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Illinois Country Living is a monthly publication serving the communications needs of 21 locally owned, not-for-profit Illinois electric cooperatives. More than 160,000 families receive the magazine as part of their electric cooperative membership. Monthly columns and stories provide information about topics and issues that affect the quality of their lives.
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10 Generation Next
Corn Belt Energy Corporation,
Bloomington, is one of several Illinois
co-ops trying to control power supply
and rates by installing their own generation capacity. On the cover, Ron
Hopkins, director of distribution/automation for Corn Belt, watches as a peaking
unit is lowered into place. Corn Belt's plans to demonstrate new clean coal
technology will also help Illinois coal miners.
4 ILLINOIS COMMENTARY
Larry Keene, director of value enhanced products, GROWMARK, Inc., says biotechnology is leading us to the edge of a brave new frontier in agriculture.
6 ILLINOIS CURRENTS
Give your home's energy use an audit, and find out why winter energy prices are
expected to remain high.
14 SAFETY AROUND YOUR HOME
Keep your septic tank maintained with proper cleaning.
16 YOUR YARD AND GARDEN
Learn how to maintain your houseplant's vitality this winter.
18 TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY AND YOU
Strong, sturdy and energy efficient room additions for your home.
22 ILLINOIS' FINEST COOKING
This January, snuggle up next to a cozy fire with your special someone and a nice
cup of Hot Cocoa from the recipe collection of Calvary Baptist Church of Canton.
Wake your family up with the aroma of fresh sweet Cinnamon Rolls from the
recipe collection of the First Christian Church of Cowden.