Benton Still Trying To Sort Out Potential City Hall, Police Department Move

(BENTON, IL) — It seems Benton is still trying to find a new home for city hall and its police department. City Council members Monday night made two motions following discussion about each facility during its executive session. The city will continue negotiating to purchase possible buildings for a new city hall and/or police department and continue using White and Borgogoni Architects of Carbondale and let it design a possible new police department. Multiple reports over the last several weeks have stated the city is looking at moving city hall and the police department over to the Hiramoti Professional Building next door to city hall on West Main where space is available. But city officials say nothing is a done deal yet regarding the facilities. We’ll keep you posted.