Coles County recently received estimates on having various monuments on the courthouse lawn treated and restored. The list includes the Abraham Lincoln plaque that is located at the front entrance of the courthouse, the Coles County Soldiers and Sailors Monument on the northwest corner, and the Andrew Dunn Post No. 93 Monument. Several broken pieces on the monuments will be recreated and everything will be cleaned using a laser ablation process that will safely remove the black deposits found on the statues. We are currently writing a grant to fund these restorations.