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NB I-57 at mm 47 closed due to semi fire in Williamson Co., IL

KFVS12

Date: 12/12/2017 2:48:00 PM

According to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, the Lake of Egypt Fire Department is responding to a semi fire on northbound Interstate 57 at mile marker 47. It happened around 4 p.m. This is near Grassy Road. According to IDOT, the crash has shut

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Fire closes Williamson County business

WSIL TV

Date: 12/3/2017 2:02:00 PM

"We were the first engine on scene, and when we pulled up, we had heavy smoke and a good amount of fire coming form the back of the building," said Lake of Egypt Firefighter Brady Crane. They quickly jumped into action to get the fire under control

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Delma Stroder

Southeast Missourian

Date: 12/1/2017 10:15:00 PM

As the wife of a pastor, she lovingly and devotedly worked by Carl's side in Centerville, Missouri; Van Wert, Ohio; Marble Hill, Missouri; Ellington, Missouri; Creal Springs, Illinois; and Lake of Egypt, Illinois. Carl and Delma moved to the Lakeview Acres

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Someone taking mail in Johnson County, IL

KFVS12

Date: 11/30/2017 12:29:00 AM

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to check their mailboxes. Someone is taking mail from mailboxes in Goreville and Lake of Egypt. According to the sheriff's office, other areas might soon be targeted. One woman in southeast Missouri

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Paul Henderson

Southeast Missourian

Date: 11/27/2017 10:12:00 PM

He had a deep faith in God and a love for Cardinals baseball. He is survived by his son, Jeff (Donna) Henderson of Lake of Egypt, Illinois; granddaughter, Brittany Henderson, and great-granddaughter, Bexley Iris Henderson, both of Lake of Egypt

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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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