The long process of adding Macomb’s downtown district to the National Historic Register is about to come to an end.
The Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council will meet February 22 in Springfield to consider the city’s application. Its recommendation will be sent to the National Park Service, which almost always follows the council’s suggestion.
It could be May before the park service makes the official announcement.
Historic Consultant Victoria Granacki, who’s been helping Macomb with its application, likes the city’s chances.