Dennis Moon http://tspr.org en Macomb City Council Delays Vote on Pay Raises http://tspr.org/post/macomb-city-council-delays-vote-pay-raises <p>The proposed 2.5 percent pay raise for mayor, city clerk and city treasurer reflects the salary increase the rest of nonunion staff and management received this year to match the negotiated pay for union employees at city hall. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:33:22 +0000 Emily Boyer 50044 at http://tspr.org Macomb City Council Delays Vote on Pay Raises Throwing Parties Instead of Attracting Business http://tspr.org/post/throwing-parties-instead-attracting-business <p>Some Macomb aldermen question whether enough is being done to fill empty storefronts on the courthouse square. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:57:58 +0000 Rich Egger 49926 at http://tspr.org Throwing Parties Instead of Attracting Business Macomb Aldermen Face Election Competition http://tspr.org/post/macomb-aldermen-face-election-competition <p>There are contested races for three of the four seats up for election on the Macomb City Council.</p><p>Second Ward Alderwoman Kay Hill will be challenged by Steven Wailand. Hill was appointed to the seat two years ago. Wailand is a student at Western Illinois University.</p><p>The race in the new fifth ward pits two incumbent city council members against one another. Clay Hinderliter represents the current seventh ward while Tim Lobdell is the sixth ward alderman. A third candidate – David Dunn – has also filed in the fifth ward.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:10:26 +0000 Rich Egger 24993 at http://tspr.org Macomb Aldermen Face Election Competition City Tree Farm Possible for Macomb http://tspr.org/post/city-tree-farm-possible-macomb <p>Older cities generally have some older trees. A city council member suggested Macomb be prepared for the replacement process by starting a tree farm.</p><p>Alderman At Large Dennis Moon said Macomb could use some city-owned land just east of Oakwood Cemetery to plant the trees.</p><p>"The newer part of Oakwood needs some trees. The older part is losing a lot of its trees because of storm damage and they are getting some age on them," Moon said.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 22:45:00 +0000 Rich Egger 21967 at http://tspr.org City Tree Farm Possible for Macomb Macomb Ready to Roll on West Adams http://tspr.org/post/macomb-ready-roll-west-adams <p>The city council voted in favor of a resolution of support for seeking $1.1 million in federal grant funding for the West Adams Street revitalization project.<br /><br />&ldquo;This project is the gateway to Western Illinois University,&rdquo; said Eric Moe of McClure Engineering. &ldquo;It&#39;s often the first impression for newcomers to our community.&rdquo;<br /> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 04:08:46 +0000 Rich Egger 16190 at http://tspr.org Macomb Ready to Roll on West Adams