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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies


Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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Carbondale police to carry torch for Special Olympics of IL


Date: 6/2/2017 2:29:00 PM

It will now start at the Play Port Marina Dock at Crab Orchard Lake, off Spillway Road. The run will proceed westbound on East Walnut Street (Old Route 13), south on South Lewis Lane to East Grand Avenue, west on East Grand to South Washington Street

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Father and son combo win Midwest Bass Classic

The Southern

Date: 6/2/2017 11:30:00 AM

CARBONDALE — Dustin Rametta pulled in one last fish before he and his father Andy headed boat 37 back to the dock, and that fish proved to be just big enough to hand them the title at the 24th annual Midwest Bass Classic, held at Crab Orchard Lake on

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Crab Orchard Lake


Date: 6/1/2017 11:58:21 AM

Crab Orchard Lake was created when Crab Orchard Creek, a tributary of the Big Muddy River in southern Illinois, was dammed in the 1930s for purposes of recreation and flood control. The Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge was established August 5, 1947

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Boating tips for Memorial Day weekend


Date: 5/24/2017 3:15:00 PM

Ron spends nearly six to eight hours, six to seven days a week fishing on Crab Orchard Lake. The fisherman also said to make sure you have enough fuel before you depart. One-third to leave, one-third to come back and one-third for emergencies. Lastly

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