Buzz around football team matching Hancock construction
March 27, 2013 9:20 pm
NORMAL — As the new east side of Hancock Stadium continues to rise, Illinois State director of athletics Gary Friedman believes the interest in Redbird football is doing the same.
As proof, Friedman offers the fact all five available suites have been leased on five-year contracts beginning with the upcoming season.
And, approximately 410 of 500 club seats have already been purchased.....

Train depot construction to start soon

After months of negotiations between the Illinois Department of Transportation, Amtrak and the City of Pontiac, the go ahead to build the new train station depot was settled Monday night at the Pontiac City Council meeting.

"We approved the contracts with Vissering Construction for the new depot," City Administrator Bob Karls said.

Streator company gets $13.5 million East High School job

ROCKFORD — A Streator-based construction company will build 63,000 square-foot field house addition and provide six full-time job shadowing opportunities at East High School this summer.

The Rockford School Board voted 6-1 Tuesday night to accept Vissering Construction Company’s low bid for the job. The board will pay $13,568,000 for the work.

Normal, IL, February 18, 2016 – DESTIHL® Brewery has today announced plans to build a new $14 million production brewery facility in Normal, Illinois.


The brewery complex, to be located on Greenbriar Road in the North-Land Commercial Subdivision (north of Menards®), will initially consist of a 47,000 sq. ft. production brewery facility situated on about 6 acres of land. The building will house a large production space, including an expanded brewhouse, fermentation and cellar areas, a two-story oak barrel and foudre room for beer aging, a packaging floor, cooler, warehouse and lab. The facility will also include a 6,300 sq. ft. taproom and event space, featuring the bold flavors of DESTIHL’s beer and food, an outdoor beer garden and brewery and corporate offices. The brewery has an option to purchase adjacent land for future expansion as well, which would likely involve a similar size of investment over time.

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ISU AD: Stadium should be 'substantially completed' by opener

July 26, 2013 4:18 pm

NORMAL — Major renovations at Hancock Stadium should be “substantially completed” and a new main scoreboard should be in place before Illinois State plays its opening home football game on Sept. 21, Athletic Director Larry Lyons said Friday.

The ISU board of trustees on Friday authorized $1.2 million for the project that includes not only the main scoreboard but also an auxiliary scoreboard, upgraded sound system and marquee message center on Main Street.

Funding for the $1.2 million project includes $500,000 from the town of Normal as well as private donations and athletic facility reserves.

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