Rend Lake News

8/1/2018 3:19:00 PM
WSIL-TV
Parts of the region learned the hard way during the Rend Lake water crisis back in May, that water may not always flow as expected. That scare prompted many communities to come up with back up plans. ...

8/1/2018 1:43:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
An 83-year-old man was found dead Wednesday in Rend Lake after a two-hour search. Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police were dispatched Tuesday to search for a missing shore fis...

8/1/2018 1:36:00 PM
KFVS12
A fisherman's body was recovered from Rend Lake on Wednesday, August 1. An 83-year-old man's body was recovered at 2:30 p.m. by the Rend Lake Search and Rescue Dive Team. A family member reported the ...

8/1/2018 1:35:00 PM
BND
The body of man was recovered in Rend Lake on Wednesday, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department told WSIL. The name of the person was not immediately released, but officials said the man was 83 year...

8/1/2018 12:22:00 PM
WSIL-TV
WSIL -- Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones tells News 3 a body was recovered from Rend Lake Wednesday afternoon. The name of the victim has not been released at this time, but officials say he is an 83 ...

7/27/2018 3:10:00 PM
14 NEWS
Authorities in southern Illinois say two people are now dead after two boats collided on Rend Lake. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says searchers found one victim's body Wednesday, a day after the ...

7/27/2018 2:28:00 PM
Dubois County Herald
A Q&A with Heritage Hills alum Meagan Kralj who will be playing softball collegiately at Rend Lake College. What was the biggest factor into your decision to play sports collegiately? I want to get a ...

7/27/2018 7:35:00 AM
KFVS12
The Illinois State Police released information about a deadly crash in Massac County on July 27. Section of Rend Lake Bike Trail closed for maintenance Section of Rend Lake Bike Trail closed for maint...

7/27/2018 7:35:00 AM
KFVS12
A portion of the Rend Lake Bike Trail is closed for maintenance according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake in Benton, Illinois. This section of the Rend Lake trail is next to the Rend ...

7/26/2018 4:08:00 AM
The Southern Illinoisan
A former Saluki golfer, Kaufman was recently named coach of the SIU women's golf program. In addition, she previously played and coached at Rend Lake College. “This is a dream for me,” Kaufman said. “ ...

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

7/18/2018 10:46:00 AM
KFVS12
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will host Bat Naturalist Dan Peterson and his live bats. The program will take place on July 21 at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the Rend Lake Visitor Cen...

7/16/2018 2:04:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
The recreation facilities on the west side of Rend Lake are under a boil water order. This includes Dam West, Visitors Center, South Sandusky day use and campground, and the North Sandusky day use and ...

7/13/2018 4:53:00 PM
WSIL-TV
“Our youth that we have out here right now are the ones that are going to be coming out here buying memberships, buying season passes, buying equipment, taking golf lessons, it’s the future of golf,” ...

7/12/2018 4:25:00 PM
WSIL-TV
WHITTINGTON, Ill. -- State officials want to reopen the Rend Lake Resort. Representatives with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources met with several companies Thursday, hoping to find someone ...

7/10/2018 7:17:00 PM
WSIL-TV
INA, Ill. – A member of the Rend Lake College Board of Trustees stepped down tonight during the board's regular monthly meeting. Eric Black has served on the RLC Board for seven years. Black was first ...

7/10/2018 9:13:00 AM
KFVS12
A Mount Vernon native and Rend Lake College student, Casey White recently found an important piece of his school's history. It is a newspaper dating back 50 years that entails construction plans of th...

7/6/2018 1:22:00 PM
Herald & Review
He hit 517 with 14 home runs, 57 RBIs and had a .654 OBP. The Rend Lake Community College-bound catcher was also instrumental in helping along Okaw Valley's pitching staff. Duff Hoel's plan was to try ...

7/5/2018 8:47:00 AM
Journal Gazette and Times Courier
Mattoon Public Works Director Dean Barber said other affected bodies of water include the Illinois River and Rend Lake. Locally, Barber said recent heavy rainfall has increased the amount of phosphoro...

7/5/2018 8:19:00 AM
KFVS12
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will be hosting its annual Backyard Campout and Owl Prowl on July 7. The event will take place at the Rend Lake Visitor Center from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Th...

7/3/2018 5:42:00 PM
WPSD Local 6
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources closed the Rend Lake Resort after finding mold and other maintenance issues. The IDNR will be accepting proposals to reopen it at a special conference later this month. Maurice Brown hopes the Rend Lake resort ...

7/3/2018 2:57:00 PM
WSIL-TV
REND LAKE, Ill. -- Many will be out on the lakes here in Southern Illinois celebrating the 4th of July, but experts are urging caution before you go out on the water. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, life jackets could have saved the lives of more than ...

6/28/2018 4:30:00 PM
Fishing
Boater Travis Wilson of La Harpe, Illinois, weighed a 16-pound, 5-ounce limit of bass Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Rend Lake. For his efforts, Wilson netted $5,705. Wilson said he caught his ...

6/25/2018 2:49:00 PM
WSIL-TV
6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: "Cat Daddy'O" performing at the Band Shelter 9:00 p.m.: Fireworks immediately following the Cat Daddy'O Concert 6:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.: Special night swim at the Harrison Bruce Aquatic Center - $5 Parking at the Rend Lake Dam/Spillway ...

6/21/2018 3:44:00 PM
WSIL-TV
INA, Ill.-- Over just a few days, nearly two dozen kids have become experts in what it takes to survive a Zombie Apocalypse. For the first time, Rend Lake College offered Zombie Apocalypse Boot Camp as one of its summer programs for kids. Some of the camp ...

6/21/2018 8:14:00 AM
Shelbyville Daily Union
McConnell, a 6-5, 240 lb, 1st baseman and Business Major, was a junior transfer to Millikin after playing two years for Rend Lake Community College. He earned his first letter for the Big Blue last year, which ended the season with a 22-18 record.

6/20/2018 5:24:00 AM
Dubois County Free Press
The Bombers employed a “you-walk-em-we’ll-bang-em-in” strategy in shellacking the Paducah Chiefs 16-2 at League Stadium Paducah scored first, netting an unearned run off Bomber starting pitcher Ryan Luckett (Rend Lake College) in the second inning.

6/19/2018 7:49:00 AM
The Southern Illinoisan
CARBONDALE — Rend Lake College and Southern Illinois University Carbondale have established a joint criminal justice program that will allow students to transfer smoothly to the university as juniors after completing their associate’s degrees.

6/15/2018 8:19:00 PM
WSIL-TV
The Wild Things win it 1-0. FRANKLIN CO. -- After being closed for nearly two years, state officials hope Rend Lake Resort will be leased out this summer. This week, demolition began on a boatel building at the Rend Lake Resort that was in too bad of shape ...

6/15/2018 4:16:00 PM
WSIL-TV
FRANKLIN CO. -- After being closed for nearly two years, state officials hope Rend Lake Resort will be leased out this summer. This week, demolition began on a boatel building at the Rend Lake Resort that was in too bad of shape to fix up. The resort ...

6/15/2018 3:27:00 PM
news.siu.edu
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Local students who are interested in a criminal justice degree now have more options, thanks to a new articulation agreement between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Rend Lake College. The agreement was finalized at the Rend ...

6/15/2018 3:17:00 PM
Effingham Daily News
WHITTINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials have finished remediation efforts at a resort in the southern part of the state and will soon begin seeking a new vendor to run the site. Officials will soon put out a request for proposals to run the Rend Lake ...

6/14/2018 3:58:00 PM
BND
Repairs to several buildings at the Rend Lake Resort have been completed and the "boatel" there has been demolished as the state continues to seek a vendor to run the resort, which has been closed since 2016. In a news release on the Wayne Fitzgerrell ...

6/14/2018 3:00:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
WHITTINGTON — Repairs to several buildings at the Rend Lake Resort have been completed and the "boatel" there has been demolished as the state continues to seek a vendor to run the resort, which has been closed since 2016. In a news release on the Wayne ...

6/13/2018 2:24:00 AM
WSIL-TV
REND LAKE -- The 11th annual Kyle Price Bass Tournament hits Rend Lake Saturday (June 16). First boats take off at 6 a.m. from the Wayne Fitzgerrell Sailboat Harbor. A two person team costs $100. The top prize this year is $1,000. Price served our country ...

6/12/2018 7:14:00 PM
KFVS12
The Rend Lake College Board of Trustees have approved a new articulation agreement with Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale. According to RLC, students who complete the Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice will be able to transfer ...

5/31/2018 4:25:00 AM
The Southern Illinoisan
John Conlee doesn't have complete confidence in the Billboard charts, the gold standard for measuring success in the country music industry. Conlee's debut single, “Rose Colored Glasses,” is his signature tune and a true country music classic.

5/31/2018 4:00:00 AM
The Southern Illinoisan
John Conlee doesn't have complete confidence in the Billboard charts, the gold standard for measuring success in the country music industry. Conlee's debut single, “Rose Colored Glasses,” is his signature tune and a true country music classic.

5/27/2018 7:46:00 PM
WSIL-TV
REND LAKE -- With Memorial Day weekend kicking off boating season, officials at Rend Lake want to make sure everyone is being safe on the water. "Knowing your surroundings is probably the best advice I can give to anyone," said Jordan Hagerty, a Park ...

5/25/2018 5:33:00 AM
WAND
Seven players are hitting above .400, including Rend Lake signee Garrett Fritz and his .520 average (to go with 14 home runs). Coach Andrew Hagerman's squad has yet to lose to another Class 1A squad, ...





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