McDonough County

Money for Road Repairs
4:27 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

McDonough County Sales Tax Referendum

Bellingham Road is one of the roads the county said is in need of repairs.
Credit Rich Egger

Voters throughout McDonough County will be asked in April to approve a quarter-cent increase in the sales tax to pay for road repairs.

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Hunters Can Donate
3:01 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Local Food Pantries Adding Deer Meat to the Menu


The Western Illinois Regional Council is starting up its annual Hunters Helping the Hungry program.

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Mosquito Borne Virus
11:03 am
Sun October 12, 2014

McDonough County Still Testing For West Nile

Business Insider found mosquitoes as deadliest animal.

Even though the weather is getting cooler, the McDonough County Health Department is still on the lookout for West Nile Virus.

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War of 1812
11:34 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Search for Veterans' Grave Sites Underway

Henry Murray, a veteran of War of 1812, is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission is leading a statewide effort to map out the locations of the graves of some 20,000 veterans.   To this point, about 3,000 have been documented.

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Cost Prohibitive
1:32 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Plan for Marijuana Facility Goes Up In Smoke

Cannabis plants
Credit Wiki Commons

A medical marijuana cultivation center will not be built in McDonough County.

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Cardinal Point
5:59 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Western Illinois Wind Farm Waiting for Market to Improve

Construction of a wind farm in western Illinois could begin once the demand for wind power bounces back.
Credit Rich Egger

It’s been a few years since the Cardinal Point Wind Farm was proposed, and it might be a few more years before construction begins.

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Freshman Drop-Off
5:23 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

UPDATE: Protesting Sexist Signs at WIU

Photo of signs that were on display in 2011 move-in day.

Some members of the Macomb community plan to protest if "disgusting" signs show up as students return to Western Illinois University this week.

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Dinner Planned for Early September
2:52 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Upcoming Fundraiser for Prairie Land Conservancy


The Prairie Land Conservancy strives to protect habitat and natural areas in west central Illinois. The organization wants to include more people in its efforts.

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Take Caution As School Approaches
3:02 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Drivers Are Encouraged To Watch Out For Students


With school getting underway, drivers are being encouraged to be on the look-out for students.

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Studying Local Cycling Environment
4:22 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Bicycle Survey Underway in McDonough County


Residents of McDonough County are being asked to provide feedback on how to make the area more bicycle-friendly.

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