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Vote in 2012

We’ve just come out of the spring primary election season and there are two things that are very obvious. Following the census, redistricting has dramatically changed state and Congressional legislative districts, which means there are new candidates on your ballot that you really don’t know. Secondly, fewer people are exercising their right to vote. Every […]

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Keeping it local and reliable

There are many things that we depend on in our daily lives but take for granted without realizing their true value and importance. One such thing is the energy source for all of our electrical needs. When we flip on the light switch we expect — and take for granted — that the light will […]

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Empowering rural Illinois

Any new industry comes with a broad knowledge base to learn and new industry jargon to understand — and wind energy is especially challenging. This is where the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs’ (IIRA) wind energy program plays a vital role in Illinois. IIRA seeks to improve the quality of life for rural residents by […]

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Two new energy programs offered

Readers of these pages in recent months perhaps have read about (maybe even participated in) one of the E programs … HomE, FarmE and RenewE. These programs demonstrate first hand how we put co-op members first. More than 3,400 electric co-op members across Illinois know all about HomE. Through this program, they received energy assessments […]

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