Old barn at U. of Illinois getting new life


Savoy -- The University of Illinois plans to build a solar-energy farm where a century-old barn now stands. But the barn will live on in a new location.


The barn was built in the early 1900s on what used to be the Cruse family farm in Savoy. It will be moved to Congerville. Savoy is just south of Champaign while Congerville is 20 miles northwest of Bloomington.


Morgan Johnston works for university Facilities and Services. A company called Trillium Dell Timberworks of Knoxville will be paid $55,000 to take the barn down.


The company says a buyer near Congerville plans to use the old barn for horses.


Cathy Cruse Revere grew up on the farm. She's thrilled it will be used again.

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