Macomb (Illinois, United States)

Type: City
Name: Macomb (Illinois, United States)
Country: United States
Latitude: 40.470001
Longitude: -90.68
population: 19,234
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Quinn announces huge investment for new WIU facility

MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has announced a $60 million investment for a new facility at Western Illinois University.Quinn made the announcement during a visit Wednesday afternoon to the university's Macomb campus. The funds will ... [Published WGEM.com - 5 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Longtime alderman pans city budget Posted Apr 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Alderman Dennis Moon has voted on many city budgets over the years, but Monday was the first time he voted no.The Macomb City Council voted 7 to 1 to adopt a $33 million budget for 2014-15 with Moon casting the sole dissenting vote.After the council meeting, ... [Published McDonough County Voice - 13 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Presentation on human trafficking Wednesday

A presentation on the prevalence of human trafficking — a global crisis, though Illinois is in the top five states with the highest number of reported cases — will be held Wednesday in Macomb.According to a news release, Diane Mayfield, victim services ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Todd Purdum and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Todd Purdum was four years old when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became the law of the land. Even if he had been older, it wouldn't have made much of an impression on him at the time.Growing up in Macomb, the only black people he knew by name were the ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Local band has classic rock vibe

Local alternative-country band, Iron Orchard has offered up its first full-length album titled “For Amusement Only.”The four-man band that has been playing together since 2010 consists of Kevin Dean on bass and vocals; John Gorlewski on electric guitar, ... [Published Western Courier - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Families coping with diphtheria, generations ago

Several childhood diseases that often caused death generations ago are now virtually unknown in the U.S. Diphtheria is an outstanding example. Since 2000, only two diphtheria cases have been reported in our country, and the decline has been steady since ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Council to act on water quality issue Updated at 9:52 PM

The city council will act Monday on an emergency purchase dealing with equipment to monitor water quality.Aldermen are prepared to vote on the purchase of a turbidity monitoring system at a cost of $21,800.Turbidity refers to the amount of particles in ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Western Illinois University 2014 Undergraduate Research Day Student Winners

MACOMB, Ill., April 17 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release:Nine students earned awards at the Western Illinois University Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Day, Wednesday, April 16. Sponsored by the Centennial Honors College, ... [Published HighBeam Research - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Author melds history, the macabre

Welcome to a world of historical fact seen through the warped glass of hypnotic fiction, a place where imagination blurs with reality and local folklore acts as the seed to a blooming universe of oddity and the occult.Welcome to the imagination of Rock ... [Published QC Times - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Macomb community rates high on 'creative class index'

MACOMB-- Macomb is a creative place.The director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Chris Merrett, says the hometown of Western Illinois University – where his institute is based – rates highly on the “creative class index.”“It can have an artisanal ... [Published WSOY AM - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Ronald Reed Kimler

, 91, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his home.He was born on Dec. 6, 1922, at Neosha Falls, Kan., to Earl and Millie (Reed) Kimler. He married Norma Toland on Oct. 26, 1947.He is also survived by three daughters Angela, Connie (Bill) Wegeng ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Enterprise zones face renewal gamble

A new law has capped the number of state enterprise zones at the present 97, even though there are more areas seeking that designation."Recognize that there are people who want your zone," development consultant and former Illinois Enterprise Zone Association ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 17 2014]

Quotes

"I don't attribute evil motives to the governor, but the state is a large governmental body," he said. "Unless you have well-worked procedures to police that body that are independent of that body, this is going to re-occur."
"We are elated that Governor Quinn has made this investment to build The Center for Performing Arts in Macomb," WIU President Jack Thomas said. "We are excited about beginning construction on this new facility that will benefit our students, faculty and staff, as well as the region."
"It's been many years since we've had a turbidity issue," he said. "When we do it erodes the public's confidence in our water supply."
"My work to educate community members on the issues of sexual assault and abuse, domestic and dating violence, stalking, and human trafficking and how it is everyone’s business is my passion" Mayfield said in a statement

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Longtime alderman pans city budget Posted Apr 2... [Published McDonough County Voice - 13 hours ago]
Presentation on human trafficking Wednesday [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 22 2014]
Todd Purdum and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 22 2014]
Local band has classic rock vibe [Published Western Courier - Apr 22 2014]
Earth Fest 2014 [Published Individual.com - Apr 21 2014]
Families coping with diphtheria, generations ago [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 21 2014]
Agriculture: A future for quinoa? [Published State Journal-Register - Apr 21 2014]
Council to act on water quality issue Updated a... [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 21 2014]
Schuckman: Knuffman, Leathernecks believe bette... [Published Quincy Herald-Whig - Apr 20 2014]
Western Illinois University 2014 Undergraduate ... [Published HighBeam Research - Apr 19 2014]
Author melds history, the macabre [Published QC Times - Apr 19 2014]
Macomb community rates high on 'creative class ... [Published WSOY AM - Apr 18 2014]
Illnois CancerCare doctors receive most Medicar... [Published PJStar.com - Apr 18 2014]
Students showcase their research [Published Western Courier - Apr 18 2014]
Ronald Reed Kimler [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 17 2014]
Enterprise zones face renewal gamble [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 17 2014]
Job fair helps RI Arsenal workers look to future [Published QC Times - Apr 17 2014]
Local legislation has national impact [Published Belleville News Democrat - Apr 16 2014]
Western hires 'Wright' coach [Published Western Courier - Apr 16 2014]
Local 4Casters' Severe Weather Survival Guide [Published ClickOnDetroit.com - Apr 16 2014]
Wright fit in Macomb as Leathernecks turn to fa... [Published WQAD - Apr 16 2014]
Wright to lead Division I program [Published Palladium Item - Apr 16 2014]
THE WRIGHT STUFF [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 15 2014]
Macomb aldermen support purchase of police vide... [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 15 2014]
Dick Durbin touches on wage issues at Macomb vi... [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 15 2014]
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