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THE BEST SITE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING CLOSED, CONSOLIDATED, DEACTIVATED AND DEFUNCT HIGH SCHOOLS IN ILLINOIS' STORIED HISTORY.

School's are listed beginning with the first letter in the town's name in which the school is located. For example, Westmer High School in Joy will be found under "J". Schools listed with an asterisk (*) before their name have photos on the page. Click on any letter below to find a school you are looking for.

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Find your school by the County in which it was located by clicking HERE.

Most Recent Update:  December 20, 2014

Mineral High School
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Home of the Leopards 1922 - 1961

 

GYMNASIUM PHOTOS NEEDED

 
From IBCA Board Member Coach Bruce Firchau:
 
"The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association is looking for pictures of the gyms of schools that are listed as closed on this website. These pictures will be used as part of an exhibit that will allow visitors to see pictures of gyms from schools that no longer exist.  These pictures will help preserve the history of the schools that are closed."
 
If you have a photo of the exterior and interior of your former high school's gymnasium, please scan and send a copy to ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net. The information will be forwarded to the IBCA Hall of Fame committee. 
 
GLORY DAYS WEBSITE
 
This Glory Days Site is a collaborative effort to preserve Illinois History, as reflected in high schools which no longer function, but nonetheless encapsulate the best of who we are and have been. As we cross the 276,000 mark of unique visitors, we need to recognize those who have done most to present this site to you: Kev Varney, who grew up in Ottawa, now of Bloomington; Beau Spencer, who grew up in Annawan, now of Macomb; Cody Cutter, born in Rock Falls, now of Sterling; Richard Soseman, who grew up on Campbells Island (Quad Cities) now of the Vatican, Phil Shadid, born and raised in Springfield, Roberta Van Briesen, born and raised in Stillman Valley, and myself; Dave Nanninga, who grew up in Mineral, attended Annawan High School, and currently resides in Chicago. 

(Check out more information on our Authors page)

This site is YOUR site, so have fun with it, enjoy some memories, visit pages of places you forgot long ago, or maybe even from which you graduated last year. Also, we encourage you to become a collaborator by sending us your information!

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Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Committee Needs Your Help

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame committee is searching for items to add to its future Hall of Fame building. From committee member Bruce Firchau:

"We are looking for letter jackets and / or sweaters from schools that do not exist anymore. Our goal is to have one from each letter in the alphabet. We are also specifically seeking photos of the exterior and interior of your high school gymnasium. Please forward the photos to the Glory Days website at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net or send to the IBCA via the means listed below.  Other items we are seeking are listed below."
 

Specific Items for IBCA Wish List of Memorabilia Donations

If you can supply any of these items please contact www.ilhoopshall.com or call 217-442-DUNK(3865) or email Bruce Firchau  at firchau@sbcglobal.net

        Basketball pictures-the older the better

        Recordings of school songs

        Old basketball programs, schedules, score books and media guides

        Newspaper articles

        Scrapbooks

        Films, DVD’s video tapes, old audio tapes

        Old basketballs, autographed basketballs

        Letter jackets and letter sweaters

        Team or coaching blazers

        Old uniforms, warm up jackets and pants

        Cheerleading and mascot uniforms

        Megaphones and pom poms

        Referee shirts, whistles and old rule books

        Old basketball shoes

        Pennants

        Banners

        Trophies

        Patches, pins, buttons, schedules, school pencils, beanies

        Old popcorn machine

        Old pop dispenser

        Score boards

        Lockers

        Players bench

Also, the huge cut out of state of Illinois with lights for towns like they used to use during the tournament at Huff Gymnasium is being sought.

NINE YEARS AND RUNNING!!

We have been in service since January 30th of 2005. Here we are; 

1,165 high schools, more than 4,900 photos, & over 276,000 visits later, still going strong. Thank you to all of the great alumni and fans of the many schools on this site who have provided information for us to share. Special thanks to all of you who are as determined as we are in keeping the memories of these "gone but never forgotten" schools alive.

The 1924/25 Mineral Leopards
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Conference Champions
 
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