Cases move north while courthouse is remodeled

Published 06/07 2013 04:15PM

Updated 06/07 2013 05:39PM

SPRINGFIELD -- For the first time in more than a century, the state Supreme Court is moving. The Springfield building is undergoing a major facelift.

Crews are packing up and moving everything out of it. It's getting new windows, upgraded plumbing and historical paintings will be restored. The project will cost the state about $12.5 million, but the court administration says it's money well spent.

The project will take about a year to complete. In the meantime, the Supreme Court will work out of Chicago. It says it doesn't expect any issues because of the change.

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