Emergency demolition ordered for Pekin Township building
The Pekin Township building will be demolished immediately after significant structural damage was noticed.
Pekin Police Chief and interim city manager John Dossey said the city's chief building inspector was contacted around 3 p.m. Wednesday about the building. The inspector found a west wall was actively collapsing, and the roof had sustained damage.
It was determined an emergency demolition is needed for safety reasons.
The Pekin Fire Department and building inspection personnel are on the scene. Elizabeth Street is closed between 5th and 4th Streets until the area is made safe.