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Parkland Community Update

Parkland Community:

We want to inform you of a shooting incident that occurred last night at the Parkland Point apartment complex located adjacent to campus, which resulted in the death of a 20-year-old young man.

We are deeply saddened that a life has been lost and know that many Parkland students live in the complex and may have witnessed or heard the incident. Parkland College’s crisis team will be offering walk-in counseling services on Monday, November 1 from 10-noon for any students needing to talk and will provide additional supports throughout the week. Students who need more immediate assistance can contact 217-359-4141, 2-1-1, or 815-570-9586.

The escalation of community violence in recent months has had a profound impact on our community. We know that while this violence may occur off-campus, the resulting trauma and feelings of fear enter our building every day. We remain committed not only to creating a safe learning environment but also to supporting the basic needs and mental health of our students through our network of services. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Dean of Students ( or Counseling Services ( if you need support.  

We implore each of you to be aware of your surroundings and be part of the solution by making positive choices that bring you closer to your goals.  As always, you can report suspicious behavior by contacting the Parkland College Police Department at 217-351-2369 or by dialing 911.


Thomas R. Ramage, Ed.D.

President, Parkland College

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