McDonough County

Bicycle Survey Underway in McDonough County

Jul 23, 2014

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

McDonough District Hospital Adding Services

Jul 16, 2014

McDonough District Hospital is expanding its services by adding a psychiatric ward. 

Grain Bin Fire Damage Still Being Assessed

Jul 14, 2014
Western Grain Marketing

Western Grain Marketing continues to calculate the damages from the large grain bin fire that occurred near Adair, Il in McDonough County.

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The McDonough County Board Finance Committee decided against providing funding for the sheriff department’s dive rescue team.

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The Macomb Public Library and the Colchester District Library are receiving state funds for renovations and expansion.

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McDonough County began issuing same sex marriage licenses Monday. County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes said couples must apply in person at the county courthouse.

Large Grain Bin Fire in McDonough County

May 20, 2014
Western Grain Marketing

Investigators believe spontaneous combustion sparked a fire at a large grain storage bin owned by Western Grain Marketing.

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The closure comes after the owners of Wildlife were sued for violating a state statute.

The McDonough County Board agreed during its April meeting to implement regulations for adult entertainment establishments.

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Measles is a highly contagious, viral disease. Measles was considered eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. In the last month, 2 cases have been reported in McDonough County.

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Even with today’s technology, the National Weather Service still depends on certified storm spotters across the nation to serve as eyes on the ground.

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More money is now available to improve private wells in several west-central Illinois counties. The Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC) has received a second $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

McDonough County 4-H Fair Shows Kids' Hard Work

Jul 12, 2013

One of the hallmarks of summer is going to the fair and for many kids in farm country the center piece of going to the fair is showing their animals.

A Third of IL Residents in or very Near Poverty

Jan 16, 2013

A third of Illinois residents live in, or a very near poverty levels. That’s the finding of a  new report which also shows some of the counties with the highest poverty rates are in Western Illinois.


Even though it's sometimes referred to as “this summer’s drought," Western Illinois is still in drought conditions.

The most recent USDA Drought Monitor Map lists the region as being in moderate drought.