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Luke Otto reflects on his time as a Leatherneck

Campbell Atkins

February 8, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Western Illinois kicker Luke Otto will be taking his academic and athletic talents to Northwestern University next year to work towards his graduate degree in managment studies and play out his last year of eligibility on the Big 10... Read more »

Arrest made in child abuse case

Erika Ward

February 8, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase

The Macomb Police Department arrested Victor Gallardo, 19, on Feb. 6 on a warrant for aggravated battery of a child. According to Lt. David Burnham, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) paid a visit to Gallardo... Read more »

Anna Aughenbaugh

February 6, 2017

Filed under Showcase, The Edge

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the College of Fine Arts and Communication put on their “First Wednesday” concert. The concert was free for the public and a great opportunity to experience some great talent that Western Illinois Univ... Read more »

Women’s hoops take down Omaha for third straight win

Campbell Atkins

February 6, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

MACOMB, Ill. — The Lady Leathernecks now stand alone at third place in the Summit League with an 80-63 win over Omaha Saturday in Western Hall. Western improved their overall record to 18-6 and 8-3 in conference play. Taylor... Read more »

Munger is right for Illinois

Brady Smith

February 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s announcement came on Friday of his appointment of former Illinois Comptroller, Leslie Munger, to the position of Deputy Governor The current Deputy Governor, Trey Childress, will have his workload eased by the ... Read more »

Caterpillar global headquarters to move from Peoria to Chicago

Erika Ward

February 6, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase

Last Tuesday, Caterpillar announced that the company’s global headquarters, which have been located in Peoria for more than 90 years, will be moving to Chicago. “Caterpillar’s Board of Directors has been discussing the benefit... Read more »

Gorsuch is the right choice

Benjamin Paul Meyers

February 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

This past Tuesday, President Donald Trump nominated Neil McGill Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court to fill the vacant seat of the late Antonin Scalia. However, before Judge Gorsuch can take his ... Read more »

New symposium for pre-med students planned

Tabi Jozwick

February 3, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase

Western Illinois University’s Centennial Honors College will be hosting the first -ever Jill M. Brody, MD/McDonough Eye Associates Pre-Medicine Symposium on March 8. “The Honors College, for 16 years, has had a Pre-Law Sym... Read more »

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