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Work crews arrived before 7 a,m. and began preparing the house, already off its foundation for a couple of weeks and on wheels, for the move, which DeVooght would guide with a remote control device.
The plan in place was to disconnect overhead wires one block at a time, cutting off electricity, phone service and cable TV to immediate areas.
"As the house moves down the road, they'll be disconnecting services," said David Mackley, former director of inspection services for the city of Joliet. "They will disconnect the service areas ahead of us and reconnect behind us."