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Dec 12 • No Comments

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 »

Dec 12 • No Comments

Arrest made after abuse allegations

Nicholas Ebelhack

Christopher K. Kitch, 48, was arrested on sex crime charges on Dec. 7 at his home in Industry, Illinois. According to a press release from the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office, the arrest is a result of an incident where two juveniles, ages 12 and 7, accused Kitch of touching them inappropriatel...  Read More »

Dec 12 • No Comments

ISP provides update to Camaro accident

Nicholas Ebelhack

Illinois State Police released an update to the accident on Dec. 1 involving two road workers and vehicle at the intersection of McDonough County Road 2100 East, northbound, north of County Road 700 North. Ralph William Day, 75, of Abingdon, Illinois, was driving along the dark road when he struck tw...  Read More »

Dec 12 • No Comments

Dance Marathon Makes Progress to $100,000 goal

Kirsten Edmunds

With just over 100 days before their main event, Western Illinois University Miracle Network Dance Marathon (WIUDM) is still hoping for more involvement, in both the campus and Macomb community. Dance Marathon is a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, specifically St. Louis Children...  Read More »

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Arlen Britton proves age is just a number

Tabi Jozwick

Age is nothing but a number for Arlen Britton, who will be graduating from Western Illinois University this month at the age of 62. Britton, who is a Building Services worker at Western, will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in General Studies. General Studies is a flexible degree for students wh...  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 »

Dec 5 • No Comments

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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Fantasy football starts and sits for playoff week

Sheridan Keen

We’re getting down to the wire, folks. You’re probably either in the playoffs or chasing a toilet bowl trophy. At this point in the season, league owners know who they are going to start, and if there’s any hesitatio...  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.