PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
April 24, 2014
EAST STREET FROM E. WHEELER TO UNIVERSITY DRIVE
Beginning Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00 A.M. East Street will be closed to traffic from E. Wheeler to University Drive for reconstruction. The street will be closed until further notice.
The Public Works Department appreciates the cooperation and indulgence of the public during this procedure. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this activity may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works at 309-833-2821.
Public Works Director
The Macomb Police Department now has a prescription medicine drop off box located in the lobby of the Macomb Police Department. The drop off box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Citizens do not have to wait for a special day to drop off prescription medicine, now they can just come to the Police Department any time and drop off their unused prescription medicine in the box.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
The box has information on it that tells citizens what they can and cannot dispose of in the box. The Macomb Police Department encourages the community to dispose of prescription medicine responsibly and to use our box to do it.
For Immediate Release
March 5th, 2014
Latest Development on the missing person’s case involving Juan Bustamante and Francisco Villa
Members of the Macomb Police Department, McDonough County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, Adams County Emergency Management and the McDonough County Reserves completed two days of searching through the landfill north of Macomb yesterday. In addition, working with Waste Management supervisors, Officers also checked numerous dumpsters along the pipeline right-of-way. The purpose of this search was to locate Juan Bustamante’s body.
In his statement to authorities Bustos-Bravo made statements that led authorities to believe that Bustamante’s body may have been taken to the local landfill or possibly dumped in one of these dumpsters along the pipeline right of way. Bustamante’s body may be rolled into a black blanket that was also rolled into a large piece of carpeting.
While this avenue of investigation did not produce Bustamante’s body it does not mean the end of the search for him. The Macomb Police Department will be exploring other information and gathering data to determine other areas that may need to be searched.
The Macomb Police Department asks citizens who live in southern McDonough County, Schuyler County and parts of Western Fulton County, especially those areas near the pipeline, to be vigilant in looking for anything they think is out of place. If citizens know of areas where illegal dumping often occurs or they know of areas where they may have burn piles they are urged to let authorities know. If a citizen locates anything suspicious they are urged to contact local authorities to let them investigate.