Weather permitting, construction on Candy Lane sidewalk from Grant Street south to the City limits will begin on MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016. The City of Macomb appreciates and thanks you for your cooperation and patience during this construction period.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the Public Works Department at 309.833.2821. Thank you.

Macomb utilizes CodeRED Emergency Notification system
The City of Macomb has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Macomb officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city/county.

This system is only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called." One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database, this is an extremely important feature.

All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.

Click Here to register your phone number

CITY WIDE CLEAN MAY 16 - 19, 2016
The City of Macomb and Waste Management request the assistance of the citizens of Macomb in the Spring City-Wide Clean-Up May 16 - 19, 2016 followed by a second pickup on the Monday route on May 23. 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.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 309.833.2821.

The City of Macomb Public Works Department will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the City on Monday, April 25, 2016. We will continue to flush our entire water distribution system throughout the summer, and into fall.

Fire hydrants will be flushed on weekdays between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm.

Please be advised that flushing may cause some discoloration of water. This does not represent a health hazard. However, customers are cautioned to determine if the water is clear before washing clothes (or any other processing) as staining may occur. If you experience discolored water, avoid using hot water until discoloration clears and run your cold water for approximately 5-10 minutes to clear your service line.

If you do have any laundry damaged by discolored water, avoid drying the clothes. Rust remover can also be picked up at the Public Works building located at 233 Center Street between the hours of 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Please also be advised that if the system pressure in the area of your residence drops below 20psi during flushing you will be issued a “boil order”. This is a precautionary measure in order to assure your safety, and the “boil order’ will be lifted once water samples have satisfactorily passed analytical testing at an independent laboratory.

Please report extended discoloration, and any concerns to the Water Treatment Plant at 309-836-3916.

The Public Works Department regrets any temporary inconvenience you may experience, however, the flushing program is necessary to maintain a good water supply for both firefighting and domestic consumption.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that northbound US 67 between County Road 1500N and County Road 1600N, just north of Macomb, will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, April 11.

The lane closure is necessary for pavement construction as part of stage work to build an intersection with IL 336 and will be in place until May.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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The Spring "No Sticker Required" yard waste pickup for the City of Macomb will begin on Monday, March 21, 2016 and continue through Thursday, April 28, 2016.

The City of Macomb's yard waste site located on Tower Road will be open on Thursday, March 31,2016. The site's hours of operation will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Public Works Department at 309.833.2821.



The City of Macomb would like to remind everyone with the winter weather anticipated that a snowfall of three (3) inches shall automatically constitute a snow emergency for the City of Macomb. It shall be unlawful for any person to park or allow a motor vehicle to remain parked on a street that has been designated as a snow route in the city.

Streets that have been designated Snow Routes are:

Adams Street from Randolph Street to the west city limits.

Bower Road from University Drive to Jackson Street.

Calhoun Street from Campbell Street to Bonham Street.

Candy Lane its entire length.

Carroll Street from Lafayette Street to Western Avenue and from Randolph Street to Prairie Avenue.

Deer Road its entire length.

Dudley Street its entire length.

Grant Street its entire length.

Harmony Lane its entire length.

Jefferson Street its entire length.

Johnson Street its entire length.

Lafayette Street from Washington Street to Grant Street.

Maple Avenue its entire length.

Murray Street from Johnson Street to Western Avenue.

McArthur Street from Washington Street to Grant Street.

Pearl Street its entire length.

Pierce Street from Johnson Street to State Street.

Piper Street from Candy Lane to Pearl Street.

Prairie Avenue its entire length.

Randolph Street from Washington Street to Grant Street and from Calhoun Street to Glenwood Park.

Tower Road from Wigwam Hollow Road to Lafayette Street.

University Drive from Wigwam Hollow Road to Western Avenue, from Western Avenue to Lafayette Street and from Lafayette Street to Bower Road.

Ward Street its entire length.

Washington Street from Lafayette Street to Ward Street and from Campbell Street to White Street.

Western Avenue from Adams Street to University Drive.

Wheeler Street from Prairie Avenue to the east city limits.

White Street its entire length.

Wigwam Hollow Road its entire length.

The City of Macomb would appreciate your cooperation and patience and please help keep our streets safe for those who must travel.


Recent changes have been adopted by the Macomb City Council in regard to SNOW and ICE removal from sidewalks. As contained in Ordinance 15-35, adopted by the City Council of the City of Macomb, in an effort to maintain safe and passable pedestrian sidewalk areas in zones that have been identified as either having high pedestrian traffic or being an area where safe and passable sidewalks was of great importance, being the School Zones, there is a mandate that property owners of these parcels that abut or front on a paved sidewalk, must remove the snow and treat the ice, if necessary.

If there is a snow event, being 3 inches of snow or more, or an ice event, then the Public Works Director shall declare a snow event mandating snow removal of sidewalks in the abatement zones. The Director will issue a statement to the City Clerk who will post the information on the City's website, facebook page, and forward the statement to local radio stations and television stations. Property owners within the abatement zones will have 24 hours to remove the snow and ice following the public announcement. If the property owner does not remove the snow and ice then the City shall have the snow and ice removed and will bill the property owner for the cost of the removal.

PLEASE contact the Building and Zoning Office at the number listed below, prior to a snow or ice event if you feel you are without an ability to have the snow or ice removed and the City shall attempt to aid in suggesting alternate sources for complying with the snow and ice removal requirements.

The sidewalk is to be cleared of snow for a width of at least 48 inches or if the sidewalk is lesser than 48 inches in width then the entire width. If the snow or ice has become too hard to remove then the property owner responsible shall apply sand or other abrasive material to make pedestrian travel on the sidewalk reasonably safe. When conditions do not allow for the complete removal of ice and snow, the property owner shall remove the remaining ice and snow as soon as temperatures make removal possible.

All the information can be found in the City of Macomb's Municipal Code Sections 20-54 through 20-57. The Municipal Code is available online or in the City Clerk's office.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Building and Zoning, 309/833-4944, or the Office of the City Administrator, 309/837-0501, with any additional questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for your cooperation and support in this effort to provide safe and passable sidewalks.

Waste Management 2016 Recycling Service Days Calendar
Waste Management 2016 Recycling Service Days Calendar

  • Printable 2016 Calendar

    With the closure of Bridgeway's Recycling Center, please be advised that Waste Management will continue to do recycling for the City of Macomb per their contract with the City. The 2015 schedule for recycling pickup is still in effect.

    If you have any questions, you may contact the Mayor's Office at 833-2558 or the Public Works Department at 833-2821. Thank you.

    The City of Macomb is now offering the following options for on-line payments:

    View and manage your water account

    Pay your water deposit or monthly water bill

    Pay parking tickets, ordinance violations and other miscellaneous fees.

    Please visit the City of Macomb's website at or the kiosk located in the hallway in City Hall next to the water counter for more information.

    Please note that is is very important you enter your account number and service location exactly as shown on your bill. Also, please be careful to distinguish between the letter "O" and the number zero "0" when entering information.

    If you would like to speak to someone regarding these options, please call the Water Department at (309)833.2031. Thank you.

    Designated Holidays for Garbage Pickup
    Holidays observed by Waste Management:

    New Year's Day

    Memorial Day

    Indepedence Day

    Labor Day

    Thanksgiving Day

    Christmas Day

    Discharging debris including grass clippings and leaves while mowing can cause storm drains and lines to become clogged when rain washes the debris into or on top of the storm drains. When wet, it can also potentially create a dangerous driving condition on the street. Finally, it is a violation of the Municpal Code:

    Excerpt from Municpal Code:

    Sec. 20-2 (a) Deposit of waste and harmful materials in public places; It shall be unlawfully to throw or deposit on any street, alley, sidewalk, gutter, or other public place any material which may be harmful to the pavements thereof, or any waste material, rubbish, grass, leaves, branches, glass, tacks, nails or other substances or articles.

    Your Cooperation in following this ordinance would be much appreicated.