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SCAM ALERT! Please be aware of a recent scam targeting electric co-op members. This particular phone scam the caller states they are trying to reach you in regard to an important matter about the supply charges on your electric account and notes reference number 654982. Most of the scam calls are coming from a 773-839-0516 or a similar number.

Corn Belt Energy does not call members over the phone to demand payment. If there are any changes with your account, you will receive a notice in the mail from Corn Belt Energy as well as phone reminders to contact our office. Never give personal information to anyone who calls you or demands immediate payment by phone. If you receive a suspicious phone call, please contact Corn Belt Energy to report: 1-800-879-0339 If you believe that you are a phone scam target, we urge you to contact the local police department and contact the Illinois Attorney General’s office toll free at 1-800-386-5438 (TTY 1-800-964-3013) or visit the Illinois Attorney General’s web site at www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov and click on the link “Protecting Consumers."


Corn Belt Energy is committed to communicating with our co-op members, the communities we serve, and with local media.

Media inquiries should be directed to the Director of Communications at 1-800-879-0339 x250.

Press Release Archive

7/6/17 - Two local students participate in Youth to Washington Tour

7/6/17 - Kacy Wickenhauser and Joe Priestley complete the Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program

6/19/17 - $9 Million to be returned to Corn Belt Energy members this summer


2/9/17 - Corn Belt Energy receives statewide safety award


10/26/16 - Equipment Malfunction Causes Power Outage


10/4/16 - Corn Belt Energy Team Wins 19th Annual Lineman's Safety Rodeo


6/17/16 - Corn Belt Energy hosts 78th Annual Meeting


1/1/16 - Winter storm outages have been restored


12/31/15 - Corn Belt Energy expects power to be restored by early evening


12/30/15 - Number of Corn Belt Energy members remaining without power continues to decrease


12/30/15 - Progress continues to be made on power restoration for Corn Belt Energy members


12/29/15 - Power restoration efforts continue in Corn Belt Energy's service territory


12/29/15 - Corn Belt Energy works to address extensive outages caused by winter storm


12/28/15 - Weather causes widespread outages impacting Corn Belt Energy members


11/13/2015 - Representative Cheri Bustos receives 2015 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award


8/6/2015 - Congressman Rodney Davis Receives 2015 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award


6/22/2015 - Over $8 Million to be Returned to Corn Belt Energy Members this Summer