Macomb, IL


Candidates file for positions in Macomb city government

Macomb Mayor Mike Inman will run unopposed in next spring’s elections. But there will be contests for other positions at city hall. One of those positions is city clerk, a job Melanie Falk has held since May of 1999. She is retiring, and two people are vying to replace her: Renee Lotz and Kate Michael-Mattsey.
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Western Illinois University Names Summer Stipend Award Recipients

MACOMB/Moline, IL — The Western Illinois University Foundation, and the Office of Sponsored Projects have awarded eight stipends to WIU faculty for Summer 2023. The grants, which amount to almost $26,000, provide opportunities for faculty to engage in projects leading to the professional advancement of the proposal writer, and the enhancement of WIU in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity.

Scott’s Law: Illinois Police report 3 crashes in a single day

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Illinois State Police issued citations in three separate crashes involving violations of the state’s Move Over Law (otherwise known as “Scott’s Law”) in a 24-hour period. According to police, the first happened on November 29th on I-70 near Vandalia, Fayette County, involving an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) vehicle. The second […]

Next stop for Go West buses – The Midwest Bus Museum

Tom Schwartz has loved buses since he was a kid. “I guess you could say I was the bus nerd. Even when I was little kid, I would get thrilled when I saw the bus coming,” he said. Schwartz said he could tell if an approaching school bus was...
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Conservation Police Investigating Suspicious Deer Death In Fulton County

The Illinois Conservation Police is investigating the suspicious death of a 36 point whitetail buck in Fulton County. Authorities received a report of the incident last month near rural Babylon. Officers conducted an examination of the carcass and suspect the buck was unlawfully taken on or about the third week of October.

Western Illinois students express opinions on construction

On Sept. 18, 2022, students parked in the lot next to Corbin Hall woke up to pink slips on their cars stating that they were illegally parked and that the two designated C-lots were now unavailable to them until further notice. Soon, the word got out that Western Illinois University (WIU) will be building a new Performing Arts Center next to Corbin/Olson Hall, and construction is set to take 710 days.

KHQA Student Athlete of The Week: JACK DUNCAN, Macomb High School

KHQA STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK...PRESENTED BY BLESSING HEALTH SYSTEM. Awards: 2022 IHSFCA All-State Honorable Mention Quarterback. All-Time Career Passing Leader at Macomb High School. All-Conference Baseball Selection in 2022. GPA: 3.85. Class Rank: 34th. College: Western Illinois (Baseball) Intended Major: Undecided but leaning towards Business. ==============. On Wednesdays at...

Henderson County Thanksgiving Enforcement

Henderson County, Ill.- The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic safety campaign from Nov. 18th through the 28th, reminding motorists to buckle up and drive sober. The “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization was conducted by Henderson County Sheriff’s Department and other...

Dickens on the Square Kicks Off the Holiday Season

The 28TH annual Dickens on the Square will be Friday, December 2nd and December 3rd in historic downtown Macomb. Complete with all of your favorites, including horse-drawn trolley rides, living windows, strolling carolers, Victorian characters. This year’s event will also feature Wrapped in Kindness at City Hall, and Video Story Time at the Macomb Public Library.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Department blotter for Nov. 19-25, 2022

BELL,STEVEN A (33 of Lomax, IL) Iowa Warrant. HOLT,JASON J (50 of LaHarpe, IL) Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Crash, Failure to Report Crash, Leaving the Scene of Crash, Failure to Wear Seat Belt. 11/21/2022. CARPENTER,WILLIAM J (54 of Augusta, IL) Battery. LEE,RICHARD (49 of Carthage, IL) Speeding. 11/22/2022.

Black Artist Guild gets underway at WIU

Tatiana Ward, a senior in the Department of Art & Design at Western Illinois University, helped start the Black Artist Guild (BAG) to create a community where minority artists in the department feel welcome and connect with one another. "When I started at WIU, I was often the only minority...


Submit your questionnaire for consideration. Make fire safety your centerpiece for your holiday festivities. To assist all residents in being fire smart this holiday season the Macomb Fire Department remind the community to be mindful of the following hazards to ensure a fire safe Holiday. • When setting up a...

Eagles set to play Leathernecks on the road Wednesday USI starts second half of 4-game road swing​​​​​​​

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball will visit Western Illinois University for the first time since the 1980-81 season Wednesday in Macomb, Illinois. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (CST) Wednesday. The games will be streaming on Fighting Leathernecks All-Access in addition to being heard...

Mon-Rose Girls Basketball Coach Weber Gives Credit to Bench-Play as Part of Great Start

The Monmouth-Roseville Titan girls basketball team had high expectations coming into the 2022-23 campaign. The Titans return nearly the entire roster from last year’s (24-8) squad. So far, so good this season. Monmouth-Roseville ran through the ROWVA/Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament without a loss. In their four wins, the Titans won by an average of 37 points per game. They have kept the foot on the gas since their tournament title, winning two more games by an average of 40 points. Monmouth-Roseville is led in scoring by sophomore Brianna Woodard at 17 points a game. Senior Mattie Gillen and Carmyn Huston are scoring at around a 14 point pace, as well. With three players averaging double digit scoring, it makes game-planning against by opposing coaches very difficult. Even with the success of the starting cast, Monmouth-Roseville head coach Scott Weber says the play of his deep bench can’t be left out of the success story.

Western Illinois hosts Simmons and Southern Indiana

Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles (3-3) at Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-4) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Western Illinois -4.5; over/under is 148. BOTTOM LINE: Southern Indiana takes on the Western Illinois Leathernecks after Jelani Simmons scored 23 points in Southern Indiana’s 69-57 win over the Bowling Green Falcons. The Leathernecks are 1-1...

WIU Receives Carver Grant Award to Expand Science Laboratories

Posted By: Lexi Yoggerst ([email protected]) Western Illinois University was recently awarded a grant of $136,919 from Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to equip and expand science laboratories on the Quad Cities campus. “We have known for some time that there is an unmet demand in the Quad Cities area...

Monmouth-Roseville Varsity Boys Basketball Squeaks Out Home Opening Win Against Mercer County.

Story by Prairie Communications Intern, Kadin Rogers. Fresh off a runner up finish in the Orion Tip-Off Classic tournament over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Monmouth-Roseville Titans boys varsity basketball squad opened up home regular season play with a non-conference match up with the Mercer County Golden Eagles. The game was extra important for the Titans as MerCo was the team that beat them in the Orion tournament championship game. M-R would use this motivation to propel themselves to a 43-42 win over the Golden Eagles.

Avery Weaver signs letter of intent to play at Western Illinois University

The 2021 Division 3 state champion McFarland girls soccer team has five former players playing college soccer. That number will jump to six once senior Avery Weaver graduates high school. The senior goalkeeper signed her letter of intent to play at Western Illinois University, a Division 1 program located in Macomb. The Leathernecks went 4-10-3 in 2022. “I chose Western Illinois because it is a big enough campus where it...

Model train set to be on display four times at Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum

CARTHAGE — Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum, 306 Walnut in Carthage, will be the site of a large model train set on display on four dates in December and January. The museum will be open from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, during the Carthage Christmas Open House with the train display of Galen Wollbrink. The full museum will be open for viewing at 7 p.m. that night. From 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10, Dec. 18 and Jan. 7, Wollbrink will be present to show the trains in action.