Macomb

Rich Egger

The City Council has approved raises for four management positions within the Public Works Department.

There could soon be another place to hunt deer in western Illinois

Rich Egger

It took a while longer than anticipated but Macomb has hired its next community development coordinator.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Oberweis of Illinois has announced his support for raising the minimum wage, but only for those over the age of 26.

Curtis Bisbee

The proposed 2.5 percent pay raise for mayor, city clerk and city treasurer reflects the salary increase the rest of nonunion staff and management received this year to match the negotiated pay for union employees at city hall.

Aldermen voted 6-to-2 Monday night to put a referendum on the March ballot that asks voters whether they want to eliminate the primary held in February of odd-numbered years.

Rich Egger

The decision to conduct a special census appears to be paying off for Macomb.

Rich Egger

It took a while, but Macomb city code finally defines the word "majority" to mean a number that is more than half.

The McDonough County clerk is asking the city to no longer hold a primary in February of odd-numbered years.

WIU Enrollment Decline Impacts Bottom Line

Sep 10, 2013
Rich Egger

There are 498 fewer students attending Western Illinois University this fall than at this time last year.

Aldermen Agree to Spend Money on Lamoine Hotel

Sep 4, 2013
Rich Egger

Macomb aldermen voted in favor of spending $200,000 in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District funds to help a developer acquire and repair the old Lamoine Hotel.

Parking Still Concern in Macomb Downtown Plan

Jun 26, 2013
Rich Egger

Macomb’s downtown revitalization committee is still unable to reach a decision on which plan to present to the city council.

The results of city/village races from throughout west-central Illinois during the April 9, 2013 election.

Rich Egger

How much is a paperwork mistake worth? In the case of a Macomb road project, the answer is about $125,000.

The project calls for improvements to the intersection of Bower Road and Route 136. The work will be paid for by the city, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and a grant through the Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP).

The original low bid of $969,922 came from Laverdiere Construction.

Rich Egger

Older cities generally have some older trees. A city council member suggested Macomb be prepared for the replacement process by starting a tree farm.

Alderman At Large Dennis Moon said Macomb could use some city-owned land just east of Oakwood Cemetery to plant the trees.

"The newer part of Oakwood needs some trees. The older part is losing a lot of its trees because of storm damage and they are getting some age on them," Moon said.

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