Neighbor News: Lawsuit Tries to Stop Demolition of Historic Illinois Courthouse
Feb11

Neighbor News: Lawsuit Tries to Stop Demolition of Historic Illinois Courthouse

A coalition of preservation groups, and one angry western Illinois bondholder have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the demolition of the historic Rock Island County Courthouse. The groups, led by Landmarks Illinois, allege that Rock Island County is trying to illegally demolish the 1896 building after building a new Justice Center Annex a couple of dozen feet away. The old Rock Island County Courthouse and construction for the new...

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Illinois’ Most Endangered Buildings: 2018 Edition
Apr25

Illinois’ Most Endangered Buildings: 2018 Edition

Architecture and history advocacy group Landmarks Illinois is out with its annual list of the most endangered buildings and places in Illinois. The group has been putting out the lists for a while now and seems to be earning a bigger and bigger voice in the public discourse about what gets praised and what gets razed in the land of Lincoln. In honor of Illinois’ bicentennial, this year’s list includes several items that...

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