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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

NCICG Small Business Grants Available

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The North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG) is generously offering grant money for small businesses. Please check out all the current available opportunities at the PDF file below. Grants For Small Businesses  

One Day to Apply for $10,000 Small Business Recovery Grant

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North Central Illinois Council of Governments LISC Small Business Recovery Grant The following grant opportunity is available to local businesses. Applications open until February 9th, 11:59 PM . All businesses eligible to apply. Easy application process! $10,000 grant can be used for:  Paying rent and utilities Meeting payroll  Paying outstanding debt to vendors  Upgrading technology infrastructure  Other immediate operational costs Apply Here Questions or need assistance, please contact: NCICG's COVID-19 Response Specialist Team   Cole Horner C (815) 303-6244 w (815) 433-5830 cole.edd@ncicg.org         Elisabeth Benham C (815) 303-6255 w (815) 433-5830 elisabeth.edd@ncicg.org

Be Prepared for the Cold: Dress Appropriately, Check Pipes, Take Care of Animals

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Subzero low temperatures predicted beginning Saturday   When tow truck driver Jeff Senica of Senica Interstate Towing is called out to retrieve a vehicle this weekend from a rural location, there will be nowhere to hide from the below-zero temperatures. He’ll have to brave them. That comes with the job. Over the years, however, he’s developed a strategy for staying warm while working in the frigid cold. “Everybody knows you wear lots of layers,” said Senica, who works at the La Salle-based towing company. With low temperatures predicted to fall below zero and wind chills as low as -20 degrees beginning Saturday and into next week, Senica will be ready. He starts with a base of insulated underwear, wearing regular jeans and a sweatshirt over them, as well as a thick pair of socks. “You have to keep them dry,” he warned. Senica also wears a gaiter face mask around his neck to keep his face from being exposed to the elements. Experts advise covering your head – as much as 50% of body heat

Meeting Date Change

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Public Notice The Village of Hennepin's regularly scheduled Board meeting for February has been changed from Wednesday, February 17 to Thursday, February 18 at 5:30 PM. Hennepin Board of Trustees

Hennepin Law Office Changes Hands

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The year 2021 ushers in a new era for the Boyle & Goldsmith law office building in Hennepin, as attorney Roger Bolin turns over the keys and ownership to fellow attorney Scott Shore. Also, longtime legal secretary Connie Halbleib, who in August celebrated her 40th year as a legal secretary in the office, will retire.   The building still bears the names of original law partners Walter Durley Boyle and Linn C. Goldsmith, who opened its doors in 1976. Shore joined the firm as an associate in 1977 and became a partner in Boyle, Goldsmith & Shore in 1983. Bolin had joined the firm as an associate in 1979 and “followed suit” as a partner in 1985, in Boyle, Goldsmith, Shore & Bolin. Scott Shore left the office in 1990 when elected circuit judge and returned upon retirement from the bench 24 years later, in 2014, sharing office space with Bolin. Original partners Boyle and Goldsmith had both passed, in 2008 and 2014 respectively. Bolin plans to work from home, completing a number

Republic Services 2021 Service Calendar

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Republic Services has posted their trash and recycling calendar and guidelines for 2021 for the Village of Hennepin.     Please view the pertinent PDF links below. 2021 Hennepin Service Calendar Municipal Recycling Newsletter Recycling and Waste Service Guide

Hennepin Fire Holiday Lighting Contest

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  Please check out the details below for the annual Holiday Lighting Contest!