It's hard to miss the dilapidated former Allied Mills building that towers over U.S. Route 24 on the southern end of Bartonville. Village leaders would like to see the abandoned pet food plant torn down. But the property owner says his group plans to develop the site, and demolition may not be in their best interests.
A real estate developer in Springfield has floated grand plans for downtown Springfield. The crux of Chris Stone's plan is a 1,200-employee casino in the…