Hamilton, IL – The Hamilton City Council has agreed to apply for two Illinois Department of Transportation grants. The money would be used to enhance the triangle junction at the intersection of highways 96 and 136. It would also help pay for the rebuilding of the old covered bridge along highway 96. The estimated cost of the projects is about $125,000. The city would have to come up with a local match of about $25,000 or turn down the grants if they are awarded to Hamilton.