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Lindell E. 'Corky' Walker of Lake of Egypt

Daily Herald

Date: 7/26/2017 3:58:00 PM

Lindell E. "Corky" Walker, 80, of the Lake of Egypt, died Thursday, July 20 at the Community Living Center at the V.A. Medical Facility in Marion. Lindell retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation in 1991. He worked as a surveyor and an engineer

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Single-vehicle crash in Williamson Co., IL injures 2


Date: 7/26/2017 3:21:00 AM

Sudberry and a passenger, identified as Gabrielle R. Rush, 20, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, sustained minor injuries and were taken to Heartland Regional Hospital by Lake of Egypt EMS. Sudberry has been charged with improper lane usage. The Missouri

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Shawnee National Forest prepares for eclipse visitors


Date: 7/19/2017 4:52:00 PM

Nine Forest Service campgrounds are available, in addition to Lake of Egypt, Oakwood Bottoms, and Pennant Bar areas to accommodate campers during the eclipse. Most of the developed campgrounds charge a fee, but camping outside of developed campgrounds is free

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Man assisting in search needs rescued himself


Date: 7/10/2017 11:31:00 AM

CARBONDALE -- A shooting in Carbondale early Sunday morning has left one person being treated for injuries. LAKE OF EGYPT -- Two off-duty Lake of Egypt firefighters rescued a woman on Saturday after she drove her truck into the lake during a crash

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AREA OUTDOOR NOTES: Record bass caught in Lake Bloomington

The Telegraph

Date: 7/9/2017 4:13:00 PM

The previous state-record hybrid striped bass (20 pounds, .32 ounces) was caught at Lake of Egypt in Southern Illinois in 1993. With Vericella’s catch of a new record hybrid striped bass, Illinois has seven state-record fish so far in 2017. Buffalo Rock

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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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