Civil War monument http://northernpublicradio.org en Efforts To Fix Monument In Freeport Get A Boost http://northernpublicradio.org/post/efforts-fix-monument-freeport-get-boost <p>The Civil War monument sits outside of the Stephenson County Courthouse. It was built the late 1860s. County officials have said there is no public money available to fix it up, so local residents started raising money. A new base was installed last fall. Ron Werntz is one of the main fundraisers behind the project. He says organizers were stuck at the halfway mark to continue restoration efforts. But recently received an anonymous donation of $40,000 from a local veteran.</p><p></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 43465 at http://northernpublicradio.org Efforts To Fix Monument In Freeport Get A Boost