Western Courier

Norine Hammond retains Representative seat

Chance Darby, Proofreader

November 7, 2018

Filed under News

Once again Norine Hammond managed to keep her position as the District Representative of District 93. “I was one of six individuals to be interviewed to replace Representative Richard Myers and was ultimately chosen and felt ...

Pritzker wins Governor election

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

November 7, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Voters have chosen J.B. Pritzker to be the 43rd Governor of Illinois. The 53-year-old venture capitalist collected 45 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary in the spring, defeating challengers Chris Kennedy and Daniel Biss. ...

Multicultural Center celebrates Dia de Los Muertos

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

November 5, 2018

Filed under News

Casa Latina along with the fraternities and sororities of Lambda Theta Phi, Lambda Theta Alpha, Gamma Phi Omega and Alpha Psi Lambda at Western Illinois University celebrated Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) from 6 p.m. t...

Western graduate opens up 365 Nutrition Macomb seven months after graduation

Marc Ramirez, News editor

November 5, 2018

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Macomb gets ready to welcome a new business into the community; however, this one is a little different than many others. Named 365 Nutrition, the busines is here to help develop a person develop their best self-possible. 365 Nutrition is a l...

Introducing: The 93rd District Norine Hammond

Chance Darby, Proofreader

November 5, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Since December of 2010, Representative Norine Hammond has held on tight to District 93 and plans to continue to be our District Representative. Hammond was born in Berwyn, Ill. and grew up in the western suburbs. She attended W...

Western celebrates International Education Week

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

November 2, 2018

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Western Illinois University will be holding cultural and informative events to celebrate International Education Week. An Indoor World Cup Soccer Tournament today and Saturday will kick off the week of events. Participants ha...

Western unveils new ‘MyWestern’ app

Marc Ramirez, News editor

November 2, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

  Western Illinois University Center of Innovation in Teaching and Research graduate assistants Harish Jujjavarapu and Balakrishna Uppathi launched a new app called “MyWestern.” Under the direction of CITR Director Roger Runquist, ...

City Council discusses school route project

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

October 31, 2018

Filed under News

Before the committee, the city council held an open discussion about the “Safe Routes to School” project. Public Works Director, Scott Coker, recapped that the project is designed to provide kids with a safe route on the w...

SGA awards Student of the Month awards

Marc Ramirez, News editor

October 31, 2018

Filed under News

Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting began with the announcing of the SGA Scholarship Fall 2018 recipients. Each year, the Student Government Association of Western Illinois University sponsors scholarships for deserving...

Introducing the 93rd District Candidate John Curtis

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

October 31, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

In a rematch from 2016, John Curtis is looking to take District 93 from Norine Hammond. Curtis has always been invested in the area. While serving in the United States Peace Core, he met his wife Karen, who manages the Peace Co...

Department of Economics hosts panel discussion

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

October 29, 2018

Filed under News

On Friday, the Department of Economics and Decision Sciences at Western Illinois University hosted an event to help prepare students for the jobs of the future. The event was open to the public and took place on Analytics and...

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