Macomb, IL – An historic building in downtown Macomb has been sold to the highest bidder. The former owners of Cookies Diner on the west side of the courthouse square allowed Lowderman Auction Company to sell the building and everything inside.
The building sold for $90,000. It's served a variety of purposes over its history, including as Macomb City Hall. One section of the building's second floor also served as the jail, the cells of which are still intact.
Macomb, IL – Macomb wants the Lamoine Hotel listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's proposal received a boost in the past week.
The Illinois Historic Society Board agreed to support the city's application. Community Development Coordinator Ed Basch said the city would not be able to obtain the national designation without the state's backing.
Basch said he told the state board there are several reasons why the Lamoine deserves recognition.
Macomb, IL – The panelists talk about longtime journalist Helen Thomas, who abruptly retired Monday after making controversial remarks about Israelis.
In a video recorded May 27, Thomas says Israelis should "get the hell out of Palestine." She suggested they should go to Germany, Poland or the US. She has since apologized for the comments, which quickly made their way across the Internet.
The 89-year Thomas was the head of the White House press corps. She was well known for her confrontational and tough questioning.