Author: Melanie Falk

The passing of Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing, earlier today, of the Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian. “The Rev. Dr. Vivian distinguished himself by being a lifelong, passionate advocate for racial and social justice, an icon in the American Civil Rights movement and a force for social change– not only in the United States but around the world”, said Macomb Mayor Michael Inman “The world has lost a giant voice and a determined laborer for racial equity”, Inman added

The Rev. Dr. Vivian came to Macomb with his family as a small boy but left as a strong, determined man–having spent his formative years in Macomb—attending Lincoln grade school, graduating from Macomb High School and attending Western Illinois University.

The entire Macomb community sends our sincere condolences to the Rev. Dr. Vivian’s family and extends our gratitude to them for sharing him with us.

City Council and Staff to View Presentation by Noted Antiracist Author after Council Meeting

The Macomb City Council and staff will view a web-based presentation by Ibram X. Kendi, noted author of “How to Be an Antiracist” following the City Council meeting on Monday. Council and staff will view Mr. Kendi’s presentation, live, in the City Hall Community Room on Monday, July 20, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CDT.

Members of the public who wish to view the presentation at their homes may register to view the online broadcast at:



The City of Macomb and Waste Management request the assistance of the citizens of Macomb in the Spring City-Wide Clean-Up Aug 10 – 13, 2020 followed by a second pickup on the Monday route on Aug 17. Residents should place their refuse and trash curbside no earlier than 48 hours before their regular garbage pickup day. Clean up begins at 6:00 a.m. on your normal pick up day. Unfortunately, some residents are not placing their refuse and trash out until after the crews have passed their homes, which necessitate contractors and city crews to retrace their steps, prolonging the time and resources devoted to the effort. Mayor Mike Inman encouraged city residents, “This is a beneficial service provided to the community. On-time placement of refuse and trash keeps the cost down and reduces the neighborhood unsightliness associated with the program.”

Residents are advised that refuse and trash should be placed in containers or bundles weighing less than 50 pounds. Sturdy bags, including plastic trash bags, will be permitted containers for this event only. “White goods” and bulk items are to be placed as close to the curb as possible. Loose refuse and electronics are not permitted.

Other items not included in the pick up are: Yard Waste, Liquid Waste (paint, motor oil, thinner), Hazardous Waste (gasoline, propane, chemical wastes, insecticides/pesticides), Electronics (TV’s, Computers, Fax/Copy Machines, Cell Phones, Stereo Equipment), Tires, Batteries, Large Auto Parts, Construction and Demolition Debris, or Concrete Preparation.

July 6, 2020 City of Macomb Council Meeting

With the State moving into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan and the ability for up to 50 persons to gather while following social distancing and wearing face coverings, the Macomb City Council will meet in person.

The public will be allowed to enter City Hall and the Council chambers. Overflow seating will be in the Community Room and the meeting will be streamed via YouTube.

• PUBLIC COMMENT – Public Comment will be conducted as usual near the beginning of the meeting with the standard three (3) minute time limit. In addition to speaking at the meeting, the public will be able to submit their comments in two ways;

1. E-MAILED – Public comments can be submitted via email to with the subject “Public Comment” up until 3pm the day of the meeting. The City Clerk will read emails received out loud (up to 3 minutes) into the public record.

2. MAILED – Public comments can be mailed to the City of Macomb, 232 E. Jackson, Macomb IL 61455. Please include “City Council Public Comment” on the outside of the envelope. Please know that postage delivery time could cause the mailing to arrive after the meeting time.

• AGENDA —Posted at

• MEETING VIDEOS – The meeting videos will continue to be aired on Channel 15 and streamed live on the City’s YouTube page at