Pillsbury Mills

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The Illinois attorney general’s office and the owners of the former Pillsbury Mills site agreed that the property has been properly secured after deficiencies were spotted last month in fencing surrounding the North End property.

The two sides reported the agreement to Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Madonia at a court appearance Thursday afternoon.

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The owners of the Pillsbury Mills site will have another day in court. The Illinois attorney general’s office claims the owners have not properly secured the site against trespassers, despite a court order to do so.

That’s according to a petition filed in Sangamon County Circuit Court in Springfield last month. A hearing is set for Thursday, December 19.

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There’s some new lighting and patched fencing around the abandoned Pillsbury Mills plant on the north end of Springfield. But residents say more work needs to be done to make the area safe. 

NPR Illinois went on a perimeter walk with them over the weekend and has this report.

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A community group wants the city of Springfield to take over the Pillsbury Mills Plant, tear it down and redevelop the site.

But, first, they want the city to make sure the area is closed off to trespassers.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford is joined by Tim Landis, Business Editor of the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.