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The Village of Poplar Grove recently announced the distribution of more than $100,000 to businesses within the village limits. As supporters of small business, President Owen Costanza and Village of Poplar Grove officials realized the importance of getting crucial dollars back to those businesses who were struggling from the financial implications brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants were awarded on Thursday, Jan. 21, with the final recipients receiving their checks at the HydeOut Bar & Grill, 13502 Julie Dr., Poplar Grove.

Costanza said, “The village took the opportunity to apply for grant money through the State of Illinois’ Local Coronavirus Remediation Emergency Support Program.”