Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lineman Appreciation Day held April 13

America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. On April 13, 2015, Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative will honor the hard working linemen who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on. The full text of the resolution, which the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Board adopted unanimously, is: We proudly... Read More

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Credentials Committee Selected

The committee reviews potential candidates for Eastern Illini’s Board of Directors. Todd Shively of Buckley, Ted Vinson of Fithian, Mark Waldbeser of Loda, Jim Weston of Rossville, and Scott Zumwalt of Sheldon have been appointed by the Board of Directors to serve a 1-year term on the Credentials Committee. The Credentials Committee will meet at the cooperative’s headquarters on Thursday,... Read More

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Nominating Petitions Available

Nominating petitions for the June 11 director election are now available. Directors in directorate districts 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be elected at Eastern Illini’s June 11, 2015 Annual Meeting. Nominating petitions can be picked up at Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative’s main office, located at 330 W. Ottawa in Paxton. Each member/owner who desires to be elected to the... Read More

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If it’s not in use…shut off the juice!

How saving energy saves you more than money Reducing household energy use doesn’t mean doing without. It doesn’t require walking around your house wearing extra sweaters and earmuffs in the dead of winter, or stripping down to the bare essentials in the summer. It means being smarter about how you manage the energy you do use. Consider Eastern Illini your... Read More

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Safe Planting

Have a successful planting season rooted in safety. As farmers make plans to return to their fields for spring planting, Eastern Illini and the Safe Electricity program urge them to be particularly alert to the dangers of working near overhead power lines. Operating large equipment near these lines is one of the often overlooked, yet potentially deadly, hazards of working... Read More

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Message from the President: Co-op Principle #2

Democratic Member Control As you prepare for the local elections coming up on April 7, please remember that voting for politicians is not the only way we as co-op members can practice democracy. Every co-op – whether it’s Eastern Illini, your credit union, or a farm co-op – follows the basic principle of one member, one vote. Most often you... Read More

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