Monthly Archives: September 2014

Member/owner spotlight: Jeff Young

Jeff Young, of rural Gibson City, enjoys tinkering with things, and has a knack for engineering unique designs. As owner of Young Construction, he’s had plenty of opportunities to create custom projects for his customers. At his home, though, he’s really had the chance to let his creativity shine. In 2000, Jeff and his wife, Kim, began construction on their... Read More

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Co-op principles in action

There are seven cooperative principles that give all co-ops guidance. October is National Co-op Month. The time of year when the 29,000 plus co-ops in the U.S. take a few moments to ensure their employees, members and the general public truly understand the value of the cooperative business they own. While we applaud any effort that brings more attention to... Read More

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Teach your children electrical safety

Teaching children safe habits around electricity will help keep them safe for a lifetime. Electricity is a dynamic power source. We live our lives surrounded by it, but sometimes we forget just how dangerous electricity can be. Many home electrical fires, injuries and electrocutions can be prevented when we understand and practice electrical safety. This is especially true for our... Read More

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Weather stripping your home

Cold weather is on the way.... make sure your home is ready. Not only is it important to make sure that your heating unit is working properly as we head into the colder weather, but you should check your home to make sure that none of that heat is escaping. When the weather turns colder, drafts around windows and doors... Read More

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Message from the President: the power of co-op membership

As we celebrate National Co-op Month, let’s look at how we strive to exceed your expectations.  Ask yourself this - What does it mean to be a member/owner of Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy electric cooperative?    As a member/owner of Eastern Illini, you have the power, a voice and control in how your electric co-op is run;... Read More

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Take our survey for a chance to win $25.

If you receive electric service from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey.  All submitted surveys will be eligible to receive one of 10 $25 bill credits! CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY... Read More

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