October 2017

Avant-gourd

Some might say Kimberly Dublo is out of her gourd, but the Hamburg, Ill. artist would likely consider that a compliment. Kimberly is a self-taught gourd artist with a love for the humble fruit that has become a palette for her intricate artwork. From her rustic studio on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, […]


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Avant-gourd

Some might say Kimberly Dublo is out of her gourd, but the Hamburg, Ill. artist would likely consider that a compliment. Kimberly is a self-taught gourd artist with a love for the humble fruit that has become a palette for her intricate artwork. From her rustic studio on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, […]

Committed to all things big and small

Illinois’ electric cooperatives believe in neighbors helping neighbors. That’s just another way of saying we’re committed to our communities, and it’s central to everything we do. October is National Co-op Month, which is a perfect time to highlight our commitment to the local communities we serve. Your electric cooperative keeps the power flowing, providing lights, […]

Cyber safety checklist

This month, electric cooperatives across the country will join forces to raise awareness about cybersecurity. We hope that you will join us in taking action and recognizing October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Electric co-ops protect the private information of members and ensure hackers don’t tamper with the reliability of the electric grid, but consumers […]

Find your spirited adventure in Galena

In October, nightfall comes earlier, the large orange harvest moon glows eerily and ghosts and goblins lurk in the dark shadows. But in Galena, a town of nearly 3,500 residents in far northwestern Illinois, the dark side is present all year long. According to local lore, the combination of tragedy that befell many residents, from […]