Old Joliet courthouse to be torn down

The old Joliet courthouse will be coming down.

Will County officials confirmed Thursday that a demolition contract has been signed. 

The whole tear-down process is expected to begin next month.

The American Demolition Corporation was awarded just under $1.5 million for the project. 

The old courthouse was built back in 1969 and closed in 2020 when the new one opened across the street.