August 8, 2010

Courthouse on the ballot

Courthouse on the ballot

BY CHERYL ODDEN

With the option of refurbishing the McLean County Courthouse officially off the table, it will soon be time for the public to make a decision. Al Fitterer, an architect hired by the county to present cost estimates for several options – including renovation of the existing courthouse, told commissioners earlier this month that renovation could prove a liability for the county.
As a means to resolve the “courthouse situation,” county commissions hope the public will agree to construction of a new facility during the November election.
Earlier this year, after two courthouse employees became seriously ill with histoplasmosis, county officials were concerned that the source of the illnesses might be the courthouse.
 


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