Macomb, IL – A majority of Macomb aldermen support the idea of making the city a home rule community.
During the May 24 Committee of the Whole meeting, First Ward Alderman Ryan Hansen, Third Ward Alderman Lou Gilbert, Fifth Ward Alderman Dave Dorsett, Sixth Ward Alderman Tim Lobdell, and Seventh Ward Alderman Clay Hinderliter all indicated they back the concept.
Dorsett and Lobdell presented information about home rule during the meeting. Copies of their "Home Rule Overview" sheet are available from the Macomb City Clerk's office.
Macomb, IL – McDonough County property tax payers will likely get their bills this week into early next week. County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes says taxpayers haven't received their bills this early in years.
DeJaynes says the first due date for property taxes will be June 28th this year, and the second will be September 1. That's compared to a first due date of September 14, and a second due date of October 19 last year. In 2008, the due dates were September 5 and October 6.