September 2012

Signs hanging on park fence under scrutiny

Signs hanging on park fence in Macomb are stirring up controversy among some residents. The city of Macomb has received numerous complaints from residents saying they are unattractive, distracting and blocking the beauty of the…


Severe drought continues to worsen across Midwest

Even with summer now over, the severe drought that has crippled crops across the Mid West continues. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports the nation’s drought has actually worsened, with about 65 percent of the lower…


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Employee Wellness hosts annual Walks-a-Thon

September 26 marked the 5th annual Walks-a-Thon event sponsored by the Employee Wellness committee at Western Illinois University. The event was free to faculty, staff and administrators, however donations were encouraged. All donations were given…


Local police host drug take back day

Members of the Macomb community looking for a safe disposal method for expired prescription drugs were able to dispose of them this past Saturday at the Macomb Police Department located at 120 South McArthur Street….