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Library, Hancock County Courthouse vandalized in Carthage


CARTHAGE, Ill, (WGEM) -- Several Carthage buildings were vandalized on the downtown square.

The Carthage Library received extensive damage.  Police say vandals broke three of the building's biggest windows around 10 o'clock Tuesday night.  The same thing happened to two other nearby buildings.  Authorities also say paint was thrown on the west side doors of the Hancock County courthouse.

Mike Boley is with the Carthage Police Department.  He says, "The damage that's done to these buildings, a place that belongs to everybody, like the library, is pretty upsetting. The same with the damage to the courthouse, a building that's been here over one hundred years. It's a historical place. And to see someone just blatantly damage it is upsetting to all of us."

Officer Boley says nothing was stolen from any of the buildings that were vandalized but the damage is estimated to be in the thousands.  If you have any information about what happened, you're asked to contact the Carthage Police Department.

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