GILLESPIE, IL (KTVI) – A new state-of-the-art elementary school opens in Gillespie Monday morning. Some good news for an area hit hard by mother nature in recent years.
Ben-Gil Elementary has been a work in progress after Benld Elementary was lost to mine subsidence in 2009. A tornado then hit the elementary school in Gillespie and then in May of this year a tornado hit Gillespie High School.
The district has been holding classes in temporary buildings while the school was under construction.
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