News

For Sale: Bel-Aire Motel

For Sale: Bel-Aire Motel

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

The Bel-Aire Motel is on the sales block.  A “For Sale” sign went up on the building Monday with a $750,000 asking price.  The property has long been a trouble spot for police and area businesses.

“Perhaps with sign going up the owner has finally realized it is time to move on and sell the property let someone else come in who has a new vision for it, ” said Springfield Economic Development Director Mike Farmer, who wasn’t aware the building was up for sale.

Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe is somewhat optimistic a buyer can be found that will either raze the property or upgrade it.

The owners have been fined numerous times for code violations.  Attempts to reach the out-of-state owners for comment have not yet been successful.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

ihsa

Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

in Local

Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

wtax 011015

Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

in Local

Iran Deal Gives Durbin a Shot at Political Redemption

dickdurbin2

Dick Durbin leading effort to get votes in favor of nuclear deal with Iran.

in Local

Munger Under Fire Over Outgoing State Funds

Biss and Munger

State Senator Daniel Biss says the comptroller’s office is having trouble following court ordered payments to various groups.

in Local

Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 23 and Kills 2 in Quincy VA Home

Quincy VA Home

The Illinois Department of Public Health is taking steps to prevent more people in a Quincy veterans’ home from contracting Legionnaires’ disease.