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Complete and Return Member Survey

  Please take a few minutes to complete the member satisfaction survey. Answer the questions and mail it to us along with your electric bill payment. You can also complete the survey online. All submitted surveys will be eligible to win one of 10 $25 bill credits! Take the survey HERE! ... Read More

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Message from the President: Preparing for future members

Our board chairman, Tom Schlatter, and I recently attended our regional electric cooperative meeting in Milwaukee. This meeting combines cooperatives from Region 5 (Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin) and Region 6 (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota). In addition to the perfunctory business portions of the meetings relating to resolutions and elections, there is a lot of time devoted to education, training, and... Read More

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Sharing Success Grant to Lake Iroquois

Lake Iroquois Association near Loda, Illinois is the most recent recipient of the Sharing Success program from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative and CoBank, a cooperative bank serving vital industries throughout rural America. Lake Iroquois Association will receive $5,000 to help in the on-going maintenance of the lake and fish restocking after a devastating fish kill on July 8, 2018 when... Read More

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October is National Cooperative Month

When you think of October, pumpkins, Halloween and beautiful fall foliage naturally come to mind. But October is notable for another reason – it’s National Co-op Month! This is the time of year when cooperatives across the country, including Eastern Illini, celebrate who we are and more importantly, the members we serve. Cooperatives are different than other types of businesses.... Read More

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It’s the Co-op Calling

As a member of Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative you have access to 24/7 service from us and you can always reach someone by phone any time day or night. If you call us at 1-800-824-5102 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. you will hear the following recorded message: Welcome to Eastern Ilini your local, member driven and community... Read More

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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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