Village of Plymouth, IL

Plymouth, IL

The village Plymouth, IL  squarely straddles the border of McDonough and Hancock counties dividing the town down the middle. Established in 1831 the village features a downtown square that is home to Plymouth Rock Antiques and Plymouth Rock Roost Bed & Breakfast. And to the east of town in McDonough County you’ll find the very popular…

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Midwestern Cycling Center

Macomb’s Midwestern Cycling Center can service and repair anything with two wheels and pedals. Trained by Harry Gillespie, certified by Schwinn! This guy can true a wheel with the best of them. Bring in your bike for a tune up and get your wheels trued, it’s all part of the basic package. Call Midwestern Cycling…

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Rep. Dan Swanson – Illinois 71st District

IL Rep. Dan Swanson 71st

Rep. Daniel Swanson is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 71st district which includes the cities and towns of Macomb, Galesburg, Colona, Coal Valley, Orion, Windsor, Rio, Sherrard, Carbon Cliff, East Moline, Monmouth, Knoxville, Bushnell, Roseville, Woodhull, Alpha and Prairie City in western Illinois. A native of Woodhull, he served as a…

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Neal Gamm ~ Governor of Forgottonia

Gov. Neal Gamm

Elected Governor at 25 years old, a young whippersnapper named Neal Gamm poised as the head of a rag-tag group of activists who would come to capture the attention of the nation. As Wikipedia notes, there has long been frustration with the lack of support for regional transportation projects. In 1971, the Republic of Forgottonia…

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Benny Kim – Acclaimed Violinist

Benny Kim violinist

Macomb native, and internationally known and acclaimed violinist Benny Kim has performed as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Boston, Saint Louis, Cincinnati, Hong Kong, and South Africa to name a few. In recital, he has performed in virtually every major city including two critically acclaimed recitals at the 92nd St. Y in New…

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Preston Jackson – Artist / Sculptor

Preston Jackson

Preston Eugene Jackson has been called “one of the greatest black artists of our time.” Born in Decatur, IL Jackson attended Oakland Elementary School and Stephen Decatur High School, where he ran the one hundred yard dash in 9.7 seconds. Graduating in 1962, he attended Millikin University while working at Revere Copper. In 1967, Jackson enrolled…

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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 its 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. George F. 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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