Illinois Country Living Archives 2009-2010
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January 2010

Foster Parents Needed
Being a foster parent means preparing to have your heart broken, but in a good way.

 

Powered Up
Gift ideas for the hard-to-shop-for person.

 

Electric Car Update
Co-op member-owned electric car out of the competition, but still moving forward.
Winter Composting
Winter is still a time to turn waste into "black gold" for your garden.

 

November 2010 Cover Articles for November 2010
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December 2010

Illinois Ethanol
Illinois' ethanol industry is producing enough fuel to replace 35 percent of the state's reliance on petroleum.

 

Powered Up
Find out how to recover from identity theft.

 

Holiday Happenings
Holiday events in St. Louis area for parents and grandparents who want to create holiday memories for children.
Paying Tribute
This Veteran's Day, November 11, let's all say a big thank you to those who have served.

 

October 2010 Cover Articles for October 2010
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November 2010

The Landscape of Reliability
Find out how electric co-ops are using new tools, techniques and technology to deal with trees.

 

Powered Up
Learn how to boost your cell phone signal at home.

 

Co-op Month
Co-ops of all kinds tout the benefits of doing business as a team.
Pumpkin Season
Plenty of pumpkins survive summer and make it to the carving table. Find tips for lighting up a safe Halloween.
  No Tricks- Just a Safe Halloween

 

September 2010 Cover Articles for September 2010
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October 2010

Tracking Your Energy Use
Find out how to track your energy use with a number of new gadgets.

 

Powered Up
Learn how to get rid of old computers, printers, monitors and other electronic waste.

 

RV Camping
September is a great time for a stay-cation in Illinois. Find out where to camp close to home.
 

 

August 2010 Cover Articles for August 2010
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September 2010

An Old Fashioned Barn Raising
A new “antique” barn is built north of Geneseo for the Antique Engine and Tractor Association.

  Smart Power Strips Save
Learn how new smart power strips can stop phantom loads and cut your electric bill.
Growing Young Leaders
Find out why so many students have found the Youth to Washington program to be the experience of a lifetime.
 

 

July 2010 Cover Articles for July 2010
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August 2010
Just Cool It!

  Grassroots movement saving Illinois history Avoid emerging Internet scams  

 

June 2010 Cover Articles for June 2010
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July 2010

Co-op leaders meet with Illinois congressional delegation

  Bald Knob Cross is being saved Help is here for your home’s energy efficiency Buy a more efficient room A/C

 

April 2010 Cover Articles for May 2010
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June 2010

Horse Healthy Diets

  Dishwasher Efficiency

 

April 2010 Cover Articles for April 2010
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May 2010

Enjoy the journey

 

Mar. 2010 Cover Articles for March 2010
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April 2010

Lighting With Style

 

Feb. 2010 Cover Articles for February 2010
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March 2010

Straight Talk About Our Energy Future

  Driving on the Cutting Edge

 

January 2010 Cover Articles for January 2010
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February 2010

Auditors Help Cut Energy Waste

 

Dec. 2009 Cover Articles for December 2009
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January 2010

Racing to Finish

 

Have a Happy [Energy Efficient] Holiday Season

 

Nov. 2009 Cover Articles for November 2009
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December 2009

The Efficiency of Space Heaters

 

Help Available for Your Business

 

Oct. 2009 Cover Articles for October 2009
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November 2009

Rural Radio is a Disaster Resource

 

Co-Ops Lead in Cleaner Energy

 

Sept. 2009 Articles for September 2009
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October 2009

4-H Helping To Improve Science Literacy

 

Now Is The Time To Build Your Business

 

Sept. 2009 Articles for August 2009
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September 2009

Popeye's Adventures in Little Egypt

 

Electric Coop Leaders Speak Frankly With Congress

 

July 2009 Articles for July 2009
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August 2009

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Farm-Progress Show Success

 

Alpacas - Little animals with big potential

Blocking The Elements  

 

June 2009 Articles for June 2009
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July 2009

Renewing Innovation

  Youth To Washington

 

May 2009 Articles for May 2009
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June 2009

Climate Change Policy Hits Your Pocketbook

  The Hidden Costs Of TVs

 

April 2009 Articles for April 2009
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May 2009

Defining Energy Affordability

 

March 2009 Articles for March 2009
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April 2009


 

A More Productive Kilowatt

Our Energy, Our Future  

 

February 2009 Articles for February 2009
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March 2009


 

Lincoln Quiz

Citizen Lobbyists Sock Monkey Madness

 

December 2008 Articles for January 2009
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February 2009


 

Planning Our Energy Future