Monthly Archives: August 2019

Message from the President: Sharing of Ideas

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) recently held their annual meeting in early August in Springfield. Cooperative directors and staff from across the state attend this event. Among the many excellent topics, there was a presentation that was especially pertinent to the rural areas served by electric cooperatives. We have all heard and seen many examples in our local... Read More

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Ways to Have a Safe Harvest

Farm work continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, farming is the 6th most dangerous occupation in America. Unfortunately, almost 58,000 adults are injured each year doing farm work and 29 are killed. Over the next few months, farmers will be working longer hours - starting their... Read More

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Advanced Technology Enhances Electric Service

It’s a new school year and students and teachers are getting ready for a fresh year of learning! From kindergarten through college, students attend school to gain knowledge about a broad variety of subjects and learn new skills that will prepare them for the future. Teachers provide that knowledge along with a welcoming environment for learning. In a similar vein,... Read More

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Stay Safe Around Downed Lines

Students get to school in a variety of ways—riding a bus, being driven by a family member, carpooling, walking, or even driving themselves. Electricity is not usually the first thing on a student’s or driver’s mind on the way to school. Yet, it is vitally important to know what to do if there is a downed line or an accident... Read More

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2020 Empowering Education Grant Application

Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative is member driven and community focused. Annually, we award Empowering Education Grants of $500 each to teachers in schools throughout the Eastern Illini service territory. Up to 40 grants are awarded. Applications need to be submitted by December 13, 2019. Review and evaluation of the applications will happen in January 2020 and teachers will be notified... Read More

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Enjoy a movie on us!

You are invited to a member appreciation movie event at the Watseka Theatre on Monday, October 14, 2019 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the showing of SHREK. We will provide the popcorn, small drink, and hot dog. Bring your kids, your grandchildren, or be a kid at heart and come be our guest for the evening.... Read More

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