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

Western Courier

Banner Ad

New students welcomed

Isaiah Herard, Assistant news editor

Western Illinois University faculty, staff and students officially welcomed new undergraduate students and their families to Western on Friday, Aug. 18 at the new student convocation.  The ceremony began with a formal procession of faculty and administrators dressed in academic attire to promote Wes...

August 20, 2017No Comments

Thomas: Western’s status is ‘okay’

Thomas: Western’s status is ‘okay’

Nicholas Ebelhack, Editor-in-chief

Western Illinois University’s faculty, staff and administrators gathered in Western Hall Thursday morni...

August 20, 2017No Comments

Solar Eclipse to fall over Macomb

Nicholas Ebelhack, Editor-in-chief

While students are walking in between their first classes of the semester today, they may be able to see a spectacle that only comes around a few times in a lifetime.  A solar eclipse will reach its peak at 1:15 p.m. in Macomb, during which the moon will cover 95 percent of the sun as the moon, Eart...

August 20, 2017No Comments

Approved spending plan appropriates $87.4 million to Western

Approved spending plan appropriates $87.4 million to Western

Nicholas Ebelhack, Editor-in-Chief

After 736 days, the state of Illinois has ended its long-standing budget impasse, leaving Western Illinois...

July 6, 2017No Comments

Aspen Court filing for bankruptcy

Aspen Court filing for bankruptcy

Nicholas Ebelhack, Editor-in-Chief

Aspen Court tenants received notices this week that the company is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in...

June 8, 2017No Comments

Western responds to sustained budget impasse

Western responds to sustained budget impasse

Nicholas Ebelhack, Editor-in-Chief

As Illinois enters its third consecutive year without a state budget and appropriated funds for higher...

June 1, 2017No Comments

View All »

White Sox sign former Leatherneck catcher

White Sox sign former Leatherneck catcher

Conor Fredland, Courier staff

Macomb, Ill. – On June 17, former Western Illinois catcher Adam McGinnis achieved his ultimate goal and signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox, in hopes of making it to the biggest stage in all of bas...

August 20, 2017No Comments

  • Leathernecks soccer fall in a late push by UIC August 20, 2017
  • Mayweather-McGregor superfight looming August 20, 2017
  • Leathernecks round out STATS FCS poll August 7, 2017
  • Leatherneck basketball alumni go pro abroad August 2, 2017

View All »

The Big Bang Theory

Alyssa Hohman, EDGE editor

“The Big Bang Theory”, which has been running since September 2007 has been renewed for an additional two seasons beginning September 25 of this year. This renewal brings the number one comedy up to an impressive 12 ...

August 20, 2017No Comments

Samberg gets big laughs from short sport mockumentary

August 20, 2017

It would be an understatement to say that we are living in the golden age of the mockumentary right now. With “Tour de Pharmacy,” Andy S...

View All »

  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On April 8 at 6:24 p.m. Morgan Mroz, 19, of 1133 Tanner Hall, was issued a notice to appear May 9 for a Macomb City ordinance violation for illegal...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On March 29 at 7:10 a.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Olson Hall. No fire was found and no injuries were reporte...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Feb. 14 at 6:46 p.m. three students in the Higgins Hall parking lot were judicially referred for unlawful consumption of cannabis and possession...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Jan. 6 at 3:37 p.m. a University employee reported the theft of his parking hangtag, valued at $110. The incident is under investigation. •...

  • 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...

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