Western Courier

Campus Crime Reports

March 18, 2019

Filed under News, OPS Beat

On March 1 at 6:16 p.m. Jacobi Dixon, 18, of 411 Henninger Hall, was arrested in Henninger on a McDonough County warrant for failure to appear. He was transported to the McDonough County Jail at 6:20 p.m. where he was lod...

Seeking success as a business major

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

March 8, 2019

Filed under News

Western Illinois University recently held a meeting targeted at Accounting and Finance students. This meeting saw the likes of Jay and Chris Heubner who work as President and GM of Ace International Holdings, and HR manager at...

Delta Zeta puts up hoops to benefit hearing

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 8, 2019

Filed under News

Students at Western Illinois University competed in a basketball tournament to support the Starkey Hearing Foundation. William F. Austin founded the non-profit organization in 1984 in order to provide easier access to hearing aids...

Western community voice concerns with staff layoffs

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 8, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

A crowd of members of the Macomb community gathered outside Sherman Hall to voice their concerns about the recent layoffs at Western Illinois University. Organizers planned the protest in the week leading up to Friday’s layoff...

Candidates address voter concerns in Macomb

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 6, 2019

Filed under News

Candidates for mayor, city council and school board spoke about their hopes of being elected during a forum with the McDonough County chapter of the League of Women Voters. Current members of the city council who are seeking re...

City Council will sell Jackson Street property

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 6, 2019

Filed under News

    The Macomb City Council finalized a deal to sell a dilapidated building on the square. City Administrator Dean Torreson previously talked about the poor condition of the structure, which is located at 1...

Western hosts 46th annual Bazaar event

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

March 4, 2019

Filed under News

Saturday marked the 46th International Bazaar and it did not disappoint. Western held the event in the University Union Grand Ballroom from 5-10 p.m., which gave people plenty of time to come in and join the dancing, music, food a...

Western Illinois University announces 132 faculty layoffs “Today is a catastrophe.”

Devon Greene and Steven Barnum

March 4, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

Western announced 132 faculty and staff layoffs on Friday, the largest amount of layoffs in it’s 119 year history. “Today is a catastrophe. It’s a catastrophe for all these people who lost their jobs,” Union leader Bil...

Horn Field seeks volunteers

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 1, 2019

Filed under News

Horn Field Campus is offering Western Illinois University students and members of the Macomb community volunteering opportunities. The outdoor recreational facility occupies 90 acres of property which includes 11 acres of nati...

Contestants battle for a $1,000 business starting bid

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

March 1, 2019

Filed under News

The Western Small Business Development Center or SBDC is holding a pitch competition April 8, which will mark the beginning of the end of this three-part competition. This competition has brought out the best in the students ...

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