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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 May 7
They grow WHAT in Illinois? Read this article to learn more about a few unexpected and unique Illinois farms: . Shrimp at Tanglefoot Ranch, bison at Lieb Farms and rice at Cahokia Rice.
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IL Country Living Apr 23
The things we do for the perfect shot... Summer drink recipes coming in June!
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IL Country Living Apr 15
Looking to get away from it all? Then find your own adventure with camping.
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IL Country Living Apr 12
Linemen put their lives at risk each day, and distracted drivers add even more hazards to an already dangerous job. This is Work Zone Awareness Week. Be sure to zone in on safety and read this article about staying safe in work zones:
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IL Country Living Apr 10
Looking for a nice day or weekend getaway? Then it's time to discover the allure of beautiful Nauvoo. Read more about this small, unique city here:
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IL Country Living Mar 28
We had a good old fashioned shrimp bake in the office for lunch today! Be sure to check out the May issue of Illinois Country Living for that recipe and more.
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IL Country Living Mar 14
Celebrate Pi Day with pie recipes! We've got oatmeal pie, buttermilk pie, paper bag apple pie and more!
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IL Country Living Mar 13
The partnership between the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives and Lincoln Land Community College empowers future lineworkers. Read about the program that trains the future linemen who will help keep the lights on:
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IL Country Living Mar 5
Hundreds of fiberglass giants stood along roadsides across America in the 1960s. Decades later, most have disappeared. American Giants works to find, document and restore these giants to keep them and the American roadside alive. Read more:
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IL Country Living Feb 25
Deadline approaching! Nominations for Mother of the Year are due Friday, March 1. Tell us in 500 words about a special mom and why she deserves the title. Go to to submit. The winner must be an electric co-op member and will be featured in the magazine.
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IL Country Living Feb 22
February is Black History Month, and here’s a little history lesson - Illinois is home to the site of New Philadelphia, the first town in America founded by an African American. Learn more here:
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IL Country Living Feb 20
Life goes on for Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative employee Bill Arthur thanks to a successful kidney transplant. Read his story and get info about the Illinois donor registry:
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IL Country Living Feb 18
Cow chip cookies are fresh out of the oven! We have several peanut butter recipes coming at you in our April issue. What's your favorite way to eat peanut butter?
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IL Country Living Jan 25
If you’re looking for a great burger, go to Burger King. But don’t just settle for the chain, head to the one and only original Burger King found in Mattoon, IL. Read more:
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IL Country Living Jan 24
We are looking for the Mother of the Year! If a mom you know is deserving of this honor, nominate her. Tell us in 500 words about that special mom. Go to to submit. The winner must be an electric co-op member and will be featured in the May issue of ICL.
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IL Country Living Jan 21
First Fruits Homestead is a community-supported farm in Charleston, IL. Read more about this family farm that’s focused on faith and giving back to the community:
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IL Country Living Jan 15
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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