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Rich Egger

President Jack Thomas said WIU should have a seat at the table when it comes to business recruitment efforts for Macomb.

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.

Macomb to Start West Adams St Improvements

Oct 9, 2014
Rich Egger

Macomb aldermen decided to proceed with the revitalization project even though the city will have to spend its own money.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce will end its decade-long merger with with the Downtown Development Corporation.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Comcast store on East Jackson Street will be closing its doors at the end of October.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said he wants to develop a list of businesses and services that students, faculty, and staff want in Macomb.

Wikipedia

September 11 marked the 200th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Plattsburg in upstate New York. General Alexander Macomb led the charge which made way for the ending of the War of 1812.

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.

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There are six vacant storefronts on the Macomb Courthouse Square, and now a position charged with filling those buildings is also vacant.

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Macomb residents might soon have another option when choosing a cable provider.

Salon.com

Macomb aldermen have decided where medical marijuana facilities can open within city limits.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

The republican challenger for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner made a campaign stop in Macomb Friday afternoon.

Journey Comics Lives On In Macomb

Aug 5, 2014
Frannie Smith / Tri-States Public Radio News

The former owner of Journey Comics in Macomb had one final wish before passing away: for the store to remain open.  It appears that will happen for the late Paul Astrouski.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

A free book rack at the Macomb Amtrak station has been providing reading material to travelers for 10 years.

Salon.com

Macomb aldermen were mum about proposed zoning regulations for medical marijuana facilities.

TSPR's Rich Egger

Macomb’s aging Glenwood Pool will have at least a couple more years of life. 

TSPR's Emily Boyer

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

Tom Carper

Tom and Gayle Carper of Macomb have more than 1,000 photos from the years when Tom owned bars in town.  They decided the pictures should be shared and started posting them to Flickr and Facebook.

Rich Egger

Macomb aldermen approved the appointment of Millie Gilbert to represent the third ward.

TSPR's Rich Egger

Public and privately financed construction projects will change and improve the look of downtown Macomb.

www.allsparkfireworks.com

Fireworks are a Independence Day staple, however the Macomb Fire Department reminds residents that it is important to take caution while enjoying the holiday weekend.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Tents were packed up and the stage torn down as Macomb’s Heritage Days wrapped up. The festival’s planning committee is already looking forward to next year.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Jun 29, 2014
TSPR's Emily Boyer

The summer travel season is in full swing. Festivals over the weekend in Macomb and Galesburg showcased planes, trains and automobiles. Buckle up for the ride.

Macomb Still Brainstorming Aquatic Center

Jun 25, 2014
Rich Egger / Tri-States Public Radio News

The City of Macomb is trying to find a happy medium with identifying what the community wants in terms of the pool, as well as what they are willing to pay for.

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. 

Rich Egger

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

Programs Offered For Children To Aid Families

Jun 2, 2014
www.firstpresmacomb.org

The First Presbyterian Church in Macomb offers programs that are designed to aid families in need for the summer.

Medical Marijuana in Western Illinois

Jun 2, 2014
www.420magazine.com

The founder of the Chicago based company that hopes to open a couple medical marijuana cultivation centers in western Illinois says it is a personal issue for him.

Pike County calls itself the "pork capital of the world." However, in an area so tied to farming, it might be a bit surprising that a local school district has cut its agriculture education program.  I graduated from high school there five years ago, and went back to report on how districts are struggling to pay for activities not tied to the core curriculum.

Rich Egger

Macomb Third Ward Alderman Lou Gilbert died Thursday. The city says funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

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