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Effective May 1, 2022 our lobby and drive up hours will change to the following. The Freeport Main Branch hours will remain the same.

Mt. Morris
Lobby Hours:
Monday- Friday          9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday                      By Appointment

Drive Up Hours:
Monday- Friday          8:30AM – 5:00PM
Saturday                      9:00AM – 12:00PM

Rockford
Lobby Hours:
Monday- Friday             9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday                         Closed

Drive Up Hours:
Monday- Friday             9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday                         Closed

Belvidere
Lobby Hours:
Monday- Friday              9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday                          By Appointment

Drive Up Hours:
Monday- Thursday        9:00AM – 5:00PM
Friday                               9:00AM – 5:30PM
Saturday                          9:00AM – 12:00PM

Freeport South St.
Lobby Hours:
Monday- Thursday       8:30AM – 5:00PM
Friday                              8:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday                         8:30AM – 12:00PM

Drive Up Hours:
Monday- Thursday       8:30AM – 5:00PM
Friday                              8:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday                         8:30AM – 12:00PM

The offices of UNION Savings BANK are closed in observance of the following holidays during the 2022 calendar year.

  • New Year’s Day - Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 17, 2022
  • Presidents’ Day - Monday, February 21, 2022
  • Good Friday - Friday, April 15, 2022 - All Offices will close at 5:00PM
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2022
  • Juneteenth Day - Monday, June 20, 2022
  • Independence Day - Monday, July 4, 2022
  • Labor Day- Monday, September 5, 2022
  • Columbus Day-Monday, October 10, 2022
  • Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2022
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24, 2022
  • Christmas Eve - Saturday, December 24, 2022
  • Christmas Day Monday, December 26, 2022
  • New Year’s Eve - Saturday, December 31, 2022 - All Offices will close at 12:00PM

News Release

Freeport, IL (September 21, 2021)   We are pleased to announce that Amanda Walter will lead the Investment and Trust Department of UNION Savings BANK as a Vice President and Senior Trust Officer. Amanda attended North Central College, studying accounting with an emphasis on conflict resolution. She is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute at the University of Notre Dame and has earned the professional designations of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and Accredited Trust Operations Professional. Active in the community, Amanda serves on the Board of Directors of the Amboy Depot Commission and owns a successful small business.

Official Rules

Union Savings Bank Backpack Giveaway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.

ALL ENTRIES HAVE AN EQUAL CHANCE OF WINNING.

A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.


  1. How to Enter: Participants may enter the Union Savings Bank Backpack Giveaway Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") in two (3) different ways: 1) Visit any of the five offices of Union Savings Bank and complete the Official Entry Form. (2) With your personal account like and follow the UNION Savings BANK Facebook Page. (3). Alternative Means of Entry: You may also enter by printing your name, address, and phone number on a 3x5 inch card and mailing it in a stamped #10 envelope to: Union Savings Bank, Attn: Marketing / Backpack Giveaway Sweepstakes, 223 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport, Illinois 61032-116. Alternative entries must be received by the Entry Deadline of August 19, 2022. Enter as often as you wish; however only one entry per postmarked envelope will be accepted. Alternative entries become the property of Union Savings Bank and will not be returned. No photocopies, reproductions, automated entries, or facsimiles allowed. Union Savings Bank is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible or postage-due mail or entries.


  1. Time Period: Backpack Giveaway Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. CT on August 1, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT August 19, 2022 (the "Entry Deadline"). All Sweepstakes entries must be received or postmarked by the Entry Deadline to be eligible.


  1. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Employees or directors of Union Savings Bank, their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, and any immediate family members of such employees (defined as living in the same household) are not eligible to enter. By participating, entrant agrees to these Official Sweepstakes Rules (“Official Rules”) and to the decisions of the judges and Union Savings Bank, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited by law, rule, regulation or ordinance. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and shall be governed by Illinois law. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants: (i) agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and (ii) agree that Illinois courts have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to the Sweepstakes and that venue shall only be Freeport, Illinois.


  1. Sweepstakes Drawing: After the Entry Deadline, a random drawing to determine the winners will be held on August 22, 2022 (“Drawing Date”) by Union Savings Bank. Twelve (12) entries will be chosen from all entries received by the Entry Deadline. Each of the twelve winners will be notified by telephone and/or will be confirmed by registered mail or other traceable form of delivery. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


  1. Prizes: Twelve (12) school supplies and backpacks Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of $50. Prizes are not transferable. Federal, state, and local taxes and any expenses relating to the acceptance or use of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner must take delivery of the prize within 30 days of notification or it will be forfeited to an alternate winner randomly drawn from the original pool of entries. No substitutions, partial acceptance, transfer of prizes permitted by Winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or comparable value in the event a described prize or any portion thereof is unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Certain restrictions may apply and no refunds or credit for changes are allowed.


  1. Receipt of Prize: The winner must verify eligibility to Union Savings Bank prior to receipt of the prize and execute any release of liability, eligibility, or other forms requested by Union Savings Bank or the prize will be forfeited. Where permitted by law, winner grants Union Savings Bank the right to use and publish his or her proper name and likeness in connection with the promotion with no additional compensation due to winner. Union Savings Bank is not responsible and accepts no liability for injury, harm, loss, or damages of any kind resulting from the acceptance, receipt, or use of any prize. By accepting the prize, winner further agrees to release and hold harmless Union Savings Bank, its subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents harmless from all liability, claims, or damages arising out of their participation in the Sweepstakes, the receipt or use of the prize, and use of their name or likeness for media or advertising purposes without compensation, except where prohibited.


  1. Cancellation: If for any reason beyond the control of Union Savings Bank the Sweepstakes is unable to be held, or for any cause affecting the Sweepstake's operability, fairness, integrity, or accuracy, Union Savings Bank reserves the right to modify, suspend, or cancel the Sweepstakes without notice.


  1. Winners List: For the names of the prizewinners, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to UNION Savings Bank, Attn: Marketing Winners List, 223 W. Stephenson St. Freeport, Illinois 61032. Requests must be made by December 1, 2022.


  1. Sponsor: Union Savings Bank is the official sponsor of this promotion.


  1. Facebook is not affiliated with this promotion.




CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.


You have not yet won. Each of the twelve (12) winners will receive a school backpack with school supplies with an Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of $50. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received. See Official Rules above for complete prize details and restrictions. Promotion ends August 19, 2022. Sponsored by Union Savings Bank, 223 W. Stephenson St. Freeport, IL 61032.


News Release

Freeport, IL (June 7, 2021) – The Board of Directors of Union Savings Bank announced at the June 7, 2021, annual meeting a change in executive leadership. Richard. D. Wolfe, Chief Executive Officer and President announced his retirement after forty-three years of service to the bank. Wolfe held several positions at the bank during his career and served as President since 2012 and Chief Executive Officer since 2016. 

Nicholas A. Gill was promoted to Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director. Gill graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He holds the professional designation of Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer, attended the Graduate School of Banking and Leadership Institute at Highland Community College. Active in the community, Gill is the current president of Lincoln-Douglas Kiwanis and is an assistant football coach for Forreston High School.

Mary K. Vogel was promoted to Executive Vice President. Vogel serves on the bank's Board of Directors and manages Human Resources for the bank. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and attended the Graduate School of Banking and Highland Community College Leadership Institute. Vogel is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and previously served on the board of directors for Freeport Sunrise Rotary.

About Union Savings Bank: Established in 1883, Union Savings Bank is an independent, full-service community bank serving the Northern Illinois area. They offer a broad range of banking services from, personal and business banking to investment, trust, and mortgage services.  

Picture of employees and board members holding golden shovels at the site of the new branch in Mount Morris.
Left to Right: Nick Gill, Angie Good, Jerry Griffin, Thomas Huber, Carl Zulke, Richard Wolfe, Delbert Bunker

We are pleased to announce that we broke ground in late April on a new branch office in Mount Morris, Illinois, located at 1 W Hitt Street. Expected to open in the fall of 2021, the new office will feature two drive-through lanes with an ATM, ample parking, and safe deposit services. The branch will continue offering personal, commercial, and mortgage banking services.

Angie Good, Vice President and branch manager, shares that "It's an exciting time to be in Mount Morris with all of the new economic development. UNION Savings BANK is very committed to Mount Morris and Ogle County, and we are building a facility that grows with the community into the future".

Mount Morris area customers will receive information through the mail regarding the office's transition. For our customers with a Safe Deposit box in Mount Morris, please be sure to watch for time-sensitive communications arriving in late July.

We've seen a recent increase in the Technical Support Scam. In this scenario, scammers want you to believe you have a serious problem with your computer, like a virus. They want you to pay for tech support services you don't need, to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. They often want you to allow them remote access to your computer over the internet. 

  • Don't give remote access to your computer or payment information to someone who calls you out of the blue. 
  • Don't rely on caller ID to determine if a caller is on the level. Scammers use spoofing techniques to make it look like they're calling from a legitimate number.
  • Don't call the number in a pop-up virus alert. Real warnings from your operating system or antivirus program will not ask you to call anyone for support.
  • Don't click any links in the pop-up, even to close the window. This could redirect you to a scam site or launch a "dialogue loop," continually serving pop-up messages.
  • Don't open previously closed sites if prompted to do so when you restart the browser after getting a scam pop-up.
We're always happy to be help inspect a message or offer that seems suspicious.  Please contact a banker by phone for assistance.  

Exciting news! We had a major update to the design of the UNION Savings BANK website (homepage)  on March 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm CST. The new site will feature the following improvements:

  • Improved security - we will add "https" to our website address to increase the security level to ensure that our customers receive the highest protection level when browsing.
  • Mobile-Friendly - The redesigned website will be fully accessible from both desktop computers and mobile devices, and is designed to be visually appealing and user-friendly.
  • Improved Support for Assistive Technologies - the new site will work better with screen readers and other assistive technologies.
  • Easier Login to Online Banking - enter your user name and password right on the UNION Savings BANK homepage. 

Top of Mind Concerns

  • Online Banking (where you get your account information) is NOT changing. The bank's home page and the online banking website are separate units.
  • The website address will change from http://www.unionsavingsbank.com to  https://www.unionsavingsbank.com
  • Bookmarks - if you have saved our website as a favorite you will need to update the address.
  • Saved Login Information - Login information that your browser may have saved for you will not carry forward to the new website. 
  • Investment and Trust Customers Portfolio Link - the login link is available on the home page by clicking the "Login" button in the upper right hand corner.