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Halfway to Summer

Early August marks the halfway point of the calendrical summer season – although most of us view Labor Day as the end of “real” summer. (Students may view the start of school in August as the end of their summer!) The late and wet spring and resulting delayed planting have caused many challenges in what seems to be somewhat unusual... Read More

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Stay Back and Stay Safe

Working with electricity can be a dangerous job, especially for lineworkers out in the field. In fact, USA Today lists line repairers and installers among the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. That’s why for Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative safety is the number one priority. This is not empty talk. Over time, we have created a culture of putting our... Read More

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An Efficient HVAC System

Ah, summer. It has finally arrived. It’s the perfect time of year for cookouts, swimming pools, camping––it’s the ideal time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. And when it’s time to come back indoors, there’s nothing better than that cool blast you feel from your home’s air conditioning unit. Your heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system is... Read More

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2019 Youth to Washington D. C. Trip

What do you get when 62 students from 26 Illinois electric and telephone cooperatives join more than 1,800 of their peers from across the United States? You get the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth to Washington Tour. Four local students represented Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative during an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. from June 14 - 20... Read More

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Board Chairman and CEO Report

On behalf of Eastern Illini’s Board of Directors and employees, we would like to welcome you to the 2019 Annual Meeting of Members! Thank you for attending your annual meeting. We hope you enjoy the day with your family, take advantage of the activities and food, and learn a little more about how EIEC is much different than other utilities.... Read More

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2019 Annual Meeting Recap

            On Thursday, June 6, 2019 EIEC members and their families (totaling almost 2,000 people) attended Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative’s 32nd Annual Meeting at PBL Jr./Sr. High School in Paxton. The event was geared for family fun and featured several children’s activities, including a bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course and slide, miniature golf, a petting zoo, and bucket truck rides. Other entertainment was provided by the Marvin Lee Band.... Read More

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