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TSPR's Emily Boyer

The proposed Macomb location will be the fifth Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins franchise for Yonas Hagos, along with locations in Bloomington-Normal and Quincy.

Community Development Director Ray Heitner told the Macomb City Council, Monday night, that Hagos is about $50,000 short of the $1.4-million he needs to move the project forward.

Rich Egger

Three big box retail spaces will be empty along East Jackson Street in Macomb once the JC Penney store closes this spring. The head of the Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDCO) views the vacancies as opportunities.

Rich Egger

Plans for the Cardinal Point Wind Farm are changing before construction begins.  The current generation of turbines can generate more power than past models so fewer turbines will be needed.

Rich Egger

Developers are not worried even though it’s been six years since plans were unveiled for a wind farm in Warren and McDonough Counties.

Rich Egger

Macomb’s mayor and the head of the Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDCO) traveled halfway around the world to say “Thank you.” The gratitude was expressed in Japan to top executives at NTN Bower, which has operated a plant in Macomb since 1985 and this year announced a major expansion of the plant.

Mayor Mike Inman felt the city should respectfully thank corporate leaders in a face-to-face meeting.

“The Japanese culture puts a great deal of weight in those types of relationship protocols, shall we say,” Inman said.