Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, a member-owned co-op serving electricity to the rural areas of East Central Illinois, recently energized its 27th substation.
The substation, located on U.S. 45 north of Loda, will help provide power to many homes and businesses in the area, including Midwest Poultry near Loda — which has one of the largest electric loads for the 13,500-meter cooperative.
“This new substation will help increase reliability and reduce outage times for our member/owners,” said EIEC’s president and chief executive officer, Bob Hunzinger.
“This substation will provide additional supply and backup for our members served from our existing Buckley, Cissna Park and, ultimately, our Paxton substations.”
The citizens of Watseka are invited to an Open House September 1 to learn more about what Aqua Illinois is about and what the company has to offer should the company purchase the city's water and waste-water treatment system.
The Open House, from 4-7 pm, on Thursday, September 1 at City Hall would be followed by a Special City Council meeting.
Aqua Illinois president Craig Blanchette said "we had the public hearing, good comments and questions caem from it, but there's still questions that persist. He said we're open to hosting an open house to answer questions and provide information for the public."
A Wisconsin man died Monday after his motorcycle crashed into a van in Chatsworth.
The Livingston County Coroner’s office identified the victim as 51-year-old Richard Gasman of Hortonville, Wis. He was pronounced dead about 30 minutes after the crash. The accident happened at 5:45 pm at Fourth Street and U.S. Route 24.
Illinois State Police and the Coroner’s office are investigating. Chatsworth Fire and EMS answered the call.