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Illinois College announces new homecoming parade route, seeks entries


Illinois College is seeking community entries for one of Jacksonville’s best-loved parades. The college’s annual homecoming parade will take place on Saturday, October 11, at 10 a.m.

The parade will be staged this year in the Jacksonville High School Bowl and Grace United Methodist Church parking lots. Entries will step off at the corner of West State Street and Church Street and head east on State to the historic Jacksonville Downtown Square. The parade will begin to travel around the southwest corner of the square before turning south onto South Main, and then west onto West College Avenue. The parade will travel west down College and turn left onto Park Street before disbanding at the corner of Park and Edgehill Road. Parade goers are urged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch the parade.

A registration form for parade entries can be downloaded at or a form may be picked up at the Alumni House at 1201 Mound Avenue. Entries must be received by Friday, September 19.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Visit or call 217-245-3467 for more information.

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