McDonough County

McDonough County, Illinois

1 Courthouse Sq
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 833-2474
Fax: (309) 836-3368

In west-central IL southwest of Peoria; organized Jan 25, 1826 from Schuyler County. Name Origin: For Capt. Thomas McDonough (1783-1825), naval officer in the war against Barbary pirates near Tripoli and in the War of 1812

Area (sq mi):: 590.02 (land 589.27; water 0.75) Population per square mile: 54.20
Population 2005: 31,966 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 -6.60% Population 2000: 32,913 (White 92.00%; Black or African American 3.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 2.00%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 2.80%. Median age: 29.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,890; median household $32,141; Population below poverty level: 19.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,780-$21,066
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 15.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Macomb County seat (18,782)

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    Clair, Stephenson, and Will Counties, and one Hy-Vee location in McDonough County through cooperative efforts between IDOA and USDA, as well as diagnostic support from University of Illinois, Michigan State, Cornell, and Kansas State Universities, and USDA labs.
    A spreadsheet containing all well records of private wells (pumping less than 75 gal/ min) in McDonough County, Illinois, as of September 2015, was provided by the ISWS.
    A new county record for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Stal) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in Macomb, McDonough County, in west-central Illinois is reported based on findings of adult BMSB in insect collections by students taking an entomology course at Western Illinois University.
    "The defendants mocked and ridiculed the plaintiff, a person completely unknown to themselves in public forums where their activity would be widely disseminated," stated in Binion's charges made at the Macomb County Circuit Court in McDonough County, Illinois, United States.
    Dexter's 2004 nontypical whitetail from Adams County, Ohio, taped an astounding 295 3/8 points and now sits tied for sixth all-time with another buck taken in 2006 by Jonathan Schmucker of McDonough County, Illinois.
    The stakes here were much different, but they were just as meaningful to the towns involved--this was for the championship of McDonough County.
    McDonough County, Illinois, is in the western part of the state with a population of approximately 40,000 and includes Macomb, a university town of 20,000 residents plus 12,000 college students.
    The more than 670 American flags, each representing a McDonough County veteran, line the city of Macomb's sidewalks and park.
    Spring Lake is located in McDonough County, Illinois, and is the main source of drinking water for the Macomb, Colchester, Bardolph, and Tennessee communities in the western Illinois region (Moorhouse, 2007).
    Meanwhile, McDonough County Sheriff Nick Petitgout said doing away with cash bail would effectively defund a number of county services, including programs designed to help crime victims.

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