Illinois Historic Sites At Risk

(AP) – An Illinois historic preservation group says sites on its yearly list of endangered places are at risk due to an unsure economic climate in the state.

Landmarks Illinois President Bonnie McDonald said Thursday that many of the sites are owned by local governments and institutions.

She says local governments, like municipalities and counties, are nervous to release funding to save the buildings because they’re not sure if they will receive their state appropriations.

The state of Illinois has been operating without a budget for the current fiscal year since July.

McDonald said Landmarks Illinois released the list Wednesday in an effort to highlight opportunities to save the buildings through public and private partnerships.

The list includes schools, courthouses, mansions and churches across Illinois.





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