Macomb Local News

Macomb, Illinois, January 17, 2020 – Through grant applications prepared and submitted by Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC), six communities have been awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.


Five of the awarded grants are for public infrastructure, and one grant is for housing rehabilitation.


Public infrastructure CDBG grants were awarded to the following communities: the City of Abingdon in Knox County ($450,000 for water system upgrades); the City of Bushnell in McDonough County ($500,000 for a new well); the City of Farmington in Fulton County ($500,000 for sanitary sewer upgrades); the City of Macomb in McDonough County ($500,000 for a water main replacement); and the City of Monmouth in Warren County ($500,000 for a water main replacement). The City of Colchester in McDonough County was awarded a $500,000 CDBG housing rehabilitation grant.


WIRC, based in Macomb, serves its member communities in the six-county region of Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren counties. WIRC Community Development staff assists local governments in addressing public infrastructure and housing needs by utilizing state and federal funding opportunities.


For more information, call WIRC at (309) 837-3941, find them on social media, or visit