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Admissions holds first Discover Western of Spring semester

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois University Admissions held the first of three Discover Western events scheduled for the spring semester on Monday and it was an absolute success. So much so that WIU Interim President Martin Abraha...

Donald Trump commutes sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 19, 2020

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich had the remainder of his 14-year prison term commuted by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Blagojevich has been in federal prison since March 15, 2012 after being convicted of 17 out...

Counterfeit bill scam spreads to Macomb businesses

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 17, 2020

The Macomb Police Department is warning businesses around Macomb to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills. The Police Department posted an alert on Facebook to bring awareness to the issue at hand. “Macomb has been exper...

Black student organizations celebrate Black History Month

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 17, 2020

Black student organizations are celebrating people, places and events during Black History Month and students and community members have a chance to remember one of the most important institutions in the fight against slavery. The...

Getting to know 93rd District State Representative Candidate Scott Stoll

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 17, 2020

RUSHVILLE, Ill. (NEWS3) — In less than 30 days, some Illinois residents will head to the polls to vote in the primary election. Two men are battling in the 93rd district to see who will receive the ballot spot against Repub...

MMA Club invited to Florida Showcase

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 14, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – The Western Illinois University Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Club will have the opportunity to participate in the National University and College Association of Mixed Martial Arts (NUCA MMA) Showcase 2020. This is...

Western Illinois announces new Cannabis Production minor

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 14, 2020

Students at Western Illinois University will soon have the opportunity to minor in one of the fastest growing economic markets in America. Starting next fall, Western Illinois will offer a Cannabis Production minor through the Sc...

Western Illinois to receive $8.9 million for Center for the Performance Arts

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 14, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) awarded $8.9 million to Western Illinois University to restart the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) project on the Macomb ca...

Former WIU president named president at Central State University

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 10, 2020

(NEWS3) — Former Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas was named president at Central State University on Friday. Central State is a public, historically black university located in Wilberforce, Ohio, about 20 ...

Police arrest four for involvement in West Adams “brawl”

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 10, 2020

The Macomb Police Department arrested four men for their involvement in the massive brawl that took place on West Adams Street on Sunday, Feb. 2. The fight went viral on social media after a YouTube video posted by Derek MccLeary ...

Macomb Community gathers for first “First Wednesday”

Sebastian Gamboa, Courier Staff

February 7, 2020

The Western Illinois Department of Art and Design held their first “First Wednesday” community art event of the semester on Wednesday. The multifaceted and interactive event was from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and was spread out ac...

Western Illinois University to host dozens of Black History Month events

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 7, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Western Illinois University will celebrate Black History Month with dozens of events planned throughout the month. WIU University Relations said WIU students have come up with a campus theme of “Th...

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