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Plans to revitalize Macomb’s downtown square will soon be sent to the Illinois Department of Transportation for review. The city hopes to get grant money from the state to help pay for $3.5-million worth of upgrades.

Rich Egger

The Macomb City Council is sending a letter to the Governor and Legislature asking to receive full funding from the state.

Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed cutting in half local government’s share of the state’s income tax revenue.

TSPR'S Emily Boyer

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) said he takes his responsibilities seriously, which is why he brought in a team to review his finances and make recommendations.

Schock has been in the spotlight lately because of reports questioning how his office spent taxpayer money.

Rich Egger

A person who’s spent much of her life in the Macomb area will be responsible for breathing new life into the city’s downtown.  The city hired Andrea Keene to be the Director of Downtown Development.

TSPR'S Emily Boyer

The Macomb Fire Department isn't just focused on flames. In 2014, firefighters responded to 1,774 incidents. That works out to be more than 4 runs a day.

Fire Chief Andy Taylor said more than 60% of them were requests for medical services. The entire crew is EMT certified and able to provide basic medical care on-site.

Rich Egger

Glass, plastic, aluminum, and paper from Macomb will no longer be sorted at the Bridgeway facility on the west end of town. In a letter dated February 17, 2015, the company said it’s been operating the program at a loss for several years.

Macomb City Administrator Retiring

Feb 20, 2015
Rich Egger

Dean Torreson said he will leave at the end of the year after a long career in local government.

Rich Egger

The Macomb City Council has numerous concerns about the liquor license application submitted by Christine Ann Koellner.

Rich Egger

The city is in the process of crafting the budget for the fiscal year that begins May 1.

Honoring MLK in Macomb and Galesburg

Jan 19, 2015
Rich Egger

A couple communities in western Illinois continued their long traditions of commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rich Egger

The city of Macomb and some city employees will have to pay more for health insurance this year.

Rich Egger

The city is completing land acquisitions as part of the plan to improve West Adams Street from Lafayette to Johnson.

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Two Macomb residents are apart of an international volunteer organization that helps people within their own community and around the globe.

Rich Egger

Aldermen this fall agreed to a change of course for management of the city-owned Spring Lake Park.

Western Illinois Museum Has New Book by WIU Students

Nov 20, 2014
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Two students from Western Illinois University worked together to create "The Troubling Tales of Old Macomb."

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Macomb Mayor Mike Inman said there are currently 11 economic development projects in the works.

Rich Egger

President Jack Thomas said WIU should have a seat at the table when it comes to business recruitment efforts for Macomb.

Former Alderman Frontrunner for Spring Lake Park Job

Oct 15, 2014
Rich Egger

A Macomb City Council committee is recommending the city award the contract for managing Spring Lake Park to a person who served on the city council the past five-and-a-half years.

Macomb to Start West Adams St Improvements

Oct 9, 2014
Rich Egger

Macomb aldermen decided to proceed with the revitalization project even though the city will have to spend its own money.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce will end its decade-long merger with with the Downtown Development Corporation.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Comcast store on East Jackson Street will be closing its doors at the end of October.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said he wants to develop a list of businesses and services that students, faculty, and staff want in Macomb.

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September 11 marked the 200th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Plattsburg in upstate New York. General Alexander Macomb led the charge which made way for the ending of the War of 1812.

Rules Reviewed for Macomb Archery Deer Hunting

Sep 10, 2014

The city of Macomb is ready for bow hunting season to begin November 1 at Spring Lake Park.

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There are six vacant storefronts on the Macomb Courthouse Square, and now a position charged with filling those buildings is also vacant.

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Macomb residents might soon have another option when choosing a cable provider.

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Macomb aldermen have decided where medical marijuana facilities can open within city limits.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

The republican challenger for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner made a campaign stop in Macomb Friday afternoon.

Journey Comics Lives On In Macomb

Aug 5, 2014
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The former owner of Journey Comics in Macomb had one final wish before passing away: for the store to remain open.  It appears that will happen for the late Paul Astrouski.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

A free book rack at the Macomb Amtrak station has been providing reading material to travelers for 10 years.

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