Nike Missile base for sale

Published at 10:08 p.m. on June 6, 2014 | Modified at 10:10 p.m. on June 6, 2014

The 14-acre Nike missile base just south of Hecker is for sale. The site formerly known as Hecker SL-40 has three underground bunkers that formerly housed Nike anti-aircraft missiles. The lifts for the bunkers still work. The Army shut down the missile site in 1969 after a decade, then turned it over to the Career Center of Southern Illinois, formerly the Beck Vocational Center. Pre-sale inspection tours for the Hecker site are set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26 and 2 to 4 p.m. June 27. The minimum opening bid has been set at $70,000. To contact Keller, visit Read more here:

Belleville News-Democrat is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service