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Brannan named chairman of board

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) held a virtual annual meeting on Thurs., July 23. Immediately following, the AIEC Board of Directors held its reorganizational meeting and unanimously elected Kevin Brannan as its new board chairman. Brannan is board secretary for Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC), Winchester, and serves as the IEC representative on the… Continue Reading Brannan named chairman ...Read More

Scholarship winners announced

Recipients of the Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship for 2020 have been announced. Each year 11 – $2,000 scholarships are awarded for high school seniors. Six scholarships are reserved for students enrolling full-time at a four-year university who are the sons or daughters of an Illinois electric cooperative consumer-member. Four are designated for students… Continue Reading Scholarship winners announced

Corn Belt Energy supports COVID-19 relief efforts locally

BLOOMINGTON, IL — Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — Corn Belt Energy’s Board of Directors approved a grant of $15,000 for the Feeding BN and Beyond program and a grant of $5,000 for the Starved Rock Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery Fund as a part of the Sharing Success program. The Sharing Success program, a matching grant opportunity… Continue Reading Corn Belt Energy ...Read More

Kevin Bernson re-elected to board of Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives

Kevin Bernson, vice president of media and public relations and Touchstone Energy brand manager at Shelby Electric Cooperative in Shelbyville, Ill., was recently re-elected to the board of directors of Touchstone Energy. Bernson began his second three-year term, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at the board’s organizational meeting in New Orleans. “I’m honored to be re-elected… Continue Reading Kevin Bernson re-elected ...Read More

Corn Belt Energy receives Large Business Excellence Award

Corn Belt Energy was honored Saturday, January 25, with the Large Business Excellence award from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. The McLean County Chamber of Commerce honors select individuals and businesses for their contributions to the business community in McLean County. The awards are presented at the annual McLean County Chamber Gala event. This… Continue Reading Corn Belt Energy ...Read More

Egyptian Electric Cooperative awards 12 Touchstone Energy Classroom Grants

Twelve local classrooms will now be enhanced with an extra $500 thanks to grants from Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association (EECA). For many years, EECA has offered the Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment Grants to schools within its service territory to help fund classroom projects. Because of the great response, the co-op decided to increase the number… Continue Reading Egyptian Electric Cooperative ...Read More

Fowler receives 2019 Public Service Award

State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg, 59th District) received the Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ 2019 Public Service Award on Dec. 3 at SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative office in Carrier Mills. The award was made in recognition of Sen. Fowler’s dedicated public service to all citizens of the state of Illinois and for outstanding contributions to the rural… Continue Reading Fowler receives 2019 ...Read More

RECC Attorney Jerry Tice was presented with ICC Friend of Cooperatives Award

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) Attorney Jerry Tice was presented with the Illinois Cooperative Council’s (ICC) Friend of Cooperatives Award during the cooperative’s board of directors meeting. The award is one of four presented through the ICC, a statewide organization dedicated to promoting a positive business climate for cooperatives, increasing the public’s… Continue Reading RECC Attorney Jerry ...Read More

Clay Electric Cooperative Hosts 75th Annual Meeting

Over 800 members and guests attended the 75th Annual Meeting of the Membership of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. on August 22 at Oil Belt Christian Service Camp in Flora. Board President Richard Rudolphi welcomed members and introduced the board of directors and their wives. He introduced Luke Johnson, CEO of Clay Electric Co-operative, and turned… Continue Reading Clay Electric Cooperative ...Read More

McDonough Power holds 82nd annual meeting of members

Member-owners of McDonough Power Cooperative gathered at The Crossing in Macomb on August 20 for their 82nd Annual Meeting of Members. They were treated to a porkchop sandwich dinner and some sweet surprises in the form of kettle corn and lemonade shake-ups before the start of the business meeting. Entertainment prior to the meeting was… Continue Reading McDonough Power holds ...Read More