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Macomb balloon rally

Art, Wind, & Fire in Macomb

Sep 3, 2019

There will be plenty happening on the ground and in the air this weekend as Macomb hosts the Art, Wind, and Fire Festival.  It features three annual events: the Gazebo Art Festival, the Macomb Kite Festival, and the Macomb Balloon Rally.

Jonathan Ahl

Organizers of the Macomb Balloon Rally said they bring thousands of visitors to the city each year, generating economic activity.  But the organization does not gain much income from all those visitors because all its events are free.

Pilot Prepared for Another Macomb Balloon Rally

Sep 5, 2014

An eastern Illinois man is looking forward to getting another bird's eye view of western Illinois.

TSPR Student Reporter Wins National Honor

Mar 18, 2014
Monica Inglot Photography

Student Reporter Chris Lovingood was one of seven WIU Department of Broadcasting students to bring home an award from the recent National Broadcasting Society's National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition.

Treading Skies: A Trip in a Hot Air Balloon

Sep 9, 2013
Chris Lovingood

I’ve often wondered what it would be look to ride in a hot air balloon. Now I know.