special census

Result of Special Census Official
6:59 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

More Money Coming to Macomb

Credit Rich Egger

The city received some much anticipated news: the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has certified the results of the special census.

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Headcount Done This Fall
5:57 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Big Return on Macomb’s Special Census

Credit Rich Egger

The decision to conduct a special census appears to be paying off for Macomb.

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Millions of Dollars
8:15 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

WIU Enrollment Decline Impacts Bottom Line

Sherman Hall, the administration building at WIU
Credit Rich Egger

There are 498 fewer students attending Western Illinois University this fall than at this time last year.

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Recount Possible This Fall
2:37 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Macomb to Seek Special Census

Macomb City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

In what’s become a once-a-decade tradition, Macomb will ask the US Census Bureau to conduct a special census.

The 2010 census came up with a headcount of 19,288. But the city believes its population is closer to 20,000.

The city also had a special census done after the 1990 and 2000 headcounts came up with totals below 20,000. In both cases, the special census returned the city’s population to 20,000.

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Cash Comes from One-Cent Sales Tax
6:12 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Street Repairs Part of Macomb's Next Budget

Dean Torreson

Macomb City Administrator Dean Torreson this week gave aldermen an overview of the city's proposed new budget, which will go into effect May 1.

He said the budget includes money for fixing several streets. The money comes from a one-cent sales tax. Voters agreed in February 2011 to increase that tax from half-a-cent to a full cent.

"Our sales tax revenue has been coming it at the projected rate," Torreson said. "It did double so we're right on target there."

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