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LEJA to get new crime lab

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

September 19, 2018

Filed under News

The School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) at Western Illinois University will soon have a new and cutting edge crime lab. The crime lab is possible thanks to a generous donation from Jody and Toby McCamey. The...

City Council discusses plans for expansion at Spring Lake Park

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

September 19, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Plans for expansions at Macomb’s Spring Lake Park are now in the works as discussed during Monday's City Council meeting. Ryan Hansen, the park’s manager, plans to spend a total of $46,000 to improve the camping facilit...

Homecoming parade to include Honorary Grand Marshals

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2018

Filed under News

Six decades after riding in his first parade, a Western Illinois University grad will serve as the grand marshal in this year’s Homecoming Parade. George Baughman, 80, has witnessed every Western Homecoming parade since 1958 as...

Chalk one up for Peace Day

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2018

Filed under News

Friday, Sept. 21 is known as “Peace Day” all around the world, and Western Illinois University is encouraging students and faculty to celebrate. First developed by the United Nations back in 1981, Peace Day is designed to ...

Fallen Soldiers 5K registration is now open

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 14, 2018

Filed under News

The 2018, 7th annual Fallen Soldiers 5K is set for Oct. 27. Registration for the event is now open. Last years event consisted of 450 runners and walkers, who collectively raised more than $14,475 by participating in the 5K. All...

Western Presents: Homecoming 2018

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 14, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Western Illinois University students have hit the “game on” button for this year’s annual Homecoming celebration. Set for Friday-Saturday Sept. 28-29, this year's theme is “Game On: Leathernecks Win It All.” Friday Sept. 21, Hom...

Paint the Paws with Western

Steven Barnum, Assistant Sports Editor

September 12, 2018

Filed under News

Western Illinois University is set to give students a fun and eventful Homecoming week. On Friday, Sept. 21, Paint the Paws will give students, alumni, staff and friends the opportunity to paint paws on the streets around the Ma...

Amtrak announces Thanksgiving Break Sale

Emily Boyer, Courier Staff

September 12, 2018

Filed under News

Amtrak is in the middle of a major sale that the passenger rail service is calling “too good to ignore.” Currently, Amtrak is selling train tickets for up to 30 percent off for college students. The sale price is automatically app...

SGA discusses Western’s future plans

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 12, 2018

Filed under News

  Wednesday’s Student Government Association meeting began with guest speaker, Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas. Thomas began the presentation by handing out what would be the Presidential Initiatives...

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