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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

LaSalle County
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Bureau County
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

LaSalle County
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Marshall-Putnam County
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Illini Summer Academies

NEWS RELEASE – submitted BY Anne Scheel



Explore life as a college student while you’re still in high school!

Imagine getting to work alongside university professors while you are still in HIGH SCHOOL! Imagine getting to hang out on a college campus. Imagine spending four days with kids your age from all across Illinois. That is what happens at Illini Summer Academies, so stop imagining it and just do it! This program offers teens the opportunity to explore the University of Illinois campus and many degree programs and careers. Illini Summer Academies is open to ANY Illinois youth who is currently in 8th to 12th grade.

The Academies will be Sunday, June 24 - through Thursday, June 28 at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana campus. Check online @: for scholarship and registration information. Registration should open March 1.

The academies include:


·         Biology

·         Chemistry

·         Anthropology

·         Animal Science


·         Electrical Computer

·         Aerospace

Technology & Media Arts

·         Journalism

·         Video & Film

·         Digital Fabrication

·         Theatre

·         Dance

·         Fashion

·         Creative Writing

Applied Sciences & Health

·         Veterinary Medicine

·         Human Development


Sponsors include: Illinois Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Services, Growmark, Women Changing the Face of Agriculture, H. Richard and Sarah McFarland Endowment for Youth Leadership, DuPont/Pioneer, Illinois 4-H Foundation, Human Development and Family Studies Department.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact 309 364-2356.  University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.


The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Visit our website at

If you have questions or need more information please call University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit at 309 364-2356.  Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.