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State Grant Will Help Preserve Buildings in Bishop Hill

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Bishop Hill Heritage Association
State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) and BHHA Administrator Todd DeDecker

The state of Illinois will help fix up some of the historic buildings in Bishop Hill.

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Bishop Hill Heritage Association
the Steeple Building in Bishop Hill

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded a grant of 100,000 dollars to the Bishop Hill Heritage Association.

Administrator Todd DeDecker says the money will help pay for storm windows for the 1853 Colony Store, additional roof bracing and a new roof for the 1854 Steeple Building, and a new roof for the 1851 Carpenter Building.

And he thanks State Representative Dan Swanson from Alpha for helping secure the grant.