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Jobs for Veterans

Roger Larkin, Manager of Lineworker and Apprentice Development for the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (center) talked to a number of veterans at the American Legion Hiring Event July 15 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. The event was a job fair for returning veterans and retired veterans and supported by the… Continue Reading Jobs for Veterans

Forestry School underway at LLCC

Our Forestry School is well underway and will continue through May 27, 2016.  Forestry crews from across the state are attending the school at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL. The school, consisting both of classroom and work scenarios in the field, allows students to improve present skills and practice new skills while supervised… Continue Reading Forestry School underway ...Read More

Underground Residential Distribution classes at the AIEC Hot Line School Grounds

The Underground Residential Distribution course is currently being offered at the Lincoln Land Community College AIEC Hot Line School Grounds. It is a one-week course. Advanced URD component beginning on May 16 includes a URD locator course and trenching and shoring seminar. There are currently twelve students enrolled in the course which is taught by… Continue Reading Underground Residential Distribution ...Read More

Bradley Rightnowar hired as new AIEC General Counsel

The AIEC pleased to announce that Bradley Rightnowar will be joining the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives as General Counsel on March 7, 2016. A native of Mt. Vernon, Bradley comes to AIEC with over 20 years of governmental experience. He has served as an elected official, Village President of Poplar Grove, Illinois and Boone County boardmember and as General Counsel for… Continue Reading Bradley Rightnowar hired ...Read More

Don Wood retires from AIEC

Don Wood retired from the AIEC on January 31, 2016 after nearly 25 years with the AIEC.  Serving as the Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Don had a true passion for his work and was a friend to everyone he met.  Don will truly be missed by the AIEC staff and its members.

Merry Christmas from the AIEC

Merry Christmas from all of us at the AIEC! We truly hope you have a wonderful holiday, surrounded by family and friends!

AIEC 1st Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

On December 15, employees at the AIEC put on their Christmas worst and gathered for the 1st Annual Christmas Sweater Party.  Retired AIEC employee, Peggy Belcher, and husband Kevin judged the sweaters and decided the ugliest sweater (1st place) was worn by Nick Reitz!  The “uglier” (2nd place) sweater was  worn by Val Cheatham and Mike… Continue Reading AIEC 1st Annual ...Read More

GeoAlliance is closed out with two grant presentations

Two final geothermal grant presentations, held in November at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIU Carbondale), and Lake Land College, Mattoon, signaled the close of the GeoAlliance grant program. Each of the grants was for $50,000. The four-phase, $1.5 million GeoAlliance grant program, formed in 2003, was a joint venture of the AIEC and Illinois Clean… Continue Reading GeoAlliance is closed ...Read More

Lake Land College receives $50,000 geothermal grant

Lake Land College recently received a $50,000 GeoAlliance grant to help fund the installation of a highly energy efficient and environmentally friendly geothermal heat pump heating and cooling system in the college’s Northeast Building, which is used for employee offices and student housing. The GeoAlliance geothermal grant program, which is now closed and won’t be… Continue Reading Lake Land College ...Read More

Rep. Bustos receives Illinois electric cooperative award

Leaders from the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives and Jo-Carroll Energy were on hand Tuesday, November 10 to honor U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline, 17th Congressional District) with the 2015 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award. The award was made in recognition of Bustos’ dedicated public service to all citizens of the state of… Continue Reading Rep. Bustos receives ...Read More