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Petitions available for 2017 board elections

Nomination petitions are now available for the 2017 Jo-Carroll Energy Board of Director elections.

Three positions will be filled during the election. Districts included are: District 3, now represented by Marcia Stanger of Apple River; District 6, now represented by Tom Lundy of Savanna; and District 9, now represented by Larry Carroll of Thomson.

Jo-Carroll Energy names Mike Casper as new CEO

Mike Casper, President and CEOThe Jo-Carroll Energy board of directors has named Mike Casper as the cooperative’s new president and CEO. He will assume his duties by Dec. 1.

Possible scam reported

Jo-Carroll Energy members are reporting they have received phones call that may be part of a scam. Members have told they have been contacted by a caller named “Dorothy Chapman” telling them that if they give her all the information from their bills along with other personal information, that she can help reduce their electric bills.

Jo-Carroll Energy observes National Public Natural Gas Week

Jo-Carroll Energy will observe National Public Natural Gas Week from Oct. 2-8. This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the value of having a locally-owned natural gas utility.

Jo-Carroll Energy names interim CEO

Jo-Carroll Energy has announced the appointment of M.L. “Chris” Christman, the retired president/CEO of Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative, as interim president and chief executive officer effective Aug. 1.

Jo-Carroll Energy crews respond to Galena outage

Jo-Carroll Energy crews are making permanent repairs to a section of underground cable from Bench Street across US Highway 20 to Gear Street that failed causing an outage overnight in Galena.

Jo-Carroll Energy warns of possible scams

Jo-Carroll Energy is warning its members and the general public to be aware of apparent scammers who are calling members and requesting payment.Scam Alert

Business owners in Elizabeth alerted the cooperative to calls on Thursday, July 7. The caller claimed to be from ComEd and threatened to disconnect service if payment was not made over the phone.

Jo-Carroll Energy crews continue storm-related repairs

Last night’s severe weather left outages scattered across Jo-Carroll Energy’s electric system service area.

As of Wednesday morning, July 6, crews continue to work on storm-related outages.

Here’s a rundown of the activity:

Crews work overnight to restore power following storms

Jo-Carroll Energy crews worked throughout the night in the wake of storms that hit the area Tuesday and into early Wednesday morning.

Fresh crews continued with a few scattered outages and permanent repairs on Wednesday, according to Karl Thorsen, manager of electric operations.

SCAM ALERT! Possible scam phone calls

We have learned about a couple of scams that we want our members to be aware of.

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