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Zoos

Other Illinois Zoos Illinois is well represented in the world of zoos, aquariums and animals sanctuaries. Some of the state’s offering: Brookfield Zoo; 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield; (708) 688-8000; www.brookfieldzoo.org.  Cosley Zoo; 1356 N. Gary Avenue, Wheaton; (630) 665-5534; www.cosleyzoo.org. Glen Oak Zoo; 2218 North Prospect Street, Peoria; (309) 686-3365; www.peoriazoo.org.  Henson Robinson Zoo; 1100 East […]

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Geothermal Lines

Energy from the ground up

The winter of 2014 was a wake-up call for homeowners facing higher-than-normal heating costs. With the polar vortex came heavy snowfalls and record low temperatures for extended periods. Impacting much of the country, including Illinois, the cost of heating hit many people hard this year. Propane gas, in particular, skyrocketed in price. Some folks paid […]

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Grassroots representatives from Illinois electric co-ops met with the state’s senators and representatives like Aaron Schock (R-IL 18th District). AIEC President/CEO Duane Noland (left) thanked Schock for his support “right out of the box,” and for his recent support in addressing FEMA disaster relief funding fairness, which all of the Illinois downstate delegation also support.

Co-ops tell Congress it’s time to act

From Illinois and across the country, electric cooperative leaders converged on Capitol Hill to deliver a message to Congress: The time to act is now. More than 2,500 Co-op Nation citizens rallied at the 2014 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Legislative Conference on behalf of co-op priorities that stretch beyond the partisan political divide […]

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HomE-Lite

A good idea is worth repeating

You probably remember reading or hearing about HomE. It was the award-winning energy ­efficiency program of the Illinois electric cooperatives that provided nearly 3,500 energy audits, along with $2.5 million in financial incentives for ­efficiency upgrades, for electric co-op ­members during 2010 and 2011. HomE provided incentive dollars for nearly 775 ­geothermal heat pump installations […]

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Electrifying the world…one village at a time

As we wrap up International Year of the Cooperative, what better organization to recognize than the NRECA International Program, a division of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). On Nov. 1 the program celebrated 50 years of helping developing countries provide rural residents with safe, reliable and affordable electric service. The program epitomizes the […]

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CreditUnion

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives salutes…

Credit unions are member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide savings, credit and other financial services to their members. They are democratically-controlled by their members and operated for the purpose of promoting thrift, providing credit at competitive rates, as well as other financial services to their members. Credit union membership is based on a common bond […]

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