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Notice of Examination

Link to Application Packet


The Board of Fire & Police Commissioners of the City of Macomb, Illinois hereby gives notice that examinations will be offered to all eligible applicants to create an Eligibility List for hiring for positions with the Macomb Police Department.

Applicant must be at least 20 years of age and under 3 5 years of age as of the date of testing in order to apply for employment with the Macomb Police Department. Military veterans may extend the age limit one year for every year of active duty, not to exceed ten years.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; must have completed 60 semester or 90 quarter hours from an accredited academic institution; must possess a valid driver’s license. To move forward in hiring process, applicant must pass physical and written exams; medical and psychological evaluation and background investigation; must have visual acuity of 20/20 in each eye corrected (minimum) with normal color vision and depth perception; must have good habits and be of moral character. Proof of U.S. Citizenship and if hired, McDonough County residency is required within 60 days after completion of the probationary period.

STARTING SALARY as of 05/01/2020, $48,980.75 per year

Forty-hour work week with time and a half for all overtime.

Application packets may be obtained at the Mayor’s Office, City Hall, 232 E. Jackson St., Macomb, Illinois 61455, Phone (309) 833-2558, or on-line at
https :// employment-listings/

All applications and attachments must be completed, signed and on file by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2020. If submitting the application packet by mail, it must be postmarked on or before the application deadline date AND received at the Mayor’s Office within five (5) calendar days of the deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Testing date is Saturday, October 24, 2020. Applicants should report to the Macomb High School athletic field located at 1525 South Johnson Road, Macomb Illinois at 7:30 a.m. Applicants should park in the lot directly west of Macomb High School.

The City reserves the right to require reimbursement of training expenses on a pro-rata basis if an officer resigns within the first two years of employment.

The City of Macomb is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply

Emergency Assistance for Small Businesses

The State of Illinois has established the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Grant Program with $20,000,000 in CDBG funding. The grant is for 60 days of working capital up to $25,000 for non-essential businesses, restaurants, and bars. The City of Macomb is partnering with small businesses within the City limits of Macomb that would like to apply for the grant. Please look over the grant materials provided and call John Bannon at the Office of Community Development at (309) 833-4944 before beginning the application. After contact with the Office of Community Development, businesses will be responsible for filling out all information in the “Application City of Macomb Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program.

Stabilization Program Zoom Mtg Flyer

SBA Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster Loans Comparison

Guidebook City of Macomb Downstate Small Business Stabilization Grant Program

Business Items Checklist for the Downstate Stabilization Grant

DCEO Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program FAQ 1

DCEO Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program FAQ 2

Application City of Macomb Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program




For questions, comments or recommendations regarding the stay at home order email:
More information at:
State of Illinois:
CDC guidelines for travel, social distancing, and protecting yourself:
Illinois Department of Public Health:
City of Macomb:
Macomb Area Chamber

New Items 3/23/20
⦁ Mayor issued an Emergency Proclamation consistent with Governor’s Executive Order 2020-07 to allow remote participation of Council members to City Council meetings
⦁ City Administration met with County partners regarding activation of County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to ensure full coordination of response efforts.
⦁ GoWest & MCPT Demand Response are continuing operations and have increased cleaning of buses and vehicles.

⦁ City staff is in the office and continues to monitor the situation and state and federal information.
⦁ 2020 Census letters have gone out and we ask everyone to go online and respond.

⦁ The Mayor and City Administrator attended the McDonough District Hospital’s emergency operations meeting. MDH has a very thorough response to the pandemic.

⦁ McDonough County Transportation’s Demand Response is continuing operations
⦁ The Illinois Zephyr that departs Macomb to Chicago at 7:00 AM and returns from Chicago at 9:20 PM each day continues to operate. Amtrak has discontinued the Carl Sandburg route at this time.

⦁ City Council meetings are canceled until April 6th.
⦁ Waste Management has postponed the Spring City-Wide Clean-up originally scheduled for May 11-18. At this time, regular garbage pick-up and no-sticker yard waste pick-up is scheduled to continue.
⦁ Waste Management has suspended handling of incoming residential calls at the landfill and bulky item collection, either scheduled or extra call.

⦁ City Hall is open with restricted access. We ask community members to communicate first via electronic means before meeting in person.
⦁ The Community room in City Hall is closed until April 6th.
⦁ City payments are accepted via mail, online at City website, and drop box in City Hall parking lot.
⦁ There is increased disinfection being done at City buildings and the train depot.
⦁ There is a moratorium on utility shutoffs for all utility companies. Water disconnections and late fees have been suspended until May 1 or the crisis has passed.
⦁ The City has identified essential operations and essential personnel.
⦁ The City water service department is restricting visits into customer properties except for emergencies.
⦁ Go-West is continuing public transportation operations to provide services to citizens that don’t have other means of transportation.
⦁ Per Governor Pritzker’s executive order 2020-08 onsite consumption of food is halted. Customers may enter the premises for carry-out or may use curbside pickup or delivery. Also, gatherings of 50 people or more are prohibited.
⦁ The CDC has recommended avoiding groups larger than 10.
⦁ With the restaurant’s on-premises service closed, the City has placed parking spots for carry-out and curbside pick-up at the Downtown restaurants.
⦁ Action on administrative hearings for vehicle impoundments has been delayed 30 days.

Help Wanted


The City of Macomb is accepting applications for part-time temporary seasonal help to work in the Public Works Department. Assignments may include street maintenance, cemetery & grounds. These positions are hourly pay ($10.25/hour) with no benefits.

Interested persons meeting the following requirements are encouraged to apply:

1. Must be able to perform manual labor in an outdoor environment.
2. Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.
3. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Applications are available at the Mayor’s Office in Macomb City Hall, 232 E. Jackson Street or on-line at
Completed applications must be returned to the Mayor’s Office in City Hall.

Review of applications will continue until positions are filled