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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Legally blind runner completes half-marathon

Local teenager inspires everyone around her with effort and determination. Ashley Eisenmenger is a 17 year-old high school senior at Unity High School in Tolono, Illinois. She ran the 13.1 mile half-marathon as part of the Illinois Marathon on April 26.  That, in itself, would be impressive enough for most people. Ashley, though, is also legally blind. Her father, Matt,... Read More

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Make your yard work for you

Plan your landscaping now for summer savings. Location, location, location is the mantra in real estate, but it also applies to your yard this time of year when the search is on to lower energy bills and create curb appeal.   Positioning the right combination of plants and trees can yield shade, beautify, and unearth energy savings. Such smart or... Read More

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Take a vacation from high energy bills

Soaring temperatures can cause energy bills to heat up. This summer, take a vacation from high energy bills by making your home—and your family’s habits—more energy efficient. Beat the Heat Air conditioning helps most Americans beat the sweltering summer heat. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), air conditioning accounts for as much as 50 percent of the average... Read More

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Member/owner spotlight: Country Health Care & Rehab

Country Health is a not-for-profit, locally owned, 89-bed facility in Gifford, Illinois. They have recently completed a major renovation and expansion that includes larger rooms, additional common areas, a new therapy gym and dining room, a new activity room, and much more. They offer short and long-term care, respite and hospice care, outpatient therapy, and adult daycare services.  “Country Health... Read More

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President’s Message – Co-ops in all shapes and sizes

When you hear the word “co-op,” what comes to mind? We hope you think of your friends here at Eastern Illini, but maybe you think of a local farmers’ co-op or a credit union. You might be surprised to learn that co-ops, or cooperatives, can be found in many industries—and they offer a variety of services, each designed to serve... Read More

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2014 Annual Meeting of Members

One of the great benefits of being a member/owner in your local electric cooperative is that you have a major say in how we operate. View the annual report/annual meeting program. Listen to the annual meeting promotional spot. On Thursday, June 12, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. we will host your annual meeting in Paxton, where you have a... Read More

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Capital credit phone scam – be aware

We've heard from some of our member/owners that they have received phone calls from somebody with a 630 area code (Chicago suburbs) pretending to be from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative. These potential identify thieves are asking for your personal information so they can "send you a capital credit refund check." These potential identity thieves are not from Eastern Illini Electric... Read More

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