Western Courier

Basketball tries for three straight wins

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

December 5, 2018

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MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois University Men’s basketball team (4-4) will be traveling to Florida to take on the Stetson Hatters (1-8). These two teams have started the season in two completely different ways. The...

NCAA basketball top five picks

Titus Perez, Sports Writer

December 5, 2018

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It’s the busiest time of year in sports; every sport is seemingly in season. The NFL is gearing up for the playoffs, as well as college football. Baseball ended not too long ago and basketball, both collegiate and professio...

OPS and MPD gives tips for a safe and happy holiday break

Marc Ramirez, News editor

December 5, 2018

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Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety and the Macomb Police Department wanted to remind students of a couple holiday break safety tips to ensure a successful and happy holiday season. First and foremost, they would like t...

Reed appoints two new Student Government Association members

Marc Ramirez, News editor

December 5, 2018

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The Student Government Association ended their last meeting of the Fall 2018 semester with two SGA Presidential Bills of Appointment for the 2018-2019 academic year. President Grant Reed authored both bills appointing a new Director o...

City Council discusses possible solar panel garden

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

December 5, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

    A solar garden may soon occupy a 28-acre lot on the Northside of University Drive. City Administrator, Dean Torreson, says the garden would only include solar panels, which would be eight feet above the ...

Professors organize Discussion on election results

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

December 3, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Last Thursday, the Department of Political Science held a three-panel discussion event at Western Illinois University. The panel consisted of three political science professors at Western: Dr. Keith Boeckelman, Dr. Jonathon ...

Western commencement schedule released

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

November 30, 2018

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Western Illinois University’s Fall 2018 Commencement ceremonies will be open to the public on a first come-first serve basis. Western Hall will host next month’s ceremonies, which will recognize college scholars, honors schola...

Leatherneck runs for Peoria City Council Member

Marc Ramirez, News editor

November 30, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Western Illinois University junior Aaron Chess decided on Nov. 14 that he wanted to create change in the city of Peoria, Ill. and run for City Councilman-at-Large. “My community is faced with a $6 million deficit, failing e...

Mayor Mike Inman visits SGA to hold an open forum

Marc Ramirez, News editor

November 28, 2018

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Mayor Mike Inman joined the members of the Student Government Association Tuesday evening to field an open discussion and show community support for Western Illinois University. Inman opened up the floor by discussing Macomb’s annual ...

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