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2019 Empowering Education Grant Program Announcement

Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative is proud to continue our Empowering Education Grant Program for the 2018/19 school year. As a reminder, Empowering Education grants award up to $500 to each and every school district within our service territory each year. It is designed to help fund projects that will inspire and benefit students and may otherwise go unfunded. We ask... 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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2018 Annual Meeting: Director Election

Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors is made up of co-op member/owners - just like you. They are tasked with setting the policies and guidelines that Eastern Illini’s management team then carries out. Each year, three of the nine positions on the board are up for election. Board terms are for three years. Credentials Committee:  The 2018 Credentials Committee... Read More

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Happy Administrative Professional Day!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 is Administrative Professional Day! This holiday was created by the president of the National Secretaries Association – Mary Barrett – in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In 1952, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer declared the first week of June to be Secretaries Week, and the Wednesday in that week to be Secretaries Day. In... Read More

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Join us in celebrating National Lineman Appreciation Day: April 9

Honoring Hard Work and Dedication Join us in celebrating National Lineman Appreciation Day Imagine waking up to a phone call in the middle of the night. Rain is coming down and wind is howling, but you’re ready and willing to brave the storm to do your job. This scenario is a reality for the linemen who serve Eastern Illini Electric... Read More

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EIEC is a great place to work!

Do you enjoy working out of doors? Have you completed a Journeyman Lineman apprentice program? Are you looking for a change? Consider applying for one of the Journeyman Lineman positions at Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative serving 11,000 member/owners in east central Illinois. This position is responsible for the construction, repair, and maintenance of the Cooperative’s electrical transmission and... Read More

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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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Win a trip to Washington, D.C.!

2018 Youth to Washington Program APPLY NOW! 2018 Trip Dates Youth Day to Springfield: April 18, 2018 Youth to Washington trip: June 8-15, 2018 We're proud to offer high school sophomores and juniors the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip of a lifetime to Washington D.C. Students will spend a week, June 8 - 15, 2018, meeting new people while... Read More

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Safety: Give ’em a Brake!

Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative utility crews want to remind you to stay safe when you come upon a work zone. Orange cones, flashing signals and other warning signs are placed along roadways to slow traffic when linemen are repairing or replacing electrical lines and poles. Work done by EIEC linemen often involves electrical lines high above the ground - lines... Read More

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Energy Efficiency: Not all filters are created equal

Forced air heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems require effective air filtration for optimum energy efficiency, maintaining clean(ish) ductwork and good indoor air quality. Air filters should be changed regularly. How often they need changing depends upon a number of factors including, but not limited to:    • Presence of pets that shed    • Amount of carpeted versus... Read More

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