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For the win offers gaming for local residents

Tabi Jozwick

For many Western Illinois University students, tabletop gaming is a pastime that they bring with them to college, and the store For the Win in Galesburg offers those students the opportunit to engage in the local gaming scene. “We mostly see students from (Western) and other players from Macomb a...  Read More »

Jan 19 • No Comments

Yogurt inspires inspiration

FYI in Macomb, will reopen Feb. 14 after being closed since last November. It could be the last time their doors open unless someone buys it. FYI is a local yogurt store in the downtown square that opened in the summer of 2013. Heather and Justin Overstreet along with Bill and Malloree Buchanan, who...  Read More »

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East Village demolished

East Village demolition began on Dec. 20 and will continue through the month of February. According to a study in 2008 provided by Director of Residential Facilities Joseph Roselieb, East Village had sustained $4 million in deferred maintenance since its construction in 1966. According to Roselieb, ...  Read More »

Jan 19 • No Comments

Hyde sworn in as Fire Chief

Kirsten Edmunds

During Macomb’s City Council meeting Tuesday night, J.R. Hyde was appointed as the new Fire Chief of the Macomb Fire Department. Mayor Mike Inman said he is happy to have someone step into the position, and is happy it is Hyde. “I can’t tell you how lucky we are in the community to have J.R. st...  Read More »

Jan 19 • No Comments

Rachel Ramirez

Kirsten Edmunds

Founder and President of Women in Business

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MPD says to stay safe over break

Nicholas Ebelhack

 The Macomb Police Department (MPD) warns students living off campus to prepare their residences for their winter break vacancy to prevent theft of valuable items while students are at home.  According to a post on their Facebook page, the lack of people in Macomb’s student-populated areas leave the...  Read More »

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“Fantastic Beasts” makes for a fantastic film

Gwen Hanford

 The newest movie set in the Harry Potter universe has finally been released after five years. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is based around, of all things, a textbook found in the original series. The m...  Read More »

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Western film student documents battle for pain relief

December 5, 2016

 Adam Colgan, a film minor at the Western Illinois University Macomb campus worked in conjunction with the Film Club to host a screening of a ...  Read More »

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Western tests all-time records at Hawkeye challenge

Mat McClanahan

Western Illinois’ all-time track and field records were put to the test at the Hawkeye Invitational this past weekend. After just the second meet of the year, three new all-time top 10 marks were reached. Not only did the pur...  Read More »

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  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Nov. 16 at 5:58 p.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Thompson Hall. The alarm was activated by smoke from cookin...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Nov. 7 at 9:10 p.m. a student in Olson Hall reported $1,120 missing from his residence hall room. The incident is under investigation. •On No...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Oct. 15 at 8:52 p.m. Asher Goldberg, 18, and Byron Hill, 18, both of 1011 Henninger Hall, were each given a notice to appear Nov. 15 for a Macom...

  • Campus Crime Report

    On Oct. 8 at 12:14 a.m. four students near Higgins Hall were judicially referred for behavior On Oct. 8 at Tanner 1:39 a.m. two students in Tanner Ha...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Sept. 24 at 3:14 a.m. Benjamin W. Roza, 20, of Oswego, IL, and nonstudent Nicole A. Thompson, 19, of Oswego, were each issued a notice to appear...

  • Campus Crime Report

    On Sept. 10 at 10:35 p.m. two students in Thompson Hall were judicially referred for possession of cannabis. On Sept. 11 at 1:11 a.m. nonstudent Nath...

  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On Aug. 30 at 4:27 p.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Tanner Hall. No smoke or fire was found, and no injuries we...

  • Campus Crime Report

     On Aug. 9 at 7:37 a.m., an employee reported four letters were stolen (sometime between 10 p.m. Aug. 8 and the early morning hours of Aug. 9) from t...

  • Summer OPS Beat

    On May 24 at 2:22 p.m. Christian Bridgewater, 27, of Rushville (IL), was arrested at the intersection of Western Avenue and West Adams Street for driv...

  • Campus Crime Report

    On April 18 at 8:45 p.m. a WIU student reported her car had been hit in the Corbin Hall lot sometime between April 10-15 and damage was visible on the...

The independent student newspaper of Western Illinois University. Serving Macomb since 1905.
The independent student newspaper of Western Illinois University. Serving Macomb since 1905.