Contractors are making final preparations for the implosion of Wetzel Hall at Western Illinois University on Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 am.
They have been going door-to-door in the neighborhoods near the building to talk about what to expect and to review evacuation procedures.
James Santoro of Controlled Demolition, Inc said the implosion might sound like a loud thunderstorm to those near the site when the building comes down. It might sound like a car backfiring to those a bit further away.
The Core Project Chicago, an interdisciplinary arts company, is leading a week-long arts camp at the West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb. The camp is open to youth in grades 7-12. They group is known as the “Flying Squirrels.”
Grace Nessen-Gilligan lives in the Chicago suburbs. She is visiting a friend in Macomb and decided to take part.
She is preparing a script that combines elements from her own life and her talent playing the flute. She is also putting some of the skills she is learning to work in the script.