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Macomb, NAACP Agree to Meetings

Macomb, IL – The McDonough County NAACP believes it's making some progress with the City of Macomb now that the group and the city have agreed to start holding regular meetings. Chapter President Gregg Huston will organize the first one. He will likely be joined by a couple aldermen, the mayor, and the city administrator. In addition, the city spent an hour addressing the NAACP's concerns Monday night. The city told Huston its officers have participated in three diversity training sessions in the past nine months. The city also outlined its recruiting efforts and shared racial data from traffic stops. Listen to the entire conversation by clicking on the audio button above. It opens with comments from City Administrator Mike Hays and also contains comments from Huston, Deputy Police Chief Curt Barker, Mayor Mick Wisslead, and members of the city council.