Macomb, IL – Dozens of people gathered at the Macomb VFW Monday to celebrate Flag Day. They worriedly glanced toward the sky as a couple of sprinkles began to fall, but a major rain event held off.
VFW Post 1921 Commander Jack Thurman began the short ceremony by leading the crowd in the pledge of allegiance. Shortly thereafter, former U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Richard Denton raised the stars and stripes on one of the VFW's new flag poles -- which were dedicated that day.
Roseville, IL – Roseville has lost a key piece of its community. Roseville Elementary School has closed for good, fueled by the need for the Monmouth-Roseville school district to save money in the midst of declining population, an ongoing recession and a host of other financial factors.
Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen appear to have made a decision on what referendum to place on the November ballot.
They've been reviewing whether to ask for a sales tax hike or ask for voter permission to become a home rule community. During the June 14 Committee of the Whole meeting, they indicated they intend to ask for the sales tax increase.
The money would pay for street and sewer repairs, which Seventh Ward Alderman Clay Hinderliter said are sorely needed.