the most effective and secure operating environment for your home banking services, it is necessary for…

Land of Lincoln Credit Union Announces Four New Position Appointments

May 11, 2015

Decatur, Illinois, May 11, 2015 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has recently announced several promotions and new hires in its Decatur and Springfield markets including: In…

Game On! Auto Loan Promotion

March 31, 2015

Game On! Auto Loan Promotion

It's Game On! when you get an auto loan with Land of Lincoln Credit Union’s auto loan promotion. In April, get an auto loan and you could win (1)…

LLCU Does Good By Giving Back in a Big Way

February 9, 2015

Decatur, Illinois, February 09, 2015 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has recently donated over $5,800 to 15 organizations across Central Illinois through its Do Good Checking…

Homeward Bound Pet Shelter Receives Major Donation from LLCU

January 14, 2015

Homeward Bound Pet Shelter Receives Major Donation from LLCU

Decatur, Illinois, January 14, 2015 – Local pet shelter, Homeward Bound, will have a more prosperous year thanks to a nearly $6,000 donation from Land of Lincoln Credit…

Patricia Kramer Named Land of Lincoln Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer in Vandalia

January 12, 2015

Vandalia, Illinois, January 12, 2015 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has recently hired Patricia Kramer as Mortgage Loan Officer in Vandalia, Illinois. Kramer comes to LLCU…

Doing Your Taxes for 2014 Is Easy with LLCU!

December 31, 2014

Visit Our Oakland Branch to Have Your Taxes Prepared! Land of Lincoln has two great ways to help you get through tax season this year! In Decatur, Gary…

Land of Lincoln Credit Union Welcomes Sangamo Chapter Credit Union Membership

December 8, 2014

Decatur, Illinois, December 8, 2014 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has merged with the former Sangamo Chapter Credit Union to offer products and services to all…

TruStage Health Insurance Products

November 24, 2014

Simplify Your Search As a credit union member, find affordable health insurance with the TruStage Health Insurance Program. Get covered today! As a credit union member, you have…

LLCU’s Annual Turkey Promotion 2014!

October 31, 2014

LLCU’s Annual Turkey Promotion 2014!

Land of Lincoln has an auto loan offer in November that you'll be thankful for! When you get an auto loan or refinance your current loan between November…

LLCU Offers Community Shred Day

October 16, 2014

Decatur, Illinois, October 16, 2013 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union is hosting a community shred day on Saturday, October 18th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at…

Shred Day 2014

October 10, 2014

Join us on Saturday, October 18, 2014 for LLCU’s annual Shred Day! Gather up all of your old financial statements, bills, receipts, pay stubs, and anything that contains…

100 MILLION MEMBERSHIPS REACHED AT CREDIT UNIONS NATIONWIDE

October 7, 2014

100 MILLION MEMBERSHIPS REACHED AT CREDIT UNIONS NATIONWIDE

100 MILLION MEMBERSHIPS REACHED AT CREDIT UNIONS NATIONWIDE 2.85 million joined this summer; fastest growth since 2000 Decatur, IL -- Credit unions have reached and surpassed 100 million…

Possible Text/Smishing Scam - Please Read!

October 6, 2014

Please be aware that LLCU member may be targeted in a texting/phone scam.  Fraudsters may be calling you, claiming to be from Land of Lincoln and that there…

Pumpkin Smash Bash Promotion in October!

September 30, 2014

Pumpkin Smash Bash Promotion in October!

Get an auto loan from Land of Lincoln Credit Union in October, and you could receive up to a 1% discount off your loan rate! Also, be sure…

Teens and Money: Preparing for Futures Expenses

August 22, 2014

You may feel emotionally ready to move out on your own, but are you financially prepared? Living independently means much more than not having to be home by…

Best Things to Buy in August

August 8, 2014

1. CarsAugust is a traditional month when next year's models are rolled out, and the rush to sell last year's inventory heats up.  For instance, General Motors promoted…

7 Ways To Crave Less Sugar

June 25, 2014

If someone was to award a single food item with the title of ‘Fastest Way To Pack On The Pounds', hands down the winner would be refined sugar.…

Vegan Habits Everyone Should Adopt (Without Giving Up Meat)

June 11, 2014

Vegan Tips for Carnivores?For meat-lovers, “vegan” may be a dirty five-letter-word – but we all have to admit that those following a vegan diet tend to have a…

Insider Tricks to Sell Your Home on a Tight Timeline

June 11, 2014

Selling your home can be stressful under normal circumstances. But add a deadline to the mix, and your blood pressure spikes just thinking about it.Perhaps the clock’s ticking…

Win Big in the 21 Film Project 2014 Auto Loan Promotion and Film Festival!

May 28, 2014

Win Big in the 21 Film Project 2014 Auto Loan Promotion and Film Festival!

In June and July 2014, Land of Lincoln Credit Union is offering you the chance to win big in our 21 Film Project Auto Loan Promotion! When you…

Land of Lincoln Credit Union Welcomes United Methodist Ministries to Membership

May 2, 2014

Decatur, Illinois, May 1, 2014 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has merged with the former United Methodist Ministries Credit Union (UMMCU) to offer products and services…

Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

April 9, 2014

Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

After an exceptionally long, dark winter, spring's bright sun and warm winds are, well, a breath of fresh air. The only downside? All that sunshine spotlights your leaf-filled…

Spring Clean Your Fitness Routine

April 9, 2014

Spring Clean Your Fitness Routine

Are you in need of a fitness makeover? Following the same routine day after day can get boring — and getting bored can easily zap your motivation. This…

LLCU Members Save $1 Million

April 9, 2014

Decatur, Illinois, April 9, 2014 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has saved members over $1 million in loan interest since 2013. Recently, a member saved over…

LLCU Offers Free workshops for Macon County Money Smart Week

April 3, 2014

LLCU Offers Free workshops for Macon County Money Smart Week

Land of Lincoln Credit Union is pleased to offer several FREE workshops to our members during the upcoming Money Smart Week, April 5 - 12, 2014.Saturday, April 5…

Win a Trip to Vegas to Drive a NASCAR!

April 1, 2014

Win a Trip to Vegas to Drive a NASCAR!

At LLCU, we know that Life’s Fast, so We’re Fast! And in April, you can Win Fast! Get an auto loan from LLCU and you’ll be entered to…

13 Tips for a Financially Healthy Family

March 27, 2014

13 Tips for a Financially Healthy Family

1. Track spending to know where your money goes. Identify expenses that can be reduced or eliminated - and take immediate action. 2. Expect and prepare for emergencies.…

Lowering Pet Costs

March 12, 2014

Lowering Pet Costs

If you have a pet, you are probably well aware that the dough shelled out for four-legged family members can rival the money spent on two-legged members. Luckily,…

15 Activities That Burn 100 Calories

March 12, 2014

15 Activities That Burn 100 Calories

Although the number of calories you will burn during exercise depends on your weight and the intensity of your activity, there are a number of activities that will…

Advantages of Online Banking

February 25, 2014

Advantages of Online Banking

There’s nothing wrong with being old school. If you’ve got a paper and pencil system that makes your personal finances hum like a well-oiled machine, then by all…

De-cluttering Secrets

February 11, 2014

De-cluttering Secrets

A well-occupied wall. Short on kitchen cabinets? Get things out in the open. One trick is to display everyday dishes on shelves against a well-marked chalkboard wall. The…

Natural Cold Prevention Strategies

February 11, 2014

Natural Cold Prevention Strategies

SLEEP How it helps: Sleep regulates the release of the hormone cortisol, which stimulates cells that boost the immune system. And a well-tuned immune system is crucial for…

Fast Auto Loans. Fifteen Minute Answers.

February 6, 2014

Fast Auto Loans. Fifteen Minute Answers.

At Land of Lincoln Credit Union, we can get you approved on your auto loan in about fifteen minutes. Other places take days, even weeks to get back…

LAND OF LINCOLN CREDIT UNION HELPS MACON RESOURCES GET NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

February 5, 2014

LAND OF LINCOLN CREDIT UNION HELPS MACON RESOURCES GET NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

Decatur, Illinois, February 5, 2014 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) gave back in a big way by donating over $10,000 to Central Illinois non-profit organizations. Money…

Land of Lincoln Credit Union Employees Donate Over 2,500 Community Hours

January 15, 2014

Land of Lincoln Credit Union Employees Donate Over 2,500 Community Hours

Decatur, Illinois, January 14, 2014 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) employees have made a big impact by donating over 2,500 hours of service to 125 Central…

Winter Home Projects

January 15, 2014

Winter Home Projects

When it's cold and wet outside, it can be tempting to curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book and a cup of cocoa. But…

Target Phishing Emails

January 3, 2014

As we continue to monitor the recent Target compromise, we have learned of recent phishing emails related to the Target breach. The emails look like they are from…