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Win a trip to Washington, D.C.!

2018 Youth to Washington Program 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 visiting historically significant national sites, touring some of our most moving memorials, and browsing the campus of our nation’s... 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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Cooperation Among Cooperatives

During October, we participate in National Cooperative Month, in which people across the country celebrate the movement’s history and economic impact. The sixth cooperative principle is Cooperation among Cooperatives. It seems that national or regional catastrophes bring out the best traits of people. Even before Hurricane Irma had entered Florida, electric cooperatives in the southeast U.S. had requested mutual aid... Read More

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Energy Fair Scheduled for September 8

Please join us on Friday, Sept. 8 from 1-6 p.m. in Gilman at the Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative Energy Fair! Have you ever wondered how you can save money on your utility bills? Or how about what type of insulation is the best for your home? Does your home need a new furnace or air-conditioner, but you don’t know what... Read More

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Energy Efficiency: Easy and Tasty No-bake Recipes

This summer, keep your kitchen cool with easy, no-bake recipes! Cooking in the summer can be unbearable, and the last thing you want to do on the hottest, most humid days is turn on the oven to make dinner. Your air conditioner works extra hard during summer months to keep your home cool, so why not give it a break... Read More

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Message from the President: Time Marches On

August. The dog days of summer. Crops start to mature. Football practice. School begins. For two of our long-time employees who recently retired, they may be asking “How did my time at Eastern Illini go by so quickly?” I would like to recognize Alan Schweighart and Bob Dickey for their loyal, dedicated, and hard work on your behalf over many... Read More

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Community Involvement: Youth to Washington

The Youth to Washington tour highlights Eastern Illini’s involvement in youth programs and community involvement. Claire Bossong of Watseka, Miranda Fairbanks of Sadorus, Bridget McMullin of Loda, Jacob Reitz of Gilman, Renae Spannagel of Villa Grove, and chaperone Susan Brown represented Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 9-16. This event, sponsored... Read More

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