May 2018

75 Years

Seventy-five years ago, on May 20, 1943, the first issue of a magazine produced by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) was published, only the second of its kind. Known as the Illinois REA News, The Voice of 58,000 Members, it was and continues to be the voice of rural Illinois. The original publication […]


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75 Years

Seventy-five years ago, on May 20, 1943, the first issue of a magazine produced by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) was published, only the second of its kind. Known as the Illinois REA News, The Voice of 58,000 Members, it was and continues to be the voice of rural Illinois. The original publication […]

2018 Best of Illinois

For the second year, readers nominated their favorites in a variety of categories in the northern, central or southern regions. Each participant cast their ballot in 40 different categories, ranging from eateries and destinations to their favorite service locations. We asked you to vote for the Best in Illinois – varying from your favorite day […]

Youth Day and Youth Tour

During its 75-year history, Illinois Country Living has followed the almost 60 years that Illinois cooperatives have sent youths to this state and nation’s capitals. Throughout these past six decades, students have been given the opportunity to see Springfield and Washington, D.C. up close, learn first-hand about government and meet their elected officials. These students have […]

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