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Police search for thief

The Macomb Police Department is currently seeking assistance with identifying a subject who was caught on film stealing a money bag and an envelop of money from Diggers College City Bowl on Feb. 5th just after 2 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1144457362251328&id=173484576015283 The...  Read More »

Feb 9 • 0 comments

New Buses Arrives

Thanks to a release of federal transportation funds, the McDonough County Bus Department recently added two new buses to its fleet.  According to Nathan Cobb, Transit Director of McDonough County Public Transportation (MCPT), the transit system was in dire need of upgraded buses.  “The averag...  Read More »

Feb 8 • 0 comments

Western offers ‘group move’ for students

Megan Haupers

 Students will now be able to stay in close quarters with their friends this upcoming semester during housing renewal with Western Illinois University’s group move option.  This opportunity allows students consisting of groups of six or more to move together as a unit to a new residence hall...  Read More »

Feb 8 • 0 comments

Professor Performs at Carnegie Hall

Pamela Peigler

 After 10 performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Penelope Shumate, assistant professor of music at Western Illinois University, is performing again on Feb. 15. She is going to perform Mozart’s “Requiem” and the premiere of “Stabat Mater” by John Mealor.  Shumate’s first performance in Carnegie...  Read More »

Feb 8 • 0 comments

Relax with Wellness Weekend

Tabi Jozwick

 Western Illinois University’s Horn Field Campus (HFC) is sponsoring the eighth annual Wellness Weekend on Feb. 20 and 21 at HFC’s Horn Lodge located at 985 China Road.  Registration costs $65 and is due on Feb. 12 with limited space available. Meals, workshops and supplies for Wellness Week...  Read More »

Feb 8 • 0 comments

King honored by speaker

 Sunday at 3 p.m. marked the beginning of the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program.  The event is designed to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the way he used his voice to inspire a new generation of social justice leaders.  Tiffany Flowers, spoken word artist, therapi...  Read More »

Feb 8 • 0 comments

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Yeezy Makes “Waves”

Savannah Whitley

Our lord and savior Yeezus has come  to  save  us with his new highly anticipated album, “SWISH”… well, not quite.  Sometime between declaring himself the “greatest living rock star on the planet” and making som...  Read More »

February 8, 2016 • 0 comments

Dystopian Disappointment

February 8, 2016

 “The 5th Wave” directed by Jonathan “J” Blakeson, was based on the first book of the New York Times best-selling young adult trilogy...  Read More »

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IPFW hands men 11th straight loss

Cody Rivera

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Make it 11 straight, and winless in 2016. The Western Illinois men’s basketball team’s woes continued on Sunday afternoon — woes that have plagued the Leathernecks since their last victory on ...  Read More »

February 8, 2016 • 0 comments

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  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On Dec. 31 at 8:52 a.m. an individual reported that a third floor window at Henninger Hall had been damage. Damages were estimated at $311. •On ...

  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On Nov. 29 at 9:27 p.m. Jaquise Wesley, 18, and Kayla Stanback, 18, both of 738 Tanner Hall, were each issued a notice to appear Dec. 28 for a Maco...

  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On Nov. 11 at 6:27 p.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Bayliss Hall. No smoke or fire was found and no injuries we...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Nov. 4 at 12:33 p.m. nonstudent Kareem Spann, 21, of Calumet City, was arrested at his residence in Calumet City for burglary in connection with...

  • Campus Crime Reports

    On Oct. 12 at 1:26 p.m. Tiarra Clark, 19, of 506 Corbin Hall, was arrested for aggravated battery at Mowbray Hall. She was transported to the McDonoug...

  • OPS Beat

    •On Oct. 7 at 7:14 p.m. Nikee Ford, 19, was arrested at Mowbray Hall for battery. She was transported to the McDonough County Jail at 9:37 p.m. wher...

  • OPS Beat

     On Aug. 24 at 9:18 p.m. one student was judicially referred for cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia and two students were judicially r...

  • OPS Beat

     On Aug. 24 at approximately 10:34 a.m., Mateusz Ostaszewski, 18, of 703 Tanner Hall, was arrested at Mowbray Hall for battery. He was transported ...

  • OPS BEAT

    •On April 27 at 1:32 p.m. a student reported criminal damage, estimated at $157, to her vehicle while it was on campus sometime between April 18-1...

  • OPS BEAT

    •On April 21 at 8:57 p.m. non student Germaine Willis, 24, of Chicago, and at 9:03 p.m. Ashley Spellman, 25, of 209 East Village, were each arrest...