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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Take the survey now for a chance to win one of 10 $25 bill credits!

Complete our survey for a chance to win one of 10 $25 bill credits! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. All surveys that are submitted will be eligible to win one the bill credit! The survey is also on page 3 of the October PowerLines newsletter that was included in your electric bill. If you already filled out the... Read More

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Message from the President: EIEC: Part of a Larger Movement

October is national cooperative month. Did you know there are nearly 30,000 cooperatives in the U.S.? There are generally three types of cooperatives; producer, purchasing, and consumer. The 30,000 cooperatives include 350 million memberships! Cooperatives have come a long way since their founding in 1844 in England by the Rochdale pioneers. Eastern Illini is an electric cooperative with over 11,000 members. We are one of nearly 900 cooperatives that provide electric... Read More

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Co-op Membership is Powerful

Membership in Eastern Illini is a powerful thing. It means you have an energy source you can trust to look out for you and the community where you live and work. EIEC is owned by you, our members. You have a say in how the cooperative is run, because membership also equals ownership. Being locally owned, operated and democratically run... Read More

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Heat Pump Myths Debunked

As the weather starts to turn colder and we cover up with a blanket while watching television and encourage our  children to put on a sweater rather than turn up the heat, thoughts turn to ways to manage the temperature in our homes. While energy expenses can be trimmed by tweaking efficiencies, you can take it a step farther and install a heat pump, which is a highly efficient... Read More

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People to Know: Tim Frick

Going the extra mile for members Tim Frick began his cooperative career on December 26, 1985. He remembers the day well, because he received a ham as a belated Christmas present from Illini Electric and was quite surprised that his new employer gave him a gift on his first day of work. Tim recalls many memorable moments as he reflects on a career spanning most 33 years. He... Read More

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2019 IEC Scholarships Available

Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative President/CEO, Bob Hunzinger, has announced that the Illinois electric cooperatives in 2019 will award eleven academic scholarships to high school seniors through a memorial scholarship fund designed to financially assist deserving students in the “electric cooperative family.”   In addition, a twelfth scholarship – to assist with costs in attending an electric lineworker school – will also... Read More

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