Starting November 2016, Area Disposal Serivce, Inc. of Bloomington Illinois will become the contracted provider of garbage collection and consumer waste recycling services for the Village of Hudson residents. As a part of this contract every household will be provided with two 95 gallon waste containers, one for waste and one for recycling. Moving to a cart service for garbage and recycling collection will not only benefit our customers but also the community and environment as we improve our efforts to "Go Green". New garbage service details can be found here City Services > Garbage & Recycling
The village has changed garbage contractors, with this change ALL residents will need to put garbage and recycling out on Wednesday 10/26/2016 and leave both cans at the curb until the current provider picks them up. This process should happen over the remainder of the week. During the same timeline our new provider will be dropping off our new cans. The new garbage day will be THURSDAY, so our first day with the new contractor will be 11/03/2016. Residents will be receiving a mailing from the new contractor explaining everything.
Republic Services will be collecting electronics from Village of Hudson residents for recycling 9/17 and 9/18. Electronics should be placed in the designated dumpster located underneath the water tower by the water department. Please see the following list of accepted and unaccepted items. Note this list is not all inclusive; please contact Karen Whittinghill with Republic Services at 309-828-3384 for items not listed.
Computers, Printers, Copiers, Monitors, Keyboards, Speakers, Mice, Cables
TVs, VCRs, Radios, Stereo Equipment, Tape Recorders, Record Players
Telephones, PBX Systems, Answering Machines
Networking Equipment, Hubs, Switches, routes, Cables
Video Recorders, Video Monitors, Security Systems
CB Radios, Cell Phones, Pagers, PDAs
Walkmans, Cash Registers, Typewriters, Adding Machines, Calculators
Software, CDROM, Floppy Disc, Cables, Cords
UPSs, Surge Strips
Scanners, Digital Cameras, MP3 Players, Electronic Keyboards
Computer parts/components, Rechargeable Bateries
Cables, Wires, Aluminum Racks, Carts
Microwaves – NON PCB containing ONLY
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) or any equipment with PCBs
Microwaves that contain PCBs
Thermostats, Barometers, Mercury Switches & Relays
Can Openers, Toaster Ovens, Coffee Makes, Toasters, Smoke Detectors
Refrigerators, Freezers, A/C Units, Dehumidifiers or anything containing Freon
Stoves, Washer/Dryers, Garbage Compactors, Dishwashers, Kitchen white goods
Household Batteries, other than installed in equipment
Fluorescent Lighting or Ballasts
Desk/Office Furniture or Lighting
Biohazards – for example medical waste including any needles
Due to the excessive heat forecast Republic Services will be starting routes an hour earlier (4am) effective immediately and continue for the remainder of the summer. This is out of concern for the health/safety of their employees as well as getting in and out of the municipalities as quickly as they can before the heat of the day. Please feel free to call Karen at Republic Services with any questions.
Dispatcher, Republic Services
This is a co-ed educational league is for children ages Pre-K (4 years old) through entering 5th grade and is sponsored by the Hudson Woman's Club. Practices well be held in Hudson, games are played in El Paso. Walk-in registration is Saturday, July 30 at the Hudson Library from 10 am - 12 pm. Cost is $45 due at the time of registration. Forms are available at the Hudson Public Library. Contact Margaret Lehr with any questions at 309-726-1657.
The Village of Hudson Board Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday 5/2/2016, has been cancelled due to available board member attendance being insufficient to satisfy quorum requirements.
This year's Village of Hudson community wide garage sale will be held on Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th. Sign up forms and additional information is available at hudsongaragesale.com
Starting March 23rd, work will begin on the elevated water storage tank located at 109 Front Street in Hudson. The scope of the work will be sandblasting and painting the interior and exterior of the tower. All of the work will be in compliance with OSHA and in coordination with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The village has also coordinated with the Hudson Fire Department for the Fire Department needs during the completion of this project. During the time of this project, the water tower will be offline and portable pressure tanks will be brought in to supply the water to the village. We ask our residents to conserve water where they can as the capacity for water being stored will be diminished. The timeline for this project is March 23rd through July 1st, depending on weather. Thank you for your consideration during this time. If you have concerns or questions, please call Jeff at the Water Department at 726-1471 or you can complete a contact form on the village website.
Festivities for the Day
The Christmas Shop: Hudson Elementary School, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Features local home based businesses and crafters. Support Small Business Saturday and shop Perfectly Posh,Thirty-One, Usborne Books, Scentsy, Crafty Creations, DeHeavnly Crafts, DoTerra Essential Oils, and many more.
Lunch with Santa: Hudson Fire Department, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hudson Woman's Club will be hosting an event for children Pre-K through 3rd grade. Pre-registration is required. Forms will be sent home through school and are available at the library and on the Village of Hudson website. Lunch will be prepared by the Hudson Lions Club.
The Village Ginger Bread House: Hudson Township Hall, 11:00am - 7:30pm
For truly unique gifts & holiday shopping visit the town hall. The town hall will be filled with homemade crafts, gifts and vintage collectibles, including bakery candles, handcrafted jewelry, florals, wood turned pens, primitive lighted houses and barns, and much more created by your local artisans. Will will also have a bake sale provided by the Hudson Ag 4H Club. Fresh baked Gingerbread cookies will be available for purchase too.
Tree Lighting Ceremony: Veteran's Park (Front St.), 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Christmas Carols, lighting of the park tree, a Christmas story read by Hudson Area Public Library, and a tree blessing. Donations will be accepted at the tree lighting for the Hudson Love Baskets.
Visit with Santa: Hudson Fire Department, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Follow Santa back to the Fire Department for Christmas treats and tours. Bring your camera for family photos.
A Dicken Christmas 2: 410 S. McLean Street, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
A light display, previously one of our featured stops during the Holiday in Hudson has moved. This year Bobby will have a 2-story display on his ranch home. It is going to look huge!
This years' Lunch with Santa will be Saturday Dec 5th between 11:00am and 12:30pm at the Hudson Fire Department, 502 N. Broadway St, Hudson IL. This annual event is once again sponsored by the Hudson Woman's Club and Hudson Lion's Club. and is for children Pre-K thru 3rd grade. Admission is $2 per child and $1 for each additional parent lunch. Activities will include a holiday craft, story time, lunch and of course a visit from Santa. Parents, Santa arrives at 12:00pm so have your cameras ready. Advanced registration is required. Registration forms can be downloaded below and must be returned by Monday November 30th.
Hudson Woman's Club will be accepting canned goods, nonperishable items and new unwrapped toys for the Hudson Love Baskets for anyone wanting to make a donation. Our current greatest needs are flour, sugar, and peanut butter.
New to Lunch with Santa: Children will receive an ornament that they can hang on the Hudson Village Christmas Tree at our Tree Lighting Ceremony in Veterans Park at 5:00pm later that night.