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Union County officials brake ground on new $10.5 million dollar courthouse

UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

Court officials call it a monumental moment for Union County.

They broke ground today on a new, $10.5 million courthouse.

The building will replace the current courthouse, which is more than 150-years-old.

Demolition of parts of the old courthouse is already underway. Construction will start next month and should take about 18-months to complete.

The money for the new courthouse is being paid by a one-percent sales tax passed last year.

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