Southern Illinois’ STAR bond backers say project will happen (The Southern)

December 23, 2012 – Developers of the STAR bond destination development in Marion have less than a year to commence work before funding for the project will be pulled and an appeal will have to be filed, but lawmakers who backed the legislation creating the incentives for the development say they are confident the project will happen. The destination development promised to transform the economy of Southern Illinois by creating a recreational and retail destination that would remake Marion into a tourist hot-spot and draw millions of people from hundreds of miles around.

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