Monthly Archives: January 2018

Eastern Illini awards $500 Empowering Education Grants

Eastern Illini Electric Co-op is proud to introduce a new grant program designed to give each school district in our service territory an education grant of up to $500 each year. The Empowering Education Grant Program is designed to help fund projects that will inspire and benefit students. Eastern Illini’s President/CEO Bob Hunzinger noted, “We are excited to be able... Read More

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Message from the President: Winter arrives with a vengeance

Winter arrived over the holidays with a vengeance this year! On a recent trip, I was conversing with a couple from eastern Montana. While talking about the recent cold spell, they indicated that in their area, the low had reached -46 degrees (air temperature not including wind chill). I guess the -15 to -20 degree temperatures experienced in our area... Read More

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Freeze More. Waste Less.

Your freezer could be the secret to keeping ingredients fresh, saving money, and reducing food waste. About 40 percent of all food produced in the United States does not get eaten. That’s like buying five bags of groceries and dropping two in the parking lot without bothering to pick them up. Collectively, consumers are responsible for more wasted food than... Read More

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Energy efficiency in 2018

It is that time of year again — time to take down the holiday decorations, reflect on the past year, and set goals for the new year. Start this new year on the right foot by resolving to make energy efficient choices. Set a clear and achievable goal for yourself. Whether you aim to reduce your energy use by five... Read More

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Cooperative Benefits: Nominating Petitions Available

Nominating petitions will be available on February 22, 2018 for the June 7, 2018 director election. The following member/owners were nominated by the Board and have agreed to serve on the 2018 Credentials Committee: Herb Aden, Newman; Dale Gillette, Chatsworth; Terry Kaeb, Hoopeston; Roy Johnson, Penfield; and Mark Waldbeser, Loda. The Credentials Committee will meet at Eastern Illini’s headquarters in... Read More

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People to know at Eastern Illini: Denny Kingren

Dennis Kingren handles the warehouse at Eastern Illini, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his job responsibilities. Very seldom do you see Denny without a hat adorning his head and that’s how his work goes too. He wears many hats.   He can be found ordering and receiving materials, inventorying incoming shipments, verifying that... Read More

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