Macomb Illinois Secretary of State Facility – Illinois DMV

Exterior DMV - Macomb

The Macomb Illinois Secretary of State DMV Facility is located at 466 S. Deere Rd. and offers the following services:  Driver’s License and Renewal, Identification Cards, Written Test, Road Test, Vehicle Registration, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), CDL Written Test. Hours of operation: Sunday – Closed Monday – Closed Tuesday – 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Wednesday – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday – 8:00 am…

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Macomb Downtown Development

Macomb’s Downtown Development office takes a leading role in encouraging a collaborative spirit among community partners in oak effort to enhance the physical environment and interactive experience of Macomb‘s Downtown and its Historic Square.  The office’s goal is to develop Historic Downtown Macomb as a community in and of itself, where the population and its…

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George Francis Chase – Brigadier General U.S. Army

Gen. Chase

Brigadier General George Francis Chase (1848 -1925) was the commander of the 15th Cavalry Regiment and in 1907 he became the United States Army Inspector General for the Department of the East. He was born on July 29, 1848 in Macomb, Illinois to James Morris Chase and Salina Venable. He attended the United States Military Academy from July 1, 1867, to June 12, 1871. He…

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Lawrence Yates Sherman – U.S. Senator

Sen. Sherman

Lawrence Yates Sherman was born November 8, 1858 in Miami County, Ohio. His parents Nelson and Maria (Yates) Sherman, first moved to McDonough County, Illinois in 1859 and eventually settled in Jasper County in 1867. Sherman attended public school and the Lees Academy in Coles County. In order to pay for a college education he alternately…

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Lamoine River Valley Basin

Lamoine River is a beautiful 125-mile-long tributary of the Illinois River in western Illinois which gracefully meanders directly through the heart of Forgottonia, Macomb. Its watershed covers approximately 2,000 square miles, and it is the sixth-largest tributary to the Illinois River. It is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River. The Lamoine or La Moine River rises in southwestern Warren County and initially flows lazily southwestward through southeastern Henderson and northwestern McDonough…

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Village of Tennessee

In March, 1854, Tennessee township, was selected by L. C. Bacon, T. K. Waddill and S. Cockerham as a site upon which to establish the village of Tennessee. Work along the line of the C. B. & Q., railroad had already commenced, which, from the survey, passed through that section of McDonough County, and was…

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Village of Blandinsville

Blandinsville is a village in McDonough County, Illinois, 16 miles northwest of Macomb. The town is named for Joseph L. Blandin, owner of the first general store, whom, with his parents he came to Illinois, in June, 1837, settled on land which now forms a part of Blandinsville. In 1842, the town was platted on a tract known as…

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