Author: Melanie Falk


City of Macomb, Illinois
(pop. 21,500)

The City of Macomb, home of Western Illinois University, is seeking an experienced manager to lead the Public Works Department. This position is a Mayoral appointment and reports to the City Administrator. Successful candidate will oversee the daily operations of the Public Works Department, including streets and storm sewers, water treatment and distribution, sewage collection and treatment, solid waste contract administration, forestry, cemetery, and buildings and grounds. In addition, the Director plans, directs and evaluates programs and activities, develops and implements policies and procedures, and manages $8 million budget and staff of 31 authorized positions.

The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, college degree preferred, and valid Illinois driver’s license. Preferred candidate will have five years experience in a senior management position in a comparable public sector agency. County residency, background check, physical and drug screen required.

Salary Range is $81,192 to $95,520 depending on qualifications. Full benefit package. Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for professional references by 4:30 p.m. on June 28th, 2019 to:

Mayor’s Office
232 E. Jackson Street
P.O. Box 377
Macomb, IL 61455
by email to:

The City of Macomb is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Purple & Gold Day April 24

Join your fellow WIU Leathernecks for Purple & Gold Day April 24. From 5-7 p.m. April 24, alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends are invited to attend the Macomb Purple & Gold Day at the Sports Corner in downtown Macomb.The tradition of celebrating Purple & Gold Day at Western began April 24, 2000, with the close of the University’s 100-year celebration. The date in 2000 marked the 100-year anniversary of the day in 1899 when the Illinois Legislature approved the creation of what would become WIU.