Illinois Country Living Archives 2012
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The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives salutes …
Farm Credit Services stands ready to help Illinois farmers grow their ­operations.

Curbing copper theft
Attractive target can be costly and deadly
Keep Your Indoor Air Flowing
James Dulley says keeping the air conditioner clean is a task worth tackling. He gives instructions on how to do it.

 

April 2012 Articles for April 2012
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May 2012

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The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives salutes …
Telephone co-ops evolving into full telecommunication service providers.

Wellness Resolutions Check
How are you doing on your New Year's commitments?
Surviving the Storm
A disaster strikes and then what? Learn how to stay safe.

 

March 2012 Articles for March 2012
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Apr 2012

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives salutes …
Illinois Green Pastures Fiber Cooperative – our wool producers

 

 

Home Grown Goodness
Tips to take you from beginning gardener to master of the neighborhood.

Manufacturing Comfort
There are energy-saving measures to take in keeping mobile homes warm and cool. Set aside some time to seal up the home.
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February 2012 Articles for February 2012
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Mar 2012

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives salutes …
GROWMARK - still on the mark with farmers

 

Caring for Cisco
Sister finds comfort in taking care of her late sister's beloved horse. The touching story wins her top honors.

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January 2012 Articles for January 2012
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Feb 2012

2012 Year of Cooperatives
The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives salutes the co-op structure and tips its hat to other cooperatives in a year-long series.

 

Youth Turkey Hunt
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is working with landowners to improve outdoor activities for young hunters. This spring there will be three turkey seasons for hunters under 16.

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Illinois Country Living Archives 2011

 

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Jan 2012

Finance Personality
Understanding your financial personality can help you avoid a retirement ­crisis.

 

Wind Energized Co-Ops
Pioneer Trail Wind Farm's first wind turbines were energized and will begin serving co-op members soon.

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November 2011 Cover Articles for November 2011
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Dec 2011

Dixon Mounds Museum
A museum that helps preserve and educate us on Illinois' American Indian past receives co-op assistance in reducing its future energy costs.

 

Tour of Honor
The Honor Flight program honors WWII veterans with flight to Washington, D.C. memorials.

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October 2011 Cover Articles for October 2011
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Nov 2011

Electrifying Cars
Bloomington-Normal could become the first model electric vehicle community in Illinois.

 

Cooperative America
Nearly half of all Americans are co-op members.

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September 2011 Cover Articles for September 2011
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Oct 2011

Less is More
The McMansion is out. Now smaller is smarter when it comes to building and remodeling homes.

 

Cool Energy Savings
You can save $200 by replacing your old refrigerator.

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Find out how to avoid computer malware attacks from an Illinois cyber security expert.
 

 

August 2011 Cover Articles for August 2011
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Sept 2011

Efficiency Home Upgrades
Find out how to make some simple, low-cost home efficiency upgrades.

 

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Find out how to avoid computer malware attacks from an Illinois cyber security expert.

   

 

July 2011 Cover Articles for July 2011
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August 2011

Balancing Efficiency & Comfort
You can balance energy efficiency, comfort and convenience.

 

New Generation Needed
New regulations may mean it's lights out for older power plants.

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June 2011 Cover Articles for June 2011
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July 2011

Senior Sidekick
Springfield woman launches new business to help seniors and their families.

 

Illinois Country Mother of the Year crowned
Members and readers celebrate crowning of Country Mother of the Year.

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May 2011 Cover Articles for May 2011
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June 2011

Postal Service
Small town post offices could close.

 

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Who to call when your power goes out.

Electric Yard Tools
Thinking about buying a new mower? Look at the options in electric that can save you real cash.
 

 

April 2011 Cover Articles for April 2011
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May 2011

Haiti Help
Illinois co-op personnel help teach line safety in Haiti.

 

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Reader Q & A - Answers to some of the interesting questions asked by our readers.

Who Are You?
Last month we gave you the co-ops' vital statistics. This month find out more about our readers.
 

 

March 2011 Cover Articles for March 2011
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April 2011

What is a Co-op?
You are not alone. You are a member and an owner along with millions of Americans

 

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February 2011 Cover Articles for February 2011
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March 2011

Look Out For Drafts
If you can feel the cold coming in, it's probably time to seal up and insulate.

 

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Safe and easy ways to go on-line and pay your monthly bills.

Red Tape Coming
Government regulations may trigger higher electric bills.
 

 

January 2011 Cover Articles for January 2011
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February 2011

Co-Op Price Pressure
Find out what co-ops are doing to meet the growing pressure on energy prices.

 

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Space heater misconceptions explained.

 

Big Screen TV
New big screen TVs can create big bills. Tune in on some ways to save.