Dean Torreson

Several Projects Underway
9:05 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Construction Crews Busy in Downtown Macomb

The Lamoine Hotel
Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

Public and privately financed construction projects will change and improve the look of downtown Macomb.

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Macomb City Council
9:54 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Alderman Questions Spring Lake Contract

Spring Lake
Credit Rich Egger

Macomb Alderman At Large Thomas Koch is not convinced the city should be paying the park district to manage Spring Lake and Spring Lake Park.

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Dilapidated Properties
6:17 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Macomb Ready for Round Two of Fix or Flatten

Macomb City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

A city memo said the Macomb Community Development Office and the City Attorney Office have provided aldermen with another list of private properties to consider for the “Fix or Flatten” program.

Under the program, the city acquires and demolishes dilapidated buildings unless the owners act to bring them up to code.

City Attorney Kristen Petrie told aldermen the initial “Fix or Flatten” program this year spurred some property owners into fixing or tearing down structures before the city stepped in.

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Comments from June 18 Meeting
5:54 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Macomb Alderman Retracts Remarks

Tim Lobdell
Rich Egger
  • The June 18 exchange between Lobdell and Torreson
  • Lobdell's June 25 retraction

Sixth Ward Alderman Tim Lobdell said he erred during an exchange with City Administrator Dean Torreson.  

The exchange during the June 18 City Council meeting concerned eight structures that are to be torn down as part of the city's Fix or Flatten program.

Torreson said he would ask contractors to submit a single bid for demolishing all eight. Lobdell contended that aldermen directed Torreson to seek bids on each individual structure. He said that direction was given the previous week during an executive session.

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The Gateway to WIU
11:08 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Macomb Ready to Roll on West Adams

West Adams Street at Charles Street
Rich Egger

The city council voted in favor of a resolution of support for seeking $1.1 million in federal grant funding for the West Adams Street revitalization project.

“This project is the gateway to Western Illinois University,” said Eric Moe of McClure Engineering. “It's often the first impression for newcomers to our community.”

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