Macomb

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.

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