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The Grundy County Facilities Committee this week approved bids to tear down the property at 216 East Illinois Avenue.

The committee heard from Guy Christenson who said six companies submitted bids, but only three were valid.

The committee did have concerns about the soil underneath the building.

Christenson said the county could use that space for whatever they choose.

In July of 2018, Grundy County Board Chairman Chris Balkema said the county bought the property from the previous owner of Wills Automotive Service.

At that time, the county was planning to use the building as a future storage space.