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City of Macomb Committee of the Whole met March 25

City of Macomb Committee of the Whole met March 25. 1. Discussion on the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Certifications and Assurances for FTA Assistance Programs. Transit Director Nathan Cobb will review certifications and a copy is attached for.


Illinois Residents May Soon Pay a Tax When It Rains

If you think Illinois had a tax for everything, you're wrong! A new tax is being proposed that will cost you money every time it rains. It's being called the 'rain tax.'. A new tax on rainwater is being proposed in Springfield, according to Illinois State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee). He is


Big Brother Big Sisters Plant Sale

The Largest Plant Sale in the area is ready for you!. Keep a child’s heart blooming! Online Order Today!!!. Davenport: May 3rd-12th, NW Bank Tower, Welcome Way & Kimberly (8AM-7PM)


Illinois prosecutors drop charges against actor Jussie Smollett: report

(Reuters) - Illinois prosecutors on Tuesday dropped charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett relating to allegations he staged a hate crime attack to gain publicity, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, citing a statement from his lawyers.


Man killed in Logan Square was involved in test of Illinois concealed carry law in 2015

CHICAGO — A man found dead over the weekend inside a vehicle in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood was involved in an early test of Illinois’ concealed carry law. The Chicago Tribune reports autopsy performed Monday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined 25-year-old Everardo Custo


Macomb business recognized for 40 years downtown

Macomb Downtown Development recognizes Engraving by Lin, Lin Stults, as a Historic Downtown Legacy Business Enterprise during the Annual Community Partnership Reception, held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Western Illinois Museum.


Western Illinois professor gets 2nd in forecasting challenge

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — A Western Illinois University professor has won an award for the third time in seven years in a national meteorological forecast competition. Marcus Buker is associate professor of meteorology at WIU . He placed second in the recent WxChallenge for forecasting weather in Nashvill


Briefs: Halloween slaying; tire rim thief; snack-cake attack

LEWISTOWN — Authorities on Friday charged a man in connection with the shooting death of Monica Keenlance, 51, of Lewistown, at a Missouri rest stop on Halloween 2018. Eliot D. Bonner, 27, of St. Charles, Missouri, faces counts of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of


Illinois State Police To Pass Out Tickets Like Tic Tacs

If you drive on any Illinois road patrolled by the Illinois State police, consider yourself warned. State police have announced they will be passing out tickets "like Tic Tacs."


Illinois restaurants donating proceeds from Tuesday sales to families of fallen, injured firefighters

BETHALTO, Il. (KMOV.com) -- Residents on the east side of the river are turning out to help the families of one firefighter killed and another badly injured in the line of duty.


Macomb to allow packaged liquor sales on Sundays

For the first time since prohibition, you will soon be able to buy packaged alcohol on Sundays in Macomb. Macomb Mayor Mike Inman said they’ve been working on this for almost three years now and it’s finally becoming a reality.


Man Charged With October Murder Of Lewistown Woman

(AP) – A Missouri man jailed in Texas is now charged with killing a woman at an Interstate 55 rest area in October. The Sikeston, Missouri Standard Democrat reports that Eliot Bonner, 27, of St. Charles, Missouri was charged Friday with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possess

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Saturday fire in Abingdon spread to 3 buildings

ABINGDON — The cause of a Saturday fire that spread from a florist building to two storage buildings in Abingdon remains under investigation. Abingdon Fire Chief Greg Schisler said Abingdon police and fire crews responded to a structure fire at Garden Gate Florist, 207 W. Martin St., Saturday aftern


Person transported to hospital after self-inflicted gunshot in Colchester

COLCHESTER, Illinois (NEWS3) — Officers responded to a self-inflicted shooting in Colchester Monday. According to McDonough County Sheriff Nick Petitgout, one person was transported to the hospital via helicopter.


Fulton County Farm Bureau Morning Moment

Several of the FCFB Directors and family members spent a good part of Saturday visiting with shoppers in a couple area grocery stores. Directors Bob Vohland and Seth Vohland were at the Canton HyVee with Director Linda Rock. At that location later in the day were Directors Keely Egelhoff and Delson


Small-school Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Anna Heffren, Lewistown

LEWISTOWN — The brand-new Class 1A third-place trophy was back on display exactly one month to the day Lewistown first hoisted it. The Kiwanis All-Star senior game hosted at Alice Ingersoll Gymnasium in Canton on Saturday night featured the Indians’ first girls basketball state trophy since 2000. An


Canton Kiwanis All-Star Basketball: Fulton County well-represented in games

Fulton County was well-represented at Saturday's Canton Kiwanis All-Star Games played at Alice Ingersoll Gym in Canton. County players in the girls contest included the following: South Fulton's Madisen Coulter, Canton’s Sophie Oaks, Lewistown’s Paige Bennett, Canton’s Sydney Hannam and Cassidy Fawc


Man arrested for possession of meth and cannabis in McDonough Co.

MACOMB, Il (WGEM) — The McDonough County Sheriff’s office has arrested a man for possession of meth and cannabis. McDonough County Sheriff Nick Petitgout has reported the arrest of Bronson Rutledge, 28, of Littleton, Illinois, for possession of Methamphetamine and Cannabis.


Final week for early voting in consolidated election

MONMOUTH — The Warren County Clerk’s office is open for early voting for the April 2 consolidated election. Early voting and vote by mail began Feb. 21. “Grace period” registration and voting is March 6 through Election Day.


Paws to Celebrate dinner auction well attended

The Humane Society of Fulton County’s annual Paws to Celebrate dinner auction held Saturday at Big Horse Vineyards proved to be a success as it brought in a $10,901.50 profit for the animal shelter.