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McDonough County

GENERAL/ DEMOGRAPHIC | ECONOMICS | PUBLIC HEALTH/ ENVIRONMENT | HISTORY | LEGAL/LAW ENFORCEMENT

General/Demographic:

McDonough County Census Quickfacts
Cursory population and business statistics.
County and City Data Book 2007 (latest)
State, county, city, and place data tables for cursory population and business statistics. For earlier - and interactive - CCDBs back to 1944, visit http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/ccdb/.
Illinois Land Cover Summary: Data by Counties.
This site briefly describes county land cover and ranks counties by various criteria.
McDonough County, Illinois
McDonough County's official website. Provides links to organizations and schools and provides information on county history.
City of Macomb
This is the official website for Macomb, IL.

Economics:

County Business Patterns
Select "Illinois," then "McDonough County." This database provides numbers of employees, payroll, and total types of businesses for NAICS codes in a chosen county.
Economic Census
Tables present retail, wholesale, service, manufacturing, and minority business information.
Historical Data back to 1967,
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Information about McDonough County banks can be found at this site. Click on Bank Data, Individual Banks, then Institution Directory.
Census of Agriculture
This site gives McDonough County's size and number of farms, the types of animals raised and crops grown, and more for 1997 and 2002. Sources cited.
Local Area Unemployment Statistics
This site gives unemployment statistics from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).
County Prevailing Wage Rates
This site gives the current data from the Illinois Department of Labor listed by county.

Public Health/Environment:

EPA: Your Community
This site lists names and addresses of individuals and businesses which produce hazardous waste. Simply type in a \ zip code for McDonough County.
NOAA Weather
This site has the current weather conditions for McDonough County, short and long-term forecasts, and related links.
Coal Mines in McDonough County
This site from the Illinois State Geological Society contains a directory and a map of known underground and strip mines. Scroll down and click on McDonough County.
Illinois Department of Public Health Statistics
Links to vital statistics--births, deaths, marriages, and divorces--for McDonough County.
Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs
This site from the Illinois Department of Public Health compares county level data with state level data on topics such as infant mortality, cause of death, teen pregnancy, prenatal care, infectious disease rates, etc.
Illinois Sex Offender Information
The State Police offers the names, addresses, and mug shots of current sex offenders in the state. On the right side of the screen, click on Registered Sex Offender Info, then click on search by county.

History:

WIU Archives and Special Collections
This branch of the WIU Main Library maintains primary sources from McDonough County, as well as many surrounding counties. Included are newspapers, manuscripts, business records, photographs, and more from the early 19th Century to the present. Coverage is uneven, and less is found when searching for materials further from Macomb. See the office on the sixth floor for collection finding aids and holding lists.
Illinois Regional Archives Depository (WIU)
This branch of the Illinois State Archives maintains county, township, and municipal records and shares office and collections space with the WIU Archives and Special Collections.

Legal/Law Enforcement:

Municipal Code of Macomb, Illinois
For the current Macomb municipal ordinances, ask for this volume at the GovPubs desk on the 4th floor of the WIU library.
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