This will be the county's latest building project in recent history - a nearly $200 million 10 story building, 365,000 square-feet with 38 courtrooms (we now only have 23). The plan envisions a two-story glass lobby, 6 six security screening stations (we now have only 2) with areas to line up. The current courthouse was never designed for modern security so there are often long wait lines stretching out to Jefferson street some mornings. They will also have escalators on the first several floors to move people to their courtrooms much faster that the 4 elevators that serve the current courthouse.
|View from my Office|
|1st Midwest Bldg to be Demolished|
|Drawing of new courthouse|