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MCC women's golf ranked 3rd


Date: 9/26/2016 5:01:00 PM

Nationally, Daytona State (Florida) is first, followed by Seminole State (Florida) in second. Redlands (Oklahoma) and Rend Lake (Illinois) round out the top five. Individually, sophomore Caitlin Brown is ranked eighth nationally. Freshmen Tyler Morrison

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Lockport the latest to reopen in Illinois State Museum revival effort

Chicago Tribune

Date: 9/26/2016 2:34:00 PM

The least-trafficked of the museum system's five sites, however, the Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center at Rend Lake, is not expected to reopen, officials said. But the Chicago Gallery and affiliated artisan shop, which closed in the Thompson Center

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Lady Warriors Volleyball goes 1-3 at Parkland College Tournament

WJBD Radio

Date: 9/26/2016 10:19:00 AM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Sept. 26, 2016) - The Rend Lake College Volleyball team went 1-3 at the Parkland College Tournament last weekend in Champaign. RLC is now 8-14 for the season, 2-5 in Region 24 play, and 1-4 against Great Rivers Athletic Conference opponents

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Criminal Justice Roundup set

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 9/26/2016 1:41:00 AM

INA — The fifth annual Criminal Justice Roundup for Scholarships fundraiser is returning to the Rend Lake Resort next month to raise money for Rend Lake College students. The event is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 in the Resort’s Conference Center in

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High schools visit RLC for CTE Career Days


Date: 9/25/2016 10:53:00 PM

Rend Lake College hosted the annual Career and Technical Education Days on Wednesday and Thursday on the Ina campus for local high school students. During these days, students meet with faculty and staff, tour campus and learn about the various programs

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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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