One person dead in Dallas City house fire
Dallas City, Ill.- The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says that a residential fire in Dallas City, Illinois on Saturday, November 25th, led to a death investigation. According to a news release, at about 10:47 AM Saturday, the Dallas City Rural Fire Protection District was called to a structure fire at 180 West Second Street in Dallas City. Firefighters arrived on the scene and found the structure fully engulfed in flames.
La Prairie, Illinois: A Journey Through Time and Preservation
Nestled in the heartland of America, La Prairie, Illinois, stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the American Midwest. With its roots planted firmly in the 1830s, this venerable town offers visitors a chance to wander through a living museum of history. The Old State Bank and the iconic Golden Windmill are just a few of the architectural relics that proudly display the town's rich narrative, a narrative that is cherished and protected by its residents and preservationists alike.
No one injured in Saturday morning fire at Macomb National Guard Armory
MACOMB, Ill. — No civilians or firefighters were injured in a fire at the Macomb National Guard Armory on Saturday morning. The Macomb Fire Department was requested by the Macomb Police Department to respond to the Macomb National Guard Armory, 135 W. Grant, for a burning odor and haze within the building at 11:26 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25.
La Harpe's Golden Legacy: A Glimmering Echo of the Gold Rush Era
Nestled within the rich tapestry of American history, La Harpe's legacy shines as a reminder of an era when the dreams of fortune drove masses to the American West. As a pivotal stop during the gold rush, La Harpe provided respite for weary prospectors, its soil ripe with opportunity and promise. The city, once a booming center of activity, still holds tight to the cultural heritage left behind, a testament to the unyielding spirit of adventure and hope that once thrived here.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in macomb, IL
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near macomb.
Ferris, IL: Honoring the Ingenious Legacy of the Ferris Wheel and Its Creator
In the heart of Illinois lies Ferris, a town that proudly upholds its significant role in amusement history as the birthplace of the Ferris Wheel. Named in honor of George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., the inventor of this iconic structure, the town is synonymous with innovation and festivity. Born in Galesburg on Valentine's Day in 1859, Ferris was a visionary engineer who introduced the world to his groundbreaking creation at the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, challenging the Eiffel Tower in its monumental grandeur.
Steven Crowl’s double-double helps Wisconsin cruise past Western Illinois 71-49
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Steven Crowl scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Wisconsin cruised to a 71-49 victory over Western Illinois on Monday night. AJ Storr and Chucky Hepburn also scored 13 points apiece and Tyler Wahl added 12 for Wisconsin (5-2), which won its fourth straight game. The Badgers entered having won the Fort Myers Tip-Off Beach Division, beating then-No. 24 Virginia in the opener and SMU in the title game on Nov. 22.
Today the gas price is close to $3.29 in Blandinsville as of 2023-11-28. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.295 , according to AAA.
Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce has ribbon cutting for The Corner Cottage
MACOMB, Ill. — The Ambassador Committee of the Macomb Area Chamber held a ribbon cutting on Nov. 20 for The Corner Cottage, a local rental property and Chamber member since June 2023. In a press release, owner Kayleigh Gray, said, “This charming, cozy cottage in the heart of Macomb...
This is the Illinois County with the Lowest Weed Consumption
Illinois, the Prairie State, has long been associated with agriculture and a rural way of life. However, in recent years, the state has also become known for its legal cannabis industry. In 2020, Illinois legalized recreational cannabis use for adults over the age of 21. This decision has had a significant impact on the state, both economically and socially.
Western Illinois Museum to feature unique holiday performances at Dickens on the Square celebration
Macomb, Ill. (KHQA) — On Friday, December 1, the Western Illinois Museum will offer two out of the ordinary musical performances for this year’s Dickens on the Square celebration. The evening begins at 6:45 p.m. with the Western Whackers, a new percussion ensemble of Western Illinois University (WIU)...
A Tribute to Local Journalism: The Blandinsville Star-Gazette Legacy
In the heart of Blandinsville, Illinois, the Blandinsville Star-Gazette Building stands as a proud emblem of the town's enduring commitment to community journalism. This historic structure, once teeming with the fervor of news reporting, now silently embodies the stories of a bygone era. Established in the early 20th century, the Star-Gazette was the heartbeat of the community, delivering news and fostering civic engagement until its closure in the late 20th century.
First Snow of the Season Hits Tri-States, Perfect for Snowman Building but Not for Skiing
• The Tri-States region experienced its first snowfall of the season, with Macomb receiving the most at 3.5 inches, slightly more than forecasted. • Snowfall decreased the further south in the region, with Quincy and Pittsfield, IL accumulating 1.5 and 1 inches of snow respectively, and Winchester, IL reporting a preliminary 0.3 inches.
Illinois Basketball: Illini back in AP Top 25 after Western Illinois win
After a week that featured one game, the men’s Illinois basketball team is back in the rankings. It was a relatively quiet week, as the Illini played on Black Friday and dominated Western Illinois. This wasn’t much of a game from the jump. Illinois took control and never wavered.
Coach Cooper’s final run
After over 30 years of coaching the girls’ cross country team, and being named Macomb Area Conference Red coach of the year four times, Scott Cooper is passing the baton leaving behind a substantial legacy. Having an impact on many runners’ lives, specifically senior captain Lucie Leonhard, has led...
Western Illinois University Wind Faculty Concert Dec. 10-11
MACOMB/Moline, IL – -The Western Illinois University School of Music faculty will present a Woodwind Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 on the WIU-QC campus in the Building C Atrium and at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 on the Macomb campus in the Macomb Art Center. WIU’s...
OVC Basketball Predictions, Odds & Best Bets - November 27
See odds, stats and predictions for all of the day’s OVC men’s college basketball games.
The Lowry House: A Monument to Courage on the Underground Railroad
Nestled in the heart of Huntsville, Alabama, the Lowry House stands as a silent witness to a time when the pursuit of freedom required secrecy and bravery. Constructed around 1850 by John Tate Lowry, a wealthy landowner who embraced the abolitionist cause, this historic site was a critical stop on the Underground Railroad. Its walls, a unique blend of Italianate architecture, concealed more than aesthetics; they hid a secret room where over a hundred enslaved individuals sought refuge on their journey to liberation.
GivingTuesday | A holiday to give back to the community
MOLINE, Ill. — Editor's Note: The video above discusses the donation drive happening at the YWCA which will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Radical generosity, a concept embraced by different GivingTuesday hubs around the world, a belief that people shouldn't accept the suffering of others because the person themselves isn't suffering.
Cultivating Progress: The Blending of Tradition and Innovation in Basco's Agriculture
Nestled in Hancock County, Illinois, the township of Basco is a community deeply interwoven with a rich agricultural heritage. The Ufkes family and others have farmed this land for nearly a century, embodying the enduring spirit of Basco's agriculturalists. The landscape, a picturesque blend of prairie and timberland, has witnessed the evolution from the days of Edward White and Amzi Doolittle to the advanced farms of today. Yet, despite these changes, Basco's essence—a community where traditions like Saturday visits to grandparents on the farm and tea as a symbol of continuity—remains steadfast.