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I-39 Corridor Prospering in Recovering Illinois Economy

The I-39 Corridor is prospering with several significant industrial and commercial investments.  Leading the major facility announcements is the location of Facebook’s Data Center in DeKalb, Illinois.  The nearly $1 billion investment is generating infrastructure development in the area around the ChicagoWest Business Center.  Nearby, Ferrara Candy Company is finishing construction of a 1.7-million-square-foot distribution center building and a packaging center building.    Amazon continues to grow in the Rockford market with the recent leasing of an additional 140,000 square feet in the former Bon-Ton warehouse building on Rockford’s north side.  Amazon’s Prime Air continues to increase its utilization of the Chicago Rockford International Airport.  The airport is once again the fastest-growing air freight business in the world. Rockford’s other major industry is aerospace and aircraft parts and services.  The two leading employers are Woodward, a manufacturer of aerospace and aircraf

Don't Miss Hennepin's 4th of July Celebration

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 Don't miss out on Hennepin's annual 4th of July Celebration! Hope to see you there!

Housing Payment Assistance Programs Offered

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The Tri-County Opportunities Council offers COVID housing payment assistance programs. Please view the flyer below for more information if you are currently in rental arrears due to the loss of income as a result of COVID-19. Housing Assistance Flyer     For more information, please visit www.tcochelps.org .

Sangha Systems to Migrate Electricity Consumption Towards Clean Energy

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Sangha Systems, developers of an 82 MW cryptocurrency mining facility at a former steel mill in Hennepin, Illinois announces it has signed a letter of intent with AEP OnSite Partners to develop a 2 - 5 MW fully behind-the-meter solar power array to begin to migrate its electricity consumption towards clean energy. Sangha Systems, through its subsidiary 82 River North, will generate additional value by using Sunified Inc.'s proprietary sensor technology to track and trace every kilowatt hour flowing between the solar panels, its mining rigs, and the grid.   This landmark deal signals a shift in how cryptocurrency miners will be developing their energy resources going forward, and is the realization of Sangha Systems' goal since beginning the Hennepin project in 2018. The company has been trying to steer cryptocurrency mining towards renewable energy from its inception and, having proven its business model and reliability in the industry over three years, is now poised to pioneer

Public Notice: FY 2022 Meeting Dates

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Please view the PDF below for meeting dates for fiscal year 2022 for the Hennepin Village Board of Trustees and the Planning and Zoning Commission . FY 2022 Meeting Dates  

Putnam County Libraries Receive CPR Kits

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The Putnam County Library District was recently awarded CPR kits to help promote CPR education within the community.   Librarian Peggy Smith received the CPR kits to distribute out to the six Putnam County libraries for patrons to pick up during library hours. The American Heart Association is poised and ready to provide community members with the surviving skill of hands-only CPR as 70% of cardiac emergencies happen in the home. The first 5-10 minutes of cardiac arrest is crucial and performing hands-only CPR immediately can double or triple the chances of survival. The adult and child CPR Anytime Kits are designed for anyone to learn the core skills of CPR in just 20 minutes. The kits contain everything needed to learn basic CPR, AED skills and choking relief anywhere from the comfort of your home. Each kit comes with bilingual instruction in English and Spanish. The kits do not provide certification but the Adult and Child Anytime Kits are meant to extend the availability and access

Hennepin Park District Will Offer Red Cross Swimming Lessons

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The Hennepin Park District is having three sessions of Red Cross swimming lessons this summer. Each session will be two weeks long. There will be six levels of swimming ability. Level 1 is the beginning class and you have to be 5 years old by Sept. 1 and at least 42 inches tall to join this class. The morning sessions will run 40-minute classes, Monday through Friday. The night session will run 50-minute classes, Monday through Thursday. The first session is June 14–25. The times are: 9-9:40 a.m. all levels, 9:50–10:30 a.m. all levels, and 10:40–11:20 a.m. all levels. The second session is July 5–16. The times are: 9-9:40 a.m. all levels, 9:50-10:30 a.m. all levels, and 10:40-11:20 a.m. all levels. The third session is the night session, and it is July 19–29. The times are: 5-5:50 p.m. all levels, and 6-6:50 p.m. all levels. Registration for these sessions will start Saturday, May 15, beginning at 11:30 a.m. You must come in person to register at the Hennepin Pool. If you cannot come t

Cargill Elevator to be Dismantled

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PLEASE BE AWARE     The Cargill elevator on Front St. is to be dismantled. The demolition crew will be starting to dismantle the elevator in two to three weeks with hopes of having the site completely cleaned up by the end of May.   Front street will be closed between Court and Mulberry during this period.   During this time there will be various types of heavy equipment at the demolition site, with trucks using Mulberry and Court Streets, entering and exiting town on Fourth street.   Please be very cautious when using Front St. and Court St. and be aware of extra truck traffic during this period.   Thank you for your cooperation, Kevin Coleman President, Village of Hennepin