Western Courier

No officers charged in Breonna Taylor’s death

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

September 25, 2020

More than six months after her death, an indictment came in the case of the murder of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor. The case began on March 13th, when the house Taylor shared with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was raided by police. The office...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Emma Garcia, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2020

At the age of 87, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington D.C. on Sept. 18, 2020. Her death received immediate public attention as memor...

Board of Trustees September meeting

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

September 25, 2020

On Wednesday, the September Western Illinois University Board of Trustees meeting took place at 8:30 a.m. The Board met in person, while other guests and speakers partook in the meeting via Zoom. The meeting was also live str...

COVID-19 cases compared

COVID-19 cases compared

September 23, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker promotes 2020 census in Macomb

Emma Garcia, Assistant News Editor

September 23, 2020

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker made a stop in Macomb this past Friday to give a brief speech urging residents of the county to fill out their 2020 census forms, and to encourage all friends and family to do the same. There is onl...

Shooting at Thompson Hall

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

September 21, 2020

On Tuesday at around 10:30 p.m., life for Western Illinois University students changed in the blink of an eye. As Thompson students evacuated the building for what seemed like an accidental fire alarm, it soon became clear that th...

Courier Staff returns to the newsroom after quarantine

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

September 21, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Courier opened our newsroom doors and produced the first few issues of the year before disaster suddenly struck.  t the end of what seemed like a normal publication day, mult...

Black Student Association Hosts Peaceful Protest Rally

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

September 9, 2020

  The Black Student Association at Western Illinois University is fighting back after racist and derogatory remarks were made on the Facebook post of a student.   After a news story broke from WGEM.COM late last week entitled, “West...

Baramidze Named Chair of WIU Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

September 4, 2020

  MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois University Professor Victoria Baramidze has been named chair of the WIU Department of Mathematics and Philosophy, according to College of Arts and Sciences Dean Sue Martinelli-Fernandez. ...

COVID-19 protocols updated to account for travel

Emma Garcia, Courier Staff

September 4, 2020

Since the start of the semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic, various protocols and procedures have been put in place for students at Western Illinois University to follow. These regulations have increased from the start of the...

Macomb Balloon Rally

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

September 4, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – In an effort to respect the restrictions of COVID-19 and unite the community through a popular, annual event, the Macomb Balloon Rally planning committee announces it will host a "drive-through" version of th...

Colleges battle COVID-19

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

September 4, 2020

As college campuses settle into a semester like one they have never seen before, COVID-19 has begun to settle in as well.    While Western Illinois University has recently encountered a rise in cases, it is not the onl...

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