Trouble on the Hennepin
WYANET — A Wyanet business owner is spearheading a grassroots efforts to get state recognition and help to address problems with Hennepin Canal Lock 19, located on the southwest edge of town.
Tom Yourek has sent letters to area representatives expressing his concern about the deteriorating condition of Lock 19. He has posted that letter and pictures of the Lock 19 area on the Facebook page for his business, Canal Area Tackle Shop.
Meagan Johnson, also of Wyanet, is helping Yourek raise awareness and support for his campaign by posting a petition on Yourek’s business Facebook page. As of press time, 25 people have signed the petition, which will be sent to the Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois Senate and Illinois House.
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