special census http://tspr.org en More Money Coming to Macomb http://tspr.org/post/more-money-coming-macomb <p>The city received some much anticipated news: the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has certified the results of the special census. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:59:24 +0000 Rich Egger 54304 at http://tspr.org More Money Coming to Macomb Big Return on Macomb’s Special Census http://tspr.org/post/big-return-macomb-s-special-census <p>The decision to conduct a special census appears to be paying off for Macomb. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:57:30 +0000 Rich Egger 44524 at http://tspr.org Big Return on Macomb’s Special Census WIU Enrollment Decline Impacts Bottom Line http://tspr.org/post/wiu-enrollment-decline-impacts-bottom-line <p>There are 498 fewer students attending Western Illinois University this fall than at this time last year. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 01:15:03 +0000 Rich Egger & Chris Lovingood 40379 at http://tspr.org WIU Enrollment Decline Impacts Bottom Line Macomb to Seek Special Census http://tspr.org/post/macomb-seek-special-census <p>In what’s become a once-a-decade tradition, Macomb will ask the US Census Bureau to conduct a special census.</p><p>The 2010 census came up with a headcount of 19,288. But the city believes its population is closer to 20,000.</p><p>The city also had a special census done after the 1990 and 2000 headcounts came up with totals below 20,000. In both cases, the special census returned the city’s population to 20,000.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:37:25 +0000 Rich Egger 28456 at http://tspr.org Macomb to Seek Special Census Street Repairs Part of Macomb's Next Budget http://tspr.org/post/street-repairs-part-macombs-next-budget <p>Macomb City Administrator Dean Torreson this week gave aldermen an overview of the city&#39;s proposed new budget, which will go into effect May 1.<br /><br />He said the budget includes money for fixing several streets. The money comes from a one-cent sales tax. Voters agreed in February 2011 to increase that tax from half-a-cent to a full cent.<br /><br />&quot;Our sales tax revenue has been coming it at the projected rate,&quot; Torreson said. &quot;It did double so we&#39;re right on target there.&quot;<br /> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:12:01 +0000 Rich Egger 11776 at http://tspr.org Street Repairs Part of Macomb's Next Budget