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

The year is 1967, now click on the day in the timeline below.


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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