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Finalizing the merger of the tiny Champaign County Employees Credit Union, the CEO of its new parent, the $248 million University of Illinois Employees CU, said Thursday he sees no sign in Illinois or elsewhere of changing trends impacting small CUs.

“So many of these small credit unions are simply unable to provide the professional or management talent to keep on going,” said E. J. Donaghey, president and head of UIECU, which undertook the merger of the $330,000 Champaign County CU at the request of its board.

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