Old, abandoned, buildings are causing real problems all across the Tri-States. So, why aren't cities taking faster action to deal with it?
Cities like Quincy say rotting buildings create a mess of problems. It can often require a lengthy legal battle to gain control of the properties.
WGEM's Patrick Doss is Digging Deeper and looking at what towns in Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois are doing to combat the trends.
Find out how costs and legal loopholes are getting in the way of cleaning up Tri-State towns and leaving neighbors frustrated Thursday on WGEM News at Ten.