- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) - An auditorium with $3 million in renovations is for sale for $100.

The Carthage City Council has approved buying the structure from Carl Sandberg College in Galesburg. The college board will vote on the matter this month.

The (Galesburg) Register-Mail reports (https://bit.ly/1UK5g5v ) that the school received the Charger Auditorium in 2008 as a donation from Pairieland Investment Group. It wanted to create a multi-building partnership that fizzled in large part because of the recession.

Sandburg president Lori Sundberg says after $3 million in renovations, the school spends up to $35,000 a year to maintain it.

She says the money was well-spent, but the school might have made a different decision had it seen the recession coming.


Information from: The Register-Mail, https://www.register-mail.com

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