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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2019 Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship winners announced

Each year, 12 $2,000 scholarships are awarded through the Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship fund. Six scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are the sons or daughters of electric co-op members. A seventh scholarship, the Earl W. Struck Memorial scholarship, is awarded to the son or daughter of an electric co-op employee […]

Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative Employees Tackle Summer Hunger

Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative employees know that for some kids, summer is a time of hunger and anxiety. When school is out and school meals disappear, grocery costs can put a strain on families who already experience tight budgets. Not enough food in June, July, and August is called SUMMER SLIDE and it means hungry […]

Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative holds 80th Annual Meeting

Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative (CMEC) members gathered at Peterson Park in Mattoon on Friday, June 14 for CMEC’s 80th Annual Meeting. They enjoyed a catered lunch, ice cream, a variety of vendors, bucket truck rides, vehicle displays and a Live Line Demonstration. “As a member-owned cooperative, we are dedicated to providing you, our members, with reliable […]

Shelby Electric holds 81st annual meeting

Shelby Electric Cooperative (SEC) member-consumers enjoyed a porkchop lunch and a variety of activities for young and old alike at their 81st Annual Meeting of Members held at the Shelby County 4-H Fairgrounds on June 7, 2019. Prior to the business meeting, the crowd was entertained by The Hood Family Band and Live Line Safety […]