Chandler Park en Much Anticipated Art Installed in Macomb Park <p></p><p>Crews from Laverdiere Construction installed a roughly 1,500 pound sign on top of the northwest pillars in Chandler Park on December 5. The black, classically ornate sign is made of recycled metal. It was created by local artist Matt Myers.</p><p></p><p>“My stuff generally gets sent off to other states and I never see them again,” Myers said. “Macomb is my adopted hometown so it’s good to have something here.”</p><p>Mayor Mike Inman said it’s an ideal place for a sign given the amount of traffic that goes by the park every day on Highways 136 and 67.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:39:02 +0000 Rich Egger 25379 at Much Anticipated Art Installed in Macomb Park Jazz and Art in Macomb <p>Chandler Park was the place to be on a sun-kissed Saturday as the Al Sears Jazz Festival, the Gazebo Arts Festival, and the Friends of the Library book sale drew crowds throughout the day.</p><p>John Miller is impressed with what he saw. Miller is a jazz musician who performs with The Romaniacs and The Dixie Daredevils. He thinks it’s a brilliant idea to combine the jazz and arts festivals.</p><p>“A lot of people come out who normally may not listen to jazz. This may be their first exposure. So to me that’s smart,” Miller said.</p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:42:07 +0000 Rich Egger 22310 at Jazz and Art in Macomb Signs Cluttering View of Park <p>Macomb is facing the same problem the Five Man Electrical Band sang about in 1971: “Signs, Signs, Everywhere there's signs, Blocking out the scenery, Breaking my mind.”<br><br>Macomb's issue is with all the signs being hung from the Chandler Park fence. It's a great location to hang a banner because it's right along the highway and across the street from the train depot. Numerous organizations have started placing banners there to promote various causes and events. But the city has a problem with the practice.<br> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:58:47 +0000 Rich Egger 22079 at Signs Cluttering View of Park Details Set for Macomb Women's Statue <p>Aldermen will be asked during their September 17 meeting to approve a plan for placing a new statue in the southwest part of Chandler Park.<br><br>“This memorial will celebrate women,” said Tina Belz of the Macomb Women's Club. “It will be a source of ongoing understanding of the value of women's contributions to our community.”<br><br>The agreement between the club and the city also establishes the dimensions of the statue and its surrounding plaza.<br> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:31:54 +0000 Rich Egger 21427 at Details Set for Macomb Women's Statue Macomb Beautiful Association Marks Milestone <p>The Macomb Beautiful Association will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a public reception on Wednesday, September 12, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the West Central Illinois Arts Center, 25 East Side Square.<br><br>MBA President Rosemary Aten said the group maintains the memorial gardens in Chandler Park. It also maintains a memorial garden and the flower boxes at the Macomb Travel Center, and it provides the Christmas trees and lights for Chandler Park and the depot.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:46:03 +0000 Rich Egger 21361 at Macomb Beautiful Association Marks Milestone