One year ago, an estimated 3,000 partiers gathered on a two block stretch of Wheeler Street in Macomb to celebrate the approaching end of the WIU school year.
Broken glass littered the street, numerous arrests were made, and a crowd control team was needed to break up the gathering.
The scene was much different this past weekend. Police were there to keep an eye on things but there was not much to see. Several smaller parties were held, no arrests were made, and no citations were issued.
Devotees of the written word will share their passion and free books April 23rd. It's the first World Book Night in the United States.
Macomb is one of 5,000 U.S. communities chosen to take part. The city's public library and New Copperfield's Book Store were selected as distributors. World Book Night is sponsored by a consortium of book publishers and authors who donate the books.
Linda Cox of New Copperfield's said “book givers” each have 20 books to give away.