Library Board Waits to Hear About Grant
The Galesburg Public Library Board is still in a holding pattern as they wait to hear if they'll even be eligible for state grant money in order to build a new library.

The board sent in all the proper and necessary paper work, but their application is being held up by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

Board president Martin Reichel says at first the agency told them to find a new place to build because the land they want to build at on West Main Street is considered historic.

But Reichel tells WGIL they requested the agency take a second look into the matter and make a decision after a site visit.

"Send somebody up here from the agency to actually look at them and I think it was an eye opener for him because, you know there's a lot wrong with these buildings and maybe they don't have the value that they seem to have on paper because they had these paper reports which they reviewed on each property."

Reichel says once they hear from the IHPA they'll know if they qualify to receive grant money.

The Library Board last night welcomed a new member, former Galesburg School District Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Guy Cahill.
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