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Rich Egger

Macomb planned to complete its downtown revitalization project by mid-December. But the city said the contractor will ask the state for an extension into the 2022 construction season.

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Macomb is preparing to demolish 19 dilapidated homes. The sites are scattered throughout the city.

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Macomb celebrated the 97th anniversary of the birth of the late civil rights leader Dr. C.T. Vivian. Community leaders hope to make it an annual event.

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The U.S. House version of a proposed infrastructure bill includes money for a long-awaited street project in Macomb.

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City leaders said AMERCO Real Estate Company plans to buy the building that mostly recently housed Kmart at 1325 East Jackson Street.

Macomb Celebrates Juneteenth 2021

Jun 22, 2021
Victoria Fagbohun

Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ hosted the Juneteenth celebration in Macomb. The event featured live entertainment, guest speakers, poetic expression, and storytelling. In addition, healthcare professionals were on hand to administer COVID vaccinations.

Rich Egger

The administration at Macomb City Hall has proposed offering a financial incentive to encourage employees to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Drone photo taken by Chad Sperry/The City of Macomb shared the image with TSPR.

After a delay of a couple years, Macomb will move ahead with the second and final phase of its Downtown Revitalization Project.

Rich Egger

The past year has been challenging for many communities as they dealt with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their budgets. 

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Windy City Cannabis is in the process of renovating a building on West Jackson Street into an adult-use cannabis dispensary. The Homewood (IL) based company could open the store by the middle of March.

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Macomb firefighter Dan Meyer began learning a new job on Monday, January 25. He is being trained to become the city's next fire chief.

Rich Egger

Macomb gets 60% - 70% of its water from Spring Lake. The rest comes from a deep well. But the city administration is planning for some changes.

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Macomb Mayor Mike Inman hopes a newly cleared site in the city's downtown area will attract commercial/retail development.

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In response to the pandemic, many Macomb restaurants and other businesses spent money this year to create outdoor seating areas. Some of those businesses could be reimbursed for that expense.

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A new position in the Macomb Police Department will focus on diversifying the department's workforce. The person hired will also serve as a liaison between people in need and the community's social service agencies.

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There is a push to gain greater recognition for Dr. Ruth Tunnicliff, who is credited with discovering the cause of measles and creating the first serum for preventing the disease.

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Illinois has designated the location of the Reverend C.T. Vivian's childhood home in Macomb as an Illinois State Historical Site. The city and state unveiled the marker during a ceremony that more than 100 people attended.

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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is urging Macomb and McDonough County residents to fill out their 2020 census forms to ensure the region and the state get a complete and accurate count.

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Macomb city council members say they condemn racism, hate, and violence, and they have put that statement in writing in the form of a resolution they approved unanimously.

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Local leaders held a brief wreath laying ceremony over the weekend at the property where the Reverend C.T. Vivian grew up in Macomb. The lot in the 700 block of East Adams Street is currently empty but there are still plans to use that space to honor the late civil rights leader.

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Macomb Mayor Mike Inman visited the Tri States Public Radio studios to talk about two of society's biggest issues of 2020: the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is hurting the bottom line of many small businesses. So a Macomb couple suggested an idea to help those businesses.

Rich Egger

Mayor Mike Inman said the Illinois Municipal League provided the city with an estimate of how much revenue might be lost due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Macomb city leaders continue urging residents to fill out their census forms. Community Development Coordinator John Bannon said he is encouraged by the recent response locally to the national head count.

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Family-owned restaurants and coffee shops are more than places for buying a meal or a cup of joe.  In small towns, they’re often places where people catch up with one another. The coronavirus pandemic has changed that and has left some businesses struggling to keep the doors open.

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So goes Western Illinois University, so goes the City of Macomb. Western Illinois University and the City of Macomb have a longstanding partnership, and together we work to ensure the town and gown relationship remains steadfast.

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The goal of the RISE (Residential Initiative and Stabilization Effort) program is to remove abandoned and dilapidated houses in the areas around Western Illinois University. Macomb Community Development Coordinator John Bannon said the city will pay up to 50% of the cost of demolishing such houses.

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Nearly a dozen local leaders gathered at Macomb City Hall to sign a resolution that they said reinforces the city's and the county's commitment to being welcoming and inclusive. The resolution also denounces hatred and prejudice.

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The new year brings with it a new leader for the Macomb Fire Department. Rick Driskell, who has spent his entire professional firefighting career with the department, is the interim fire chief. 

The volunteer-driven group Build a Better Block Macomb is based on a program founded in Dallas, TX. The goal is to bring local residents together to work on local projects rather than relying on the city or trying to win a grant.

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