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Jason Barickman receives Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award

 At the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting, held Thursday, July 26, State Senator Jason Barickman, R-53rd District, received the 2018 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award. The award was made in recognition of Senator Barickman’s dedicated public service to all citizens of the state of Illinois and for outstanding contributions to the rural electrification program. Senator Barickman has... Read More

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Eastern Illini is Hiring

MEMBER CARE REPRESENTATIVE Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, an electric distribution cooperative in Paxton, Illinois, is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time member care representative (MCR).  The MCR communicates, assists and furnishes information regarding programs, products, rates, regulations, policies and practices to members of the Cooperative.  The MCR establishes and maintains member records. Qualified candidates must have six years of successful... Read More

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Staying safe in an accident involving downed power lines

If you come across a downed power line, stay as far away from it as you can and call 911 and Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative at 1-800-824-5102. Assume it is live. Never touch a downed power line or anything near it. Do not drive over down power lines. Should a power line fall on your car when you're driving, slowly continue... Read More

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The importance of safety

NRECA Annual Meeting There were many highlights from the 2018 annual electric cooperative meeting held in Nashville this year. I would like to briefly discuss one very important topic covered there that impacts all of us. Safety EIEC has an annual safety goal that includes ZERO lost time incidents for our employees. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and Federated Insurance (a cooperative insurance provider) have coordinated efforts nationally to eliminate electrical... Read More

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