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Comets advance past Buffaloes

Commercial News

Date: 2/8/2016 11:17:00 PM

Simmons, who was 8-of-8 from the field, scored a game-high 25 points and he pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Danville Area Community College to a victory over Rend Lake in a matchup of Region 24 rivals. Darryl Baker chipped in with 19 points for the Jaguars

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Rauner: Illinois State Museum may open if it finds its own funding

Abruzzo Tv News

Date: 2/8/2016 3:50:00 PM

Closing the Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center at Rend Lake. The museum closed to the public last October as a cost-saving measure as the budget stalemate dragged on. As sent to him, the bill was an unfunded mandate he could not sign because of the

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Plan announced to reopen Illinois State Museum; Artisans Center at Rend Lake closed permanently

The Southern

Date: 2/8/2016 3:13:00 PM

SPRINGFIELD — Four months after the Illinois State Museum and its satellite branches closed to the public, the state Department of Natural Resources has announced a plan to reopen most of the facilities. Using his amendatory veto power, Republican Gov

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Illinois State Museum says it has reached deal to reopen


Date: 2/8/2016 11:52:00 AM

IDNR says lawmakers must grant the authority to charge entry fees. The department says the locations slated for closing are the Chicago and Rend Lake branches. Rauner closed the museum locations in October because the state doesn’t have a budget

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LLC men drop fourth straight

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 2/7/2016 5:39:00 PM

MATTOON — The Lake Land men's basketball team not only had to battle Rend Lake on Saturday, but also injuries and their own inefficiencies. The Lakers battled all three for a good portion of the first half and actually had a 41-37 lead with 2:38

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• Surface Area: 18,900 Acres
• Average Depth: 10 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 35 feet
Rend Lake is a 13 miles-long, 3 miles-wide southern Illinois reservoir in Franklin and Jefferson Counties near Benton, Illinois. The lake contains 18,900 acres of water, stores 185,000 acre feet of water, and supplies over 15 million gallons of water per day to 300,000 persons in over 60 communities. The reservoir is up to 35 feet deep, but its average depth is closer to 9.7 feet. Its elevation is 405 feet above sea level.
Rend Lake is a reservoir, created when the United States Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Big Muddy River. The dam and lake were authorized in 1962, but the lake was not completely filled until March 1973.
The lakeshore of Rend Lake extends covers 162 miles, part of which is preserved as Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area. Swimming beaches at North Marcum and South Sandusky are managed and maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers. An adjacent Illinois Artisans Shop & Visitors Center is part of the Illinois State Museum system and is operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
In 2010, Rend Lake was designated as an Important Bird Area of Illinois.
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