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…


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…