Western Courier

Cricket opens new Macomb location

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

March 2, 2020

Cricket has a new location in Macomb and they held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. The phone carrier opened their new location at 1710 E. Jackson St. in front of Walmart. Cricket is one of a few options when it comes to ...

Macomb gathers for Polar Plunge

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

March 2, 2020

Freezing water didn't stop the Macomb community from taking a dip on Saturday. The 5th annual Polar Plunge took place outside of Western Hall this weekend where 58 people took the plunge into a pool outside the building. This...

Mac N Cheese Fest takes Macomb by storm

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 28, 2020

Six teams stepped up to the plate, but only one could step out of the American Legion as champion, the Mac N Cheese champion of Macomb, Ill. that is. The community gathered at the American Legion on Thursday night for the first...

Center for Performing Arts marks new era for Western Illinois University

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 28, 2020

Just under one year ago, spirits on the Western Illinois University campus were at their lowest after the announcement of 132 faculty and staff layoffs, the largest in university history. Contracts were reduced, enrollment wa...

Emiliano Vera and Scott Stoll hit the debate stage

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 28, 2020

The two Democratic Candidates for 93rd District State Representative met for a debate on Wednesday on Western Illinois University’s campus. Candidates Emiliano Vera and Scott Stoll both spoke about what they think they can ...

Women’s History Month to kick off early

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 26, 2020

As Black History Month comes to a close, Women’s History Month will follow with a packed month of events for students to attend all over campus. The first of the events kicks off on Thursday as a joint Black History Month ...

No quorum held for Macomb City Council

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – The regularly scheduled City Council meeting was pretty short this week. That’s because not enough Aldermen showed up to even have a quorum. Macomb Mayor Mike Inman, and Alderman Mike Wayland, Thomas Koch a...

Winter weather causes accidents, cancellations around Macomb

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 26, 2020

After a weekend where temperatures hit the low 50s, snow came back with a vengeance on Sunday night and Monday morning. Illinois State Police responded to two separate accidents on US 136 on Monday morning and shared photos on Fa...

McDonough Co. NAACP president working to address racial issues

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 26, 2020

MCDONOUGH CO., Ill. (NEWS3) — As local leaders work to improve race relations in the area, the local NAACP branch is making efforts to be a main part of moving the community forward. The president of the McDonough County NAACP b...

Western Illinois to host Employee Wellness Health Fair

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 24, 2020

Western Illinois University is hosting their Employee Wellness Health Fair on Thursday. The fair will include multiple events that highlight cardiovascular health. The day will begin at 2 p.m. in the University Union where e...

Getting to know 93rd District State Representative Candidate Emiliano Vera

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 24, 2020

BUSHNELL, Ill. (NEWS3) — Illinoisans are about a month away from the 2020 primary elections and locally, 93rd District’s State Representative Democratic candidates will battle to see who receives a spot on the ballot to fac...

Police arrest Macomb man for soliciting a minor

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 19, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — A 63-year-old Macomb man was arrested following an investigation into his attempt to solicit and meet with a minor. Chief Curt Barker said David Lafary, of 315 N. Ward St. in Macomb, was arrested Thu...

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