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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Message from the President: What is Important?

It’s a question that people might answer with things like family, health, community, faith, world peace, financial security or productive jobs. How would you answer this question? I am often asked what keeps me up at night as CEO. It’s safety – for our employees, our members, and the public in general. We should all strive to have productive and rewarding days that end with our health and safety the... Read More

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Paws and Claws Animal Sanctuary

 Jenn Garrett has a big heart for animals and an immense passion for rescuing them from neglect, abuse and disaster. She also has a scenic rural setting, just west of Hoopeston, to showcase her animal menagerie. Paws & Claws Animal Sanctuary is a member of Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative and in fact, Jenn and her husband, LT, provided the animal... Read More

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Cultivating the Seeds of Safety

The 2018 National Farm Safety & Health Week will take place September 16 - 22, 2018. With harvest just around the corner, it is more important than ever to take preventative measures to stay safe. Agriculture and specifically farming continue to rank as one of the most hazardous industries in the U.S. Over 400 farmers and farm workers die from work related injuries and many of those... Read More

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People to Know: Bill Hoffschneider

• Quick Wit • Neat Handwriting • Engaging Smile Bill began his cooperative career as an apprentice lineman in 1985. While still in high school, his drafting teacher at Rantoul High School, saw a talent in Bill and encouraged him to use his drafting skills. Bill’s first job was working for the Village of Rantoul at the power plant. A close family... Read More

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Jason Barickman receives Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award

 At the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting, held Thursday, July 26, State Senator Jason Barickman, R-53rd District, received the 2018 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award. The award was made in recognition of Senator Barickman’s dedicated public service to all citizens of the state of Illinois and for outstanding contributions to the rural electrification program. Senator Barickman has... Read More

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Eastern Illini is Hiring

MEMBER CARE REPRESENTATIVE Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, an electric distribution cooperative in Paxton, Illinois, is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time member care representative (MCR).  The MCR communicates, assists and furnishes information regarding programs, products, rates, regulations, policies and practices to members of the Cooperative.  The MCR establishes and maintains member records. Qualified candidates must have six years of successful... Read More

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