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Illinois travel guide available online

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism (DCEO/IOT) announced that the 2012 Illinois Travel Guide is now ­available to consumers. The all-new guide combines a newsstand magazine look and feel with the practical information visitors expect from a travel guide. “We are pleased to offer consumers a brand-new travel guide,” said […]

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Preparing for weather disasters

Many years ago, Mark Twain said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” Mark Twain was right – to a certain extent. There is nothing we can do to change the weather. However, there is something all of us can do to make life a little easier for ourselves when the […]

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Sen. Gary Forby and Rep. Unes awarded Co-op’s Public Service Award

At the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Annual Meeting held on August 2 in Springfield, State Senator Gary Forby, D-59th District, received the 2012 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award. Although he was unable to attend it was announced that State Representative Michael Unes, R-91st District, received the ­second Public Service Award for this year. […]

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NEW – USDA, Co-ops Back Rural Jobs Efforts

A proven energy-efficiency program and a jet engine complex are among the electric cooperative-backed economic development initiatives in line to receive about $13 million in loans and grants from the Agriculture Department. The money, which will underwrite job creation and retention projects in a dozen states, represents the latest round of funding under the Rural […]

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Farm Bill passes Senate and includes energy funding

     The National 25×25 Alliance commends the Senate on its passage of a Farm Bill yesterday by a 64-35 margin that includes $800 million in mandatory funding for Energy Title programs. Not only did the final vote represent an important victory for rural renewable energy supporters, the overwhelming opposition to amendments that would have stripped […]

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