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McDonough County releases COVID-19 test numbers

Devon Greene, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2020

The McDonough County District Hospital released their COVID-19 test results on Facebook this afternoon. According to the post, there have been no positive tests in McDonough County so far with 37 negative results and 8 pendin...

Illinois is extending the Shelter-in-Place order until April 30

Devon Greene, Editor-in-chief

April 1, 2020

The announcement came from Gov. J.B. Pritzker Tuesday afternoon, just two days after President Donald Trump extended federal guidelines for an additional 30 days on Sunday.  This extension will keep schools closed and non-essential busine...

Police arrest Monmouth man after store burglary

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

March 6, 2020

MONMOUTH, Ill. (NEWS3) — A Monmouth man was arrested after breaking into a local store early Wednesday morning. Warren County Sheriff Martin Edwards said deputies and Monmouth Police responded to a call for a burglar alarm a...

McDonough Co. teen dies in car crash

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

March 6, 2020

MCDONOUGH CO., Ill. (NEWS3) — A teen was killed in a single vehicle car crash Monday night in McDonough County. Illinois State Police said the crash happened near the intersection of County Road 1800 E. and County Road 1050 N....

SGA votes to increase student fees

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

March 6, 2020

The Western Illinois University Student Government Association approved an increase in student fees at Tuesday’s meeting. The vote on the fee increase was set to take place two weeks ago but it was postponed due to incleme...

Three dead after plane crash in central Illinois

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

March 4, 2020

LINCOLN, Ill. — Traffic was halted after a small plane crashed on Interstate 55, near Lincoln, Ill. on Tuesday leaving three dead. Illinois State Police say that the plane crashed at approximately 8:49 a.m. and became fully engu...

Cricket opens new Macomb location

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

March 2, 2020

Cricket has a new location in Macomb and they held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. The phone carrier opened their new location at 1710 E. Jackson St. in front of Walmart. Cricket is one of a few options when it comes to ...

Macomb gathers for Polar Plunge

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

March 2, 2020

Freezing water didn't stop the Macomb community from taking a dip on Saturday. The 5th annual Polar Plunge took place outside of Western Hall this weekend where 58 people took the plunge into a pool outside the building. This...

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