Western Courier

Women’s History Month to kick off early

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 26, 2020

As Black History Month comes to a close, Women’s History Month will follow with a packed month of events for students to attend all over campus. The first of the events kicks off on Thursday as a joint Black History Month ...

No quorum held for Macomb City Council

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – The regularly scheduled City Council meeting was pretty short this week. That’s because not enough Aldermen showed up to even have a quorum. Macomb Mayor Mike Inman, and Alderman Mike Wayland, Thomas Koch a...

Winter weather causes accidents, cancellations around Macomb

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 26, 2020

After a weekend where temperatures hit the low 50s, snow came back with a vengeance on Sunday night and Monday morning. Illinois State Police responded to two separate accidents on US 136 on Monday morning and shared photos on Fa...

McDonough Co. NAACP president working to address racial issues

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 26, 2020

MCDONOUGH CO., Ill. (NEWS3) — As local leaders work to improve race relations in the area, the local NAACP branch is making efforts to be a main part of moving the community forward. The president of the McDonough County NAACP b...

Western Illinois to host Employee Wellness Health Fair

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 24, 2020

Western Illinois University is hosting their Employee Wellness Health Fair on Thursday. The fair will include multiple events that highlight cardiovascular health. The day will begin at 2 p.m. in the University Union where e...

Getting to know 93rd District State Representative Candidate Emiliano Vera

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 24, 2020

BUSHNELL, Ill. (NEWS3) — Illinoisans are about a month away from the 2020 primary elections and locally, 93rd District’s State Representative Democratic candidates will battle to see who receives a spot on the ballot to fac...

Police arrest Macomb man for soliciting a minor

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 19, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — A 63-year-old Macomb man was arrested following an investigation into his attempt to solicit and meet with a minor. Chief Curt Barker said David Lafary, of 315 N. Ward St. in Macomb, was arrested Thu...

Admissions holds first Discover Western of Spring semester

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois University Admissions held the first of three Discover Western events scheduled for the spring semester on Monday and it was an absolute success. So much so that WIU Interim President Martin Abraha...

Donald Trump commutes sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 19, 2020

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich had the remainder of his 14-year prison term commuted by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Blagojevich has been in federal prison since March 15, 2012 after being convicted of 17 out...

Counterfeit bill scam spreads to Macomb businesses

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 17, 2020

The Macomb Police Department is warning businesses around Macomb to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills. The Police Department posted an alert on Facebook to bring awareness to the issue at hand. “Macomb has been exper...

Black student organizations celebrate Black History Month

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 17, 2020

Black student organizations are celebrating people, places and events during Black History Month and students and community members have a chance to remember one of the most important institutions in the fight against slavery. The...

Getting to know 93rd District State Representative Candidate Scott Stoll

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 17, 2020

RUSHVILLE, Ill. (NEWS3) — In less than 30 days, some Illinois residents will head to the polls to vote in the primary election. Two men are battling in the 93rd district to see who will receive the ballot spot against Repub...

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