Western Courier

Western commencement schedule released

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

November 30, 2018

Filed under News

Western Illinois University’s Fall 2018 Commencement ceremonies will be open to the public on a first come-first serve basis. Western Hall will host next month’s ceremonies, which will recognize college scholars, honors schola...

Leatherneck runs for Peoria City Council Member

Marc Ramirez, News editor

November 30, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Western Illinois University junior Aaron Chess decided on Nov. 14 that he wanted to create change in the city of Peoria, Ill. and run for City Councilman-at-Large. “My community is faced with a $6 million deficit, failing e...

Mayor Mike Inman visits SGA to hold an open forum

Marc Ramirez, News editor

November 28, 2018

Filed under News

Mayor Mike Inman joined the members of the Student Government Association Tuesday evening to field an open discussion and show community support for Western Illinois University. Inman opened up the floor by discussing Macomb’s annual ...

Macomb audit comes back clean

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

November 28, 2018

Filed under News

  A representative from a Joliet, Ill. accounting firm gave a financial overview of Macomb on Monday night. Dave Meyes, manager of Wermer, Rogers, Doran and Ruzon, LLC., explained that his firm studied the town’s ...

Students get stuck in Sunday’s snow storm

Marc Ramirez, News editor

November 28, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Western Illinois University residence halls were scheduled to reopen after Thanksgiving break on Sunday at 10 a.m. However, Western sent out a “Note to Returning Students: Winter Weather”, warning students to drive safe as...

Western will recognize alumni for achievements

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

November 27, 2018

Filed under News

Western Illinois University will recognize five former students during December’ Commencement Ceremonies. The Western Illinois University Alumni Achievement Award is designed to recognize those who have offered significant co...

Macomb community gathers in support for the Rally for Love

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

November 27, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Western Illinois University and its LGBTQIA+ community held its first Rally for Love on Nov. 17. In response to a planned protest from the Kansas based Westboro Baptist Church, Macomb community members and Western Illinois fa...

Police find two dead bodies

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

November 16, 2018

Filed under News

The Macomb Police Department is searching for answers in a death investigation. Macomb Police Officers checked in on a North Edwards St. home Thursday at 9:13 a.m. A postal worker on that route saw cause for concern after noticin...

WIU Rally for Love events announced

Devon Greene, Editor-in-chief

November 16, 2018

Filed under News

In response to an announced protest by a well known hate group, the Westboro Baptist Church, students and faculty of Western Illinois have planned a counter-protest scheduled this Saturday. The Westboro Baptist Church is base...

Macomb Police seek new safety technology at City Council meeting

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

November 14, 2018

Filed under News

  Macomb Police Chief, Curt Barker, may have trouble convincing the city council that a license plate reader system would be beneficial. Barker hopes to crack down on drunk driving in Macomb with a more efficient DUI-...

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