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…


Filing FAFSA early is students’ best bet

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again… FAFSA. It’s the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and it’s time to apply again. Although there is no specific deadline for Illinois, there are advantages…


Macomb man strikes it rich with scratch-off ticket

The Illinois Lottery. Their slogan of “Anything’s Possible” doesn’t give much hope to a small town player, but as it turns out, their slogan’s not a lie. It’s hard to believe that just a week…


Bomb squad trains at Lamoine Village

It takes a lot of thinking in order to be a member of the bomb squad. That is why the state of Illinois requires sixteen hours of training per month. Training that tests the squad…


Post offices cut Saturday mail delivery

On Wednesday, February 6th, the United States Postal Service announced a major change to their delivery schedule: the end of Saturday first class mail delivery. But not everything will shut down on Saturdays. The offices…