NEW MILFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — After standing empty for years, crews began demolishing the former New Milford Elementary on Wednesday.
The last time students occupied the building was in 2011. Following that, it was used as storage.
The school combined with Froberg Elementary, which serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
The Rockford School Board and Park District agreed to a land swap deal in 2017 which turned over New Milford Elementary grounds to be used for recreational purposes.
Bricks from the building will be made available to the public as souvenirs, beginning Monday.
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