Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen have talked about increasing water and sewer rates. Now they're getting ready to finalize the new rates.
The city council on February 16 will hold first reading of an ordinance to increase water rates by 20% and sewer rates by 2%. Aldermen reviewed the plan during their February 8 Committee of the Whole meeting.
Macomb, IL – On December 10, 2009 at the Oslo City Hall, in Oslo, Norway, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He gave a speech in Oslo and he talked about war and peace, and he mentioned and partially defined what he called "the concept of a just war.'" Many Americans probably heard the term "just war" for the first time that day.
It may also unclear to most people in this country how the idea of "Just War" squares with international law.
Monmouth, IL – A traveling exhibit from The Smithsonian celebrates Americans' traveling spirit. Journey Stories is now on display in western Illinois, where a little something extra has been added to the exhibit.
The installation is on display at the Buchanan Center for the Arts, which included a local version with photos and artifacts from Monmouth and the surrounding area.