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.
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.
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.