Western Courier

Cindy Ridle will retire after 33 years at WIU

Karla Foster, Courier Staff

April 8, 2019

Filed under News

Life at Western Illinois University can be one of the most amazing things that you can experience in your lifetime, according to Cindy Ridle. There is plenty to do such as: going to class (obviously), going to the student Union...

University Art Gallery hands out awards

Karla Foster, Courier Staff

April 5, 2019

Filed under News

The beauty that is art is just only one of the many things that Western Illinois University has to offer. Some students, whether they are incoming freshmen, a sophomore or junior who changed their major or even an outgoing seni...

Official McDonough County Election Results

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 5, 2019

Filed under News

At Tuesday's time of publication, the Western Courier was not able to indicate all of the official election results. One of the races that was too close to call as of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday was one of Macomb's two Alderman At-Lar...

Student Government Association holds annual SGA Debate

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

April 5, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

    The Student Government Association held their annual SGA Debate Tuesday night in the University Union Capital Room. Students had the opportunity to meet, ask and learn about the candidates platforms durin...

Dance Marathon surpasses goal of 150K

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

April 3, 2019

Filed under News

  Western Illinois University hosted their sixth annual Dance Marathon to benefit children in the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in St. Louis. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are a non-profit organizat...

Macomb City Council will sell West Jackson Street property

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 3, 2019

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On Election Night Eve, the Macomb City Council approved an ordinance that will allow members of the public to submit proposals to buy property on West Jackson Street. According to City Administrator Dean Torreson, a local judge ru...

McDonough County Election Results

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 3, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

Mayor Mike Inman will serve a third term as the Mayor of Macomb. As of 8 p.m., Inman collected 874 votes, which was a total of 95.31 percent of the total vote. There were 43 write-in votes for a total of 4.69 percent. Kristen-Diane...

Annette Carper hopes to continue in the third ward

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 1, 2019

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Long-time Macomb resident Annette Carper will be on the ballot for Alderman in the third ward. Carper has served on the city council since August 2018. After graduating from Macomb High School and Western Illinois University...

Alderman At-Large Don Wynn looks to retain seat on city council

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 1, 2019

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Alderman At-Large Don Wynn is seeking his third term as a member of the Macomb City Council. The Columbia, Miss. native moved to Macomb after graduating high school and has been a resident of the town for the last 50 years. He ...

Inman seeks third term as Macomb Mayor

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 1, 2019

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Mike Inman feels prepared to serve another term as the mayor of Macomb. The Macomb High School and Western Illinois University graduate found work with the Illinois State Police in 1986 and remained with the department for 25 year...

Guest Speaker addresses SGA concerns about University direction

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

March 29, 2019

Filed under News

  Ron Williams, Vice President of Student Services and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs opened up the Student Government Association meeting Tuesday evening to answer questions about the situation we are fac...

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