Macomb

Headcount Done This Fall
5:57 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Big Return on Macomb’s Special Census

Credit Rich Egger

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

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50% Plus One
6:43 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

“Majority” Clarified for Macomb Elections

Macomb City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

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

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Thousands of Dollars
6:27 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Cost Savings If Macomb Dumps Primary

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

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Millions of Dollars
8:15 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

WIU Enrollment Decline Impacts Bottom Line

Sherman Hall, the administration building at WIU
Credit Rich Egger

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

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Macomb Renovation Project
9:35 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Aldermen Agree to Spend Money on Lamoine Hotel

The Lamoine Hotel building is currently vacant
Credit 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.

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WIUM Local
2:56 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Parking Still Concern in Macomb Downtown Plan

Macomb Square
Credit Rich Egger

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

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April 9, 2013
11:29 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Illinois Election Results - Cities/Villages

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

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Paperwork Snafu
8:05 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Mistake Increases Cost for Macomb Project

Credit 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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Replacing Old & Damaged Trees
5:45 pm
Sat September 22, 2012

City Tree Farm Possible for Macomb

This field could be used to start a city-owned tree farm in Macomb
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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Wigwam Hollow Road
10:53 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Macomb Bridge Replacement Details Released

Looking north at the Wigwam Hollow Road bridge
Rich Egger

More information is now known about plans to replace the Wigwam Hollow Road bridge in Macomb.

A public hearing on the project was held during the City Council's September 4 meeting. Eric Moe of McClure Engineering said the bridge will be widened from 20 feet to 30 feet. A sidewalk will be added on the east side for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Moe said the bridge will be doubled in length to 200 feet. It will stretch from Jana Road to Woodland Lane. He said the new length will prevent floodwaters from topping the bridge.

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