Locals Bring History to Life at Dickson Mounds Museum

Curious history buffs brought their collector’s items and questions to a panel of archaeologists at the Dickson Mound museum. Experts on hand Sunday say the majority of these treasures were found just walking through a…


State Schools See a Drop in Enrollment

The state of Illinois has seen a drop in college enrollment, including Western Illinois University. “If you look back over time, they do increase and decrease. You know, there’s ups and downs and sometimes it’s…



New superintendent announced for Macomb School District

The Board of Education has announced the school district’s new superintendent, Dr. Patrick Twomey. Twomey is a former teacher, principal and assistant principal in Macomb’s school district. He’s currently working in the Havana School District…


City council candidates debate future of Macomb

Primary elections for Macomb City Council happen Tuesday, and the competition is tough. After Macomb’s 2010 census, the city went from seven wards to only five. The McDonough County League of Women Voters hosted a…