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Caring for Cisco

A day doesn’t go by that Denice Kinney doesn’t think about her sister, Julie, who passed away in 1999 after a battle with cancer. Kinney is an employee of Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative in Fairfield where she works in the records department. Denice and Julie shared a special bond as horse lovers as well as […]

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives salutes …

In the late 1920s, Illinois Farm Bureau members realized the need for reliable, affordable fuel for their new tractors. They joined together to form the first predecessor cooperatives of today’s GROWMARK system. When it started out, GROWMARK had nine participating counties. The success of the cooperation led the original nine and the leaders of the […]

Calling all youth turkey hunters

Turn off the television and video games and grab your turkey call; there are more places for young turkey hunters to go hunting this coming spring! The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has a new program, Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) which leases property from private landowners to provide for more places for youth […]

Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives …

He was just a little boy in a cowboy hat leaning on the wooden rails of a sale barn, watching farm animals being sold to the highest bidder. Little did he know he was watching a cooperative in action, a group of farmers, which for the good of individual businesses, had come together to do […]

Booming in Illinois

Renowned speaker Jack Schultz, who authored Boomtown USA in 2004, says a number of small Illinois towns have revitalized their economies and made themselves more appealing in recent years. The book, which pinpoints what Schultz coins 7 ½ keys to big success in small towns, has enjoyed a high profile status among community leaders looking […]