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.
The decision to conduct a special census appears to be paying off for Macomb.
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.
There are 498 fewer students attending Western Illinois University this fall than at this time last year.