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Harrisburg (pron.: /?hær?sb?r?/ or /?h??rzb?r?/) is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Illinois, United States. It is located about 57 miles (92 km) southwest of Evansville, Indiana, 111 miles (179 km) southeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The 2010 population was 9,017, and the surrounding Harrisburg Township had a population of 10,790, including the city residents. Harrisburg is included in the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky Tri-State Area and is the principal city in the Harrisburg Micropolitan Statistical Area with a combined population of 24,913.

Located at the concurrency of U.S. Route 45, Illinois Route 13, Illinois Route 145, and Illinois Route 34, Harrisburg is known as the "Gateway to the Shawnee National Forest", and was made infamous for the Ohio River flood of 1937, the old Crenshaw House (also known as the Old Slave House), the Tuttle Bottoms Monster, prohibition era gangster Charlie Birger, and the 2012 EF4 tornado. A Cairo and Vincennes Railroad boomtown, the city was one of the leading bituminous coal mining distribution hubs of the American Midwest between 1900 and 1937.

At its peak, Harrisburg had a population that reached 16,000 by the early 1930s. The city had one of the largest downtown districts in Southern Illinois. The city was the 20th most populated city in Illinois outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area and the most populous city in Southern Illinois outside of the Metro East in 1930. However, the city has seen some economic decline due to the decreased demand for high-sulfur coal, the removal of the New York Central railroad, and tributary lowlands leaving much area around the city unfit for growth due to flood risks.

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Schools in and around Harrisburg, IL

Name
Southeastern Illinois College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,410 average out-state tuition; $4,170 average in-state tuition
John A Logan College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,370 average out-state tuition; $6,480 average in-state tuition
Rend Lake College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,500 average out-state tuition; $4,275 average in-state tuition
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Four or more years; Public; $18,342 average out-state tuition; $7,337 average in-state tuition
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $9,561 average out-state tuition; $7,252 average in-state tuition
Daymar College-Paducah Main
Four or more years; Private for profit; $15,600 average out-state tuition; $15,600 average in-state tuition
Shawnee Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,620 average out-state tuition; $4,140 average in-state tuition

Harrisburg, IL Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Earl I. Anderson Scholarship $1,250 January 31, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Six Meter Club of Chicago Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Edmond A. Metzger Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Woodward Scholarship Varies February 10, 2017
Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017