State pays to demo Eagle Creek

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SHELBY COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — It closed almost a decade ago, now the state is paying to hopefully give it some new life. Eagle Creek Resort has been talked about for years.

It closed because of mold and money problems. Now, the state is planning to help pay for it to be demolished. When it opened in the late 80’s, the lease agreement included the state paying for demolition.

The resort has come to that point. Development proposals have been accepted from private developers, but only one met state rules.

The new request for the proposal is for $500,000. 

Senator Chapin Rose (R) says he hopes to see someone run it successfully. It was privately managed but owned by the state. Rose says the land is leased from the Army Corps of Engineers.

It’s specifically for the resort. The golf course is still open. The 18-hole course reopened in 2014.

Last month, the state rejected a submitted bid because it wanted more details from the Sullivan Marina. The Department of Natural Resources said it didn’t provide enough specifics about how the job would be done. 

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