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Rural living at its finest. The largest down-state publication in Illinois, reaching 437,000 readers monthly.
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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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IL Country Living Sep 26
No matter if you eat it on bread, crackers or by itself, you’ll really enjoy this ham salad recipe:
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IL Country Living Sep 25
Meet Buzz, our Snapshot of the Week. Photo by Mike Wright of Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative.
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IL Country Living Sep 24
Try this classic Italian appetizer: toasted slices of Italian bread drenched in garlic and olive oil and topped with a fresh tomato mixture. Get this bruschetta recipe:
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IL Country Living Sep 20
Found in the middle of corn and soybean fields, this rural Illinois business is known worldwide. Learn more about Fusion Tech:
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IL Country Living Sep 19
This Double Good Blueberry Pie really is double good. With a mix of fresh and cooked blueberries and a dollop of whipped cream, you won’t regret this recipe:
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IL Country Living Sep 19
Who doesn’t love a big kiss from a pup? This Snapshot of the Week comes from Kortney Burling of Western Illinois Electrical Coop.
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IL Country Living Sep 18
Here's a sneak peek to November's Finest Cooking. We've got recipes with honey! Coming out of the oven is a chocolate honey-nut pie.
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IL Country Living Sep 17
If you’re traveling Route 66, be sure to stop by Doc’s Soda Fountain in Girard for a bite to eat and some history. Read more:
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IL Country Living Sep 14
Fire up the grill for this classic Korean dish! It’s fun to make and even more fun to eat! Give Korean BBQ Bulgogi a try:
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IL Country Living Sep 13
Liz’s Cherry Shortbread Cookies are both easy to make and delicious. Click here for the recipe:
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IL Country Living Sep 12
This pup playing in the backyard is the Snapshot of the Week! The photo is by Jen Pepper of Jo-Carroll Energy.
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