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WIU Captain’s Closet in need of women’s dress clothes

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 5, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Western Illinois University is seeking donations of women’s professional clothing for its Captain’s Closet. The WIU Student Development and Success Center said the resource averages 25-30 student...

Police arrest three for alleged sexual assault

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 5, 2020

Macomb Police arrested three men after an alleged sexual assault that occured on Saturday morning. According to Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker, Jameel Hughes of South Holland, Eric Robinson of Galesburg and Matthew Massey of...

Police investigate skirmish on West Adams

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 5, 2020

Macomb Police are investigating a brawl that resulted in a crowd of people nearly getting run over by a vehicle early Sunday Morning on West Adams Street. According to local Lyft driver, Steven Barnum, the incident occurred a...

Former Leatherneck wins Super Bowl

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 5, 2020

The Western Illinois University football program has added another alumni to the list of Super Bowl champions. Former Leatherneck, Khalen Saunders has become the eighth Leatherneck to win a Super Bowl. Saunders joins a prestigi...

Athletics announces MLK Award

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 3, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – Back on Jan. 16, the Western Illinois University Athletics Department unveiled the new MLK Award. The award was introduced at the men’s basketball game against Oral Roberts a little more than two weeks ago. T...

Racial Justice Coalition continues to push for improvement

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 3, 2020

The Racial Justice Coalition believes there are big changes that need to be made with the Macomb Police Department and Macomb School District. The meeting was held in City Hall on Thursday and opened with a statement from ch...

Western Illinois University announces improvements in retention, graduate enrollment

January 31, 2020

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University's fall-to-spring retention for new, full-time freshmen has increased to 89.7 percent, compared to 86.3 percent for Fall 2018-to-Spring 2019, according to 10th-day data released...

Colchester receives donation for Trooper Ellis park

Devon Greene, NEWS3 Reporter

January 31, 2020

COLCHESTER, Ill. (NEWS3) — The City of Colchester received a donation for the Trooper Gerald “Jerry” Ellis Memorial Park, from generous donors in the community. Colchester residents Jon and Teri Lundgren presented a $2,70...

Illinois confirms second case of Coronavirus

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

January 31, 2020

Illinois has confirmed its second case of the Coronavirus, a virus that has killed more than 170 in China. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH, Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Cook County Department of P...

JB Pritzker holds State of the State address “The State of our State is growing stronger each day”

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

January 31, 2020

Gov. JB Pritzker held the annual State of the State address on Wednesday to discuss the health of Illinois. Pritzker began the address by thanking various officials and members of Illinois government, including his wife, MK. “Wit...

Officials identify body found in Schuyler Co. from 2016

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

January 29, 2020

(NEWS3) — Authorities identified a body that was found in the Illinois River more than three years ago in Schuyler County. Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said his deputies recovered a skull back in June 2017 that was wash...

Colchester discusses marijuana ordinance

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

January 29, 2020

Now that recreational marijuana has been legalized in the state of Illinois, cities everywhere are trying to figure out how to deal with the new law. The city of Colchester discussed possible ways to set up an ordinance to put limits...

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