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A Hamilton eye sore is finally coming down

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HAMILTON, Ill. (WGEM) -

An eye sore in downtown Hamilton is finally coming down.

Piles of rubble have sat untouched on the 900 block of Broadway Street since a fire that killed a 5-month old last January.

The city has been legally petitioning the owner of one of the buildings to demolish it, but the owner has yet to respond.

Now, the city has been forced to take it down themselves.

Officials say the community is ready to have the downtown area cleaned up.

"It is going to be very good to get it out of the way and the community is very anxious to get it out of that way and get up town looking back to normal," said Hamilton Police Chief Robb Bell. 

The city will start taking bids on the demolition project tomorrow.

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