Rockford, Illinois News

South Beloit City Hall renovations resume

SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. — The renovation project at South Beloit City Hall has resumed after a five-month suspension amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Aldermen voted Tuesday to amend a bid they previously awarded to Sjostrom & Sons, of Rockford. The amended cost is $171,822. The initial bid was $164,234.

The project will add a new entrance, more office space and make the building handicap accessible. While cash was available for the renovations, work was halted in April after the officials projected a $200,000 spending gap because of COVID-19 closures.

“It looks like we will be able to keep within a reasonable level of spending on this project,” Mayor Ted Rehl told the Beloit Daily News. 

South Beloit City Hall is at 519 Blackhawk Blvd. It occupies the south side of the building. The police department is in the north unit.