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TSPR Emily Boyer

There’s some debate over how the city of the Macomb should spend its share of profits from Spring Lake Park.

Rich Egger

It looks like the city of Macomb and Spring Lake Management won’t build a beach and allow public swimming as soon as they hoped.

Rich Egger

The head of Spring Lake Management is seeking city permission to create a beach and allow public swimming in the southeast part of the lake, between the south docks and the spillway.

Rich Egger

Standing on the edge of a hay field on a cool September morning I fell in love again.  It wasn't a hard, fast, impassioned fall like those felt by first time lovers, but rather a slow fall -- deep with appreciation and wonder of seeing the familiar in a new light. 

TSPR'S Emily Boyer

Spring Lake Park's site supervisor went before the Macomb City Council this week asking for changes to the park's winter offerings. Ryan Hansen of Spring Lake Management took over the property this year from the Macomb Park District.

This winter was the first time archery deer hunting was allowed at Spring Lake Park in Macomb.

Rich Egger

Aldermen this fall agreed to a change of course for management of the city-owned Spring Lake Park.

Former Alderman Frontrunner for Spring Lake Park Job

Oct 15, 2014
Rich Egger

A Macomb City Council committee is recommending the city award the contract for managing Spring Lake Park to a person who served on the city council the past five-and-a-half years.

Rich Egger

The city will be without a first ward alderman for a while.

Rules Reviewed for Macomb Archery Deer Hunting

Sep 10, 2014

The city of Macomb is ready for bow hunting season to begin November 1 at Spring Lake Park.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Macomb City Council could turn to the private sector for help managing operations at Spring Lake Park.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Deer hunters will be able to take aim at Macomb’s Spring Lake this winter.

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A proposal before city council to allow archery deer hunting at Macomb’s spring lake would require a portion of the area’s trail system to close over the winter.

Bicycle Survey Underway in McDonough County

Jul 23, 2014
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Residents of McDonough County are being asked to provide feedback on how to make the area more bicycle-friendly.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Macomb aldermen are considering a proposal to allow archery deer hunting at Spring Lake.

Rich Egger

The public is invited to learn about Macomb’s Spring Lake on Saturday, June 21. The lake provides the city’s drinking water supply along with numerous recreation opportunities. 

There could soon be another place to hunt deer in western Illinois

Rich Egger

A water resource specialist believes a great deal has been done to clean up the Spring Lake watershed in western Illinois.

Rich Egger

Macomb Alderman At Large Thomas Koch is not convinced the city should be paying the park district to manage Spring Lake and Spring Lake Park.

Macomb Police Department

The Macomb Police Department is honoring three Western Illinois University students who tried to rescue a man at Spring Lake.

Rich Egger

The City of Macomb has taken steps to ensure the water continues to flow this summer despite the drought.

Mayor Mike Inman said water from one of the city's deep wells is being pumped into Spring Lake, which is the city's water source.

“The water manager started pumping from one of our deep wells the first week of July,” Inman said.

“We're pumping roughly 800 gallons a minute from that deep well into the lake, trying to maintain the water level there.”

The city has two deep wells. Both are at Spring Lake.

Rich Egger

The city plans to lay out 100 new camp sites to the south and west of the existing campgrounds at Spring Lake Park.

City Administrator Dean Torreson told aldermen the development can be done in stages.

“Maybe 20 at a time or something like that, 25 at a time as we can afford it and as the market can absorb it,” Torreson said.

A city memo said once the project is completed, the city will rework some existing sites. That project will include installation of new utility lines.