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A Look Through History - LLC Archives - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois

 

The day is Tuesday, October 10 in the year 1967.

Location for permanent campus announced (October 10, 1967): The LLC Board chose to place Lake Land’s campus three miles south of Mattoon after considering a total of eleven locations. It was approved by the Illinois Junior College Board three days after the announcement. Formerly known as the Trogdon Heirs Site, the Board agreed to pay three different land owners a total of $195,000 for the 166.5 acres of land. (With the assistance of local community leaders—like Joseph W. Schilling—interested in securing enough land for the school’s future growth, 40 additional acres were secured in December of that same year.)

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Mattoon Journal Gazette August 16, 1967

 

Mattoon Journal Gazette October 2, 1967

 

Decatur Herald October 4, 1967

 

Decatur Herald October 5, 1967

 

"I-57, U.S. 45 Intersection Site of College" Coles County Daily Times October 11, 1967

 

Effingham Daily News October 11, 1967

 

Daily Times October 12, 1967

 

Decatur Herald October 13, 1967

 

Courier News October 13, 1967

 

Journal Gazette October 14, 1967

 

Charleston Courier News October 14, 1967

 

Decatur Herald October 14, 1967

 

Casey Daily Reporter October 16, 1967

 




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