Western Courier

Western Illinois University confirms first COVID-19 case

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

April 30, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois University Interim President Martin Abraham sent out a ‘Notice to Campus Community’ email Thursday afternoon confirming that a student residing off campus has tested positive for COVID-19....

McDonough County confirms three COVID-19 cases

Bradley Piros, News Editor

April 14, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – After confirming the first two cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the McDonough County Health Department has since reported one more case that sprung up over the weekend. It was announced Monday night that a woman...

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...

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