In 2020, Illinois taxpayers spent$1,786,647. 08 to maintain vacant properties, according to data that Newschannel 20 and FOX Illinois obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request to the Illinois Department of Central Management Services. The problem can be seen in central Illinois at several locations, including the Jacksonville Developmental Center. “The state property is about 100 acres,” Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard said. “So, it’s a big parcel of land.
March 4, 2021 at 05:51AM