Giving Back is the Co-op Way

Cooperatives across the globe adhere to the same Seven Cooperative Principles that guide all cooperatives – from how we run the co-op, to how we engage with our local community. Concern for community is the seventh principle and it is one that all of employees of the Association of Illinois ...Read More

Clay Electric Co-operative’s 73rd Annual Meeting of Members

Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. members held their 73rd Annual Meeting of Members on Thursday, Aug. 24 at the Oil Belt Christian Service Camp in Flora and re-elected three area men to the board of directors. They also had the opportunity to hear from General Manager Ed VanHoose on the organization’s ...Read More

McDonough Power Cooperative’s 80th Annual Meeting

MACOMB – Members of McDonough Power Cooperative gathered for the co-op’s 80th Annual Meeting of Members held Tuesday, August 22 at The Crossing in Macomb where they were provided updates on their cooperative and enjoyed a pork chop dinner. During the meeting, President/CEO Mike Smith informed members about McDonough Power’s ...Read More

CFC presents checks to AIEC for youth programs and coop training/education

On Thurs., Aug. 17, during the monthly Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) monthly board meeting, two checks were presented to the AIEC on behalf of National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) for use in youth programs and cooperative education and training. A check for $22,800 will be used ...Read More

Don’t sacrifice eye safety to view the solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse is set to take place on Monday, August 21. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) encourages observers to wear proper eye protection during the eclipse. The potential cost of improper eye protection could result in irreversible eye damage or blindness. Avoid potential eye damage by ...Read More

Managers honor one of their own

Electric co-op managers from across the state honored retired Egyptian Electric Cooperative Manager Jim Riddle during a dinner in his honor on Thurs., Aug. 10. Riddle was “roasted” by his closest cooperative friends from across his 42 years of cooperative experience. He was also presented retirement gifts from United Utility ...Read More

Electric sector’s economic benefit is $880 billion, new study finds

Electric co-ops and other parts of the U.S. power industry support more than seven million American jobs and power a healthy economy, according to a new study. The report, published by M.J. Bradley & Associates, estimates that the total economic benefit of the electric power industry is $880 billion annually ...Read More

Illinois Country Living Magazine Scores Two Willie Awards

Illinois Country Living magazine took home two Gold Awards for best personality profile and best treatment of a technical subject at the annual Statewide Editor’s Association (SEA) Willie Award ceremony held Tuesday evening, August 8, in Whitefish, Montana. The Willie Award recognizes the top work done by statewide magazines from ...Read More

Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer receives 2017 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award

At the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting, held Friday, July 28, in Springfield, State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer, R-100th District, received the 2017 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award. The award was made in recognition of Rep. Davidsmeyer’s  dedicated public service to all citizens of the state of Illinois ...Read More

Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting of Members

Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SIEC) members gathered at Shawnee Community College on Aug. 3 for their Annual Meeting of Members. Before the business meeting, attendees were entertained by the local group, We Got It Covered. During the business meeting, members were given updates on the condition of their cooperative by ...Read More