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IL Country Living 12h
How are your New Year’s resolutions going? If you need some tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle, read this article:
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IL Country Living Jan 12
On this snow day, crack open the newest edition of Illinois Country Living! The January issue features an article about living a healthy lifestyle, a profile on a community-supported farm, pork recipes and more. Go to to read the articles online. Enjoy!
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IL Country Living Dec 21
Need any last-minute gift ideas? Our readers are full of them. Here is a link to all the entries in our Food Gifts for Christmas Contest: . Happy cooking and have a Merry Christmas!
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IL Country Living Dec 3
Happy Birthday, Illinois! Can’t believe you’re 200 already! Read more about the Illinois Bicentennial here:
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IL Country Living Nov 27
This stunning late fall sunset was taken by Randy Downing of Jo-Carroll Energy, and it is the Snapshot of the week!
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IL Country Living Nov 21
Looking for a meal with few ingredients but packed with flavor? Try this Honey Garlic Chicken recipe: . Submitted by Betsy Higginbotham of EnerStar Electric Cooperative.
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IL Country Living Nov 20
Our Snapshot of the week comes from Jim Stahly of Corn Belt Energy! This photo was taken on a farm between Ellsworth and Leroy.
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IL Country Living Nov 19
If you’re looking for German cuisine, give Bayern Stube a try, located in Gibson City. Guten appetit!
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IL Country Living Nov 16
Looking to bake some cookies? Then give these Canadian honey drops a try! Grab your favorite jam (we used apricot) and get the recipe here: . Recipe submitted by Elizabeth Hettick of Monroe County Electric Cooperative.
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IL Country Living Nov 15
Electric co-ops are working to make even better use of a powerful source of energy—veterans. Read more:
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IL Country Living Nov 14
A big thank you to Joshua Rhoades Photography for sending in the Snapshot of the Week! This beautiful photo of fall colors was taken in Elkhart located in central Illinois.
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IL Country Living Nov 1
Did you know there was a training center and a prisoner of war camp in Illinois during WWII? Click here to read about the beginning and end of Camp Ellis and its impact on the local community:
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IL Country Living Oct 30
It’s the perfect fall day to curl up with the latest edition of Illinois Country Living! Our November issue features the story of Camp Ellis, the electric co-op mission to hire veterans and honey recipes. Go to for the online version.
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IL Country Living Oct 22
It’s farm and table, not farm to table. Check out Firefly Grill located in Effingham, IL.
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IL Country Living Oct 18
The CEO program is a seed of hope for rural Illinois. Read about how this program prepares the younger generation for the future and benefits rural communities.
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IL Country Living Oct 9
If you haven’t had breakfast, you should try this delicious breakfast pizza. Get the : . Submitted by Connie Carlyle of Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative.
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IL Country Living Oct 8
Gerry Kinney’s life forever changed the moment his finger brushed against a power line while working as a lineman for Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative. Read his story of persistence and recovery: .
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IL Country Living Oct 5
This apple baked French toast recipe is perfect for a family breakfast. Find the recipe here:
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IL Country Living Oct 4
Our Snapshot of the Week is this little farmer. This photo was taken by his mom Brittney Royse of Norris Electric Cooperative.
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IL Country Living Sep 28
Here’s a great way to eat your vegetables. Try this carrot souffle recipe:
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