War Monument Being Restored

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STEPHENSON COUNTY (WIFR) – A 140-year-old Stateline statue is getting some much needed TLC.

Restoration work s underway on the Stephenson County Civil War Monument outside the courthouse in Freeport.

A crew is making mortar repairs to the limestone monument,. A 3-foot wall will also be built around it to protect it from snow. According to the civil war monument fund, another $50,000 is still needed to finish repairs. The statue lists over 3,000 Stephenson County residents who fought in the civil war.

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