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BLOOMINGTON — The family of a McLean County maintenance worker killed in a 2015 work-related accident will receive $2.1 million, according to an agreement filed in McLean County Circuit Court.

Co-workers found John Hoeniges, 56, on May 26, 2015, in an elevator shaft in the basement of the Law and Justice Center in downtown Bloomington. County officials said Hoeniges may have gone into the area to retrieve an item that fell down the shaft.

A settlement agreement reached with Leah Hoeniges, administrator of her father's estate, states that Kone Inc., the firm that maintains the county's elevators, and Stuard & Associates Inc., the company that inspects the elevators, will each pay the estate $1 million.

The county is responsible for $125,000 that was covered by the general fund.

All claims of negligence and liability against the two firms and the county were dismissed in the lawsuit.

Contact Edith Brady-Lunny at (309) 820-3276. Follow her on Twitter: @pg_blunny

McLean County Courts Reporter

McLean County courts reporter for The Pantagraph.