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Local fire departments battle dwindling volunteers, funds

The Southern Illinoisan

Date: 12/7/2018 7:06:00 PM

Even at Lake of Egypt Fire Protection District, which covers areas of Williamson, Johnson, Jackson and Union counties with about 30 volunteers, 8 full-time professional firefighters and several

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Tired of winter, try fishing hotwater lakes


Date: 12/5/2018 6:50:00 AM

Lake of Egypt south of Marion also provides quality winter action. Anglers willing to brave the cold temperatures are often rewarded with some hot winter fishing action at these lakes

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One flown to hospital after car versus semi accident on Interstate 57


Date: 11/29/2018 12:40:00 AM

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. Lake of Egypt and Marion fire departments responded to the accident. According to the release, charges are pending an investigation by Illinois State Police

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Environmental groups warn of coal ash pond contamination


Date: 11/28/2018 2:13:00 PM

Of the 24 plants listed in the report, the only one in our area is the Marion Power Plant by Lake of Egypt. The report's author said there's at least six toxic chemicals in the groundwater there: arse

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Tara Kaiser

The Pantagraph

Date: 11/24/2018 9:00:00 PM

Another special place was the family lake house on Lake of Egypt in Marion, where nothing was better or more enjoyable than a house full of family and friends. Tara was preceded in death by grandparen

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• Length: 90 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,300 Acres
• Average Depth: 18 Feet
Lake of Egypt is a man-made lake in the Little Egypt region of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is located six miles (10 km) south of Marion, Illinois and covers 2,300 acres (9 km²) with 90 miles (145 km) of shoreline. The lake has an average depth of 18 feet (5.5 m) with a maximum depth of 52 feet (15.8 m). The lake is owned by the Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC), who created the impoundment in 1962, by damming the South fork of the Saline River, to supply cooling water for a coal-burning electric power plant.

As a privately owned lake it is subject to regulation by its owners and the state. Terms of use from the SIPC are in the "Official Lake of Egypt Rules and Regulations". Public access is allowed as are all size boat motors. Waterskiing and jet skis are also permitted in most of the lake. Camping at the lake is allowed at Buck Ridge Campground, part of the Shawnee National Forest
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