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Macomb aldermen were mum about proposed zoning regulations for medical marijuana facilities.

TSPR's Rich Egger

Macomb’s aging Glenwood Pool will have at least a couple more years of life. 

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Macomb aldermen are considering a proposal to allow archery deer hunting at Spring Lake.

Tom Carper

Tom and Gayle Carper of Macomb have more than 1,000 photos from the years when Tom owned bars in town.  They decided the pictures should be shared and started posting them to Flickr and Facebook.

Rich Egger

Macomb aldermen approved the appointment of Millie Gilbert to represent the third ward.

TSPR's Rich Egger

Public and privately financed construction projects will change and improve the look of downtown Macomb.

www.allsparkfireworks.com

Fireworks are a Independence Day staple, however the Macomb Fire Department reminds residents that it is important to take caution while enjoying the holiday weekend.

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.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Jun 29, 2014
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.

Macomb Still Brainstorming Aquatic Center

Jun 25, 2014
Rich Egger / Tri-States Public Radio News

The City of Macomb is trying to find a happy medium with identifying what the community wants in terms of the pool, as well as what they are willing to pay for.

Rich Egger

The public is invited to learn about Macomb’s Spring Lake on Saturday, June 21. The lake provides the city’s drinking water supply along with numerous recreation opportunities. 

Rich Egger

The city received some much anticipated news: the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has certified the results of the special census.

Programs Offered For Children To Aid Families

Jun 2, 2014
www.firstpresmacomb.org

The First Presbyterian Church in Macomb offers programs that are designed to aid families in need for the summer.

Medical Marijuana in Western Illinois

Jun 2, 2014
www.420magazine.com

The founder of the Chicago based company that hopes to open a couple medical marijuana cultivation centers in western Illinois says it is a personal issue for him.

Pike County calls itself the "pork capital of the world." However, in an area so tied to farming, it might be a bit surprising that a local school district has cut its agriculture education program.  I graduated from high school there five years ago, and went back to report on how districts are struggling to pay for activities not tied to the core curriculum.

Rich Egger

Macomb Third Ward Alderman Lou Gilbert died Thursday. The city says funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

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.

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