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With the 4th of July weekend set to go, city officials in Taylorville are happy to announce that after having higher than normal e-coli counts in Lake Taylorville, tests revealed Friday that the beach will be safe for swimming this 4th of July weekend.

The beach had been closed for several days due to tests for e-coli being higher than normal in the lake water because of floodwaters according to Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton.

Brotherton says that a second of round tests shows that water will be safe for everyone to enjoy this weekend.

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For boaters on the lake this weekend, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will have increased lake patrol for safety precautions.

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