BENTON- The Franklin County Board Tuesday night approved advertising for bids for demolition of the Benton Evening News building on E. Church St.
County Board Chairman Randall Crocker shared details regarding the bid:
Further information about the bid process can be found at franklincountyil.gov.
Once the building is demolished, it will be turned into a new parking lot to assist with the parking situation in downtown Benton when construction begins on the new courthouse on the Benton Square early next year.
The newspaper building closed in 2017. The newspaper’s staff works remotely.