Heritage Days

Summer Festival
8:05 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Funding Macomb's Heritage Days

Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Tents were packed up and the stage torn down as Macomb’s Heritage Days wrapped up. The festival’s planning committee is already looking forward to next year.

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Summer Fun in Western Illinois
5:28 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The summer travel season is in full swing. Festivals over the weekend in Macomb and Galesburg showcased planes, trains and automobiles. Buckle up for the ride.

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Bicentennial of Big Battle
4:04 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

General Macomb’s Heroics

General Alexander Macomb
Credit Wikipedia

A military historian credits General Alexander Macomb with preserving the nation’s current border with Canada.

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Heritage Days Preview
11:04 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Emphasis - June 15

Bob Anstine (foreground) and John Hallwas

Rich Egger's guests are author and historian John Hallwas and former Macomb Mayor Bob Anstine. They talk about the city's annual Heritage Days celebration, which takes place Thursday, June 21 - Sunday, June 24.

Heritage Days began during Anstine's administration. He thinks the first one was held in 1981.

“We were looking for an annual activity. We came up with this concept - the city city council, the Chamber of Commerce, and others - and that's when it started,” Anstine said.

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Bollards & Floodlights
9:48 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

More Lighting for Macomb's Chandler Park

Bollards are already installed in the southern part of Chandler Park

It took some sorting out, but Macomb aldermen eventually agreed to have more lights installed at Chandler Park before next month's Heritage Days celebration.

Eleven electrical bollards will be added to the north side of the park. Bollards were installed in the southern portion of the park last year.

In addition, floodlights will be installed at the Chandler monument and the Civil War monument.

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Heritage Days
8:30 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Macomb Wants to Re-energize Summer Festival

Chandler Park, where much of the action takes place during Heritage Days

Macomb's mayor hopes the city can “reinvigorate” its annual Heritage Days celebration.

Heritage Days is held the final weekend of June. It typically begins on Thursday at 5:00pm and concludes on Sunday morning with the fly-in and pancake breakfast at the airport.

Mayor Mike Inman said the Heritage Days committee is considering whether to extend the festival to include more activities on Sunday.

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