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Leathernecks baseball team holds annual Lead Off Dinner

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – On Jan. 25 the Western Illinois University baseball team will host the eighth annual Lead Off Dinner at The Forum. The building can be found at 124 N. Lafayette St. in Macomb. This will be first-year head coach A...

Burlington man arrested in connection with string of burglaries

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

January 17, 2020

The McDonough County Sheriff's Department arrested a man who allegedly burglarized multiple locations in McDonough and Warren Counties. According to the McDonough County Sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a burglary in prog...

24th annual Macomb MLK march and service set for Monday

Devon Greene, News reporter

January 17, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Local leaders will gather Monday as the Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ hosts its 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations in Macomb. The day kicks off with a march at 9:30 a.m. from ...

WIU Food Pantry set to reopen for spring semester

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

January 15, 2020

The Western Illinois University food pantry has released its hours for the 2020 Spring semester. The pantry will be open from noon - 5 p.m. on Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Food pantry operators Casey Hendrick...

Interim President Martin Abraham addresses the future of WIU

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Western Illinois University Interim President Martin Abraham met in the University Union Grand Ballroom to address the current state as well as the future of the university on Monday afternoon. The event was live streamed on Face...

Western takes leaps with new scholarships for incoming freshmen

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

December 6, 2019

This year, Western Illinois University has introduced many new scholarships for incoming freshmen for the 2020-21 school year. As many know, scholarships are often a deciding factor in where students choose to go to college. M...

Beers and Benches by the Brewery

Marc Ramirez, News editor

December 4, 2019

Forgottonia Brewery will be hosting a fundraiser today from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. called “Beers and Benches” to create welcoming public benches. John Bannon, Community Development Coordinator, is looking for members to help ...

Squeezing lemons to save lifes

Marc Ramirez, News editor

December 4, 2019

Love Your Melon will be pairing with Alex’s Lemonade Stand in efforts to raise money for the Foundation for Childhood Cancer from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Macomb Courthouse. “Love Your Melon is an apparel brand ...

Leathernecks prepare to give back

Marc Ramirez, News editor

December 2, 2019

Western Illinois University will be kicking off their return from Thanksgiving Break by giving back to the community and inspiring Leathernecks everywhere to give back. Western will be participating in #GivingTuesday this Tuesday....

The National Residence Hall Honorary Searches For The Top 1%

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

December 2, 2019

The National Residence Hall Honorary, NRHH, is an honorary that accepts the top one percent of student leaders on campus. The organization focuses on values of recognition and service and also encourages growth for their members...

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