Monthly Archives: March 2016

Lineman Appreciation Day is April 11

Linemen are truly the face of our cooperative, but it takes a full team to deliver reliable electric service. April 11, 2016, is National Lineman Appreciation Day so it is appropriate that we take a moment to recognize the people that often work in brutal weather conditions to ensure we all have safe and reliable power. In fact, linemen are... Read More

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FFA group headed to Europe

After success at the national FFA contest, a group from Prairie Central High School will travel to Europe this summer. Prairie Central High School has developed a successful FFA program that includes several state titles. Their dairy cattle evaluation and management team didn’t stop there, though. After winning the state FFA contest last year, the team traveled to Louisville, KY... Read More

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Message from the President: Reliability

At Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, we take pride in our ability to deliver reliable electric service to you - our member/owners. In fact, reliability is one of our corporate goals that is closely monitored by our board of directors. This month I would like to briefly discuss several reliability related items. But a little background might help the discussion. Electricity,... Read More

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Co-op leaders meet with Congressmen

On Sunday, March 6, 12 electric cooperative leaders met with Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18th) to discuss issues important to rural Illinois. LaHood, one of the newest members of Congress brought Congressman Mike Conaway from Texas with him to the meeting. Rep. Conaway is Chairman of the Agriculture Committee. Rep. LaHood said Chairman Conaway has been a great mentor for him. “In addition... Read More

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