Macomb aldermen decided to proceed with the revitalization project even though the city will have to spend its own money.
The city will be without a first ward alderman for a while.
Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said he wants to develop a list of businesses and services that students, faculty, and staff want in Macomb.
September 11 marked the 200th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Plattsburg in upstate New York. General Alexander Macomb led the charge which made way for the ending of the War of 1812.
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.
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.
After years of talk, Macomb will make improvements to the Wigwam Hollow Road bridge over the Lamoine River.
The basic concept for Macomb’s downtown revitalization plan is now in place.
The decision to conduct a special census appears to be paying off for Macomb.
As a result of heavy rains and flooding, much of west-central Illinois has been declared a state disaster area and a federal disaster declaration could follow.