The old Worcester Hardware building is one of  the Mayors latest ratholes that he has
convinced his mostly willing accomplices (city council) to shove the taxpayers money down.

Although the mayor wanted the city to purchase the building outright ( thats a big suprise) but
instead he had to settle with awarding the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce $84,000 of
taxpayer money to renovate it.

Everyone involved knows that  $84,000 will not be nearly enough money for this project and
the citizens will be expected to pay more.

This is the kind of thing that keeps
Newton Illinois #1 in taxes
Many times owners of buildings with loose and failing masonry like this get
a condemnation notice but in this case they get $84,000 of your money.