SOCU opens in Ottawa

Branch is the credit union’s sixth

Streator Onized Credit Union’s sixth branch opened Aug. 9 at the southwest corner of Columbus and Jefferson streets in downtown Ottawa.

SOCU’s new location is the site of the former Midland States Bank, which now is located at 400 E. Etna Road in Ottawa.

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Derek Barichello

Derek Barichello

Derek is a Streator High and University of Illinois graduate. He worked at the Albany-Herald in Albany, Ga., and for Sauk Valley Media in Sterling, before returning to his hometown paper. He's now news editor for both the NewsTribune and The Times.