Architects of Rural Progress

About the Client

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) is the service organization for member electric and telephone cooperatives for the state of Illinois and their associate organizations. The AIEC consists of 28 members-cooperatives, representing each of its member-systems – the 25 electric distribution cooperatives and five power generation and transmission cooperatives. One director is elected by and from the board of directors of each member-cooperative. The six telephone cooperatives operating in Illinois are non-voting members of the AIEC.

About the Project

This 380+ page hardcover book was compiled from the many individual history books we created  for AIEC’s member-cooperatives. It features a gold foil inlay on the cover and spine as well as a mix of color and black and white images. The project was a loving look at the history of Illinois electric cooperatives over the past 75 years.