Lyft logo

Lyft is now available in Macomb and Forgottonia! And there’s never been an easier way to get around. Just download Lyft app for iPhone or Android, and get a friendly, affordable ride within minutes. Just tap a button, and you’ll get picked up by a Lyft driver. When the ride ends, the app automatically charges your…

Read More

Royal Printing

Exterior of Royal Printing (Yeast Printing)

Royal Printing is a full service print provider offering graphic design, digital, 4-color process, offset, mailing and fulfillment services. Since it’s 1912 founding in Quincy, Royal Printing has been providing the highest quality printing services to the region. With shops now in Macomb (formerly Yeast Printing) and Pittsfield, Royal’s print shop specializes in books, catalogs,…

Read More

Emmet-Chalmers Fire Protection District

The Emmet / Chalmers Fire Protection District includes Emmet Township and Chalmers Township surrounding  the west edge of Macomb, Illinois in McDonough County.  The district includes residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural areas.  They protect several residential subdivisions, parks, and churches.  Areas along the highways include business and industry.  Major highways (US 136, US 67, Illinois…

Read More

McDonough County Historical Society

Since 1969, the McDonough County Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization, has been an important force for promoting historical understanding and preserving materials that reflect the Forgottonia county’s heritage. Their mission supports the preservation of McDonough County, Illinois heritage. The organization also offers free historical programs at their meetings five times a year (September, November, January, March and…

Read More

City of Colchester

Colchester is a city in McDonough County 7 miles west of the County Seat, Macomb, IL. The city is named after the town of Colchester, England. Coal was discovered near Colchester in the 1850s and the mines in Colchester attracted immigrants from Pennsylvania. At first these included the descendants of Irish Protestant refugees from the…

Read More

City of Bushnell

The City of Bushnell was founded in 1854 when the Northern Cross Railroad built a line through McDonough County. Nehemiah Bushnell was the President of the Railroad, and townspeople honored him by naming their community after him. The railroad later became part of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, which continues to operate through Bushnell under…

Read More

Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC)


The Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC) is an organization that delivers quality services to the residents and units of government in the region. WIRC provides technical assistance to local governments and elected officials facing complex community and economic development issues in the counties of and communities within Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren. Western…

Read More